Posts from December, 2003

Anthony Caro at Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, Michael Steiner at Salander-O’Reilly, Morris Louis at Paul Kasmin Gallery


“Anthony Caro: Sculpture” at Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, through December 27, (730 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street, 212 445 0444) “Michael Steiner: Sculpture” at Salander-O’Reilly Galleries through January 3 (20 East 79 Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues, 212 879 6606) “Morris Louis” at Paul Kasmin Gallery, through December 31 (293 Tenth Avenue at…


Urban Baroque at Plane Space, Jeremy Blake at Feigen Contemporary, Aristides Logothetis at Cue Art Foundation, Augusto Arbizo at Michael Steinberg


“Urban Baroque” at Plane Space through December 21 (102 Charles Street, between Bleecker and Hudson Streets, 917 606 1266) “Jeremy Blake: Autumn Almanac” at Feigen Contemporary through December 20 (535 W 20 Street, between 10 and 11th Aves, 212 929 0500) “Aristides Logothetis: Speculative Grammar” at Cue Art Foundation through January 24 (511 W 25…


John Chamberlain at Allan Stone; Dan Flavin and John Chamberlain at Gagosian Gallery


Early and late Chamberlain are compared


Al Held at Robert Miller and Nancy Spero at Galerie Lelong


“Al Held: New Paintings” at Robert Miller Gallery, 524 W 26th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues, phone: 212-366-4774) through January 3 “Nancy Spero: The War Series, 1966-70″ at Galerie Lelong (528 W 26th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, phone: 212-315-0470) through December 6 Al Held is an artist whose work I stare at for…


Lorna Marsh: Cage Paintings


Aldo Castillo Gallery 233 W. Huron St. Chicago, IL 60610. (312) 337-25 October 17  November 15, 2003 In the two years since 9/11 mainstream American artists have failed to confront the tragedy in any significant emotional depth. Peter Plagen’s statement in a 2002 Newsweek web exclusive, that “so far no impressive works about the attack have…


Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation


Japan Society 333 East 47th St. New York, NY 10017 212.832.1155 Through January 2, 2005 A striking black and white photograph of a cloud over the sea is entitled “Untitled [Hateruma-jima, Okinawa], from the series The Pencil of the Sun,” 1971, by Shomei Tomatsu (b. 1930). The isolated cloud, distinct against an empty sky, casts…


Nasreen Mohamedi


Talwar Gallery 108 East 16th St. New York, NY 10003 September. 18 to December 20, 2003 The photographs of Nasreen Mohamedi are a recent supplement to the drawings of this underknown Indian artist/ photographer/ writer. Fascinating in and of themselves, these 25 silver gelatin prints are being exhibited for the first time at Talwar Gallery….


Al Held: Beyond Sense


Robert Miller Gallery 524 W 26th Street New York, NY 10001 212 366 4774 November 20, 2003 to January 3, 2004 However prepared you are for Al Held’s grandiosity, his work still overawes with technical finesse and compositional drama. Held is best when he’s big. His ability to paint imaginative images at colossal scale sets…


Triennial of Contemporary Photography


Woodmere Art Museum 9201 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19118 Corner of Germantown Avenue and Bells Mill Road in Chestnut Hill 215.247.0476 As the first in a projected series at the Woodmere Art Museum, the Triennial of Contemporary Photography is not only an attempt to showcase the diverse currents in photography in the Delaware Valley, but…


Richard Wollheim: 1923-2003


To me, then, it is as though my body consists of nought but ciphers which give me the key to everything; or as if we could enter into a new and hopeful relationship with the whole of existence if only we began to think with the heart. - Hugo von Hofmannsthal, “The Letter of Lord Chandos”…