Hurvin Anderson’s barbershop paintings

Hurvin Anderson, “Peter’s Sitters 2,” 2009, 187 cm x 147 cm. Courtesy of Thomas Dane Gallery. British painter Hurvin Anderson is may be mid-career, with a solo show at London’s Tate Britain under his belt, but his show at the Studio Museum Harlem is his first big show in the US. In Time Out, Howard … read more… “Hurvin Anderson’s barbershop paintings”

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Dorothy Iannone’s career: “A long time coming”

Dorothy Iannone, “Let me squeeze your fat cunt,” 1970-71, acrylic and collage on canvas, 74.8″ x 59.1″ In Time Out, Howard Halle reports that the freshly resurrected career of Dorothy Iannone, born in 1933 in Boston and currently living and working in Berlin, is a good example of an older, underappreciated artist who benefited from … read more… “Dorothy Iannone’s career: “A long time coming””

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Sigmar Polke sees the light

In Time Out New York Howard Halle reports that Sigmar Polke’s “Lens Paintings” are further testament, if any is needed, to the power of an artist’s “late” style.” This is the first show of new works in New York by Polke in 11 years, and in it, the German artist seems to gaze retrospectively at … read more… “Sigmar Polke sees the light”

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Robert Longo’s 25-foot drawing

In his current show at Metro Pictures, Robert Longo is focused on the shifts of perception that an image can at once evoke and extend in relation to its environment. The centerpiece of the show is a five-panel 25-foot drawing “Untitled (Cathedral of Light),” an image of glaring sunlight flooding through massive cathedral windows. Other … read more… “Robert Longo’s 25-foot drawing”

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Marilyn Minter: It’s about maintaining the integrity of the ideas

Marilyn Minter’s work examines glamour and its seedy underbelly through a juxtaposition of photorealistic paintings and painterly photographs which hone in on the moment where “clarity becomes abstraction and beauty commingles with the grotesque.” In her upcoming show at Salon 94, Minter will present “Pop Rocks,” her largest painting to date. An exploration of painting … read more… “Marilyn Minter: It’s about maintaining the integrity of the ideas”

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Christopher Ulivo: Armchair adventurer

Christopher Ulivo’s show, recommended as Best in Painting by Time Out, opens this week at Susan Inglett. According to the gallery’s press release, Ulivo’s conceit is that he would like to be an Adventurer, but because of the the sheer daring and physical exertion involved, he has settled into the role of top notch Adventure … read more… “Christopher Ulivo: Armchair adventurer”

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Wendy White: One more day

Tomorrow is the last day to see Wendy White’s show at Leo Koenig, Inc.–my apologies for not posting it sooner. White’s loud abstract language alludes to the bombardment of the everyday. Urban sprawl, space junk, graffiti, buried hazardous material, and the accumulation of refuse, punctuated by heavy black areas that map a direct trail from … read more… “Wendy White: One more day”

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Retro fashion: John Armleder, Olivier Mosset, Haim Steinbach

In Time Out Nuit Banai reports that this “gang of old-timers” at Nicole Klagsbrun are back in fashion. “While not veering far from their respectively well-trodden paths, all three artists appear more relevant than ever. Armleder, known for his performances of the 1960s and ’70s and hard-edged abstraction of the ’80s, shines in the glitter-suffused … read more… “Retro fashion: John Armleder, Olivier Mosset, Haim Steinbach”

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Kehinde Wiley: Likenesses

In Time Out, Sophie Fels writes that painter Kehinde Wiley is like the hero of a children’s story. “Wiley grew up as one of six siblings raised with more love than money by a single mom who was an antiques dealer in South Central Los Angeles. His father, who works in architecture, was from Nigeria, … read more… “Kehinde Wiley: Likenesses”

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“Elizabeth Peyton can really paint”

In Time Out New York T.J. Carlin writes that to paint people is to watch them grow old on an infinitesimally small scale of time, and that sitting for an artist makes the subject incredibly vulnerable. “That is the truth of portraiture and the reason why I’ve been disinclined to like Elizabeth Peyton’s work. Although … read more… ““Elizabeth Peyton can really paint””

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