Writings by Peter Malone

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


Honore Daumier, Galerie Tableaux. Image taken from Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.

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What differentiates a “gallerist” from a dealer or a curator?


Ellsworth Kelly, Chatham XI: Blue Yellow 1971. Oil on canvas, two joined panels. 90 inches x 77 inches. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo. Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr. © Ellsworth Kelly. Photo credit: Albright-Knox Art Gallery / Art Resource, N.Y.

When Two Colors Meet: Ellsworth Kelly at MoMA


An exhibition in celebration of the artist’s 90th birthday


Arne Svenson, Neighbors #5, 2012, pigment print, 44.5 x 30 inches. Courtesy Julie Saul Gallery, New York.

Painterly Voyeurism: Arne Svenson at Julie Saul


A photographer frames his city neighbors