Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
View of "Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)," 2015, by John Cage, published by Siglio Press. Courtesy of Siglio.
The radically inventive and prolific musician’s ethics and curiosity are revealed in a new diary facsimile by Siglio Press. ...
Thursday, October 15th, 2015
On view at Valentine in Ridgewood and Hionas on the Lower East Side ...
Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
Sarah Sze, Measuring Stick, 2015. Video projectors, fan, light, mirrors, wood, stone, archival prints, speakers, stainless steel, balloon, sand, fruit, egg, plastic, toilet paper, aluminum foil, grass; 132 x 90 x 51 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York. Photo: Mike Barnett.
Sze’s new exhibition makes astronomical allusions with everyday goods and plays with viewer expectations. ...

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Chakaia Booker External Constraints 2006 rubber tires, wood, steel, 55 x 90 inches. Courtesy of Marlborough Gallery

Fetish Heads and Double Takes: Newark Between Us

Newark Between Us at the National Newark Building October 22 – December 17, 2006 744 Broad Street – 6th floor Newark, New Jersey p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px} Newark Between Us consists of 133 works by 97 artists, sprawling across 30,000…

Friday, December 1st, 2006


Eleanor Wood: Mixed media on paper

Don Soker Contemporary Art 49 Geary Street San Francisco 415 291 0966 November 1 to December 14, 2006 Minimalism strikes me as being quaintly obsolete, deriving from a formalist aesthetic that indulges in endgame polemics, arrogantly defining itself as the logical terminus of all previous painting and as the ultimate position that painting can take….

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006


Lisa Yuskavage at David Zwirner, David Fertig at James Graham and Sons, Enoc Perez at Mitchell-Innes & Nash

What happens when a “bad” painter gets better?  Is “better” better or worse? Lovers and haters of Lisa Yuskavage alike ought to be confounded with her new body of work, seen uptown and downtown at Zwirner & Wirth and David Zwirner galleries.  To those for whom the golden girl of Bad painting can force no…

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006


Report from Hanoi

Rienke Enghardt and Tran Trung Tin at Art Vietnam, Hanoi HANOI–Areas of the city feature numerous art galleries aimed primarily at the tourist business. Hundreds of insipid decorative paintings are for sale. Oddly, there is more than an occasional almost interesting one. Some of the more adventurous Hanoi artists also produce for the commercial painting…

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006


Arturo Herrera

Sikkema Jenkins & Co. 530 West 22nd Street New York, NY 10011 October 21 – November 25, 2006 The 40 mixed media collages on paper in this exhibition by Arturo Herrera are all the same size, 98 ½ x 48 ½ inches. This allows us to focus on variations of a particular visual theme. Although…

Thursday, October 26th, 2006


Brice Marden: A Retrospective of Paintings and Drawings Museum of Modern Art

Through January 15, 2007 11 West 53 Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, October 26, 2006 under the title “A non-linear path” However much Brice Marden was a child of Minimalism, the true character of his work is something superficially similar to but distinct from…

Thursday, October 19th, 2006


Elizabeth Murray and Tom Burckhardt: A Review from 2006

Burckhardt’s latest show is at Pierogi in Williamsburg through May 8

Sunday, October 1st, 2006


Christine Hartman: Drawings and Paintings

Bowery Gallery 530 West 25th Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues 646-230-6655 Until October 1, 2005 It’s no cliché—painting really is, and always has been, an act of inquiry. But art in New York City has become a competitive vocation, so driven by eye-catching effects and rib-nudging ideas, that it can be difficult to separate…

Sunday, October 1st, 2006


Strangers Seen Through a Telephoto Lens

BEAT STREULI: Bruxelles Midi Murray Guy Gallery JESPER JUST: It Will All End In Tears Perry Rubenstein Gallery A version of this article appeared in the New York Sun, October 19, 2006 Swiss-born, Dusseldorf-based artist Beat Streuli rose to prominence in the early 1990s for his work in color photography and video. Mr. Streuli’s abiding…

Sunday, October 1st, 2006


High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting, 1967-1975

an exhibition curated by Katy Siegel with David Reed