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Painter Maha Ahmed’s creature-filled paintings are inspired by traditional Persian and Japanese techniques and sensibilities. Rendered in gouache on paper, the works often feature the beasts fully enveloped by their natural backdrops.

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In the past, Wayne White injected his anachronistic phrases into existing, vintage lithographs.  In White’s new show at Joshua Liner Gallery, titled “I DON’T KNOW,” the artist reacted to the shortage of these types of backdrops by forging his own in this set of paintings.  The show runs through Feb. 8 at the space.

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Jessica Stoller’s porcelain sculptures both examine art-historical notions of the material and how the female body has been depicted. Her current show at PPOW Gallery in New York City, titled “Spread,” offers new pieces from the artist. The show runs through Feb. 15 at the space.

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Gary Stranger is known for typographic art that, in a manner that shocks many, is executed free-hand. The artist’s work has appeared on walls (and roads) across the globe, while he has also emerged as a force in galleries and other traditional spaces.

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The solitary figurative sculptures of Frode Bolhuis are untethered to any one specific culture or frame of mind, existing at the convergence of generations and experiences. His use of textiles brings a more visceral connections to each of the subjects, and the vibrancy within each extends past the artist’s chosen hues.

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Rachael Pease’s lush drawings, crafted in India ink on frosted mylar, create mystical settings from trees and plantlife observed in reality. The artist grew up in rural Indiana among similar backdrops. And her drawings are rooted in photographic collages created from her journeys.