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Mike Yaniro, Caric 1, 2013, graphite and ink on paper, found frame, 21 x 18 inches. Courtesy of Room East.
A young artist’s debut on the Lower East Side plays with language, drawing, and commercial processes ...
 
Installation view: Aldo Tambellini, We Are The Primitives Of A New Era at James Cohan Gallery, 2013. Photographer: Bill Orcutt
Reconstructed environments of pioneering cameraless films prefigure upcoming MoMA screenings ...
 
Torbjørn Rødland, Narrative Stasis (Studio Kabuki), 2008-13, 22 7/16 x 17 3/4 inches. Courtesy of Algus Greenspon, New York.
A photographer’s serious conceptual tone with a hint of satire ...
 


Menachem Ben Menachem: Monumental Woodcuts and Related Works


William Koehnline Gallery Oakton Community College 1600 East Golf Road. Des Plaines, IL 60016 847-635-2633. Sept. 10 – Oct. 31 2003 The wooodcuts of Israeli artist Asaph Ben Menahem exudes traumatic and existential meaning through terrifying and violent scenes which are often difficult to look at. Ben Menahem is a true monumentalist: his woodcuts mostly measure five…


Michael Ferris, Jr: The Artist’s Studio (Revisited)


Aron Packer Gallery 118 N Peoria Chicago IL 60607 October 10  November 15 At the historical center of the Chicago tradition in art lie the essential themes of fantastic personal narrative, the eccentric human figure, and expressive emotion. Michael Ferris reflects the continuation of that tradition at its core through two different worlds he “narrates”…


Susanna Coffey


Tibor de Nagy Gallery 724 Fifth Ave. New York, NY 10019 212 262 5050 October 9 to November 8, 2003 Susanna Coffey is a truly gifted painter and a repellent artist. I love her paint-her hand-but can not stand looking at her work. She has no subject matter that extends beyond her own narcissism. The…


Monica Bonvicini: Anxiety Attack


Modern Art Oxford Oxford, England June 21 – August 17, 2003 The architecture of the art museum as an environment for the display and reception of contemporary art has been a hot topic around Oxford in recent years. In 2000, Museum of Modern Art Papers, a series published by Modern Art Oxford’s Educational Department, came…


Ellen Phelan: Family Romance


Ameringer & Yohe Fine Art 20 W 57, 2nd floor New York, NY 10019 212 445 0051 September 9 – October 9, 2004 Ellen Phelan has taken a great many chances in her current show of paintings and watercolors at Ameringer & Yohe. First of all a she has chosen to work from photographs. Secondly…


Alex Katz


Alex Katz: Flowers & Landscapes PaceWildenstein 32 E 57th Street, at Madison Avenue, 212 421 3292 until November 8. Alex Katz: Cartoon Peter Blum 99 Wooster Street, between Prince and Spring Streets, 212 343 0441 until November 15 The painter Alex Katz, now 50 years into his career, is a kind of artist that only…


Judy Pfaff at Ameringer & Yohe, Patricia Tobacco Forrester at A.V.C. Contemporary, Mario Naves at Elizabeth Harris


Judy Pfaff: Neither Here Nor There Ameringer & Yohe Fine Art until October 11 (20 W. 57th Street, 2nd floor, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, 212-445-0051) Patricia Tobacco Forrester: New Paintings A.V.C. Contemporary Arts Gallery until October 11 (41 E. 57th Street, fifth floor, at Madison Avenue, 212-888-1122). “Mario Naves, Collages,” Elizabeth Harris until October…


Richard Pousette-Dart at Knoedler & Co, Isamu Noguchi at PaceWildenstein, Lee Krasner at Robert Miller


Richard Pousette-Dart: Mythic Heads and Forms, Paintings & Drawings from 1935 to 1942 Knoedler & Co, 19 E 70th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues, phone: 212-794-0550 through Nov 5 33 MacDougal Alley: The Interlocking Sculpture of Isamu Noguchi PaceWildenstein, 32 E 57th Street, East of Madison Aveunue, phone: 212-421-3292, through October 4 Lee Krasner: “After…


Janine Antoni at Luhring Augustine, Danica Phelps at LFL Gallery, Dara Birnbaum at The Jewish Museum


Janine Antoni Luhring Augustine, 531 W 24th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, phone: 212-206-9100, through October 25 Danica Phelps: Integrating Sex Into Everyday Life LFL Gallery 530 W 24th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, phone: 212-989-7700, through Erwartung/Expectancy: A Video Installation by Dara Birnbaum The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue on the northeast corner…


Mario Naves


Elizabeth Harris Gallery 529 W. 20th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, New York NY 10001 212-463-9666 September 4 to October 4, 2003 AN ART CRITIC NEEDS NO PRACTICAL TRAINING, no personal immersion in any aspect of craft. In theory, it is enough for a critic to know his history and to have an eye…