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These paintings convey nature’s immensity even as they mangle its topography. ...
 
Munro Galloway, 65” x 47.5” (What We Talk About When We Talk About Donuts), 2014. Oil, acrylic and inkjet on canvas, 65 x 47 1/2 inches. Photograph by John Berens,  courtesy of the artist and Soloway Gallery.
Galloway show’s his head-hand coordination. ...
 
Samuel Fosso, Le chef qui a vendu l’Afrique aux colons, 1997. C-print, 101 x 101 cm. Courtesy of the Walther Collection.
Fosso challenges visions of African identity through self-portraiture. ...
 


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Scott Richter


Elizabeth Harris Gallery 529 West 20 Street New York 10011 212 463 9666 March 17-April 16, 2005 Scott Richter doesn’t use oil paint to create the illusion of depth on a two dimensional surface. He uses it to build three dimensional forms. We look down at or try to view Richter’s tabletop paintings from all…


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View Eight: A Few Domestic Objects Interrogate A Few Works of Art


Mary Boone Gallery 745 5th Avenue New York NY 10151 212 752 2929 As Marx claimed, in the introduction to his Critique of Political Economy, consumption is production. Taking this as his premise, Bruce Ferguson, Dean of the School of the Arts at Columbia University, has curated a show which is at once understatement and spectacle…


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Eric Fischl at Mary Boone, Marlene Dumas at Zwirner & Wirth


Eric Fischl at Mary Boone through until April 23 (541 W. 24th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-752-2929) Marlene Dumas at Zwirner & Wirth until April 23 (32 E. 69th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues, 212-517-8677) MAKING MOVIES IN THE BEDROOM In March 2002 Eric Fischl was let loose in Mies van der…


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Logical Conclusions at PaceWildenstein


In remembrance of On Kawara, David Cohen’s 2005 review of “Logical Conclusions” at PaceWildenstein.


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Nathan Oliveira: Recent Paintings


DC Moore Gallery 724 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street New York NY 10019 212-247-2111 March 8 to April 9, 2005 A version of this review appeared in the New York Sun, March 17, 2005 The assured brushstrokes, iconic figures, and radiantly red backgrounds of Nathan Oliveira’s latest paintings suggest that, after five decades of exhibiting,…


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Noritoshi Hirakawa: In Search of a Purple Heart


Salon 94 12 East 94 Street New York NY 10128 646 672 9212 “In Search of a Purple Heart” a site-specific performance, written and directed by photographer Noritoshi Hirakawa, was presented twice on Sunday, February 27. The performances took place at Salon 94, a satellite of Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery on East 94th Street…


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“Doors and Floors, War and More: Reflections on The Armory Show 05″


“Doors and Floors, War and More: Reflections on The Armory Show 05″ The International Fair of New York Piers 90 and 92 March 10-14, 2005 This year’s Armory Show was a reasonably accurate reflection of today’s international art market with its vast array of sculpture, installations, painting, drawing, photography, and even some furniture. More than…


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Larry Zox: Five Decades


LARRY ZOX: FIVE DECADES Stephen Haller Gallery 542 26th Street New York 10001 212-741-7777 February 26 to April 5, 2005 One of the down sides of the Greenbergian formalism in the 1960s was its insufficient appreciation of how the energy and aggression, first of the Civil Rights movement and then the anti-Vietnam War protests, may…


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Jim Dingilian


McKenzie Fine Art 511 West 25th Street New York NY 10001 212 989 5467 February 17 to March 19, 2005 Jim Dingilian’s marker drawings and altered found photographs at Mackenzie Fine Art are intriguing in their process and choice of materials, so much so that it can require a conscious decision to linger for a…


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Sidney Geist: Phases of Sculpture


Jason McCoy Inc. 41 East 57th Street New York 10022 February 22 – April 1, 2005 By ERIC GELBER There are examples of free standing, table top, and wall hung sculptures, dating from 1937 to 2004, in this exhibit. Geist’s work is empowered by his consistent inventiveness. Being content to create never before seen objects that…