Criticism
Friday, October 28th, 2016
 
Nathaniel Dorsky, Autumn, 2016. Silent 16mm color film, TRT: 26:00. Courtesy of the artist and New York Film Festival.
Two experimental filmmakers depict the world, using the methodology of poetry. ...
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
 
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The Israeli sculptor and video artist contends with physical manifestations of war and trauma. ...
Monday, September 12th, 2016
 
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Process and history are manipulated and explored through Ruff’s use of found photographs. ...
 

Friday, May 8th, 2009

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Albert Oehlen at Luhring Agustine


Trying to fail has played a major role in the work of Albert Oehlen.

Friday, May 8th, 2009

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Rosemarie Fiore: Pyrotechnics at Priska C. Juschka Fine Art


The artist’s material of choice is live fireworks, or rather the tinted smoke, made of fine particles of organic dyes, that color their familiar, ordinarily airborn explosions.

Monday, May 4th, 2009

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Adel Abdessemed at David Zwirner Gallery


Abdessemed’s show is an exhilarating introduction to his work as the artist’s “acts” (as he calls his works) have a truly visceral resonance for every viewer. Yet, the show suffers from the ubiquitous interests of the artist, his “fascination with the world” as he himself identifies it.

Friday, May 1st, 2009

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Pablo Picasso: Mosqueteros at Gagosian Gallery


The problem with late Picasso has to do with his stubborn insistence on diaristic expressionism increasingly isolated from changing times.

Friday, May 1st, 2009

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Austin: The Texas Biennial


While the Texas Biennial has some kinks to be ironed out, ALISON HEARST reports, working together to increase the dialogue and push Texas art forward is what Austin does well.

Friday, May 1st, 2009

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Jane Freilicher: Changing Scenes at Tibor de Nagy Gallery


Freilicher’s work becomes tighter over time, but the spirit of chance encounter remains.

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

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Frances Hynes: North Light: Recent Paintings at June Kelly Gallery


By relaxing conventional standards of realistic description, Hynes makes her images immediately accessible to the mind and its fluctuations of mood, and enables herself to explore the modernist vision common to the painters that inspire her

Monday, April 20th, 2009

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Glenn Goldberg: Welcome at Luise Ross Gallery


Goldberg navigates directions between abstraction and referential drawing. Most of his imagery is rooted in the organic and yet conglomerates of patterned forms can establish structures that hint at geometric organization.

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

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Louise Fishman at Cheim & Read


Fishman had been asking very specific things of her chosen medium: how does one make it relevant to oneself and one’s history? How does one possess it? How do you filter your experiences through it?

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

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Shahzia Sikander at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.


Brilliantly colored, covered with decorative motifs and gestural abstractions, the work suggests a gorgeous manuscript, a place where the politics of place and the pain of indifference no longer exist.