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These paintings convey nature’s immensity even as they mangle its topography. ...
 
Munro Galloway, 65” x 47.5” (What We Talk About When We Talk About Donuts), 2014. Oil, acrylic and inkjet on canvas, 65 x 47 1/2 inches. Photograph by John Berens,  courtesy of the artist and Soloway Gallery.
Galloway show’s his head-hand coordination. ...
 
Samuel Fosso, Le chef qui a vendu l’Afrique aux colons, 1997. C-print, 101 x 101 cm. Courtesy of the Walther Collection.
Fosso challenges visions of African identity through self-portraiture. ...
 


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Ann Craven


Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert Inc. 524 W 19, 2nd fl NY, NY 10011 phone: 212-807-9494 closes April 15, 2004 Ann Craven’s paintings at Gasser and Grunert are confounding. In terms of subject matter, they couldn’t be more straightforward – deer in fields and birds on branches. One painting, one animal for the most part,…


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Pedro Cabrita Reis: One Place and Another


Tracy Williams Ltd. 313 bis West 4 Street New York NY 10014 212 229 2757 March 13 to May 1, 2004 Amid the jostling artworks comprising the recent Armory Show an unusually serene sculpture took up the central area of one of the booths. Constructed of weathered wood, pieces of extruded aluminum door panels and…


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Judith Rothschild and Friedel Dzubas


Judith Rothschild: Abstract and Non-Objective – the 1940s March 18 – May 1, 2004 Knoedler & Company 19 East 70th Street New York, NY 10021 Friedel Dzubas: Paintings of the 1950s March 18th to April 17th 2004 Jacobson Howard Gallery 19 East 76th Street New York, NY 10021 Judith Rothschild’s name does not appear in…


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Penny Kronengold at First Street Gallery and Nicole Eisenman at Leo Koenig


Penny Kronengold, Recent Paintings and Drawings: Swimmers in Motion and Occasional Landscapes First Street Gallery through March 27 526 West 26th Street, Suite 915 between 10th and 11th Avenues, 646-336-8053 Nicole Eisenman: Elizaville Leo Koenig Inc, through April 10 249 Center Street between Grand and Broome, 212 334 9255 It is usually a bad sign when…


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Lynda Benglis at Cheim & Read and Mia Westerlund Roosen at Lennon, Weinerg


Lynda Benglis: A Sculpture Survey, 1969-2004 Cheim & Read until April 3 547 W. 25th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-242-7727 Mia Westerlund Roosen: Namesake Lennon, Weinberg, Inc. until April 3 560 Broadway, Suite 308, at Prince Street, 212-941-0012 Once the enfant terrible of the New York School, Lynda Benglis is now one of the…


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Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture at American Academy of Arts and Letters


Audubon Terrace until April 4 Broadway between 155th and 156th Streets, 212-368-5900 A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, March 11, 2004 It’s overdose week for the New York art world. As if the Whitney Biennial and the Armory Show didn’t, between them, provide enough miles of distraction, the American Academy…


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Sol LeWitt at PaceWildenstein and Kate Shephard at Galerie Lelong


Sol LeWitt: Structures 1962-2003 PaceWildenstein until March 27 32 East 57th Street, between Madison and Fifth Avenues, 212-421-3292 PaceWildenstein until April 17 534 West 25th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-929-7000 Kate Shepherd: Wall, Floor, Rocky Crag Galerie Lelong until March 20 (528 West 26th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-315-0470). Early in…


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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…


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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…


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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…