“A No Paintings Biennial would’ve at least made everyone hysterical”

Jerry Saltz writes that the Whitney Biennial curators obviously have eyes for installation, sculpture, and video only. “There are 81 artists in this show, only seven of them painters by my count. Four of them—Olivier Mosset, Robert Bechtle, Mary Heilmann, and Karen Kilimnik—have been lauded for years. The youngest painter, Joe Bradley, 32, contributes three … read more… ““A No Paintings Biennial would’ve at least made everyone hysterical””

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PaintersNYC returns with Karen Kilimnik

After a six week respite, a new painter has been forced to walk the plank at the unsparing art-crit blog PaintersNYC. Karen Kilimnik, whose paintings are on view at 303 Gallery, NYC, through February 23, is this week’s chum. According to the press release for the show, her paintings and photographs reflect her concern with … read more… “PaintersNYC returns with Karen Kilimnik”

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Karen Kilimnik’s Philadelphia salon

Dorothy Spears in the NYTimes: “When Robert Wuilfe, curator of Landmarks Contemporary Projects in Philadelphia, learned of Karen Kilimnik’s interest in creating a site-specific installation at the 18th-century Powel mansion he had difficulty containing his enthusiasm. Ms. Kilimnik’s reconstructions of 18th-century salons, featuring portraits of contemporary celebrities like Paris Hilton, decked out as Marie Antoinette, … read more… “Karen Kilimnik’s Philadelphia salon”

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