“Chris Ofili,” David Zwirner, New York, NY. Through November 3. This is Ofili’s first NY solo show since The Holy Virgin Mary came to the Brooklyn Museum in 1999 and sparked a huge controversy. Ofili now lives in Trinidad and no longer uses elephant dung on his canvases. In New York Magazine, Jerry Saltz reports … read more… “Ofili shows us the long journey, the big picture”
“Raymond Pettibon: Here’s Your Irony Back (The Big Picture),” David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY. Through October 20. Other Pettibon sightings:“Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967,” curated by Dominic Molon. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL. Through Jan. 6. “Running Around the Pool: Contemporary Drawing,” curated by Terri Lindbloom. Florida … read more… “What does Pettibon think?”
“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?”
“Summer 2007: Philip Akkerman, Francis Alÿs, Stephen Bush,” Goff+Rosenthal, New York, NY. Through August 3. See images. Daniel Kunitz In The Village Voice: “In art as in life, repetition can be a bore, a comfort, or even a novelty, depending on the context and how it’s done. Each summer in Chelsea, for instance, we go … read more… “Repetition examined at Goff + Rosenthal”
‘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 quality. Culled from MOMA’s collection, … read more… “What is painting?”