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Stephen Maine, HP11-0402,  2011. Acrylic on panel, 20 x 16 inches. Courtesy of the artist and 490 Atlantic Gallery.
Two artists’ recent shows in Brooklyn explore surface as substance. ...
 
Photograph of Milton Resnick.
Milton Resnick’s long but underappreciated career gets a review and revision at Mana Contemporary. ...
 
Andy Warhol, Nelson Rockefeller, 1967. Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas, 75 x 56 x 1 1/4 inches. Copyright The Andy Warhol Foundation, courtesy of The Queens Museum.
The Queens Museum untangles the outrage and hypocrisy around Warhol’s commission at the 1964 World’s Fair. ...
 


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Tara Donovan: New Work


PaceWildenstein 545 West 22nd Street New York, NY 10011 March 11, 2006 – April 22, 2006 Tara Donovan’s art is phenomenological in the sense that her “site responsive” sculptures reveal the purely subjective aspects of consciousness. The vacillation between illusion and material reality prevalent in her work activates perceptual shifts. So rather than say Donovan’s…


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Tom Wesselmann


TOM WESSELMANN: THE SIXTIES L&M Arts through April 15 (45 E78 Street at Madison Avenue, 212 861 0020) TOM WESSELMANN: SUNSET NUDES Robert Miller Gallery through April 22 (524 W26 Street, between 10 and 11 Avenues, 212 366 4774) A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, March 30, 2006 The sublime…


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Yvonne Jacquette: Arrivals and Departures at DC Moore Gallery


Until April 22 724 Fifth Avenue at 57 Street, 212 247 2111 The paintings of Yvonne Jacquette are at once immensely likeable and seriously odd.  There is a compelling sense of presentness in her density of color and form, quirky and chirpy, and yet they are weirdly alienating precisely thanks to the same manic qualities….


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Rachel Whiteread at Luhring Augustine, Calder at PaceWildenstein, Philip Grausman at Lohin, Geduld


RACHEL WHITEREAD: BIBLIOGRAPHY Luhring Augustine thru March 31, 531 W24, 212 206 9100 CALDER: FROM MODEL TO MONUMENT PaceWildenstein thru March 4, 545 W 22 PHILIP GRAUSMAN Lohin, Geduld thru March 11, 531 W25, 212 675 2656 Monuments maybe every sculptor’s dream, but they can be a mixed blessing. They communicate beyond the artworld with…


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Fairfield Porter: Paintings and Works on Paper


Betty Cuningham Gallery 541 West 25 Street New York NY 10001 212 242 2772 March 8 – April 15, 2006 As a painter, critic and an American, Fairfield Porter (1907-1975) was keenly aware of the brief history of painting in the United States. Convinced that Americans knew little of the medium’s larger history, Porter set…


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David Smith: A Centennial


Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 5th Avenue (at 89th Street) 212 423 3500 February 3-May 14, 2006   David Smith’s preoccupations with human and animal form had less to do with a romanticized yearning for a pre-industrial past or, as some critics have suggested, opportunistic cultural grave robbing, than they had to do with an…


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White II: An Exhibition of White Paintings


Howard Scott Gallery 529 West 20th Street 646-486-7004 February – March 11, 2006 According to light theory, white is the sum of all colors. As a spiritual symbol, white occupies one end of another kind of spectrum; it’s the note of purity beyond life’s assortment of grays. For artists, though, white has a more down-to-earth…


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The Dumpster: Golan Levin with Kamal Nigam and Jonathan Feinberg, 2006


Internet project co-commissioned by Artport, The Whitney Museum Portal to Net Art, and Tate Online The Dumpster is the first of three commissioned projects that will be displayed at Artport and Tate Online in February and March 2006, each one meant to showcase net art as central to the conception of the museum as a networked, virtual…


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The Battle of Algiers: Marc Lafia and Fang-Yu Lin


A project co-commissioned by Artport at the Whitney Museum of American Art and Tate Online “The Battle of Algiers” is the second of three commissioned projects that will be displayed at Artport and Tate Online in February and March 2006. Each project showcases net art as central to the conception of the museum as a networked, virtual…


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Thomas Nozkowski at Max Protetch, Tony Berlant at Lennon, Weinberg


THOMAS NOZKOWSKI Max Protetch until March 18 (511 W. 22 Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-633-6999) TONY BERLANT: Within Lennon, Weinberg until March 11 (514 W. 24 Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-941-0012) Thomas Nozkowski’s paintings call out for oxymoronic exaltations: bravura reticence! Fluent awkwardness! Grandiose humility! Mr. Nozkowski’s inventions burst with a…