Criticism
 
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. ...
 


Mia Westerlund Roosen and Kim Jones


Mia Westerlund Roosen: “Namesake,” new sculptures & drawings Lennon, Weinberg, Inc. 560 Broadway, Ste. 308 New York, NY 10012 phone: 212-941-0012 February 12 to April 3 Kim Jones: “escape from flatland,” 177 North 9th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211 718.599.2144 13 february–15 march, 2004 Height precedes width precedes depth – that’s the standard format for describing…


Gerardo Rueda: Madrid-Paris-Madrid


Chelsea Art Museum 556 W 22 New York, NY 10011 phone: 212-255-0719 January 21 – March 14, 2004 The evolution of the singular and determined vision of the Spanish master Gerardo Rueda (1926-1996) is clearly presented in a rare exhibition of his work here in the US at the Chelsea Art Museum. Rueda is often…


Bill Jensen at Danese, Ying Li at the Painting Center, Marc Quinn at Mary Boone


“Bill Jensen: Duo Duo and Drunken Brush Drawings” at Danese until March 13 (41 East 57th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues, 212-223-2227). Prices: The gallery declined to disclose its prices. “Ying Li” at the Painting Center until February 28 (52 Greene Street, 2nd Floor, between Broome and Grand Streets, 212-343-1060). Prices: $1,800-$4,000. “Marc Quinn”…


Duncan Hannah at JG/Contemporary; de Chirico, Picaba and Warhol at Sperone Westwater; Now is a Good Time at Andrea Rosen


“Duncan Hannah: The Spell of London” JG/Contemporary in Chelsea until March 6 505 W. 28th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, 212.564.7662 “Duncan Hannah: Stolen Moments” JG/Contemporary until March 6 1014 Madison Avenue at 78th Street, 3rd Floor, 212.535.5767 “A Triple Alliance: de Chirico, Picabia, Warhol” Sperone Westwater until February 21 415 W. 13th Street, between TK and…


Rothko at PaceWildenstein and Esteban Vicente at Ameringer & Yohe


“Rothko: The Year 1949 – A Painter’s Progress” at PaceWildenstein until February 23 (32 E. 57th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues, 212-421-3292) “Esteban Vicente: Early Works” at Ameringer Yohe Fine Art until March 20 (20 W. 57th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, 212-445-0051) A good Rothko is always an enigma: You can sense…


Endless Love: Curated by Mark Greenwold


DC Moore Gallery until February 7 724 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street, 212-247-2111 A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, February 5, 2004. Mark Greenwold has a problem. Actually, judging by his bizarre symbolist pictures, he has a few. But from a career perspective, his problem is what to put in…


Ying Li: Recent Paintings


The Painting Center 52 Greene Street New York NY 10013 212 343 1060 February 3-28, 2004 Painting is as old as, well, the hills around Lascaux or Altamira-and yet painters are still finding ways of challenging our expectations. When we walk into a gallery today, we’re liable to be struck by the curiousness of an…


Vincent Desiderio: Paintings and Raymond Han: Still Lives


Marlborough 46 West 57th Street at Sixth Avenue, 212 541 4900 through February 7 Forum Gallery 745 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street, 212 355 4545 through February 7 this article first appeared in the New York Sun on Thursday, February 12, 2004 Figure painting claims greater gravity and issues a tougher challenge than other genres….


Polychrome Profusion: Selected Art Criticism: 1990 – 2002 by Raphael Rubinstein


Art critic and poet Raphael Rubinstein began publishing art criticism in 1986, taking the position that the well worn territory of Minimalism and its offshoots was not his bailiwick. Instead, Rubinstein looked to postwar painting movements in France and their living exponents for a key to his interest in new modes of abstraction in contemporary…


Rosemarie Beck: Paintings 1965 – 2001


New York Studio School 8 West 8th Street, New York Tel. 212.673.6466 Rosemarie Beck died in New York in July, 2003. This posthumous exhibition is the final stop on a tour that originated at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, in 2002. It is her first in Manhattan in fifteen years. Since the closing of the…