The New Museum will be closed tomorrow due to inclement weather. Enjoy the tropics of “Chris Ofili: Night and Day” from home with Rich Medina and artnet’s Jacob Pabst’s playlists inspired by the exhibition:

Rich Medina’s “13 Joints” for Chris Ofili
Jacob Pabst’s “Night and Day” playlist

Photo by Maris Hutchinson/EPW. All artworks © Chris Ofili. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London 

New York Gallery Beat: Summer Drawing Shows

Derek Lerner, at Robert Henry Contemporary, closes June 29.

“The show is called “Convenient Gratification,” although it’s difficult to see anything that would be convenient about the New York-based artist’s meticulous, hyper-detailed abstract drawings, at least in terms of their creation. From afar, they manage to resemble both outwardly expanding maps and the nebulous blobs of something being viewed under a microscope. But up close, each line that comprises them is a visible testament to the artist’s craftsmanship and dedication. The show is rendered entirely in a dark blue ink, reminiscent of looping classroom doodles taken to their absolute extreme in both size and detail. We can’t but wonder how many pens it took to create these vast, dark lakes, which lie in such complementary contrast to the delicately lined fields surrounding them.” —Cait Munro, artnet News, Thursday, June 26, 2014

“As a painter, everything that I do, traditionally, is illusion.”

- Titus Kaphar

artnet has a wonderful interview with our new awardee, Titus Kaphar, on “The Jerome Project” and his exhibition at Jack Shainman Gallery open from Jan 15-Feb 21. Check it out here.