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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
 
Mimmo Rotella, TAL, 1957, Décollage on canvas, 12 7/8 x 14 1/4 inches. Image courtesy of the gallery.
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Friday, January 6th, 2017
 
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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. ...
 

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

James Lee Byars, Untitled (Performable Scroll), ca. 1967. Paper, wood. Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery, New York and London.

James Lee Byars


Byars’s exhibition at MoMA PS1 continues through September 7.

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

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Into Me/Out of Me


PS1 Contemporary Art Center until September 25 22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46 Avenue, Long Island City, 718 784 2084 A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, July 20, 2006. If you missed “the body” as the de rigeur theme of artists at the “transgressive” cutting edge of avant garde art between, say,…

Thursday, July 6th, 2006

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The New Landscape/The New Still Life: Soutine and Modern Art


Cheim & Read 547 W25 Street, between 10 and 11 Avenues, 212 242 7747 Until September 9 Like the artist it celebrates, “The New Landscape/The New Still Life: Soutine and Modern Art” is bursting with energy and ideas. The show presents Chaim Soutine 1893-1943) as a father figure of different traditions, American Abstract Expressionism and…

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

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An American Abroad: Sandra Fisher and her School of London Friends


New York Studio School 8 West 8 Street New York NY 10011 212 673 6466 March 30 to May 13, 2006 The achievement of the American artist Sandra Fisher  (1947–94) was overshadowed during her lifetime by her husband R.B. Kitaj and other School of London artists. Now, 12 years after Fisher’s  death from a cerebral hemorrhage,…

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

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Arthur Dove: Watercolors


Alexandre Gallery 41 East 57th Street, 13th Floor New York, New York 10022 212-755-2828 May 13 to June 23, 2006 Relationships between the individual and and the communal component of artistic achievement bedevil every generation. T.S. Eliot insisted that every innovation gestates in an affinity with indispensable predecessors. Robert Musil declared that ·”·it is only…

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

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Douglas Gordon: Timeline


Museum of Modern Art 11 W 53 Street New York City 212-708-9847 June 11–September 4, 2006 The literature surrounding the Douglas Gordon retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art emphasizes time and sociology, while I prefer to think of the work as sculpture; this makes the catalog, which is full of mass-media images, seem beside…

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

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Nan Goldin: Chasing a Ghost


Matthew Marks Gallery 522 West 22 Street New York City March 11 to April 22, 2006 Chasing a Ghost, Nan Goldin’s recent show of photographs and a 39-minute DVD projection, may be her most ambitious work to date. Goldin first became known in the 1980s for nervy, observant photos of the Lower Eastside party scene…

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Robert Berlind, Sycamore, 2005, oil on panel, 16 x 21 inches. Courtesy of Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York

Freshness Can Be A Tradition: Robert Berlind and Elizabeth Neel


This article, from 2006, was originally published at The New York Sun and is posted here in tribute to the late Robert Berlind on the eve of his solo exhibition at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., opening in Chelsea Saturday, January 9, 2016. Robert Berlind at Tibor de Nagy, Elizabeth Neel at Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert The phrase “American-type…

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

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Peter Agostini


Salander O’Reilly Galleries 20 East 79 Street. 212 879 6606 June 1, 2006 to June 23, 2006 The United States in the mid-twentieth century produced a wider range of artistic styles than is generally acknowledged in the art history books, and the critical preference for abstraction obscured the achievements of many good artists who did not…

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

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Frank Stella 1958


Arthur M. Sackler Museum Harvard University Art Museums Cambridge, Massachusetts February 4—May 7,  2006 In his famous quote regarding the futility of people’s seeking layers of meaning in his black paintings, Frank Stella uttered what was to become the rallying cry of Minimalism—“What you see is what you see”.  Our response to his proclamation is…