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Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
 
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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 ...
 

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

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Walton Ford at Paul Kasmin Gallery and Neo Rauch at David Zwirner Gallery


Neo Rauch is a prodigious talent. His canvases are lush with painterly dexterity, compelling characterization, and compositional intrigue. But, as with Walton Ford’s animal portraits, there is more about these costume dramas that transports viewers back to the amalgamated past they never knew — the very definition of nostalgia — than truly puts them in touch with a sense of being here and now.

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Frank Selby: We Weren’t Never Here


Uncovering a sense of presence through an implied absence, these drawings and paintings explore a peculiar, discontinuous narrative.

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Norman Bluhm, Untitled Drawing #3, 1984. Acrylic and pastel on paper, 49-1/2 x 60 inches. Courtesy James Graham & Sons.

Norman Bluhm: Large Scale Works on Paper


Norman Bluhm at James Graham & Sons

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

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Thomas Nozkowski at PaceWildenstein


Even an astute connoisseur would be hard pressed to locate specific Nozkowskian tropes. There are some recurring motifs, but internal scale, texture, and mood present themselves in different coordinates. This is the more remarkable because Mr. Nozkowski’s modus operandi is so prescribed in terms of scale, medium, taste, and authentic touch.

Friday, April 11th, 2008

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James Siena at PaceWildenstein


The experience in this richly diverse exhibition is not of transition so much as consolidation: the new works, whether big loopy abstractions in fat confident brushstrokes or weirdo figuration, seem legitimate outgrowths of the precious, tight, miniaturist Siena of old.

Friday, April 11th, 2008

Franz West, Untitled, 2007. Papier-maché, styrofoam, epoxy resin, lacquer, metal, 114-1/4 x 39-3/8 inches. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery, © Franz West.

Franz West: Paßstück


Franz West at Gagosian Gallery

Friday, April 11th, 2008

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Recycled Exhibitions


Karen Bookatz on Andy Warhol and Dan Flavin

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

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Jasper Johns: Drawings 1997–2007 at Matthew Marks Gallery


Regardless of the medium he works in, Johns’s busy, agile yet weirdly reticent hand presents an oxymoronic mix of attributes, being at once tentative and emphatic.

Monday, April 7th, 2008

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Marcel Dzama: Even The Ghost of the Past


Marcel Dzama’s drawings evoke the ethos of an adult dreamscape while recalling a style of childrenís picture book.

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

Alexander Ross, Untitled, 2014. Oil on canvas, 62 x 54 inches. Courtesy of David Nolan Gallery

Alexander Ross at David Nolan Gallery


His new show opens Thursday, October 30