Myths & Mortals, the achingly beautiful exhibition by Marlene Dumas at David Zwirner, contains a series of small oil paintings depicting tightly cropped body fragments and facial close-ups that float contextless in her famously inauspicious washes of blues and greens. Sexuality, mortality, and shame have always been the hazy undercurrent in Dumas’s oeuvre, yet her new works take a decidedly gentler, kinder and ultimately melancholy view of humanity. In “Kissing” (2018), a small gem tucked away in a corner of the clinical White Cube, two faces meld together in color, form and texture into a magnetic singularity that transcends the seemingly endless corruption of the human condition. At David Zwirner through June 30.