Posts from October, 2003

Melissa Meyer at Elizabeth Harris Gallery and Andrea Belag at Bill Maynes Gallery


“Melissa Meyer” at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, 529 West 20th Street, New York (between 10th and 11th Avenues 212 463 9666) through November 8 “Andrea Belag: New Paintings” and “White: A Group Show”, curated by Andrea Belag, at Bill Maynes Gallery, 529 West 20th Street, New York (between 10th and 11th Avenues, 212 741 3318) through…


Julian Schnabel at PaceWildenstein, Julie Heffernan at P.P.O.W., Laura Harrison at Paul Sharpe


“Julian Schnabel: New Indian Paintings and Selected Sculpture” at PaceWildenstein until November 15 (534 W. 25th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-929-7000). Prices: TK. “Julie Heffernan: New Paintings” at P.P.O.W until November 8 (555 W. 25th Street, second Floor, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-647-1044). “Laura Harrison: Building Portraits: Surface and Space in Landmark…


Picasso at C&M Arts, Gregory Amenoff at Salander-O’Reilly, Peter Heinemann at Gallery Schlesinger


Picasso: The Classical Period, at C & M Arts 45 E 78th Street between Madison and Park Avenues, 212-861-0020, through December 5 Gregory Amenoff: Paintings, at Salander-O’Reilly 20 E 79th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues, 212-879-6606, through October 25 Peter Heinemann: Flamingo Heaven, at Gallery Schlesinger 24 E 73, 2nd floor, between Fifth and…


Alex Katz at PaceWildenstein and Peter Blum


As Katz’s show opens at Gavin Brown’s enterprise, review of two shows from 2003


Richard Serra at Gagosian, Harvey Quaytman at McKee Gallery, Stephen Westfall at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.


Richard Serra at Gagosian Gallery until October 25 (555 W. 24th St., at Eleventh Avenue, 212-741-1111). Prices: $2 million-$5 million. “A Survey of the Work of Harvey Quaytman: Paintings and Drawings 1969-1998″ at McKee Gallery until November 1 (745 Fifth Avenue, between 57th and 58th Streets, 212-688-5951). Prices: $6,000-$60,000. Stephen Westfall, “New Paintings 2002-03) at…


Menachem Ben Menachem: Monumental Woodcuts and Related Works


William Koehnline Gallery Oakton Community College 1600 East Golf Road. Des Plaines, IL 60016 847-635-2633. Sept. 10 – Oct. 31 2003 The wooodcuts of Israeli artist Asaph Ben Menahem exudes traumatic and existential meaning through terrifying and violent scenes which are often difficult to look at. Ben Menahem is a true monumentalist: his woodcuts mostly measure five…


Michael Ferris, Jr: The Artist’s Studio (Revisited)


Aron Packer Gallery 118 N Peoria Chicago IL 60607 October 10  November 15 At the historical center of the Chicago tradition in art lie the essential themes of fantastic personal narrative, the eccentric human figure, and expressive emotion. Michael Ferris reflects the continuation of that tradition at its core through two different worlds he “narrates”…


Notes on Ellen Berkenblit


Ellen Berkenblit has been one of my favorite artists for years. I visited her studio once in the mid-nineties, and have done my best to see her shows whenever possible. A painter of expressionist, hermetic narratives, Berkenblit’s work can be simultaneously colorful, dark, moody, and humorous. With her recurring cast of characters – that include…


Susanna Coffey


Tibor de Nagy Gallery 724 Fifth Ave. New York, NY 10019 212 262 5050 October 9 to November 8, 2003 Susanna Coffey is a truly gifted painter and a repellent artist. I love her paint-her hand-but can not stand looking at her work. She has no subject matter that extends beyond her own narcissism. The…


Monica Bonvicini: Anxiety Attack


Modern Art Oxford Oxford, England June 21 – August 17, 2003 The architecture of the art museum as an environment for the display and reception of contemporary art has been a hot topic around Oxford in recent years. In 2000, Museum of Modern Art Papers, a series published by Modern Art Oxford’s Educational Department, came…