André Butzer @ Metro Pictures in New York

A exhibition of nine large, vibrant new paintings by artist André Butzer is now on view at Metro Pictures. Butzer’s latest paintings employ vivid color and his signature figures bringing to mind motifs and approaches that predate the stark abstraction and distinctive brushwork of his N-Bilder, begun in 2010. However, Butzer asserts that everything he does is unified by an exploration of color and that this new series is a natural continuation of his work. This exhibition continues Butzer’s longstanding investigation into the medium of painting, while pushing the limits of his oeuvre, and furthers the ideas explored throughout his career from art history to consumer culture.

André Butzer is on view through August 9 at Metro Pictures 519 West 24th Street New York, NY. photographs courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Jim Shaw Exhibition @ Metro Pictures in New York

Jim Shaw's current exhibition at Metro Pictures contextualizes the personal with layers hyper-mediated symbology drawn from mythological and historical narratives. The paintings, sculpture, and video in this exhibition both interpret and allude to ancient legends like the rape of Europa and the biblical prophecies of the Old Testament, often rendering them beyond immediat recognition. Jim Shaw's exhibition will be on view until December 22nd, 2017 at Metro Pictures, 519 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011. photographs by Adam Lehrer