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A scene from Frederick Wiseman’s “National Gallery”. Courtesy of Zipporah Films
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Saturday, October 4th, 2014
Yoshi and Tashi Wada at Issue Project Room, performance view. Left to Right: David Watson on bagpipes, Yoshi Wada, and Tashi Wada at electronics and organ. Photograph by Bradley Buehring, courtesy of Issue Project Room.
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Saturday, November 20th, 2010


Ralph Lemon at BAM

“How Can You Stay in the House All Day ..?” was at the New Wave Festival in October.

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Mount Tremper Arts gardens Photo by Mathew Pokoik

Beautiful Young Men Dancing to Music: Brennan Gerard, Ryan Kelly

Review of a performance by Ideological Formation at Mount Tremper Arts in the Catskill Mountains

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010


The Next Great Reality TV Winner: Bravo’s Work of Art

Work of Art: The Next Great Artist is the best attempt so far to bring the art world to mainstream media. It earnestly tries to make the process of making art and discussing its merits and shortcomings more accessible to the general public, or at least, the reality TV demographic. The show has a diverse…

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Pablo Bronstein, The Museum Nearing Completion as Seen from Fourth Avenue 2009. Ink on paper, 44-7/8 x 138 inches (114 x 350 cm). images courtesy the artist, Herald St., London

Pablo Bronstein at the Met, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Bronstein appears to want to draw classical buildings as though he were at work in a perpetual ancient regime.

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Members of the Brentano String Quartet and soprano Susan Narucki in a performance shot of the concert under review, courtesy the Miller Theatre.

The Blue Rider in Performance at the Miller Theatre, Columbia University

“Black has an inner sound of nothingness bereft of all possibilities…”
— Vasily Kandinsky, On the Spiritual in Art (1910)

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009


The Painter Sam Francis, a film by Jeffrey Perkins

‘The Painter Sam Francis’ 85 minutes Shot on 16mm, Super 8, Hi-8, DV ©2008 Body and Soul Productions Showing at Anthology Film Archives, New York, through September 17 The film biography “The Painter Sam Francis” might be better called “What Happened to Sam Francis?” It reinforces all the standard cliché’s of the outsized artist’s life….

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Ariane Lopez-Huici, Priscille, 2009. Gelatin print, 24 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the Artist


A film review from 2009 coincides with the artist’s show at Hionas Gallery

Sunday, March 1st, 2009


Brooklyn DIY: A Story of Williamsburg Art Scene 1987-2007 directed by Martin Ramocki

In Julian Schnabel’s film Basquiat, the title character, exemplar of the flameout credo of the East Village, is assisting an artist-installer at the Mary Boone Gallery.  This mediocrity, played by Willem Da Foe, attempts to counsel the hero about the benefits of a reliable day job.  Basquiat replies that someday he would show on those very…

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007


Alex Mcquilkin: Joan of Arc at Marvelli

Alex Mcquilkin’s new two-screen projection film is ironic, sincere, casual, rigorous, knowing, adolescent, narcissistic, and emotionally generous. It is a small masterpiece about another masterpiece.