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Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
 
Hannes Schmid, Cowboy #230, 2017. Oil on linen, 48 x 71 inches. Courtesy of Mitchell Algus Gallery
on view at Mitchell Algus through October 14 ...
Friday, October 5th, 2018
 
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“Hunter Gatherer” closes in Chelsea on Saturday ...
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
 
Jason Stopa, The Big Picture, 2018. Oil on canvas, 62 x 48 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects.
The Gate was at Steven Harvey in August ...
 

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Gerhard Richter, Abstract Painting (911-3) 2009. Oil on canvas, 78-3/4 X 118-1/8 inches. Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

Gerhard Richter: Abstract Paintings 2009 at Marian Goodman Gallery


Austere, calming, provocative, aggressive, confronting, soothing, luring, denying – these are some of the adjectives that can be applied to Richter’s new paintings.

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Eric Fischl, Corrida in Ronda #6 2008. Oil on linen, 84 by 120 inches. Courtesy of Mary Boone Gallery, New York

Eric Fischl at Mary Boone


By all rights these life-and-death-size duels in the sun between bullfighters and bulls should be awful, stripped of the mystery and mediation that until now had been the artist’s stock-in-trade.

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Helmut Federle, 4.4 Resurrection II 2009. Acrylic on canvas, 23-5/8 x 19-5/8 inches. Courtesy of Peter Blum Gallery.

Helmut Federle: Scratching Away at the Surface at Peter Blum Soho


Federle’s attempt to create an atmosphere of spiritual mimesis is fairly unique in current abstract painting.

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Carroll Dunham, Bather (one) 2009. Mixed media on canvas, 71 x 71 inches. Courtesy of Gladstone Gallery

Carroll Dunham at Gladstone Gallery


Carroll Dunham’s rough canvases, tilting toward aggressive sexual assertion and actions of near anarchy, are catchy tunes of hipster malice.

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Denyse Thomasos, Lollipop Nation 2009. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 54 inches. Courtesy Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.

Denyse Thomasos: The Divide at Lennon, Weinberg


Thomasos’s vigorously contemporary abstraction is constructed upon imaginary metropolitan grids in which subterranean cages rise to skyscraper scale and architectural renderings blur into infinite space.

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Sylvia Sleigh, Chelsea Garden 1967. Oil on canvas, 57 x 50 inches. Courtesy I-20 Gallery

Sylvia Sleigh at I-20 Gallery


Sleigh took a proto-feminist approach to spatial representation that was, and sometimes still is, confused with a naïve technique.

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Ghada Amer, Painting to Trini’s 2006. Acrylic, embroidery and gel medium on canvas, 78 x 63 inches. Private collection, New York

In Stitches at Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery


In Stitches surveys artists from very different backgrounds who are united by the medium of stitching, broadly defined.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Liu Ye, Banned Book 2 2008. Acrylic on canvas, 31-1/2 x 39-3/8 inches/ 80 x 100 cm. Private Collection, Courtesy Sperone Westwater Gallery.

Liu Ye: Leave Me in the Dark at Sperone Westwater Gallery


November 7 – December 19, 2009 415 West 13 Street, between 9th Avenue and Washington Street New York City, 212 999 7337 While many of the most lucrative sales in auctions devoted to Chinese contemporary art have gone to large-scale expressionist-style painting, Liu Ye offers a subtle counterpoint as if to suggest that not all…

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Craig Manister, Figures and Houses with Reflections 2009, Oil on linen, 2" x 36 inches. Courtesy of the Artist.

Craig Manister at the Painting Center


The eye of the viewer zig-zags in space from overlapping plane to plane, neoclassic style.

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Wolfgang Laib, Installation view: Frieze of Life October 30 - December 5, 2009 Photo by Jason Wyche. Copyright the Artist, Courtesy Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

Wolfgang Laib: Frieze of Life at Sean Kelly Gallery


Laib sees his art as having a political dimension, in the sense that the production of cultural artifacts change people and institutions.