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. ...
 


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…


David Storey


CUE Art Foundation 511 West 25th Street, Ground Floor New York, New York 10001 212-206-3583 January 29 – March 6, 2004 David Storey is one of the few formalist painters I can think of who hasn’t replaced inventiveness with monotony. Any painter who invents forms might inevitably fall prey to illusionism, but not so Storey….


Trevor Winkfield: Gardens and Bouquets


Tibor de Nagy Gallery 724 Fifth Avenue, 12th fl New York, NY 10019 212-262-5050 through February 7, 2004 With his fourth exhibition at Tibor de Nagy, Trevor Winkfield brings a new twist to his jazzy, collage-like paintings. Not that the new theme-Gardens and Bouquets-appreciably changes their impression of playful but careful chaos; the mechanistic, semi-abstracted…


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…