Criticism
Monday, June 18th, 2018
 
Donna Dennis, Night Dock and Stars, 2016. Gouache on paper, 11 x 14-1/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Lesley Heller Gallery
“Ship and Dock/Nights and Days or The Gazer”, on view through June 30 ...
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
 
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At both Chelsea venues, the show includes her trademark video tableaux ...
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
 
Cecily Brown, Teenage Wildlife, 2003. Oil on linen, 80 x 90 inches. Tate Collection.
Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life, on view through August 27 ...
 

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

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Differently-Abled in High Heels: Carol Rama at the New Museum


Exuberant joy in the face of anguish; through September 10

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

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Material Synthesis: The collaborative art of Crystal Gregory and Alexa Williams


Their show was seen last month at Black and White in Bushwick

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

DeShawn Dumas, Hold in Mind, 2017. Thermoplastic and spray paint on wood, 67 x 42 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Ethan Cohen New York

Holocene Extinction: DeShawn Dumas at Ethan Cohen


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

Pretty, Ugly, Beautiful: Florine Stettheimer at the Jewish Museum


“Painting as Poetry” on view through September 25

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

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Psychological Environments: Daniel Gerwin and Eleanor King at 326 Gallery


This two-person show ends July 8.

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Mehryl Levisse, renatus barbatus, 2015. Tapestry, weasel, pearls, leather, sequins, tassels, laces, gold thread, fringe, eyelets, gimp braid. 15 × 7 × 9.5 inches. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Agreed Roles: Fetish and theater in the masks of Mehryl Levisse


His show at Catinca Tabacaru is up through July 9

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Sepideh Behrouian, Double Cup, 2016, oil on magazine page, 8.2 x 11.4 inches. Image courtesy of the gallery.

A Hybrid State: Art by seven Iranian-American women


Echo, curated by Azita Moradkhani, at Gallery Kayafas

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

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“The Impregnable Without”: Samuel Beckett and Painting


Review of “Beckett’s Thing” by David Lloyd

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Cup with Achilles Slaying Penthesileia, attributed to the Penthesileia Painter, ca. 470–460 BCE. Terracotta, Red-figure © Staatlichen Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek, Munich, photograph by Renate Kühling

The Right Amount of Fear: Emotion in Ancient Greek Art


A World of Emotions at the Onassis Cultural Center through June 24

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Antoni Tàpies, Composition, 1972. Tapestry, wire, and burlap on board, 102 3/8 x 80 3/8 inches. © 2017 Comissió Tàpies / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VEGAP, Madrid. Courtesy of the Artist and Nahmad Contemporary.

What Painting Might Do: Antoni Tàpies at Nahmad Contemporary


A seemingly random selection of the Spanish master provoked close readings; from earlier this year