Criticism
Saturday, April 4th, 2015
 
Russell Roberts, Paper Bed, Concrete Head #1, 2015. Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches. Courtesy of Heskin Contemporary
Grid paintings that take a serial risk ...
Friday, April 3rd, 2015
 
Thomas Hart Benton, Woodland Stream, Martha's Vineyard/Chilmark Landscape, 1922. Oil on metal, 4 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches. Photo courtesy of FreedmanArt.
Exhibitions at the New York Studio School and Freedman Art examine art about its own creation. ...
Thursday, March 19th, 2015
 
Francesca Woodman, Untitled, New York (N.409), 1979. Vintage Color Print, 3-3/8 x 3-1/2 inches. © Francesca Woodman/ Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery
‘I’m trying my hand at fashion photography’ was on view through March 12 ...
 

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

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John Currin at Gagosian Gallery


until December 22 980 Madison Ave., between 76th and 77th streets, 212-744-2313 John Currin’s new show draws a sharp distinction between sex and sexiness. There is more explicit erotic action on view than in any images hitherto by this avid courter of controversy, and there is sexy paintwork to boot. But, instructively, you don’t find…

Friday, December 1st, 2006

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The Scabrous Intensity of Lucian Freud


A review of his 2006 show at Acquavella Galleries

Friday, December 1st, 2006

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Echo Eggebrecht: Come Hell or High Water


Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery 526 West 26 Street, Second Floor New York City 212 243 3335 October 21 – November 25, 2006 Echo Eggebrecht’s narrative is surreal without being illustrative. The title of her exhibition, “Come Hell or High Water”, shares a similar tone with previous exhibitions, “The Least Missing” and “Oh, But You Will.” Eggebrecht’s…

Friday, December 1st, 2006

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James Reilly and Keith Mayerson


James Rielly: Tell us a Story Galeria Ramis Barquet Chelsea 532 West 24 Street New York City October 20, 2006 – November 22, 2006 Keith Mayerson: Kings & Queens Derek Eller Gallery 615 West 27th Street New York City October 20-November 25, 2006 Keith Mayerson and James Rielly appropriate photographic and filmic source material, transforming it through…

Friday, December 1st, 2006

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Susan Shatter: New Paintings and Stuart Shils: Works on Paper


Susan Shatter: New Paintings DFN Gallery 210 Eleventh Avenue New York City 212-334-3400 Stuart Shils: Works on Paper Davis & Langdale Company, Inc. 231 East 60th Street New York City 212-838-0333 No other medium has watercolor’s blend of luminosity and directness, and none requires so sure and responsive a touch. With larger watercolors, it becomes…

Friday, December 1st, 2006

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Pat Lipsky at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, Barry Goldberg at Howard Scott Gallery, Kim Uchiyama at Galleria Janet Kurnatowski


Amid today’s unlimited range of styles and endless combinations of media competing for art world support,  one of the great innovations of early Western modernism, Abstract art, continues to garner attention, evolve, and in many cases deepen in the hands of some of its current practitioners. Such is the case of veteran abstract painter Pat…

Friday, December 1st, 2006

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Willard Boepple: Resin, Paper and Wood


Lori Bookstein Fine Art 37 West 57th Street, 3rd floor New York City October 26 to December 9, 2006 The ten sculptures in this exhibition have contrasting formal qualities, simple and direct exteriors or frameworks, which are cylindrical, rectilinear, or box-like, utilitarian and other, and variegated interiors, with shifting planes and interstices. Unless you have…

Friday, December 1st, 2006

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Fiona Rae at PaceWildenstein and Callum Innes at Sean Kelly Gallery


FIONA RAE: YOU ARE THE YOUNG AND THE HOPELESS PaceWildenstein until December 2, 2006 545 West 22 Street between 10 and 11 Avenues, 212 989 4263 CALLUM INNES Sean Kelly until December 8 528 West 29 Street between 10 and 11 Avenues, 212 239 1181 A version of this article first appeared in the New…

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Chakaia Booker External Constraints 2006 rubber tires, wood, steel, 55 x 90 inches. Courtesy of Marlborough Gallery

Fetish Heads and Double Takes: Newark Between Us


Newark Between Us at the National Newark Building October 22 – December 17, 2006 744 Broad Street – 6th floor Newark, New Jersey p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px} Newark Between Us consists of 133 works by 97 artists, sprawling across 30,000…

Friday, December 1st, 2006

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Eleanor Wood: Mixed media on paper


Don Soker Contemporary Art 49 Geary Street San Francisco 415 291 0966 November 1 to December 14, 2006 Minimalism strikes me as being quaintly obsolete, deriving from a formalist aesthetic that indulges in endgame polemics, arrogantly defining itself as the logical terminus of all previous painting and as the ultimate position that painting can take….