Criticism
Monday, August 24th, 2015
 
Installation view of work from The 15th Annual Summer Apprenticeship Program at Artspace, 2015. Photograph by John Groo.
An exhibition and its extracurricular programming explore artistic representations of mass incarceration. ...
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The late artist’s assemblages move out of the desert and into the museum. ...
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A new film about a famous author inadvertently raises the problem of substituting images for people. ...
 

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

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Christopher Winter: Virgin Forest


Edelman Arts at Salander-O’Reilly 20 East 79th Street New York 212-879-6606 January 7-31, 2006 This review first appeared in The New York Sun, January 12, 2006. SALANDER-O’REILLY IS SHOWCASING CHRISTOPHER WINTER’S Bavarian kinder kitsch as a courtesy to Asher Edelman, mega-collector. Described by the Wall Street Journal in 1998 as “one of the most notorious…

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

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Judy Simonian: Chronic Civilization


This 2005 review is re-posted to mark Simonian’s current show, at Edward Thorpe Gallery, through February 19.

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

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Merlin James at Sikkema Jenkins & Co


Until January 21 530 West 22nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, 212.929.2262 Merlin James’s painting, “Flower Piece” (2001), is almost a manifesto of a will to evade categorization.  It hangs in a show spanning twenty years of his work at Sikkema Jenkins, his fourth with these dealers.  At first it looks like a dashed-off,…

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

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Stephen Harvey at Gallery Schlesinger, Gwen Hardie at Dinker Fine Art, Richard Walker at Alexandre Gallery


STEPHEN HARVEY: FLIGHTS Gallery Schlesinger until December 17 (24 E. 73rd Street, Second Floor, between Fifth and Madison Avenues, 212-734-3600). GWEN HARDIE: FACE PAINTINGS 2005 Dinter Fine Art until December 23 (547 W. 27th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-947-2818). RICHARD WALKER: BEACON ROAD PAINTINGS Alexandre Gallery until December 30 (41 E. 57th Street,…

Friday, December 2nd, 2005

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Sarah Bernhardt at the Jewish Museum


WHY THEY WENT WILD FOR THE DIVINE SARAH Alphonse Mucha, color lithographs, from left: Tragique histoire d’Hamlet, 1899; La Samaritaine, 1897; Lorenzaccio, 1896. When “the Divine Sarah” died in 1923 a million people lined the streets of Paris between the Madeleine and the Théâtre Sarah Bernhardt to see her cortege wend its way to Pere-Lachaise:  An impressive turnout…

Thursday, December 1st, 2005

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George Nick


George Nick: Recent Paintings Tibor de Nagy Gallery 724 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 212-262-5050 November 16 to December 23 George Nick: An Artist’s Conscience New York Studio School (8 West 8th Street, New York, NY 212-673-6466 October 27 to December 10, 2005 Underneath the luscious surfaces of George Nick’s paintings lurks a contradiction. His…

Thursday, December 1st, 2005

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Katia Santibanez


Michael Steinberg Fine Art 526 West 26th St. Suite 215 New York, NY 10001 Tel: 212.924.5770 September 8 to October 8, 2005 Katia Santibanez, a painter based in New York, has spoken of her work as “the relationship between nature, architecture, geometry, and the power of the mind.” Often organizing the picture plane into a…

Thursday, December 1st, 2005

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Yves Klein


Yves Klein: Fire Paintings Michael Werner Gallery 4 East 77 Street New York NY 10021 November 1, 2005to January 14, 2006 Yves Klein: A Career Survery L&M Fine Arts 45 East 78th Street New York NY10021 October 25 to December 10 The French artist Yves Klein seemed to be a verb from outer space. The…

Thursday, December 1st, 2005

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Mark Dion


The Curiosity Shop Tanya Bonakdar Gallery 521 West 21st Street New York, NY 10011 19 Nov 2005 – 14 Jan 2006 Toys’R’U.S. (When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth) Skarstedt Fine Art 1018 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10021 November 19 – December 21, 2005 “The Curiosity Shop” is a small, well constructed house cum store structure with…

Thursday, December 1st, 2005

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Beyond Narcissus, Curated by Soko Phay-Vakalis


Dorsky Gallery 11-03 45th Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101 November 20 – January 30, 2006 Immediately to the left as one enters the Dorsky Gallery in Long Island City is a hypnotic carnival-like mirror made by the French artist Philippe Ramette. Punctuated within Its bent polished surface are several protrusions, which on closer inspection…