Criticism
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On view in Chelsea, extended to September 1 ...
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Exuberant joy in the face of anguish; through September 10 ...
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For Dumas, the question of extinction also points to violence against African-Americans ...
 

Monday, August 11th, 2008

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Tensegrity


The overriding mood in the gallery is inexplicably hopeful, perhaps a subliminal effect of the Buckminster Fuller term, “Tensegrity,” given to the exhibition. Fuller’s theory of tensegrity, the harmonious synergy and tension of parts within an integral structure.

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

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Utopia: The Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye


Emily (as she is called) moved from making batik to painting with acrylic polymer on canvas at the age of 78 and in the next eight years produced around three thousand paintings. Their impact, both as an emotionally communicative experience and in terms of a painting intelligence, is staggering.

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

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Xiong Wenyu: Ten Years of Moving Rainbow


As an environmental activist, Xiong has created a process-oriented art whose dimensions are quite literally heavenly as well as humanist.

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

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Cy Twombly at Tate Modern


His London retrospective, organized by Nicholas Serota

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

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David Kinast: The ISM


Vacillation between equilibrium, a consistently busy surface that can be read as a singular gestalt, and the disequilibrium caused by the dark and sometimes opaque asymmetrical highlights that disrupt these linear networks, creates unpredictable rhythms within the iterations of abstract shapes.

Friday, June 27th, 2008

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Dara Friedman: Musical


Like the Impressionists, Friedman transfigures the contemporary world. What more could we ask of any artist?

Friday, June 27th, 2008

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Dawn Mellor at Team


Dawn Mellor: A Curse on Your Walls Team Gallery until August 8 83 Grand St., between Greene and Wooster streets, 212-279-9219 The Surrealist writer André Breton once declared that beauty would have to become convulsive, otherwise it would cease to be. As if in late vindication of this injunction, the paintings of Dawn Mellor set…

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

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Jess: Paintings and Paste-Ups


This is Jess in a nutshell: sincere literalism colliding with arch semiotics and giving off rare alchemical heat.

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

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Milton Resnick at Cheim & Read


There is a weird sense of a form searing its way through the canvas, from left to right, an accumulation of atomic energy boiling up the space it penetrates, making it a Monet for the nuclear age. It almost becomes tempting to read the image in cartoon-like graphic terms, or like a Futurist depiction of movement.

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

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Jilaine Jones: Sculpture


Wonder World is built of hard steel rods, bars and sheet steel that interact with somewhat more malleable slabs and blocks of concrete and rock board. The whole is tough, hard, aggressive and muscular—yet also slender, graceful, sensitive and wise.