Posts from March, 2010

March, 2010: Kuo, Stevens, and Levi-Strauss


March 26, 2010 at the National Academy School of Fine Arts, New York Michelle Kuo, Mark Stevens, and David Levi-Strauss joined David Cohen to review Mike Nelson at 303 Gallery, Joan Jonas at Yvon Lambert, Anya Kieler at Rachel Uffner Gallery, and Robert Ryman at PaceWildenstein.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Diane Burko: Politics of Snow at Locks Gallery


Executed against the backdrop of global warming, the paintings present themselves as witnesses, painted snapshots of an accelerating and unnatural transformation.


John Himmelfarb at Luise Ross Gallery


February 18 to April 17 511 West 25th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues (212) 343-2161 The veteran Chicago painter and printmaker John Himmelfarb has recently turned to sculpture in a variety of mediums.  Several delightful examples of his foray into the third dimension are now on view in a rousing show entitled “Geared Up,”…


Louise Belcourt at Jeff Bailey Gallery


February 17 to March 27 511 W 25TH Street, Second Floor New York City, 212 989 0156 Clouds and shrubbery, water and air have long been insinuating themselves into Louise Belcourt’s lusciously brushed color fields that otherwise can seem bequeathed from Friedl Dzubas or Helen Frankenthaler.  Belcourt raises the stakes of this mingling of painting…


Robert Ryman: Large-small, thick-thin, light reflecting, light absorbing at PaceWildenstein


Ryman appears less concerned with representing the color white in all its purity than with the experience of “real light,” in the non-illusionistic sense of “the light by which the paintings are seen.


Seeing Out Louder: Art Criticism 2003-2009 by Jerry Saltz


Saltz is a great art writer who rarely fails to amuse, entertain and instruct


Robert Grosvenor at Paula Cooper


Ordinary inanimate objects do not, as Grosvenor’s works do, emanate persona.


The Armory Show 2010: A photo journal


AGAINST THE WIND CHAMPAGNE ON ICE A remarkable swell took place after the doors opened, and not just fare-goers making for the various courtesy bars. The powerful and glamorous A-list crowd amassed quickly, imbibed, and prepared to consume art. The mood was generally upbeat and optimistic, if not exactly replicating the feeding frenzy of the…


MoMA’s After-Party for The Armory Show: A photo journal


IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR A young, buoyant crowd, enlivened by the day’s nonstop art crush, landed on West 53rd Street to let loose at The Armory after-party to benefit The Museum of Modern Art and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. A VIEW FROM A BRIDGE BACKED BY MOMA DONORS PERFECT CRANIUM THREE MUSES MUSTACHIOED CONNECTION…


The Armory Show Modern (Pier 92): A photo journal


“The second year looks good,” commented Washburn, the type of dealer who makes returning to The Armory Fair Modern a pleasure.