criticismExhibitions
Saturday, April 4th, 2015
 
Russell Roberts, Paper Bed, Concrete Head #1, 2015. Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches. Courtesy of Heskin Contemporary
Grid paintings that take a serial risk ...
Friday, April 3rd, 2015
 
Thomas Hart Benton, Woodland Stream, Martha's Vineyard/Chilmark Landscape, 1922. Oil on metal, 4 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches. Photo courtesy of FreedmanArt.
Exhibitions at the New York Studio School and Freedman Art examine art about its own creation. ...
Thursday, March 19th, 2015
 
Francesca Woodman, Untitled, New York (N.409), 1979. Vintage Color Print, 3-3/8 x 3-1/2 inches. © Francesca Woodman/ Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery
‘I’m trying my hand at fashion photography’ was on view through March 12 ...
 

Saturday, November 1st, 2003

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Janet Malcolm


Lori Bookstein Fine Art 50 East 78th Street New York NY 10021 Tel. 212.439.9605 October 9 to November 8, 2003 As a challenge to traditional painting, collage is one of Modernism’s lasting gifts. Argus-eyed, it endows its audience with a kaleidoscope of viewpoints along a scale from the personal and recondite to the purely formal….

Saturday, November 1st, 2003

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Martha Mayer Erlebacher


Forum Gallery 745 Fifth Avenue New York 10151 Tel. 212.355.4547 If you were raised on Elihu Vedder, then this is the show for you. If not, you might find yourself averting your eyes from figure compositions that ought to have been an embarrassment to paint. Erlebacher’s gift is for matter-of-fact description, a quality that stands…

Saturday, November 1st, 2003

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Adam Fuss


Cheim and Read October 16 – November 15, 2003 Adam Fuss is best known for his contemporary photograms of moving light, live creatures, and organic things. British born and based in New York, where he began exhibiting in 1985 to immediate acclaim, he has created photograms in color as well as the black and white,…

Saturday, November 1st, 2003

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George Sugarman: Painted Aluminum Sculpture, 1977-1996


Joan T. Washburn 20 West 57 Street, New York, N.Y., 10019 212-397-6780 January 8-February 28, 2004 “Who would have thought that a schmuck like me would have become an international artist?” Did Sugarman’s modesty or the fact that he didn’t have a fetish for hands-off manufacturing techniques and power tools and equipment, lead to his…

Saturday, November 1st, 2003

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Thomas Nozkowski: New Paintings


Max Protetch 511 W.22nd Street New York NY10011 Tel 212 633 6999 until December 20 Unpacking a Thomas Nozkowski painting is akin to reading Beckett, sinking into Raging Bull, or catching a Dylan song. An experience that always leaves you challenged but full of visual riches. First, the facts. Nozkowski’s working method is simple; a…

Saturday, November 1st, 2003

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Picasso: The Classical Period and Al Taylor Wire Instruments 1989-1990


Picasso: The Classical Period, at C & M Arts 45 E 78th Street between Madison and Park Avenues, New York NY 10021 212-861-0020 through December 5, 2003 Al Taylor: Wire Instruments, 1989-90 Lawrence Markey 42 East 76th Street New York NY 10021-2711 Tel 212 517 9892 Fax 212 517 9894 November 13 to December 20,…

Saturday, November 1st, 2003

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Michael St. John


Cynthia Broan Gallery 23 East 73 Street, New York In the mid-Nineteenth Century, the French poet and art critic Charles Baudelaire published his famous essay, The Painter of Modern Life. He proposed a new model of the artist as an individual who was simultaneously immersed in and detached from the miasma of contemporary urban life. In…

Saturday, November 1st, 2003

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Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective of Drawings


Whitney Museum of American Art 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street New York, NY 10021 November 20, 2003 – February 15, 2004 Arshile Gorky made a slow and painstaking journey through the art of Picasso and Miró during the 1930s and emerged with his own distinct visual language. Gorky represents the forgotten art of immersion,…

Saturday, November 1st, 2003

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Vincent van Gogh: The Drawings


The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street (212) 879-5500 October 18, 2005–December 31, 2005 There are about 1,100 Van Gogh drawings in existence and this exhibition includes 113 of them. Art historians have spent many years analyzing the work of Van Gogh but he remains an enigma. How and why did…

Saturday, November 1st, 2003

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Brooklyn Shakers: Paintings and Photographs


Wooster Arts Space 147 Wooster Street New York NY 10012 212-777-6338 August 31-October 1, 2005 The six emerging artists in this exhibition–painters Eric Ayotte, Jon Elliot, and Gwenessa Lam, and photographers Jaishri Abichandani, Lisa di Donato, and Tod Seelie—each portray ways we have transformed, for better or worse, the natural world. The computer plays an…