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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. ...
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A show of activist art from across Latin America. ...
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Twin surveys of Ader’s short but brightly burning career are mounted in New York and London. ...
 

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.

Friday, May 8th, 2009

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Rosemarie Fiore: Pyrotechnics at Priska C. Juschka Fine Art


The artist’s material of choice is live fireworks, or rather the tinted smoke, made of fine particles of organic dyes, that color their familiar, ordinarily airborn explosions.

Monday, May 4th, 2009

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Adel Abdessemed at David Zwirner Gallery


Abdessemed’s show is an exhilarating introduction to his work as the artist’s “acts” (as he calls his works) have a truly visceral resonance for every viewer. Yet, the show suffers from the ubiquitous interests of the artist, his “fascination with the world” as he himself identifies it.