Criticism
Friday, May 22nd, 2015
 
Louise Despont, Unfolding, 2014. Graphite and colored pencil on antique ledger book pages, 62 1/2 x 56 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Nicelle Beauchene.
New drawings at Nicelle Beauchene, with tropical patterns and Art Brut style. ...
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
 
Joan Semmel, Purple Diagonal, 980. Oil on canvas, 78 x 104 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Alexander Gray Associates.
Two concurrent exhibitions by women painters, about the body, its love, and labors. ...
Friday, May 8th, 2015
 
Etel Adnan, Untitled, 2014. Oil on canvas, 13 x 16.1 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Lelong.
New work by the poet and painter, reviewed by one of artcritical’s poet-critics. ...
 

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…

Thursday, November 4th, 2004

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Bendix Harms at Anton Kern Gallery, Richard Bosman at Elizabeth Harris, Carroll Dunham at Gladstone Gallery


“Bendix Harms” at Anton Kern Gallery until December 4 (532 W. 20th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-367-9663) “Richard Bosman” at Elizabeth Harris Gallery until November 13 (529 W. 20th Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-463-9666) “Carroll Dunham” at Gladstone Gallery until December 4 (515 W. 24th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh, 212-206-9300…

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…

Monday, November 1st, 2004

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Terry Winters 1981-1986


Matthew Marks Gallery 523 West 24 Street New York NY 10011 212-243-0200 November 6 to December 24, 2004 Strangely there are currently a number of shows around town of 80’s art. One of the best is Matthew Marks show of Terry Winters paintings and drawings from 1981 to 1986. These are some of the earliest…

Friday, October 1st, 2004

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Albert York and Giorgio Morandi


Albert York: Paintings; A Loan Exhibition Davis and Langdale Company 231 East 60th Street New York 212 838 0333 October 9 – November 13, 2004 Giorgio Morandi: Paintings, 1950-1964” at Lucas Schoormans Gallery 508 West 26th Street, Suite 11B 212 243 3159 December 4, 2004 A version of these reviews was first published in The…

Friday, October 1st, 2004

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Jonas Mekas: “From Brooklyn, with Love” (with Martha Colburn and Auguste Varkalis)


Sideshow Gallery 319 Bedford Avenue Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 718 486 8180 In his show “From Brooklyn With Love,” Jonas Mekas exhibits films and stills in which the world is recorded without innuendo or guile. As in all his work known to me, Mekas’ companions and surroundings reveal themselves as one assumes they were encountered…

Friday, October 1st, 2004

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Chris Martin


Sideshow 319 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn NY 11211 September 17 – October 24, 2005 Art belongs to everyone. So Chris Martin has it at his current show at Sideshow. Or should I say around Sideshow.  The first thing one notices on the approach is one of Martin’s signature abstractions looming large in black and red on the…