criticismExhibitions
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
 
Holly Zausner, Unsettled Matter, 2015. Single channel HD video, color + sound, TRT: 10:30 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Postmasters.
The artist’s new video shows the city emptied, but nonetheless full of majesty. ...
Sunday, May 24th, 2015
 
Installation view, "Malcolm Morley," 2015, at Sperone Westwater. Photo courtesy of the gallery.
The realist painter loosens up with new assemblages of warships and planes. ...
Friday, May 22nd, 2015
 
Louise Despont, Unfolding, 2014. Graphite and colored pencil on antique ledger book pages, 62 1/2 x 56 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Nicelle Beauchene.
New drawings at Nicelle Beauchene, with tropical patterns and Art Brut style. ...
 

Friday, April 1st, 2005

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Self Portraits by Martin Kippenberger


Luhring Augustine Gallery 631 W 24th Street Through April 30, 2005 The German artist Martin Kippenberger, who died in 1997, is being celebrated with three shows in New York right now. The most interesting of these is a show of self-portraits, in various mediums, at Luhring Augustine Gallery. Kippenberger was “an 80’s artist”. That is…

Friday, April 1st, 2005

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Rachel Feinstein


Marianne Boesky Gallery 535 W 22 Street, New York March 23 – April 23, 2005 Rachel Feinstein’s exhibition is made up of paintings executed on oval mirrors, pastel drawings under glass in large platinum-colored frames and sculptures made from wood or from polyurethane. A long wall was built to accommodate the latter sculpture, which nudges…

Friday, April 1st, 2005

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Richard Sloat and Su-Li Hung: Mr. & Mrs.


Michael Ingbar Gallery of Architectural Art 568 Broadway Until April 23 Richard Sloat and Su Li Hung share many things besides a household. Both are painters/printmakers inspired by views of New York City neighborhoods, and over the years both have exhibited numerous times in group shows at Michael Ingbar Gallery. Their current two-person show at…

Friday, April 1st, 2005

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Scott Richter


Elizabeth Harris Gallery 529 West 20 Street New York 10011 212 463 9666 March 17-April 16, 2005 Scott Richter doesn’t use oil paint to create the illusion of depth on a two dimensional surface. He uses it to build three dimensional forms. We look down at or try to view Richter’s tabletop paintings from all…

Friday, April 1st, 2005

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View Eight: A Few Domestic Objects Interrogate A Few Works of Art


Mary Boone Gallery 745 5th Avenue New York NY 10151 212 752 2929 As Marx claimed, in the introduction to his Critique of Political Economy, consumption is production. Taking this as his premise, Bruce Ferguson, Dean of the School of the Arts at Columbia University, has curated a show which is at once understatement and spectacle…

Thursday, March 10th, 2005

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Eric Fischl at Mary Boone, Marlene Dumas at Zwirner & Wirth


Eric Fischl at Mary Boone through until April 23 (541 W. 24th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-752-2929) Marlene Dumas at Zwirner & Wirth until April 23 (32 E. 69th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues, 212-517-8677) MAKING MOVIES IN THE BEDROOM In March 2002 Eric Fischl was let loose in Mies van der…

Thursday, March 3rd, 2005

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Logical Conclusions at PaceWildenstein


In remembrance of On Kawara, David Cohen’s 2005 review of “Logical Conclusions” at PaceWildenstein.

Tuesday, March 1st, 2005

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Nathan Oliveira: Recent Paintings


DC Moore Gallery 724 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street New York NY 10019 212-247-2111 March 8 to April 9, 2005 A version of this review appeared in the New York Sun, March 17, 2005 The assured brushstrokes, iconic figures, and radiantly red backgrounds of Nathan Oliveira’s latest paintings suggest that, after five decades of exhibiting,…

Tuesday, March 1st, 2005

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Noritoshi Hirakawa: In Search of a Purple Heart


Salon 94 12 East 94 Street New York NY 10128 646 672 9212 “In Search of a Purple Heart” a site-specific performance, written and directed by photographer Noritoshi Hirakawa, was presented twice on Sunday, February 27. The performances took place at Salon 94, a satellite of Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery on East 94th Street…

Tuesday, March 1st, 2005

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“Doors and Floors, War and More: Reflections on The Armory Show 05″


“Doors and Floors, War and More: Reflections on The Armory Show 05″ The International Fair of New York Piers 90 and 92 March 10-14, 2005 This year’s Armory Show was a reasonably accurate reflection of today’s international art market with its vast array of sculpture, installations, painting, drawing, photography, and even some furniture. More than…