Kurt Kauper: Working from (someone else’s) life

“Kurt Kauper: Everybody Knew That Canadians Were The Best Hockey Players,” Deitch Projects, New York, NY. Through December 15, 2007. Kurt Kauper presents nude portraits of old Boston Bruins hockey stars in a show at Deitch Projects. Last week in the NYTimes Art in Review column, Karen Rosenberg reported that reading Kurt Kauper’s nude portraits … read more… “Kurt Kauper: Working from (someone else’s) life”

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Emilie Clark’s 12″ x 9″ future

“Emilie Clark: The Weeklies,” Morgan Lehman, New York, NY. Through December 22. Selected as one of this week’s “Best in Show” by R.C. Baker in the Village Voice, Clark decided in 1995 to make one painting a week for the rest of her life, and she’s still at it. R.C. reports: “Near the door hang … read more… “Emilie Clark’s 12″ x 9″ future”

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Pulp painting collection donated to the New Britain Museum of American Art

“Pulp Art: The Robert Lesser Collection” New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT. Through Dec. 30. {Speaking of pulp art…look for my essay, “Richard Prince and the American Girl,” in the December issue of the Brooklyn Rail.} Produced by publishing houses such as Popular Publications, Street & Smith, Condé Nast, and Frank A. … read more… “Pulp painting collection donated to the New Britain Museum of American Art”

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Joan Linder: sloppy spontaneity meets obsessive precision

“Of Bodies and Buildings: Drawings by Joan Linder,” Anthony Giordano Gallery, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY. Through Dec. 9. Check out Linder’s website. “In culture hyper-saturated by electronic imagery I use the traditional materials of a quill pen and a bottle of ink to create large-scale images that persist in exploring and claiming the sub-technological process … read more… “Joan Linder: sloppy spontaneity meets obsessive precision”

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British fantasy illustration at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

“The Age of Enchantment: Beardsley, Dulac and their Contemporaries 1890-1930,” curated by Rodney Engen. Dulwich Picture Gallery, London. Through Feb. 17. This group of artists was intent upon borrowing from the past, especially the fantasies of the rococo, the rich decorative elements of the Orient, the Near East, and fairy worlds of the Victorians. Artists … read more… “British fantasy illustration at the Dulwich Picture Gallery”

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Inside Dave Muller’s head

“Dave Muller: As Below, So Above,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA. Through October 12, 2008. The exhibition incorporates a wall-sized, diagrammatic timeline of chart-topping rock hits—found in Reebee Garofalo and Steve Chapple’s 1977 book Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Here to Pay—with an iPod shuffle-like radio station created by Muller that broadcasts a non-repeating soundtrack … read more… “Inside Dave Muller’s head”

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Shanghai surprise

Like many NYC galleries, the one that represented me for several years in the late Nineties went out of business after the financial downturn caused by 9/11, and the owner, believe it or not, moved to Shanghai. Now it turns out that Shanghai is the place to be. In the Chicago Sun-Times, Kelly Carter reports … read more… “Shanghai surprise”

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Shahzia Sikander in Sydney

“Shahzia Sikander,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia. Through February 17. Visit her website.Shahzia Sikander studied painting in the Indo- Persian miniaturist tradition before relocating to New York in 1993 from Pakistan. Her paintings, characterized by precise line and delicate touch, have a distinctive iconography that references history, mythology and popular culture, although she denies … read more… “Shahzia Sikander in Sydney”

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Shimomura’s deadpan memories of internment

“Roger Shimomura: Minidoka on My Mind” Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA. Through Dec. 22. Shimomura’s new paintings explore his childhood experiences in an Idaho internment camp for Japanese-Americans during WW II. “After years of studious concern over content, I feel that I have either reached or sunk to a level of security where ideas for … read more… “Shimomura’s deadpan memories of internment”

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Strassman, Kolodziejczyk, Slick in Boston

“Duane Slick: Paths of My Fathers,” Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA. Through Dec. 1.“Shadowy and elusive in both form and content. That makes them fascinating to look at; they pull you in, but don’t quite answer your questions. A Native American artist of the Sac and Fox Nation of Iowa, Slick takes the trickster coyote as … read more… “Strassman, Kolodziejczyk, Slick in Boston”

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