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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. ...
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
 
Joan Semmel, Purple Diagonal, 980. Oil on canvas, 78 x 104 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Alexander Gray Associates.
Two concurrent exhibitions by women painters, about the body, its love, and labors. ...
Friday, May 8th, 2015
 
Etel Adnan, Untitled, 2014. Oil on canvas, 13 x 16.1 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Lelong.
New work by the poet and painter, reviewed by one of artcritical’s poet-critics. ...
 

Thursday, July 22nd, 2004

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Robert Ryman and Band of Abstraction


“Robert Ryman: Works on Paper, 1957-1964″ until September 25 (closed for August, 99 Wooster Street, between Spring and Prince, 212-343-0441). “Band of Abstraction” until August 14 (819 Washington Street, between Little W. 12th and Gansevoort Streets, 212-243-8572). A painterly equivalent to the truism that the child is father to the man is that an artist’s…

Thursday, July 1st, 2004

Burt Barr


Brent Sikkema Gallery, 530 West 22nd Street New York NY 10001 June 10 to July 17, 2004 Burt Barr’s work is, in many ways, unique in the field of video art. His work is technically polished and full of wit and reference to film arts of all types. Three recent pieces make up his current…

Thursday, July 1st, 2004

Eugène Leroy, Nu, 1980-1985. Gouache, chalk, charcoal on paper, 42-1/2 x 29-1/2 inches. Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery

An Exhilarating Tension Between Depiction and Means: Eugène Leroy’s Watercolors


on view at Michael Werner Gallery through July 9

Thursday, June 10th, 2004

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Cindy Sherman at Metro Pictures, Spencer Tunick at I-20 Gallery, Hilary Harkness at Mary Boone


“Cindy Sherman” through June 26 at Metro Pictures (519 W 24th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, 212-206-7100). “Spencer Tunick: Public Works 2001-2004″ through June 19 at I-20 Gallery, 529 W 20th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, 212-645-1100). “Hilary Harkness” though June 26 at Mary Boone (541 W 24 Street, between 10th and 11th…

Tuesday, June 1st, 2004

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Stanley Spencer: Drawings and Painting; Languor: A Group Show Curated by Kevin Wixted; Night New York


Stanley Spencer: Drawings and Painting CDS Gallery until July 27 76 East 79 Street, 212 772 9555 Languor: A Group Show Curated by Kevin Wixted Lohin-Geduld Gallery until July 17 531 West 25th Street, 212 675 2656 Night New York Elizabeth Harris Gallery until July 23 529 West 20 Street, 212 463 9666 This article…

Tuesday, June 1st, 2004

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Odd Nerdrum, Gretna Campbell, Bill Scott


Odd Nerdrum: New Paintings at Forum Gallery (745 Fifth Avenue, 212. 355.4547) June 4 to July 30 Gretna Campbell (1922 – 1987) at Tibor de Nagy (724 Fifth Aveune, 212.262.5050) June 3 to July 3 Bill Scott: Process and Continuity at Hollis Taggart Galleries (48 East 73 Street, 212.628.4000) May 18 to July 9, 2004…

Tuesday, June 1st, 2004

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Early Paintings of Corot


Salander-O’Reilly Galleries 20 East 79th Street New York, NY 10021 May 5 to June 5, 2004 “He is the rare and exceptional genius and the father of modern landscape painting,” noted Delacroix noted in 1861. “He is still the strongest, he has anticipated everything,” Degas affirmed some 20 years later. “There is only one master…

Tuesday, June 1st, 2004

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Rackstraw Downes: Drawing as Part of the Process


New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture 8 West 8 Street New York NY 10011 212.673.6466) April 29 to June 12, 2004 A version of this essay appeared in The New York Sun, Thursday, June 3, 2004. Does drawing matter anymore? It is a common question made all the more pointed by the…

Tuesday, June 1st, 2004

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Agnes Martin


…going forward into unknown territory… Agnes Martin’s Early Paintings 1957 – 1967 May 16, 2004 – April 18, 2005 Dia:Beacon Riggio Galleries Agnes Martin: An Homage to Life April 19 – June 30th, 2004 PaceWildenstein 32 East 57th Street New York Agnes Martin arrived at her signature style in the 1970s, when she was nearly…

Tuesday, June 1st, 2004

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Daniel Richter: The Morning After


David Zwirner Gallery 525 West 19th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues 212-727-2070 May 10 to June 19, 2004 This is Daniel Richter’s first show in New York. In Germany and elsewhere in Europe he is a big deal and much, very much, has been written and said about this provocative work. It seems Richter…