Worldwide icon-chevron-right North America icon-chevron-right United States icon-chevron-right New York State icon-chevron-right New York icon-chevron-right Top five shows: Apr 19–25, 2012

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 (Photograph: Jason Mandella)1/5
Photograph: Jason MandellaJacqueline Humphries at Greene NaftaliDrips and gestural flurries of color and the evident use of masking tape are the hallmarks of this veteran abstractionist’s approach. Through Apr 28
 (Courtesy L&M Arts)2/5
Courtesy L&M ArtsFrank Stella, “Black, Aluminum, Copper Paintings” at L&M ArtsThis show travels back to Mad Men–era New York, when a young and brash Frank Stella set the art world on fire with his what-you-see-is-what-you-see canvases. Through June 2
 (Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery)3/5
Courtesy Matthew Marks GalleryBrice Marden at Matthew Marks GalleryPaintings on marble and canvases inspired by rare Chinese pottery are featured in this two-space show. Sat 21–June 23
 (Courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co.)4/5
Courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co.Sheila Hicks at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.On view are selections from five decades of the renowned fiber artist’s work, from the late 1950s to today. Fri 20–May 25
 (Courtesy the artist)5/5
Courtesy the artistHeather Hart, The Eastern Oracle: We Will Tear the Roof Off the Mother at the Brooklyn MuseumA full-blown rooftop takes up residence in the museum’s fifth-floor rotunda, as if dropped from the sky. We’re not in Kansas, anymore. Through June 24

Top five shows: Apr 19–25, 2012

The best of the week in art

By Howard Halle

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