criticismExhibitions
 
Elizabeth Ferry, installation view of "Dems Toad," 2014, at Honey Ramka. Courtesy of the gallery.
An exhibition of sculptures and paintings of beastly sexual energy. ...
 
Carla Gannis, The Garden of Emoji Delights, 2014. Digital C-print, detail of left panel. Courtesy of the Artists
On view at Kasia Kay Art Projects, Chicago ...
 
Michael Bell-Smith, Blind on Rips, 2014. Vinyl film on polyester painted aluminum composite panel, 47 1/2 × 35 5/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Foxy Production.
Who is the Elmer Fudd of Post-Internet art? ...
 


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Julian Schnabel at C&M Arts


Julian Schnabel: Selected Paintings through June 4, 2005 at C&M Arts, 45 East 78th Street, New York, 212-861-0020. A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, April 21, 2005 Eighteen months ago, on these pages, I treated the latest paintings of Julian Schnabel to severe deprecation. In regretting any absence of resistance…


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Robert Gober at Matthew Marks Gallery


RECRUCIFYING THE STARR REPORT Until April 23 523 W. 24th Street, between Tenth Avenue and West Street, 212-243-0200   At the ecclesiastical-sounding Matthew Marks Gallery, everything is set up like a church. A nave of sepulchral objects leads the eye directly to a high altar, dominated by a crucifix. This is flanked by a pair…


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Alexander Ross at Feature Gallery, Gary Hume at Matthew Marks, Magnus von Plessen at Barbara Gladstone


Alexander Ross through April 23 at Feature Gallery, 530 West 25th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-675-7772. Gary Hume through April 30 at Matthew Marks, 523 West 24th Street, 212-243-0200. Magnus von Plessen through April 23 at Barbara Gladstone, 515 West 24th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-206-9300 A typical Alexander Ross painting…


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Wayne Thiebaud: High Cholesterol Nonedibles


“Wayne Thiebaud: Since 1962: A Survey” through May 27, 2005 Allan Stone Gallery 113 East 90th Street, New York, 212 987 4997. A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, April 7, 2005 There is a legend concerning the art critic Roger Fry that as a young man traveling in Italy he would…


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Graham Nickson and Giorgio Cavallon


Graham Nickson: Paintings Salander-O’Reilly Galleries 20 E. 79 th Street, New York 212-879-6606 Giorgio Cavallon: Paintings Salander-O’Reilly Galleries Both shows through April 30 What, for a painter, surpasses the nobility of the human figure? Why, several human figures—or so we might gather, thumbing through any history book of western art. So many of the “mega-hits,”…


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Mark Heyer: Recent Paintings


Lohin Geduld Gallery 531 West 25th Street Until April 23 One of the appeals of Outsider Art is its apparent sincerity–the relief it offers from Postmodernist detachment and appropriation. The problem lies in verifying its authenticity, because a skilled artist can find ways to appropriate even the appearance of sincerity. After all, how hard is…


Henry Finkelstein: New Paintings


Kraushaar Galleries 724 Fifth Avenue Until April 30 A few floors below in the same gallery building, the exuberant landscapes of Henry Finkelstein, a painter in his mid-40s, make an intriguing contrast with Ms. Blaine’s. Mr. Finkelstein’s bold palette convincingly evokes the atmosphere of the French countryside he paints, his rich hues maintaining their full…


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Nell Blaine


Tibor de Nagy Gallery 724 Fifth Avenue Until April 23 Every few years, Tibor de Nagy Gallery offers up another selection of works by painter Nell Blaine (1922–96), allowing us to wonder again at the intensity of this artist’s highly original, self-possessed images. The present selection of work from her last four decades includes two…


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Ofri Cnaani: The Colonel and I


Andrea Meislin Gallery 526 West 26th Street, New York March 10 – April 22, 2005 A version of this article first appeared in Gay City News, Volume IV, Issue 15 | April 14 – 20, 2005. Ofri Cnaani is a young Israeli artist based in New York . In the Colonel and I, Cnaani’s first…


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Daniel Buren: The Eye of the Storm


Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 5th Avenue (at 89th Street), New York March 25 – June 8, 2005 A version of this article first appeared in Gay City News, Volume IV, Issue 15 | April 14 – 20, 2005. “I don’t believe in the existence of work that has no audience. Only once it is…