Writings by David Cohen

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The New Landscape/The New Still Life: Soutine and Modern Art


Cheim & Read 547 W25 Street, between 10 and 11 Avenues, 212 242 7747 Until September 9 Like the artist it celebrates, “The New Landscape/The New Still Life: Soutine and Modern Art” is bursting with energy and ideas. The show presents Chaim Soutine 1893-1943) as a father figure of different traditions, American Abstract Expressionism and…


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Ellsworth Kelly’s Plant Lithographs


As the Met displays his plant drawings, we revisit a show of prints of the same theme


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Ron Gorchov: Double Trouble at MoMA P.S. 1


A  review from 2006 retrieved for his new show at Cheim & Read


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Nightmares of Summer at Marvelli, Re:Location at Alexander & Bonin, A Brighter Day at James Cohan Gallery


NIGHTMARES OF SUMMER Marvelli Gallery through July 8 526 West 26 Street 2nd Floor, between 10 and 11 Avenues, 212 627 3363 RE:LOCATION Alexander & Bonin through July 28 132 Tenth Avenue at 19 Street, 212 367 7474 A BRIGHTER DAY James Cohan Gallery through July 14 533 West 26 Street, between 10 and 11 Avenues,…


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Joseph Marioni at Peter Blum, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe at Gray Kapernekas, Thomas Nozkowski at BravinLee Programs, Steven Mueller at Baumgartner Gallery


JOSEPH MARIONI Peter Blum until July 1 526 W. 29th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-244-6055 JEREMY GILBERT-ROLFE Gray Kapernekas until June 17 526 W. 26th Street, no. 814, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-462-4150 THOMAS NOZKOWSKI: WORKS ON PAPER BravinLee programs until June 17 526 W. 26th Street, no. 211, between Tenth and…


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The Edward R. Broida Collection at MoMA


AGAINST THE GRAIN: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM THE EDWARD R. BROIDA COLLECTION Museum of Modern Art, New York Until July 10 (11 West 53rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues) Thanks to the late Edward Broida, the second floor of the new MoMA looks better than ever. The items on view in “Against the Grain: Contemporary…


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Tom Wesselmann


TOM WESSELMANN: THE SIXTIES L&M Arts through April 15 (45 E78 Street at Madison Avenue, 212 861 0020) TOM WESSELMANN: SUNSET NUDES Robert Miller Gallery through April 22 (524 W26 Street, between 10 and 11 Avenues, 212 366 4774) A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, March 30, 2006 The sublime…


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Yvonne Jacquette: Arrivals and Departures at DC Moore Gallery


Until April 22 724 Fifth Avenue at 57 Street, 212 247 2111 The paintings of Yvonne Jacquette are at once immensely likeable and seriously odd.  There is a compelling sense of presentness in her density of color and form, quirky and chirpy, and yet they are weirdly alienating precisely thanks to the same manic qualities….


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Rachel Whiteread at Luhring Augustine, Calder at PaceWildenstein, Philip Grausman at Lohin, Geduld


RACHEL WHITEREAD: BIBLIOGRAPHY Luhring Augustine thru March 31, 531 W24, 212 206 9100 CALDER: FROM MODEL TO MONUMENT PaceWildenstein thru March 4, 545 W 22 PHILIP GRAUSMAN Lohin, Geduld thru March 11, 531 W25, 212 675 2656 Monuments maybe every sculptor’s dream, but they can be a mixed blessing. They communicate beyond the artworld with…


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Thomas Nozkowski at Max Protetch, Tony Berlant at Lennon, Weinberg


THOMAS NOZKOWSKI Max Protetch until March 18 (511 W. 22 Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-633-6999) TONY BERLANT: Within Lennon, Weinberg until March 11 (514 W. 24 Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-941-0012) Thomas Nozkowski’s paintings call out for oxymoronic exaltations: bravura reticence! Fluent awkwardness! Grandiose humility! Mr. Nozkowski’s inventions burst with a…