Crossing to Safety

In Christopher Gallego’s drawings, it is as if you are underwater, and all of the usual sounds, shuffles, and animation of life goes silent, and you find yourself in this sensorially pared-down but visually heightened world.
If you think it’s okay to piss on someone because they don’t like the same art as you, what reaction are you prepared to rationalize when you’re contradicted on a matter of consequence?

Cocktails, A Still Life

“I never set out to paint cocktail paintings,” explains Todd M. Casey, “but here is the story of how I got into painting them.”
“Holbein: Capturing Character” is up at the Morgan Library, and notwithstanding the reductive title, the show is a testament to the age of European humanism, and specifically to Hans Holbein’s role in painting its most prominent personalities.