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Stephen Maine, HP11-0402,  2011. Acrylic on panel, 20 x 16 inches. Courtesy of the artist and 490 Atlantic Gallery.
Two artists’ recent shows in Brooklyn explore surface as substance. ...
 
Photograph of Milton Resnick.
Milton Resnick’s long but underappreciated career gets a review and revision at Mana Contemporary. ...
 
Andy Warhol, Nelson Rockefeller, 1967. Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas, 75 x 56 x 1 1/4 inches. Copyright The Andy Warhol Foundation, courtesy of The Queens Museum.
The Queens Museum untangles the outrage and hypocrisy around Warhol’s commission at the 1964 World’s Fair. ...
 


Penny Kronengold: Swimmers & Other New Works at First Street Gallery


526 W 26th Street Ninth Floor New York, NY 10001 March 5-23 , 2002 Tuesday-Saturday, 11-6 This afternoon I was utterly seized by an artist previously unknown to me. Penny Kronengold’s unassuming, modestly scaled bathers, starting the last week of their short run at the First Street Gallery, are a must-see. In reproduction she is…


Tapestry in the Renaissance: Art and Magnificence


Metropolitan Museum of Art March 12 – June 19, 2002 The last major tapestry exhibit in New York took place in the early 1970s. The 41 tapestries in the present exhibition, on view now in the Met’s Tisch Galleries, were made by networks of cartoonists and tapestry weavers (most of them unknown) from the 1400s…


Nina Bovasso, David Dupuis, Andrew Masullo


Derek Eller 526-30 West 25th Street New York, NY 10001 212 206 6411 January 5 – February 2, 2002 A fat graphite figure slops out of a multi-colored disc in David Dupuis’s “Love Connection” at Derek Eller Gallery, licking the edge of the twin disc on the opposite panel of the diptych; the color wheel…


Graham Parks at Feigen Contemporary


535 W. 20th Street New York, NY 10011 November 29, 2001 – January 12, 2002 Graham Parks’ debut solo exhibition, at Feigen Contemporary, announces the arrival of a singular talent. Precisionist and poised, his urban landscapes capture the inadvertent funkiness of functionalism. He has found, in a pared-down language that smacks of the graphics of…


Roberto Juarez


Robert Miller 526 West 26th Street New York, NY 10022 November 14 – December 22, 2001 The work of Roberto Jaurez contains nothing that is extraneous to the art of painting. It bristles with a combination of glowing depths and fresh, imaginative line. A super abundance of beaded spirals, wavy triangles and rectangles (sometimes flat…


Catherine Murphy


Lennon, Weinberg 560 Broadway Suite #308 New York, NY 10012 September 22- November 3, 2001 A hand blocks the landscape view in Catherine Murphy’s painting “Backlit,” recalling a gesture familiar from celebrity sightings and crime scenes:’no pictures!’ The image of the hand, oversized and cropped at the frame, compels our interest. Backlit, the ridged flesh…


Renee Cox


Robert Miller 526 West 26th Street New York 10022 September 22- November 3, 2001 Cox’s “American Family”, recently seen at her first solo show at the Robert Miller Gallery, a large group of family snaps fanned out on the floor of a side room. Set against the large-scale erotic images in the other rooms, this…


Joel Shapiro Hits the Roof


When it comes to whimsy, exuberance and pizzazz, the sky’s the limit for Joel Shapiro. Joel Shapiro was born in 1941 and became a bona fide member of the New York avant-garde in the late sixties during the heyday of Minimalism. Five of his sculptures can be seen right now on the tourist-friendly rooftop of…


An Orgy of Violence


Leon Golub: Paintings (1950-2000), was at the South London Gallery and at the Albright Knox, Buffalo, and continues at the Brooklyn Museum til August 19, 2001 “Every virtue resides or is symbolized in the flesh together with all humiliation, threat and squalor”. So wrote the British art critic Adrian Stokes in his 1967 Reflections on the…


Rachel Whiteread


Serpentine Gallery Kensington Gardens London SW1 June 20- August 5, 2001, 10-6 daily, Free There is a tendency for international art stars, especially those with “signature” styles, to risk in large scale works the predictable and monotonous, but to surprise the viewer, pleasantly, with smaller pieces. The handmade, the throw-off, the experimental, tantalize with the…