Early brushmark paintings by David Reed from 1975 are currently on view at Gagosian Gallery. The show is curated by Christopher Wool and Katy Siegel and shows Reed’s significant influence on the younger Wool in terms of colour and paint handling. Working from left to right, Reed produced broad bands of disrupted movement on tall canvases that read like a time-line from his break with conventional art practices at that time. Reed’s lines set out confidently with thick impasto and move straight for a distant juncture but stall frequently on the journey to get there. They suggest a confident historical narrative interrupted by the Vietnam war and the subsequent oil crisis and a questioning of the infallibility of the American ambition. Through February 25.