Criticism
 
Mike Yaniro, Caric 1, 2013, graphite and ink on paper, found frame, 21 x 18 inches. Courtesy of Room East.
A young artist’s debut on the Lower East Side plays with language, drawing, and commercial processes ...
 
Installation view: Aldo Tambellini, We Are The Primitives Of A New Era at James Cohan Gallery, 2013. Photographer: Bill Orcutt
Reconstructed environments of pioneering cameraless films prefigure upcoming MoMA screenings ...
 
“Schwabsky is a master of concision” ...
 


Janet Malcolm


Lori Bookstein Fine Art 50 East 78th Street New York NY 10021 Tel. 212.439.9605 October 9 to November 8, 2003 As a challenge to traditional painting, collage is one of Modernism’s lasting gifts. Argus-eyed, it endows its audience with a kaleidoscope of viewpoints along a scale from the personal and recondite to the purely formal….


Martha Mayer Erlebacher


Forum Gallery 745 Fifth Avenue New York 10151 Tel. 212.355.4547 If you were raised on Elihu Vedder, then this is the show for you. If not, you might find yourself averting your eyes from figure compositions that ought to have been an embarrassment to paint. Erlebacher’s gift is for matter-of-fact description, a quality that stands…


The World of Proust as seen by Paul Nadar


The World of Proust as seen by Paul Nadar Edited by Anne-Marie Bernard, translated by Susan Wise MIT Press (2004) $38 hardcover, $21.95 paper Proust insisted that “A La Recherche du Temps Perdu” (“In Search of Lost Time”) was a work of art, not an autobiography, and that his characters were invented rather than drawn…


Adam Fuss


Cheim and Read October 16 – November 15, 2003 Adam Fuss is best known for his contemporary photograms of moving light, live creatures, and organic things. British born and based in New York, where he began exhibiting in 1985 to immediate acclaim, he has created photograms in color as well as the black and white,…


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 “Who would have thought that a schmuck like me would have become an international artist?” Did Sugarman’s modesty or the fact that he didn’t have a fetish for hands-off manufacturing techniques and power tools and equipment, lead to his…


Thomas Nozkowski: New Paintings


Max Protetch 511 W.22nd Street New York NY10011 Tel 212 633 6999 until December 20 Unpacking a Thomas Nozkowski painting is akin to reading Beckett, sinking into Raging Bull, or catching a Dylan song. An experience that always leaves you challenged but full of visual riches. First, the facts. Nozkowski’s working method is simple; a…


Picasso: The Classical Period and Al Taylor Wire Instruments 1989-1990


Picasso: The Classical Period, at C & M Arts 45 E 78th Street between Madison and Park Avenues, New York NY 10021 212-861-0020 through December 5, 2003 Al Taylor: Wire Instruments, 1989-90 Lawrence Markey 42 East 76th Street New York NY 10021-2711 Tel 212 517 9892 Fax 212 517 9894 November 13 to December 20,…


Michael St. John


Cynthia Broan Gallery 23 East 73 Street, New York In the mid-Nineteenth Century, the French poet and art critic Charles Baudelaire published his famous essay, The Painter of Modern Life. He proposed a new model of the artist as an individual who was simultaneously immersed in and detached from the miasma of contemporary urban life. In…


Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective of Drawings


Whitney Museum of American Art 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street New York, NY 10021 November 20, 2003 – February 15, 2004 Arshile Gorky made a slow and painstaking journey through the art of Picasso and Miró during the 1930s and emerged with his own distinct visual language. Gorky represents the forgotten art of immersion,…


Vincent van Gogh: The Drawings


The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street (212) 879-5500 October 18, 2005–December 31, 2005 There are about 1,100 Van Gogh drawings in existence and this exhibition includes 113 of them. Art historians have spent many years analyzing the work of Van Gogh but he remains an enigma. How and why did…