criticismExhibitions
Friday, May 22nd, 2015
 
Louise Despont, Unfolding, 2014. Graphite and colored pencil on antique ledger book pages, 62 1/2 x 56 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Nicelle Beauchene.
New drawings at Nicelle Beauchene, with tropical patterns and Art Brut style. ...
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
 
Joan Semmel, Purple Diagonal, 980. Oil on canvas, 78 x 104 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Alexander Gray Associates.
Two concurrent exhibitions by women painters, about the body, its love, and labors. ...
Friday, May 8th, 2015
 
Etel Adnan, Untitled, 2014. Oil on canvas, 13 x 16.1 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Lelong.
New work by the poet and painter, reviewed by one of artcritical’s poet-critics. ...
 

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

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Philip Pearlstein, Two Female Models on Cast Iron Bed, 1975. Wash on Paper, 29-1/4 x 40-1/4 inches. Courtesy of Betty Cuningham Gallery

Camp Blanding: The Naked and the Undead in Philip Pearlstein


His show, curated by Robert Storr, is at the New York Studio School

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Melissa Meyer, Untitled, 2012. Watercolor on paper, 7-1/8 x 10-1/4 inches. Courtesy of Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.

Risk on the Horizon: Melissa Meyer at Lennon, Weinberg


Her show of paintings and watercolors enters its final week

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Lois Dodd, Red Shirt and Window, 2013. Oil on panel, 15-3/4 x 16 inches. Courtesy of Alexandre Gallery

Nature, Reduced But Full: Lois Dodd at Alexandre Gallery


Probing, often mischievous curiosity about the appearance of ordinary objects

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Sandi Slone, Red Letter Day, 2013, oil and acrylic on canvas, 76" x 60."

It’s Elementary: Painting 101 at Sargent’s Daughters


Five artists lay down the rules of the painting game

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Larry Poons, Araminty, 2013. Acrylic on canvas, 65 x 92-7/8 inches. Courtesy of Danese/Corey

Orchestration Transformed: Larry Poons, Early and New


Shows this winter at Loretta Howard and Danese/Corey