Criticism
 
Jiri Georg Dokoupil, Pokupis, 2014. Soap-lye and pigments on canvas, 61 1/8 x 78 3/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery.
The artist uses an idiosyncratic technique to make colorful paintings of bubbles, following in a long line of Modernists. ...
 
Lisa Bradley, Through This, 2012. Oil on canvas, 48 x 38 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Hollis Taggart Galleries.
on view Hollis Taggart Galleries through February 28 ...
 
Ed Clark, New Orleans Series #4, 2012. Acrylic on canvas,  53 x 66 inches.
Courtesy of the artist and Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans.
Two shows highlight the work of contemporary New Orleans artists and others connected to the city. ...
 


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Fairfield Porter: Paintings and Works on Paper


Betty Cuningham Gallery 541 West 25 Street New York NY 10001 212 242 2772 March 8 – April 15, 2006 As a painter, critic and an American, Fairfield Porter (1907-1975) was keenly aware of the brief history of painting in the United States. Convinced that Americans knew little of the medium’s larger history, Porter set…


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David Smith: A Centennial


Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 5th Avenue (at 89th Street) 212 423 3500 February 3-May 14, 2006   David Smith’s preoccupations with human and animal form had less to do with a romanticized yearning for a pre-industrial past or, as some critics have suggested, opportunistic cultural grave robbing, than they had to do with an…


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White II: An Exhibition of White Paintings


Howard Scott Gallery 529 West 20th Street 646-486-7004 February – March 11, 2006 According to light theory, white is the sum of all colors. As a spiritual symbol, white occupies one end of another kind of spectrum; it’s the note of purity beyond life’s assortment of grays. For artists, though, white has a more down-to-earth…


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The Dumpster: Golan Levin with Kamal Nigam and Jonathan Feinberg, 2006


Internet project co-commissioned by Artport, The Whitney Museum Portal to Net Art, and Tate Online The Dumpster is the first of three commissioned projects that will be displayed at Artport and Tate Online in February and March 2006, each one meant to showcase net art as central to the conception of the museum as a networked, virtual…


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The Battle of Algiers: Marc Lafia and Fang-Yu Lin


A project co-commissioned by Artport at the Whitney Museum of American Art and Tate Online “The Battle of Algiers” is the second of three commissioned projects that will be displayed at Artport and Tate Online in February and March 2006. Each project showcases net art as central to the conception of the museum as a networked, virtual…


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Thomas Nozkowski at Max Protetch, Tony Berlant at Lennon, Weinberg


THOMAS NOZKOWSKI Max Protetch until March 18 (511 W. 22 Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-633-6999) TONY BERLANT: Within Lennon, Weinberg until March 11 (514 W. 24 Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-941-0012) Thomas Nozkowski’s paintings call out for oxymoronic exaltations: bravura reticence! Fluent awkwardness! Grandiose humility! Mr. Nozkowski’s inventions burst with a…


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An Unmodern Master’s American Moment: William Nicholson at Paul Kasmin


Until March 18 293 Tenth Ave between 26th and 27th Streets, 212-563-4474 A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, February 16, 2006 Sometimes, unexpected context can give the requisite jolt that leads to aesthetic discovery. Paul Kasmin’s Chelsea gallery, with its exposed concrete ceilings and whitewashed walls, usually plays host to…


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Gregory Gillespie, Chaim Gross, William Kentridge


GREGORY GILLESPIE Forum Gallery CHAIM GROSS: REINVENTING FORM Forum Gallery WILLIAM KENTRIDGE: THE MAGIC FLUTE, DRAWINGS AND PROJECTIONS Marian Goodman Gallery Not many contemporary artists came as close as Gregory Gillespie (1936-2000) to the virtuosic rendering of early Renaissance painting, and none took these talents in so unsettling a direction. The thirty-odd paintings at Forum…


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Barbara Schwartz


Andre Zarre Gallery 529 West 20th St., 7th Floor New York, NY 10011 212.255.0202 January 17 – February 25, 2006 A version of this review first appeared in Gay City News, February 9-15, 2006 Recent polychrome wood relief panels by Barbara Schwartz convey a quietly magisterial beauty by means of playful colors and shapes. They…


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Deborah Roan: The Greenbacked Tip


Von Lintel  Gallery 555 W.25th Street New York NY 10001 212-242-0599 January 12 – February 11, 2006 The cryptic phrase SURYA TECHNO presides over the scene as two dolls raise their perfect eyebrows and scream ghostly laughter through the blue and orange architecture of a Paris storefront. Signage to the left urges ACHAT (buy); signage…