Opening in August

Shows listed in the monthly artnet roundup include: “The Abstract Impulse: Fifty Years of Abstraction at the National Academy, 1956-2006,” National Academy Museum, Aug. 1, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008. “The Arts in Latin America, 1492-1820,” Curated by Joseph J. Rishel, Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt, Ilona Katzew. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Aug. 5-Oct. 28, 2007.“Earl Cunningham’s America,” … read more… “Opening in August”

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Rewriting history: two surveys of Latin American art

“The Arts in Latin America: 1492-1820,” curated by Ilona Katzew. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA. Through Oct. 28 “La Presencia: Latin American Art in the United States,” Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA. through Aug. 25. Lots of saints, lots of blood, lots of gold is Holly Myers’ admittedly … read more… “Rewriting history: two surveys of Latin American art”

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“Gateway Bombay” at the Peabody Essex Museum

“Gateway Bombay,” curated by Susan Bean with help from Beth Citron. Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. Through Dec. 7, 2008. Ken Johnson writes in the Boston Globe: “Can you name a famous contemporary artist from India? OK, other than Anish Kapoor? I couldn’t either before I saw ‘Gateway Bombay,’ an exhibition at the Peabody Essex … read more… ““Gateway Bombay” at the Peabody Essex Museum”

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Good vibrations: Peter Young paintings pulsate in P.S. 1 retrospective

“Peter Young: 1963-1977,” organized by Alanna Heiss and David Deutsch. P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, Queens, NY. Through Sept. 24. “Peter Young: Folded Mandalas & Oaxacan Paintings,” Mitchell Algus Gallery, Chelsea, NY. Through Aug. 17. In the NYTimes, Roberta Smith reports: “By 1969 he was part of a generation that would tinker … read more… “Good vibrations: Peter Young paintings pulsate in P.S. 1 retrospective”

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NY Times Friday art reviews: abstraction and landscape

“LATE LIBERTIES,” John Connelly Presents, New York, NY. Through Aug. 24 Bridget L. Goodbody reviews: “One can’t help but agree with Augusto Arbizo, a curator of “Late Liberties,” that it’s hard to find a place for abstract painting in today’s art world, driven as it is by a market enthralled primarily with the new and … read more… “NY Times Friday art reviews: abstraction and landscape”

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Beryl Cook: 80-year-old self-taught painter’s work condemned by critics

“Beryl Cook,” Baltic, Gateshead, through September 2. In the Guardian, Adrian Searle asserts: “Beryl Cook: a homely, round name for a woman we imagine is also round and jolly and homely. Her art depresses me. I thought I would be able to summon some sort of enthusiasm for its Englishness, its playfulness, its sauciness. But … read more… “Beryl Cook: 80-year-old self-taught painter’s work condemned by critics”

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Oregon Biennial ditched in favor of $10,000 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards

In The Stranger, Jen Graves reports: “This spring, Portland Art Museum announced its decision to ditch its traditional Oregon Biennial to pursue a broader, better, more authoritative project: the Contemporary Northwest Art Awards, an exhibition of only a few artists instead of the usual jam-packed biennials. And one of those few will win a fat … read more… “Oregon Biennial ditched in favor of $10,000 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards”

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Repetition examined at Goff + Rosenthal

“Summer 2007: Philip Akkerman, Francis Alÿs, Stephen Bush,” Goff+Rosenthal, New York, NY. Through August 3. See images. Daniel Kunitz In The Village Voice: “In art as in life, repetition can be a bore, a comfort, or even a novelty, depending on the context and how it’s done. Each summer in Chelsea, for instance, we go … read more… “Repetition examined at Goff + Rosenthal”

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Reclusive Austrailan painter Janet Dawson has retrospective

“Janet Dawson Survey, 1953-2006,” curated by Christine France. University of Queensland Art Museum, through August 19. Suzanna Clark in the The Courier Mail: “Since the 1950s, the highly accomplished painter has displayed her mastery in a wide variety of styles – she has influenced the development of lithography in 1960s’ Australia; was a significant figure … read more… “Reclusive Austrailan painter Janet Dawson has retrospective”

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Making It New (again): The Art and Style of Sara & Gerald Murphy

“Making It New: The Art and Style of Sara & Gerald Murphy,” curated by Deborah Rothschild. Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Through Nov. 11. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, February 26 – May 4, 2008; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, June 8, 2008 – September 14, 2008. See images. Ken … read more… “Making It New (again): The Art and Style of Sara & Gerald Murphy”

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