January 29, 2013 A layered Martin Parr-ish tornado of ladies and cameras by Mónika Sziládi in the all Yale group show at Garis & Hahn. January 28, 2013 Clustered rectangular build ups/cut outs raise/excavate the picture plane. Ishmael Randall Weeks at Eleven Rivington. January 25, 2013 Jessica Labatte’s cut paper photo abstractions are like angular flattened origami. In the back gallery at Horton Gallery. January 23, 2013 Picked up back issues of Toilet Paper mag at Printed Matter last week. Surreal, subversive, impolite, and brilliant. January 21, 2013 Zachary Norman’s floating geometric solids in the Color Shift group show at Mixed Greens. January 18, 2013 Barbara Bloom’s early 1980s fake travel posters are still wonderfully slippery and arch. At Tracy Williams. January 14, 2013 David LaChapelle’s vandalized wax museum heads in cardboard boxes. At Paul Kasmin Gallery. December 18, 2012 This aerial image from Edward Burtynsky’s recent pivot irrigation series reminds me of a circuit board. At Howard Greenberg. December 7, 2012 Barb Choit’s faded shop window hairstyle charts at Rachel Uffner. December 7, 2012 Ken Fandell’s slashing, abstract, laser light photographs at Tomlinson Kong. November 8, 2012 Dark, wispy 1990s smoke ring abstractions by Donald Sultan. In the back room at Janet Borden. October 25, 2012 A nostalgically bright and kitchy world in super wide Kodak colorama prints at the NY Transit Museum in Grand Central Terminal. October 24, 2012 Wish there was more photography (just this one set) at Hank Willis Thomas’ vibrantly shrewd show at Jack Shainman. October 23, 2012 A Crewdson-esque young boy outside an eerie backlit garden gate. Joseph Cultice at Baang + Burne. October 22, 2012 Marco Anelli’s headshot portraits of the people who sat across from Marina Abramovic. At Danziger Gallery. October 11, 2012 Hundreds of photographs of blank/empty/abandoned American billboards in O Zhang’s installation at the Vilcek Foundation. October 11, 2012 Pixelated Thomas Ruff JPEG diptych in the lobby of 980 Madison. October 11, 2012 Lots of cut paper raw material in the front window of the Thomas Allen show at Foley Gallery. October 4, 2012 Photos, film stills, and diagrams in Barry Le Va’s high contrast installation at Sonnabend. October 3, 2012 The perils of gallery hopping: a car smashed straight into a bodega on Orchard during my LES swing this afternoon.