Writings by Piri Halasz

Helen Frankenthaler, Paris at Night, 1986. Acrylic on canvas, 86 x 55-1/2 inches. Courtesy Greenberg van Doren Gallery. © Helen Frankenthaler/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Defying Categories: Helen Frankenthaler, 1928-2011


He r work was invariably ambiguous, in the best tradition of abstract painting


Randy Bloom, Clown Around, 2011. Acrylic on canvas, 67 x 65 inches. Courtesy of Sideshow

Blazing Autumn: Louise P. Sloane and Randy Bloom at Sideshow


This two woman show of abstract painting ends November 13


Richard Timperio, Jazz Blocker, 2011. Acrylic on paper, 30 x 22 inches. Courtesy of Art 101.

Ebullience in Acrylic: Richard Timperio at Art 101


Williamsburg show up through October 9


GreenDoors

Transcending Barriers: George Tun Sein at Tally Beck Contemporary


This Lower East Side show is up through August 30


Roy Lerner, Intertwine, 2011, 48 x 36 inches, acrylic and gel medium on canvas

Barbaric Sophistication: Roy Lerner at Bego Ezair


Exhibition remains of view through June 30.


Larry Poons, Southern Exposure, 1986. Acrylic on canvas, 67-1/2 x 208 inches. Courtesy of Loretta Howard Gallery.

From the Cocoon: Larry Poons at Loretta Howard


A group of paintings from the second half of the 1980s, up through December 23.


Frank Bowling, Resting, 2010. Mixed media on canvas, 25 x 31 inches. Courtesy of Spanierman Modern

The Ultimate Proof of His Freedom: Frank Bowling’s abstract painting


on view at at Spanierman Modern through October 16


Richard Haas, Fontainbleu Hotel, Miami Beach, Fl. 1986

Walls, ceilings and flaws: a book about murals published as a website


The Mural in America by Francis V. Connor, Ph. D. at muralinamerica.com


Anne Truitt, Gloucester, 1963. Acrylic on wood, 73-1/2 x 72 x 13 inches. Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery

Beauty en bloc: Anne Truitt finds her form at Matthew Marks


Anne Truitt: Sculpture 1962-2004 at Matthew Marks Gallery


John Griefen, Untitled (lavender), 2008. Acrylic on canvas, 32 x 103 inches. Courtesy, Gary Snyder/ Project Space

John Griefen: Recent Paintings at Gary Snyder Project Space


The ensemble represents a series of very carefully thought-out painting decisions — yet never do the results look cold or calculated.