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Francesco Barocco’s sculptures reconsider art history through conflicting modes, pairing elegant 2-dimensional forms with malformed sculptural material that would have once held the subject’s likeness. The effect is both striking and eeries, as the ancient figures appear contemplative in some works, and in agony in others.

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Orion Martin applies a startling ability to play with textures, shifting planes, and focus to an unexpected assortment of objects and characters. His shifting between mediums adds to the guessing game of looking at a particular piece and attempting to dissect each element’s nature. He’s often been linked to the representational artists under the Chicago Imagists moniker.

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Lari Pittman’s distinct visual language is given a comprehensive treatment in his current retrospective at Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. “Lari Pittman: Declaration of Independence” represents four decades of progression for the mixed-media artist. The exhibition runs through Jan. 5, 2020, at the space.

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With his distinct thin brushstrokes in acrylics and Indian ink, Glenn Brown’s swirling portraits offer both art-historical reverence and his own distinctive sensibility. Elsewhere, in his work in oils have a particularly unsettling quality, the textured faces of his subjects melting into different hues.

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Keiichi Tanaami’s wild sculptures and mixed-media works currently inhabit Jeffrey Deitch’s New York location, as an extension of its “Tokyo Pop Underground” group show. The Hi-Fructose Vol. 38 cover artist is featured at the space until Nov. 2. We last mentioned Tanaami on our site here, in a story on his collaboration with artist Oliver Payne.

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Super Future Kid’s candy-colored paintings and sculptures fill Gallery Poulsen later this month with her new show, “Smells Like Teenage Armpit.” The artist says that all of the dimension-hopping paintings, crafted in acrylics and spraypaint, “started out as ideas I had just before falling asleep in my bed.” The show kicks off on Oct. 26 and runs through Nov. 16.