Writings by David Cohen

Sean Scully at Galerie Lelong, Ron Gorchov at Vito Schnabel


Sean Scully at Galerie Lelong until June 25 528 W 26 Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, 212 315 0470 Ron Gorchov at Vito Schnabel until June 25 250 Hudson Street, between Broome and Dominic, 212 627 7011 Perhaps it is his name that sets it off, but Sean Scully’s show of new paintings at…


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Remote Viewing at the Whitney Museum and David Brody at Pierogi


“Remote Viewing: Invented Worlds in Recent Painting and Drawing” Whitney Museum of American Art 945 Madison Avenue at 75 Street through October 9, 2005 The title of the Whitney’s new, “way out” exhibition — like so much else in it — has been borrowed from the 1960s. At a cool moment in the Cold War, the…


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Jasper Johns at Matthew Marks and Chuck Close at PaceWildenstein


“Jasper Johns: Catenary” Matthew Marks until June 25 (522 W 22 Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212 243 0200) “Chuck Close: Recent Paintings” PaceWildenstein until June 18 (534 W25 Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212 929 7000) Jasper Johns is one of the great “noodlers” of modern art. Noodling, a term that enjoyed…


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Elizabeth Huey at Feigen Contemporary, Hilary Harkness at Mary Boone, Thomas Trosch at Fredericks Freiser


Elizabeth Huey through May 28 at Feigen Contemporary, 535 W 20th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, 212-929-0500. Hilary Harkness through June 25 at Mary Boone, 745 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street, 212-752-2929. Thomas Trosch through June 10 at Fredericks Freiser, 504 W 22nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, 212-633-6555. Can a socially progressive…


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Karin Davie at Mary Boone, Pat Steir at Cheim & Read, Pamela Crimmins at Littlejohn Contemporary


Karin Davie until June 25 at Mary Boone, 541 W. 24th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues. Pat Steir: Moons and a River until May 7 at Cheim & Read, 547 W. 25th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-242-7727. Pamela Crimmins: Dreamhouse until May 26 at Littlejohn Contemporary, 41 E. 57th Street, at Madison…


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William Tucker: Recent Sculpture


McKee Gallery until June 3 745 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street, 212-688-5951. A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, April 28, 2005 They say inside every fat man a thin one is trying to escape: Might the same be true of sculpture? William Tucker’s career traces a trajectory from the skeletal…


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Julian Schnabel at C&M Arts


Julian Schnabel: Selected Paintings through June 4, 2005 at C&M Arts, 45 East 78th Street, New York, 212-861-0020. A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, April 21, 2005 Eighteen months ago, on these pages, I treated the latest paintings of Julian Schnabel to severe deprecation. In regretting any absence of resistance…


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Robert Gober at Matthew Marks Gallery


RECRUCIFYING THE STARR REPORT Until April 23 523 W. 24th Street, between Tenth Avenue and West Street, 212-243-0200 At the ecclesiastical-sounding Matthew Marks Gallery, everything is set up like a church. A nave of sepulchral objects leads the eye directly to a high altar, dominated by a crucifix. This is flanked by a pair of…


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Alexander Ross at Feature Gallery, Gary Hume at Matthew Marks, Magnus von Plessen at Barbara Gladstone


Alexander Ross through April 23 at Feature Gallery, 530 West 25th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-675-7772. Gary Hume through April 30 at Matthew Marks, 523 West 24th Street, 212-243-0200. Magnus von Plessen through April 23 at Barbara Gladstone, 515 West 24th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-206-9300 A typical Alexander Ross painting…


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Wayne Thiebaud: High Cholesterol Nonedibles


“Wayne Thiebaud: Since 1962: A Survey” through May 27, 2005 Allan Stone Gallery 113 East 90th Street, New York, 212 987 4997. A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, April 7, 2005 There is a legend concerning the art critic Roger Fry that as a young man traveling in Italy he would…