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Monday, January 18th, 2016
 
A show of new and old work by the English sculptor illuminates the natural world. ...
Friday, January 15th, 2016
 
Julien Bismuth, Willy Billy, 2013. Digital video, TRT: 23:51 minutes, edition of three, plus two APs. Courtesy of the artist and Simone Subal.
Misshapen figures reveal new ways of thinking about the human body on display. ...
Friday, January 1st, 2016
 
publicity image for Alex Katz windows at Barney's, New York
Jpegs were gathered, soundbites poised, but circumstances got the better of noble intentions ...
 

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

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Yuri Masnyj: The Night’s Still Young


Metro Pictures 519 West 24th Street New York City June 21 – July 31, 2007 Yuri Masnyj’s art bears the burden of historical self-consciousness unwaveringly. The modernist style permeates his compositions, the cartoonish yet exacting watercolors of interior spaces and the hybrid sculptures. Masnyj transforms modernist formal devices and elements of genre painting into a…

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

Lynda Benglis, Quartered Meteor, 1969. Lead, 57-1/2 x 65-1/2 x 64-1/2 inches, edition 1/3. Courtesy Cheim & Read Gallery

Lynda Benglis and Louise Bourgeois: Circa 1970, at Cheim & Read


Louise Bourgeois and Lynda Benglis are both inveterate explorers of sculpture’s soggy underbelly. They are doyennes of a dark sexuality and of the nebulous space between the personal and the universal.

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

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Neo Rauch: para at The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Neo is perfectly forenamed for an artist in whom, to paraphrase architectural theorist Charles Jencks, the wasms have become an ism. Rauch’s paintings, fusing elements of romanticism and realism from the last two centuries, resist the idea that anachronism and rejuvenation might be at odds with one another.

Friday, June 1st, 2007

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Jeff Wall


The Museum of Modern Art February 25 – May 14, 2007 Marian Goodman Gallery, New York February 23 – March 31, 2007 By STEPHANIE BUHMANN Jeff Wall is considered one of the most innovative and influential artists of his generation. Though his medium is photography it is perhaps inappropriate to think of him as a…

Friday, June 1st, 2007

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Arthur Ou: To Preserve, To Elevate, To Cancel


Hudson Franklin 508 West 26th St. #318 New York City May 10 – June 16, 2007 Arthur Ou is a Taiwan-born artist whose concerns include the legacy of modernist art and photography’s predominant role in visual culture. Although Mr. Ou earned an MFA in photography at Yale in 2000, he is perhaps best described as…

Friday, June 1st, 2007

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Anthony Goicolea: Almost Safe


Postmasters Gallery 459 W 19 Street New York City 212 727 3323 April 28- June 2, 2007 Anthony Goicolea’s photographs are fantastical constructions of derelict landscapes. His large-scale black and white photographs—they measure up to eight feet wide—fill the front room at Postmaster, depicting traces of man’s interaction with the natural environment in a surreal…

Friday, June 1st, 2007

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Nancy Shaver: “Retail,” sculpture and objects from Henry


Feature, Inc. 530 West 25th Street New York City 212 675 7772 14 April – 19 May 2007 The curiosity shop that artist Nancy Shaver runs in Hudson, N.Y., is named Henry. It is an antique store filled with non-art objects in display cases that customers pay cash for and carry away. In one sense…

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

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The Realist World: Alfred Leslie, Sylvia Sleigh, Philip Pearlstein


THE RADICAL THEATER OF ALFRED LESLIE Ameringer Yohe until April 21 (20 West 57th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, 212 445 0051) SYLVIA SLEIGH I-20 until May 10 (557 West 23rd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, 212 645 1100) PHILIP PEARLSTEIN Betty Cuningham until April 28 (541 West 25 Street, between 10 and…

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

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The linear and the painterly: How art today uses its traditions


Saul Steinberg at the Morgan Library, Merlin James at the Studio School

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

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Justin Lieberman: Agency (Open House)


Zach Feuer Gallery 530 West 24th Street New York City 212-989-7720 January 11 to February 24, 2007 Historically speaking, the emphasis on written language in works of visual art, whether it is done in a mocking, disruptive, or sculptural way, introduced a level of criticality that was not there before. If a visual artist decides…