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. ...
 


Installation view, "Jayson Musson: Abstract Art Exhibit," courtesy of Salon 94.

Punchline in Search of a Comedian: Jayson Musson takes on Nancy


Jayson Musson’s comics-inspired show is at Salon 94 Bowery.


Tom Friedman, Toxic Green Luscious Green, 2014. Paint and Styrofoam, 60 X 96 X 5 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

What It Is: Juliet Helmke on Tom Friedman


Tom Friedman plays with viewer expectations, using nothing but two materials.


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Radically Conservative: Franklin Einspruch on Susan Vecsey & James Walsh


Susan Vecsey and James Walsh lead the vanguard revival of the Tenth Street abstractionists.


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Outside the Box: David Carrier on the Legacy of Shaped Canvases


Two exhibitions chronicle the disparate and sometimes radical uses of shaped canvases since the 1960s.


Matt Freedman, excerpt from Relatively Indolent But Relentless: A Cancer Treatment Journal, 2014.

Cancer, Chemo, Comedy: David Brody on Matt Freedman’s Cancer Treatment Journal


David Brody on Matt Freedman’s dark, comic, and touching memoir of recovery from cancer.


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Fuzzy Reception: Michael Berryhill at Kansas


Berryhill’s new punning paintings tease viewers and confound their expectations.


Victoria Fu, Belle Captive III, 2013, digital video with sound, 6 minute loop. Courtesy the artist and Simon Preston Gallery, New York.

Beautiful Prisoners: Victoria Fu at Simon Preston and the Whitney


Hot colored video art on the Lower East Side, up thru Sat, June 7


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Mindy to Mork: Animated GIF as Cultural Relic


The Reaction GIF: Moving Image as Gesture at the Museum of the Moving Image


Paul Cézanne, The Buffet, 1887-79. Oil on linen, 65 x 81 cm. Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

Paul Cézanne: Site/Non-Site


Madrid show applies Robert Smithson’s ideas to Cézanne


Stuart Elster, In Dazzle Blue #2, 2012. Oil on canvas, 16 x 24 inches. Courtesy of Junior Projects

Constructing “Boatness” from the Abstraction of Camouflage: Stuart Elster at Junior Projects


Show references Dazzle campaign of World War I