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Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Regina Granne, Marika and Jacopo 1993. Pencil on paper, 17-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches. Courtesy of A.I.R. Gallery

Regina Granne: Increments: Drawings, 1970-1995 at A.I.R. Gallery

Precisely situated in undelineated seas of space, Granne’s forms feel at once boldly declarative and alarmingly precipitous.

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Allison Katz, Poires Noires, 2009. Oil and rayon string on canvas, 66 x 56 inches. Courtesy of the Artist

Allison Katz: Ruthless in Chalk Farm at Battat Contemporary

Although this exhibition consists of a wide range of works done over the past two years it is purely, and unapologetically, commemorative in spirit.

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009


Automobiles: John Chamberlain, Chakaia Booker, Dirk Skreber

Retrieved in tribute to  John Chamberlain, 1927-2011

Friday, June 19th, 2009


Chantal Joffe at Cheim & Read

Joffe is not a perfectionist. Instead, she is intent on capturing a moment in time, not with a photographer’s precision, but as a painterly tableau.

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Installation shot of the exhibition under review showing, foreground, Demetrius Oliver Parallax, 2008. Digital c-print, anthracite

1992009 at D’Amelio Terras

1992009 is a group show with a catchy sci-fi name that offers the theory that 1992 and 2009 share not only similar cultural landmarks–the replacement of a Bush in the White House with a Democrat, the war in Iraq, and fiscal failure–but also an artistic vision.

Saturday, June 13th, 2009


Chuck Close: Paintings and Tapestries from 2005-2009 at PaceWildenstein

The impulse to take Close for granted is perhaps all the greater because the work has an effortless assurance to it. But we must slow down, look past the facility, past the celebrity, to find the real investigation still taking place.

Saturday, June 13th, 2009


Roxy Paine on the Roof: Maelstrom at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Paine manages to steer these leafless “Dendroids,” as he calls them, between the Scylla of transparency and the Charibdis of mechanization.

Saturday, June 13th, 2009


Takako Azami at M.Y. Art Prospects

One of the most interesting aspects is Azami’s negative capability: her technique demonstrates a willingness to expunge the self in favor of a poetic exactitude of description.

Monday, June 1st, 2009


Report from Berlin

Rothko/Giotto Gemäldegalerie Staatliche Museen zu Berlin February 6-May 3, 2009 Picturing America: Photorealism in the 1970s Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin March 7- May 10, 2009 Blockbuster exhibitions can be extremely small. When recently the Frick presented the London Cimabue alongside its Manhattan mate, in the small room next to the bookstore, a revelatory visual relationship was…

Monday, June 1st, 2009


The 53rd Venice Biennale

In the Teatro la Fenice or the Chiostro Verde of San Giorgio one likes everything a little bit more than one might elsewhere. – Igor Stravinsky, in Stravinsky & Craft,Conversations with Stravinsky From the dais on the grass outside the U.S. Pavilion, at the June 4th press conference for Bruce Nauman’s exhibition, the State Department’s…