Posts from May, 2009

Pierrette Bloch at Haim Chanin

The exhibition is a small testament to the efficacies of the late modernist project.

Albert Oehlen at Luhring Agustine

Trying to fail has played a major role in the work of Albert Oehlen.

Rosemarie Fiore: Pyrotechnics at Priska C. Juschka Fine Art

The artist’s material of choice is live fireworks, or rather the tinted smoke, made of fine particles of organic dyes, that color their familiar, ordinarily airborn explosions.

Greg Lindquist on auction at Brooklyn Academy of Music

Greg Lindquist at Brooklyn Academy of Music

Adel Abdessemed at David Zwirner Gallery

Abdessemed’s show is an exhilarating introduction to his work as the artist’s “acts” (as he calls his works) have a truly visceral resonance for every viewer. Yet, the show suffers from the ubiquitous interests of the artist, his “fascination with the world” as he himself identifies it.

Ian Davenport at Paul Kasmin

Ian Davenport at Paul Kasmin

Pablo Picasso: Mosqueteros at Gagosian Gallery

The problem with late Picasso has to do with his stubborn insistence on diaristic expressionism increasingly isolated from changing times.

Austin: The Texas Biennial

While the Texas Biennial has some kinks to be ironed out, ALISON HEARST reports, working together to increase the dialogue and push Texas art forward is what Austin does well.

Jane Freilicher: Changing Scenes at Tibor de Nagy Gallery

Freilicher’s work becomes tighter over time, but the spirit of chance encounter remains.