NY Times Art in Review: Nelson, Mitchell, Rauch

“Dona Nelson: In Situ, Paintings, 1973-Present,” Thomas Erben, New York, NY. Through May 31. Roberta Smith: “There are many ways a New York museum could avoid merely validating the art market; one would be to surprise us all and give the New York painter Dona Nelson a survey. She has painted prolifically and innovatively for … read more… “NY Times Art in Review: Nelson, Mitchell, Rauch”

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Rosa Loy’s Leipzig dreamworld

At artnet Charlie Finch absolutely swoons over Leipzig artist Rosa Loy’s new paintings. “Rosa is not afraid to blatantly paint-check her influences: languid nymphs sampling a long bolt of orange silk drifting down a hidden staircase are right out of Balthus and the knowing smiles of a tableful of women devouring turkeys are a sly … read more… “Rosa Loy’s Leipzig dreamworld”

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Finding painting’s pulse

In Smithsonian Magazine, Paul Trachtman looks at contemporary painting and reports a renewed belief in the medium. “In recent years, a number of painters have begun reaching back to the roots of modern art to find new modes of expression. They are mixing the human figure and other recognizable forms with elements of abstraction and … read more… “Finding painting’s pulse”

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Neo Rauch at the Met

Roberta Smith in the NYTimes: “Mr. Rauch’s dreams may be unlike any dreamed before, but they have not enabled him, as yet, to develop an individual style….The tendency of Mr. Rauch’s paintings to remain an assembly of more or less — or a lot less — interesting parts rather than resolving into convincing wholes is … read more… “Neo Rauch at the Met”

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