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iona rozeal brown and Clare Woods in Los Angeles

In LA Times’ “Around the Galleries’ column Holly Myers recommends Brown at Sandroni Rey Gallery and Clare Woods at Karyn Lovegrove Gallery: “The painter iona rozeal brown has been circling the same relatively narrow territory since completing her graduate degree at Yale five years ago: the unlikely — or at […]

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NYTimes Friday art reviews: Alex Hay

Roberta Smith reviews: “Alex Hay’s paintings have always operated in the unlikely gap between modernist abstraction and a precise form of rendering that relates to both Pop Art and Photo Realism…This show takes him into new terrain with six paintings completed from 2003 to 2007, which get better as they […]

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Martín Ramírez drawings at the San Jose Museum of Art

Kenneth Baker in the San Francisco Chronicle: “These days, art museums frequently introduce important exhibitions with orientation materials. They seldom enlist another institution to do it for them, as the San Jose Museum of Art has with its visually gripping exhibition ‘Martín Ramírez.’ Stop first at San Jose’s Mexican Heritage […]

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NY Magazine features Chelsea gallery recommendations

In New York Magazine, Karen Rosenberg asks, given “an afternoon in Chelsea: which shows are worth the sweltering slog?” Before all the galleries close and their staffs make the customary late-summer retreat to cooler climes, she offers this guide to the season’s final must-sees. Several include painting. Read more.

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Unrehearsed expressiveness in art

Kenneth Baker in The San Francisco Chronicle recommends The Passionate Gesture: “Hackett-Freedmaninvites us to think about whether and how we can recognize unrehearsed expressiveness in art. Modernism staked itself on fresh starts, or faith in them, again and again. Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism, Surrealism, Constructivism, on down to Pop Art, […]

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“In Her Own Right: Minnesota’s First Generation of Women Artists” at the Minnesota Museum of American Art

Marianne Combs in a Minnesota Public Radio broadcast about pioneering work by Minnesota’s first professional women painters: “Any story about American women artists involves grit and determination, even today. But this is particularly true of these first Minnesota women. The exhibition, titled “In Her Own Right” focuses on five painters. […]

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What is painting?

‘What Is Painting?” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Through September 17 In The Village Voice, R.C. Baker recommends the show: “This big, brightly didactic survey of painting movements since roughly 1965 feels a bit like the Astor Place Kmart—blocky white spaces filled with disparate goods of mixed […]