Writings by David Carrier

Luca Del Baldo, Thomas McEvilley - The Visionary Academy of Ocular Mentality, 2010. Oil on Belgian linen, 40 x 30 cm. Collection of Thomas McEvilley. Courtesy of the Artist.

Fearless and Philosophical, Subtle and Inquisitive: Thomas McEvilley, 1939-2013


The Sanskrit scholar who took on MoMA


installation shot of the exhibition under review, courtesy of Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.

In Search of the Mutable: Peter Soriano at Lennon Weinberg


“To deconstruct painting is also simultaneously to reconstruct this medium”


David Salle's Tapestries/Battles/Allegories at Lever House, installation shot, courtesy Lever House Art Collection

David Salle 24/7: A Show at Lever House


Tapestries/Battles/Allegories was on view until January 25th


Eugène Leroy, Nu blanc couché au grand visage, 1991 [detail]. Oil on canvas, 38 1/4 x 57 1/2 inches. Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery

An Extreme Painter: Eugène Leroy at Michael Werner


Nudes on view through January 5


Alan Shields, Maze, 1981-82. Acrylic and thread on canvas, cotton belting, Velcro, aluminum pipe, 87 x 219 x 219 inches. Courtesy of Greenberg Van Doren Gallery

A Maze and Grace: Alan Shields takes Color Field for a Walk


Alan Shield’s Maze is on view at Greenberg Van Doren through December 21


Jiro Yoshihara, Work, 1965. Oil on canvas, 71-5/8 x 89-3/8 inches. Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth

What if…? Gutai, Japan’s New York School


A Visual Essay on Gutai at Hauser & Wirth, through October 27


Pierre Soulages, Painting, November 20, 1956 (Peinture, 20 novembre 1956), 1956 Oil on canvas, 195 x 130.2 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Sweeney Guards the Horned Gates: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim


A recent show celebrated collecting tastes of the 1950s


Rudolf Stingel, Untitled, 1987. Oil and enamel on canvas, 78 by 186 inches. Courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery

Abstraction Goes Underground: The Painting Factory at LA MoCA


“Abstraction After Warhol” featured 11 painters, most not using brushes


Wu Guangzhong, Pines and Rocks of the Lao Mountains," 1987, Ink and color on rice paper, H. 70.9 in x W. 37.4 in (180 x 95 cm), Shanghai Art Museum

A Triumphant Survivor: The Ink Paintings of Wu Guanzhong


His show this spring was at the Asia Society


André Masson, Corrida au soleil, 1936. Oil on canvas, 29-3/8 x 50-3/4 inches. © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Courtesy Blain Di Donna

“Desire Causes the Current to Flow”: André Masson’s Innovations in Taste


A twenty year survey of the Surrealist master at Blain/Di Donna through June 15