Criticism
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Nathaniel Dorsky, Autumn, 2016. Silent 16mm color film, TRT: 26:00. Courtesy of the artist and New York Film Festival.
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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 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…

Thursday, July 1st, 2004

Eugène Leroy, Nu, 1980-1985. Gouache, chalk, charcoal on paper, 42-1/2 x 29-1/2 inches. Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery

An Exhilarating Tension Between Depiction and Means: Eugène Leroy’s Watercolors


on view at Michael Werner Gallery through July 9

Tuesday, June 1st, 2004

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Stanley Spencer: Drawings and Painting; Languor: A Group Show Curated by Kevin Wixted; Night New York


Stanley Spencer: Drawings and Painting CDS Gallery until July 27 76 East 79 Street, 212 772 9555 Languor: A Group Show Curated by Kevin Wixted Lohin-Geduld Gallery until July 17 531 West 25th Street, 212 675 2656 Night New York Elizabeth Harris Gallery until July 23 529 West 20 Street, 212 463 9666 This article…

Tuesday, June 1st, 2004

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Odd Nerdrum, Gretna Campbell, Bill Scott


Odd Nerdrum: New Paintings at Forum Gallery (745 Fifth Avenue, 212. 355.4547) June 4 to July 30 Gretna Campbell (1922 – 1987) at Tibor de Nagy (724 Fifth Aveune, 212.262.5050) June 3 to July 3 Bill Scott: Process and Continuity at Hollis Taggart Galleries (48 East 73 Street, 212.628.4000) May 18 to July 9, 2004…

Tuesday, June 1st, 2004

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Early Paintings of Corot


Salander-O’Reilly Galleries 20 East 79th Street New York, NY 10021 May 5 to June 5, 2004 “He is the rare and exceptional genius and the father of modern landscape painting,” noted Delacroix noted in 1861. “He is still the strongest, he has anticipated everything,” Degas affirmed some 20 years later. “There is only one master…

Tuesday, June 1st, 2004

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Rackstraw Downes: Drawing as Part of the Process


New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture 8 West 8 Street New York NY 10011 212.673.6466) April 29 to June 12, 2004 A version of this essay appeared in The New York Sun, Thursday, June 3, 2004. Does drawing matter anymore? It is a common question made all the more pointed by the…