Posts from October, 2008

October 2008: Faye Hirsch, Joao Ribas, and Nick Stillman with moderator David Cohen


Rita Ackermann at Andrea Rosen, Nicole Cherubini at Smith Stewart and 303 Gallery, Kota Ezawa at Murray Guy, Michael Krebber at Greene Naftali, and William Pope L at Mitchell-Innes and Nash


Nick Miller: Truckscapes at the New York Studio School


Just as many Matisse drawings and paintings made in Nice in the 1920s and 30s incorporate a representation of himself making the work of art, so Miller includes images of his working space in his landscapes. The effect is to bring us into the working process.


Bridget Riley and Peter Doig at the Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris


In his first dispatch from Paris, Mick Finch ponders simultaneous shows of two artists, Bridget Riley and Peter Doig, both active in Britain but from different generations, whose contrastive relations to Post-Impressionism proved instructive.


NOTES FROM… North Carolina


In the first of a new series of dispatches from around the US and the world by regular contributors, GREG LINDQUIST charts developments in his native North Carolina


Night


Nightfall can inspire fascination with the starry sky, optimistic hopes for fulfilled sexual desire, or at least anticipation of sleep. But it can also cause anxiety if you are lonely, which is why van Gogh described The Night Café (1988), at MoMA, as showing a place where “dark forces lurked and suppressed human passions could suddenly explode.”