Benjamin la Rocco



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Art on the Line

Sunday, May 1st, 2005

Galeria Janet Kurnatowski 205 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn April 29 – May 28, 2005 Painting is most exciting when it engages your grey matter as much as your guts. It’s amazing that an object on a wall – little more than a poster really – can get a mature adult’s mind racing and body trembling. At…


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Linda Francis

Wednesday, December 1st, 2004

Sarah Moody Gallery of Art University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama 19 November – 19 December 2004 In an exhibition entitled “quanta,” at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Linda Francis shows paintings and drawings that draw on physics to premise patterns for the development of form in nature. Her work extrapolates form from a grid…


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Jonas Mekas: “From Brooklyn, with Love” (with Martha Colburn and Auguste Varkalis)

Friday, October 1st, 2004

Sideshow Gallery 319 Bedford Avenue Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 718 486 8180 In his show “From Brooklyn With Love,” Jonas Mekas exhibits films and stills in which the world is recorded without innuendo or guile. As in all his work known to me, Mekas’ companions and surroundings reveal themselves as one assumes they were encountered…


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Chris Martin

Friday, October 1st, 2004

Sideshow 319 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn NY 11211 September 17 – October 24, 2005 Art belongs to everyone. So Chris Martin has it at his current show at Sideshow. Or should I say around Sideshow.  The first thing one notices on the approach is one of Martin’s signature abstractions looming large in black and red on the…


Andrew Masullo: Recent Paintings

Sunday, August 1st, 2004

Joan T. Washburn 20 West 57 Street, New York, N.Y., 10019 212-397-6780 June 3 – July 23, 2004 The extraordinary thing about Andrew Masullo’s current show at Washburn is its variety. In a period in which painters are constantly categorized as abstract or representational, geometric or organic, hard edge or painterly, Andrew Masullo exhibits a…


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Robert Sussman

Saturday, May 1st, 2004

CUE Art Foundation 511 West 25th Street, Ground Floor New York, New York 10001 Tel: 212-206-3583 Robert Sussman’s show at Cue Art Foundation breathes the same Chelsea air as that of his esteemed predecessor Willem de Kooning at Gagosian. I visited the latter just before the former. Unfair perhaps, comparing the two seems nonetheless profitable;…


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Ann Craven

Thursday, April 1st, 2004

Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert Inc. 524 W 19, 2nd fl NY, NY 10011 phone: 212-807-9494 closes April 15, 2004 Ann Craven’s paintings at Gasser and Grunert are confounding. In terms of subject matter, they couldn’t be more straightforward – deer in fields and birds on branches. One painting, one animal for the most part,…