Writings by David Carrier

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

Carol Szymanski, Ceci n'est pas un Kosuth, 2012. Blue fluorescent light, approx. 34 x 34 inches. Courtesy of Guided By Invoices

How Capitalism Functions: Carol Syzmanski at Guided by Invoices

“this marvelously suggestive mini-retrospective” is up through May 26

Jacqueline Humphries, Untitled, 2012. Oil on canvas, 80 x 87 inches. Courtesy of Greene Naftali Gallery

Skepticism Free: The Abstract Paintings of Jacqueline Humphries

A review of her recent show at Greene Naftali

Thornton Dial, Untitled, c. 2003. Mixed Media, 48 x 34 inches. Courtesy of Allegra Laviola Gallery

From Rags to… Found Boots, Gloves and Soda Cans: The Richness of Thornton Dial

This dispatch from New Orleans in 2011 offered as a tribute to the artist who died recently

James Cahill, courtesy UC Berkeley

“A Pure and Remote View”: James Cahill on Scholarship and the Web

A veteran historian of Chinese and Japanese art

Guercino (Francesco Barbieri), Et in Arcadia Ego, 1618-22. Oil on canvas, 82 x 91 cm. Galleria Borghese, Rome

Working Space 1600: Shows in Rome of Guercino, Caravaggio and their Contemporaries

Reflections on Baroque painting and modernism.

Gerhard Richter, Grau, 1974. Oil on canvas, 78 3/4 x 59 1/8 inches. Private Collection. Photo Nicholas Moss

Its a Gray Old World: Grisaille at Luxembourg & Dayan

Not just another color: grisaille in historically diverse show

Bob Thompson, Study for Expulsion and Nativity, 1966. oil pastel and ink on paper, 9 x 12 inches. Courtesy of Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects

Looking to Poussin: Bob Thompson’s Drawings

on view at at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects through January 8