criticismExhibitions
 
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. ...
 


Extreme Abstraction


The Albright-Knox Art Gallery 1285 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14222 316-882-8700 July 15 – October 2, 2005 This lively exhibition at the Albright-Knox Museum is about connections and dialogues and more broadly about how to buildbuilding bridges.  The connections do more than demonstrate relationships between works within this exhibition or between this exhibition and past…


Emily Berger & Iona Kleinhaut: Paintings and Works on Paper and Farrell Brickhouse:Goodbye Tribeca – The Hudson Crossing Series


The Painting Center 52 Greene Street New York NY 10013 212 343 1060 September 6 – October 1st, 2005 By JOE WALENTINI The Painting Center’s two exhibitions in September found common ground between three very different painters in a painterly approach to abstraction.  Emily Berger and Iona Kleinhaut divided the large space in the gallery…


Ken Kewley: Collages


Lori Bookstein Fine Art 37 West 57th St. 3rd Fl New York, New York September 15 – October 28, 2005 According to his resume, Ken Kewley has been exhibiting his work since 1991, but except for brief blurb reviews and a few sentences in reviews of group exhibitions, his work has not been written about….


Philip Pearlstein at Betty Cuningham and Danica Phelps: Wake at Zach Feuer


PHILIP PEARLSTEIN Betty Cuningham to October 22 541 West 25 Street, between 10 and 11 Avenues, 212 242 2772 DANICA PHELPS: WAKE Zach Feuer to October 1 530 West 24 Street, between 10 and 11 Avenues, 212 989 7700 A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, September 22, 2005 Philip Pearlstein…


Paint it with Black


Betty Cuningham Gallery 541 West 25th Street 212-242-2772 This review first appeared in The New York Sun, July 21, 2005. Black is the primary color of the creative classes; every artling sports it. Now Betty Cuningham Gallery is trying it on the walls in a “search for resonant symbols”. Despite curator Phong Bui’s unsmiling jargon…


Matisse: The Fabric of Dreams – His Art and His Textiles


Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York June 23 – September 25, 2005 The genius of the exhibit Matisse: His Art and His Textiles, is that it provides insight into how an artist works – the material and intellectual processes by which art is made.  Hilary Spurling, the Matisse biographer, originally suggested the exhibition’s concept to the…


Rhizome Artbase 101


Internet exhibition supported by the New Museum of Contemporary Art June 23 – September 10 Why is it so difficult for internet art to become part of the mainstream, when the internet itself is so ubiquitous? Maybe it’s the ubiquity that’s the problem. In her book Internet Art (Thames and Hudson, 2004), Rachel Greene hypothesizes that…


Sol Lewitt and Summer Group Show at PaceWildenstein, Phong Bui at Sarah Bowen


SOL LEWITT and SUMMER GROUP SHOW Pace Wildenstein until August 25 (534 W. 25th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-929-7000). PHONG BUI Sarah Bowen until August 7 (210 N. 6th Street, between Driggs and Roebling Avenues, Brooklyn, 718-302-4517).   For all his extreme, at times arid, cerebrality, Sol LeWitt has a soft spot. The…


Idols of Perversity at Bellweather, Augustin Fernandez at Mitchell Algus, Good Vibrations at McKenzie


IDOLS OF PERVERSITY Bellwether until August 6 134 Tenth Avenue, at 19 Street, 212-929-5959 AUGUSTIN FERNANDEZ Mitchell Algus until July 16 511 W. 25th Street, 212-242-6242 GOOD VIBRATIONS McKenzie until July 30 511 W. 25th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-989-5467 The Pre-Raphaelites still have a lot to answer for. The cult of wan Ophelias,…


The Nathalie and Irving Forman Collection


The Nathalie and Irving Forman Collection The Albright-Knox Art Gallery 1285 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14222 716-882-8700 May 6 – July 3, 2005 Carter Ratcliff , in his introductory essay to Michael Wall’s 1979 pioneering exhibition “In the Realm of the Monochrome”, characterized the act of painting a monochrome as an act of defiance. Equally…