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Thomas Hirschhorn, Gramsci Monument, 2013, Forest Houses, Bronx, New York. Courtesy Dia Art Foundation. Photo: Romain Lopez.
…It made me proud to be an artist and a New Yorker ...
 
Ohad Meromi, still from Worker! Actor! Smoker!, 2010-13. Single-channel video, 20:36 minutes. Courtesy of the artist, Galerie Triple V, and Nathalie Karg.
Ohad Meromi’s exhibition at Nathalie Karg continues through August 15. ...
 
Koons’s retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art continues through October 19. ...
 


Giorgio Morandi, Giorgio Morandi, Still Life (Natural Morta) 1953. Oil on canvas, 8 x 15-3/4 inches, Washington DC, The Phillips Collection © Giorgio Morandi by SIAE 2008

Giorgio Morandi: Resistence and Persistence


GIORGIO MORANDI: Resistence and Persistence BY SEAN SCULLY On the occasion of Giorgio Morandi 1890-1964 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, September 16 to December 14, 2008, we post abstract painter Sean Scully’s 2005 essay on his Italian forebear. This essay was first published in Sean ScullyResistance and Persistence: Selected Writings Edited by Florence Ingleby, (Merrell,…


Will Cotton in his New York studio, 2008, photograph by Greg Lindquist

Will Cotton


I was reading about Frederick Church and that he had visited the American West and South America– these, which were at the time, very exotic places. And then he made paintings of these places that people had never seen before. And in doing so, introduced this entirely new landscape to the public that people were very excited to see. And I thought, Wow, that’s exactly what I want to do: to build a table-top landscape in the studio and then make paintings of it. So the paintings become a record of this exotic place that existed temporarily, but something no one will ever see in person.


Brenda Goodman, Self-Portrait 4 2004 oil on wood, 64 x 60 inches (diptych)

Brenda Goodman


I had Kiki Smith over when I had just finished these and she said, You know, you should approach some galleries from a revisionist point of view because usually it’s a male in the studio with a model, or a male at the easel, and here you’re a nude figure in your own studio with all your paintings and your tools around you. There aren’t many paintings like that, she said. So I thought, well that’s interesting, that’s not something I was thinking about—I was thinking about what I feel in my studio, the vulnerability.


Barbara Yoshida


You started your career as a painter and sculptor, and first became involved in photography with a project you did making portraits of women artists in New York City. I felt that male artists were photographed a lot, and I wasn’t seeing as many representations of women artists, and those that I did see weren’t…


Mark di Suvero and Rirkrit Tiravanija (and invited artists), Peace Tower, installation at Whitney Museum

Whitney Biennial and Tate Triennial 2006


It may not be a fair comparison but you can’t help wondering: How can the Whitney Biennial be so exciting and the Tate Triennial so tedious when both are showcasing the same kind of contemporary art on either side of a well-traversed pond?


James Siena, Upside Down Devil, 1996. Enamel on aluminum, 19-1/4 x 15-1/8 inches

James Siena


Can an artwork, and by extension the artist, be considered obsessive? James Siena: Selected Paintings and Drawings, 1990 – 2004, the artist’s 2004 mini-retrospective at Daniel Weinberg’s L.A. gallery would certainly seem to beg the question. Fastidiously installed in the gallery’s two exhibition spaces, the nineteen modestly scaled works – none larger than 29 x 23 inches – contain thousands upon thousands of concentrated brushstrokes.


Deborah Garwood


Your current project is called Evans Pond, Sequential Photographs, a Long-term Study. Where is Evans Pond? It’s about 80 miles south of New York, in New Jersey. The pond is part of the Cooper River system, which flows from Pennsylvania into southern New Jersey. Is it a familiar landscape? How did you settle on this…


Albert Kresch


A new model of modern art has emerged since MOMA’s 2004 reopening, one that is quite helpful in appreciating the long yet underknown career of Albert Kresch (born 1922). The reconfigured galleries at MOMA were hung to reflect a hard won principle: there have been “a succession of arguments and counter-arguments on the continually disputed…


Meyer Schapiro, Slipped Grid, 3-Jul-79 1979. Oil on plasterboard, 7 x 10 inches Estate of Meyer Shapiro

The Continuous Mark: 40 Years of the New York Studio School


New York Studio School 8 West 8th Street New York NY 10011 212 673 6466 February 17 to May 7, 2005 The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture is housed in a nationally land marked building on 8th Street – a maze-like architectural wonder that combines four Victorian townhouses, mews carriage houses,…


China Blue, Landscape, 1-16-04. Pencil on paper, 22-1/2 x 28-1/2 inches. Courtesy the Artist

China Blue


Sound artist China Blue was the subject of two solo exhibitions last Fall in Dijon, France and one in Tornio, Finland which closes April 3rd, 2005. On the eve of chairing a panel at the CAA conference in 2005 titled “Contact: Works that Create a Community Through Physical, Virtual or Momentary Relationships” she talked about her work with JILL CONNER.