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Saturday, June 13th, 2009

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Chuck Close: Paintings and Tapestries from 2005-2009 at PaceWildenstein


The impulse to take Close for granted is perhaps all the greater because the work has an effortless assurance to it. But we must slow down, look past the facility, past the celebrity, to find the real investigation still taking place.

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

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Roxy Paine on the Roof: Maelstrom at the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Paine manages to steer these leafless “Dendroids,” as he calls them, between the Scylla of transparency and the Charibdis of mechanization.

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

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Takako Azami at M.Y. Art Prospects


One of the most interesting aspects is Azami’s negative capability: her technique demonstrates a willingness to expunge the self in favor of a poetic exactitude of description.

Monday, June 1st, 2009

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Report from Berlin


Rothko/Giotto Gemäldegalerie Staatliche Museen zu Berlin February 6-May 3, 2009 Picturing America: Photorealism in the 1970s Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin March 7- May 10, 2009 Blockbuster exhibitions can be extremely small. When recently the Frick presented the London Cimabue alongside its Manhattan mate, in the small room next to the bookstore, a revelatory visual relationship was…

Monday, June 1st, 2009

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The 53rd Venice Biennale


In the Teatro la Fenice or the Chiostro Verde of San Giorgio one likes everything a little bit more than one might elsewhere. – Igor Stravinsky, in Stravinsky & Craft,Conversations with Stravinsky From the dais on the grass outside the U.S. Pavilion, at the June 4th press conference for Bruce Nauman’s exhibition, the State Department’s…

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Ariane Lopez-Huici, Priscille, 2009. Gelatin print, 24 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the Artist

A TOPICAL PICK FROM THE ARCHIVES: Ariane Lopez-Huici


A film review from 2009 coincides with the artist’s show at Hionas Gallery

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Ins & Outs: Zaun Lee and Suzanne Song at Satori Galler


A persistence of hard-edged nonobjective painting shows the lineage of modernism hanging on, even if only by the fingernails.

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Jenny Holzer: Protect Protect at the Whitney Museum for American Art


Her aphorisms are generalizations with political intent.

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

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Ward Shelley: Who Invented the Avant Garde (and other half-truths) and The Sleeper Experiment at Pierogi


If his ostensible state-of-hibernation may seem a little anti-climactic, it’s a rest he’s earned.

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

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Hypothetical Landscapes at Janet Kurnatowski Gallery


The paintings and sculptures of the eight artists in this group show carry a potency derived from the convergence of man-made networks with ones culled from nature.