Posts from March, 2005

Albert Kresch


A new model of modern art has emerged since MOMA’s 2004 reopening, one that is quite helpful in appreciating the long yet underknown career of Albert Kresch (born 1922). The reconfigured galleries at MOMA were hung to reflect a hard won principle: there have been “a succession of arguments and counter-arguments on the continually disputed…


Nathan Oliveira: Recent Paintings


DC Moore Gallery 724 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street New York NY 10019 212-247-2111 March 8 to April 9, 2005 A version of this review appeared in the New York Sun, March 17, 2005 The assured brushstrokes, iconic figures, and radiantly red backgrounds of Nathan Oliveira’s latest paintings suggest that, after five decades of exhibiting,…


Noritoshi Hirakawa: In Search of a Purple Heart


Salon 94 12 East 94 Street New York NY 10128 646 672 9212 “In Search of a Purple Heart” a site-specific performance, written and directed by photographer Noritoshi Hirakawa, was presented twice on Sunday, February 27. The performances took place at Salon 94, a satellite of Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery on East 94th Street…


“Doors and Floors, War and More: Reflections on The Armory Show 05”


“Doors and Floors, War and More: Reflections on The Armory Show 05” The International Fair of New York Piers 90 and 92 March 10-14, 2005 This year’s Armory Show was a reasonably accurate reflection of today’s international art market with its vast array of sculpture, installations, painting, drawing, photography, and even some furniture. More than…


Milton Resnick (1917-2004)


These remarks were delivered by Geoffrey Dorfman at a memorial for Milton Resnick held at St. Marks in the Bowerie on March 12, 2005. Other speakers on that occasion were Ed Rudolph, David Reed, Todd Granzow (ready by Jim Young) John Ittner, Nathan Kernan, Sherman Drexler, Jerome Rothenberg (read by Mark Weiss), Bob Hauge, Pat…


Jim Dingilian


McKenzie Fine Art 511 West 25th Street New York NY 10001 212 989 5467 February 17 to March 19, 2005 Jim Dingilian’s marker drawings and altered found photographs at Mackenzie Fine Art are intriguing in their process and choice of materials, so much so that it can require a conscious decision to linger for a…


Sidney Geist: Phases of Sculpture


Jason McCoy Inc. 41 East 57th Street New York 10022 February 22 – April 1, 2005 By ERIC GELBER There are examples of free standing, table top, and wall hung sculptures, dating from 1937 to 2004, in this exhibit. Geist’s work is empowered by his consistent inventiveness. Being content to create never before seen objects that…