Criticism
Monday, April 25th, 2016
 
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The collagist and gallerist presents “Totems & Cantos” in Portland, OR. ...
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
 
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A short show of heavy materials and tough, beautiful artworks. ...
Saturday, April 16th, 2016
 
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A recent group show connects dots between form and narrative. ...
 

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

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Katya Mezhibovskaya: Access Excess


Mezhibovskaya’s art is the most devastating commentary on Art Since 1900 and the most original supplement to Duchamp’s ready mades and Danto’s commentary on Brillo Box that I have had the pleasure to discover.

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Philip Pearlstein, Model on Wooden Lounge with Swan, 2013. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches. Courtesy of Betty Cuningham Gallery

Philip Pearlstein: Then and Now at Betty Cuningham Gallery


As his new show continues at the same venue, a topical pick from 2008

Friday, August 29th, 2008

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Mike Nemire: HiColor


Nemire’s paintings carry the same obscure emotional charge as video color test bands, glowing stripes of pure color that signal a pause before the start of the video’s narrative. The paintings are all variations on that “before” moment, endowing it with resonance as the primary subject.

Friday, August 29th, 2008

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Phoebe Washburn: Locating Propriety in the Inappropriate


Because it is a zany exploration of progress and decay, this is a work that, by its very nature, will unfold and only fully realize itself with the passage of time

Monday, August 11th, 2008

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Tensegrity


The overriding mood in the gallery is inexplicably hopeful, perhaps a subliminal effect of the Buckminster Fuller term, “Tensegrity,” given to the exhibition. Fuller’s theory of tensegrity, the harmonious synergy and tension of parts within an integral structure.

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

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Utopia: The Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye


Emily (as she is called) moved from making batik to painting with acrylic polymer on canvas at the age of 78 and in the next eight years produced around three thousand paintings. Their impact, both as an emotionally communicative experience and in terms of a painting intelligence, is staggering.

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

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Xiong Wenyu: Ten Years of Moving Rainbow


As an environmental activist, Xiong has created a process-oriented art whose dimensions are quite literally heavenly as well as humanist.

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

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Cy Twombly at Tate Modern


His London retrospective, organized by Nicholas Serota

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

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David Kinast: The ISM


Vacillation between equilibrium, a consistently busy surface that can be read as a singular gestalt, and the disequilibrium caused by the dark and sometimes opaque asymmetrical highlights that disrupt these linear networks, creates unpredictable rhythms within the iterations of abstract shapes.

Friday, June 27th, 2008

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Dara Friedman: Musical


Like the Impressionists, Friedman transfigures the contemporary world. What more could we ask of any artist?