Writings by David Cohen

Pat Passlof in her studio on Manhattan's Lower East Side. (c) Alice Sebrell

Pat Passlof, 1928-2011

Memorial Celebration at College of Staten Island this Sunday, November 18

Still from Marina Abramovic, Nude with Skeleton, 2002. Courtesy the artist and Sean Kelly Gallery

Who Will Rein Her In? Marina Abramovic versus Yvonne Rainer

Veteran dancer protests  “degenerate” Deitch gala:  youngsters rotated  for diners’ entertainment


Making Space For Innocence: Bianca Beck at Rachel Uffner

An impressive debut show that marks affinities with two of the reviewer’s favorite painters


Greg Drasler at Betty Cuningham

“packed like luggage, appointed like rooms and driven like automobiles.”

Serban Savu, The Card Players, 2011. Oil on canvas, 53-1/8 x 70-7/8 inches. Courtesy of David Nolan Gallery

Communism Never Happened: Serban Savu and the Cluj Connection

Extract from Cohen’s monograph on Savu as his show continues at David Nolan through October 22

Jennifer Riley, Mockingbird I, 2011. Oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches. Courtesy of Allegra LaViola

Last Chance: Soundings (Elizabeth Hazan, Jennifer Riley) at Janet Kurnatowski

Intense painterly dialogue in a recent Greenpoint show


The Dutchmen’s Heir: Jenny Saville at Gagosian

The author is having a Frankenstein moment.  “Continuum” continues on Madison Ave through October 22.

Ronnie Landfield, What Gauguin Said, 1998. Acrylic on canvas, 97 x 78 inches. Courtesy of Stephen Haller Gallery

Color Field, Literally: Ronnie Landfield at Stephen Haller

His show, covering work from fourteen years, continues in Chelsea through October 15


Maven of Watercolor: Susan Shatter, 1943–2011

Memorial set for October 5 at the Century Association

Haunch of Venison's new space at 550 West 21st Street

The In and Out Club: Haunch of Venison Takes Yvon Lambert Spot in Chelsea

Boundaries Obscured is the inaugural group exhibition