Writings by David Cohen

Ena Swansea, Night and Day Reversible Sofa, 2014. Steel, auto body paint, burlap, fake fur, feathers, and computerized reproductions of paintings, on dye-sublimation casino gaming suede, 35.25 x 157 x 33.5 inches, Edition of 8, 2 APs. Courtesy of Friendman Benda Gallery. Photo: Christopher Burke Studio

Night and Day: Ena Swansea, Reversible


A show of paintings and a sofa at Friedman Benda, through February 15


Still from Breaking The Frame: A film by Marielle Nitoslawska with Carolee Schneemann

Film Joy: Marielle Nitoslawska on Carolee Schneemann


“Breaking The Frame” at Anthology Film Archive thru’ February 6


Photograph by Dennis Kardon of a detail of Balthus, Thérèse Dreaming,1938. Oil on canvas, 59 x 51 inches. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, 1998 © Balthus

Cats and Girls: artcritical’s Roundtable on Balthus at the Met


with Duncan Hannah, Dennis Kardon, David Carbone, Christina Kee, Vincent Katz, Nora Griffin


Will Cotton, Cupcake Papers, 2013. 2 color lithograph with hand-coloring on handmade paper, 26 x 20 1/2 inches, edition of 25. Courtesy of Pace Editions, Inc

Come Like Shadows


The first in a new series at artcritical where curators present their projects


Katherine Bradford, Ship With 5 Moons, 2012-13. Oil on canvas, 61 x 69 inches. Courtesy of the Artist

Coming Together: Surviving Sandy in Sunset Park


brainchild of Brooklyn’s living treasure, Phong Bui


Ellen Lanyon, Fisch, 2009. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches. Courtesy of Pavel Zoubok Gallery

Ellen Lanyon: 1926 – 2013


In tribute to an indomitable spirit, an artist of great integrity and a force for good


David Rhodes, Untitled, 2013. Acrylic on raw canvas, 20 x 19 inches. Courtesy of Hionas Gallery

Starkness and Range: David Rhodes at Hionas Gallery


In its last week, a remarkable New York debut on the Lower East Side


Hilary Harkness, Red Sky in the Morning, 2010-11. Oil on panel, 37 x 42 inches. Courtesy the artist and Mary Boone Gallery, New York

Relentless Yet Dispassionate: Hilary Harkness at the Flag Art Foundation


A review nine years in the making of a show that closes this weekend


David Diao, 40 Years of His Art, 2013. Acrylic and vinyl on canvas, 40 x 60 inches. Courtesy of Postmasters

Towards A Sense of Closure: David Diao’s TMI at Postmasters


The last day of show and space alike is Saturday, April 27.


Marina Adams, Spin, 2010. Acrylic on Linen, 48 x 48 inches. Courtesy of Hionas Gallery

Post Hard: Marina Adams at Hionas Gallery


Quietly audacious abstract paintings on the Lower East Side