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 ...

Friday, May 8th, 2009


Albert Oehlen at Luhring Agustine

Trying to fail has played a major role in the work of Albert Oehlen.

Friday, May 8th, 2009


Rosemarie Fiore: Pyrotechnics at Priska C. Juschka Fine Art

The artist’s material of choice is live fireworks, or rather the tinted smoke, made of fine particles of organic dyes, that color their familiar, ordinarily airborn explosions.

Monday, May 4th, 2009


Adel Abdessemed at David Zwirner Gallery

Abdessemed’s show is an exhilarating introduction to his work as the artist’s “acts” (as he calls his works) have a truly visceral resonance for every viewer. Yet, the show suffers from the ubiquitous interests of the artist, his “fascination with the world” as he himself identifies it.

Friday, May 1st, 2009


Pablo Picasso: Mosqueteros at Gagosian Gallery

The problem with late Picasso has to do with his stubborn insistence on diaristic expressionism increasingly isolated from changing times.

Friday, May 1st, 2009


Jane Freilicher: Changing Scenes at Tibor de Nagy Gallery

Freilicher’s work becomes tighter over time, but the spirit of chance encounter remains.

Saturday, April 25th, 2009


Frances Hynes: North Light: Recent Paintings at June Kelly Gallery

By relaxing conventional standards of realistic description, Hynes makes her images immediately accessible to the mind and its fluctuations of mood, and enables herself to explore the modernist vision common to the painters that inspire her

Monday, April 20th, 2009


Glenn Goldberg: Welcome at Luise Ross Gallery

Goldberg navigates directions between abstraction and referential drawing. Most of his imagery is rooted in the organic and yet conglomerates of patterned forms can establish structures that hint at geometric organization.

Saturday, April 18th, 2009


Louise Fishman at Cheim & Read

Fishman had been asking very specific things of her chosen medium: how does one make it relevant to oneself and one’s history? How does one possess it? How do you filter your experiences through it?

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009


Shahzia Sikander at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Brilliantly colored, covered with decorative motifs and gestural abstractions, the work suggests a gorgeous manuscript, a place where the politics of place and the pain of indifference no longer exist.

Monday, April 13th, 2009


Linda Francis, Don Voisine, Joan Waltemath, Michael Zahn at Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, and Jennifer Riley: To Be A Thing In This World at LaViolaBank Gallery

In each picture, there is a sense that the overt structure is a kind of plan for the making of the work, while the work is the exposition of that plan. But, at the same time, the work is more than its own plan.