Criticism
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
 
Cover of the book under review. Image courtesy of the publisher.
A look at eight years of writing by Bob Nickas. ...
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
 
Mimmo Rotella, TAL, 1957, Décollage on canvas, 12 7/8 x 14 1/4 inches. Image courtesy of the gallery.
selected early works were on view uptown ...
Friday, January 6th, 2017
 
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Cannibalization is a creative act in the artist’s recent show of new text-based and reductivist work. ...
 

Friday, December 1st, 2006

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Eleanor Wood: Mixed media on paper


Don Soker Contemporary Art 49 Geary Street San Francisco 415 291 0966 November 1 to December 14, 2006 Minimalism strikes me as being quaintly obsolete, deriving from a formalist aesthetic that indulges in endgame polemics, arrogantly defining itself as the logical terminus of all previous painting and as the ultimate position that painting can take….

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

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Report from Hanoi


Rienke Enghardt and Tran Trung Tin at Art Vietnam, Hanoi HANOI–Areas of the city feature numerous art galleries aimed primarily at the tourist business. Hundreds of insipid decorative paintings are for sale. Oddly, there is more than an occasional almost interesting one. Some of the more adventurous Hanoi artists also produce for the commercial painting…

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

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Arturo Herrera


Sikkema Jenkins & Co. 530 West 22nd Street New York, NY 10011 October 21 – November 25, 2006 The 40 mixed media collages on paper in this exhibition by Arturo Herrera are all the same size, 98 ½ x 48 ½ inches. This allows us to focus on variations of a particular visual theme. Although…

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

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Christine Hartman: Drawings and Paintings


Bowery Gallery 530 West 25th Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues 646-230-6655 Until October 1, 2005 It’s no cliché—painting really is, and always has been, an act of inquiry. But art in New York City has become a competitive vocation, so driven by eye-catching effects and rib-nudging ideas, that it can be difficult to separate…

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

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Strangers Seen Through a Telephoto Lens


BEAT STREULI: Bruxelles Midi Murray Guy Gallery JESPER JUST: It Will All End In Tears Perry Rubenstein Gallery A version of this article appeared in the New York Sun, October 19, 2006 Swiss-born, Dusseldorf-based artist Beat Streuli rose to prominence in the early 1990s for his work in color photography and video. Mr. Streuli’s abiding…

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

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High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting, 1967-1975


an exhibition curated by Katy Siegel with David Reed

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

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Leah Durner: Paintings


Wooster Art Space, 147 Wooster Street New York City September 5 to 30, 2006 This show – which was curated by David Cohen, editor and publisher of artcritical.com — covers a time range from 2001 to 2006 and as would be expected reflects some diversity. Durner appears to have moved from a rougher esthetic to…

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

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Liu Ye, Kyung Jeon, Chie Fueki


Liu Ye: “Temptations” Sperone Westwater 14 September-28 October 2006 Kyung Jeon: “The Impulse Garden” The Proposition 16 September-28 October 2006 Chie Fueki: “Lucky, Star, Super, Hero” Mary Boone 9 September-21 October 2006 Pop appropriation meets eroticism in the work of Liu Ye and Kyung Jeon. These artists remind us of the persistence of sexuality throughout…

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

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Robin Hill: Multiplying the Variations


University Art Gallery School of Fine and Performing Arts California State University, Sanlislaus Turlock, California September 7 to October 5, 2006 Cotton batting, plywood, ping pong balls, washers, stand-mounted lights, disused filing cabinets, plaster, wax, computers and CD players were among the unlikely list of items in Robin Hill’s recent exhibition at CSU Stanislaus. Her…

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

Amy Myers, Chroma Zoma Bubble Chamber, 2006. Graphite , colored pencil and soft pastel on paper, 88 x 90 inches. Courtesy Mike Weiss Gallery

A Magically-Engendered World: Amy Myers at Mike Weiss


Her watercolors refer to subatomic particles, galactic forces and sexual organs.