Posts from April, 2009

Ellen K. Levy: Stealing Attention at Michael Steinberg Fine Art


The complications of scale bring about violent contrasts and juxtapositions, many of which make little evident sense; this is, I think, a metaphor for the anarchy of war, as well as the dishonesty that provided moral cover for those politicians who originally wanted to invade Iraq.


Ishmael Randall Weeks at Eleven Rivington


Ishmael Randall Weeks at Eleven Rivington


“Non-Rehired” is the new fired: PARSONS LAYS OFF THIRD OF ADJUNCT FACULTY


According to two adjunct faculty in the Fine Arts Department of the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons the New School for Design, approximately one third of the adjunct faculty, 12 teachers out of 42, have been abruptly fired. The nine adjunct faculty who were fired or given the Orwellian status of ‘non-rehired’…


Abstract Expressionism and the American Experience: a Reevaluation by Irving Sandler


Is there anyone in our Manhattan art world who does not know Irving Sandler? Much loved, he is our Vasari, the tireless chronicler  who attends every lecture, goes to every show, and knows every artist and critic. In this well illustrated book, a revision of his classic The Triumph of American Painting, he focuses on 1942…


Sculpture Key West 2009


At Sculpture Key West, the artists had only a few days – working in the heat, wind and rain – to execute their pieces. The drama inherent to such a logistically challenging process is palpable in the final result., CHRISTINA KEE discovered


Becky Brown at Hunter College


Becky Brown at Hunter College


Konrad Oberhuber (1935-2007)


Konrad was a profound scholar of Raphael, and widely acknowledged as such. He was in addition ‘athletic’ in his appetite for understanding and interpretation, that crossed time and geography. He was therefore both wide and deep.