Criticism
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Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Members of the Brentano String Quartet and soprano Susan Narucki in a performance shot of the concert under review, courtesy the Miller Theatre.

The Blue Rider in Performance at the Miller Theatre, Columbia University


“Black has an inner sound of nothingness bereft of all possibilities…”
— Vasily Kandinsky, On the Spiritual in Art (1910)

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

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A.R. Penck: New System Paintings at Michael Werner


Saving the imagery from what we might call barbarous chaos is Penck’s highly skilled orientation and spacing of the visual components of an individual work.

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Peter Halley, Rectangular Prison with Smokestack 1987. Acrylic, roll-a-tex/canvas, 72 x 124 inches. Courtesy of Mary Boone Gallery.

Peter Halley Early Work: 1982 to 1987 at Mary Boone


10 September to 24 October, 2009 745 Fifth Avenue, between 57th and 58th streets New York City, 212 752 2929 In the 1980s, when painting was beleaguered and abstract painting under much pressure, Peter Halley was one of the few younger abstractionists who attracted attention. His distinctive hard-edge pictures were accompanied by his theorizing that,…

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

installation shot of the exhibition under review.

Will Ryman: A New Beginning at Marlborough Chelsea


As in the films of David Lynch, a seedy underbelly lurks below this rosy landscape.

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Enoc Perez, Pavilion of the Soviet Union, Expo 67 2009. Oil on canvas, 60 by 80 inches. Courtesy the Artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Enoc Perez at Mitchell-Innes & Nash


Enoc Perez uses the contours of modernist architecture and feminine beauty to explore ideas of longing, nostalgia, optimism and melancholy.

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Stanley Boxer, Somewhereamarbleman, 1990. Mixed media on canvas, 50 x 50 inches. Courtesy of Spanierman Modern

Remembering Stanley Boxer: A retrospective, 1946-2000


An exhibition of Boxer’s work runs at Spanierman Gallery through February 18

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

installation shot of the exhibition under review

Yan Pei-Ming: Landscape of Childhood at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing


By his critical reference to the illusions of the rhetoric of the Olympics, vastly expensive events which diverted funding from the fundamental needs of the population, he makes a powerful political statement, all the more potent because it is extremely elliptical.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Diana Thater, RARE 2008. 16 LCD monitors, DVD player, DVD, and existing architecture, 204 x 264 inches. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner Gallery, New York. All photographs by Pablo Mason.

Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet at the Berkeley Art Museum


By design, the show is a revealing jumble, expressing something of what it has come to mean to respond to a place (or site, region, niche), and something of what it can no longer mean.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

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The Painter Sam Francis, a film by Jeffrey Perkins


‘The Painter Sam Francis’ 85 minutes Shot on 16mm, Super 8, Hi-8, DV ©2008 Body and Soul Productions Showing at Anthology Film Archives, New York, through September 17 The film biography “The Painter Sam Francis” might be better called “What Happened to Sam Francis?” It reinforces all the standard cliché’s of the outsized artist’s life….

Monday, August 24th, 2009

detail of Orange Fizz 2008. Elmer's glue & ink on panel, 36 x 72 inches. Courtesy of Margaret Thatcher Projects.

Heidi Van Wieren at Margaret Thatcher Projects


The consequences of Van Wieren’s style allow for simultaneous readings of her art.