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. ...
 

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Ellsworth Kelly, Chatham XI: Blue Yellow 1971. Oil on canvas, two joined panels. 90 inches x 77 inches. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo. Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr. © Ellsworth Kelly. Photo credit: Albright-Knox Art Gallery / Art Resource, N.Y.

When Two Colors Meet: Ellsworth Kelly at MoMA


An exhibition in celebration of the artist’s 90th birthday

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Installation view of exhibit, including Untitled, 1981, acrylic on canvas. Collection of Joan and Fred Nicholas, Los Angeles; and Aphorisms, 1982, vinyl courtesy of the Estate of Jack Goldstein and 1301PE, Los Angeles.

Vibrating Still Lifes: Jack Goldstein at The Jewish Museum


The first US retrospective for the maverick Pictures Generation artist

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Gabriel Kuri, Two nudes two points, 2013, marble slabs, crushed aluminum drink cans, 39 1/8 x 4 71/3 x 33 1/4 inches. Courtesy of Miguel Abreu Gallery.

The Sovereignty of Strangeness: Conspicuous Unusable at Miguel Abreu


Philosophy, scrap metal, and classic Minimalism on the Lower East Side

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Installation view of Orly Genger’s Red, Yellow and Blue (2013) in Madison Square Park. Photo by James Ewing / Courtesy of Madison Square Park Conservancy.

Back to Basics: Orly Genger at Madison Square Park


Take a lunch break next to these massive, interactive outdoor sculptures

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Jackson Pollock, Number 7, 1952, 1952, enamel and oil on canvas, 53 x 40 inches. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Emilio Azcarraga Gift, in honor of William S. Lieberman, 1987.

Elective Affinities: Alfonso Ossorio and his Masterful Friends


Angels, Demons, and Savages: Pollock, Ossorio, Dubuffet at the Parrish Art Museum

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Paul McCarthy, WS, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Joshua White.

X-Rated Fairy Tale: Paul McCarthy at the Armory and Hauser & Wirth


Step inside a visually lavish psychosexual fantasy

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Installation view, "Works of the Jenney Archive." Private collection. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Photography by Robert McKeever.

The Artist and the Archive: Neil Jenney at Gagosian


What is the relationship between an artist’s work and the art he collects?

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Daniel Lefcourt, Drawing Board, 2013, graphite on machined fiberboard panel with pine frame 32 by 42 inches. Courtesy of Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York.

Modeling Art: Daniel Lefcourt at Mitchell-Innes & Nash


The artist’s debut show at Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Arne Svenson, Neighbors #5, 2012, pigment print, 44.5 x 30 inches. Courtesy Julie Saul Gallery, New York.

Painterly Voyeurism: Arne Svenson at Julie Saul


A photographer frames his city neighbors

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Susan Bee, Ruckenfigur, 2013, oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches. Courtesy of Accola Griefen Gallery.

Longing Inside the Frame: Susan Bee at Accola Griefen


Cinematic pathos meets painterly expression