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Top five shows: Mar 28–Apr 3, 2013

The best of the week in art.

Photograph: Courtesy Gavin Brown's enterprise

Elizabeth Peyton at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise
Peyton presents new drawings, paintings and monotypes for her first solo show at the gallery since 2008. The artist’s patented Pop Romanticism throbs through the works here. Fri 29–May 11

Photograph: Courtey Postamsters

David Diao, “TMI” at Postmasters
The gallery’s final show at its Chelsea location features a 22-year survey of the veteran painter, known for his rueful comments on art history and his struggle to find a place in it. Through Apr 27

Photograph: Courtesy The Hole NYC

“Chicken or Beef?” at The Hole
Danish curator Jesper Elg takes viewers on a tour d’horizon of recent trends in figurative painting. Through Apr 20

Photograph: Brooklyn Museum

“LaToya Ruby Frazier: A Haunted Capital” at the Brooklyn Museum
In this black-and-white photo series, Frazier measures the decline of her hometown, Braddock, PA by focusing on members of her family. Through Aug 11

Photograph: Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery

Justin Matherly, “All industrious people” at Paula Cooper Gallery
The artist presents sculptures made from walkers topped by concrete forms, which are based on an ancient stone relief from Turkey dating to the reign of Antiochus I (281–261 B.C.) Through Apr 27