Criticism
 
Jiri Georg Dokoupil, Pokupis, 2014. Soap-lye and pigments on canvas, 61 1/8 x 78 3/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery.
The artist uses an idiosyncratic technique to make colorful paintings of bubbles, following in a long line of Modernists. ...
 
Lisa Bradley, Through This, 2012. Oil on canvas, 48 x 38 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Hollis Taggart Galleries.
on view Hollis Taggart Galleries through February 28 ...
 
Ed Clark, New Orleans Series #4, 2012. Acrylic on canvas,  53 x 66 inches.
Courtesy of the artist and Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans.
Two shows highlight the work of contemporary New Orleans artists and others connected to the city. ...
 


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Leah Durner: Paintings


Wooster Art Space, 147 Wooster Street New York City September 5 to 30, 2006 This show – which was curated by David Cohen, editor and publisher of artcritical.com — covers a time range from 2001 to 2006 and as would be expected reflects some diversity. Durner appears to have moved from a rougher esthetic to…


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Liu Ye, Kyung Jeon, Chie Fueki


Liu Ye: “Temptations” Sperone Westwater 14 September-28 October 2006 Kyung Jeon: “The Impulse Garden” The Proposition 16 September-28 October 2006 Chie Fueki: “Lucky, Star, Super, Hero” Mary Boone 9 September-21 October 2006 Pop appropriation meets eroticism in the work of Liu Ye and Kyung Jeon. These artists remind us of the persistence of sexuality throughout…


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Robin Hill: Multiplying the Variations


University Art Gallery School of Fine and Performing Arts California State University, Sanlislaus Turlock, California September 7 to October 5, 2006 Cotton batting, plywood, ping pong balls, washers, stand-mounted lights, disused filing cabinets, plaster, wax, computers and CD players were among the unlikely list of items in Robin Hill’s recent exhibition at CSU Stanislaus. Her…


Amy Myers, Chroma Zoma Bubble Chamber, 2006. Graphite , colored pencil and soft pastel on paper, 88 x 90 inches. Courtesy Mike Weiss Gallery

A Magically-Engendered World: Amy Myers at Mike Weiss


Her watercolors refer to subatomic particles, galactic forces and sexual organs.


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Alexi Worth at DC Moore, Joe Coleman at Jack Tilton


ALEXI WORTH: COUPLES DC Moore until October 7 (724 Fifth Avenue at 57 Street, 212 247 2111) JOE COLEMAN Jack Tilton until October 4 (8 East 76 Street, between Madison and Fifth Avenues, 212 737 2221) The girl in Alexi Worth’s “Beautiful Unfinishable Magazine” (all works 2006) crouches in a moulded plastic Eames chair, flicking…


Walking With Me 1997, charcoal, shellac, oil and pastel on paper, 67 x 30 inches, Courtesy the Block Museum of Art and the Artist

Jim Dine: Some Drawings, at the Block Museum, Evanston


As Dine exhibits at the Morgan Library, a 2006 review of an Illinois show.


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Isca Greenfield-Sanders: Pinelawn Pools


Goff & Rosenthal 537B W 23 Street New York City 212-675-0461 September 7 to October 14, 2006 Isca Greenfield-Sanders alters found images, faded photographs from the 1960s, using digital manipulation and traditional oil painting. The resultant mixed media paintings and sketches in her “Pinelawn Pools” series depict a family lounging about a familiar suburban swimming…


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Norbert Schwontkowski and Jockum Nordström


Norbert Schwontkowski: “We Make Any Size of Mirror” (Norbert Schwontkowski and Forrest Bess, Philip Guston, Alex Katz, Pablo Picasso) Mitchell-Innes & Nash 1018 Madison Ave New York City September 21 through November 22 Jockum Nordström David Zwirner 525 West 19th Street New York City September 8 – October 14, 2006 Jockum Nordström and Norbert Schwontkowski…


Tom of Finland, Untitled (1963). Graphite on paper, 11-1/2 x 8-3/16 inches

Tom of Finland: Rough


Western Project 3830 Main Street Culver City, California   90232 310-838-0609 www.western-project.com July 29–September 9, 2006 Tom of Finland invites an intimate, comedic gaze. If there were two keys words for his work, they would be “freedom” and “narrative,” rather than “hot” and “hunky” as some might hazard. True, the topics of a Finland portrait…


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Michael Heizer at PaceWildenstein


A fascination with prehistory links Mr. Heizer’s Stonehenge-like “City” to these sculptural objects, though his architectural forms are fastidiously hard-edged in comparison with the flint-facetted tools. But for all his insistence on freeing himself from European precedents, to explore instead an American sense of wide open space and anti-individual scale, Mr. Heizer’s prehistoric sensibility has a long modernist precedent with deep roots in European culture.