criticismExhibitions
Saturday, April 4th, 2015
 
Russell Roberts, Paper Bed, Concrete Head #1, 2015. Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches. Courtesy of Heskin Contemporary
Grid paintings that take a serial risk ...
Friday, April 3rd, 2015
 
Thomas Hart Benton, Woodland Stream, Martha's Vineyard/Chilmark Landscape, 1922. Oil on metal, 4 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches. Photo courtesy of FreedmanArt.
Exhibitions at the New York Studio School and Freedman Art examine art about its own creation. ...
Thursday, March 19th, 2015
 
Francesca Woodman, Untitled, New York (N.409), 1979. Vintage Color Print, 3-3/8 x 3-1/2 inches. © Francesca Woodman/ Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery
‘I’m trying my hand at fashion photography’ was on view through March 12 ...
 

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

David Salle, Ghost 10, 1992. Ink on photosensitized linen, 85 x 75 inches. © copyright David Salle, VAGA, NY courtesy of Skarstedt NY

Shape Shifters: David Salle Ghost Paintings


on view late last year at Skarstedt on the Upper East Side

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Jasper Johns, Untitled, 2013. Ink on Plastic27-1/2 x 36 inches. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Promised gift from a private collection. Art © Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Photograph: Jerry Thompson

Rubber Stamped Regrets: Jasper Johns at MoMA


Exhibition as exercise in shoring up reputation

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Connie Fox, Sammy's Beach III, 2007. Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 72 inches. Courtesy of Danese/Corey

Sainte Victoire on the South Fork: Connie Fox and Sammy’s Beach


The veteran painter’s first show at Danese/Corey, up through April 19

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Germaine Richer, Don Quichotte à la lance, 1949. Polished natural bronze, 18 x 6-1/4 x 7 inches, Edition 12. Courtesy of Dominique Lévy, New York

Ready for Revival: Germaine Richier’s Figurative Sculptural Fantasies


a crowded show of her bronzes at Dominique Lévy and Galerie Perrotin

Friday, April 11th, 2014

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Brueghel Meets Mughal: Ali Banisadr at Sperone Westwater


“Motherboard” continues at Sperone Westwater through April 19

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Detail of Zheng Shengtian,?Clement Greenberg: Modernist Painting,?2000.?Ink on canvas, set of 4, each 31-3/4 x 48 inches. Courtesy of Chambers Fine Art

Illegible Ghosts: Zheng Shengtian and Wang Dongling at Chambers Fine Art


Calligraphy, translation and creative misreading

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Robert Bechtle, Six Cars on 20th Street, 2007, watercolor on paper, 25 5/8 by 33 3/8 inches. Courtesy of Barbara Gladstone Gallery.

Bob’s Sebring: Robert Bechtle at Gladstone


Jewel-like paintings and drawings by the veteran Photorealist

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Sue Williams, Otis, 2013, oil and acrylic on canvas, 50 x 60 inches. Courtesy of 303 Gallery, New York.

As Abstract as Indigestion: Sue Williams at 303 Gallery


Paintings that revisit the trauma of 9/11 without sentimentality or patriotism

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Leo Fitzpatrick, Never again (I was in love with you intill you left with him) again, 2013, acrylic on canvas 14”x 33”. Courtesy of the National Exemplar Gallery.

“the poems keep getting shorter/the explanations longer”: Leo Fitzpatrick at the National Exemplar


A young artist’s still-life portraits of poetry, now extended to February 22

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Ena Swansea, Night and Day Reversible Sofa, 2014. Steel, auto body paint, burlap, fake fur, feathers, and computerized reproductions of paintings, on dye-sublimation casino gaming suede, 35.25 x 157 x 33.5 inches, Edition of 8, 2 APs. Courtesy of Friendman Benda Gallery. Photo: Christopher Burke Studio

Night and Day: Ena Swansea, Reversible


A show of paintings and a sofa at Friedman Benda, through February 15