criticismExhibitions
Monday, January 18th, 2016
 
A show of new and old work by the English sculptor illuminates the natural world. ...
Friday, January 15th, 2016
 
Julien Bismuth, Willy Billy, 2013. Digital video, TRT: 23:51 minutes, edition of three, plus two APs. Courtesy of the artist and Simone Subal.
Misshapen figures reveal new ways of thinking about the human body on display. ...
Friday, January 1st, 2016
 
publicity image for Alex Katz windows at Barney's, New York
Jpegs were gathered, soundbites poised, but circumstances got the better of noble intentions ...
 

Friday, August 29th, 2008

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Phoebe Washburn: Locating Propriety in the Inappropriate


Because it is a zany exploration of progress and decay, this is a work that, by its very nature, will unfold and only fully realize itself with the passage of time

Monday, August 11th, 2008

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Tensegrity


The overriding mood in the gallery is inexplicably hopeful, perhaps a subliminal effect of the Buckminster Fuller term, “Tensegrity,” given to the exhibition. Fuller’s theory of tensegrity, the harmonious synergy and tension of parts within an integral structure.

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

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David Kinast: The ISM


Vacillation between equilibrium, a consistently busy surface that can be read as a singular gestalt, and the disequilibrium caused by the dark and sometimes opaque asymmetrical highlights that disrupt these linear networks, creates unpredictable rhythms within the iterations of abstract shapes.

Friday, June 27th, 2008

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Dara Friedman: Musical


Like the Impressionists, Friedman transfigures the contemporary world. What more could we ask of any artist?

Friday, June 27th, 2008

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Dawn Mellor at Team


Dawn Mellor: A Curse on Your Walls Team Gallery until August 8 83 Grand St., between Greene and Wooster streets, 212-279-9219 The Surrealist writer André Breton once declared that beauty would have to become convulsive, otherwise it would cease to be. As if in late vindication of this injunction, the paintings of Dawn Mellor set…

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

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Jess: Paintings and Paste-Ups


This is Jess in a nutshell: sincere literalism colliding with arch semiotics and giving off rare alchemical heat.

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

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Milton Resnick at Cheim & Read


There is a weird sense of a form searing its way through the canvas, from left to right, an accumulation of atomic energy boiling up the space it penetrates, making it a Monet for the nuclear age. It almost becomes tempting to read the image in cartoon-like graphic terms, or like a Futurist depiction of movement.

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

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Jilaine Jones: Sculpture


Wonder World is built of hard steel rods, bars and sheet steel that interact with somewhat more malleable slabs and blocks of concrete and rock board. The whole is tough, hard, aggressive and muscular—yet also slender, graceful, sensitive and wise.

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

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Catherine Murphy at Knoedler & Company


The motifs of her seven paintings and four drawings are diverse to the point of perversity, suggesting the kind of mind drawn less to things than problems. What is consistent across these images is the sense of a fanatical empiricist picking quarrels with the perceived world.

Friday, June 6th, 2008

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Nicolas Carone: Recent Paintings


The author celebrates the audacious, austere, muscular canvases by the 90 year old veteran of Abstract Expressionism.