Criticism
 
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. ...
 


Craig Fisher


This is the first publication of an essay written on the occasion of Craig Fisher’s recent exhibitions at Florence Lynch in October 2002 and Galerie Corinne Caminade, Paris, in March/April 2003 The conflicts and antagonisms that impinge on the place of painting in contemporary culture are innumerable, and they’ve been with us for generations. In…


Jo Baer: The Minimalist Years, 1960-1975


Jo Baer: The Minimalist Years, 1960-1975, DIA, Chelsea through June 15, 2003 Richard Serra’s initial reaction upon seeing Jo Baer’s orchid-inspired “Wraparound” paintings, Baer has recalled, was to ask, “How does it feel to do revolutionary work?” [quoted in Stein, see below]. Moreover, the first important art-world article on Baer’s work- a cover article by…


Greetings from Ohio. . .Wish You Were Here!


When I decided to leave New York City for the flatlands of central Ohio, my friends and acquaintances wondered if I had lost my head. “Why,” they asked, “would you leave New York City if you want to write about art?” As if no good art worth writing about existed outside Manhattan. Why Ohio? Other…


Harry Roseman at Davis & Langdale, Stephen Balkenhol at Barbara Gladstone, Tony Oursler at Metro Pictures, Bruce Gagnier at Lori Bookstein Fine Art


“Harry Roseman: Cloth” at Davis & Langdale until June 6 (231 E. 60th Street, between TK, 212-838-0333. Prices: $900-$8,000. Stephan Balkenhol at Barbara Gladstone Gallery until May 31 (515 W. 24th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-206-9300). Prices: The gallery declined to disclose its prices “Tony Oursler: Recent Works” at Metro Pictures until June…


Francesco Clemente at Gagosian Gallery, Amy Sillman at Brent Sikkema, Sarah McEneaney at Schlesinger Limited


“Francesco Clemente: Paintings 2000-2003″ at Gagosian Gallery until June 21 – 555 W24th Street -212-741-1111 “Amy Sillman: I am curious (yellow)” at Brent Sikkema until May 28 – 530 W22nd Street – 212-929-2262 “Sarah McEneaney: Self Portrait” at Schlesinger Limited until “June 7″ – 24E 73rd Street – 212-734-3600 To view any large-scale exhibition of…


Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler, Joel Shapiro, 20th-Century Sculpture


Retrieved  in tribute to Helen Frankenthaler, December 12, 1928 – December 27, 2011


Temma Bell


Bowery Gallery 530 W 25, 4th fl, New York, NY 10001 646-230-6655 www.bowerygallery.org April 22-May 17, 2003 Matisse/Picasso and Manet/Velazquez may have been the most remarkable exhibitions of figurative paintings this spring, but there were also many others of work by such contemporary artists as Lois Dodd, Eric Fischl, Paul Georges, and Wayne Thiebaud, to…


Ena Swansea


Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc. 524 West 19th Street New York, NY 10011 United States tel 1.212.807.9494 March 27-May 3, 2003 Ena Swansea achieved recognition in 1998-99 for a series of abstract paintings based on observations of lightfall in the landscape. Key to this work was a subtly colorized grisaille palette and layers of…


St. Adolf-Giant-Creation: The Art of Adolf Wölfli


February 25 – May 18, 2003 The American Folk Art Museum 45 West 53rd St, New York Tuesday to Sunday 10-6 (Friday til 8) The products of Adolf Wolfli’s horror vacui are daunting. His maniacal doodles are imaginative but his need to fill the entire page limited the impact of many of his compositions. With each…


Frankenthaler: New Paintings


Knoedler & Company 19 East 70th Street New York, NY 10021 tel: 212 794-0550 May 1 – July 18, 2003 The cult of the ugly, consisting of people who equate ugliness with artistic merit, would not approve of this exhibit. Helen Frankenthaler is still guiltlessly making beautiful pictures, even though her work has been dismissed,…