Writings by John Goodrich

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Richard Sloat and Su-Li Hung: Mr. & Mrs.


Michael Ingbar Gallery of Architectural Art 568 Broadway Until April 23 Richard Sloat and Su Li Hung share many things besides a household. Both are painters/printmakers inspired by views of New York City neighborhoods, and over the years both have exhibited numerous times in group shows at Michael Ingbar Gallery. Their current two-person show at…


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Nathan Oliveira: Recent Paintings


DC Moore Gallery 724 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street New York NY 10019 212-247-2111 March 8 to April 9, 2005 A version of this review appeared in the New York Sun, March 17, 2005 The assured brushstrokes, iconic figures, and radiantly red backgrounds of Nathan Oliveira’s latest paintings suggest that, after five decades of exhibiting,…


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Gregory Botts and Stanley Lewis


Salander-O’Reilly Galleries 20 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10021, Telephone (212) 879-6606 September 8 to Octobrt 2, 2004 We have a convenient shorthand phrase for the making of meaningful marks on canvas: “the Painting Process.” But it isn’t really a single process, nor even a finite one. For representational painters the challenge has always…


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Early Paintings of Corot


Salander-O’Reilly Galleries 20 East 79th Street New York, NY 10021 May 5 to June 5, 2004 “He is the rare and exceptional genius and the father of modern landscape painting,” noted Delacroix noted in 1861. “He is still the strongest, he has anticipated everything,” Degas affirmed some 20 years later. “There is only one master…


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Picasso: The Berggruen Album


May 3-June 26, 2004 Mitchell-Innes & Nash 1018 Madison Avenue, New York NY 10021 It’s safe to say that no artist has been so over-exposed as Picasso. It isn’t simply the seemingly countless exhibitions and critical studies; his styles (all of them!) have so thoroughly infiltrated popular culture that no one thinks twice about the…


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Ying Li: Recent Paintings


The Painting Center 52 Greene Street New York NY 10013 212 343 1060 February 3-28, 2004 Painting is as old as, well, the hills around Lascaux or Altamira-and yet painters are still finding ways of challenging our expectations. When we walk into a gallery today, we’re liable to be struck by the curiousness of an…


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Trevor Winkfield: Gardens and Bouquets


Tibor de Nagy Gallery 724 Fifth Avenue, 12th fl New York, NY 10019 212-262-5050 through February 7, 2004 With his fourth exhibition at Tibor de Nagy, Trevor Winkfield brings a new twist to his jazzy, collage-like paintings. Not that the new theme-Gardens and Bouquets-appreciably changes their impression of playful but careful chaos; the mechanistic, semi-abstracted…


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The Jane Street Gallery: Celebrating New York’s First Artist Cooperative and Jean Hélion: Selected Works


Tibor de Nagy Gallery 724 Fifth Avenue, 12th fl New York, NY 10019 212-262-5050 www.tibordenagy.com June 12-July 25, 2003 Everyone knows the story: after World War II, the newly dominant United States brought to the world’s attention a new kind of art. The new painting was one of wide spaces and practical purposes. It reflected…


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Temma Bell


Bowery Gallery 530 W 25, 4th fl, New York, NY 10001 646-230-6655 www.bowerygallery.org April 22-May 17, 2003 Matisse/Picasso and Manet/Velazquez may have been the most remarkable exhibitions of figurative paintings this spring, but there were also many others of work by such contemporary artists as Lois Dodd, Eric Fischl, Paul Georges, and Wayne Thiebaud, to…


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French Artists in Rome: Ingres to Degas, 1803-1873


Dahesh Museum of Art 580 Madison Avenue at 57th Street, New York (at 57th Street) 212.759.0606 daheshmuseum.org September 3-November 2, 2003 “Academic”: In the contemporary art world, it’s a term so often associated with inflexibility, reaction, and soulless polish that few New York painters would care to wear the label. Since 1995, however, the Dahesh…