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. ...
 


Alex Katz


Alex Katz: Flowers & Landscapes PaceWildenstein 32 E 57th Street, at Madison Avenue, 212 421 3292 until November 8. Alex Katz: Cartoon Peter Blum 99 Wooster Street, between Prince and Spring Streets, 212 343 0441 until November 15 The painter Alex Katz, now 50 years into his career, is a kind of artist that only…


David Ben White


No. 12 is an unoccupied Tel Aviv penthouse, still filled with the rich lives of its past owners – Sarah, a Berlin-trained psychiatrist, born nearly 100 years ago in Palestine, and her flamboyant husband Bandi, who designed the building. The flat is as it was left, with its fine books, grand piano, paintings by Bandi…


Judy Pfaff at Ameringer & Yohe, Patricia Tobacco Forrester at A.V.C. Contemporary, Mario Naves at Elizabeth Harris


Judy Pfaff: Neither Here Nor There Ameringer & Yohe Fine Art until October 11 (20 W. 57th Street, 2nd floor, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, 212-445-0051) Patricia Tobacco Forrester: New Paintings A.V.C. Contemporary Arts Gallery until October 11 (41 E. 57th Street, fifth floor, at Madison Avenue, 212-888-1122). “Mario Naves, Collages,” Elizabeth Harris until October…


Richard Pousette-Dart at Knoedler & Co, Isamu Noguchi at PaceWildenstein, Lee Krasner at Robert Miller


Richard Pousette-Dart: Mythic Heads and Forms, Paintings & Drawings from 1935 to 1942 Knoedler & Co, 19 E 70th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues, phone: 212-794-0550 through Nov 5 33 MacDougal Alley: The Interlocking Sculpture of Isamu Noguchi PaceWildenstein, 32 E 57th Street, East of Madison Aveunue, phone: 212-421-3292, through October 4 Lee Krasner: “After…


Janine Antoni at Luhring Augustine, Danica Phelps at LFL Gallery, Dara Birnbaum at The Jewish Museum


Janine Antoni Luhring Augustine, 531 W 24th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, phone: 212-206-9100, through October 25 Danica Phelps: Integrating Sex Into Everyday Life LFL Gallery 530 W 24th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, phone: 212-989-7700, through Erwartung/Expectancy: A Video Installation by Dara Birnbaum The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue on the northeast corner…


Mario Naves


Elizabeth Harris Gallery 529 W. 20th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, New York NY 10001 212-463-9666 September 4 to October 4, 2003 AN ART CRITIC NEEDS NO PRACTICAL TRAINING, no personal immersion in any aspect of craft. In theory, it is enough for a critic to know his history and to have an eye…


Requiem For War: Paintings by Hans Burkhardt


Jack Rutberg Fine Arts 357 North La Brea Avenue Los Angeles 323 938-5222 July 11 to October 25, 2003 Hans Burkhardt responds to war with deep felt feelings of rage, horror, and disgust. Moreover, he expresses these feelings with a sure hand that takes us to the brink of annihilation and back. It’s an exhausting…


On the Wall: Wallpaper and Tableau


Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia May 9 to September 13, 2003  Victorian wallpaper was used as a status symbol along with other tasteful furnishings by the burgeoning bourgeoisie of the 19th century. Densely packed and richly colored, its heyday coincided with the apex of mechanical reproduction. Oddly enough, this “machine-made” quality is what English designers…


George Peck


Florence Lynch Gallery, 531-539 West 25th Street, Ground Floor, New York NY 10001 212-924-3290 September 4 to October 4, 2003 For the past several years, George Peck has been painting on large plastic drop cloths, the kind bought in a hardware store or a from a commercial paint supplier. The paintings consist of two layers,…


Barnaby Furnas


Marianne Boesky 535 West 22 Street New York NY 10011 September 6 – October 4, 2003 Guns blazing, Barnaby Furnas returns for his second solo show at Marianne Boesky, offering, in three dozen works on paper, a spectacle of guts, glory, and an occasional orgy. In colors that have become archetypes in today’s print media,…