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Sunday, December 23rd, 2007


The Panza Collection: An Experience of Color and Light

As the skies become grey, the sunlight becomes scarce, and the air becomes frigid, we find in snowy Buffalo at the Albright-Knox, a respite for all of this, an oasis of color and light.

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007


Thomas Demand at 303 Gallery and Merlin James at Sikkema Jenkins & Co

Merlin James and Thomas Demand might seem as different as two contemporary artists can be. But a coincidence of means begs a comparison between shows of overtly contrastive mood and art-world temper. For both artists make their final images from models of their own making.

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007


Damien Hirst’s Shark

Hirst seems to play to the peanut gallery, the broadest audience, those who think of art as hallowed, more so because they don’t understand it.

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007


Painting Then For Now; Fragments of Tiepolo at the Ca’ Dolfin

When these three Tiepolos at the Met were removed from the main salon of Ca’Dolfin, the intended site-specific lighting effects were lost. But Alpers, Hyde and Kulok recreate the way that, to quote Alpers and Baxandall, “the world, on Tiepolo’s account, presents a conundrum and his painting makes us conscious of having to work to make things out.”

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007


Karen Yasinsky at Mireille Mosler, Alex McQuilkin at Marvelli, Isaac Julien at Metro Pictures

Where Yasinsky accesses early girlhood through dolls and dinky illustration technique, McQuilkin seems dedicated to a perpetual state of teenage angst. The specific identification of both with early cinema relates to a broader trend in feminist-influenced art.

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.

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007


The Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

In tribute to curator Walter Liedtke, tragically killed in the Metro-North train crash Tuesday.

Friday, November 9th, 2007


Anthony Caro at Mitchell-Innes & Nash

These hefty yet open-form, emphatic yet enigmatic assemblages of prefabricated, found, and adapted components show a youthful, spry, curiosity-filled artist at the top of his game.

Friday, November 9th, 2007


Ryan McGinness: Varied Editions

Laser-cut skateboards, flocked wallpaper, buttons pinned on raw canvas, gold leaf on paper, painted aluminum sculpture and fluorescent-metallic spray paint are all interwoven with his signature silkscreen technique.

Sunday, November 4th, 2007


Shirley Kaneda: New Paintings

Her praxis, based on a social reading of the feminine, is remarkably similar to Emily Dickinsonís: imaginative freedom within extreme restraint.