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When old-school is new: Michelle Segre at Derek Eller

At The Brooklyn Rail this month, Elizabeth Baker, former editor of Art in America, served as guest editor to the Art section, asking contributors to consider the question, “What’s new?” Writing in her introduction she suggested that Among the artists, words like “progress,” “innovation,” and “originality” barely crop up. Yet […]

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Elisabeth Condon: Walking in her own landscape

Elisabeth Condon’s exhibition at Lesley Heller  reveals a painter in the prime of her painting life. Condon’s colorful, trippy paintings exude the confidence and energy of a seasoned artist who knows how to unfurl an image with both abandon and control.  Exploded paint pours determine the initial compositions, then she […]

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NY Times Art in Review: Kelli Williams

Kelli Williams, “Wet Bar,” 2007, oil on panel, 12 x 16″ Kelli Williams, “Oviparous,” 2009, oil on panel, 16 x 20″ According to Ken Johnson in the NY Times, Kelli Williams, who paints images of naked women in pornographic poses, has big philosophical ambitions, but when she juxtaposes drawings of […]

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Amy Sillman: The O-G Volume 3

While visiting Amy Sillman’s exhibition at Sikkema Jenkins this month, readers can pick up the latest volume of The O-G for a buck. Folded inside the low-budget artist booklet is a small poster, “Some Problems in Philosophy,” sort of a crib sheet to understanding the famous philosophers and their theories, […]

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John Yau on Robert Ryman

In The Brooklyn Rail this month, John Yau writes about Robert Ryman. “Ryman’s works quietly but insistently call for enhanced looking, of becoming aware of the relationship between the physical and visual, substance and light. Because he believes in giving as good as he could possibly get in this dialogue […]

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Burchfield in Buffalo and LA

In the LA Times, Christopher Knight calls the Hammer Museum’s Charles Burchfield show, organized by artist Robert Gober, breathtaking. In ArtNews, Hilarie M. Sheets reports that Gober started by plumbing the artist’s vast archives—some 30,000 works, including paintings, drawings, journals, doodles, and scrapbooks—at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo. […]

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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 […]