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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. ...
 


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Remote Viewing at the Whitney Museum and David Brody at Pierogi


“Remote Viewing: Invented Worlds in Recent Painting and Drawing” Whitney Museum of American Art 945 Madison Avenue at 75 Street through October 9, 2005 The title of the Whitney’s new, “way out” exhibition — like so much else in it — has been borrowed from the 1960s. At a cool moment in the Cold War, the…


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Barbara Grossman: A Survey


New York Studio School 8 West 8 Street New York NY 10011 212 673 6466 May 12 – June 26 2005 Barbara Grossman has achieved substantial recognition over the three decades of her exhibiting life. The reasons why are on view at the Studio School, the fourth and final stop of a traveling exhibition of…


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Jasper Johns at Matthew Marks and Chuck Close at PaceWildenstein


“Jasper Johns: Catenary” Matthew Marks until June 25 (522 W 22 Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212 243 0200) “Chuck Close: Recent Paintings” PaceWildenstein until June 18 (534 W25 Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212 929 7000) Jasper Johns is one of the great “noodlers” of modern art. Noodling, a term that enjoyed…


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Elizabeth Huey at Feigen Contemporary, Hilary Harkness at Mary Boone, Thomas Trosch at Fredericks Freiser


Elizabeth Huey through May 28 at Feigen Contemporary, 535 W 20th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, 212-929-0500. Hilary Harkness through June 25 at Mary Boone, 745 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street, 212-752-2929. Thomas Trosch through June 10 at Fredericks Freiser, 504 W 22nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, 212-633-6555. Can a socially progressive…


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Karin Davie at Mary Boone, Pat Steir at Cheim & Read, Pamela Crimmins at Littlejohn Contemporary


Karin Davie until June 25 at Mary Boone, 541 W. 24th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues. Pat Steir: Moons and a River until May 7 at Cheim & Read, 547 W. 25th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-242-7727. Pamela Crimmins: Dreamhouse until May 26 at Littlejohn Contemporary, 41 E. 57th Street, at Madison…


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Larry Rivers: Paintings and Drawings, 1951-2001


Marlborough 40 West 57 Street 212-541-4900 Marlborough Chelsea 211 West 19 Street 212-463-8634 Through June 4, 2005 In 1937 Ivor Winters prefaced his analysis of free verse with an essay entitled “The Morality of Poetry.” He could apply the concept of morality to art without irony, confident of being understood by his audience. Winters was…


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Susannah Phillips: Recent Painting


Lori Bookstein 37 West 57th Street 212-750-0949 Susannah Phillips, a former student of William Coldstream and Euan Uglow, lives and works in Montreal. Her first show at Lori Bookstein is a gracious, lively debut. Her work combines the gestural vivacity and painterly ease of accomplished abstraction with a strong affinity for observation. Particularly distinctive is…


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James Bohary


Elizabeth Harris Gallery 529 W 20th Street, New York 212-463-9666 Through May 27 Abstract-Expressionism is a tough act to revisit; whose gestures today could seem as authoritative—and yet so personally revealing—as Jackson Pollock’s? Nevertheless “Ab-Ex” continues to be a fertile source for many contemporary painters, among them James Bohary, whose encrusted but quirkily disciplined canvases…


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Art on the Line


Galeria Janet Kurnatowski 205 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn April 29 – May 28, 2005 Painting is most exciting when it engages your grey matter as much as your guts. It’s amazing that an object on a wall – little more than a poster really – can get a mature adult’s mind racing and body trembling. At…


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William Tucker: Recent Sculpture


McKee Gallery until June 3 745 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street, 212-688-5951. A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, April 28, 2005 They say inside every fat man a thin one is trying to escape: Might the same be true of sculpture? William Tucker’s career traces a trajectory from the skeletal…