Criticism
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Nathaniel Dorsky, Autumn, 2016. Silent 16mm color film, TRT: 26:00. Courtesy of the artist and New York Film Festival.
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Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Black Kites 1997. Graphite on skull, 8-1/2 x 5 x 6-1/4 inches. Philadelphia Museum of Art. Gift (by exchange) of Mr. and Mrs. James P. Magill, 1997. all images this article © 2009 Gabriel Orozco

Gabriel Orozco at The Museum of Modern Art, New York


This first major museum retrospective of Mexican Gabriel Orozco has been viewed as controversial, and not entirely for reasons of taste.

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Andrew Moore, Palace Theater, Gary, Indiana 2008. Digital c-print, 62 x 78 inches. Courtesy of Yancey Richardson Gallery

Andrew Moore at Yancey Richardson Gallery


Moore’s subject is the transformative relationship of abandoned architecture to the natural elements, and, through time, its reclamation by the same.

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Ree Morton, Untitled (Repetition Series) 1970. Pencil on paper, 14 x 10 inches. Estate of Ree Morton, Courtesy of Alexander and Bonin, New York and Annemarie Verna Galerie, Zürich.

Ree Morton: At the Still Point of the Turning World at the Drawing Center


There is a subtext running through much of Morton’s works that laments the death of the soul in the things of the world around her.

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Gerhard Richter, Abstract Painting (911-3) 2009. Oil on canvas, 78-3/4 X 118-1/8 inches. Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

Gerhard Richter: Abstract Paintings 2009 at Marian Goodman Gallery


Austere, calming, provocative, aggressive, confronting, soothing, luring, denying – these are some of the adjectives that can be applied to Richter’s new paintings.

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Eric Fischl, Corrida in Ronda #6 2008. Oil on linen, 84 by 120 inches. Courtesy of Mary Boone Gallery, New York

Eric Fischl at Mary Boone


By all rights these life-and-death-size duels in the sun between bullfighters and bulls should be awful, stripped of the mystery and mediation that until now had been the artist’s stock-in-trade.

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Helmut Federle, 4.4 Resurrection II 2009. Acrylic on canvas, 23-5/8 x 19-5/8 inches. Courtesy of Peter Blum Gallery.

Helmut Federle: Scratching Away at the Surface at Peter Blum Soho


Federle’s attempt to create an atmosphere of spiritual mimesis is fairly unique in current abstract painting.

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Carroll Dunham, Bather (one) 2009. Mixed media on canvas, 71 x 71 inches. Courtesy of Gladstone Gallery

Carroll Dunham at Gladstone Gallery


Carroll Dunham’s rough canvases, tilting toward aggressive sexual assertion and actions of near anarchy, are catchy tunes of hipster malice.

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Denyse Thomasos, Lollipop Nation 2009. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 54 inches. Courtesy Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.

Denyse Thomasos: The Divide at Lennon, Weinberg


Thomasos’s vigorously contemporary abstraction is constructed upon imaginary metropolitan grids in which subterranean cages rise to skyscraper scale and architectural renderings blur into infinite space.

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Sylvia Sleigh, Chelsea Garden 1967. Oil on canvas, 57 x 50 inches. Courtesy I-20 Gallery

Sylvia Sleigh at I-20 Gallery


Sleigh took a proto-feminist approach to spatial representation that was, and sometimes still is, confused with a naïve technique.

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Ghada Amer, Painting to Trini’s 2006. Acrylic, embroidery and gel medium on canvas, 78 x 63 inches. Private collection, New York

In Stitches at Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery


In Stitches surveys artists from very different backgrounds who are united by the medium of stitching, broadly defined.