Criticism
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Installation view of work from The 15th Annual Summer Apprenticeship Program at Artspace, 2015. Photograph by John Groo.
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Friday, September 1st, 2006

Walking With Me 1997, charcoal, shellac, oil and pastel on paper, 67 x 30 inches, Courtesy the Block Museum of Art and the Artist

Jim Dine: Some Drawings, at the Block Museum, Evanston


As Dine exhibits at the Morgan Library, a 2006 review of an Illinois show.

Friday, September 1st, 2006

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Isca Greenfield-Sanders: Pinelawn Pools


Goff & Rosenthal 537B W 23 Street New York City 212-675-0461 September 7 to October 14, 2006 Isca Greenfield-Sanders alters found images, faded photographs from the 1960s, using digital manipulation and traditional oil painting. The resultant mixed media paintings and sketches in her “Pinelawn Pools” series depict a family lounging about a familiar suburban swimming…

Friday, September 1st, 2006

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Norbert Schwontkowski and Jockum Nordström


Norbert Schwontkowski: “We Make Any Size of Mirror” (Norbert Schwontkowski and Forrest Bess, Philip Guston, Alex Katz, Pablo Picasso) Mitchell-Innes & Nash 1018 Madison Ave New York City September 21 through November 22 Jockum Nordström David Zwirner 525 West 19th Street New York City September 8 – October 14, 2006 Jockum Nordström and Norbert Schwontkowski…

Friday, September 1st, 2006

Tom of Finland, Untitled (1963). Graphite on paper, 11-1/2 x 8-3/16 inches

Tom of Finland: Rough


Western Project 3830 Main Street Culver City, California   90232 310-838-0609 www.western-project.com July 29–September 9, 2006 Tom of Finland invites an intimate, comedic gaze. If there were two keys words for his work, they would be “freedom” and “narrative,” rather than “hot” and “hunky” as some might hazard. True, the topics of a Finland portrait…

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

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Michael Heizer at PaceWildenstein


A fascination with prehistory links Mr. Heizer’s Stonehenge-like “City” to these sculptural objects, though his architectural forms are fastidiously hard-edged in comparison with the flint-facetted tools. But for all his insistence on freeing himself from European precedents, to explore instead an American sense of wide open space and anti-individual scale, Mr. Heizer’s prehistoric sensibility has a long modernist precedent with deep roots in European culture.

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

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Bruce Nauman at Zwirner & Wirth


Zwirner & Wirth Until September 9 32 E 69 Street, between Madison and Park Avenues, 212 517 8677 Yes Bruce Nauman Of all the avantgarde artists to emerge in the 1960s, Bruce Nauman is the most deserving of the epithet “counter-cultural.”  Be it high or popular culture you are talking about, Mr. Nauman’s emotionally difficult,…

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

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Public Art


NANCY RUBINS: BIG PLEASURE POINT Josie Robertson Plaza (Lincoln Center) until September 4 Broadway, between 62nd and 65th Streets NANCY RUBINS: COLLAGES Paul Kasmin Gallery until August 18 511 W. 27th Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-563-4474 HELEN BROUGH: EMULATED FLORA 70 Washington Street, permanently installed between Front and York, 718-222-5555 E.V. DAY: BRIDE…

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

James Lee Byars, Untitled (Performable Scroll), ca. 1967. Paper, wood. Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery, New York and London.

James Lee Byars


Byars’s exhibition at MoMA PS1 continues through September 7.

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

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Into Me/Out of Me


PS1 Contemporary Art Center until September 25 22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46 Avenue, Long Island City, 718 784 2084 A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, July 20, 2006. If you missed “the body” as the de rigeur theme of artists at the “transgressive” cutting edge of avant garde art between, say,…

Thursday, July 6th, 2006

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The New Landscape/The New Still Life: Soutine and Modern Art


Cheim & Read 547 W25 Street, between 10 and 11 Avenues, 212 242 7747 Until September 9 Like the artist it celebrates, “The New Landscape/The New Still Life: Soutine and Modern Art” is bursting with energy and ideas. The show presents Chaim Soutine 1893-1943) as a father figure of different traditions, American Abstract Expressionism and…