november 2008

 

fractured witness
By david cohen

Susanna Coffey Fall 2003
oil on panel, 27 x 36 inches
Eric and Nan Jansson, Courtesy of Alpha Gallery, Boston
All Coffey images (c) The Artist Courtesy of Tibor de Nagy Gallery

 

At the opening of Susanna Coffey: Since 2001 (which I organized) at the New York Studio School, Barack Obama's triumph at the polls was still very fresh with visitors, who exuded a collective euphoria.

For the artist herself, a palpable feeling that the Bush administration had run its course provided a sense of closure to the body of work on view. "Since 2001" was both a marker in time - the paintings date from the last eight years - and a declaration of thematic intent.



 

 


 

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Susanna Coffey: SInce 2001
at the New York Studio School
November 6 to December 20, 2008

Martha Rosler: Great Powers
at Mitchell-Innes & Nash
September 6 to October 11, 2008

Eyal Danieli: in the mood for love
at Elizabeth Harris Gallery
October 10 to November 8, 2008

Alexey Kallima: Chechen Women's Team of Parachute Jumping and its Virtual Fans
at Lehmann Maupin
September 4 to October 18, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

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