Writings by David Cohen

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…


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…


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…


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…


Eric Fischl at Mary Boone, Marlene Dumas at Zwirner & Wirth


Eric Fischl at Mary Boone through until April 23 (541 W. 24th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-752-2929) Marlene Dumas at Zwirner & Wirth until April 23 (32 E. 69th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues, 212-517-8677) MAKING MOVIES IN THE BEDROOM In March 2002 Eric Fischl was let loose in Mies van der…


Logical Conclusions at PaceWildenstein


Logical Conclusions: 40 Years of Rule-Based Art PaceWildenstein through March 2 534 W. 25th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212 929-7000 WHEN THE RULE RULED No one would say conceptual art was ever laugh-a-minute, but even this driest, most austere and self-consciously cerebral of art movements had its light side. In place of the…


Cecily Brown at Gagosian and Marc Quinn at Mary Boone


Cecily Brown at Gagosian until February 26 555 W. 24th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-741-1111 Marc Quinn at Mary Boone until February 26 529 W. 24th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-752-2929 Cecily Brown discovered, as a teenager, that she was the daughter of the man some believe to have been England’s…


Anthony Caro at Mitchell-Innes & Nash


“Anthony Caro: Painted Sculpture” at Mitchell-Innes & Nash until February 6 1018 Madison Avenue between 78th and 79th Streets, 212-744-7400 You could call Sir Anthony Caro the Madonna of sculpture. However irreverent to recall the Pop diva in relation to so high-minded a modernist as Mr. Caro, the sculptor shares with the entertainer a protean…


Robert Ryman at PaceWildenstein and Milton Avery at Knoedler & Co


Robert Ryman PaceWildenstein until January 8 (534 W. 25th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-929-7000). Milton Avery: Onrushing Waves Knoedler & Company until January 29 (19 E. 70th Street, between Madison and Fifth Avenues, 212-794-0550). Just as representation alters the way we view reality, abstraction has the same effect on representation itself: it has…


David Reed at Max Protetch, Garth Evans at Lori Bookstein, Lisa Hoke at Elizabeth Harris, Alfred Leslie at Allan Stone


“David Reed” at Max Protetch until December 23 (511 W. 22 Street between 10th & 11th Avenues, 212-633-6999). “Garth Evans, Watercolors” at Lori Bookstein until January 7 (37 W. 57th Street, 212-750-0949). “Lisa Hoke: The Gravity of Color” at Elizabeth Harris until December 23 (529 W. 20th Street between 10th & 11th Avenues, 212-463-9666). “Alfred…