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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.
selected early works were on view uptown ...
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. ...
Sunday, August 21st, 2016
 
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A show of activist art from across Latin America. ...
 

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…

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

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The 2006 New York Armory Show


The 2006 New York Armory Show: Piers 90 and 92 12 Ave at 50 & 52 Street New York City March 10-13, 2006 The Not So Sweet Smell of Success What can be said of a fair that was enormously successful financially while being aesthetically unsatisfying? Fair officials reported that more than 47,000 collectors, critics,…

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

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Cady Noland Approximately: Sculptures and Editions, 1984-99


Triple Candie 461 West 126 Street New York NY 10027 212-865-0783 April 21 to May 21, 2006 The sculptor Cady Noland (b.1956) is a little like J.D.Salinger, who arrived big on the literary scene in the late 1940s, made a significant contribution, then more or less disappeared, keeping tight control over the release of his…

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

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Christian Hellmich: Arrangement


Lehmann Maupin 540 W. 26th Street New York, N.Y., 10001 212 255 2923 June 1-July 14, 2006 All of Hellmich’s paintings include intentionally skewed architectural forms, buildings, staircases, facades, railings, escalators, warehouse interiors, cement partitions and roadways, doorways, garage doors, etc., and his use of architecture and perspective or orthogonals, is not haphazard or incidental….

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

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The Material Sign: Craig Fisher, Marthe Keller, Phillis Ideal, Gwenn Thomas. Curated by Stephen Westfall


Florence Lynch Gallery 531-539 West 25th Street New York NY 10001 212.924-3290 June 1 – July 15, 2006 The Material Sign is the carefully chosen title given by painter and critic Stephen Westfall to this show of four artists: Craig Fisher, Phillis Ideal, Marthe Keller, and Gwenn Thomas. Their work, as Westfall writes in the…

Monday, May 1st, 2006

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Lucy Williams: The Day the Earth Stood Still


McKee Gallery 745 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10151 212-688-5951 March 31 to May 6 Lucy Williams’ constructions meld the traditionally-considered “feminine” handmade object with architectural models rendered in bas-relief. The thirteen works on display, in the artist’s exhibition entitled “The Day the Earth Stood Still” at David McKee Gallery, focus on materials that typically…

Monday, May 1st, 2006

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Joan Colom: Gente del Raval


Laurence Miller Gallery 20 West 57 Street, 7th floor New York NY 212.397.3930 March 9 – April 29, 2006 From 1958 to 1961, Joan Colom surreptitiously photographed the lively social sphere of Barcelona’s red light district, known as the Raval. Colom exhibited this series to great acclaim at a gallery in Barcelona as well as…

Monday, May 1st, 2006

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Joe Fig


Plus Ultra Gallery 637 West 27th street New York, N.Y. 10001 April 27 to June 3, 2006 Joe Fig studies the spaces artists work in — usually limited to their worktables, the floor underneath and immediately surrounding the worktable, a few pieces of furniture and accessories such as garbage cans, ladders, stools, and lighting equipment,…