Writings by Eric Gelber

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Norbert Schwontkowski and Jockum Nordström


Norbert Schwontkowski: “We Make Any Size of Mirror” (Norbert Schwontkowski and Forrest Bess, Philip Guston, Alex Katz, Pablo Picasso) Mitchell-Innes & Nash 1018 Madison Ave New York City September 21 through November 22 Jockum Nordström David Zwirner 525 West 19th Street New York City September 8 – October 14, 2006 Jockum Nordström and Norbert Schwontkowski…


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Christian Hellmich: Arrangement


Lehmann Maupin 540 W. 26th Street New York, N.Y., 10001 212 255 2923 June 1-July 14, 2006 All of Hellmich’s paintings include intentionally skewed architectural forms, buildings, staircases, facades, railings, escalators, warehouse interiors, cement partitions and roadways, doorways, garage doors, etc., and his use of architecture and perspective or orthogonals, is not haphazard or incidental….


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Joe Fig


Plus Ultra Gallery 637 West 27th street New York, N.Y. 10001 April 27 to June 3, 2006 Joe Fig studies the spaces artists work in — usually limited to their worktables, the floor underneath and immediately surrounding the worktable, a few pieces of furniture and accessories such as garbage cans, ladders, stools, and lighting equipment,…


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Tara Donovan: New Work


PaceWildenstein 545 West 22nd Street New York, NY 10011 March 11, 2006 – April 22, 2006 Tara Donovan’s art is phenomenological in the sense that her “site responsive” sculptures reveal the purely subjective aspects of consciousness. The vacillation between illusion and material reality prevalent in her work activates perceptual shifts. So rather than say Donovan’s…


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David Smith: A Centennial


Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 5th Avenue (at 89th Street) 212 423 3500 February 3-May 14, 2006   David Smith’s preoccupations with human and animal form had less to do with a romanticized yearning for a pre-industrial past or, as some critics have suggested, opportunistic cultural grave robbing, than they had to do with an…


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Mary Mattingly: Second Nature


Robert Mann Gallery 210 Eleventh Avenue New York NY 10001 January 5 to February 25, 2006 Mary Mattingly’s photography explores many themes and concepts: home, travel, cartography, human relationships, human interaction with the organic world, the corporate entities that have influenced and shaped so much of our lives, language, the privatization of natural resources such…


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Mark Dion


The Curiosity Shop Tanya Bonakdar Gallery 521 West 21st Street New York, NY 10011 19 Nov 2005 – 14 Jan 2006 Toys’R’U.S. (When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth) Skarstedt Fine Art 1018 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10021 November 19 – December 21, 2005 “The Curiosity Shop” is a small, well constructed house cum store structure with…


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Ronnie Landfield & Peter Reginato: Color Coded


Heidi Cho Gallery 522 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011 October 14th – Nov 12, 2005 These artists have known each other for over thirty years. The exhibition is a combination of intensely colored paintings and sculptures that embody different world views. Ronnie Landfield attempts to transcend the material world by avoiding representation while…


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Ken Kewley: Collages


Lori Bookstein Fine Art 37 West 57th St. 3rd Fl New York, New York September 15 – October 28, 2005 According to his resume, Ken Kewley has been exhibiting his work since 1991, but except for brief blurb reviews and a few sentences in reviews of group exhibitions, his work has not been written about….


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Scott Richter


Elizabeth Harris Gallery 529 West 20 Street New York 10011 212 463 9666 March 17-April 16, 2005 Scott Richter doesn’t use oil paint to create the illusion of depth on a two dimensional surface. He uses it to build three dimensional forms. We look down at or try to view Richter’s tabletop paintings from all…