Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
Exuberant joy in the face of anguish; through September 10 ...
Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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For Dumas, the question of extinction also points to violence against African-Americans ...
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
Florine Stettheimer, Self-Portrait with Palette (Painter and Faun), ca. 1915, oil on canvas. Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York
“Painting as Poetry” on view through September 25 ...

Thursday, December 4th, 2008


Willard Boepple: Looms at Lori Bookstein Fine Art

The author finds unexpected links between Boepple and the Surrealist phase of Alberto Giacometti

Thursday, December 4th, 2008


The Unknown Blakelock at the National Academy Museum

In addition to his spontaneous brushstrokes, Blakelock explores a decalcomania-like technique of load, press, smear, and lift. This emphatically material-based process creates a raised, textural web of paint activity with a few scattered reds, oranges and yellows flecking a surface that is eerily similar to Jackson Pollock’s and as interesting to ponder.

Thursday, December 4th, 2008


Zero in NY at Sperone Westwater Gallery

Working outside the gallery system, these artists made single-evening exhibitions, often in their own studios, issuing manifestos with these events. While some artists involved with Zero, like Lucio Fontana, are well recognized in America, this is the first survey of the lesser-known group in the States.

Monday, December 1st, 2008


Max Weber: Paintings from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s at Gerald Peters Gallery

Woman Holding Tablet (1946) pleasingly and convincingly locates a seated figure within a geometric environment, with ochre tints and warm blacks set deftly against notes of bright coral and medium blue. The rather strenuous engineering of the pose and surroundings, however, give the impression of an exercise – a demonstration of the plastic re-creation of a generic event.

Monday, December 1st, 2008


Alexi Worth at D.C. Moore

The grainy, opaque paint surfaces and austere earth palette bespeak an unfashionably non-ironic desire to produce ‘quality’ paintings. And there are learned references and quotations from art history and photography.

Friday, November 28th, 2008


Hilary Brace: Recent Drawings at Edward Thorp Gallery

At first the eye is fooled – one thinks one is looking at silvery photographs of sublime cloudscapes shot from an airplane above an uninhabited wilderness. Closer examination reveals the patient, expert mark of the hand, as well as an improvisatory richness of imagination that, while consistently illusionistic, is decidedly otherworldly.

Monday, November 17th, 2008


Frankenthaler at Eighty: Six Decades at Knoedler & Company

A “pink lady” is a cocktail made with gin, Grenadine, cream and egg white—the gin packs a punch masked by the more ladylike ingredients. The punch in this painting lies in how its image, suggesting (among much else) an orchid and a human heart, boils upward and outward, from its slate-blue core through the billowing peach and fuchsia of its sides to the splattering blast of blue and reds at the top.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008


Jackie Winsor at Paula Cooper Gallery

Much of Winsor’s originality derives from her enigmatic yet evocative treatment of form, which conceals as much as it reveals.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Miguel Trelles, Guateque (Filial Piety in Relation to the Three Powers), 2008. Oil on linen, 60 x 72 inches. Courtesy the Artist, photo: Jonas Hidalgo.

Miguel Trelles: Trámite – Hsiao at the Gabarron Foundation Carriage House Center for the Arts

Miguel Trelles at the Gabarron Foundation Carriage House Center for the Arts

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Liza Lou at L&M Arts

Liza Lou at L&M Arts