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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. ...
Sunday, August 21st, 2016
 
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A show of activist art from across Latin America. ...
Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
 
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Twin surveys of Ader’s short but brightly burning career are mounted in New York and London. ...
 

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

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Zero in NY at Sperone Westwater Gallery


Working outside the gallery system, these artists made single-evening exhibitions, often in their own studios, issuing manifestos with these events. While some artists involved with Zero, like Lucio Fontana, are well recognized in America, this is the first survey of the lesser-known group in the States.

Monday, December 1st, 2008

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Max Weber: Paintings from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s at Gerald Peters Gallery


Woman Holding Tablet (1946) pleasingly and convincingly locates a seated figure within a geometric environment, with ochre tints and warm blacks set deftly against notes of bright coral and medium blue. The rather strenuous engineering of the pose and surroundings, however, give the impression of an exercise – a demonstration of the plastic re-creation of a generic event.

Monday, December 1st, 2008

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Alexi Worth at D.C. Moore


The grainy, opaque paint surfaces and austere earth palette bespeak an unfashionably non-ironic desire to produce ‘quality’ paintings. And there are learned references and quotations from art history and photography.

Monday, September 29th, 2008

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Rirkrit Tiravanija: Demonstration Drawings at the Drawing Center


There is a limited range of drawing styles, which tends to be competent enough but generally stilted, illustrative, and a bit nerdish. One wonders whether the difference in treatment that does come across is purely a matter of the individual draftsman’s hand or whether different speeds of movement in the scenes depicted — orderly placid drudging through dreary East European streets versus violent clashes with riot-geared police in some steamy tropical town — account for these differences.

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

Alexander Ross, Untitled, 2014. Oil on canvas, 62 x 54 inches. Courtesy of David Nolan Gallery

Alexander Ross at David Nolan Gallery


His new show opens Thursday, October 30

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

William Kentridge, What Will Come, 2007. Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery

A Surfeit of Genius: William Kentridge at Marian Goodman Gallery


Seeing Double is packed with elaborations of his trademark idiom: imagery transmogrified

Monday, October 1st, 2007

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Anna Hostvedt: Recent Paintings


Tibor de Nagy Gallery 724 Fifth Avenue New York City 212 262 5050 October 4- November 10, 2007 Anna Hostvedt’s small, intricate paintings offer a personal vision of the mundane. One could say she is painting what Georgio Morandi would have painted had his window faced a non-descript American parking lot instead of an Italian…

Monday, October 1st, 2007

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Lost Vanguard: Soviet Modern Architecture, 1922-32 Photographs by Richard Pare


The Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53 Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues New York City 212 708 9400 July 18–October 29, 2007 Richard Pare is a documentary photographer who specializes in historical architecture and has written a book on the subject entitled Photography and Architecture. He spent fifteen years collecting examples of architectural photography,…

Monday, October 1st, 2007

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Philip Geiger


Tibor deNagy Gallery 724 Fifth Avenue New York City 212 262 5050 October 4 to November 10, 2007 In Phillip Geiger’s painting “A Different Shirt” of 2006, on display at Tibor deNagy, we look beyond a tabletop display of deliciousness, cake, sunflowers, etc to a young woman, her head turned completely away from the viewer,…

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

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Deborah Kass: Feel good paintings for feel bad times and Dana Frankfort: DF


Paul Kasmin Gallery 293 10th Avenue New York City 212-563-4494 September 7 to October 13, 2007 Bellwether Gallery 134 10th Avenue 212-929-5959 September 8 to October 6 The beginning of the season has brought us two remarkable shows at either end of the tenth Avenue gallery corridor. The shows beg for comparison. Both women work…