Posts from November, 2003

Will Barnet at Alexandre Gallery, Mari Lyons at First Street Gallery, Elizabeth O’Reilly at George Billis Gallery


“Will Barnet: Figuration and Abstraction” at Alexandre Gallery until November 29 (Fuller Building, 41 E. 57th Street at Madison Avenue, 212 755 2828) “Mari Lyons: Mostly Broadway at 80th Street” at First Street Gallery until November 29 (526 W. 26th Street Suite 915, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 646 336 8053) “Elizabeth O’Reilly” at George…


Howard Hodgkin at Gagosian and Thomas Nozkowski at Max Protetch


“Howard Hodgkin” at Gagosian Gallery, until December 20 (555 W.24th Street at Eleventh Avenue, 212 741 1111). “Thomas Nozkowski: New Paintings” at Max Protetch until December 20 (511 W.22nd Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212 633 6999). For most of its history, non-representational painting favored the universal over the particular. The very word “abstraction”…


Kenneth Noland, Markus Linnenbrink and The Sentimental Favorite: abstract painting


“Kenneth Noland: Contrapuntal” Ameringer Yohe Fine Art until November 22 20 W. 57th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, 212-445-0051 “Markus Linnenbrink: The Beauty You Are” Margaret Thatcher Projects until November 29 511 W. 25th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, 212-675-0222 “The Sentimental Favorite: abstract painting” Elsbeth Deser, Iva Gueorguieva, Frederick Hayes, Mark Takamichi…


Mark di Suvero at Paula Cooper, Jessica Stockholder at Gorney Bravin + Lee, Jeff Gauntt at Brent Sikkema


“Mark di Suvero: Sculpture and Drawing” Paula Cooper Gallery, 534 West 21st Street, New York (between 10th and 11th Avenues 212 255 1105) through November 15 “Jessica Stockholder: Table Top Sculpture” Gorney Bravin + Lee, 534 West 26th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues, 212 352 8872 “Jeff Gauntt” Brent Sikkema, 530 West 22nd Street,…


Janet Malcolm


Lori Bookstein Fine Art 50 East 78th Street New York NY 10021 Tel. 212.439.9605 October 9 to November 8, 2003 As a challenge to traditional painting, collage is one of Modernism’s lasting gifts. Argus-eyed, it endows its audience with a kaleidoscope of viewpoints along a scale from the personal and recondite to the purely formal….


Martha Mayer Erlebacher


Forum Gallery 745 Fifth Avenue New York 10151 Tel. 212.355.4547 If you were raised on Elihu Vedder, then this is the show for you. If not, you might find yourself averting your eyes from figure compositions that ought to have been an embarrassment to paint. Erlebacher’s gift is for matter-of-fact description, a quality that stands…


The World of Proust as seen by Paul Nadar


The World of Proust as seen by Paul Nadar Edited by Anne-Marie Bernard, translated by Susan Wise MIT Press (2004) $38 hardcover, $21.95 paper Proust insisted that “A La Recherche du Temps Perdu” (“In Search of Lost Time”) was a work of art, not an autobiography, and that his characters were invented rather than drawn…


Adam Fuss


Cheim and Read October 16 – November 15, 2003 Adam Fuss is best known for his contemporary photograms of moving light, live creatures, and organic things. British born and based in New York, where he began exhibiting in 1985 to immediate acclaim, he has created photograms in color as well as the black and white,…


Jon Isherwood


“His sculptures are matrices, in which a mysterious emptiness is embedded” While returning home to Manhattan via Amtrak after my interview with Jon Isherwood I realized that the experience of living with his sculptures for a few hours had transformed my way of seeing natural rock formations. The rocks that occasionally appeared to the sides…


George Sugarman: Painted Aluminum Sculpture, 1977-1996


Joan T. Washburn 20 West 57 Street, New York, N.Y., 10019 212-397-6780 January 8-February 28, 2004 “Who would have thought that a schmuck like me would have become an international artist?” Did Sugarman’s modesty or the fact that he didn’t have a fetish for hands-off manufacturing techniques and power tools and equipment, lead to his…