Writings by Peter Malone

Installation view, "Joel Perlman: New Sculpture," 2016, at Loretta Howard Gallery. Courtesy of the gallery.

Man of Steel: Joel Perlman at Loretta Howard

An exhibition of new sculpture makes an argument for virtuosity.

Mathew Cerletty, Almost Done 2, 2015. Oil on canvas, 48 X 70 X 1 1/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Marlborough Chelsea.

The World Outside: “Landscapes” at Marlborough Chelsea

An exhibition wonders at how landscape painting has changed to address the contemporary world.


Still Life with Movement: James Nares at Paul Kasmin

The artist uses high-definition, super slow video to put the viewer in an awkward spot.

Rodri?guez Calero, Transcendent, 2013. Acrollage painting, 48 x 36 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Holy Hip-Hop: A Rodriguez Calero Retrospective

The inventive painter and collagist creates new ways of making art and showing the lives of unrepresented people and cultures.

Julian Hatton, warbler, 2014-15. Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Elizabeth Harris Gallery.

There is a Season: Julian Hatton’s Figural Painting Gives Way to Abstraction

A new show by a talented painter of abstract expressionist canvases.


Two Visions of Realist Painting: Lois Dodd and Brett Bigbee

Two realist painters share space uptown at Alexandre Gallery.

Ying Li, City Series #3, Blue Curtain; 2014. Oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches. Courtesy of the artist and The Painting Center.

Clusterfunk: Six Solo Shows in Two Galleries

Two galleries cluster three solo shows each, a less-than-ideal way to show interesting work by six artists.

Paul Sietsema, Red painting, 2014. Enamel on linen, 50 1/8 x 46 3/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery.

Trompe-l’oeil and Postmodern Cheek: Paul Sietsema at Matthew Marks

Is trompe-l’oeil painting inherently anti-climactic?

George Trakas, view of Atlantic Station's South East Plaza showing an unfinished section to the left of the bicycles. Photo by the artist.

A Tree Grows Immanent in Brooklyn: George Trakas’s Installation at Atlantic Station

The renowned site-specific sculptor has been facing delays in the completion of his recent project at Atlantic Station.

Elizabeth O'Reilly, White Boat, White House, 15" x 15", oil on panel, 2012. Courtesy George Billis Gallery.

Presence, Absence, and Light in the Paintings of Elizabeth O’Reilly

Gothic New England charm with echoes of Monet and Whistler, through November 16