Writings by David Cohen

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Giverny at Salon 94, Jules Olitski at Ameringer & Yohe Fine Art


Giverny, at Salon 94, 12 East 94th Street, between Fifth and Madison, New York NY 10128, T 646 672 9212, open Monday to Wednesday, 10 to 5 by appointment, through August 13 Jules Olitski: Spray Paintings of the 1960s, at Ameringer & Yohe Fine Art, 20 W 57, 2nd fl, between Fifth and Sixth, New…


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Sarah Sze at the Whitney Museum, Collage/Construction at Pavel Zoubok


“Sarah Sze: The Triple Point of Water” at Whitney Museum of American Art until October 9 (945 Madison Avenue, at 75th Street, 212-570-3676)) “Collage/Construction” at Pavel Zoubok until August 15 (1014 Madison Avenue, at 78th Street, 212-879-5858) With her installation “The Triple Point of Water” in the Whitney’s appropriately moat-like sculpture court, Sarah Sze has…


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R.B. Kitaj


Renewal and Resistance “Where are all the beautiful women?” a lady asks R.B. Kitaj during the packed opening of his recent show at L.A. Louver, a leading gallery in Venice, California. “What?”, he replies, incredulously. Mr. Kitaj has battled deafness for many years, but even so would have had difficulty comprehending this question. The lady…


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James Siena at BravinLee Programs and Online at Feigen Contemporary


If Paul Klee could famously “take line for a walk,” then James Siena has taken it to the wild side.


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Lisa Yuskavage at Marianne Boesky and Kara Walker at Brent Sikkema


Lisa Yuskavage at Marianne Boesky, through June 27 535 W 22nd Street 212-680-9889 Kara Walker: Drawings, at Brent Sikkema, through July 25 530 W 22nd Street- 212-929-2262 Kara Walker and Lisa Yuskavage are showing right on the same block (West 22nd Street). Are they a chip off the same block, too? They both take postmodern…


Ellsworth Kelly at Matthew Marks, Frank Stella at Paul Kasmin and Suzan Frecon at Lawrence Markey


Ellsworth Kelly: Matrix, Matthew Marks Gallery, 523 West 24 Street and 522 West 22nd Street Ellsworth Kelly: Self-Portrait Drawings 1944-1992 at Matthew Marks Gallery, 529 West 21 Street, through June 28, 212-243-0200 Frank Stella: Recent Work, Paul Kasmin Gallery, 293 Tenth Avenue, through June 28, 212-563-4474 Suzan Frecon Paintings, Lawrence Markey Gallery, 42 East 76th…


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High & Inside at Marlborough and Bruce Pearson at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts


“High & Inside” at Marlborough Chelsea until June 7 (211 W 19th Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, 212-463-8634) Bruce Pearson: Paintings & Drawings” at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts until June 14 (31 Mercer Street, at Grand Street, 212-226-3232) It takes a real pro to pull together a group exhibition that identifies a significant trend…


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Ursula von Rydingsvard: Primitive Jarring


Galerie Lelong 528 West 26th Street, New York (212) 315-0470 May 9 to June 21, 2003 Part-creature, part-tomb, Pod Pacha is at once endearing and menacing, like a Precolumbian dog, or like Alfred Jarry’s pitiable buffoon Ubu Roi. A mechanized lid heaves and wobbles, its thudding and pounding reverberating around the gallery. Is the strange…


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Helen Frankenthaler, Joel Shapiro, 20th-Century Sculpture


Retrieved  in tribute to Helen Frankenthaler, December 12, 1928 – December 27, 2011


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Melissa Meyer


Melissa Meyer is big in Japan. Not in the euphemistic sense applied to rock stars, but literally. She has just completed her largest paintings to date there. Tokyo’s newest skyscraper, the Shiodome City Center, designed by Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo, and Associates, is also, at 43 floors, the tallest. Ms. Meyer has created a pair…