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Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
 
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Exuberant joy in the face of anguish; through September 10 ...
Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
 
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For Dumas, the question of extinction also points to violence against African-Americans ...
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
 
Florine Stettheimer, Self-Portrait with Palette (Painter and Faun), ca. 1915, oil on canvas. Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York
“Painting as Poetry” on view through September 25 ...
 

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Jack Tworkov, Crossfield I 1968. Oil on canvas, 80 x 70 inches. Collection of Beatrice Perry, NY.

Jack Tworkov: Against Extremes – Five Decades of Painting at the UBS Art Gallery


Seldom has a better synthesis been achieved among raw power, exquisite color, and the organizing effects of line.

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Elliott Green, Lemmonny Soap 2009. Oil on linen, 18 x 24 inches. Courtesy of D’Amelio Terras

Elliot Green: Personified Abstraction at D’Amelio Terras


Green’s current paintings supplant his earlier “limited animation” mock-mayhem with the saturated glazes and rendered anatomies of a Golden Age chipmunk fable.

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Double Indian Yellow 2008. Acrylic on Canvas, 2 panels, 72 x 36 inches each. Courtesy of Walter Randel Gallery

Ted Kurahara: Portraits at Walter Randel Gallery


If we are hesitant to use a term so absolute as “the absolute,” we can, even so, acknowledge the extreme philosophical drive in Kurahara’s esthetic.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Kara Walker, 10 Years Massacre (and its Retelling) #3 2009. Mixed media, cut paper and acrylic on gessoed panel, 84 x 72 inches. Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

Mark Bradford and Kara Walker at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.


To Walker and Bradford alike, density of visual information is an aesthetic choice that mirrors the mutliple layers of reality and complexity retrieved from subject matter.

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

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A.R. Penck: New System Paintings at Michael Werner


Saving the imagery from what we might call barbarous chaos is Penck’s highly skilled orientation and spacing of the visual components of an individual work.

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Peter Halley, Rectangular Prison with Smokestack 1987. Acrylic, roll-a-tex/canvas, 72 x 124 inches. Courtesy of Mary Boone Gallery.

Peter Halley Early Work: 1982 to 1987 at Mary Boone


10 September to 24 October, 2009 745 Fifth Avenue, between 57th and 58th streets New York City, 212 752 2929 In the 1980s, when painting was beleaguered and abstract painting under much pressure, Peter Halley was one of the few younger abstractionists who attracted attention. His distinctive hard-edge pictures were accompanied by his theorizing that,…

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

installation shot of the exhibition under review.

Will Ryman: A New Beginning at Marlborough Chelsea


As in the films of David Lynch, a seedy underbelly lurks below this rosy landscape.

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Enoc Perez, Pavilion of the Soviet Union, Expo 67 2009. Oil on canvas, 60 by 80 inches. Courtesy the Artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Enoc Perez at Mitchell-Innes & Nash


Enoc Perez uses the contours of modernist architecture and feminine beauty to explore ideas of longing, nostalgia, optimism and melancholy.

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Stanley Boxer, Somewhereamarbleman, 1990. Mixed media on canvas, 50 x 50 inches. Courtesy of Spanierman Modern

Remembering Stanley Boxer: A retrospective, 1946-2000


An exhibition of Boxer’s work runs at Spanierman Gallery through February 18

Monday, August 24th, 2009

detail of Orange Fizz 2008. Elmer's glue & ink on panel, 36 x 72 inches. Courtesy of Margaret Thatcher Projects.

Heidi Van Wieren at Margaret Thatcher Projects


The consequences of Van Wieren’s style allow for simultaneous readings of her art.