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A show of activist art from across Latin America. ...
Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Twin surveys of Ader’s short but brightly burning career are mounted in New York and London. ...
Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Twin surveys of Ader’s short but brightly burning career are mounted in London and New York. ...

Monday, September 22nd, 2008


First Annual Governor’s Island Art Fair, Organized by 4heads Collective

The art fair is billed as “organized entirely by artists, for artists—and the public’s enjoyment.” What a pleasant change of pace from most of our big art fairs, especially the various Armory Shows, which are organized by dealers and have nothing but booths named for dealers.

Monday, September 22nd, 2008


Robert Bordo: it’s always raining at Alexander and Bonin

His new exhibition, Three Point Turn, is on view through April 27

Sunday, September 14th, 2008


Su Xinping: Toasting

One does not want to exaggerate Su’s gloom, but an unspoken anguish works its way into most of his art. His paintings beckon toward an isolation that is as moral as it is esthetic, so completely existential is its underpinnings.

Sunday, September 14th, 2008


John Ashbery: Collages at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Mario Naves: Postcards from Florida at Elizabeth Harris Gallery and Trevor Winkfield at Tibor de Nagy Gallery

Is there something intrinsic to the appeal of collage to writers — to moving bits of paper around in startling, revelatory juxtapositions? The coincidence of two shows of collages by writers of markedly different ilk – a sometime poet laureate and a member of the third estate – begs the question.

Sunday, September 14th, 2008


If Love Could Have Saved You, You Would Have Lived Forever: Curated by Becky Smith

Like the bastard twin of metaphysics, we want art to tell us the meaning of it all.

Monday, September 8th, 2008


Nature Interrupted: Curated by Elga Wimmer

Artists, like everyone else in the world, are worried about the consequences of global warming in the natural world; moreover, they realize that the damage is psychic and imaginative as well as terribly real.

Sunday, September 7th, 2008


Katya Mezhibovskaya: Access Excess

Mezhibovskaya’s art is the most devastating commentary on Art Since 1900 and the most original supplement to Duchamp’s ready mades and Danto’s commentary on Brillo Box that I have had the pleasure to discover.

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Philip Pearlstein, Model on Wooden Lounge with Swan, 2013. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches. Courtesy of Betty Cuningham Gallery

Philip Pearlstein: Then and Now at Betty Cuningham Gallery

As his new show continues at the same venue, a topical pick from 2008

Friday, August 29th, 2008


Mike Nemire: HiColor

Nemire’s paintings carry the same obscure emotional charge as video color test bands, glowing stripes of pure color that signal a pause before the start of the video’s narrative. The paintings are all variations on that “before” moment, endowing it with resonance as the primary subject.

Friday, August 29th, 2008


Phoebe Washburn: Locating Propriety in the Inappropriate

Because it is a zany exploration of progress and decay, this is a work that, by its very nature, will unfold and only fully realize itself with the passage of time