Writings by David Cohen

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Making Space For Innocence: Bianca Beck at Rachel Uffner


An impressive debut show that marks affinities with two of the reviewer’s favorite painters


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Greg Drasler at Betty Cuningham


“packed like luggage, appointed like rooms and driven like automobiles.”


Serban Savu, The Card Players, 2011. Oil on canvas, 53-1/8 x 70-7/8 inches. Courtesy of David Nolan Gallery

Communism Never Happened: Serban Savu and the Cluj Connection


Extract from Cohen’s monograph on Savu as his show continues at David Nolan through October 22


Jennifer Riley, Mockingbird I, 2011. Oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches. Courtesy of Allegra LaViola

Last Chance: Soundings (Elizabeth Hazan, Jennifer Riley) at Janet Kurnatowski


Intense painterly dialogue in a recent Greenpoint show


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The Dutchmen’s Heir: Jenny Saville at Gagosian


The author is having a Frankenstein moment.  “Continuum” continues on Madison Ave through October 22.


Ronnie Landfield, What Gauguin Said, 1998. Acrylic on canvas, 97 x 78 inches. Courtesy of Stephen Haller Gallery

Color Field, Literally: Ronnie Landfield at Stephen Haller


His show, covering work from fourteen years, continues in Chelsea through October 15


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Maven of Watercolor: Susan Shatter, 1943–2011


Memorial set for October 5 at the Century Association


Haunch of Venison's new space at 550 West 21st Street

The In and Out Club: Haunch of Venison Takes Yvon Lambert Spot in Chelsea


Boundaries Obscured is the inaugural group exhibition


Oriane Stender pictured in Allan Stone's office in front of a work by Franz Kline

Stonewall Me and I’ll Facebook You!


Artist Oriane Stender exposes travails of the troubled Allan Stone Gallery


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Mandalas Amidst the Plaids: Stephen Mueller, 1947-2011


A tribute to the painter and writer who died last week.