Criticism
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Thursday, May 14th, 2009

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Martha Friedman: The Organization of Batter at Wallspace


The odd juxtaposition of these common objects with an abstract formal language gives the work social dimensions and sensual qualities.

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

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Liz Markus: Hot Nights At The Regal Beagle at Zieher Smith Gallery


There is a palpable tension evoked in watching the crystalline visage of Nancy Reagan struggle for clarity against the loosey-goosey stained canvas.

Monday, May 11th, 2009

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Pierrette Bloch at Haim Chanin


The exhibition is a small testament to the efficacies of the late modernist project.

Friday, May 8th, 2009

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Albert Oehlen at Luhring Agustine


Trying to fail has played a major role in the work of Albert Oehlen.

Friday, May 8th, 2009

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Rosemarie Fiore: Pyrotechnics at Priska C. Juschka Fine Art


The artist’s material of choice is live fireworks, or rather the tinted smoke, made of fine particles of organic dyes, that color their familiar, ordinarily airborn explosions.

Monday, May 4th, 2009

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Adel Abdessemed at David Zwirner Gallery


Abdessemed’s show is an exhilarating introduction to his work as the artist’s “acts” (as he calls his works) have a truly visceral resonance for every viewer. Yet, the show suffers from the ubiquitous interests of the artist, his “fascination with the world” as he himself identifies it.

Friday, May 1st, 2009

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Pablo Picasso: Mosqueteros at Gagosian Gallery


The problem with late Picasso has to do with his stubborn insistence on diaristic expressionism increasingly isolated from changing times.

Friday, May 1st, 2009

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Austin: The Texas Biennial


While the Texas Biennial has some kinks to be ironed out, ALISON HEARST reports, working together to increase the dialogue and push Texas art forward is what Austin does well.

Friday, May 1st, 2009

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Jane Freilicher: Changing Scenes at Tibor de Nagy Gallery


Freilicher’s work becomes tighter over time, but the spirit of chance encounter remains.

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

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Frances Hynes: North Light: Recent Paintings at June Kelly Gallery


By relaxing conventional standards of realistic description, Hynes makes her images immediately accessible to the mind and its fluctuations of mood, and enables herself to explore the modernist vision common to the painters that inspire her