criticismExhibitions
 
Elizabeth Ferry, installation view of "Dems Toad," 2014, at Honey Ramka. Courtesy of the gallery.
An exhibition of sculptures and paintings of beastly sexual energy. ...
 
Carla Gannis, The Garden of Emoji Delights, 2014. Digital C-print, detail of left panel. Courtesy of the Artists
On view at Kasia Kay Art Projects, Chicago ...
 
Michael Bell-Smith, Blind on Rips, 2014. Vinyl film on polyester painted aluminum composite panel, 47 1/2 × 35 5/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Foxy Production.
Who is the Elmer Fudd of Post-Internet art? ...
 


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Robin Hill: Multiplying the Variations


University Art Gallery School of Fine and Performing Arts California State University, Sanlislaus Turlock, California September 7 to October 5, 2006 Cotton batting, plywood, ping pong balls, washers, stand-mounted lights, disused filing cabinets, plaster, wax, computers and CD players were among the unlikely list of items in Robin Hill’s recent exhibition at CSU Stanislaus. Her…


Amy Myers, Chroma Zoma Bubble Chamber, 2006. Graphite , colored pencil and soft pastel on paper, 88 x 90 inches. Courtesy Mike Weiss Gallery

A Magically-Engendered World: Amy Myers at Mike Weiss


Her watercolors refer to subatomic particles, galactic forces and sexual organs.


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Alexi Worth at DC Moore, Joe Coleman at Jack Tilton


ALEXI WORTH: COUPLES DC Moore until October 7 (724 Fifth Avenue at 57 Street, 212 247 2111) JOE COLEMAN Jack Tilton until October 4 (8 East 76 Street, between Madison and Fifth Avenues, 212 737 2221) The girl in Alexi Worth’s “Beautiful Unfinishable Magazine” (all works 2006) crouches in a moulded plastic Eames chair, flicking…


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Isca Greenfield-Sanders: Pinelawn Pools


Goff & Rosenthal 537B W 23 Street New York City 212-675-0461 September 7 to October 14, 2006 Isca Greenfield-Sanders alters found images, faded photographs from the 1960s, using digital manipulation and traditional oil painting. The resultant mixed media paintings and sketches in her “Pinelawn Pools” series depict a family lounging about a familiar suburban swimming…


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Norbert Schwontkowski and Jockum Nordström


Norbert Schwontkowski: “We Make Any Size of Mirror” (Norbert Schwontkowski and Forrest Bess, Philip Guston, Alex Katz, Pablo Picasso) Mitchell-Innes & Nash 1018 Madison Ave New York City September 21 through November 22 Jockum Nordström David Zwirner 525 West 19th Street New York City September 8 – October 14, 2006 Jockum Nordström and Norbert Schwontkowski…


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Michael Heizer at PaceWildenstein


A fascination with prehistory links Mr. Heizer’s Stonehenge-like “City” to these sculptural objects, though his architectural forms are fastidiously hard-edged in comparison with the flint-facetted tools. But for all his insistence on freeing himself from European precedents, to explore instead an American sense of wide open space and anti-individual scale, Mr. Heizer’s prehistoric sensibility has a long modernist precedent with deep roots in European culture.


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Bruce Nauman at Zwirner & Wirth


Zwirner & Wirth Until September 9 32 E 69 Street, between Madison and Park Avenues, 212 517 8677 Yes Bruce Nauman Of all the avantgarde artists to emerge in the 1960s, Bruce Nauman is the most deserving of the epithet “counter-cultural.”  Be it high or popular culture you are talking about, Mr. Nauman’s emotionally difficult,…


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Public Art


NANCY RUBINS: BIG PLEASURE POINT Josie Robertson Plaza (Lincoln Center) until September 4 Broadway, between 62nd and 65th Streets NANCY RUBINS: COLLAGES Paul Kasmin Gallery until August 18 511 W. 27th Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-563-4474 HELEN BROUGH: EMULATED FLORA 70 Washington Street, permanently installed between Front and York, 718-222-5555 E.V. DAY: BRIDE…


James Lee Byars, Untitled (Performable Scroll), ca. 1967. Paper, wood. Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery, New York and London.

James Lee Byars


Byars’s exhibition at MoMA PS1 continues through September 7.


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Into Me/Out of Me


PS1 Contemporary Art Center until September 25 22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46 Avenue, Long Island City, 718 784 2084 A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, July 20, 2006. If you missed “the body” as the de rigeur theme of artists at the “transgressive” cutting edge of avant garde art between, say,…