Writings by Joe Fyfe

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Rachel Feinstein


Marianne Boesky Gallery 535 W 22 Street, New York March 23 – April 23, 2005 Rachel Feinstein’s exhibition is made up of paintings executed on oval mirrors, pastel drawings under glass in large platinum-colored frames and sculptures made from wood or from polyurethane. A long wall was built to accommodate the latter sculpture, which nudges…


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Noritoshi Hirakawa: In Search of a Purple Heart


Salon 94 12 East 94 Street New York NY 10128 646 672 9212 “In Search of a Purple Heart” a site-specific performance, written and directed by photographer Noritoshi Hirakawa, was presented twice on Sunday, February 27. The performances took place at Salon 94, a satellite of Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery on East 94th Street…


Steven Parrino, Process Cult, 2004. Enamel on canvas, diameter 84 inches. Courtesy of the artist and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Steven Parrino 1958-2005


Included now in “The Shaped Canvas, Revisited,” at Luxembourg & Dayan, Parrino was one of the form’s great innovators.


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Tamara Gonzales: Seed


Cheryl Pelavin 13 Jay Street, New York City December 2, 2004 – January 8, 2005 In the particularly inspired artist’s statement accompanying her exhibition, Tamara Gonzales touches on this past summer’s Donovan concert and the notion that plants can talk, then more pessimistically wonders if Americans are really interested in dying free. “It was looking…


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Giorgio Morandi: Paintings, 1950-1964


Lucas Schoormans Gallery 508 West 26th Street, Suite 11B 212 243 3159 through December 4, 2004 There are six paintings, one pencil drawing and one watercolor and pencil drawing in this exhibition of works from the last fifteen years of Giorgio Morandi’s life. In Natura Morta, ( most are titled this) 1955 [V944, refer to…


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North Fork / South Fork: East End Art Now


Parrish Art Museum 25 Job’s Lane Southampton, New York 631.283.2118 Part I: May 23- July 18, 2004 Part II: July 25- September 12, 2004 This summer’s exhibition at the Parrish had a simple premise: to survey recent work by artists who live and work at least part of the time on the eastern end of…


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Pedro Cabrita Reis: One Place and Another


Tracy Williams Ltd. 313 bis West 4 Street New York NY 10014 212 229 2757 March 13 to May 1, 2004 Amid the jostling artworks comprising the recent Armory Show an unusually serene sculpture took up the central area of one of the booths. Constructed of weathered wood, pieces of extruded aluminum door panels and…


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John Duff: Designed with You in Mind: Various Sculptures, Variously Entailed


Knoedler & Company 19 East 70th Street New York, NY 10021 tel: 212 794-0550 Through March 13, 2004 Artists find themselves today in an increasingly intricate dialogue within broader political and social contexts. Visual artists often face harsh and even arbitrary categorization as either progressively aware or reactively aesthetic. Artworks, in turn, are often judged…


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Lee Lozano, Drawn from Life: 1961 – 1971


PS1 Contemporary Art Center 22-25 Jackson Ave at 46th Ave in Long Island City, New York January 22 – May 1, 2004 I went to see the Lee Lozano show at P.S. 1 with a friend of mine who used to be her pot dealer and (briefly) her lover. In the reception area there is…


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Lois Dodd


Lois Dodd: Nudes in the Landscape New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture 8 West 8th street NYC 10011 212 673-6466 www.nyss.org/dodd December 4, 2003-January 17, 2004 Lois Dodd: Small Paintings Alexandre Gallery 41 East 57th St. NYC  212 755 2828 www.alexandregallery.com December 4, 2003-January 17, 2004 When one thinks about it, it’s…