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, October 12th, 2013

Installation view featuring (on the right) Nine Cosmic CD’s: For The Firespitter (Jayne Cortez), 2013, acrylic on canvas, 45h x 137.5w inches. Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York.

Cosmic Put-on: Notes on Jack Whitten


Paintings of the 4th dimension

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Anne Truitt, Second Requiem, 1977/1980. Acrylic on wood, 84 x 8 x 10 inches. Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery

Finding a Place: Anne Truitt from the 1970s at Matthew Marks Gallery


A true independent with a pastoral sense of existing within a landscape

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Torbjørn Rødland, The Corner, 2008-13, 55 1/8 x 43 5/16 inches. Courtesy of Algus Greenspon.

The New Image: Torbjørn Rødland at Algus Greenspon


A photographer’s serious conceptual tone with a hint of satire

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Joanne Ziprin, screen-printed greeting card for Inkweed Art [“Stop doodling! Be my Valentine~”] 4 7?8 x 23 7?8 inches, ca. 1952. Photo credit: Jeffrey Sturges. Courtesy of the artist and Maccarone, New York.

Carol Bove’s Uncanny Authorship


A staged meeting of the art object with its other at Maccarone

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

David Rhodes, Untitled, 2013. Acrylic on raw canvas, 20 x 19 inches. Courtesy of Hionas Gallery

Starkness and Range: David Rhodes at Hionas Gallery


In its last week, a remarkable New York debut on the Lower East Side

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Gretchen Bender, video still from Total Recall. Courtesy of The Kitchen.

The Flow of the Pulse: Gretchen Bender at The Kitchen


The future was in the past

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Angelina Gualdoni, Opening the Gates, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 47 x 52 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Asya Geisberg Gallery.

Oil as Water: POUR at Lesley Heller and Asya Geisberg


Is the act of pouring paint free from the shackles of art history?

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 1971. Lithograph, 21.6 x 29.5 inches. © 2013 Cy Twombly Foundation

Calligraphy, Meet Graffiti: Calligraffiti at Leila Heller Gallery


Islamic calligraphy, graffiti art and AbEx painting in Chelsea

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Darrien Jones, Pumping Irony, 2013. Intervention on gym motivational board / digital image 5 x 7 inches. Courtesy of Illuminated Metropolis Gallery and the Artist

Pumping Irony: Darren Jones on Fire Island


“Eden’s Remains,” the Scottish artist’s latest solo show, was at Illuminated Metropolis last month.

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Jonathan Lasker, Double Play, 1987, oil on linen, 76 x 100 inches. Courtesy Cheim & Read, New York.

Sentimental Education: Abstract Painting in the 1980s


The children of the 1960s grow-up into their paintings