Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
Exuberant joy in the face of anguish; through September 10 ...
Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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For Dumas, the question of extinction also points to violence against African-Americans ...
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
Florine Stettheimer, Self-Portrait with Palette (Painter and Faun), ca. 1915, oil on canvas. Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York
“Painting as Poetry” on view through September 25 ...

Saturday, June 13th, 2009


Roxy Paine on the Roof: Maelstrom at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Paine manages to steer these leafless “Dendroids,” as he calls them, between the Scylla of transparency and the Charibdis of mechanization.

Saturday, June 13th, 2009


Takako Azami at M.Y. Art Prospects

One of the most interesting aspects is Azami’s negative capability: her technique demonstrates a willingness to expunge the self in favor of a poetic exactitude of description.

Monday, June 1st, 2009


The 53rd Venice Biennale

In the Teatro la Fenice or the Chiostro Verde of San Giorgio one likes everything a little bit more than one might elsewhere. – Igor Stravinsky, in Stravinsky & Craft,Conversations with Stravinsky From the dais on the grass outside the U.S. Pavilion, at the June 4th press conference for Bruce Nauman’s exhibition, the State Department’s…

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Ins & Outs: Zaun Lee and Suzanne Song at Satori Galler

A persistence of hard-edged nonobjective painting shows the lineage of modernism hanging on, even if only by the fingernails.

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Jenny Holzer: Protect Protect at the Whitney Museum for American Art

Her aphorisms are generalizations with political intent.

Sunday, May 24th, 2009


Ward Shelley: Who Invented the Avant Garde (and other half-truths) and The Sleeper Experiment at Pierogi

If his ostensible state-of-hibernation may seem a little anti-climactic, it’s a rest he’s earned.

Thursday, May 21st, 2009


Hypothetical Landscapes at Janet Kurnatowski Gallery

The paintings and sculptures of the eight artists in this group show carry a potency derived from the convergence of man-made networks with ones culled from nature.

Thursday, May 14th, 2009


Martha Friedman: The Organization of Batter at Wallspace

The odd juxtaposition of these common objects with an abstract formal language gives the work social dimensions and sensual qualities.

Thursday, May 14th, 2009


Liz Markus: Hot Nights At The Regal Beagle at Zieher Smith Gallery

There is a palpable tension evoked in watching the crystalline visage of Nancy Reagan struggle for clarity against the loosey-goosey stained canvas.

Monday, May 11th, 2009


Pierrette Bloch at Haim Chanin

The exhibition is a small testament to the efficacies of the late modernist project.