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Theresa Hackett: Divide and confront

Contributed by Riad Miah / Theresa Hackett’s “Around the Bend,” her second solo show at High Noon Gallery and first at its new location, could also be titled “Inside and Out.” The inventive installation allows the viewer to weave through her four 72 x 48 inch double-sided, mixed-medium paintings, which […]

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Hanging on for dear life: Ann Craven at Karma

Contributed by Zach Seeger / “It’s in the eyes,” a teacher told me about a Giacometti painting that hung on the wall in his den. “The sitters stare blankly and persistent. We stare back.” Ann Craven’s current exhibition “Animals Birds Flowers Moons” at Karma, separated into three locations, is a […]

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Inna Babaeva: Into the sunny void

Contributed by Rachel Beach / Sometimes we let the world bury us, if only temporarily. And sometimes we center ourselves, tighten our core, and lift. After a year (or four) that no one could fathom, the onset of spring in New York City coupled with a whiplash vaccine rollout has […]

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Rebecca Purdum: Touch, tactility, materiality

Contributed by Carol Diamond / In very good art, stark opposites like life and death, night and day, and pain and joy co-exist in harmonious juxtaposition, eliciting the powerful fusion of vastly different emotions through empathy and imagination. The eight large paintings in “Rebecca Purdum, Breathing Painting,” currently on view at […]

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Ilana Savdie: Carnival abstraction

Contributed by Paul Laster / Blurring the boundary between abstraction and figuration, Ilana Savdie makes colorful canvases that take the eye on a rollercoaster ride through splashes of paint, flesh and body parts. A recent Yale MFA grad who has continued to work in New Haven over the past year […]

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Kathryn Lynch: Allusive places

Contributed by Patrick Neal / Sometimes we see something better when we don’t look directly at it. This thought permeated my viewing of Kathryn Lynch’s impressive paintings at Turn Gallery on the Upper East Side. Her current exhibition, fittingly titled “Between the Streets,” showcases her crowning achievement as a painter: […]

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Lauren Luloff: Absorbed into color

Contributed by Erin Yerby / Lauren Luloff’s semi-transparent panels of silk, in their very stillness, betray a slight flutter of movement like “a winged creature that flits from one form to the next.” These windowed-openings onto swaths of spiraling color, seem to approach what Walter Benjamin described as the child’s […]

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Adam Henry: Full spectrum

Contributed by Adam Simon / It has been argued that there is no such thing as an abstract painting anymore, only pictures of abstract paintings. What sounds like a slur on abstract painters is simply an acknowledgement that digital technology, social media and the proliferation of images has affected how […]

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Jack Tworkov: Laying down line

Contributed by Sharon Butler / In the 1960s, Jack Tworkov began to feel as if he had taken Ab-Ex gestural abstraction as far as it could go without repeating himself. Reluctant to keep making paintings in which the once wild and expressive brushstroke would appear a predictable go-to move determined […]

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David Byrd’s palpable tenderness

Contributed by Craig Taylor / The late David Byrd’s affecting show, on view at Anton Kern Gallery, revolves around what he called his magnum opus: an artist book, Montrose VA 1958–1988, chronicling his job as an orderly at the New York State Veterans’ Home psychiatric ward. Like many artists of […]