criticismExhibitions
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
 
Joan Semmel, Purple Diagonal, 980. Oil on canvas, 78 x 104 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Alexander Gray Associates.
Two concurrent exhibitions by women painters, about the body, its love, and labors. ...
Friday, May 8th, 2015
 
Etel Adnan, Untitled, 2014. Oil on canvas, 13 x 16.1 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Lelong.
New work by the poet and painter, reviewed by one of artcritical’s poet-critics. ...
Thursday, May 7th, 2015
 
Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Cain and Abel, 2013. Inkjet print, 39 1/2 x 49 inches. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner Gallery.
The photographer’s new series connects the financial crisis to biblical narratives of guilt and redemption. ...
 

Thursday, May 12th, 2005

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Elizabeth Huey at Feigen Contemporary, Hilary Harkness at Mary Boone, Thomas Trosch at Fredericks Freiser


Elizabeth Huey through May 28 at Feigen Contemporary, 535 W 20th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, 212-929-0500. Hilary Harkness through June 25 at Mary Boone, 745 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street, 212-752-2929. Thomas Trosch through June 10 at Fredericks Freiser, 504 W 22nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, 212-633-6555. Can a socially progressive…

Thursday, May 5th, 2005

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Karin Davie at Mary Boone, Pat Steir at Cheim & Read, Pamela Crimmins at Littlejohn Contemporary


Karin Davie until June 25 at Mary Boone, 541 W. 24th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues. Pat Steir: Moons and a River until May 7 at Cheim & Read, 547 W. 25th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-242-7727. Pamela Crimmins: Dreamhouse until May 26 at Littlejohn Contemporary, 41 E. 57th Street, at Madison…

Sunday, May 1st, 2005

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Larry Rivers: Paintings and Drawings, 1951-2001


Marlborough 40 West 57 Street 212-541-4900 Marlborough Chelsea 211 West 19 Street 212-463-8634 Through June 4, 2005 In 1937 Ivor Winters prefaced his analysis of free verse with an essay entitled “The Morality of Poetry.” He could apply the concept of morality to art without irony, confident of being understood by his audience. Winters was…

Sunday, May 1st, 2005

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Susannah Phillips: Recent Painting


Lori Bookstein 37 West 57th Street 212-750-0949 Susannah Phillips, a former student of William Coldstream and Euan Uglow, lives and works in Montreal. Her first show at Lori Bookstein is a gracious, lively debut. Her work combines the gestural vivacity and painterly ease of accomplished abstraction with a strong affinity for observation. Particularly distinctive is…

Sunday, May 1st, 2005

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James Bohary


Elizabeth Harris Gallery 529 W 20th Street, New York 212-463-9666 Through May 27 Abstract-Expressionism is a tough act to revisit; whose gestures today could seem as authoritative—and yet so personally revealing—as Jackson Pollock’s? Nevertheless “Ab-Ex” continues to be a fertile source for many contemporary painters, among them James Bohary, whose encrusted but quirkily disciplined canvases…

Sunday, May 1st, 2005

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Art on the Line


Galeria Janet Kurnatowski 205 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn April 29 – May 28, 2005 Painting is most exciting when it engages your grey matter as much as your guts. It’s amazing that an object on a wall – little more than a poster really – can get a mature adult’s mind racing and body trembling. At…

Thursday, April 28th, 2005

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William Tucker: Recent Sculpture


McKee Gallery until June 3 745 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street, 212-688-5951. A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, April 28, 2005     They say inside every fat man a thin one is trying to escape: Might the same be true of sculpture? William Tucker’s career traces a trajectory from…

Thursday, April 21st, 2005

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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…

Thursday, April 14th, 2005

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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…

Thursday, April 7th, 2005

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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…