Posts from November, 2007

Anthony Caro at Mitchell-Innes & Nash

These hefty yet open-form, emphatic yet enigmatic assemblages of prefabricated, found, and adapted components show a youthful, spry, curiosity-filled artist at the top of his game.

Ryan McGinness: Varied Editions

Laser-cut skateboards, flocked wallpaper, buttons pinned on raw canvas, gold leaf on paper, painted aluminum sculpture and fluorescent-metallic spray paint are all interwoven with his signature silkscreen technique.

November 2007: Arthur Danto, Alex Katz, and Linda Yablonsky with moderator David Cohen

Kara Walker at the Whitney and Sikkema Jenkins, Karen Yasinsky at Mireille Mosler, Isaac Julien at Metro Pictures, Kate Shepherd at Galerie Lelong, and Antony Gormley at Sean Kelly

Shirley Kaneda: New Paintings

Her praxis, based on a social reading of the feminine, is remarkably similar to Emily Dickinsonís: imaginative freedom within extreme restraint.

R.B. Kitaj

R.B. Kitaj’s work broke a modernist taboo – before it became fashionable to do so – by being unabashedly literary. Hilton Kramer once complained that his paintings were “littered with ideas.” But as referential as he could be, Kitaj was always a consummately visual artist.