Writings by David Brody

Marsha Cottrell, Aperture Series (15), 2014. Laser toner on paper, unique, 11-3/4 x 18-1/8 inches. Courtesy of Eleven Rivington

The Deliciousness of Staying Still: Marsha Cottrell at Eleven Rivington


“she treats electrostatic toner as a rich, primordial mezzotint”


Alexander Ross, Untitled, 2014. Crayon on paper, 30 x 22 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and David Nolan Gallery.

Hybrids, Mutants: Alexander Ross at David Nolan


A show of “Archimboldo-esque coagulations that insist on being read as faces.”


detail of Roxy Paine, Checkpoint, 2014. Courtesy of Marianne Boesky Gallery

Denuded Lens: Roxy Paine at Marianne Boesky


spatial and informational compression in sculptures of relentless, scrupulous exploration


Matt Freedman, excerpt from Relatively Indolent But Relentless: A Cancer Treatment Journal, 2014.

Cancer, Chemo, Comedy: David Brody on Matt Freedman’s Cancer Treatment Journal


David Brody on Matt Freedman’s dark, comic, and touching memoir of recovery from cancer.


Installation view, DMMDIA at Smack Mellon, 2014.  Photo: Etienne Frossard

A Concentrated Rectangle of Glitz: Rob Hickman in Dumbo


His Smack Mellon installation inspires a “rave” review – and a proposition


Paul Glabicki, RELATIVITY # 6, 2013. Graphite pencil, Prismacolor pencil, ink acrylic on paper, 31-1/2 x 34-1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Kim Foster Gallery

Hyper-Saturation of Sign and Signifier: Paul Glabicki’s Relativity


At Kim Foster Gallery through February 15


Matthew Blackwell, He Tries, 2011, detail. Oil and acrylic on canvas with collage, 65-1/5 x 46-1/2 inches. Courtesy of Edward Thorp Gallery

Bear Men in the Twilight Zone: Matthew Blackwell at Edward Thorp


His sculptures and paintings explicitly cross-pollinate for the first time


Installation view: Aldo Tambellini, We Are The Primitives Of A New Era at James Cohan Gallery, 2013. Photographer: Bill Orcutt

Spooky and Luscious: Aldo Tambellini at James Cohan


Reconstructed environments of pioneering cameraless films prefigure upcoming MoMA screenings


Joan Linder, Counter, sink, 2013. Ink on paper, accordion book, 31 x 156-1/2 inches (open). Courtesy of the Artist and Mixed Greens.

Joan Linder at Mixed Greens


on view through May 24


Steve Wheeler, Introducing Miss America II, 1947, Tempera and ink on paper, 9 ¾ x 11 7/8 inches, courtesy of David Findlay Jr Gallery

The Freewheelin’ Steve Wheeler: David Brody and Drew Lowenstein in Conversation


Regulars at artcritical test the enduring relevance of the pioneer Indian Space painter