Writings by David Cohen


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


Mandalas Amidst the Plaids: Stephen Mueller, 1947-2011

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


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


Purism for Pragmatists: Stephen Westfall as Painter and Curator

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

Norwood Pratt speaking at a previous meeting of the World Tea Expo. Photo (c) 2009 Jennifer Leigh Sauer

Sin City Goes Tea Total

artcritical editor David Cohen reports from the World Tea Expo, Las Vegas


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…