Contributed by Eileen Jeng Lynch / Angel Otero’s paintings revealed new palettes and breadth in his recent exhibition at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. In “Angel Otero: Elegies,” six monumental hanging pieces and three works on paper were installed alongside three of Robert Motherwell’s lithographs and drawings, including Motherwell’s “Elegy”studies and an excerpt of an … read more… “Angel Otero: Painting and the social landscape”
“Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love,” organized by Philippe Vergne and Yasmil Raymond, both from the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN. Whitney Museum of American Art, , New York, NY. Through Feb. 3. UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA March 2 to June 8, 2008. At Time Out New York, Howard … read more… “New reviews: Kara Walker’s racy cutouts”
In The Village Voice, Christian Viveros-Fauné reports that younger artists may be more popular with dealers and collectors, but their work brims with derivative process, lackluster imagery, and cloying self-importance. “In the art world, youth is a prize (price?) commodity. No surprise here. After all, why should the art world be different from the music … read more… “Spanking young painters at NYC galleries”
Christian Viveros-Fauné chats with The New Yorker’s art critic Peter Schjeldahl. “The only national chronicler of the expanding circus of art, Schjeldahl has spent four decades writing for publications like ARTnews, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and The Village Voice. At The New Yorker since 1998, Schjeldahl transitioned from writing weekly to bimonthly copy, … read more… “A Peter Schjeldahl stop and chat”
“What Is Painting?” curated by Anne Umland. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Through September 17. Read updated excerpts and follow links to a roundup of reviews by Jerry Saltz, Christian Viveros-Faune, R.C. Baker, Sarah Schmerler, Daniel Kunitz, and Dan Bischoff.
‘What Is Painting?” curated by Anne Umland. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Through September 17 In New York Magazine Jerry Saltz writes his own narrative for the exhibition: “The revisionism of this show works partly because it is so seamless. Except for one or two cases—a generically decorative canvas by Beatriz Milhazes … read more… “The critics respond: What is painting?”