Posts from September, 2007

Deborah Kass: Feel good paintings for feel bad times and Dana Frankfort: DF


Paul Kasmin Gallery 293 10th Avenue New York City 212-563-4494 September 7 to October 13, 2007 Bellwether Gallery 134 10th Avenue 212-929-5959 September 8 to October 6 The beginning of the season has brought us two remarkable shows at either end of the tenth Avenue gallery corridor. The shows beg for comparison. Both women work…


I Am as You Will Be: The Skeleton in Art


Cheim & Read 547 West 25th Street New York City 212 242 7727 September 20 to November 3, 2007 In Pieter Brueghel the Elder’s “Triumph of Death” (circa 1562), hordes of skeletons swarm upon a town, pitilessly inflicting lessons about the transitoriness of life and its diversions. Popular depictions of death have evolved in the…


Old School


Zwirner & Wirth 32 East 69 Street New York City 212 517 8677 June 27 to August 31 Zwirner & Wirth’s “Old School” explores a tantalizing mega-generational gap: the divide between sixteenth- and seventeenth-century paintings and our postmodernist counterparts. Nearly thirty landscapes, still lifes and figure paintings by old masters and contemporary artists make for…


Yuri Masnyj: The Night’s Still Young


Metro Pictures 519 West 24th Street New York City June 21 – July 31, 2007 Yuri Masnyj’s art bears the burden of historical self-consciousness unwaveringly. The modernist style permeates his compositions, the cartoonish yet exacting watercolors of interior spaces and the hybrid sculptures. Masnyj transforms modernist formal devices and elements of genre painting into a…