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Twin surveys of Ader’s short but brightly burning career are mounted in New York and London. ...
 

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

The Family (Algis, Julie and Bailey) 1968. Oil on canvas, 63-3/8 x 37-1/8. © The Estate of Alice Neel. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York

Alice Neel at David Zwirner and Zwirner & Wirth


Thinking of herself as a “collector of souls,” Neel created an oeuvre that not only reveals different facets of humanity, but also sums up the diversity of American urban society.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

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Broken Flowers and Grass: Nature and Landscape in the Drawings of Anselm Kiefer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Kiefer is a complicated independent, one who adopts the revanchist Neo Expressionist mode of his peers, yet embraces and exposes the repressed and tangled complexities of German life.

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Regina Granne, Marika and Jacopo 1993. Pencil on paper, 17-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches. Courtesy of A.I.R. Gallery

Regina Granne: Increments: Drawings, 1970-1995 at A.I.R. Gallery


Precisely situated in undelineated seas of space, Granne’s forms feel at once boldly declarative and alarmingly precipitous.

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

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Automobiles: John Chamberlain, Chakaia Booker, Dirk Skreber


Retrieved in tribute to  John Chamberlain, 1927-2011

Friday, June 19th, 2009

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Chantal Joffe at Cheim & Read


Joffe is not a perfectionist. Instead, she is intent on capturing a moment in time, not with a photographer’s precision, but as a painterly tableau.

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Installation shot of the exhibition under review showing, foreground, Demetrius Oliver Parallax, 2008. Digital c-print, anthracite

1992009 at D’Amelio Terras


1992009 is a group show with a catchy sci-fi name that offers the theory that 1992 and 2009 share not only similar cultural landmarks–the replacement of a Bush in the White House with a Democrat, the war in Iraq, and fiscal failure–but also an artistic vision.

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

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Chuck Close: Paintings and Tapestries from 2005-2009 at PaceWildenstein


The impulse to take Close for granted is perhaps all the greater because the work has an effortless assurance to it. But we must slow down, look past the facility, past the celebrity, to find the real investigation still taking place.

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

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Roxy Paine on the Roof: Maelstrom at the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Paine manages to steer these leafless “Dendroids,” as he calls them, between the Scylla of transparency and the Charibdis of mechanization.

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

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Takako Azami at M.Y. Art Prospects


One of the most interesting aspects is Azami’s negative capability: her technique demonstrates a willingness to expunge the self in favor of a poetic exactitude of description.

Monday, June 1st, 2009

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The 53rd Venice Biennale


In the Teatro la Fenice or the Chiostro Verde of San Giorgio one likes everything a little bit more than one might elsewhere. – Igor Stravinsky, in Stravinsky & Craft,Conversations with Stravinsky From the dais on the grass outside the U.S. Pavilion, at the June 4th press conference for Bruce Nauman’s exhibition, the State Department’s…