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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.
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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. ...
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A show of activist art from across Latin America. ...
 

Tuesday, February 1st, 2005

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John Cross: Sculpture


John Davis Gallery 330 West 38 Street New York, NY 10018 212-244-3797 February 3 – February 26, 2005 According to F. David Martin, in his great book “Sculpture & Enlivened Space,” haptic perceptions are “feelings of things and events inside the skin.” On one level John Cross wants the viewer to discover the lovely patterns…

Saturday, January 1st, 2005

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Susan Shatter: New Watercolors From Maine


lyonswiergallery 511 West 25th Street 212.242.6220 January 6 – February 5, 2005 Susan Shatter’s painting is not seen often enough. The last time I looked at her work was at the American Academy of Arts and Letters. It was just two years ago at the Academy’s annual invitational. The two small oils were on view…

Saturday, January 1st, 2005

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Jack Levine at 90


DC Moore Gallery 724 Fifth Ave. 212-247-2111 January 6 – January 29, 2005 A version of this article was first published at The New York SUN, January, 2005 Jack Levine is a hanging judge, bless him. His merciless Court of Peculiars has been in session since the 1930s, pronouncing sentence with the zest of the…

Saturday, January 1st, 2005

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Lois Dickson: Paintings


John Davis Gallery 330 West 38th Street, Suite 511 New York, New York 10018 212-244-3797 January 6 – January 29 Lois Dickson paints what Cézanne called the “bones of nature.” Her primary subject matter here is bracket fungus, or asymmetrical rows of scalloped spores that grow on fallen trees, and other types of fungi with…

Wednesday, December 1st, 2004

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Stuart Shils: Chasing the Sky


Tibor de Nagy Gallery 724 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street 212 262 5050 December 2, 2004 – January 8, 2005 Stuart Shils is an artist both of great refinement and dramatic emotion. His recent paintings at Tibor de Nagy were done in Ballycastle, on the wild northern coast of County Mayo, under the auspices of…

Wednesday, December 1st, 2004

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Tamara Gonzales: Seed


Cheryl Pelavin 13 Jay Street, New York City December 2, 2004 – January 8, 2005 In the particularly inspired artist’s statement accompanying her exhibition, Tamara Gonzales touches on this past summer’s Donovan concert and the notion that plants can talk, then more pessimistically wonders if Americans are really interested in dying free. “It was looking…

Wednesday, December 1st, 2004

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Linda Francis


Sarah Moody Gallery of Art University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama 19 November – 19 December 2004 In an exhibition entitled “quanta,” at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Linda Francis shows paintings and drawings that draw on physics to premise patterns for the development of form in nature. Her work extrapolates form from a grid…

Wednesday, December 1st, 2004

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Manny Farber: About Face


P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY September 23, 2004 to January 10, 2005 Manny Farber grew bored with non-objective painting (“I was just repeating myself”). Perhaps he grew tired of suppressing or transforming signs of empirical reality. It is certainly not obvious to strangers standing before the early work what…

Thursday, November 25th, 2004

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Susan Rothenberg at Sperone Westwater


s”Susan Rothenberg, Drawings 1974-2004″ through through 18 December, 2004 at Sperone Westwater, 415 West 13 Street, New York A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, November 25, 2004 Susan Rothenberg’s champions have a problem which mere casual admirers like myself can easily avoid.  To us, she is a capable, sensitive expressionist…

Monday, November 1st, 2004

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Joan Snyder


Joan Snyder: Work on Paper: 1970s and Recent Alexandre Gallery 41 East 57th Street, 212-755-2828 Joan Snyder: Women Make Lists Betty Cuningham Gallery 541 West 25 Street, 212-242-2772 A version of this article was first published at The New York SUN, November 18, 2004 If you were just a tyke in the 70s, you missed…