Writings by Greg Lindquist

Victor Pesce, Studio, 2010. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches. Courtesy of Elizabeth Harris Gallery

Tribute to Victor Pesce, 1938-2010


Victor Pesce: Selections, 1978-2010, on view at Elizabeth Harris Gallery


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Serban Savu: The Edge of Empire at David Nolan Gallery


Although the architecture’s physical decay reflects its economic uselessness, such romantic titles as The Guardian of the Valley and Mountain of Nostalgia lend emotional value to these dour and severe scenes. These paintings speak to the failed utopian ideas in Communism.


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NOTES FROM… North Carolina


In the first of a new series of dispatches from around the US and the world by regular contributors, GREG LINDQUIST charts developments in his native North Carolina


Frank Selby: We Weren’t Never Here


Uncovering a sense of presence through an implied absence, these drawings and paintings explore a peculiar, discontinuous narrative.


Will Cotton in his New York studio, 2008, photograph by Greg Lindquist

Will Cotton


I was reading about Frederick Church and that he had visited the American West and South America– these, which were at the time, very exotic places. And then he made paintings of these places that people had never seen before. And in doing so, introduced this entirely new landscape to the public that people were very excited to see. And I thought, Wow, that’s exactly what I want to do: to build a table-top landscape in the studio and then make paintings of it. So the paintings become a record of this exotic place that existed temporarily, but something no one will ever see in person.


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Anna Hostvedt: Recent Paintings


Tibor de Nagy Gallery 724 Fifth Avenue New York City 212 262 5050 October 4- November 10, 2007 Anna Hostvedt’s small, intricate paintings offer a personal vision of the mundane. One could say she is painting what Georgio Morandi would have painted had his window faced a non-descript American parking lot instead of an Italian…


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Anthony Goicolea: Almost Safe


Postmasters Gallery 459 W 19 Street New York City 212 727 3323 April 28- June 2, 2007 Anthony Goicolea’s photographs are fantastical constructions of derelict landscapes. His large-scale black and white photographs—they measure up to eight feet wide—fill the front room at Postmaster, depicting traces of man’s interaction with the natural environment in a surreal…


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Benjamin Edwards: We


Greenberg Van Doren Gallery 730 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street New York City 212 445 0444 November 17, 2006 – January 12, 2007 Benjamin Edwards’s architectural landscapes are at once painterly and constructed, present and absent of human activity. The painter’s third exhibition at Greenberg Van Doren Gallery is titled “We.” This title, though seemingly…


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Echo Eggebrecht: Come Hell or High Water


Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery 526 West 26 Street, Second Floor New York City 212 243 3335 October 21 – November 25, 2006 Echo Eggebrecht’s narrative is surreal without being illustrative. The title of her exhibition, “Come Hell or High Water”, shares a similar tone with previous exhibitions, “The Least Missing” and “Oh, But You Will.” Eggebrecht’s…


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Isca Greenfield-Sanders: Pinelawn Pools


Goff & Rosenthal 537B W 23 Street New York City 212-675-0461 September 7 to October 14, 2006 Isca Greenfield-Sanders alters found images, faded photographs from the 1960s, using digital manipulation and traditional oil painting. The resultant mixed media paintings and sketches in her “Pinelawn Pools” series depict a family lounging about a familiar suburban swimming…