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Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
 
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Exuberant joy in the face of anguish; through September 10 ...
Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
 
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For Dumas, the question of extinction also points to violence against African-Americans ...
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
 
Florine Stettheimer, Self-Portrait with Palette (Painter and Faun), ca. 1915, oil on canvas. Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York
“Painting as Poetry” on view through September 25 ...
 

Monday, April 1st, 2002

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Julian Schnabel


Big Girl Paintings Gagosian Gallery 555 West 24th Street New York, NY 10022 March 14-April 20, 2002 There are six very big paintings in this show and one tall ugly sculpture. If critical judgment must be reduced to “You get it or you don’t,” then I guess I don’t. Five of these paintings are based…

Monday, April 1st, 2002

Paul Pfeiffer


Whitney Museum of American Art 845 Madison Avenue at 75th Street New York 212 570 3676 December 13, 2001 – February 24, 2002 In the old-dog, technology-laden realm of contemporary art, new tricks are often hard to find. Galleries too often become darkened white cubes for the presentation of video art desperately trying unsuccessfully to…

Monday, April 1st, 2002

Marcus Harvey


Mary Boone 541 West 24th Street New York, NY 10001 March 9 – April 27, 2002 Those familiar with the work of Marcus Harvey primarily through his piece at the Sensation show will be in for a sensation of a different sort at Mary Boone Gallery. “Myra” (1995) employed children’s handprints in an image of…

Friday, March 1st, 2002

Penny Kronengold: Swimmers & Other New Works at First Street Gallery


526 W 26th Street Ninth Floor New York, NY 10001 March 5-23 , 2002 Tuesday-Saturday, 11-6 This afternoon I was utterly seized by an artist previously unknown to me. Penny Kronengold’s unassuming, modestly scaled bathers, starting the last week of their short run at the First Street Gallery, are a must-see. In reproduction she is…

Friday, March 1st, 2002

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Tapestry in the Renaissance: Art and Magnificence


Metropolitan Museum of Art March 12 – June 19, 2002 The last major tapestry exhibit in New York took place in the early 1970s. The 41 tapestries in the present exhibition, on view now in the Met’s Tisch Galleries, were made by networks of cartoonists and tapestry weavers (most of them unknown) from the 1400s…

Tuesday, January 1st, 2002

Nina Bovasso, David Dupuis, Andrew Masullo


Derek Eller 526-30 West 25th Street New York, NY 10001 212 206 6411 January 5 – February 2, 2002 A fat graphite figure slops out of a multi-colored disc in David Dupuis’s “Love Connection” at Derek Eller Gallery, licking the edge of the twin disc on the opposite panel of the diptych; the color wheel…

Tuesday, January 1st, 2002

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Graham Parks at Feigen Contemporary


535 W. 20th Street New York, NY 10011 November 29, 2001 – January 12, 2002 Graham Parks’ debut solo exhibition, at Feigen Contemporary, announces the arrival of a singular talent. Precisionist and poised, his urban landscapes capture the inadvertent funkiness of functionalism. He has found, in a pared-down language that smacks of the graphics of…

Saturday, December 1st, 2001

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Roberto Juarez


Robert Miller 526 West 26th Street New York, NY 10022 November 14 – December 22, 2001 The work of Roberto Jaurez contains nothing that is extraneous to the art of painting. It bristles with a combination of glowing depths and fresh, imaginative line. A super abundance of beaded spirals, wavy triangles and rectangles (sometimes flat…

Thursday, November 1st, 2001

Catherine Murphy


Lennon, Weinberg 560 Broadway Suite #308 New York, NY 10012 September 22- November 3, 2001 A hand blocks the landscape view in Catherine Murphy’s painting “Backlit,” recalling a gesture familiar from celebrity sightings and crime scenes:’no pictures!’ The image of the hand, oversized and cropped at the frame, compels our interest. Backlit, the ridged flesh…

Thursday, November 1st, 2001

Renee Cox


Robert Miller 526 West 26th Street New York 10022 September 22- November 3, 2001 Cox’s “American Family”, recently seen at her first solo show at the Robert Miller Gallery, a large group of family snaps fanned out on the floor of a side room. Set against the large-scale erotic images in the other rooms, this…