Writings by Stephen Maine

Allison Gildersleeve, Hide Out, 2011. Oil and alkyd on canvas, 52 x 54 inches. Courtesy of Asya Geisberg Gallery

Tunnel Vision: Allison Gildersleeve at Asya Geisberg

Animated touch, sumptuous color and a disquieting absence of context.  Through April 7

Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled [Bathroom Window, Broadway studio], ca. 1961. Gelatin silver print. Photo © Estate of Robert Rauschenberg/VAGA

All the World’s a Combine: Robert Rauschenberg’s Photographs

Review of the new book from D.A.P.

Willem de Kooning, Montauk I, 1969. Oil on canvas, 88 x 77 inches. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT. © 2011 The Willem de Kooning Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Roundtable on MoMA’s de Kooning Retrospective

with David Carrier, David Cohen, Ivan Gaskell, Jennifer Riley and Joan Waltemath,


The Reductive Expands: MINUS SPACE will move from 175 feet in Gowanus to a Dumbo loft

Last show in old space closes September 17


Thriving on Drama and Discordance: The Life of Alice Neel

A review of Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty by Phoebe Hoban

Lucian Freud, Man with a Blue Scarf, 2004. Oil on canvas, 66 x 50.8 cm. Private Collection. Lucian Freud archive, photography by John Riddy. Works by Lucian Freud © 2010 Lucian Freud.

Anatomy of a Sitting: Lucian Freud Paints A Portrait

Review of Martin Gayford’s recent book, Man with a Blue Scarf

Hope Gangloff, The Trouble with Paradise, 2009. Acrylic on canvas, 64 x 81 inches. Collection of Cynthia and Stuart Smith

The Aldrich at a Crossroads

Portraiture shows at the Aldrich occasion a portrait of the institution itself

Dennis Hollingsworth, Todo es Igual, 2011. Oil on canvas over panel, 32 x 24 inches. Courtesy of Nichole Klagsbrun, New York, NY

Variety Trumps Argument at the Bronx River Art Center

The Working Title,  a raucous survey of contemporary abstraction with an undercurrent of humor, until April 29

Wallace Whitney, Quarry, 2010. Oil on canvas, 80 x 70 inches. Courtesy of Horton Gallery

The Big (Juicy) Apple: Three current shows of abstract painterliness

Russell Roberts at Heskin Contemporary, Cynthia Hartling at Janet Kurnatowski, and Wallace Whitney at Horton

Sandi Slone, The Buxom Eye, 2009. Oil, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 66 inches. Courtesy of the Artist

The Buxom Eye of Sandi Slone

Essay from the artist’s exhibition at Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon, October 7 to 30, 2010