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For his new show at Sies + Höke in Düsseldorf, Germany, Marcel Dzama created a massive wall drawing to accompany his several new mixed-media drawings, sculptures, and 2-channel video. “Be good little Beuys and Dada might buy you a Bauhaus,” opening this week, marks the 20th anniversary of collaboration between the Canadian artist and the gallery. The show runs through Oct. 26.

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With “Burn With Me” at Arch Enemy Arts, Michael Reedy offers new mixed-media works that examine themes of birth and death. Kicking off on Sept. 6, the show follows the artist’s 2016 show at the Philadelphia gallery, “Dust & Moonshine.” The title “Burn With Me” is inspired by a Banana Yoshimoto short story with the line, ”I bet I go to hell when I die … ” Reedy was last mentioned on our site here.

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Michael Reeder offers his largest collection of work yet in “The OtheRealm,” his new show at Thinkspace Projects. Reeder toys with depth and color, finding an expanse of possibilities within repeated shapes and motifs. He accomplishes this with a blend of oils, acrylics, and spraypaint, shifting between styles, and at the gallery, given site-specific flourishes. The show runs through Aug. 24.

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Layering acrylic on transparent sheets, the ghostly work of David Spriggs towers over viewers. The artist places painted subjects inside these creations, from from varying figures to more celestial bodies. A view from behind works such as “In Utero II” shows how the illusionary quality of the installations carries to different perspectives.

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Combining oils, charcoal, and paper mounted on panel, Paul Cristina crafts riveting and disconcerting figurative portraits. Though he uses drawing as his foundational practice, the process of creating these works is one of both deconstruction and reconstruction. The above work is currently featured in a group show at Booth Gallery.

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Photographer Henrik Isaksson Garnell “sculpts” his imagery with natural elements such as bones and plant matter, manmade objects, digital effects, and electronic ephemera. The result includes his new series “In Treatment,” a meditation on psychotherapy. The work moves between the cerebral and the surreal.