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. ...
 


George Sugarman: Painted Aluminum Sculpture, 1977-1996


Joan T. Washburn 20 West 57 Street, New York, N.Y., 10019 212-397-6780 January 8-February 28, 2004 What if, with a glance, a solid could be made weightless? What if all our ideas about matter were an illusion stemming from a state of mind, which once changed, changed the physical world with it. Then we could…


Cynthia Hartling


N3 Project Space 85 North 3rd Street, 2nd Floor Williamsburg (between Whythe and Berry) Good painting has a way of eluding critical explication. It is often said in critical dialogue about painting that good painting has a quality of inevitability about it. Good painting, they say, could not have been otherwise. Like all truisms, this…


Lee Lozano, Drawn from Life: 1961 – 1971


PS1 Contemporary Art Center 22-25 Jackson Ave at 46th Ave in Long Island City, New York January 22 – May 1, 2004 I went to see the Lee Lozano show at P.S. 1 with a friend of mine who used to be her pot dealer and (briefly) her lover. In the reception area there is…


The Painting Undone: Supports/Surfaces


This chapter is from the author‘s Polychrome Profusion: Selected Art Criticism: 1990 – 2002 Lenox, MA: Hard Press Editions, 2004, $24.95 The Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne is located near Lyon about two hours south of Paris on the TGV, the fast train that continues to draw France closer together and leech away Paris’s longstanding monopoly on…


LOVERS: Drawings by Rosemarie Beck and Paul Resika, 1968-69


Lori Bookstein Fine Art 37 West 57 Street, 3rd Floor New York Opens February 14th, 3-6 pm Continues through March 12, 2004 1968. Year of the “Events”. The Summer of Love and all that. In a studio in New York’s Washington Square, two young artists stage an event of their own: a pair of lovers…


Polly Apfelbaum


Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati 44 East 6th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 513 345 8400 6 December 2003 to 29 February 2004 The “feminine” used to be equated with fragility, delicacy, and quiet refinement. Polly Apfelbaum’s works are all of these things while also revealing the artist’s capacity to subvert such equations and redefine “women’s work.” Her…


Philip Pearlstein: Recent Paintings at Robert Miller Gallery


through February 7 524 West 26th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-366-4774 A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, January 29, 2004 Philip Pearlstein tests limits – his own, his models’, his admirers’. He is not always an artist who is easy to like, but for anyone serious about painting…


Leon Golub at Ronald Feldman, Sandy Walker at Wooster Arts Space, Jacque Rochester at N3 Project Space


“Leon Golub: Graeco-Roman Colossi 1959-64 + Erotica, etc., 2000-03″ at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts until February 7 (31 Mercer Street, between Grand Street and Canal, 212-226-3232). Prices: $5,000-$350,000. “Sandy Walker: Large Ink Drawings” at Wooster Arts Space until February 14 (147 Wooster Street, between Houston and Prince Streets, 212-777-6338). Prices: $2,000-$5,000. “Jacque Rochester: Paintings” at…


Joseph Beuys at Gagosian Gallery and Georg Baselitz at Michael Werner


“Joesph Beuys: Jeder Griff Muss Sitzen – Just Hit the Mark, Works from the Speck Collection” Gagosian Gallery until February 14 (980 Madison Avenue, at 77th Street, 212-744-2313). “Georg Baselitz: Recent Paintings” Michael Werner until February 7 (4 East 77th Street, between Madison and Fifth Avenues, 212-988-1623). Does this career sound familiar? A decorated German…


James Hyde at Brent Sikkema, Suzanne Caporael at Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, Graham Parks at Feigen Contemporary


“James Hyde” at Brent Sikkema until February 5 (530 W 22 Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, 212-929-2262). “Suzanne Caporael” at Greenberg Van Doren Gallery until February 12 (730 Fifth Ave at 57th Street, 212-445-0444). “Graham Parks” at Feigen Contemporary until February 19 (535 W 20th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, 212-929-0500). It seems…