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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. ...
 


Josef Albers, Set of four stacking tables, 1927. Ash veneer, black lacquer, and painted glass, 24-1/2 x 23-1/2 x 15-3/4 inches, all images ©2003 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Josef and Anni Albers: Designs for Living


“Josef and Anni Albers: Design for Living” at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum is a tour de force of what I’ll call ‘restrained intimacy’. Both were students at the Bauhaus where they took the best their teachers had to offer, and through their intense dialogue with one another created something no artistic movement could contrive: actual love of material form.


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Sam Martineau and Anne Deleporte


SAM MARTINEAU Brooklyn Fire Proof 101 Richardson St., btwn. Leonard St. & Manhattan Ave. Williamsburg Sat. & Sun.1 p.m.-6p.m. Through Nov. 13 718- 302-4702 ANNE DELEPORTE Roebling Hall 390 Wythe Ave., at S. Fourth St. Fri.-Mon. noon-6p.m. Through Oct. 31 718-599-5352 Two artists who paint on material culled from newspapers and magazines have exhibitions in…


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Ronnie Landfield & Peter Reginato: Color Coded


Heidi Cho Gallery 522 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011 October 14th – Nov 12, 2005 These artists have known each other for over thirty years. The exhibition is a combination of intensely colored paintings and sculptures that embody different world views. Ronnie Landfield attempts to transcend the material world by avoiding representation while…


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Christopher Wilmarth at Betty Cuningham, Barry Le Va at Mary Boone


CHRISTOPHER WILMARTH Betty Cuningham Gallery through December 3 (541 W 25 Street between 10 and 11 Avenues, 212 242 2772) BARRY LE VA Mary Boone Gallery through December 17 (745 Fifth Avenue at 57 Street, 212 752 2929) Think of Minimalism, the extremist art revolution of the 1960s, and what comes to mind are austere…


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Luc Tuymans: Proper


David Zwirner Gallery until November 19 525 W. 19 Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues, 212-727-2070 A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, October 20, 2005 Luc Tuymans is difficult to like and harder still to ignore. Which is exactly as things should be for an artist who puts alienation at…


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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…


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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…


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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….


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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…


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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…