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Cannibalization is a creative act in the artist’s recent show of new text-based and reductivist work. ...
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A show of activist art from across Latin America. ...
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Twin surveys of Ader’s short but brightly burning career are mounted in New York and London. ...
 

Friday, July 1st, 2005

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Greater New York


PS1 Contemporary Art Center 22-25 Jackson Ave at 46th Ave Long Island City, NY 11101 718 784 2084 March 13 to September 26, 2005 “Greater New York” is a survey exhibition mounted periodically by PS1 to give an overview of exciting work done recently in or near New York by artists who are not household…

Friday, July 1st, 2005

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Jean Helion


National Academy Museum 1083 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10128 212 369 4880 July 14 to October 9, 2005 Jean Hélion Essays by Didier Ottinger, Henry-Claude Cousseau, Matthew Gale and Debra Bricker Balken (English edition) Paul Holberton Publishing, London, 2004 ISBN 1-903470-27-7 a short version of this article first appeared in The Burlington Magazine One…

Friday, July 1st, 2005

Neo Rauch: Renegaten


David Zwirner 525 W 19 Street New York, NY  10011 212-727-2070 May 9-June 18, 2005 Neo Rauch is a prolific artist whose skill is put to the service of his imagination.  His large-scale, often mural size paintings at David Zwirner might seem to employ the usual grab bag of tricks other painters use, but Rauch…

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

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Barbara Grossman: A Survey


New York Studio School 8 West 8 Street New York NY 10011 212 673 6466 May 12 – June 26 2005 Barbara Grossman has achieved substantial recognition over the three decades of her exhibiting life. The reasons why are on view at the Studio School, the fourth and final stop of a traveling exhibition of…

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…