Posts from April, 2010

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…


Literally, the End of Metaphor


The downtown Brooklyn gallery, Metaphor Contemporary Art had its final show in March 2010.  The owners, Rene Lynch and Julian Jackson, have been wearing two hats since the gallery space opened in October 2001—both artist and dealer/curator.  After almost a decade of the balancing act of “being both” they have decided to dissolve the physical…


Ordway Winners Announced


Hazma Walker, writer/curator, and Polish video artist Artur Zmijewski are the winners of the 2010 Ordway Prize.  The award, named for naturalist, philanthropist and arts patron Katherine Ordway, comes with an unrestricted $100,000 cash prize.  It acknowledges the contributions of a mid-career curator/arts writer and artist whose work has had significant impact on the field…