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Time Out New York: Top Five Art Shows of the Week

Written by Howard Halle

 

In his latest paintings, Salman Toor meditates on his life as a gay artist who divides his time between two diametrically opposite communities: New York, where he can live and love openly, and his hometown of Lahore, Pakistan, where the dictates of family and religion demand that he suppress his identity. The conflict plays out in scenes of everyday life suffused with a poignant sense of being trapped between worlds.