criticismExhibitions
 
These paintings convey nature’s immensity even as they mangle its topography. ...
 
Munro Galloway, 65” x 47.5” (What We Talk About When We Talk About Donuts), 2014. Oil, acrylic and inkjet on canvas, 65 x 47 1/2 inches. Photograph by John Berens,  courtesy of the artist and Soloway Gallery.
Galloway show’s his head-hand coordination. ...
 
Samuel Fosso, Le chef qui a vendu l’Afrique aux colons, 1997. C-print, 101 x 101 cm. Courtesy of the Walther Collection.
Fosso challenges visions of African identity through self-portraiture. ...
 


rp_LTSecretary.jpg

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…


rp_extreme-abstraction4.jpg

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…


rp_kleinhaut_3.jpg

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…


rp_KK2.jpg

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….


rp_pearlstein.jpg

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…


rp_chrisMartinHere.jpg

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…


rp_decorative_figure.jpg

Matisse: The Fabric of Dreams – His Art and His Textiles


An exhibition of the artist’s later cut-outs opened at MoMA on October 12.


Rhizome Artbase 101


Internet exhibition supported by the New Museum of Contemporary Art June 23 – September 10 Why is it so difficult for internet art to become part of the mainstream, when the internet itself is so ubiquitous? Maybe it’s the ubiquity that’s the problem. In her book Internet Art (Thames and Hudson, 2004), Rachel Greene hypothesizes that…


rp_37656_LEWITT.jpg

Sol Lewitt and Summer Group Show at PaceWildenstein, Phong Bui at Sarah Bowen


SOL LEWITT and SUMMER GROUP SHOW Pace Wildenstein until August 25 (534 W. 25th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-929-7000). PHONG BUI Sarah Bowen until August 7 (210 N. 6th Street, between Driggs and Roebling Avenues, Brooklyn, 718-302-4517).   For all his extreme, at times arid, cerebrality, Sol LeWitt has a soft spot. The…


rp_Woodruff1.jpg

Idols of Perversity at Bellweather, Augustin Fernandez at Mitchell Algus, Good Vibrations at McKenzie


IDOLS OF PERVERSITY Bellwether until August 6 134 Tenth Avenue, at 19 Street, 212-929-5959 AUGUSTIN FERNANDEZ Mitchell Algus until July 16 511 W. 25th Street, 212-242-6242 GOOD VIBRATIONS McKenzie until July 30 511 W. 25th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-989-5467 The Pre-Raphaelites still have a lot to answer for. The cult of wan Ophelias,…