Writings by Jonathan Goodman

Eunah Kim with her "Happy Lungs" flag, Cambridge, Mass., May, 2009. Courtesy of Hyewon Li

A Grand Citizen of the World: Eunah Kim, 1973-2010


A New York memorial for the Korean-American artist, who died in Seoul last November, took place in June.


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A Thousand Words For Ai Wei Wei


A personal statement by artcritical’s regular China hand complements our editorial on the subject


Ulf Puder, Abland, 2010. Oil on canvas, 83 x 59 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Ana Cristea Gallery

Bungalows of the Apocalypse: Leipzig Painter Ulf Puder at Ana Cristea


on view through February 19


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The Raw and the Cooked: The late paintings of Hans Hartung


The French-German abstractionist’s first New York show since 1975, up through December 30


Jeff Kessel, Untitled, 2010. Oil on canvas, 68 x 60 inches. Courtesy of Derek Eller Gallery, New York

His Own Person, Despite Influences: Jeff Kessel’s abstract paintings


at Derek Eller Gallery until August 13


Gerard Mosse, Step Into Light, 2008-2009. Oil on Linen, 79 x 59 inches. Courtesy Elga Wimmer PCC

Gerard Mosse at Elga Wimmer


Reinterpreting Flavin’s purist experiments with light within the medium of oil on linen enables Mosse to describe the moment when color becomes something as indefinable as light.


Bill Jensen, With Color XXIV, 2009. Egg and oil tempera on paper, 20-1/2 x 14-3/4 inches. Courtesy Cheim & Read, New York

Bill Jensen at Cheim & Read


Jensen is in some ways a reticent painter, removing all signs of a brushstroke. His quietness, though, becomes something else when one regards the casual mastery and expressiveness of color in much of his art.


David Reed, Working Drawing for #571-2, two sheets; each 22 x 17 inches. cover FEBRUARY 2010: Color Study 45, 2009. Color Study for Painting 601. images courtesy of Peter Blum Gallery, New York

David Reed at Peter Blum (Soho)


The drawings are filled with information and speculation.


Linda Cross, Fresh Kills 2005. Paper and acrylic on panel, 47 x 42 x 8 inches

Linda Cross at the James W. Palmer Gallery, Vassar College and the Beacon Institute of Rivers and Estuaries


She doesn’t paint so much as build her pictures…they seem to convey the reality of water stopped up with manmade detritus.


Carroll Dunham, Bather (one) 2009. Mixed media on canvas, 71 x 71 inches. Courtesy of Gladstone Gallery

Carroll Dunham at Gladstone Gallery


Carroll Dunham’s rough canvases, tilting toward aggressive sexual assertion and actions of near anarchy, are catchy tunes of hipster malice.