Writings by David Cohen

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Mandalas Amidst the Plaids: Stephen Mueller, 1947-2011


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


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From September 2001: A Tribute to the Twin Towers


and from September 2011, a reminder of the loss of artist Michael Richards


Diana Al-Hadid, Trace of a Fictional Third, 2011 [detail]. Steel, polymer gypsum, wood, fiberglass and paint, 120 x 240 x 156 inches. Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York © Diana Al-Hadid. Photo: Jason Wyche

Ghost in the Machine: Diana Al-Hadid in Lost Paradise at Marianne Boesky


Part of a group show earlier this summer


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Purism for Pragmatists: Stephen Westfall as Painter and Curator


The Ghost in the Machine at Lennon, Weinberg; REVERIE at Zürcher


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A Feast for the Eyes (and Mouth): Malado Baldwin at Nolita Open House, plus Hummus


A one day show offered short viewing hours but a long view of the paintings


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The Mixologist: Peter Reginato at Heidi Cho


Peter Reginato’s gutsy, boisterous assemblages mate the mediums of sculpture and painting.  It would simply be insufficient to describe the components of his collages in steel as colorful.  Welded sculptural form becomes the unlikely support for what would anyway be a dense, involved composition were it contained within the politely conventional dimensions of a stretched…


Sebastian Smee, Art Critic of the Boston Globe

Pulitzer won by Boston Globe Art Critic Sebastian Smee


Only the third art critic to pick up this prestigious prize.


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“Like Renoir, he doesn’t only paint with his brush”: Raoul Middleman’s Baltimore Babes


Exhibition at Kouros Gallery runs through April 2.


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Sleep Patterns: Laurie Frick in LA


at Edward Cella Art + Architecture through  April 2.


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Stereo Cropdusting: Eve Sonneman at Nohra Haime


Works of the 1970s, on view through March 12