criticismExhibitions
Monday, June 8th, 2015
 
Cecily Brown, Land of the Free, 2008. Oil on linen, 12 1/2 x 17 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Maccarone Gallery.
Two painters on view at Maccarone. ...
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
 
Holly Zausner, Unsettled Matter, 2015. Single channel HD video, color + sound, TRT: 10:30 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Postmasters.
The artist’s new video shows the city emptied, but nonetheless full of majesty. ...
Sunday, May 24th, 2015
 
Installation view, "Malcolm Morley," 2015, at Sperone Westwater. Photo courtesy of the gallery.
The realist painter loosens up with new assemblages of warships and planes. ...
 

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Tom Friedman, Toxic Green Luscious Green, 2014. Paint and Styrofoam, 60 X 96 X 5 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

What It Is: Juliet Helmke on Tom Friedman


Tom Friedman plays with viewer expectations, using nothing but two materials.

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

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Radically Conservative: Franklin Einspruch on Susan Vecsey & James Walsh


Susan Vecsey and James Walsh lead the vanguard revival of the Tenth Street abstractionists.

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

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Outside the Box: David Carrier on the Legacy of Shaped Canvases


Two exhibitions chronicle the disparate and sometimes radical uses of shaped canvases since the 1960s.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

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Fuzzy Reception: Michael Berryhill at Kansas


Berryhill’s new punning paintings tease viewers and confound their expectations.

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Paul Cézanne, The Buffet, 1887-79. Oil on linen, 65 x 81 cm. Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

Paul Cézanne: Site/Non-Site


Madrid show applies Robert Smithson’s ideas to Cézanne

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Stuart Elster, In Dazzle Blue #2, 2012. Oil on canvas, 16 x 24 inches. Courtesy of Junior Projects

Constructing “Boatness” from the Abstraction of Camouflage: Stuart Elster at Junior Projects


Show references Dazzle campaign of World War I

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Shirley Kaneda, Restrained Decadence , 2014. Acrylic and linen on canvas, 64 x 54 inches. Courtesy of Galerie Richard

The Painterly and the Linear: Shirley Kaneda and Robert Mangold


Slow abstractionists of contrasting sensibility in overlapping Chelsea shows

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Installation shot of the exhibition under review with, from left, Hare with Forks, c.1924, Plucked Goose, c.1933, The Rabbit, c.1924 and Table with Skinned Rabbit, c.1923. Photography by Chris Burke. Images courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery.

Sensuous Orgies of Luminous Writhing Paint: Chaim Soutine Still Lifes


At Kasmin Gallery, West 27th Street, through June 14

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