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Stephen Maine, HP11-0402,  2011. Acrylic on panel, 20 x 16 inches. Courtesy of the artist and 490 Atlantic Gallery.
Two artists’ recent shows in Brooklyn explore surface as substance. ...
 
Photograph of Milton Resnick.
Milton Resnick’s long but underappreciated career gets a review and revision at Mana Contemporary. ...
 
Andy Warhol, Nelson Rockefeller, 1967. Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas, 75 x 56 x 1 1/4 inches. Copyright The Andy Warhol Foundation, courtesy of The Queens Museum.
The Queens Museum untangles the outrage and hypocrisy around Warhol’s commission at the 1964 World’s Fair. ...
 


David Reed at Max Protetch, Garth Evans at Lori Bookstein, Lisa Hoke at Elizabeth Harris, Alfred Leslie at Allan Stone


“David Reed” at Max Protetch until December 23 (511 W. 22 Street between 10th & 11th Avenues, 212-633-6999). “Garth Evans, Watercolors” at Lori Bookstein until January 7 (37 W. 57th Street, 212-750-0949). “Lisa Hoke: The Gravity of Color” at Elizabeth Harris until December 23 (529 W. 20th Street between 10th & 11th Avenues, 212-463-9666). “Alfred…


de Kooning: An American Master by Mark Stevens & Annalyn Swan


“de Kooning: An American Master” By Mark Stevens & Annalyn Swan Knopf, 2004 752 pages, $35 With typical existentialist panache, Francis Bacon coined the phrase “exhilarated despair,” an oxymoron that rings true for Willem de Kooning, whom Bacon admired. Not so much for his work, necessarily, which runs the gamut of emotions and sensations (although…


Neue Sachlichkeit at Ubu Gallery, Delia Brown at D’Amelio Terras, David Remfry at Neuhoff


Neue Sachlichkeit : New Objectivity in Weimar Germany Ubu Gallery until December 18 (416 E, 59the Street, between Sutton Place and First Avenue , 212-753-4444). Delia Brown: Paintings D’Amelio Terras until December 23 ( 525 W. 22 nd Street , between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-352-9460). David Remfry: Paradiso Neuhoff until December 17 (41 E….


Joseph Kosuth at Sean Kelly, John Baldessari at Marian Goodman, Barbara Kruger at Mary Boone


Joseph Kosuth at Sean Kelly until December 4 (528 W29 Street between 10 and 11 Avenues, 212-239-1181). John Baldessari at Marian Goodman until January 8 (24 West 57 Street, between 5 and 6 Avenues, 212-977-7160). Barbara Kruger at Mary Boone until December 18 (745 Fifth Avenue between 57 and 58 Streets, 212-752-2929). Joseph Kosuth, A Propos…


Terry Winters at the Pratt Institute and Matthew Marks


Terry Winters: Local Group/New Works on Paper Pratt Institute until December 18 144 West 14th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues Terry Winters: 1981-1986 Matthew Marks until December 24 523 West 24th Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212 243 0200 This season, Terry Winters can feel content: he has separate shows up of recent graphic works and of 1980s paintings, at…


Stuart Shils: Chasing the Sky


Tibor de Nagy Gallery 724 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street 212 262 5050 December 2, 2004 – January 8, 2005 Stuart Shils is an artist both of great refinement and dramatic emotion. His recent paintings at Tibor de Nagy were done in Ballycastle, on the wild northern coast of County Mayo, under the auspices of…


Tamara Gonzales: Seed


Cheryl Pelavin 13 Jay Street, New York City December 2, 2004 – January 8, 2005 In the particularly inspired artist’s statement accompanying her exhibition, Tamara Gonzales touches on this past summer’s Donovan concert and the notion that plants can talk, then more pessimistically wonders if Americans are really interested in dying free. “It was looking…


Linda Francis


Sarah Moody Gallery of Art University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama 19 November – 19 December 2004 In an exhibition entitled “quanta,” at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Linda Francis shows paintings and drawings that draw on physics to premise patterns for the development of form in nature. Her work extrapolates form from a grid…


Manny Farber: About Face


P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY September 23, 2004 to January 10, 2005 Manny Farber grew bored with non-objective painting (“I was just repeating myself”). Perhaps he grew tired of suppressing or transforming signs of empirical reality. It is certainly not obvious to strangers standing before the early work what…


Susan Rothenberg at Sperone Westwater


s”Susan Rothenberg, Drawings 1974-2004″ through through 18 December, 2004 at Sperone Westwater, 415 West 13 Street, New York A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, November 25, 2004 Susan Rothenberg’s champions have a problem which mere casual admirers like myself can easily avoid.  To us, she is a capable, sensitive expressionist…