Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
The second of artcritical’s 2015 dispatches from Venice ...
Saturday, September 19th, 2015
Ellen McFadden, Toketee, 2014. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Ampersand Gallery.
Sea, sky, air, and space meet in the respectively trippy, geometric, and photorealist images of three artists. ...
Thursday, September 17th, 2015
Ogden’s work leverages anxiety and excitement, brush on canvas, as pain’ing. ...

Thursday, April 5th, 2007


The Realist World: Alfred Leslie, Sylvia Sleigh, Philip Pearlstein

THE RADICAL THEATER OF ALFRED LESLIE Ameringer Yohe until April 21 (20 West 57th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, 212 445 0051) SYLVIA SLEIGH I-20 until May 10 (557 West 23rd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, 212 645 1100) PHILIP PEARLSTEIN Betty Cuningham until April 28 (541 West 25 Street, between 10 and…

Sunday, April 1st, 2007


The linear and the painterly: How art today uses its traditions

Saul Steinberg at the Morgan Library, Merlin James at the Studio School

Sunday, April 1st, 2007


Justin Lieberman: Agency (Open House)

Zach Feuer Gallery 530 West 24th Street New York City 212-989-7720 January 11 to February 24, 2007 Historically speaking, the emphasis on written language in works of visual art, whether it is done in a mocking, disruptive, or sculptural way, introduced a level of criticality that was not there before. If a visual artist decides…

Sunday, April 1st, 2007


About Borromi: Prints and Drawings by Deborah Rosenthal

The Bowery Gallery 530 West 25th Street, 4th flr, New York City 646-230-6655 February 27 to March 24, 2007 “About Borromini,” an exhibition of prints and drawings by Deborah Rosenthal and text by Jed Perl, had an almost curative feel to it. To look at these pieces and to read the accompanying prose was like…

Sunday, April 1st, 2007


Gordon Senior: Standing on Earth

Truckee Meadows Community College 7000 Dandini Blvd Reno, Nevada 89512-3999 775 673 7000 March 5 to 30, 2007 A number of works address the preparation and the journey itself. These include most notably Conversation, which consists of eight tower-like structures surmounted by clay or bronze animals, mostly crows and hares. On one level, that of…

Sunday, March 25th, 2007


Robert Mangold at PaceWildenstein, Mark Grotjahn at Anton Kern, Joe Fyfe at James Graham & Sons

ROBERT MANGOLD: COLUMN STRUCTURE PAINTINGS PaceWildenstein until March 10 (545 W22nd Street between 10 and 11 Avenues, 212 989 4263) MARK GROTJAHN; BLUE PAINTINTS LIGHT TO DARK ONE THROUGH TEN Anton Kern until February 28 (532 W20th Street between 10 and 11 Avenues, 212 367 9663) JOE FYFE James Graham until March 10 (1014 Madison…

Sunday, March 25th, 2007


Larry Poons at Danese

until March 17 535 West 24th Street 6th Floor, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212 223 2227 A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, March 15, 2007 The oeuvre of Larry Poons represents a case of painterly bipolarity.  It is hard to think of an artist who veers towards such extremes…

Thursday, March 8th, 2007


Eve Aschheim at Lori Bookstein Fine Art and Paul Pagk at Moti Hasson Gallery

Something about abstract painting attracts dogmatic criticism. Figurative painting is understood to belong to millenia-long traditions in which so much is possible that a degree of pluralism is inevitable. And yet, despite abstract painting’s rich 100-year history, with roots deep into visual culture beyond that brisk century, its champions still fall for the habit of…

Thursday, March 1st, 2007


Michele Russman: Sculpture and Mark Nelson: Sound

The Koehnline Museum 1600 Golf Road. De Plaines, IL 847-635-2633. December 14 2006 – January 26, 2007 During the Modernist era many serious women artists were often excluded from art world consideration:  it was not until the Feminist movement of the 70’s that sculptors like Louise Bourgeious and Ruth Duckworth, who began their careers in the…

Thursday, March 1st, 2007


Time, Truth and History – El Greco to Picasso

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street New York City 212 423 3500 November 17, 2006 to March 28, 2007 What to think of yet another in the procession of general surveys the Guggenheim has served up?  In 2000, the late, great Robert Rosenblum presented the 1900 show as an expansive index that…