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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. ...
 


Mark Dion


The Curiosity Shop Tanya Bonakdar Gallery 521 West 21st Street New York, NY 10011 19 Nov 2005 – 14 Jan 2006 Toys’R’U.S. (When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth) Skarstedt Fine Art 1018 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10021 November 19 – December 21, 2005 “The Curiosity Shop” is a small, well constructed house cum store structure with…


Beyond Narcissus, Curated by Soko Phay-Vakalis


Dorsky Gallery 11-03 45th Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101 November 20 – January 30, 2006 Immediately to the left as one enters the Dorsky Gallery in Long Island City is a hypnotic carnival-like mirror made by the French artist Philippe Ramette. Punctuated within Its bent polished surface are several protrusions, which on closer inspection…


James Siena, Two Sequences, 2009. Enamel on aluminum, 19-1/4 x 15-1/8 inches. Courtesy of Pace Gallery.

James Siena at Pace, Barbara Takenaga at McKenzie Fine Art, Suzan Frecon at Peter Blum


Siena now has third solo at Pace, Takenaga on view at DC Moore.


Guillermo Kuitca at Sperone Westwater, David Salle at Mary Boone


GUILLERMO KUITCA: ACOUSTIC MASS Sperone Westwater through December 17 (415 West 13 Street, 212 999 7337) DAVID SALLE: THE VORTEX PAINTINGS Mary Boone through December 17 (541 W 24 Street, 212 752 2929) Guillermo Kuitca makes poignant abstractions out of maps, seating plans, architectural drawings, and other such schematic representations.  His images are in a…


Ron Milewicz, Garden Flower, 2013. Oil on linen, 16 x 12 inches. Courtesy of Elizabeth Harris Gallery

Ron Milewicz: Recent Paintings


As the artist opens his show of new work at Elizabeth Harris Gallery September 5.


Josef Albers, Set of four stacking tables, 1927. Ash veneer, black lacquer, and painted glass, 24-1/2 x 23-1/2 x 15-3/4 inches, all images ©2003 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Josef and Anni Albers: Designs for Living


“Josef and Anni Albers: Design for Living” at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum is a tour de force of what I’ll call ‘restrained intimacy’. Both were students at the Bauhaus where they took the best their teachers had to offer, and through their intense dialogue with one another created something no artistic movement could contrive: actual love of material form.


Sam Martineau and Anne Deleporte


SAM MARTINEAU Brooklyn Fire Proof 101 Richardson St., btwn. Leonard St. & Manhattan Ave. Williamsburg Sat. & Sun.1 p.m.-6p.m. Through Nov. 13 718- 302-4702 ANNE DELEPORTE Roebling Hall 390 Wythe Ave., at S. Fourth St. Fri.-Mon. noon-6p.m. Through Oct. 31 718-599-5352 Two artists who paint on material culled from newspapers and magazines have exhibitions in…


Ronnie Landfield & Peter Reginato: Color Coded


Heidi Cho Gallery 522 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011 October 14th – Nov 12, 2005 These artists have known each other for over thirty years. The exhibition is a combination of intensely colored paintings and sculptures that embody different world views. Ronnie Landfield attempts to transcend the material world by avoiding representation while…


Christopher Wilmarth at Betty Cuningham, Barry Le Va at Mary Boone


CHRISTOPHER WILMARTH Betty Cuningham Gallery through December 3 (541 W 25 Street between 10 and 11 Avenues, 212 242 2772) BARRY LE VA Mary Boone Gallery through December 17 (745 Fifth Avenue at 57 Street, 212 752 2929) Think of Minimalism, the extremist art revolution of the 1960s, and what comes to mind are austere…


Luc Tuymans: Proper


David Zwirner Gallery until November 19 525 W. 19 Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues, 212-727-2070 A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, October 20, 2005 Luc Tuymans is difficult to like and harder still to ignore. Which is exactly as things should be for an artist who puts alienation at…