Criticism
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
 
Holly Zausner, Unsettled Matter, 2015. Single channel HD video, color + sound, TRT: 10:30 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Postmasters.
The artist’s new video shows the city emptied, but nonetheless full of majesty. ...
Sunday, May 24th, 2015
 
Installation view, "Malcolm Morley," 2015, at Sperone Westwater. Photo courtesy of the gallery.
The realist painter loosens up with new assemblages of warships and planes. ...
Friday, May 22nd, 2015
 
Louise Despont, Unfolding, 2014. Graphite and colored pencil on antique ledger book pages, 62 1/2 x 56 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Nicelle Beauchene.
New drawings at Nicelle Beauchene, with tropical patterns and Art Brut style. ...
 

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

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Benjamin Edwards: We


Greenberg Van Doren Gallery 730 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street New York City 212 445 0444 November 17, 2006 – January 12, 2007 Benjamin Edwards’s architectural landscapes are at once painterly and constructed, present and absent of human activity. The painter’s third exhibition at Greenberg Van Doren Gallery is titled “We.” This title, though seemingly…

Monday, January 29th, 2007

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Saint Clair Cemin, James Hyde, Jac Leirner at Sikkema Jenkins & Co


Just as Mr. Cemin’s somewhat romantic synthesis of the organic and the mechanical begins to relate to Mr. Hyde’s collision of the wayward and the contained, along comes Ms. Leirner, to remind the company that it is just art that’s being talked about.

Monday, January 1st, 2007

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From Vietnam: Some Hanoi Artists


In his second dispatch from the Vietnamese capital, Joe Fyfe visits the studios of Vu Dan Tan, Maritta Nurmi, Phuong Nguyen Linh, Pham Ngoc Duong. I once visited a famous American painter, getting old by that time, who had spent his formative artistic years in Paris before returning to the U.S. Commenting on another American artist…

Monday, January 1st, 2007

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Sean Scully: Wall of Light


Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue New York September 28, 2006 – January 15, 2007 This article was first published in the New York Sun, September 28, 2006 By the time Sean Scully (b. 1945) began his career in the 1960s, two generations of the avant-garde had already established the legitimacy of nonrepresentational art….

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

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John Currin at Gagosian Gallery


until December 22 980 Madison Ave., between 76th and 77th streets, 212-744-2313 John Currin’s new show draws a sharp distinction between sex and sexiness. There is more explicit erotic action on view than in any images hitherto by this avid courter of controversy, and there is sexy paintwork to boot. But, instructively, you don’t find…

Friday, December 1st, 2006

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The Scabrous Intensity of Lucian Freud


A review of his 2006 show at Acquavella Galleries

Friday, December 1st, 2006

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Echo Eggebrecht: Come Hell or High Water


Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery 526 West 26 Street, Second Floor New York City 212 243 3335 October 21 – November 25, 2006 Echo Eggebrecht’s narrative is surreal without being illustrative. The title of her exhibition, “Come Hell or High Water”, shares a similar tone with previous exhibitions, “The Least Missing” and “Oh, But You Will.” Eggebrecht’s…

Friday, December 1st, 2006

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James Reilly and Keith Mayerson


James Rielly: Tell us a Story Galeria Ramis Barquet Chelsea 532 West 24 Street New York City October 20, 2006 – November 22, 2006 Keith Mayerson: Kings & Queens Derek Eller Gallery 615 West 27th Street New York City October 20-November 25, 2006 Keith Mayerson and James Rielly appropriate photographic and filmic source material, transforming it through…

Friday, December 1st, 2006

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Susan Shatter: New Paintings and Stuart Shils: Works on Paper


Susan Shatter: New Paintings DFN Gallery 210 Eleventh Avenue New York City 212-334-3400 Stuart Shils: Works on Paper Davis & Langdale Company, Inc. 231 East 60th Street New York City 212-838-0333 No other medium has watercolor’s blend of luminosity and directness, and none requires so sure and responsive a touch. With larger watercolors, it becomes…

Friday, December 1st, 2006

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Pat Lipsky at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, Barry Goldberg at Howard Scott Gallery, Kim Uchiyama at Galleria Janet Kurnatowski


Amid today’s unlimited range of styles and endless combinations of media competing for art world support,  one of the great innovations of early Western modernism, Abstract art, continues to garner attention, evolve, and in many cases deepen in the hands of some of its current practitioners. Such is the case of veteran abstract painter Pat…