Posts from August, 2005

Paint it with Black


Betty Cuningham Gallery 541 West 25th Street 212-242-2772 This review first appeared in The New York Sun, July 21, 2005. Black is the primary color of the creative classes; every artling sports it. Now Betty Cuningham Gallery is trying it on the walls in a “search for resonant symbols”. Despite curator Phong Bui’s unsmiling jargon…


Matisse: The Fabric of Dreams – His Art and His Textiles


Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York June 23 – September 25, 2005 The genius of the exhibit Matisse: His Art and His Textiles, is that it provides insight into how an artist works – the material and intellectual processes by which art is made.  Hilary Spurling, the Matisse biographer, originally suggested the exhibition’s concept to the…


Rhizome Artbase 101


Internet exhibition supported by the New Museum of Contemporary Art June 23 – September 10 Why is it so difficult for internet art to become part of the mainstream, when the internet itself is so ubiquitous? Maybe it’s the ubiquity that’s the problem. In her book Internet Art (Thames and Hudson, 2004), Rachel Greene hypothesizes that…