Writings by Maureen Mullarkey

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Jane Freilicher: Paintings, 1954 – 2004


Tibor de Nagy Gallery 724 Fifth Avenue 212-262-5050 January 13 – February 12, 2005 Refinement is in such short supply that I feel ungrateful to be less than wholehearted about Jane Freilicher’s show at Tibor de Nagy. Any reservation seems a sin against civility, like kicking the Queen Mother’s corgies. But disappointment sets in when…


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Susan Shatter: New Watercolors From Maine


lyonswiergallery 511 West 25th Street 212.242.6220 January 6 – February 5, 2005 Susan Shatter’s painting is not seen often enough. The last time I looked at her work was at the American Academy of Arts and Letters. It was just two years ago at the Academy’s annual invitational. The two small oils were on view…


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Jack Levine at 90


DC Moore Gallery 724 Fifth Ave. 212-247-2111 January 6 – January 29, 2005 A version of this article was first published at The New York SUN, January, 2005 Jack Levine is a hanging judge, bless him. His merciless Court of Peculiars has been in session since the 1930s, pronouncing sentence with the zest of the…


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Stuart Shils: Chasing the Sky


Tibor de Nagy Gallery 724 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street 212 262 5050 December 2, 2004 – January 8, 2005 Stuart Shils is an artist both of great refinement and dramatic emotion. His recent paintings at Tibor de Nagy were done in Ballycastle, on the wild northern coast of County Mayo, under the auspices of…


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Joan Snyder


Joan Snyder: Work on Paper: 1970s and Recent Alexandre Gallery 41 East 57th Street, 212-755-2828 Joan Snyder: Women Make Lists Betty Cuningham Gallery 541 West 25 Street, 212-242-2772 A version of this article was first published at The New York SUN, November 18, 2004 If you were just a tyke in the 70s, you missed…


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Albert York and Giorgio Morandi


Albert York: Paintings; A Loan Exhibition Davis and Langdale Company 231 East 60th Street New York 212 838 0333 October 9 – November 13, 2004 Giorgio Morandi: Paintings, 1950-1964” at Lucas Schoormans Gallery 508 West 26th Street, Suite 11B 212 243 3159 December 4, 2004 A version of these reviews was first published in The…


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Contemporary Landscapes


Forum Gallery 745 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street 212.269.5436 This review was first published in The New York Sun, August 26, 2004 In August, galleries hang casual fare for accidental tourists, put their feet up and wait for fall. All the more reason, then, to applaud Forum Gallery for a vigorous selection of contemporary landscapes….


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Willard Boepple; Brush, pencil, chisel, knife; Industrial Beauty; Synthesis: Experiments in Collaboration; Joan Brown: Painted Constructions


Willard Boepple: Sculpture Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, 20 East 79th Street (212.879.6606). “brush, pencil, chisel, knife” 511 Gallery, 511 West 25 Street (212.255.2885). Industrial Beauty George Billis Gallery, 511 West 25th Street (212.645.2621). Synthesis: Experiments in Collaboration Axel Raben Gallery, 526 West 26 Street, (212.647.9064). Joan Brown: Painted Constructions George Adams Gallery, 41 West 57 Street, 212.644.5665)….


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Stanley Spencer: Drawings and Painting; Languor: A Group Show Curated by Kevin Wixted; Night New York


Stanley Spencer: Drawings and Painting CDS Gallery until July 27 76 East 79 Street, 212 772 9555 Languor: A Group Show Curated by Kevin Wixted Lohin-Geduld Gallery until July 17 531 West 25th Street, 212 675 2656 Night New York Elizabeth Harris Gallery until July 23 529 West 20 Street, 212 463 9666 This article…


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Odd Nerdrum, Gretna Campbell, Bill Scott


Odd Nerdrum: New Paintings at Forum Gallery (745 Fifth Avenue, 212. 355.4547) June 4 to July 30 Gretna Campbell (1922 – 1987) at Tibor de Nagy (724 Fifth Aveune, 212.262.5050) June 3 to July 3 Bill Scott: Process and Continuity at Hollis Taggart Galleries (48 East 73 Street, 212.628.4000) May 18 to July 9, 2004…