Flatlands at Whitney Museum of American Art, January 14 – April 17, 2016

“A pair of group exhibitions featuring the work of emerging artists will go on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art in the first half of 2016. These shows both examine off-kilter and stagey approaches to representation as a means of exploring pressing social issues. The first exhibition, Flatlands, highlights recent paintings that provoke a sense of reality as illusion or subjective construction.”  —  Whitney Museum

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Mathew Cerletty, House, 2014. Oil on linen, 50 x 50 in. (127 x 127 cm). Courtesy the artist and Office Baroque, Brussels. Photograph by EPW Studio, New York

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Mathew Cerletty, Shelf Life, 2015. Oil on canvas, 50 x 60 in. (127 x 152.4 cm). Courtesy the artist and Office Baroque, Brussels. Photograph by EPW Studio, New York

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Orion Martin, Bakers Steak, 2015. Oil on canvas, 51 ½ in. x 35 ½ in. (130.8 x 90.17 cm). Courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Logan White

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Orion Martin, Sir Michaels, All Wash, 2015. Oil on canvas, 51 ½ in. x 35 ½ in. (130.8 x 90.17 cm). Courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Logan White

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Jamian Juliano-Villani, Stone Love, 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 in. (76 x 61 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Leighton, Berlin. Photograph by Gunter Lepowski

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Caitlin Keogh, The Writer, 2014. Acrylic on canvas, 104 x 78 in. (264.2 x 198.1 cm). Courtesy Mary Boone Gallery, New York. Photograph by Adam Reich

Images courtesy Whitney Museum of American Art