On the advent of her largest US museum survey at the Hirschorn Museum in Washington DC in November, Charline von Heyl is providing a small teaser of her enormous talent at Petzel gallery. Von Heyl delivers a rigorous and unapologetically cerebral approach to painting and continuously challenges assumptions on how painting is supposed to function. In her new work, she straddles several binaries simultaneously: a push/pull between abstraction and representation; the unanimity of wide, bold brushstrokes and the nomadic line; the blurring of high and low art; and the reconciliation between beauty and narrative. Energetic and restless, von Heyl is one of the most dynamic and innovate painters of our time. At Petzel through October 20.