Criticism
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
 
Joan Semmel, Purple Diagonal, 980. Oil on canvas, 78 x 104 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Alexander Gray Associates.
Two concurrent exhibitions by women painters, about the body, its love, and labors. ...
Friday, May 8th, 2015
 
Etel Adnan, Untitled, 2014. Oil on canvas, 13 x 16.1 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Lelong.
New work by the poet and painter, reviewed by one of artcritical’s poet-critics. ...
Thursday, May 7th, 2015
 
Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Cain and Abel, 2013. Inkjet print, 39 1/2 x 49 inches. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner Gallery.
The photographer’s new series connects the financial crisis to biblical narratives of guilt and redemption. ...
 

Tuesday, February 1st, 2005

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Steinberg at the New Yorker


PaceWildenstein 52 East 57 Street 212-421-3292 February 11 – March 5, 2005 J. Alfred Prufrock can keep his coffee spoons. I have measured out my life in Saul Steinberg’s New Yorker covers. His first drawing appeared in 1941, before I was born. A survey of his work for the magazine is a timeline of my…

Tuesday, February 1st, 2005

Paul Vinet and Hannelore Baron


Senior & Shopmaker 21 East 26th Street 212-213-6767 January 27 – March 5, 2005 Paul Vinet, a young French artist currently based in Washington D.C. , first exhibited “Learning From New York” at Jan van der Donk Rare Books in Chelsea in 2000/2001. This series of color photographs depicts the city from a pedestrian’s point…

Tuesday, February 1st, 2005

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Jane Freilicher: Paintings, 1954 – 2004


Tibor de Nagy Gallery 724 Fifth Avenue 212-262-5050 January 13 – February 12, 2005 Refinement is in such short supply that I feel ungrateful to be less than wholehearted about Jane Freilicher’s show at Tibor de Nagy. Any reservation seems a sin against civility, like kicking the Queen Mother’s corgies. But disappointment sets in when…

Tuesday, February 1st, 2005

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Tom McGrath


Zach Feuer Gallery (LFL) 530 West 24 Street New York NY 10011 212 989 7700 December 6, 2004 to January 22, 2005 Tom McGrath’s second solo exhibition at Zach Feuer Gallery continues to explore themes of the road and car culture that he initiated in 2002. While a broad tradition of landscape painting informs the…

Tuesday, February 1st, 2005

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Raymond Pettibon: New Work


David Zwirner 525 W 19 Street, New York 212-727-2070 November 23- December 24, 2004 Maybe it’s my age. Perhaps it’s the intimacy of experience I’ve shared with an irreverent aesthetic found largely in underground comics and zines, music and mayhem as I grew up in America. In any case, it’s overabundant in the work of…

Tuesday, February 1st, 2005

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John Cross: Sculpture


John Davis Gallery 330 West 38 Street New York, NY 10018 212-244-3797 February 3 – February 26, 2005 According to F. David Martin, in his great book “Sculpture & Enlivened Space,” haptic perceptions are “feelings of things and events inside the skin.” On one level John Cross wants the viewer to discover the lovely patterns…

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

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Cecily Brown at Gagosian and Marc Quinn at Mary Boone


Cecily Brown at Gagosian until February 26 555 W. 24th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-741-1111 Marc Quinn at Mary Boone until February 26 529 W. 24th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-752-2929 Cecily Brown discovered, as a teenager, that she was the daughter of the man some believe to have been England’s…

Thursday, January 6th, 2005

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Anthony Caro at Mitchell-Innes & Nash


“Anthony Caro: Painted Sculpture” at Mitchell-Innes & Nash until February 6 1018 Madison Avenue between 78th and 79th Streets, 212-744-7400 You could call Sir Anthony Caro the Madonna of sculpture. However irreverent to recall the Pop diva in relation to so high-minded a modernist as Mr. Caro, the sculptor shares with the entertainer a protean…

Saturday, January 1st, 2005

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Susan Shatter: New Watercolors From Maine


lyonswiergallery 511 West 25th Street 212.242.6220 January 6 – February 5, 2005 Susan Shatter’s painting is not seen often enough. The last time I looked at her work was at the American Academy of Arts and Letters. It was just two years ago at the Academy’s annual invitational. The two small oils were on view…

Saturday, January 1st, 2005

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Jack Levine at 90


DC Moore Gallery 724 Fifth Ave. 212-247-2111 January 6 – January 29, 2005 A version of this article was first published at The New York SUN, January, 2005 Jack Levine is a hanging judge, bless him. His merciless Court of Peculiars has been in session since the 1930s, pronouncing sentence with the zest of the…