Criticism
Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
 
Traction Company, Modular Studio, 2015, installed at the exhibition, Traction Company, at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 2015
Traction Company at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts ...
Monday, August 24th, 2015
 
Installation view of work from The 15th Annual Summer Apprenticeship Program at Artspace, 2015. Photograph by John Groo.
An exhibition and its extracurricular programming explore artistic representations of mass incarceration. ...
Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
 
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The late artist’s assemblages move out of the desert and into the museum. ...
 

Wednesday, September 1st, 2004

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Gregory Botts and Stanley Lewis


Salander-O’Reilly Galleries 20 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10021, Telephone (212) 879-6606 September 8 to Octobrt 2, 2004 We have a convenient shorthand phrase for the making of meaningful marks on canvas: “the Painting Process.” But it isn’t really a single process, nor even a finite one. For representational painters the challenge has always…

Wednesday, September 1st, 2004

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North Fork / South Fork: East End Art Now


Parrish Art Museum 25 Job’s Lane Southampton, New York 631.283.2118 Part I: May 23- July 18, 2004 Part II: July 25- September 12, 2004 This summer’s exhibition at the Parrish had a simple premise: to survey recent work by artists who live and work at least part of the time on the eastern end of…

Sunday, August 1st, 2004

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Julia Jacquette


Julia Jacquette: White Paintings Michael Steinberg Fine Art 526 West 26th St. Suite 9E-F New York, 212.924.5770 Mar 5 – Apr 3, 2004 Sometimes things change so gradually we don’t see it at all until we first look away and then, returning our gaze, do we find that nothing is as it was. This can…

Sunday, August 1st, 2004

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Contemporary Landscapes


Forum Gallery 745 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street 212.269.5436 This review was first published in The New York Sun, August 26, 2004 In August, galleries hang casual fare for accidental tourists, put their feet up and wait for fall. All the more reason, then, to applaud Forum Gallery for a vigorous selection of contemporary landscapes….

Sunday, August 1st, 2004

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Willard Boepple; Brush, pencil, chisel, knife; Industrial Beauty; Synthesis: Experiments in Collaboration; Joan Brown: Painted Constructions


Willard Boepple: Sculpture Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, 20 East 79th Street (212.879.6606). “brush, pencil, chisel, knife” 511 Gallery, 511 West 25 Street (212.255.2885). Industrial Beauty George Billis Gallery, 511 West 25th Street (212.645.2621). Synthesis: Experiments in Collaboration Axel Raben Gallery, 526 West 26 Street, (212.647.9064). Joan Brown: Painted Constructions George Adams Gallery, 41 West 57 Street, 212.644.5665)….

Sunday, August 1st, 2004

Andrew Masullo: Recent Paintings


Joan T. Washburn 20 West 57 Street, New York, N.Y., 10019 212-397-6780 June 3 – July 23, 2004 The extraordinary thing about Andrew Masullo’s current show at Washburn is its variety. In a period in which painters are constantly categorized as abstract or representational, geometric or organic, hard edge or painterly, Andrew Masullo exhibits a…

Thursday, July 29th, 2004

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Sean Scully by David Carrier


Sean Scully by David Carrier Thames & Hudson, 224 pages, $65 Sean Scully does for stripes what Giorgio Morandi did for bottles. He turns an unpreposessing form into the cipher for a fulsome range of painterly emotions. Morandi’s jugs and jars were things in the world, still-life motifs that precariously balanced specificity and generalization. Mr….

Thursday, July 22nd, 2004

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Robert Ryman and Band of Abstraction


“Robert Ryman: Works on Paper, 1957-1964” until September 25 (closed for August, 99 Wooster Street, between Spring and Prince, 212-343-0441). “Band of Abstraction” until August 14 (819 Washington Street, between Little W. 12th and Gansevoort Streets, 212-243-8572). A painterly equivalent to the truism that the child is father to the man is that an artist’s…

Thursday, July 15th, 2004

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Rudy Burckhardt by Phillip Lopate and Rudy Burckhardt: Selected Photographs


Book Review: Rudy Burckhardt, by Phillip Lopate with an essay by Vincent Katz Abrams, 2004 (224 pp, $65) Rudy Burckhardt: Selected Photographs through September 11, 2004 724 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street, 212 262 5050 Rudy Burckhardt’s Sense of Place What makes Rudy Burckhardt unique among many great photographers of New York is his magic…

Thursday, July 1st, 2004

Burt Barr


Brent Sikkema Gallery, 530 West 22nd Street New York NY 10001 June 10 to July 17, 2004 Burt Barr’s work is, in many ways, unique in the field of video art. His work is technically polished and full of wit and reference to film arts of all types. Three recent pieces make up his current…