criticismExhibitions
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 ...
 

Friday, December 1st, 2006

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Fiona Rae at PaceWildenstein and Callum Innes at Sean Kelly Gallery


FIONA RAE: YOU ARE THE YOUNG AND THE HOPELESS PaceWildenstein until December 2, 2006 545 West 22 Street between 10 and 11 Avenues, 212 989 4263 CALLUM INNES Sean Kelly until December 8 528 West 29 Street between 10 and 11 Avenues, 212 239 1181 A version of this article first appeared in the New…

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Chakaia Booker External Constraints 2006 rubber tires, wood, steel, 55 x 90 inches. Courtesy of Marlborough Gallery

Fetish Heads and Double Takes: Newark Between Us


Newark Between Us at the National Newark Building October 22 – December 17, 2006 744 Broad Street – 6th floor Newark, New Jersey p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px} Newark Between Us consists of 133 works by 97 artists, sprawling across 30,000…

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

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Lisa Yuskavage at David Zwirner, David Fertig at James Graham and Sons, Enoc Perez at Mitchell-Innes & Nash


What happens when a “bad” painter gets better?  Is “better” better or worse? Lovers and haters of Lisa Yuskavage alike ought to be confounded with her new body of work, seen uptown and downtown at Zwirner & Wirth and David Zwirner galleries.  To those for whom the golden girl of Bad painting can force no…

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

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Arturo Herrera


Sikkema Jenkins & Co. 530 West 22nd Street New York, NY 10011 October 21 – November 25, 2006 The 40 mixed media collages on paper in this exhibition by Arturo Herrera are all the same size, 98 ½ x 48 ½ inches. This allows us to focus on variations of a particular visual theme. Although…

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

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Brice Marden: A Retrospective of Paintings and Drawings Museum of Modern Art


Through January 15, 2007 11 West 53 Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, October 26, 2006 under the title “A non-linear path” However much Brice Marden was a child of Minimalism, the true character of his work is something superficially similar to but distinct from…

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

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Elizabeth Murray and Tom Burckhardt: A Review from 2006


Burckhardt’s latest show is at Pierogi in Williamsburg through May 8

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

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Christine Hartman: Drawings and Paintings


Bowery Gallery 530 West 25th Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues 646-230-6655 Until October 1, 2005 It’s no cliché—painting really is, and always has been, an act of inquiry. But art in New York City has become a competitive vocation, so driven by eye-catching effects and rib-nudging ideas, that it can be difficult to separate…

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

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Strangers Seen Through a Telephoto Lens


BEAT STREULI: Bruxelles Midi Murray Guy Gallery JESPER JUST: It Will All End In Tears Perry Rubenstein Gallery A version of this article appeared in the New York Sun, October 19, 2006 Swiss-born, Dusseldorf-based artist Beat Streuli rose to prominence in the early 1990s for his work in color photography and video. Mr. Streuli’s abiding…

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

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High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting, 1967-1975


an exhibition curated by Katy Siegel with David Reed

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

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Leah Durner: Paintings


Wooster Art Space, 147 Wooster Street New York City September 5 to 30, 2006 This show – which was curated by David Cohen, editor and publisher of artcritical.com — covers a time range from 2001 to 2006 and as would be expected reflects some diversity. Durner appears to have moved from a rougher esthetic to…