criticismExhibitions
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
 
Mimmo Rotella, TAL, 1957, Décollage on canvas, 12 7/8 x 14 1/4 inches. Image courtesy of the gallery.
selected early works were on view uptown ...
Friday, January 6th, 2017
 
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Cannibalization is a creative act in the artist’s recent show of new text-based and reductivist work. ...
Sunday, August 21st, 2016
 
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A show of activist art from across Latin America. ...
 

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…

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Ins & Outs: Zaun Lee and Suzanne Song at Satori Galler


A persistence of hard-edged nonobjective painting shows the lineage of modernism hanging on, even if only by the fingernails.

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Jenny Holzer: Protect Protect at the Whitney Museum for American Art


Her aphorisms are generalizations with political intent.

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

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Ward Shelley: Who Invented the Avant Garde (and other half-truths) and The Sleeper Experiment at Pierogi


If his ostensible state-of-hibernation may seem a little anti-climactic, it’s a rest he’s earned.

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

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Hypothetical Landscapes at Janet Kurnatowski Gallery


The paintings and sculptures of the eight artists in this group show carry a potency derived from the convergence of man-made networks with ones culled from nature.

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

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Martha Friedman: The Organization of Batter at Wallspace


The odd juxtaposition of these common objects with an abstract formal language gives the work social dimensions and sensual qualities.

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

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Liz Markus: Hot Nights At The Regal Beagle at Zieher Smith Gallery


There is a palpable tension evoked in watching the crystalline visage of Nancy Reagan struggle for clarity against the loosey-goosey stained canvas.

Monday, May 11th, 2009

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Pierrette Bloch at Haim Chanin


The exhibition is a small testament to the efficacies of the late modernist project.

Friday, May 8th, 2009

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Albert Oehlen at Luhring Agustine


Trying to fail has played a major role in the work of Albert Oehlen.