NY Times Art in Review: Franklin Evans and Tim Bavington

Franklin Evans, “lookbackstage,” 2009 painted tape, thread, wood and text 125 x 137 x 66″ “Franklin Evans: 2008/2009 < 2009/2010,” Sue Scott Gallery, Lower East Side. Through Oct. 24. Roberta Smith:  Having been mostly confined to elaborate abstract watercolors in his last show, Franklin Evans’s art is now all over the place. It has embraced … read more… “NY Times Art in Review: Franklin Evans and Tim Bavington”

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NY Times Art in Review: Anderson and Auerbach

Hurvin Anderson “Peter’s Sitters 3,” 2009, oil on canvas, 187 x 147 cm “Hurvin Anderson: Peter’s Series 2007-2009,” Studio Museum in Harlem. Through Oct. 25. Roberta Smith: The deft oil paintings of Hurvin Anderson, born in England in 1965, fall within a familiar genre of architectural interiors that play it both ways: they combine the … read more… “NY Times Art in Review: Anderson and Auerbach”

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NY Times Art in Review: Beck, Dorland, Hume, Becker, Woods

Lisa Beck, “Untitled,” 2009; acrylic paint on canvas; 24″ x 18.”Photo courtesy of Feature, Inc. “Lisa Beck,” Feature Inc., New York, NY. Through June 28. Roberta Smith: Lisa Beck’s new black-and-white paintings are among the best she has ever made. With their clusters of visionary orbs, shimmering reflections and radiating starbursts, they suggest modernist fireworks … read more… “NY Times Art in Review: Beck, Dorland, Hume, Becker, Woods”

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NY Times Art in Review: Verne Dawson, Karl Haendel

“Verne Dawson,” Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY. Through June 20. Ken Johnson reports: A popular strain of contemporary painting combines goofy, juvenile imagery — pirates, exotic animals, fairy-tale characters — with lush, sophisticated painting. Judith Linhares and Dana Schutz are good examples. Verne Dawson is another. In addition to small, deft, loosely painted pictures … read more… “NY Times Art in Review: Verne Dawson, Karl Haendel”

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Ken Johnson’s career advice

In the NY Times Ken Johnson suggests a time-tested recipe for success.”Fail at what you want to do, then do what you really can do. It worked for Luis Meléndez. He desperately sought appointment as a salaried court artist like his contemporary Francisco Goya, but his petitions to the king were rejected. So instead of … read more… “Ken Johnson’s career advice”

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NY Times Art in Review: Powhida, Katz, Minter

“WILLIAM POWHIDA: The Writing Is on the Wall,” Schroeder-Romero, New York, NY. Through May 16 Holland Cotter: William Powhida, art world vigilante, virtuoso draftsman, compulsive calligrapher, fantasist autobiographer and recently self-announced gallery owner and art dealer, has a semi-solo show at Schroeder-Romero well worth catching. As in the past, Mr. Powhida, who lives and works … read more… “NY Times Art in Review: Powhida, Katz, Minter”

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NY Times Art in Review: Dana Schutz and André Ethier

(NOTE: This is Two Coats of Paint’s thousandth post! To read our very first post, from May 9, 2007, click here.) “Dana Schutz: Missing Pictures,” Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY. Through April 25. Roberta Smith reports: Dana Schutz’s new paintings look a tad better on the gallery’s Web site than in person. Compression helps, … read more… “NY Times Art in Review: Dana Schutz and André Ethier”

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NY Times Art in Review: Richard Tuttle, Richard Phillips

“Richard Tuttle: Walking on Air,” PaceWildenstein, New York, NY. Through April 25. Ken Johnson reports: Richard Tuttle’s new fusions of painting and sculpture are a joy to behold. All 12 pieces in this buoyant show have the same basic structure: two narrow, horizontal lengths of fabric, one above and slightly overlapping the other, are fitted … read more… “NY Times Art in Review: Richard Tuttle, Richard Phillips”

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Another Yuskavage show in NYC

A few years ago in the NY Times, Ken Johnson wrote that Lisa Yuskavage’s paintings were sly, soft-porn fantasies of pneumatic women in hazes of auto-erotic reverie. “Some will say that she is subversively toying with the male gaze; others, noting the melting light in her pictures, that she is mainly a fine painter. Still … read more… “Another Yuskavage show in NYC”

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NY Times Art in Review: Tazeen Qayyum, John Wesley, Alexi Worth, Keltie Ferris, Trenton Doyle Hancock

“Tazeen Qayyum,” Aicon Gallery, New York, NY. Through Jan. 11. Karen Rosenberg: “Insects also figure in small paintings by Tazeen Qayyum, who renders cockroaches and other household pests with extraordinary delicacy. (Like the well-known contemporary artist Shahzia Sikander, Ms. Qayyum studied miniature painting at the National College of Arts in Lahore.) The pins and small … read more… “NY Times Art in Review: Tazeen Qayyum, John Wesley, Alexi Worth, Keltie Ferris, Trenton Doyle Hancock”

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