Writings by David Cohen

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Big in Brooklyn


A passerby this wet and frigid Saturday morning at the corner of Nostrand Ave and Pacific Street in Crown Heights might wish they were in Miami, all the more so if they’re an art aficionado. But the bright lights of a LinkNYC kiosk promises an event that only Brooklyn boasts: The Review Panel (rechristened by WNYC for clarity) this…


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Mira Schor at Lyles & King


“Mira Schor’s project space exhibition, The Red Tie Paintings, pulsates with lyrical fury.”


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Saturday is the last chance to see Peter Doig at Michael Werner ahead of The Review Panel, Monday at Brooklyn Public Library


Doig’s show is one of four to be discussed by my guests Siri Hustvedt, Jason Stopa, and Lilly Wei. The other shows are downtown: John Zurier at Peter Blum; Dana James at The Lodge; and Kate Shepherd at 56Henry. You can see James and Shepherd Sunday but as Blum is open Tuesday to Saturday, Saturday is also…


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Brenda Zlamany at the Derfner Judaica Museum, Bronx


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Jacob El Hanani Linescape: Four Decades at Acquavella Galleries


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Janet Fish, Salad Fixings, 1983. Oil on linen, 38 x 56 inches. Courtesy of the artist and DC Moore Gallery

Janet Fish: Pinwheels and Poppies, Paintings 1980-2008 at DC Moore Gallery


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Poetry by Other Means: The Collages of John Ashbery


Is there something intrinsic to the appeal of collage to writers — to moving bits of paper around in startling, revelatory juxtapositions? The coincidence of two shows of collages by writers of markedly different ilk – a sometime poet laureate and a member of the third estate – begs the question.


Clintel Steed, Runners #1 (Olympic Series), 2017. Oil on masonite, 48 x 19 inches. Courtesy of the Artist

“That is What Painters Do. We Look for Subject Matter”: Clintel Steed in conversation with David Cohen


“I wanted to paint this subject because all the athletes are so in tune with themselves”


Lois Dickson, Aria, 2017. Oil on linen, 72 x 60 inches. Courtesy of the Artist

A Playpen Within A Battlefield: The Paintings of Lois Dickson


To greet her current show at the New York Studio School, an essay published last summer


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A Topical Pick from the Archives: Ali Banisadr at Sperone Westwater


a review from 2014 as Banisadr shows new work at the same gallery