Criticism
Monday, August 24th, 2015
 
Installation view of work from The 15th Annual Summer Apprenticeship Program at Artspace, 2015. Photograph by John Groo.
An exhibition and its extracurricular programming explore artistic representations of mass incarceration. ...
Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
 
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The late artist’s assemblages move out of the desert and into the museum. ...
Monday, August 17th, 2015
 
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A new film about a famous author inadvertently raises the problem of substituting images for people. ...
 

Friday, November 9th, 2007

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Ryan McGinness: Varied Editions


Laser-cut skateboards, flocked wallpaper, buttons pinned on raw canvas, gold leaf on paper, painted aluminum sculpture and fluorescent-metallic spray paint are all interwoven with his signature silkscreen technique.

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

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Shirley Kaneda: New Paintings


Her praxis, based on a social reading of the feminine, is remarkably similar to Emily Dickinsonís: imaginative freedom within extreme restraint.

Monday, October 1st, 2007

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Anna Hostvedt: Recent Paintings


Tibor de Nagy Gallery 724 Fifth Avenue New York City 212 262 5050 October 4- November 10, 2007 Anna Hostvedt’s small, intricate paintings offer a personal vision of the mundane. One could say she is painting what Georgio Morandi would have painted had his window faced a non-descript American parking lot instead of an Italian…

Monday, October 1st, 2007

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Lost Vanguard: Soviet Modern Architecture, 1922-32 Photographs by Richard Pare


The Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53 Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues New York City 212 708 9400 July 18–October 29, 2007 Richard Pare is a documentary photographer who specializes in historical architecture and has written a book on the subject entitled Photography and Architecture. He spent fifteen years collecting examples of architectural photography,…

Monday, October 1st, 2007

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Philip Geiger


Tibor deNagy Gallery 724 Fifth Avenue New York City 212 262 5050 October 4 to November 10, 2007 In Phillip Geiger’s painting “A Different Shirt” of 2006, on display at Tibor deNagy, we look beyond a tabletop display of deliciousness, cake, sunflowers, etc to a young woman, her head turned completely away from the viewer,…

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

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Deborah Kass: Feel good paintings for feel bad times and Dana Frankfort: DF


Paul Kasmin Gallery 293 10th Avenue New York City 212-563-4494 September 7 to October 13, 2007 Bellwether Gallery 134 10th Avenue 212-929-5959 September 8 to October 6 The beginning of the season has brought us two remarkable shows at either end of the tenth Avenue gallery corridor. The shows beg for comparison. Both women work…

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

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I Am as You Will Be: The Skeleton in Art


Cheim & Read 547 West 25th Street New York City 212 242 7727 September 20 to November 3, 2007 In Pieter Brueghel the Elder’s “Triumph of Death” (circa 1562), hordes of skeletons swarm upon a town, pitilessly inflicting lessons about the transitoriness of life and its diversions. Popular depictions of death have evolved in the…

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

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Old School


Zwirner & Wirth 32 East 69 Street New York City 212 517 8677 June 27 to August 31 Zwirner & Wirth’s “Old School” explores a tantalizing mega-generational gap: the divide between sixteenth- and seventeenth-century paintings and our postmodernist counterparts. Nearly thirty landscapes, still lifes and figure paintings by old masters and contemporary artists make for…

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

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Yuri Masnyj: The Night’s Still Young


Metro Pictures 519 West 24th Street New York City June 21 – July 31, 2007 Yuri Masnyj’s art bears the burden of historical self-consciousness unwaveringly. The modernist style permeates his compositions, the cartoonish yet exacting watercolors of interior spaces and the hybrid sculptures. Masnyj transforms modernist formal devices and elements of genre painting into a…

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

Lynda Benglis, Quartered Meteor, 1969. Lead, 57-1/2 x 65-1/2 x 64-1/2 inches, edition 1/3. Courtesy Cheim & Read Gallery

Lynda Benglis and Louise Bourgeois: Circa 1970, at Cheim & Read


Louise Bourgeois and Lynda Benglis are both inveterate explorers of sculpture’s soggy underbelly. They are doyennes of a dark sexuality and of the nebulous space between the personal and the universal.