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Monday, November 17th, 2008


Frankenthaler at Eighty: Six Decades at Knoedler & Company

A “pink lady” is a cocktail made with gin, Grenadine, cream and egg white—the gin packs a punch masked by the more ladylike ingredients. The punch in this painting lies in how its image, suggesting (among much else) an orchid and a human heart, boils upward and outward, from its slate-blue core through the billowing peach and fuchsia of its sides to the splattering blast of blue and reds at the top.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008


Jackie Winsor at Paula Cooper Gallery

Much of Winsor’s originality derives from her enigmatic yet evocative treatment of form, which conceals as much as it reveals.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Miguel Trelles, Guateque (Filial Piety in Relation to the Three Powers), 2008. Oil on linen, 60 x 72 inches. Courtesy the Artist, photo: Jonas Hidalgo.

Miguel Trelles: Trámite – Hsiao at the Gabarron Foundation Carriage House Center for the Arts

Miguel Trelles at the Gabarron Foundation Carriage House Center for the Arts

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Liza Lou at L&M Arts

Liza Lou at L&M Arts

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Antoine Watteau, [detail] The Embarkation for Cythera, 1717. Musée du Louvre, Paris.

Antonie’s Alphabet: Watteau and His World by Jed Perl

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Sunday, November 9th, 2008


Louisa Matthiasdottir: Selected Paintings at Tibor de Nagy Gallery

Throughout this retrospective selection of her work, one senses in Matthiasdottir a luminous reserve – a private temperament joyfully submitting to an exacting task. We’re rewarded with extraordinary evocations of the observed.

Monday, November 3rd, 2008


Mary Heilmann: To Be Someone at the New Museum and Mary Heilmann: Some Pretty Colors at Zwirner & Wirth

Heilmann often seems be daring herself to do something truly “awful”—only to find beauty in it…The accumulated brushmarks and open drips make her act of painting transliterate into a kind of crime of passion.

Saturday, November 1st, 2008


Paintings in Proust: A Visual Companion to “In Search of Lost Time” by Eric Karpeles

Thanks to the very fully annotated correspondence, in 38 volumes, we know a great deal about Marcel Proust’s tastes in visual art. When young he frequented the Louvre, went to the Low Countries and, under the spell of John Ruskin, traveled to see France’s medieval churches. He devoted long essays to Gustave Moreau and Monet,…

Saturday, November 1st, 2008


Abstract Expressionism: A World Elsewhere curated by David Anfam at Haunch of Venison

We need to understand properly the Americanness of Abstract Expressionism, without treating it either as a triumph of chauvinistic mythmaking or as an episode in the Cold War.

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Baker Overstreet, Sequined Cyclone Sequence, 2008. Acrylic and latex on canvas, 48 by 62 inches. Cover NOVEMBER 2008: The Continental Bathosphere, 2008. Acrylic and latex on canvas, 62 by 48 inches. Images courtesy of Fredericks & Freiser, New York.

Baker Overstreet: Follies at Fredericks & Freiser

Baker Overstreet at Fredericks and Freiser