Criticism
Friday, May 22nd, 2015
 
Louise Despont, Unfolding, 2014. Graphite and colored pencil on antique ledger book pages, 62 1/2 x 56 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Nicelle Beauchene.
New drawings at Nicelle Beauchene, with tropical patterns and Art Brut style. ...
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
 
Joan Semmel, Purple Diagonal, 980. Oil on canvas, 78 x 104 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Alexander Gray Associates.
Two concurrent exhibitions by women painters, about the body, its love, and labors. ...
Friday, May 8th, 2015
 
Etel Adnan, Untitled, 2014. Oil on canvas, 13 x 16.1 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Lelong.
New work by the poet and painter, reviewed by one of artcritical’s poet-critics. ...
 

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

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The Edward R. Broida Collection at MoMA


AGAINST THE GRAIN: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM THE EDWARD R. BROIDA COLLECTION Museum of Modern Art, New York Until July 10 (11 West 53rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues) Thanks to the late Edward Broida, the second floor of the new MoMA looks better than ever. The items on view in “Against the Grain: Contemporary…

Monday, May 1st, 2006

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Lucy Williams: The Day the Earth Stood Still


McKee Gallery 745 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10151 212-688-5951 March 31 to May 6 Lucy Williams’ constructions meld the traditionally-considered “feminine” handmade object with architectural models rendered in bas-relief. The thirteen works on display, in the artist’s exhibition entitled “The Day the Earth Stood Still” at David McKee Gallery, focus on materials that typically…

Monday, May 1st, 2006

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Joan Colom: Gente del Raval


Laurence Miller Gallery 20 West 57 Street, 7th floor New York NY 212.397.3930 March 9 – April 29, 2006 From 1958 to 1961, Joan Colom surreptitiously photographed the lively social sphere of Barcelona’s red light district, known as the Raval. Colom exhibited this series to great acclaim at a gallery in Barcelona as well as…

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….