Criticism
Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
 
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Exuberant joy in the face of anguish; through September 10 ...
Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
 
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For Dumas, the question of extinction also points to violence against African-Americans ...
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
 
Florine Stettheimer, Self-Portrait with Palette (Painter and Faun), ca. 1915, oil on canvas. Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York
“Painting as Poetry” on view through September 25 ...
 

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

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Arthur Dove: Watercolors


Alexandre Gallery 41 East 57th Street, 13th Floor New York, New York 10022 212-755-2828 May 13 to June 23, 2006 Relationships between the individual and and the communal component of artistic achievement bedevil every generation. T.S. Eliot insisted that every innovation gestates in an affinity with indispensable predecessors. Robert Musil declared that ·”·it is only…

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

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Douglas Gordon: Timeline


Museum of Modern Art 11 W 53 Street New York City 212-708-9847 June 11–September 4, 2006 The literature surrounding the Douglas Gordon retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art emphasizes time and sociology, while I prefer to think of the work as sculpture; this makes the catalog, which is full of mass-media images, seem beside…

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

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A Turn in Sri Lanka


Religion is a natural subject with Sri Lankan artists. “I am a Tamil and was a Hindu but now I am a Christian”, said one.” I am a Buddhist but I pray to the Virgin Mary”, said another. “I was informed that you were a Buddhist monk,” I mentioned to an artist, “is this true?”…

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

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Nan Goldin: Chasing a Ghost


Matthew Marks Gallery 522 West 22 Street New York City March 11 to April 22, 2006 Chasing a Ghost, Nan Goldin’s recent show of photographs and a 39-minute DVD projection, may be her most ambitious work to date. Goldin first became known in the 1980s for nervy, observant photos of the Lower Eastside party scene…

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Robert Berlind, Sycamore, 2005, oil on panel, 16 x 21 inches. Courtesy of Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York

Freshness Can Be A Tradition: Robert Berlind and Elizabeth Neel


This article, from 2006, was originally published at The New York Sun and is posted here in tribute to the late Robert Berlind on the eve of his solo exhibition at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., opening in Chelsea Saturday, January 9, 2016. Robert Berlind at Tibor de Nagy, Elizabeth Neel at Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert The phrase “American-type…

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

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Peter Agostini


Salander O’Reilly Galleries 20 East 79 Street. 212 879 6606 June 1, 2006 to June 23, 2006 The United States in the mid-twentieth century produced a wider range of artistic styles than is generally acknowledged in the art history books, and the critical preference for abstraction obscured the achievements of many good artists who did not…

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

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Frank Stella 1958


Arthur M. Sackler Museum Harvard University Art Museums Cambridge, Massachusetts February 4—May 7,  2006 In his famous quote regarding the futility of people’s seeking layers of meaning in his black paintings, Frank Stella uttered what was to become the rallying cry of Minimalism—“What you see is what you see”.  Our response to his proclamation is…

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

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The 2006 New York Armory Show


The 2006 New York Armory Show: Piers 90 and 92 12 Ave at 50 & 52 Street New York City March 10-13, 2006 The Not So Sweet Smell of Success What can be said of a fair that was enormously successful financially while being aesthetically unsatisfying? Fair officials reported that more than 47,000 collectors, critics,…

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

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Cady Noland Approximately: Sculptures and Editions, 1984-99


Triple Candie 461 West 126 Street New York NY 10027 212-865-0783 April 21 to May 21, 2006 The sculptor Cady Noland (b.1956) is a little like J.D.Salinger, who arrived big on the literary scene in the late 1940s, made a significant contribution, then more or less disappeared, keeping tight control over the release of his…

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

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Christian Hellmich: Arrangement


Lehmann Maupin 540 W. 26th Street New York, N.Y., 10001 212 255 2923 June 1-July 14, 2006 All of Hellmich’s paintings include intentionally skewed architectural forms, buildings, staircases, facades, railings, escalators, warehouse interiors, cement partitions and roadways, doorways, garage doors, etc., and his use of architecture and perspective or orthogonals, is not haphazard or incidental….