Writings by Eric Gelber

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Tapestry in the Renaissance: Art and Magnificence


Metropolitan Museum of Art March 12 – June 19, 2002 The last major tapestry exhibit in New York took place in the early 1970s. The 41 tapestries in the present exhibition, on view now in the Met’s Tisch Galleries, were made by networks of cartoonists and tapestry weavers (most of them unknown) from the 1400s…


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Roberto Juarez


Robert Miller 526 West 26th Street New York, NY 10022 November 14 – December 22, 2001 The work of Roberto Jaurez contains nothing that is extraneous to the art of painting. It bristles with a combination of glowing depths and fresh, imaginative line. A super abundance of beaded spirals, wavy triangles and rectangles (sometimes flat…


Joel Shapiro Hits the Roof


When it comes to whimsy, exuberance and pizzazz, the sky’s the limit for Joel Shapiro. Joel Shapiro was born in 1941 and became a bona fide member of the New York avant-garde in the late sixties during the heyday of Minimalism. Five of his sculptures can be seen right now on the tourist-friendly rooftop of…


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An Orgy of Violence


Leon Golub: Paintings (1950-2000), was at the South London Gallery and at the Albright Knox, Buffalo, and continues at the Brooklyn Museum til August 19, 2001 “Every virtue resides or is symbolized in the flesh together with all humiliation, threat and squalor”. So wrote the British art critic Adrian Stokes in his 1967 Reflections on the…


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William Kentridge


New Museum of Contemporary Art New Museum of Contemporary Art New York NY 10012 www.newmuseum.org June 2 – September 16, 2001 The first American Retrospective of William Kentridge at the New Contemporary Museum is a moving experience. Despite it’s political edge, his art does not become the “kitchen help of politics.” His animated films and…