Criticism
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
 
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Two realist painters share space uptown at Alexandre Gallery. ...
Saturday, April 4th, 2015
 
Russell Roberts, Paper Bed, Concrete Head #1, 2015. Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches. Courtesy of Heskin Contemporary
Grid paintings that take a serial risk ...
Friday, April 3rd, 2015
 
Thomas Hart Benton, Woodland Stream, Martha's Vineyard/Chilmark Landscape, 1922. Oil on metal, 4 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches. Photo courtesy of FreedmanArt.
Exhibitions at the New York Studio School and Freedman Art examine art about its own creation. ...
 

Monday, May 1st, 2006

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Joe Fig


Plus Ultra Gallery 637 West 27th street New York, N.Y. 10001 April 27 to June 3, 2006 Joe Fig studies the spaces artists work in — usually limited to their worktables, the floor underneath and immediately surrounding the worktable, a few pieces of furniture and accessories such as garbage cans, ladders, stools, and lighting equipment,…

Saturday, April 1st, 2006

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Wolfgang Tillmans: Freedom from the Known


P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center 22-25 Jackson Ave (at 46th Avenue) Long Island City, NY 11101 718.784.2084 February 26, 2006 – May 29, 2006 Wolfgang Tillmans’s exhibition at PS1, entitled Freedom From The Known, features a new series of large scale abstract photographs. Some are unique while others are based on the artist’s previous imagery. This is…

Saturday, April 1st, 2006

Tom Otterness, Big, Big Penny, 1993. Bronze, edition of 3, 71-¼ x 65 x 13 inches. Courtesy the Artist

Tom Otterness in Beverly Hills


Beverly Hills City Hall 450 N. Crescent Dr. Beverly Hills, Ca.  90210 (310) 550-4796 November 15, 2005 – April 30, 2006 Tom Otterness apparently heard that people like money in Beverly Hills. Indeed, his eight sculptures on display on the west lawn of Beverly Hills City Hall tell a story about entrepreneurship, American justice, and…

Saturday, April 1st, 2006

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Peter H. Begley and Keith Long


Salander-O’Reilly Galleries 20 East 79th Street March 21 to April 22, 2006 Ansonia Pharmacy Windows 6th Avenue and 10th Street March 14 to April 18, 2006 OK Harris Gallery 383 West Broadway March 25 – April 22, 2006 Reactionary bores often claim that a “Real Artist” is someone that pursues a “Personal Vision” and is…

Saturday, April 1st, 2006

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Tara Donovan: New Work


PaceWildenstein 545 West 22nd Street New York, NY 10011 March 11, 2006 – April 22, 2006 Tara Donovan’s art is phenomenological in the sense that her “site responsive” sculptures reveal the purely subjective aspects of consciousness. The vacillation between illusion and material reality prevalent in her work activates perceptual shifts. So rather than say Donovan’s…

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

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Tom Wesselmann


TOM WESSELMANN: THE SIXTIES L&M Arts through April 15 (45 E78 Street at Madison Avenue, 212 861 0020) TOM WESSELMANN: SUNSET NUDES Robert Miller Gallery through April 22 (524 W26 Street, between 10 and 11 Avenues, 212 366 4774) A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, March 30, 2006 The sublime…

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

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Yvonne Jacquette: Arrivals and Departures at DC Moore Gallery


Until April 22 724 Fifth Avenue at 57 Street, 212 247 2111 The paintings of Yvonne Jacquette are at once immensely likeable and seriously odd.  There is a compelling sense of presentness in her density of color and form, quirky and chirpy, and yet they are weirdly alienating precisely thanks to the same manic qualities….

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

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Rachel Whiteread at Luhring Augustine, Calder at PaceWildenstein, Philip Grausman at Lohin, Geduld


RACHEL WHITEREAD: BIBLIOGRAPHY Luhring Augustine thru March 31, 531 W24, 212 206 9100 CALDER: FROM MODEL TO MONUMENT PaceWildenstein thru March 4, 545 W 22 PHILIP GRAUSMAN Lohin, Geduld thru March 11, 531 W25, 212 675 2656 Monuments maybe every sculptor’s dream, but they can be a mixed blessing. They communicate beyond the artworld with…

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

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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…

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

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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…