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Swell: Art 1950-2010 at Petzel and Metro Pictures

James Kalm is suffering a hot time in the city, and the back of his neck is dirty and gritty, but the myth of sunshine, ocean breezes, surf and beach bunnies is irresistible. Although New York tries to project an artistic hegemony, recent trends have once again focused on the relevance and prescience of work done by California artists. This three gallery mega show was curated by Jacqueline Miro and is presented at Friedrich Petzel and Metro Pictures Galleries.. It brings together art inspired by surf and beach culture, and features artists associated with the "Light and Space" and "Finish Fetish" movements from the 1960s as well as the seminal Ferus Gallery.