Mostly known for his pioneering role in dramatizing spatial relationships and subjectivity in performance art in the 1960s, Allan Kaprow’s painting practice was rooted in the muscular expressionist style championed by his friend and mentor Hans Hofmann. Kaprow’s painterly language began to evolve dramatically during the 1950s when, after immersion into the experimental downtown arts scene of New York, the artist began to play with spatial relationships, texture, collage and the introduction of different materials that eventually led him away from the canvas and into a life-long devotion of melding life with art. A small but cerebral survey of Kaprow’s painting and drawing practice, currently on view at Hauser & Wirth, demonstrates the artist’s unmitigated affection for his hometown New York. Color, form, and texture underline the dynamisms and energy of a city that, in Kaprow’s mind, must make no distinction between the richness of daily life and the art that is displayed in its museums. At Hauser & Wirth through April 7.