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Stephen Maine, HP11-0402,  2011. Acrylic on panel, 20 x 16 inches. Courtesy of the artist and 490 Atlantic Gallery.
Two artists’ recent shows in Brooklyn explore surface as substance. ...
 
Photograph of Milton Resnick.
Milton Resnick’s long but underappreciated career gets a review and revision at Mana Contemporary. ...
 
Andy Warhol, Nelson Rockefeller, 1967. Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas, 75 x 56 x 1 1/4 inches. Copyright The Andy Warhol Foundation, courtesy of The Queens Museum.
The Queens Museum untangles the outrage and hypocrisy around Warhol’s commission at the 1964 World’s Fair. ...
 


Victor Pesce


Elizabeth Harris Gallery 529 West 20th Street New York NY 10003 212 263 9666 March 11 to April 10 , 2004 a version of this article first appeared in The New York Sun on Thursday, April 8, 2004 Victor Pesce is a sly abstractionist who rides the realist rail. His pared-down imagery refers to real…


David Levine: Escapes


Forum Gallery 745 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street, 212-355-4545 February 12 to March 20, 2004 Dickensian in temperament, David Levine wields a wicked pen. Part moralist, part entertainer, he lampoons presidents, political contenders, literati, and cultural icons with equal verve. On view are 40 caricatures from The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker…


In Pursuit of Enlightenment: New Watercolors by Alexander Creswell and Dee Shapiro: “The Last Time I Saw Cuba”


Hirshl Adler Galleries April 24 (21 East 70th Street, 212.535.8810) Andre Zarre Gallery May 1 ( 529 West 20th Street, 212. 255.0202) A version of this review appeared in The New York Sun, April 15, 2004 If you are in the market for society portraits of Stately Houses or a souvenir of some luxurious site…


David Smith at Gagosian and Carl Andre at Paula Cooper


“David Smith: Related Clues” at Gagosian Gallery until April 17 (555 West 24th Street, at 11th Avenue, 212-741-1111) “Carl Andre: Lament for the Children 1976/1996″ at Paula Cooper until April 3 (534 West 21st Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-255-1105)   Gagosian has assembled an exhibition of works by David Smith that any museum…


Ann Craven


Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert Inc. 524 W 19, 2nd fl NY, NY 10011 phone: 212-807-9494 closes April 15, 2004 Ann Craven’s paintings at Gasser and Grunert are confounding. In terms of subject matter, they couldn’t be more straightforward – deer in fields and birds on branches. One painting, one animal for the most part,…


Pedro Cabrita Reis: One Place and Another


Tracy Williams Ltd. 313 bis West 4 Street New York NY 10014 212 229 2757 March 13 to May 1, 2004 Amid the jostling artworks comprising the recent Armory Show an unusually serene sculpture took up the central area of one of the booths. Constructed of weathered wood, pieces of extruded aluminum door panels and…


Judith Rothschild and Friedel Dzubas


Judith Rothschild: Abstract and Non-Objective – the 1940s March 18 – May 1, 2004 Knoedler & Company 19 East 70th Street New York, NY 10021 Friedel Dzubas: Paintings of the 1950s March 18th to April 17th 2004 Jacobson Howard Gallery 19 East 76th Street New York, NY 10021 Judith Rothschild’s name does not appear in…


Penny Kronengold at First Street Gallery and Nicole Eisenman at Leo Koenig


Penny Kronengold, Recent Paintings and Drawings: Swimmers in Motion and Occasional Landscapes First Street Gallery through March 27 526 West 26th Street, Suite 915 between 10th and 11th Avenues, 646-336-8053 Nicole Eisenman: Elizaville Leo Koenig Inc, through April 10 249 Center Street between Grand and Broome, 212 334 9255 It is usually a bad sign when…


Lynda Benglis at Cheim & Read and Mia Westerlund Roosen at Lennon, Weinerg


Lynda Benglis: A Sculpture Survey, 1969-2004 Cheim & Read until April 3 547 W. 25th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-242-7727 Mia Westerlund Roosen: Namesake Lennon, Weinberg, Inc. until April 3 560 Broadway, Suite 308, at Prince Street, 212-941-0012 Once the enfant terrible of the New York School, Lynda Benglis is now one of the…


Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture at American Academy of Arts and Letters


Audubon Terrace until April 4 Broadway between 155th and 156th Streets, 212-368-5900 A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, March 11, 2004 It’s overdose week for the New York art world. As if the Whitney Biennial and the Armory Show didn’t, between them, provide enough miles of distraction, the American Academy…