criticismExhibitions
Friday, May 22nd, 2015
 
Louise Despont, Unfolding, 2014. Graphite and colored pencil on antique ledger book pages, 62 1/2 x 56 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Nicelle Beauchene.
New drawings at Nicelle Beauchene, with tropical patterns and Art Brut style. ...
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
 
Joan Semmel, Purple Diagonal, 980. Oil on canvas, 78 x 104 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Alexander Gray Associates.
Two concurrent exhibitions by women painters, about the body, its love, and labors. ...
Friday, May 8th, 2015
 
Etel Adnan, Untitled, 2014. Oil on canvas, 13 x 16.1 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Lelong.
New work by the poet and painter, reviewed by one of artcritical’s poet-critics. ...
 

Friday, September 1st, 2006

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Isca Greenfield-Sanders: Pinelawn Pools


Goff & Rosenthal 537B W 23 Street New York City 212-675-0461 September 7 to October 14, 2006 Isca Greenfield-Sanders alters found images, faded photographs from the 1960s, using digital manipulation and traditional oil painting. The resultant mixed media paintings and sketches in her “Pinelawn Pools” series depict a family lounging about a familiar suburban swimming…

Friday, September 1st, 2006

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Norbert Schwontkowski and Jockum Nordström


Norbert Schwontkowski: “We Make Any Size of Mirror” (Norbert Schwontkowski and Forrest Bess, Philip Guston, Alex Katz, Pablo Picasso) Mitchell-Innes & Nash 1018 Madison Ave New York City September 21 through November 22 Jockum Nordström David Zwirner 525 West 19th Street New York City September 8 – October 14, 2006 Jockum Nordström and Norbert Schwontkowski…

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

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Michael Heizer at PaceWildenstein


A fascination with prehistory links Mr. Heizer’s Stonehenge-like “City” to these sculptural objects, though his architectural forms are fastidiously hard-edged in comparison with the flint-facetted tools. But for all his insistence on freeing himself from European precedents, to explore instead an American sense of wide open space and anti-individual scale, Mr. Heizer’s prehistoric sensibility has a long modernist precedent with deep roots in European culture.

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

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Bruce Nauman at Zwirner & Wirth


Zwirner & Wirth Until September 9 32 E 69 Street, between Madison and Park Avenues, 212 517 8677 Yes Bruce Nauman Of all the avantgarde artists to emerge in the 1960s, Bruce Nauman is the most deserving of the epithet “counter-cultural.”  Be it high or popular culture you are talking about, Mr. Nauman’s emotionally difficult,…

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

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Public Art


NANCY RUBINS: BIG PLEASURE POINT Josie Robertson Plaza (Lincoln Center) until September 4 Broadway, between 62nd and 65th Streets NANCY RUBINS: COLLAGES Paul Kasmin Gallery until August 18 511 W. 27th Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-563-4474 HELEN BROUGH: EMULATED FLORA 70 Washington Street, permanently installed between Front and York, 718-222-5555 E.V. DAY: BRIDE…

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

James Lee Byars, Untitled (Performable Scroll), ca. 1967. Paper, wood. Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery, New York and London.

James Lee Byars


Byars’s exhibition at MoMA PS1 continues through September 7.

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

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Into Me/Out of Me


PS1 Contemporary Art Center until September 25 22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46 Avenue, Long Island City, 718 784 2084 A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, July 20, 2006. If you missed “the body” as the de rigeur theme of artists at the “transgressive” cutting edge of avant garde art between, say,…

Thursday, July 6th, 2006

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The New Landscape/The New Still Life: Soutine and Modern Art


Cheim & Read 547 W25 Street, between 10 and 11 Avenues, 212 242 7747 Until September 9 Like the artist it celebrates, “The New Landscape/The New Still Life: Soutine and Modern Art” is bursting with energy and ideas. The show presents Chaim Soutine 1893-1943) as a father figure of different traditions, American Abstract Expressionism and…

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

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An American Abroad: Sandra Fisher and her School of London Friends


New York Studio School 8 West 8 Street New York NY 10011 212 673 6466 March 30 to May 13, 2006 The achievement of the American artist Sandra Fisher  (1947–94) was overshadowed during her lifetime by her husband R.B. Kitaj and other School of London artists. Now, 12 years after Fisher’s  death from a cerebral hemorrhage,…

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

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Arthur Dove: Watercolors


Alexandre Gallery 41 East 57th Street, 13th Floor New York, New York 10022 212-755-2828 May 13 to June 23, 2006 Relationships between the individual and and the communal component of artistic achievement bedevil every generation. T.S. Eliot insisted that every innovation gestates in an affinity with indispensable predecessors. Robert Musil declared that ·”·it is only…