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More Articles by Drew Lowenstein
Inaugural show at Chelsea’s latest gallery showcases eccentric abstractionist.
Her Lower East Side show, titled Canonical, extended through October 23
Heatwaves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield is at the Whitney until October 17
Dibenedetto, Siena and Ross have defined an architectural endoskeleton within the body of the biomorph.
Broken Flowers and Grass: Nature and Landscape in the Drawings of Anselm Kiefer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Kiefer is a complicated independent, one who adopts the revanchist Neo Expressionist mode of his peers, yet embraces and exposes the repressed and tangled complexities of German life.
In addition to his spontaneous brushstrokes, Blakelock explores a decalcomania-like technique of load, press, smear, and lift. This emphatically material-based process creates a raised, textural web of paint activity with a few scattered reds, oranges and yellows flecking a surface that is eerily similar to Jackson Pollock’s and as interesting to ponder.