Posts from April, 2010

The Painting Center Moves to Chelsea


After 16 years in SoHo, the Painting Center opens its doors in Chelsea at a new location at 547 West 27th Street on the 5th Floor.  Their inaugural show opens on April 13 with a group invitational show titled Continuing Color Abstraction, curated by Rella Stuart-Hunt the main gallery and Phillis Ideal: Recent Paintings in…


American Academy of Arts and Letters Announces New Members and Award Recipients


Each year, the American Academy of Arts and Letters honors of 50 composers, artists, architects and writers with cash awards ranging from $5000 to $75,000.  This year’s winners are to be announced in a private ceremony that takes place on May 16, 2010.  In addition, four Honorary Members will be inducted into the Academy: the…


Kenneth Noland Estate is now represented by Mitchell-Innes & Nash


New York gallery Mitchell-Innes & Nash announced that it now exclusively represents the estate of American Color Field painter Kenneth Noland. Noland, who died in January 2010 of kidney cancer in his home in Port Clyde, Maine, was one of the best-known Color Field painters to emerge in the 1960s. Art critic Clement Greenberg championed…


Shirley Jaffe: Selected Paintings, 1969 – 2009 at Tibor de Nagy


Jaffe completely jettisoned the stiff grid and strict geometric shapes in favor of a loose, undeniably playful series of rectangles with interior forms.


John Griefen: Recent Paintings at Gary Snyder Project Space


The ensemble represents a series of very carefully thought-out painting decisions — yet never do the results look cold or calculated.


Liam Gillick at Casey Kaplan Gallery


Gillick’s show is cerebrally engaging and visually interesting, but the visual and cerebral components never coming together to form a layered experience.


Bill Jensen at Cheim & Read


Jensen is in some ways a reticent painter, removing all signs of a brushstroke. His quietness, though, becomes something else when one regards the casual mastery and expressiveness of color in much of his art.


Carl Fudge: Dazzle at Ronald Feldman Gallery


Sometimes Fudge seems to be searching for hidden sweet spots in the harmonics of recognition.


Memorial Celebrates Life and Work of Nancy Spero (1926-2009)


Cooper Union hosted a public commemoration of the life and work of Nancy Spero, pioneering feminist artist, on April 18, at 3pm. Speakers were slated to include friends, artists, arts professionals and writers: Benjamin Buchloh, Donna De Salvo, writer Christopher Lyon, Bartomeu Marí, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Kiki Smith, Robert Storr, and Nora York, among others,…


Loose Talk Costs $$$


Can sharing a bit of gossip cost you $8 million?  It might if you are high-powered art dealer and gallery owner David Zwirner. It all started when Miami collector Craig Robins resold a painting, Reinhardt’s Daughter, (1994) by Margaret Dumas through David Zwirner’s Chelsea gallery in 2004.  Zwirner apparently told the South African artist about…