Art: Revelations of Summertime

Two exhibitions enliven a dwindling bill of fare

As the temperature soars, the New York City art world winds down. Early summer is the time for group shows, mixed hangings, tail ends of the year. Yet now and again, it contains some interesting items; even a few revelations. Two such shows, having nothing but dates in common, can be picked from Manhattan's dwindling bill of fare. One is a downtown exhibition of works on paper by the Kansas-born artist Alan Shields, 39; the other, at the Marlborough Gallery on 57th Street, is the promising...

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