The New Yorker : A Room of One’s Own

Don’t let Gagosian’s recent show on the same theme—the studio as photographer’s muse—deter you from this savvy exhibition, which delivers a more up-to-date take. Fine works by Mickalene Thomas, Anne Collier, and Leslie Hewitt suggest how a space can shape a process. To make the largest piece in the show, Paul Mpagi Sepuya photographed a mirror whose surface was partially covered in a fragmentary self-portrait, creating a confusion of layers that snares your attention. Both Saul Fletcher and David Gilbert create environments for shifting installations of art and objects, treating the studio as a 3-D collage.