Stephen Haller Gallery, New York
Lloyd Martin’s paintings at first look like modernist works from the 1940s—Piet Mondrian’s grids come to mind. But Martin’s canvases are in fact less abstract than you might think. Many are directly based on patterns of architectural structures, wiring, and other schematic details from the artist’s Rhode Island studio. Martin’s etched lines and gradations of shade and texture—a layer of dark paint peeking out from beneath a lighter one—have a charmingly handmade quality that contrasts their seemingly rigid organization. His patchily painted patterns can even evoke the battered shades of clapboard houses or old New England furniture. 542 W. 26th St., through Nov. 15. Prices range from $3,200 to $33,000.
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