criticismDispatches
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The painter creates abstractions based on the coast of his home. ...
 

Sunday, February 1st, 2004

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Polly Apfelbaum


Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati 44 East 6th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 513 345 8400 6 December 2003 to 29 February 2004 The “feminine” used to be equated with fragility, delicacy, and quiet refinement. Polly Apfelbaum’s works are all of these things while also revealing the artist’s capacity to subvert such equations and redefine “women’s work.” Her…

Monday, December 1st, 2003

Triennial of Contemporary Photography


Woodmere Art Museum 9201 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19118 Corner of Germantown Avenue and Bells Mill Road in Chestnut Hill 215.247.0476 As the first in a projected series at the Woodmere Art Museum, the Triennial of Contemporary Photography is not only an attempt to showcase the diverse currents in photography in the Delaware Valley, but…

Wednesday, October 1st, 2003

David Ben White


No. 12 is an unoccupied Tel Aviv penthouse, still filled with the rich lives of its past owners – Sarah, a Berlin-trained psychiatrist, born nearly 100 years ago in Palestine, and her flamboyant husband Bandi, who designed the building. The flat is as it was left, with its fine books, grand piano, paintings by Bandi…

Monday, September 1st, 2003

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On the Wall: Wallpaper and Tableau


Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia May 9 to September 13, 2003  Victorian wallpaper was used as a status symbol along with other tasteful furnishings by the burgeoning bourgeoisie of the 19th century. Densely packed and richly colored, its heyday coincided with the apex of mechanical reproduction. Oddly enough, this “machine-made” quality is what English designers…

Monday, September 1st, 2003

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Warren Rohrer: Paintings 1972-1993


Philadelphia Museum of Art June 22 – August 17, 2003  Rohrer was a native of Pennsylvania; significantly a native of Lancaster County, where he was raised in a Mennonite farming community. He was supposed to become a minister and a farmer. The Mennonite community is a separatist Christian group which emigrated from Europe and settled…

Sunday, June 1st, 2003

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Greetings from Ohio. . .Wish You Were Here!


When I decided to leave New York City for the flatlands of central Ohio, my friends and acquaintances wondered if I had lost my head. “Why,” they asked, “would you leave New York City if you want to write about art?” As if no good art worth writing about existed outside Manhattan. Why Ohio? Other…