Writings by Maureen Mullarkey

Martha Mayer Erlebacher


Forum Gallery 745 Fifth Avenue New York 10151 Tel. 212.355.4547 If you were raised on Elihu Vedder, then this is the show for you. If not, you might find yourself averting your eyes from figure compositions that ought to have been an embarrassment to paint. Erlebacher’s gift is for matter-of-fact description, a quality that stands…


Susanna Coffey


Tibor de Nagy Gallery 724 Fifth Ave. New York, NY 10019 212 262 5050 October 9 to November 8, 2003 Susanna Coffey is a truly gifted painter and a repellent artist. I love her paint-her hand-but can not stand looking at her work. She has no subject matter that extends beyond her own narcissism. The…


Mario Naves


Elizabeth Harris Gallery 529 W. 20th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, New York NY 10001 212-463-9666 September 4 to October 4, 2003 AN ART CRITIC NEEDS NO PRACTICAL TRAINING, no personal immersion in any aspect of craft. In theory, it is enough for a critic to know his history and to have an eye…


Watercolor


Kouros Gallery 23 East 73 Street, New York August 6-22, 2003 End of season group shows are a little like summer movies. They have the advantage of setting out simply to please. In a category-loving art climate, the last exhibition usually relaxes the categories. Works tend to be smaller, allowing us to look at art…


Shigeno Ichimura


On view at Tower 29 through July 2003 and by appointment at M.Y. Art Prospects 547 West 27th Street New York NY 10001 BORN IN OKINAWA AND RAISED IN TOKYO, Shigeno Ichimura has lived and worked in New York since 1989. His small, delicate abstract canvases opened M.Y. Art Prospects’ inaugural show in its new…


John Dubrow


Salander-O’Reilly Galleries 20 East 79 Street, New York www.salander.com April 29 – May 31, 2003 Against the backdrop of war, gallery hopping seems a indolent sport. Does the world need another painting? With scalding images everywhere-in newspapers, on television and the internet-Van Gogh’s comment that “there is more to life than making pictures” comes back…


Donald Beal: New Paintings


Prince Street Gallery 530 West 25th Street, New York NY 10001 January 7 through 25, 2003 Tues – Sat 11 – 6 PM Donald Beal’s instinct for color is deeply appealing. And instinct it is. Color sense cannot be forced. It has to come of itself, rather as memories do, by natural association and unbidden,…