Perle Fine: Another tough broad from the New York School resurfaces

Last year, while I was researching an article about Loren MacIver, I came across work by Perle Fine, a dedicated painter who showed with MacIver in NYC in the 50s. I’m looking forward to seeing the traveling retrospective Susan W. Knowles has organized of Fine’s work, currently at the Hofstra University Museum. Fine is one … read more… “Perle Fine: Another tough broad from the New York School resurfaces”

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Second thoughts: Archeology of Wonder at Real Art Ways in Hartford

RAW’s Director of Visual Arts, Kristina Newman-Scott’s first curatorial effort, “Archeology of Wonder,” aims to examine the way we use artifacts and art to approach our relationships to the past. Although any overall coherence to this particular theme is elusive, many of the disparate, individual objects and installations resonate and have the power to move. … read more… “Second thoughts: Archeology of Wonder at Real Art Ways in Hartford”

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Out on the Island: Knoebel, Rivers and Krasner

“Imi Knoebel: Knife Cuts,” Dan Flavin Institute, Bridgehampton, NY. Through October 12. Ben Genocchio reports in the NYTimes that Dia is featuring two Imi Knoebel installations, although his review is primarily focused on the one at the Dan Flavin Institute in Bridgehampton. “You notice the colors first: boundless, joyful, and leaping off the wall at … read more… “Out on the Island: Knoebel, Rivers and Krasner”

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Degrees of decay and destruction at the Neuberger Museum

The Neuberger Museum presents work by artists who are taking a critical look at the state of the environment in “Future Tense: Reshaping the Landscape.” Conveying current global realities in images (mostly paintings) that range from depictions of true-life events to fictional narratives and biting satire, sixty artists show their concerns with a constellation of … read more… “Degrees of decay and destruction at the Neuberger Museum”

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The utopian promise of Modernism at the Aldrich Museum

“Painting the Glass House: Artists Revisit Modern Architecture” presents 2-dimensional work that explores the architecture and utopian ideas of the modern period. “The artists are less interested in the built structures themselves and what it might feel like to be inside one, and more interested in the philosophy and idealism they represent,” curator Jessica Hough … read more… “The utopian promise of Modernism at the Aldrich Museum”

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Barkley L. Hendricks retrospective at the Nasher Museum

“Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool,” curated by Trevor Schoonmaker. Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC. February 7-July 13. The exhibition will travel to the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Santa Monica Museum, Los Angeles, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, and the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston. Born … read more… “Barkley L. Hendricks retrospective at the Nasher Museum”

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Cranch’s transcendental landscape paintings at the Lyman Allyn Museum

“At Home and Abroad: The Transcendental Landscapes of Christopher Pearse Cranch,” curated by Nancy Stula. Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT. Through Feb. 24. Travels to the Newington-Cropsey Foundation, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, NY, March 17 through May 31, 2008. Despite a fifty-year career as a landscape painter, Christopher Cranch’s paintings are little known. Instead, … read more… “Cranch’s transcendental landscape paintings at the Lyman Allyn Museum”

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More Pattern & Decoration in Hartford

“Post Dec: Beyond Pattern and Decoration,” Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT. Through Dec. 23.Joseloff Gallery presents work of the original P&Ders from the 70s and 80s along with work by artists who incorporate the P&D sensibility in their work today. In the NYTimes, Benjamin Genocchio, who recently lambasted the P&D show at … read more… “More Pattern & Decoration in Hartford”

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Pattern and Decoration revisted in Yonkers

“Pattern and Decoration: An Ideal Vision in American Art, 1975-1985,” curated by Anne Swartz. Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY. Through Jan. 20. The HRM presents the work of 11 artists prominent within the movement in the 1970s: Cynthia Carlson, Brad Davis, Valerie Jaudon, Jane Kaufman, Joyce Kozloff, Robert Kushner, Kim MacConnel, Tony Robbin, Miriam Schapiro, … read more… “Pattern and Decoration revisted in Yonkers”

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Learning to love abstraction (with footnotes)

“The Abstract Impulse: Fifty Years of Abstraction at the National Academy, 1956-2006,” at the National Academy Museum, New York, NY. Through February 2008. Benjamin Genocchio reports in the NYTimes: “The fabled conservatism of the National Academy, longtime home of the retrograde and anachronistic in art, has faded over the years as this venerable institution has … read more… “Learning to love abstraction (with footnotes)”

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