Posts from December, 2009

Gerhard Richter: Abstract Paintings 2009 at Marian Goodman Gallery


Austere, calming, provocative, aggressive, confronting, soothing, luring, denying – these are some of the adjectives that can be applied to Richter’s new paintings.


Eric Fischl at Mary Boone


By all rights these life-and-death-size duels in the sun between bullfighters and bulls should be awful, stripped of the mystery and mediation that until now had been the artist’s stock-in-trade.


Helmut Federle: Scratching Away at the Surface at Peter Blum Soho


Federle’s attempt to create an atmosphere of spiritual mimesis is fairly unique in current abstract painting.


Carroll Dunham at Gladstone Gallery


Carroll Dunham’s rough canvases, tilting toward aggressive sexual assertion and actions of near anarchy, are catchy tunes of hipster malice.


Denyse Thomasos: The Divide at Lennon, Weinberg


Thomasos’s vigorously contemporary abstraction is constructed upon imaginary metropolitan grids in which subterranean cages rise to skyscraper scale and architectural renderings blur into infinite space.


Sylvia Sleigh at I-20 Gallery


Sleigh took a proto-feminist approach to spatial representation that was, and sometimes still is, confused with a naïve technique.


In Stitches at Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery


In Stitches surveys artists from very different backgrounds who are united by the medium of stitching, broadly defined.


Richard Forster at Art Basel Miami Beach


This was an artcritical PIC OF THE FAIRS in December 2009.


Greely Myatt at Art Miami


This was an artcritical PIC OF THE FAIRS in December 2009


Dion Johnson at Pulse Miami


This was an artcritical PIC OF THE FAIRS in December 2009