Writings by David Cohen

Featured item from THE LIST: “The Invitational” at Arts & Letters


An antidote to the hypertension of the Whitney Biennial is to be found 150 blocks north at the American Academy of Arts & Letters at the “Annual Exhibition of Visual Arts,” on view through April 9. Selected by a committee of academicians, these are, very literally, artists’ artists. But don’t be deceived by the tasteful installation in gracious…


R.B. Kitaj, Los Angeles No. 11 2002-03 oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

R.B. Kitaj: Renewal and Resistance


An interview from 2003 greets the exhibition, R.B.Kitaj: The Exile at Home at Marlborough Chelsea


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See the shows this weekend for THE REVIEW PANEL Monday


Ubu Gallery, presenting Heide Hatry: Icons in Ash, is open Monday to Friday. This is one of five shows to be discussed at The Review Panel at Brooklyn Public Library on Monday (Note: not our usual Tuesday gathering) so see it today or on the day of the panel. The other artists I’ll discuss with…


Featured item from THE LIST: Doron Langberg at 1969


The breakout paintings of Doron Langberg from around five years ago collided intimism and raunch to potent effect. Their slow-read romantic symbolism hovered between coyness and luxuriance as if the brush could’t quite believe the homoerotic explicitness it was being enlisted to depict. The latest paintings from this still-young Israeli-born, UPenn and Yale graduate, on view…


featured item from THE LIST for Thursday, February 16: Ron Gorchov at Cheim & Read


“Ron Gorchov can lay claim to a rare achievement: He has created a distinctive form without becoming formulaic.” A typical show of his work is “lively, diverse, and energized. Far from being specific to one mood or message, Gorchov’s idiom turns out to have the flexibility of a sonnet, conveying a whole range of emotions…


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A featured item from “Week at a Glance” at THE LIST


Willard Boepple is deeply attuned to the shape of color. His sheer, skeletal sculptures, abstracted from their surroundings in emphatic though often offbeat monochromes, accentuate the sensation of a succession of planes. His unique screenprints, published in cycles, are supremely, playfully dimensional, teasing different readings within nested families of stenciled forms through intuitively progressive color variations. In what…


Fran O'Neill, Dance with me, 2016. Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist and David & Schweitzer

Fran O’Neill at David & Schweitzer


closing Sunday, 56 Bogart Street in Bushwick


Artwork by Andrea Champlin for The Women's March on Washington

The Art of Protest


A qualified response to the call of J20 for “An Act of Noncompliance on Inauguration Day”.


Stanley Lewis, Westport Train Station with Figures, 2009. Ink on paper, 13 x 23 inches. The Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection. Currently on view in the exhibition, Stanley Lewis: The Way Things Are at the New York Studio School through November 13

Generosity of Eye: William Louis-Dreyfus, 1932 to 1984


Countless individuals, institutions, and causes lost a remarkable and irreplaceable friend earlier this fall with the passing of collector and philanthropist William Louis-Dreyfus. He literally transformed the lives of artists whose works he amassed. A stalwart campaigner for social justice, he pioneered ways of fusing his twin passions for art and for serving the underprivileged…


John Newman, Blue Ribbon Teardrop, 2008. Wood burl, blown glass, acrylic paint on acqua resin, wood putty, Japanese paper, papier mache, Foamcore, armature wire, string, 14-1/2 x 15-1/2 x 9 inches. The Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection

Generosity of Eye: William Louis-Dreyfus, 1932 to 1984


Countless individuals, institutions, and causes lost a remarkable and irreplaceable friend earlier this fall with his passing