Writings by David Cohen

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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…


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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…


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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Harry Roseman at Davis & Langdale, Stephen Balkenhol at Barbara Gladstone, Tony Oursler at Metro Pictures, Bruce Gagnier at Lori Bookstein Fine Art


“Harry Roseman: Cloth” at Davis & Langdale until June 6 (231 E. 60th Street, between TK, 212-838-0333. Prices: $900-$8,000. Stephan Balkenhol at Barbara Gladstone Gallery until May 31 (515 W. 24th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-206-9300). Prices: The gallery declined to disclose its prices “Tony Oursler: Recent Works” at Metro Pictures until June…


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Francesco Clemente at Gagosian Gallery, Amy Sillman at Brent Sikkema, Sarah McEneaney at Schlesinger Limited


“Francesco Clemente: Paintings 2000-2003″ at Gagosian Gallery until June 21 – 555 W24th Street -212-741-1111 “Amy Sillman: I am curious (yellow)” at Brent Sikkema until May 28 – 530 W22nd Street – 212-929-2262 “Sarah McEneaney: Self Portrait” at Schlesinger Limited until “June 7″ – 24E 73rd Street – 212-734-3600 To view any large-scale exhibition of…


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Helen Frankenthaler, Joel Shapiro, 20th-Century Sculpture


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