Criticism
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
 
Jonathas de Andrade
The Brazilian artist’s first New York solo show examine’s South America’s complicated relationship to race and labor. ...
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
 
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Two realist painters share space uptown at Alexandre Gallery. ...
Saturday, April 4th, 2015
 
Russell Roberts, Paper Bed, Concrete Head #1, 2015. Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches. Courtesy of Heskin Contemporary
Grid paintings that take a serial risk ...
 

Thursday, April 7th, 2005

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Alexander Ross at Feature Gallery, Gary Hume at Matthew Marks, Magnus von Plessen at Barbara Gladstone


Alexander Ross through April 23 at Feature Gallery, 530 West 25th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-675-7772. Gary Hume through April 30 at Matthew Marks, 523 West 24th Street, 212-243-0200. Magnus von Plessen through April 23 at Barbara Gladstone, 515 West 24th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-206-9300 A typical Alexander Ross painting…

Thursday, April 7th, 2005

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Wayne Thiebaud: High Cholesterol Nonedibles


“Wayne Thiebaud: Since 1962: A Survey” through May 27, 2005 Allan Stone Gallery 113 East 90th Street, New York, 212 987 4997. A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, April 7, 2005 There is a legend concerning the art critic Roger Fry that as a young man traveling in Italy he would…

Friday, April 1st, 2005

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Graham Nickson and Giorgio Cavallon


Graham Nickson: Paintings Salander-O’Reilly Galleries 20 E. 79 th Street, New York 212-879-6606 Giorgio Cavallon: Paintings Salander-O’Reilly Galleries Both shows through April 30 What, for a painter, surpasses the nobility of the human figure? Why, several human figures—or so we might gather, thumbing through any history book of western art. So many of the “mega-hits,”…

Friday, April 1st, 2005

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Mark Heyer: Recent Paintings


Lohin Geduld Gallery 531 West 25th Street Until April 23 One of the appeals of Outsider Art is its apparent sincerity–the relief it offers from Postmodernist detachment and appropriation. The problem lies in verifying its authenticity, because a skilled artist can find ways to appropriate even the appearance of sincerity. After all, how hard is…

Friday, April 1st, 2005

Henry Finkelstein: New Paintings


Kraushaar Galleries 724 Fifth Avenue Until April 30 A few floors below in the same gallery building, the exuberant landscapes of Henry Finkelstein, a painter in his mid-40s, make an intriguing contrast with Ms. Blaine’s. Mr. Finkelstein’s bold palette convincingly evokes the atmosphere of the French countryside he paints, his rich hues maintaining their full…

Friday, April 1st, 2005

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Nell Blaine


Tibor de Nagy Gallery 724 Fifth Avenue Until April 23 Every few years, Tibor de Nagy Gallery offers up another selection of works by painter Nell Blaine (1922–96), allowing us to wonder again at the intensity of this artist’s highly original, self-possessed images. The present selection of work from her last four decades includes two…

Friday, April 1st, 2005

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Ofri Cnaani: The Colonel and I


Andrea Meislin Gallery 526 West 26th Street, New York March 10 – April 22, 2005 A version of this article first appeared in Gay City News, Volume IV, Issue 15 | April 14 – 20, 2005. Ofri Cnaani is a young Israeli artist based in New York . In the Colonel and I, Cnaani’s first…

Friday, April 1st, 2005

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Daniel Buren: The Eye of the Storm


Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 5th Avenue (at 89th Street), New York March 25 – June 8, 2005 A version of this article first appeared in Gay City News, Volume IV, Issue 15 | April 14 – 20, 2005. “I don’t believe in the existence of work that has no audience. Only once it is…

Friday, April 1st, 2005

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Adele Alsop


Alexandre Gallery 41 East 57th Street, New York March 24 – April 30, 2005 A version of this article was first published at The New York Sun, March 31, 2005. Adele Alsop, a former student of Neil Welliver, lives and works in Utah. Her second show at Alexandre Gallery includes 12 paintings and an installation…

Friday, April 1st, 2005

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Self Portraits by Martin Kippenberger


Luhring Augustine Gallery 631 W 24th Street Through April 30, 2005 The German artist Martin Kippenberger, who died in 1997, is being celebrated with three shows in New York right now. The most interesting of these is a show of self-portraits, in various mediums, at Luhring Augustine Gallery. Kippenberger was “an 80’s artist”. That is…