Posts from April, 2003

French Artists in Rome: Ingres to Degas, 1803-1873


Dahesh Museum of Art 580 Madison Avenue at 57th Street, New York (at 57th Street) 212.759.0606 daheshmuseum.org September 3-November 2, 2003 “Academic”: In the contemporary art world, it’s a term so often associated with inflexibility, reaction, and soulless polish that few New York painters would care to wear the label. Since 1995, however, the Dahesh…


The Awesome Presence of an Implicate Order


Susan Derges and William Henry Fox Talbot First Photographs: William Henry Fox Talbot and the Birth of Photography; International Center of Photography, New York, December 13, 2002 to February 16, 2003 Under The Moon: Susan Derges; Paul Kasmin, New York, January 1 to February 8, 2003 Two exhibitions in New York this winter by artists…


John Dubrow


Salander-O’Reilly Galleries 20 East 79 Street, New York www.salander.com April 29 – May 31, 2003 Against the backdrop of war, gallery hopping seems a indolent sport. Does the world need another painting? With scalding images everywhere-in newspapers, on television and the internet-Van Gogh’s comment that “there is more to life than making pictures” comes back…


Alec Chanda


The Platform, Great Western Studios, London W9, February 8 to 22, 2003 Alec Chanda studied at Camberwell School of Art from 1979 to 1983. He won second prize in the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in 1992. Twenty years after he left art school, his first one-artist exhibition took place in a…


Melissa Meyer


Melissa Meyer is big in Japan. Not in the euphemistic sense applied to rock stars, but literally. She has just completed her largest paintings to date there. Tokyo’s newest skyscraper, the Shiodome City Center, designed by Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo, and Associates, is also, at 43 floors, the tallest. Ms. Meyer has created a pair…


Joan Miró: The Semiotics of Desire


The Shape of Color: Joan Miró Painted Sculpture
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, September 21, 2002-January 6, 2003; Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida, February 1-May 4, 2003. Catalogue by Laura Coyle, William Jeffett, Joan Punyet Miró, published by Scala and Corcoran


Inaki Lazkoz


Art Link New York City, April 14-30, 2003 Around the gallery walls at Art Link in New York’s garment district stand vivid and yet seemingly disconnected images of animals, buildings, keys, and chairs painted against flat neutral tones. The background serves here and there as a placeless terra firma, or as ether or ambient space….


Pat Lipsky


Elizabeth Harris Gallery 529 West 20th Street New York, NY 10011 March 13 to April 12, 2003 Tues.-Sat. 11- 6PM L.I.C.K. at LTD Fine Art 46-44 11th Street Long Island City, NY 11101 March 21 to April 17, 2003 Wed.-Sun. 12-6PM Pat Lipsky’s two current New York exhibitions remind us that the art of painting…


The Devil’s Cloth: A History of Stripes and Striped Fabric by Michel Pastoureau


Soon after reading Michel Pastoureau’s fascinating book, The Devil’s Cloth: A History of Stripes and Striped Fabric, I noticed that the inside of the cardboard container that holds Macdonald’s french fries is lined with a pattern of delicate yellow stripes. Utilizing the information in the book, I was able to trace the historical roots of…