Criticism
Friday, May 22nd, 2015
 
Louise Despont, Unfolding, 2014. Graphite and colored pencil on antique ledger book pages, 62 1/2 x 56 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Nicelle Beauchene.
New drawings at Nicelle Beauchene, with tropical patterns and Art Brut style. ...
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
 
Joan Semmel, Purple Diagonal, 980. Oil on canvas, 78 x 104 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Alexander Gray Associates.
Two concurrent exhibitions by women painters, about the body, its love, and labors. ...
Friday, May 8th, 2015
 
Etel Adnan, Untitled, 2014. Oil on canvas, 13 x 16.1 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Lelong.
New work by the poet and painter, reviewed by one of artcritical’s poet-critics. ...
 

Sunday, February 1st, 2004

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Polychrome Profusion: Selected Art Criticism: 1990 – 2002 by Raphael Rubinstein


Art critic and poet Raphael Rubinstein began publishing art criticism in 1986, taking the position that the well worn territory of Minimalism and its offshoots was not his bailiwick. Instead, Rubinstein looked to postwar painting movements in France and their living exponents for a key to his interest in new modes of abstraction in contemporary…

Sunday, February 1st, 2004

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Rosemarie Beck: Paintings 1965 – 2001


New York Studio School 8 West 8th Street, New York Tel. 212.673.6466 Rosemarie Beck died in New York in July, 2003. This posthumous exhibition is the final stop on a tour that originated at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, in 2002. It is her first in Manhattan in fifteen years. Since the closing of the…

Sunday, February 1st, 2004

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David Storey


CUE Art Foundation 511 West 25th Street, Ground Floor New York, New York 10001 212-206-3583 January 29 – March 6, 2004 David Storey is one of the few formalist painters I can think of who hasn’t replaced inventiveness with monotony. Any painter who invents forms might inevitably fall prey to illusionism, but not so Storey….

Sunday, February 1st, 2004

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Trevor Winkfield: Gardens and Bouquets


Tibor de Nagy Gallery 724 Fifth Avenue, 12th fl New York, NY 10019 212-262-5050 through February 7, 2004 With his fourth exhibition at Tibor de Nagy, Trevor Winkfield brings a new twist to his jazzy, collage-like paintings. Not that the new theme-Gardens and Bouquets-appreciably changes their impression of playful but careful chaos; the mechanistic, semi-abstracted…

Sunday, February 1st, 2004

George Sugarman: Painted Aluminum Sculpture, 1977-1996


Joan T. Washburn 20 West 57 Street, New York, N.Y., 10019 212-397-6780 January 8-February 28, 2004 What if, with a glance, a solid could be made weightless? What if all our ideas about matter were an illusion stemming from a state of mind, which once changed, changed the physical world with it. Then we could…

Sunday, February 1st, 2004

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Cynthia Hartling


N3 Project Space 85 North 3rd Street, 2nd Floor Williamsburg (between Whythe and Berry) Good painting has a way of eluding critical explication. It is often said in critical dialogue about painting that good painting has a quality of inevitability about it. Good painting, they say, could not have been otherwise. Like all truisms, this…

Sunday, February 1st, 2004

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Lee Lozano, Drawn from Life: 1961 – 1971


PS1 Contemporary Art Center 22-25 Jackson Ave at 46th Ave in Long Island City, New York January 22 – May 1, 2004 I went to see the Lee Lozano show at P.S. 1 with a friend of mine who used to be her pot dealer and (briefly) her lover. In the reception area there is…

Sunday, February 1st, 2004

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The Painting Undone: Supports/Surfaces


This chapter is from the author‘s Polychrome Profusion: Selected Art Criticism: 1990 – 2002 Lenox, MA: Hard Press Editions, 2004, $24.95 The Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne is located near Lyon about two hours south of Paris on the TGV, the fast train that continues to draw France closer together and leech away Paris’s longstanding monopoly on…

Sunday, February 1st, 2004

LOVERS: Drawings by Rosemarie Beck and Paul Resika, 1968-69


Lori Bookstein Fine Art 37 West 57 Street, 3rd Floor New York Opens February 14th, 3-6 pm Continues through March 12, 2004 1968. Year of the “Events”. The Summer of Love and all that. In a studio in New York’s Washington Square, two young artists stage an event of their own: a pair of lovers…

Sunday, February 1st, 2004

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Polly Apfelbaum


Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati 44 East 6th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 513 345 8400 6 December 2003 to 29 February 2004 The “feminine” used to be equated with fragility, delicacy, and quiet refinement. Polly Apfelbaum’s works are all of these things while also revealing the artist’s capacity to subvert such equations and redefine “women’s work.” Her…