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. ...
 

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

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Douglas Gordon: Timeline


Museum of Modern Art 11 W 53 Street New York City 212-708-9847 June 11–September 4, 2006 The literature surrounding the Douglas Gordon retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art emphasizes time and sociology, while I prefer to think of the work as sculpture; this makes the catalog, which is full of mass-media images, seem beside…

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

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Nan Goldin: Chasing a Ghost


Matthew Marks Gallery 522 West 22 Street New York City March 11 to April 22, 2006 Chasing a Ghost, Nan Goldin’s recent show of photographs and a 39-minute DVD projection, may be her most ambitious work to date. Goldin first became known in the 1980s for nervy, observant photos of the Lower Eastside party scene…

Friday, June 30th, 2006

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Ellsworth Kelly’s Plant Lithographs


As the Met displays his plant drawings, we revisit a show of prints of the same theme

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

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Ron Gorchov: Double Trouble at MoMA P.S. 1


A  review from 2006 retrieved for his new show at Cheim & Read

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

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Nightmares of Summer at Marvelli, Re:Location at Alexander & Bonin, A Brighter Day at James Cohan Gallery


NIGHTMARES OF SUMMER Marvelli Gallery through July 8 526 West 26 Street 2nd Floor, between 10 and 11 Avenues, 212 627 3363 RE:LOCATION Alexander & Bonin through July 28 132 Tenth Avenue at 19 Street, 212 367 7474 A BRIGHTER DAY James Cohan Gallery through July 14 533 West 26 Street, between 10 and 11 Avenues,…

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

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Peter Agostini


Salander O’Reilly Galleries 20 East 79 Street. 212 879 6606 June 1, 2006 to June 23, 2006 The United States in the mid-twentieth century produced a wider range of artistic styles than is generally acknowledged in the art history books, and the critical preference for abstraction obscured the achievements of many good artists who did not…

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

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Frank Stella 1958


Arthur M. Sackler Museum Harvard University Art Museums Cambridge, Massachusetts February 4—May 7,  2006 In his famous quote regarding the futility of people’s seeking layers of meaning in his black paintings, Frank Stella uttered what was to become the rallying cry of Minimalism—“What you see is what you see”.  Our response to his proclamation is…

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

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The 2006 New York Armory Show


The 2006 New York Armory Show: Piers 90 and 92 12 Ave at 50 & 52 Street New York City March 10-13, 2006 The Not So Sweet Smell of Success What can be said of a fair that was enormously successful financially while being aesthetically unsatisfying? Fair officials reported that more than 47,000 collectors, critics,…

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

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Cady Noland Approximately: Sculptures and Editions, 1984-99


Triple Candie 461 West 126 Street New York NY 10027 212-865-0783 April 21 to May 21, 2006 The sculptor Cady Noland (b.1956) is a little like J.D.Salinger, who arrived big on the literary scene in the late 1940s, made a significant contribution, then more or less disappeared, keeping tight control over the release of his…

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

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Christian Hellmich: Arrangement


Lehmann Maupin 540 W. 26th Street New York, N.Y., 10001 212 255 2923 June 1-July 14, 2006 All of Hellmich’s paintings include intentionally skewed architectural forms, buildings, staircases, facades, railings, escalators, warehouse interiors, cement partitions and roadways, doorways, garage doors, etc., and his use of architecture and perspective or orthogonals, is not haphazard or incidental….