Sunday, August 21st, 2016
A show of activist art from across Latin America. ...
Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Twin surveys of Ader’s short but brightly burning career are mounted in New York and London. ...
Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Twin surveys of Ader’s short but brightly burning career are mounted in London and New York. ...

Friday, May 1st, 2009


Pablo Picasso: Mosqueteros at Gagosian Gallery

The problem with late Picasso has to do with his stubborn insistence on diaristic expressionism increasingly isolated from changing times.

Friday, May 1st, 2009


Jane Freilicher: Changing Scenes at Tibor de Nagy Gallery

Freilicher’s work becomes tighter over time, but the spirit of chance encounter remains.

Saturday, April 25th, 2009


Frances Hynes: North Light: Recent Paintings at June Kelly Gallery

By relaxing conventional standards of realistic description, Hynes makes her images immediately accessible to the mind and its fluctuations of mood, and enables herself to explore the modernist vision common to the painters that inspire her

Monday, April 20th, 2009


Glenn Goldberg: Welcome at Luise Ross Gallery

Goldberg navigates directions between abstraction and referential drawing. Most of his imagery is rooted in the organic and yet conglomerates of patterned forms can establish structures that hint at geometric organization.

Saturday, April 18th, 2009


Louise Fishman at Cheim & Read

Fishman had been asking very specific things of her chosen medium: how does one make it relevant to oneself and one’s history? How does one possess it? How do you filter your experiences through it?

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009


Shahzia Sikander at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Brilliantly colored, covered with decorative motifs and gestural abstractions, the work suggests a gorgeous manuscript, a place where the politics of place and the pain of indifference no longer exist.

Monday, April 13th, 2009


Linda Francis, Don Voisine, Joan Waltemath, Michael Zahn at Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, and Jennifer Riley: To Be A Thing In This World at LaViolaBank Gallery

In each picture, there is a sense that the overt structure is a kind of plan for the making of the work, while the work is the exposition of that plan. But, at the same time, the work is more than its own plan.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009


Ellen K. Levy: Stealing Attention at Michael Steinberg Fine Art

The complications of scale bring about violent contrasts and juxtapositions, many of which make little evident sense; this is, I think, a metaphor for the anarchy of war, as well as the dishonesty that provided moral cover for those politicians who originally wanted to invade Iraq.

Monday, March 23rd, 2009


The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Like some earlier Guggenheim exhibitions, Mark Rosenthal’s 1996 splendid, mindless history of abstraction and the more recent survey Russia! are two examples, The Third Mind presents much great art without a convincing visual premise.

Monday, March 23rd, 2009


Serban Savu: The Edge of Empire at David Nolan Gallery

Although the architecture’s physical decay reflects its economic uselessness, such romantic titles as The Guardian of the Valley and Mountain of Nostalgia lend emotional value to these dour and severe scenes. These paintings speak to the failed utopian ideas in Communism.