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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. ...
 


Endless Love: Curated by Mark Greenwold


DC Moore Gallery until February 7 724 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street, 212-247-2111 A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, February 5, 2004. Mark Greenwold has a problem. Actually, judging by his bizarre symbolist pictures, he has a few. But from a career perspective, his problem is what to put in…


Ying Li: Recent Paintings


The Painting Center 52 Greene Street New York NY 10013 212 343 1060 February 3-28, 2004 Painting is as old as, well, the hills around Lascaux or Altamira-and yet painters are still finding ways of challenging our expectations. When we walk into a gallery today, we’re liable to be struck by the curiousness of an…


Vincent Desiderio: Paintings and Raymond Han: Still Lives


Marlborough 46 West 57th Street at Sixth Avenue, 212 541 4900 through February 7 Forum Gallery 745 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street, 212 355 4545 through February 7 this article first appeared in the New York Sun on Thursday, February 12, 2004 Figure painting claims greater gravity and issues a tougher challenge than other genres….


Rosemarie Beck: Paintings 1965 – 2001


New York Studio School 8 West 8th Street, New York Tel. 212.673.6466 Rosemarie Beck died in New York in July, 2003. This posthumous exhibition is the final stop on a tour that originated at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, in 2002. It is her first in Manhattan in fifteen years. Since the closing of the…


David Storey


CUE Art Foundation 511 West 25th Street, Ground Floor New York, New York 10001 212-206-3583 January 29 – March 6, 2004 David Storey is one of the few formalist painters I can think of who hasn’t replaced inventiveness with monotony. Any painter who invents forms might inevitably fall prey to illusionism, but not so Storey….


Trevor Winkfield: Gardens and Bouquets


Tibor de Nagy Gallery 724 Fifth Avenue, 12th fl New York, NY 10019 212-262-5050 through February 7, 2004 With his fourth exhibition at Tibor de Nagy, Trevor Winkfield brings a new twist to his jazzy, collage-like paintings. Not that the new theme-Gardens and Bouquets-appreciably changes their impression of playful but careful chaos; the mechanistic, semi-abstracted…


George Sugarman: Painted Aluminum Sculpture, 1977-1996


Joan T. Washburn 20 West 57 Street, New York, N.Y., 10019 212-397-6780 January 8-February 28, 2004 What if, with a glance, a solid could be made weightless? What if all our ideas about matter were an illusion stemming from a state of mind, which once changed, changed the physical world with it. Then we could…


Cynthia Hartling


N3 Project Space 85 North 3rd Street, 2nd Floor Williamsburg (between Whythe and Berry) Good painting has a way of eluding critical explication. It is often said in critical dialogue about painting that good painting has a quality of inevitability about it. Good painting, they say, could not have been otherwise. Like all truisms, this…


Lee Lozano, Drawn from Life: 1961 – 1971


PS1 Contemporary Art Center 22-25 Jackson Ave at 46th Ave in Long Island City, New York January 22 – May 1, 2004 I went to see the Lee Lozano show at P.S. 1 with a friend of mine who used to be her pot dealer and (briefly) her lover. In the reception area there is…


The Painting Undone: Supports/Surfaces


This chapter is from the author‘s Polychrome Profusion: Selected Art Criticism: 1990 – 2002 Lenox, MA: Hard Press Editions, 2004, $24.95 The Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne is located near Lyon about two hours south of Paris on the TGV, the fast train that continues to draw France closer together and leech away Paris’s longstanding monopoly on…