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. ...
 


The Awesome Presence of an Implicate Order


Susan Derges and William Henry Fox Talbot First Photographs: William Henry Fox Talbot and the Birth of Photography; International Center of Photography, New York, December 13, 2002 to February 16, 2003 Under The Moon: Susan Derges; Paul Kasmin, New York, January 1 to February 8, 2003 Two exhibitions in New York this winter by artists…


John Dubrow


Salander-O’Reilly Galleries 20 East 79 Street, New York www.salander.com April 29 – May 31, 2003 Against the backdrop of war, gallery hopping seems a indolent sport. Does the world need another painting? With scalding images everywhere-in newspapers, on television and the internet-Van Gogh’s comment that “there is more to life than making pictures” comes back…


Alec Chanda


The Platform, Great Western Studios, London W9, February 8 to 22, 2003 Alec Chanda studied at Camberwell School of Art from 1979 to 1983. He won second prize in the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in 1992. Twenty years after he left art school, his first one-artist exhibition took place in a…


Inaki Lazkoz


Art Link New York City, April 14-30, 2003 Around the gallery walls at Art Link in New York’s garment district stand vivid and yet seemingly disconnected images of animals, buildings, keys, and chairs painted against flat neutral tones. The background serves here and there as a placeless terra firma, or as ether or ambient space….


Pat Lipsky


Elizabeth Harris Gallery 529 West 20th Street New York, NY 10011 March 13 to April 12, 2003 Tues.-Sat. 11- 6PM L.I.C.K. at LTD Fine Art 46-44 11th Street Long Island City, NY 11101 March 21 to April 17, 2003 Wed.-Sun. 12-6PM Pat Lipsky’s two current New York exhibitions remind us that the art of painting…


The Devil’s Cloth: A History of Stripes and Striped Fabric by Michel Pastoureau


Soon after reading Michel Pastoureau’s fascinating book, The Devil’s Cloth: A History of Stripes and Striped Fabric, I noticed that the inside of the cardboard container that holds Macdonald’s french fries is lined with a pattern of delicate yellow stripes. Utilizing the information in the book, I was able to trace the historical roots of…


Rudy Burckhardt


Rudy Burckhardt: New York Photographs Curated by Vincent Katz Tibor de Nagy Gallery May 1 – June 6, 2003 Rudy Burckhardt’s Maine: An Exhibition of Photographs, Paintings, and Films Curated by Vincent Katz New York Studio School Gallery May 8 – June 21, 2003 Rudy Burckhardt’s career dates from 1935 to 1999. Working in the…


Thomas Nozkowski Drawings


January 23 to March 1, 2003 New York Studio School 8 West 8 Street, New York NY 10011 The key drawings in Thomas Nozkowski’s exhibition were hung just inside the entrance to the gallery. S68, dated 1984, is a semi-abstract pictogram made from short brushstrokes. The image is centered on a large empty field of…


Abstraction in Photography


Von Lintel Gallery 555 W 25th Street, New York February 6 – March 22 2003 I would venture to guess that your average person regards photography as the instant capture of reality simply because real places and things are often photographed, and because the resulting image is documentary in nature. But the document is not…


Adolph Gottlieb: A Survey Exhibition


It might surprise us to learn that Adolph Gottlieb considered himself to be a conceptual artist. It is hard for us to imagine any painter as a conceptual artist. Don’t conceptual artists make their statements with pickled sharks and soiled beds? This survey at the Jewish Museum includes early paintings heavily influenced by Milton Avery…