criticismExhibitions
 
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. ...
 
Josh Dorman, Memento Mori (detail), 2014. Ink, acrylic and antique paper on two panels, 56 x 120 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Ryan Lee Gallery.
Geological-, biological-, and mechanical-history paintings as collage. ...
 


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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,…


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The Nathalie and Irving Forman Collection


The Nathalie and Irving Forman Collection The Albright-Knox Art Gallery 1285 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14222 716-882-8700 May 6 – July 3, 2005 Carter Ratcliff , in his introductory essay to Michael Wall’s 1979 pioneering exhibition “In the Realm of the Monochrome”, characterized the act of painting a monochrome as an act of defiance. Equally…


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Robert Smithson


Whitney Museum of American Art 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street New York, NY 10021 (212) 570-3676 June 23 – October 23, 2005 The Robert Smithson retrospective on view at the Whitney, which originated at LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art, thoughtfully presents the singular intelligence of Smithson’s radical vision. The exhibition features a representative selection…


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Greater New York


PS1 Contemporary Art Center 22-25 Jackson Ave at 46th Ave Long Island City, NY 11101 718 784 2084 March 13 to September 26, 2005 “Greater New York” is a survey exhibition mounted periodically by PS1 to give an overview of exciting work done recently in or near New York by artists who are not household…


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Jean Helion


National Academy Museum 1083 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10128 212 369 4880 July 14 to October 9, 2005 Jean Hélion Essays by Didier Ottinger, Henry-Claude Cousseau, Matthew Gale and Debra Bricker Balken (English edition) Paul Holberton Publishing, London, 2004 ISBN 1-903470-27-7 a short version of this article first appeared in The Burlington Magazine One…


Neo Rauch: Renegaten


David Zwirner 525 W 19 Street New York, NY  10011 212-727-2070 May 9-June 18, 2005 Neo Rauch is a prolific artist whose skill is put to the service of his imagination.  His large-scale, often mural size paintings at David Zwirner might seem to employ the usual grab bag of tricks other painters use, but Rauch…