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 ...
 

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….

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

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Lisa Yuskavage at David Zwirner, David Fertig at James Graham and Sons, Enoc Perez at Mitchell-Innes & Nash


What happens when a “bad” painter gets better?  Is “better” better or worse? Lovers and haters of Lisa Yuskavage alike ought to be confounded with her new body of work, seen uptown and downtown at Zwirner & Wirth and David Zwirner galleries.  To those for whom the golden girl of Bad painting can force no…

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

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Report from Hanoi


Rienke Enghardt and Tran Trung Tin at Art Vietnam, Hanoi HANOI–Areas of the city feature numerous art galleries aimed primarily at the tourist business. Hundreds of insipid decorative paintings are for sale. Oddly, there is more than an occasional almost interesting one. Some of the more adventurous Hanoi artists also produce for the commercial painting…

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

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Arturo Herrera


Sikkema Jenkins & Co. 530 West 22nd Street New York, NY 10011 October 21 – November 25, 2006 The 40 mixed media collages on paper in this exhibition by Arturo Herrera are all the same size, 98 ½ x 48 ½ inches. This allows us to focus on variations of a particular visual theme. Although…

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

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Brice Marden: A Retrospective of Paintings and Drawings Museum of Modern Art


Through January 15, 2007 11 West 53 Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, October 26, 2006 under the title “A non-linear path” However much Brice Marden was a child of Minimalism, the true character of his work is something superficially similar to but distinct from…

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

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Elizabeth Murray and Tom Burckhardt: A Review from 2006


Burckhardt’s latest show is at Pierogi in Williamsburg through May 8

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

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Christine Hartman: Drawings and Paintings


Bowery Gallery 530 West 25th Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues 646-230-6655 Until October 1, 2005 It’s no cliché—painting really is, and always has been, an act of inquiry. But art in New York City has become a competitive vocation, so driven by eye-catching effects and rib-nudging ideas, that it can be difficult to separate…

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

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Strangers Seen Through a Telephoto Lens


BEAT STREULI: Bruxelles Midi Murray Guy Gallery JESPER JUST: It Will All End In Tears Perry Rubenstein Gallery A version of this article appeared in the New York Sun, October 19, 2006 Swiss-born, Dusseldorf-based artist Beat Streuli rose to prominence in the early 1990s for his work in color photography and video. Mr. Streuli’s abiding…

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

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High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting, 1967-1975


an exhibition curated by Katy Siegel with David Reed

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

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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…