Criticism
 
These paintings convey nature’s immensity even as they mangle its topography. ...
 
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Richard Phillips: Negation of the Universe from Rizzoli ...
 
Munro Galloway, 65” x 47.5” (What We Talk About When We Talk About Donuts), 2014. Oil, acrylic and inkjet on canvas, 65 x 47 1/2 inches. Photograph by John Berens,  courtesy of the artist and Soloway Gallery.
Galloway show’s his head-hand coordination. ...
 


Alexander Ross, Untitled, 2014. Crayon on paper, 30 x 22 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and David Nolan Gallery.

Hybrids, Mutants: Alexander Ross at David Nolan


A show of “Archimboldo-esque coagulations that insist on being read as faces.”


Andrew Lampert, still from Typewriter Tony 2014. Video, TRT 6:30 minutes. Courtesy of the artist.

“Antiquated Piece of Shit”: Andrew Lampert at UTVAC


A show examining our relationship to tech, old and new.


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Animal Spirits: Elizabeth Ferry at Honey Ramka


An exhibition of sculptures and paintings of beastly sexual energy.


Carla Gannis, The Garden of Emoji Delights, 2014. Digital C-print, detail of right panel. Courtesy of the Artists

Carla Gannis: The Garden of Emoji Delights


On view at Kasia Kay Art Projects, Chicago


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Happy Hunting: Michael Bell-Smith at Foxy Production


Who is the Elmer Fudd of Post-Internet art?


Neil Greenberg, Urban "What If" Map, 2013. Crayon, ink, and colored pencil on paper. Courtesy of the artist and Staten Island Arts.

Social Collaboration in the Fifth Borough: William Corwin and Neil Greenberg at Staten Island Arts


Show remembers the borough’s past and imagines possible futures


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.


Bettina Blohm, Diagram 1, 2014. Charcoal on paper, Courtesy of Marc Straus Gallery

Diagrams Intuited: Bettina Blohm at Marc Straus


An abstract painter with drawing roots in the landscape


Blue Note, for Al, 2014. Melted plastic, acrylic pigmented fiberglass, electric lights, 105 x 172 x 35 inches. Courtesy of Loretta Howard Gallery

Quicksand: Judy Pfaff at Loretta Howard and Pavel Zoubok


A double whammy show at 531 West 26th Street


Karla Black, exhibition view, Modern Art, 13 October - 8 November 2014. Photograph courtesy of Modern Art.

Absolutely Curtains: Karla Black’s Diaphanous Walls at Modern Art


Black’s site-specific installation undermine the conventions around materials and their gendered connotations.