Posts from April, 2009

Rackstraw Downes

Rackstraw Downes

Frances Hynes: North Light: Recent Paintings at June Kelly Gallery

By relaxing conventional standards of realistic description, Hynes makes her images immediately accessible to the mind and its fluctuations of mood, and enables herself to explore the modernist vision common to the painters that inspire her

April, 2009: Deborah Garwood, Blake Gopnik, and Alexi Worth with moderator David Cohen

Tacita Dean at Marian Goodman Gallery, Jenny Holzer at the Whitney Museum, Stephen Prina at Friedrich Petzel Gallery, and Peter Saul at David Nolan Gallery

Abstract Expressionism and the American Experience

Professor Sandler locates the aesthetics and values of the New York School within the context of the postwar milieu.

Glenn Goldberg: Welcome at Luise Ross Gallery

Goldberg navigates directions between abstraction and referential drawing. Most of his imagery is rooted in the organic and yet conglomerates of patterned forms can establish structures that hint at geometric organization.

Louise Fishman at Cheim & Read

Fishman had been asking very specific things of her chosen medium: how does one make it relevant to oneself and one’s history? How does one possess it? How do you filter your experiences through it?

Shahzia Sikander at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Brilliantly colored, covered with decorative motifs and gestural abstractions, the work suggests a gorgeous manuscript, a place where the politics of place and the pain of indifference no longer exist.

Dorothea Rockburne at the National Academy

Dorothea Rockburne at the National Academy

Linda Francis, Don Voisine, Joan Waltemath, Michael Zahn at Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, and Jennifer Riley: To Be A Thing In This World at LaViolaBank Gallery

In each picture, there is a sense that the overt structure is a kind of plan for the making of the work, while the work is the exposition of that plan. But, at the same time, the work is more than its own plan.

Fran O’Neil at John Davis Gallery

Fran O’Neil at John Davis Gallery