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. ...
 


Sangram Majumdar, Interrupted, 2013. Oil on linen, 30 x 24 inches. Courtesy of Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects

Striving For Obfuscation: Sangram Majumdar’s Strange New Turn


On view at Steven Harvey and Projector, through December 22


Patricia Treib, Accoutrements, 2013, oil on canvas, 66 x 50 inches. Courtesy of Wallspace.

The Theater of Abstraction: Patricia Treib at Wallspace


Her paint is thinned to the consistency of buttermilk


Mike Yaniro, Caric 1, 2013, graphite and ink on paper, found frame, 21 x 18 inches. Courtesy of Room East.

Sign Painting and Image: Mike Yaniro at Room East


A young artist’s debut on the Lower East Side plays with language, drawing, and commercial processes


Marik Lechner, Untitled, 2013. Oil on canvas, 180 x 240 cm. Courtesy of Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv

Urban Jungle: Marik Lechner in South Tel Aviv


Some of the paintings look as if they are still growing.


Merlin James?, Signal Box, 2009. ?Acrylic and mixed media, ?53 x 57 cm. ?Courtesy the artist

Painting as Signal Box: Merlin James in Berlin


His show was at Kunste-Werke Berlin


Matthew Blackwell, He Tries, 2011, detail. Oil and acrylic on canvas with collage, 65-1/5 x 46-1/2 inches. Courtesy of Edward Thorp Gallery

Bear Men in the Twilight Zone: Matthew Blackwell at Edward Thorp


His sculptures and paintings explicitly cross-pollinate for the first time


Alex Katz, Black Brook, 1989. Oil on board, 9 x 12 inches. Courtesy of Peter Blum Gallery

Time Stands Still: Alex Katz Small Paintings


a survey from 1987 to 2013 at Peter Blum Gallery


Gregory Amenoff, Kronos II, 2012. Oil on canvas, 84 x 76 inches. Courtesy of Alexandre Gallery

Secular Exhilerations: Gregory Amenoff and Nature


His exhibition, Trace, is at Alexandre gallery through November 23


Antonio Lopez, Gianni Versace Campaign, 1984. Copyright the Estate of Antonio Lopez, courtesy The Suzanne Geiss Company

Hard But Used: Gender, Sexuality and Drawing


Keep Your Timber Limber was at London’s ICA this summer


BALTHUS, ?Untitled, c. 1999–2000?. Color Polaroid?, 4 x 4 inches. ?© Harumi Klossowska de Rola. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery

Super-Sized and Compromised: Balthus at Gagosian


Balthus: The Last Studies on view through December 21.