Criticism
 
Stephen Maine, HP11-0402,  2011. Acrylic on panel, 20 x 16 inches. Courtesy of the artist and 490 Atlantic Gallery.
Two artists’ recent shows in Brooklyn explore surface as substance. ...
 
Photograph of Milton Resnick.
Milton Resnick’s long but underappreciated career gets a review and revision at Mana Contemporary. ...
 
Andy Warhol, Nelson Rockefeller, 1967. Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas, 75 x 56 x 1 1/4 inches. Copyright The Andy Warhol Foundation, courtesy of The Queens Museum.
The Queens Museum untangles the outrage and hypocrisy around Warhol’s commission at the 1964 World’s Fair. ...
 


Arne Svenson, Neighbors #5, 2012, pigment print, 44.5 x 30 inches. Courtesy Julie Saul Gallery, New York.

Painterly Voyeurism: Arne Svenson at Julie Saul


A photographer frames his city neighbors


cover of book under review. Chris Johanson, Survey by Bob Nickas, Interview by Corrina Peipon, Focus by Julie Deamer, writings by Chris Johanson, £35 / €49.95 / $59.95, Phaidon 2013, www.phaidon.com

In Praise of Peaceful Art: A Chris Johanson Monograph


The first comprehensive survey of the “underground” artist


Susan Bee, Ruckenfigur, 2013, oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches. Courtesy of Accola Griefen Gallery.

Longing Inside the Frame: Susan Bee at Accola Griefen


Cinematic pathos meets painterly expression


Eve Aschheim, Pinch, 2013, oil and graphite on canvas on panel, 22 1/16 x 17 1/4 inches. Image courtesy of the artist and Lori Bookstein Fine Art.

Rigors Apart: Ying Li and Eve Aschheim at the New York Studio School


Two abstract painters take on the elegance of form


Ian Hamilton Finlay, Hommage A Rivière, 2002, wooden half boat, 7 7/8 x 30 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches, IF4633. Image courtesy of David Nolan Gallery.

The Sea, the Sea: Ian Hamilton Finlay at David Nolan


Words as raw materials = playful sculpture


Installation view of Rona Yefman, Mirror (from the project, "My Brother and I") 1996-2010, 35mm color negative, archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inches; and

Queering Kinship: Hervé Guibert, Francesca Woodman, and Others at Callicoon


The hungry ghost and the true friend


Matthew Barney, HYPERTROPHY (incline), 1991, light-reflective vinyl, graphite pencil, and petroleum jelly on paper in self-lubricating plastic frame,10 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches. The Museum of Modern Art, New York; gift of R. L. B. Tobin. Copyright Matthew Barney. Digital image courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA/Art Resource, NY.

Mythology, Mortality, Mailer, and Vaseline: Matthew Barney at the Morgan


An avant-garde ruckus in the library


Tracey Emin: I Followed You To The Sun Installation view, 540 West 26th Street, May 2 to June 22, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong Photo: Elisabeth Bernstein.

The Limits of Confession: Tracey Emin at Lehmann Maupin


The English enfant terrible scales new heights


Installation view of Hansjoerg Dobliar: "Hysterie und Abstraktion." Courtesy of Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York.

Celestial Order and Hysterical Flourishes: Hansjoerg Dobliar at Vogt


German painter on view through June 15


Gedi Sibony, First There Was This, 2013, light box, 51 x 54 x 10 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali, New York.

Turns of Phrase: Gedi Sibony at Greene Naftali


Rugged minimalism, nursery rhymes, and painterly expression