Criticism
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Wednesday, August 1st, 2001

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An Orgy of Violence


Leon Golub: Paintings (1950-2000), was at the South London Gallery and at the Albright Knox, Buffalo, and continues at the Brooklyn Museum til August 19, 2001 “Every virtue resides or is symbolized in the flesh together with all humiliation, threat and squalor”. So wrote the British art critic Adrian Stokes in his 1967 Reflections on the…

Sunday, July 1st, 2001

Rachel Whiteread


Serpentine Gallery Kensington Gardens London SW1 June 20- August 5, 2001, 10-6 daily, Free There is a tendency for international art stars, especially those with “signature” styles, to risk in large scale works the predictable and monotonous, but to surprise the viewer, pleasantly, with smaller pieces. The handmade, the throw-off, the experimental, tantalize with the…

Sunday, July 1st, 2001

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Emily Young


Leighton House Museum 12 Holland Park Road London W14 June 13- July 28, 2001 I have known about Emily Young since the early ’90s, but only finally got to see her work “in the flesh” the other day. Announcement cards over the years would survive on the mantlepiece beyond the closing date of the unseen…

Sunday, July 1st, 2001

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William Kentridge


New Museum of Contemporary Art New Museum of Contemporary Art New York NY 10012 www.newmuseum.org June 2 – September 16, 2001 The first American Retrospective of William Kentridge at the New Contemporary Museum is a moving experience. Despite it’s political edge, his art does not become the “kitchen help of politics.” His animated films and…

Friday, March 9th, 2001

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Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture


INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City Bouvard and Pécuchet pretty much had the right idea about academies. Never miss an opportunity to ridicule them, and never turn down an invitation to join! My own “received idea” about Salon-type exhibitions is largely informed by London’s Royal Academy…

Thursday, March 1st, 2001

Anne Truitt at Danese


41 East 57th Street, Fuller Building New York NY 10022 February 16 – March 17, 2001 Anne Truitt is better known as a sculptor, if not indeed as the author of “inspirational”, somewhat earnest artist-journals with titles like “Daybook” and “Prospect”.  Danese are in fact presenting the octogenerian abstract artist’s her first solo painting show in…

Friday, February 16th, 2001

David Salle, The Emperor, 2000. Oil and acrylic on canvas and linen. 84 x 147 inches.© David Salle and VAGA, NY

A Frolic with David Salle


The first article published at artcritical

Monday, January 1st, 2001

Gary Stephan


Baumgartner Gallery 418 West 15 Street, New York NY 10011 January 20 – February 21, 2001 I’m always curious to see what Gary Stephan’s next show will offer.  I may or may not get hooked, but his consistent probe into the activity of abstract painting is usually persuasive.   His current show has no hooks but satisfies completely….

Friday, December 1st, 2000

James Esber


P.P.O.W. Gallery 476 Broome Street New York 10013 By DREW LOWENSTEIN In his second solo exhibition at PPOW gallery, James Esber continues to pull, ply and distort sexist and racist hate images culled from popular American sources. But this time a more subtle use of these taboo subjects operates as they intrude, creep into and…

Wednesday, November 1st, 2000

Sarah Sze at Marianne Boesky


535 W 22nd Street, 2nd Floor New York NY 10011 27th October to 18th November 2000 Sarah Sze is my pick of the week, month, so far year even. Her earlier installation-agglomerations (for example, the window piece in the Whitney Biennial) could sometimes seem too determinedly whimsical, edging towards the cloying. This time, though, they’re…