1. This huge, sassy cat has the all-black dress code right for Casey Kaplan Gallery, where it’s in a summer group show celebrating the gallery’s seventeenth year. Gallery artist Marlo Pascual purchased the original cat image on eBay, enlarged and mounted it to create an amusing monument to characterizations of feline impudence.

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  2. Roofs take up 30% of New York City’s outdoor space, but how many do you actually see? Photographer Alex MacLean shows us what we’ve been missing in his revelatory new book, ‘Up on the Roof: New York’s Hidden Skyline Spaces,’ which was on display recently at Yancey Richardson Gallery along with his photo of one of the city’s major rooftop farms.

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  3. Thanks to the looters who left giant sheets of glass propped against walls, pillars and railings when they removed the metal window frames of this unfinished 1980s housing development, Australian/Malaysian artist Simryn Gill discovered amazing, spectral tableau, which she captured in a series of 90 gelatin silver photos titled, ‘My Own Private Angkor,’ now on view at Tracy Williams, Ltd.

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  4. The Whitney Museum's Yayoi Kusama retrospective is proving to be one of the hottest shows of the summer, from its celebrity studded opening to glowing reviews. In the installation, ‘Fireflies on the Water,’ visitors step one at a time into a room-sized mirrored cube hung with lights and stand on a platform surrounded by water. The result? Wonderment and a few wet feet.

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  5. David Hammons Everyday Abstract - Abstract Everyday
    Kool-Aid…the perfect summer refresher? Or the perfect art material? Notorious provocateur David Hammons turns Kool Aid splatters into wound-like marks in a ’04 drawing that employs a lowbrow drink to do violence to the highbrow calligraphic script underneath. It’s a highlight of James Cohan Gallery’s summer show, curated by Matthew Higgs, open through July 27.

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