Writings by David Cohen

Yvonne Jacquette


Canaletto of the Skies Yvonne Jacquette has had a busy summer. Most of it, as usual, has been spent in Maine – she’s summered in the state since 1954. But there have been trips back to the city to make the final choice of photographs for the definitive book about the work of her late…


Gary Hume, Kate, 1996. Gloss paint and paper on aluminium panel, 82 x 46 inches, Courtesy Jay Jopling/White Cube (London

Kate Moss


Whatever it says in “The Wasteland,” from an art critic’s point of view, August is the cruelest month. Even the lingering group shows, the staple summer fare, peter out in the weeks before Labor Day. After Labor Day, la deluge, but when New York newspapers that usually don’t venture north of 90th Street start to…


Richard Stankiewicz at AXA Gallery and Rachel Harrison, Hirsch Perlman, Dieter Roth, Jack Smith, Rebecca Warren at Matthew Marks Gallery


“Miracle in the Scrap Heap: The Sculpture of Richard Stankiewicz” at AXA Gallery until September 25 (The Equitable Building Atrium, 787 Seventh Avenue, at 51st Street, 212-554-2015). Rachel Harrison, Hirsch Perlman, Dieter Roth, Jack Smith, Rebecca Warren at Matthew Marks Gallery until September 13 (523 W. 24th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-243-0200) “A…


Watercolor at Kouros Gallery


23 East 73 Street New York NY 10021, 212 288 5888 August 6-22, 2003 exhibition travels to Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center Auburn, NY in May-June 2004 Watercolor, once the Cinderella of mediums, has been having a ball recently. Pamela Auchincloss and Melissa Meyer curated a survey of 22 abstract painters who use watercolor in 2001…


Peter Reginato at The Hudson River Museum, Aleš Veselý at Carosso Fine Art, Wim Devoye in Madison Square Park


Eye Candy: Sculptures by Peter Reginato at The Hudson River Museum until September 7 (511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, 914 963-4550) Aleš Veselý: Infinite Point: Works on paper & studies for sculpture at Carosso Fine Art through September 25 (42 E 76 New York, between Fifth and Madison Avenues, 212-744-5400) Wim Delvoye in Madison Square Park…


Nature Photography at JG/Contemporary, Alternate Visions at Katharina Rich Perlow


“Nature Photography” JG/Contemporary until August 7 1014 Madison Ave, at 78th Street, 212 535 5767 “Alternate Visions: Contemporary Landscape” Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, until August 29 41 E 57th Street, 13th Floor, between Fifth Ave and Madison Ave, 212 644 7171 A version of this article first appeared in The New York Sun, July 31,…


Paul Resika at Vered Gallery, Louis Finkelstein at Lori Bookstein Fine Art


“Resika: A Decade of Painting 1993-2003″ at Vered Gallery until August 6 (68 Park Place Passage, opposite East Hampton Cinema, East Hampton, New York, 631-324-3303). “Louis Finkelstein: The Late Pastels, 1990-1999″ at Lori Bookstein Fine Art until July 25 (50 East 78th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues, 212-439-9605). Every picture by Paul Resika is…


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…


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…


Divergent at Galerie Lelong and Summer Color at Elizabeth Harris


“Divergent” at Galerie Lelong until August 1 528 West 26th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-315-0470 “Summer Color” at Elizabeth Harris until July 18 529 West 20th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-463-9666 Summer is for group shows, with themes and premises kept seasonally light. The economic determinant is traffic, likewise light. No…