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Martin Bromirski’s universe

    Check out Martin Bromirski’s scrappy, small-scale abstractions at John Davis through Saturday. Besides working in his studio, Bromirski blogs at anaba. The charm of Bromirski’s paintings is that he always goes too far, but somehow manages to make it work. In 2006, his work was featured on PaintersNYC. […]

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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 […]

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Jaudon: Greater incident and interest

Current Art Pics takes a look at Valerie Jaudon’s show at Von Lintel Gallery, and includes plenty of links to related artists and materials. “Jaudon emerged in the early 70s, and is usually linked with the Pattern and Decoration movement, concerned with the acceptance of a wider range of folk […]

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Deborah Brown loves animals

At artnet, blogaphobic Charlie Finch writes that his old pal Deborah Brown has captured the feeling of Pier 25 and other natural NYC sites in a new series of paintings at Lesley Heller Gallery. “These paintings arrive none too soon, as tacky glass high-rises obliterate much of the sparse nature […]

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Merlin James’ elusive architecture

Glasgow-based Merlin James’ small architectural paintings invite various associations – domesticity, industry, nostalgia. The mix or alternation of functionality and ornament, and the reference to models or source images, create resonances with the artificial structuring and ‘building’ of the paintings themselves. In The Village Voice, RC Baker compares James’ paintings […]