Month: February 2016

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IMAGES: Susan Smith @ Junior Projects

Susan Smith’s timeless constructions, on view at Junior Projects through February 27, fuse the detritus of urban demolition with a Minimalist aesthetic, making order out of chaos and wittily evoking the Modern masters of De Stjil and later monochromists, such as Robert Ryman and Brice Marden. Biography: Born in Greensburg, […]

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See my friends: Owen James Gallery

Editor’s note. Our new column, “See My Friends,” serves a dual purpose: to share information about young/small/hungry/idealistic galleries doing ambitious and interesting things in lesser known corners of New York and elsewhere with art aficionados and collectors; and to foster community among gallery owners and artists. Guest Contributor Stephanie Theodore […]

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Art and Film: Thief’s incomparable visual grit

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Michael Mann’s brilliant 1981 neo-noir film Thief – showing in BAM’s February 5-16 Mann retrospective – is paradoxically celebrated for being under-appreciated. Substantively, he makes the one-last-score storyline as ugly-funny as good Tarantino and as tragic as good Polanski, brings out James Caan’s bestial, foulmouthed […]

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Sweet direction for Carolanna Parlato

An exploration of color, light and gesture are the core of Carolanna Parlato’s new paintings on view through Saturday at Elizabeth Harris. The dense geometric spaces, sloppy translucency, and highly saturated color of previous work have been gently nudged aside by opaque pastel color, the introduction of modeling paste for […]

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Peter Dudek on Presentational Sculpture*

Guest Contributor Peter Dudek / Lately a presentational mode of sculpture has been popping up all about. The hallmarks are a casual yet formal arrangement of sculptural elements. The constituent parts vary from the made-from-scratch, to the merely found, to the found but altered object. The presentations might include works […]

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Gyan Shrosbree: Open Studio at Two Coats of Paint

On Thursday, February 11, 5 pm – 9pm, I’m hosting an Open Studio for Two Coats artist-in-residence Gyan Shrosbree. A 2000 graduate of the MFA Program at Cranbrook, Gyan is an assistant professor of painting and drawing at Maharishi University in Fairfield, Iowa, and will be in town through Saturday, […]

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Quick study

This edition of “Quick study” includes the inaugural show at the Met Breuer, Spring/Break’s roster of curators, The Review Panel, New American Paintings Northeast selection, Amy Sillman, Martha Tuttle, Robert Straight, and Patrick Neal’s thoughtful review of my show in Hyperallergic. Looking forward: In March “Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible,” opens […]

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Sculptural objects around town

The return of the sculptural object that was highlighted so beautifully in “Greater New York” at MoMA PS1 continues this month in many of the galleries. Some pieces are freestanding, others wall-mounted, and most refer to the sculptural tradition (rather than painting) for meaning. Even Frank Stella, whose tightly-hung solo […]

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Email: Meeting Alan Neider

Connecticut-based artist Alan Neider has been making art for over forty years, and for the past few we have been corresponding. Long before combining painting and sculpture became a popular strategy for painters, Neider was constructing three-dimensional objects – including lamps, chairs, curtains, and non-objective forms – to paint on. […]