Writings by Eric Gelber

Roth Time: A Dieter Roth Retrospective


MoMA QNS 33 Street at Queens Blvd. Long Island City, Queens P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center 22-25 Jackson Ave Long Island City, Queens March 12-June 7, 2004 Dieter Roth (1930-1998) was a Jack of all trades, master of none. He is known as the artist who “not only erased the line between art and life but…


Judith Rothschild and Friedel Dzubas


Judith Rothschild: Abstract and Non-Objective – the 1940s March 18 – May 1, 2004 Knoedler & Company 19 East 70th Street New York, NY 10021 Friedel Dzubas: Paintings of the 1950s March 18th to April 17th 2004 Jacobson Howard Gallery 19 East 76th Street New York, NY 10021 Judith Rothschild’s name does not appear in…


Roger Hilton: Works on Paper


Flowers New York 1000 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor New York, N.Y., 10021 212-439-1700 February 20 – March 27, 2004 “Art if it is anything, is a blood and death battle, into which you have to throw everything you got.” – Roger Hilton Along with Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Terry Frost, and others, Roger Hilton was…


David Storey


CUE Art Foundation 511 West 25th Street, Ground Floor New York, New York 10001 212-206-3583 January 29 – March 6, 2004 David Storey is one of the few formalist painters I can think of who hasn’t replaced inventiveness with monotony. Any painter who invents forms might inevitably fall prey to illusionism, but not so Storey….


Jon Isherwood


“His sculptures are matrices, in which a mysterious emptiness is embedded” While returning home to Manhattan via Amtrak after my interview with Jon Isherwood I realized that the experience of living with his sculptures for a few hours had transformed my way of seeing natural rock formations. The rocks that occasionally appeared to the sides…


George Sugarman: Painted Aluminum Sculpture, 1977-1996


Joan T. Washburn 20 West 57 Street, New York, N.Y., 10019 212-397-6780 January 8-February 28, 2004 “Who would have thought that a schmuck like me would have become an international artist?” Did Sugarman’s modesty or the fact that he didn’t have a fetish for hands-off manufacturing techniques and power tools and equipment, lead to his…


Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective of Drawings


Whitney Museum of American Art 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street New York, NY 10021 November 20, 2003 – February 15, 2004 Arshile Gorky made a slow and painstaking journey through the art of Picasso and Miró during the 1930s and emerged with his own distinct visual language. Gorky represents the forgotten art of immersion,…


Vincent van Gogh: The Drawings


The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street (212) 879-5500 October 18, 2005–December 31, 2005 There are about 1,100 Van Gogh drawings in existence and this exhibition includes 113 of them. Art historians have spent many years analyzing the work of Van Gogh but he remains an enigma. How and why did…


Brooklyn Shakers: Paintings and Photographs


Wooster Arts Space 147 Wooster Street New York NY 10012 212-777-6338 August 31-October 1, 2005 The six emerging artists in this exhibition–painters Eric Ayotte, Jon Elliot, and Gwenessa Lam, and photographers Jaishri Abichandani, Lisa di Donato, and Tod Seelie—each portray ways we have transformed, for better or worse, the natural world. The computer plays an…


American Cutout


The New York Studio School 8 West 8th Street New York NY 10011 October 15 through November 22, 2003 This show encompasses a number of different styles and formats, namely cutouts and collage, and the definition of “cutout” is meant to be multi-faceted.. Cutout generally means cutting out shapes and placing them on some sort…