Writings by David Brody

a work by Ellen Rand, details to follow

A Passionate, Upbeat Advocate: Ellen Rand, Artist and Gallerist, 1941-2016


Founder of 101 Gallery in Brooklyn, who died this summer


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Haptic Hallucinations: The “Suns” and “Wavy Rays” of Karen Arm


on view at P.P.O.W. through June 25


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Built Differently: Mernet Larsen’s Strange Constructions


The artist makes strange use of perspective, planes, and other building blocks of composition and narrative.


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Exercycles and Sweethearts: Firewall Internet Café


Baidu versus Google at a pop-up exhibition


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Swansong for the Williamsburg Scene: Mike Ballou at Pierogi


His goofy sculptures help close Pierogi’s main space in Brooklyn as they move to Manhattan


Installation view, Joan Linder: Project Sunshine at Mixed Greens Gallery, 2015

Love Canal: Joan Linder at Mixed Greens


Project Sunshine is penultimate show at much-valued gallery, closing Saturday


Carlo Ferraris A Flat, B Flat, B Sharp, 2015 Amplifier, keyboard, screw 68 x 24 x 18 inches, Courtesy LYNCH THAM

Nobody’s Chump: Carlo Ferraris at LYNCH THAM


I’m no longer obsessed with winning, his solo show, up through June 7


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Don Voisine at McKenzie Fine Art


through June 14


Photograph of Selina Trieff in 1960

Drawn to the Larger Mystery: Selina Trieff, 1934 to 2015


Her paintings were a comedy of strangely familiar selves


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”