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Sandra Allen in ‘Land and Sea’ at Danese Corey

Known for graphite-on-paper drawings of trees, Massachusetts-based artist Sandra Allen creates an almost abstract, immensely powerful image from the trunk of a tree in ‘Ballast’ from 2009. (At Danese Corey through July 31st).

Sandra Allen, Ballast, graphite on paper, 11 x 18.5 feet, 2009.

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Paul Wackers at Morgan Lehman Gallery

Whether they’re painted subject matter on the shelves of a particularly cluttered design shop, or sculptures in the round, Paul Wackers’ ceramic forms revel in the possibilities of color and form. (At Chelsea’s Morgan Lehman Gallery through July 18th).

Paul Wackers, Untitled, low fire clay, glaze, under glaze, 13 ¾ x 14 x 12 ½ inches, 2015 (foreground). Nachtwinkel (Night Shop), acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 72 54 inches, 2015 (background).

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Sally Mann at Edwynn Houk Gallery

On the occasion of Sally Mann’s memoir, ‘Hold Still,’ Edwynn Houk Gallery is exhibiting a selection of work by the artist best known for photos of her children. In this picture from 2004, Mann veils our view of her daughter Virginia, whose beauty is nonetheless apparent. (In the 57th Street area through July 10th).

Sally Mann, Virginia #36, gelatin silver enlargement print with varnish, 50 x 40 inches, 2004.

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Jacob Lawrence’s Great Migration at MoMA

This painting from Jacob Lawrence’s 1941 series about the Great Migration of African-Americans from the rural south to the industrial north starkly describes how discrimination also took place in the north. (At the Museum of Modern Art through Sept 7th).

Jacob Lawrence, from the Great Migration series, tempera, 1941.

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Richard Dupont at Tracy Williams Ltd.

New York artist Richard Dupont inaugurates Tracy Williams Ltd‘s new Lower East Side location with sculptures and drawings of distorted bodies that recall both digital effects and fun-house mirrors. (Through July 29th).

Richard Dupont, Lauren, Marylene 1, bronze (polished), 30 x 17.5 x 8 inches, 2014-15.