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Saturday, April 4th, 2015
 
Russell Roberts, Paper Bed, Concrete Head #1, 2015. Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches. Courtesy of Heskin Contemporary
Grid paintings that take a serial risk ...
Friday, April 3rd, 2015
 
Thomas Hart Benton, Woodland Stream, Martha's Vineyard/Chilmark Landscape, 1922. Oil on metal, 4 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches. Photo courtesy of FreedmanArt.
Exhibitions at the New York Studio School and Freedman Art examine art about its own creation. ...
Thursday, March 19th, 2015
 
Francesca Woodman, Untitled, New York (N.409), 1979. Vintage Color Print, 3-3/8 x 3-1/2 inches. © Francesca Woodman/ Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery
‘I’m trying my hand at fashion photography’ was on view through March 12 ...
 

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

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About Borromi: Prints and Drawings by Deborah Rosenthal


The Bowery Gallery 530 West 25th Street, 4th flr, New York City 646-230-6655 February 27 to March 24, 2007 “About Borromini,” an exhibition of prints and drawings by Deborah Rosenthal and text by Jed Perl, had an almost curative feel to it. To look at these pieces and to read the accompanying prose was like…

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

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Robert Mangold at PaceWildenstein, Mark Grotjahn at Anton Kern, Joe Fyfe at James Graham & Sons


ROBERT MANGOLD: COLUMN STRUCTURE PAINTINGS PaceWildenstein until March 10 (545 W22nd Street between 10 and 11 Avenues, 212 989 4263) MARK GROTJAHN; BLUE PAINTINTS LIGHT TO DARK ONE THROUGH TEN Anton Kern until February 28 (532 W20th Street between 10 and 11 Avenues, 212 367 9663) JOE FYFE James Graham until March 10 (1014 Madison…

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

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Larry Poons at Danese


until March 17 535 West 24th Street 6th Floor, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212 223 2227 A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, March 15, 2007 The oeuvre of Larry Poons represents a case of painterly bipolarity.  It is hard to think of an artist who veers towards such extremes…

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

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Eve Aschheim at Lori Bookstein Fine Art and Paul Pagk at Moti Hasson Gallery


Something about abstract painting attracts dogmatic criticism. Figurative painting is understood to belong to millenia-long traditions in which so much is possible that a degree of pluralism is inevitable. And yet, despite abstract painting’s rich 100-year history, with roots deep into visual culture beyond that brisk century, its champions still fall for the habit of…

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

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Time, Truth and History – El Greco to Picasso


Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street New York City 212 423 3500 November 17, 2006 to March 28, 2007 What to think of yet another in the procession of general surveys the Guggenheim has served up?  In 2000, the late, great Robert Rosenblum presented the 1900 show as an expansive index that…

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

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Developing an Eye for Color: Albers, Judd and Oursler


We think there is a clue in Oursler’s work that provides us with a deeper insight into the nature of the relationship involved in the Albers-Judd pairings. This is a rather surprising state of affairs given that Oursler’s grotesque sculptures are hardly known for their imaginative use of color.

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

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Melissa Meyer in Black and White: Works on paper, 1984-1994


New York Studio School 8 West 8 Street New York City 212 673 6466 December 14, 2006 to February 3, 2007 traveling to the Wiegand Gallery of Notre Dame of Namur University January 20 to March 3, 2008 What is it to exhibit the black and white works on paper of Melissa Meyer made between…

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

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Alan Davie: Mystic Visions


The Scottish-born painter Alan Davie turns 87 this year. He has been called one of Britain’s most significant living artists and one of its most famous beatniks. He wears a bushy, long white beard and is an accomplished jazz musician as well as a poet. Davie made a splash in the New York art scene…

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

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High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting, 1967-1975


Exhibition curated by Katy Siegel with David Reed

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

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Andrew Forge at Betty Cuningham Gallery


Until February 17 541 W. 25th St., between Tenth and Eleventh avenues, 212-242-2772 Andrew Forge (1923–2002) was the author of shimmering abstract paintings of intense chromatic lyricism. His canvases are constructed from an even layer of closely woven, abutting colored dots, a kind of modernist update of Georges Seurat’s pointillism. His second notational device, a…