Criticism
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Exuberant joy in the face of anguish; through September 10 ...
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For Dumas, the question of extinction also points to violence against African-Americans ...
 

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Milton Avery, Drawbridge, 1932. Oil on canvas, 32 x 48 inches. Courtesy of Knoedler & Company

Milton Avery: Industrial Revelations, at Knoedler & Company


If nature was his springboard, as Avery once famously declared, then in this body of work nature is also the lens through which he experienced the city.

Friday, April 30th, 2010

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Worth the Trip: Fred Tomaselli lands in Brooklyn


His touring exhibition, now arriving at the Brooklyn Museum, was reviewed at the Tang this summer.

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Dorothea Rockburne, Universe Series, 1994-99. Raw pigment, acrylic medium and charcoal on watercolor paper, mounted on ragboard, six panels, each 22 x 30 inches. Images courtesy of New York Studio School.

Dorothea Rockburne: Astronomy Drawings at the New York Studio School


These staggering images made it clear that the universe is an interconnected assembly of electrical circuits and that energy and matter are, indeed, infinite in their connectivity.

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Pawel Wojtasik, At the Still Point, 2010, 5-channel video installation with soundscape by Stephen Vitiello. Photo by Etienne Frossard. Image courtesy of Smack Mellon.

Pawel Wojtasik at Smack Mellon


The size of the projection is matched by the scale of its content.

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Shirley Jaffe, The Gray Center, 1969. Oil on canvas, 76¾ x 51¼ inches. Courtesy Tiber de Nagy Gallery.

Shirley Jaffe: Selected Paintings, 1969 – 2009 at Tibor de Nagy


Jaffe completely jettisoned the stiff grid and strict geometric shapes in favor of a loose, undeniably playful series of rectangles with interior forms.

Friday, April 9th, 2010

John Griefen, Untitled (lavender), 2008. Acrylic on canvas, 32 x 103 inches. Courtesy, Gary Snyder/ Project Space

John Griefen: Recent Paintings at Gary Snyder Project Space


The ensemble represents a series of very carefully thought-out painting decisions — yet never do the results look cold or calculated.

Friday, April 9th, 2010

installation shots of the exhibition under review. All images courtesy Casey Kaplan Gallery.

Liam Gillick at Casey Kaplan Gallery


Gillick’s show is cerebrally engaging and visually interesting, but the visual and cerebral components never coming together to form a layered experience.

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Bill Jensen, With Color XXIV, 2009. Egg and oil tempera on paper, 20-1/2 x 14-3/4 inches. Courtesy Cheim & Read, New York

Bill Jensen at Cheim & Read


Jensen is in some ways a reticent painter, removing all signs of a brushstroke. His quietness, though, becomes something else when one regards the casual mastery and expressiveness of color in much of his art.

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

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Carl Fudge: Dazzle at Ronald Feldman Gallery


Sometimes Fudge seems to be searching for hidden sweet spots in the harmonics of recognition.

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Mercedes Matter, Tabletop Still Life, ca. 1936. Oil on canvas, 43 x 48 inches, Private collection, Florida.

Mercedes Matter at the Weisman Gallery, Pepperdine University


There’s an internalized severity to her art; its fierce angularity suggests an appetite for sensual abandon constrained by geometry, argues HEARNE PARDEE