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Art, Monday Gallery — January 16, 2017, 11:25 am

Sara Cwynar MG

Pictures of Pens II and Pictures of Pencils II

“Pictures of Pens II” and “Pictures of Pencils II,” photographs by Sara Cwynar, whose work was on view last month at COOPER COLE, in Toronto. Courtesy the artist and COOPER COLE, Toronto

Art, Monday Gallery — January 9, 2017, 2:01 pm

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Untitled (Grapevine), 1992

“Untitled (Grapevine), 1992,” a photograph by Susan Lipper, whose work is on view this week at Higher Pictures, in New York City. Courtesy the artist and Higher Pictures, New York City

Art — January 3, 2017, 5:00 pm

©Neville

Betty at Port Glasgow Town Hall Xmas Party

“Betty at Port Glasgow Town Hall Xmas Party,” a photograph by Mark Neville, from the monograph Mark Neville: Fancy Pictures, which was published last month by Steidl. Image © Mark Neville. Courtesy Steidl

Art, Monday Gallery — December 26, 2016, 8:00 am

©Tarver_Rows

A Ride by North Philly Rows

“A Ride by North Philly Rows,” by Ron Tarver, whose work is currently on view as part of the exhibition Black Cowboy, at the Studio Museum in Harlem. Photograph © Ron Tarver. Courtesy Studio Museum in Harlem.

Art, Monday Gallery — December 19, 2016, 3:56 pm

©Martinez

We the People

We the People, a mixed-media work with enamel paint, piezography, and red modeling compound on canvas, plexiglass and wood frame, by Eugenia Martinez, whose work is currently on view at Michael Hoppen Gallery, in London. Image © Eugenia Martinez. Courtesy Michael Hoppen Gallery

Art, Monday Gallery — December 12, 2016, 4:13 pm

©Gulenkina

Things Merging and Falling Apart

“Untitled #11, Things Merging and Falling Apart” and “Untitled #12, Things Merging and Falling Apart,” photograms by Tatiana Gulenkina, whose work is currently on view at Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, in Washington. Images © Tatiana Gulenkina

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