Criticism
Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
 
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The late artist’s assemblages move out of the desert and into the museum. ...
Monday, July 6th, 2015
 
Installation view of "Acting On Dreams" at Franklin Street Works, 2015. Courtesy of Franklin Street Works.
A group show explores the use of art in social justice activism, collective action, and the aesthetics of politics. ...
Saturday, July 4th, 2015
 
Installation view of "Stan VanDerBeek" at Andrea Rosen, 2015. Courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery.
An exhibition by one of the most important innovators in video and computer art recently concluded at Andrea Rosen. ...
 

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

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Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990 – 2005


The Brooklyn Museum October 20, 2006-January 21, 2007 “I don’t have two lives. This is one life, and the personal pictures and the assignment work are all part of it.” –Annie Leibovitz, A Photographer’s Life, 1990 – 2005 Why did so many people go to see Annie Leibovitz’s show at The Brooklyn Museum? First things first:…

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…