Writings by Noah Dillon

Gianfranco Zappettini, Surface analytical n. 244, 1973. Acrylic on canvas and powdered quartz, 80 x 80 cm. © Gianfranco Zappettini.

The Zombies: Contemporary Abstraction and Its Critics


Do the recent conversations about abstract painting miss the point?


Tomer Aluf, Untitled, 2014. Oil on canvas, 60 x 54 inches. Courtesy of the artist and KANSAS, New York.

Sweet and Dandy: Tomer Aluf’s Bohemian Paintings


The artist’s first solo exhibition at KANSAS, New York, shows his discernment and love of the visual and physical promenade.


Ara Merjian, Roberta Smith, David Cohen and Stephen Westfall at The Review Panel, October 2013. Photo: Jill Krementz

New Kid, Gloves Off


Thoughts on negative criticism, The Review Panel and his job from recently appointed Associate Editor


Walid Raad, Untitled_Device III (1990 or 2009). Inkjet print using Epson Archival Ultrachrome inks on Epson Enhanced matte paper, 63 x 84 inches. Edition of 7

Paula Cooper Gallery on artcritical


“HUBS” is a new category on artists and subjects discussed multiple times at artcritical.


Daniel Herr, White Nights, 2014. Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches. Photograph by Lindsay Comstock. Courtesy of the artist.

Mezcal23: Todd Mauritz’s Summer Cocktail Recipe


Todd Mauritz, founder and director of M23 Project Space, shares his recipe for an end-of-summer cocktail.


Lucian Freud, Reflection (Self-portrait), 1985. Oil on canvas, 51.2 x 56.2 cm. Courtesy of the artist and the National Portrait Gallery.

Lucian Freud at artcritical


“HUBS” is a new category on artists and subjects discussed multiple times at artcritical.


LAR_BD_10853_A

Ohad Meromi: Worker! Smoker! Actor! at Nathalie Karg


Ohad Meromi’s exhibition at Nathalie Karg continues through August 15.


davidlynch

David Lynch in “Abnormcore” at Room East


Who knew David Lynch also designs furniture?


On Kawara, Jan. 18. 1966, 1966. Liquitex acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.

On Kawara: January 2, 1933 – June 2014


On Kawara: January 2, 1933 – June, 2014


Superflex, still from Burning Car, 2008. Digital video, runtime: 11 minutes. Courtesy of Superflex.

Superflex in “Bloodflames Revisited” at Paul Kasmin


This simple study of fire destroying a Mercedes is mesmerizing and scary.