Writings by Peter Malone

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Noughts and Crosses: David Row at Loretta Howard


His show, “Counter Clockwise”, runs through October 20


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.


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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.


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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.