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Stephen Maine, HP11-0402,  2011. Acrylic on panel, 20 x 16 inches. Courtesy of the artist and 490 Atlantic Gallery.
Two artists’ recent shows in Brooklyn explore surface as substance. ...
 
Photograph of Milton Resnick.
Milton Resnick’s long but underappreciated career gets a review and revision at Mana Contemporary. ...
 
Andy Warhol, Nelson Rockefeller, 1967. Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas, 75 x 56 x 1 1/4 inches. Copyright The Andy Warhol Foundation, courtesy of The Queens Museum.
The Queens Museum untangles the outrage and hypocrisy around Warhol’s commission at the 1964 World’s Fair. ...
 


MoMA at el Museo


“MoMA at el Museo”: Latin American and Carribean Art from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue, New York, 212 831 7272 A shortened version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, March 4, 2004. This might be a classic “gringo” blunder, but isn’t the…


Moving Pictures: Regarding the “optical art” of Julian Stanczak and Leo Villareal


exhibitions considered in this essay: Julian Stanczak: Master of Op Art: Highlights of the Past 40 Years Stefan Stux Gallery 529 West 20th Street, 9th floor, New York, NY 10011 212-352-1600 February 14 to March 20, 2004 Leo Villareal: Chasing Rainbows Sandra Gering Gallery 534 West 22nd Street New York, NY 10011 646-336-7183 February 21…


Wendy Mark, Rosemarie Beck, Paul Resika, Andrea Morganstern


Wendy Mark: Recent Monotypes Lori Bookstein Fine Art 37 West 57th Street, New York. Tel: 212. 750.0949 Lovers: The Drawings of Rosemarie Beck and Paul Resika, 1968-69 Lori Bookstein Frine Art Andrea Morganstern: Nature’s Pulse Kimberly Venardos & Co. 1014 Madison Avenue at 78 Street, New York. Tel: 212.879.5858 A version of this review appeared…


John Duff: Designed with You in Mind: Various Sculptures, Variously Entailed


Knoedler & Company 19 East 70th Street New York, NY 10021 tel: 212 794-0550 Through March 13, 2004 Artists find themselves today in an increasingly intricate dialogue within broader political and social contexts. Visual artists often face harsh and even arbitrary categorization as either progressively aware or reactively aesthetic. Artworks, in turn, are often judged…


Roger Hilton: Works on Paper


Flowers New York 1000 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor New York, N.Y., 10021 212-439-1700 February 20 – March 27, 2004 “Art if it is anything, is a blood and death battle, into which you have to throw everything you got.” – Roger Hilton Along with Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Terry Frost, and others, Roger Hilton was…


Mia Westerlund Roosen and Kim Jones


Mia Westerlund Roosen: “Namesake,” new sculptures & drawings Lennon, Weinberg, Inc. 560 Broadway, Ste. 308 New York, NY 10012 phone: 212-941-0012 February 12 to April 3 Kim Jones: “escape from flatland,” 177 North 9th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211 718.599.2144 13 february–15 march, 2004 Height precedes width precedes depth – that’s the standard format for describing…


Gerardo Rueda: Madrid-Paris-Madrid


Chelsea Art Museum 556 W 22 New York, NY 10011 phone: 212-255-0719 January 21 – March 14, 2004 The evolution of the singular and determined vision of the Spanish master Gerardo Rueda (1926-1996) is clearly presented in a rare exhibition of his work here in the US at the Chelsea Art Museum. Rueda is often…


Bill Jensen at Danese, Ying Li at the Painting Center, Marc Quinn at Mary Boone


“Bill Jensen: Duo Duo and Drunken Brush Drawings” at Danese until March 13 (41 East 57th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues, 212-223-2227). Prices: The gallery declined to disclose its prices. “Ying Li” at the Painting Center until February 28 (52 Greene Street, 2nd Floor, between Broome and Grand Streets, 212-343-1060). Prices: $1,800-$4,000. “Marc Quinn”…


Duncan Hannah at JG/Contemporary; de Chirico, Picaba and Warhol at Sperone Westwater; Now is a Good Time at Andrea Rosen


“Duncan Hannah: The Spell of London” JG/Contemporary in Chelsea until March 6 505 W. 28th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, 212.564.7662 “Duncan Hannah: Stolen Moments” JG/Contemporary until March 6 1014 Madison Avenue at 78th Street, 3rd Floor, 212.535.5767 “A Triple Alliance: de Chirico, Picabia, Warhol” Sperone Westwater until February 21 415 W. 13th Street, between TK and…


Rothko at PaceWildenstein and Esteban Vicente at Ameringer & Yohe


“Rothko: The Year 1949 – A Painter’s Progress” at PaceWildenstein until February 23 (32 E. 57th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues, 212-421-3292) “Esteban Vicente: Early Works” at Ameringer Yohe Fine Art until March 20 (20 W. 57th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, 212-445-0051) A good Rothko is always an enigma: You can sense…