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 24, 2009 at the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, New York Deborah Garwood, Blake Gopnik and Alexi Worth joined David Cohen to review 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.
Professor Sandler locates the aesthetics and values of the New York School within the context of the postwar milieu.
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.
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?
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
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.