Critic on critic: Charlie Finch vs. Dave Hickey

At artnet Charlie Finch beats down Dave Hickey, whose recent SVA lecture, “The Good Ennui,” has been circulated online via the James Kalm Report. (SVA has asked that the video be removed, so click over and watch it now, just in case.) “Watching a video of another ridiculous lecture by Dave Hickey at SVA, one … read more… “Critic on critic: Charlie Finch vs. Dave Hickey”


Loren Munk: Geographer of the NYC art scene

Loren Munk, “Greater Williamsburg” (2005-08) oil on linen, 48 x 60 inches Loren Munk, “The Bowery Small,” 2006-07, oil on linen, 36 x 24 inches. This afternoon I stopped by Loren Munk’s studio for a visit. Well known for his James Kalm Report videos, Loren has been working on some fascinating paintings that chart the … read more… “Loren Munk: Geographer of the NYC art scene”


Jonathan Lasker’s impishness rascality

Jonathan Lasker celebrates the act of making in highly controlled compositions of thick impasto elements and dense linear circuitry. Using color, silhouette, and pattern, Lasker invents a fresh vocabulary of abstract signifier and painterly glyph. “In The Oregonian, DK Row reports that Lasker, especially in the larger paintings, is like a cartographer of the abstract, … read more… “Jonathan Lasker’s impishness rascality”

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Mary Heilmann: Not such a dumb girl

Mary Heilmann’s exhhibition at Zwirner & Wirth features paintings and works on paper from the last three decades. Heilmann draws inspiration from her own experience, including the Southern California surf culture of her childhood, the San Francisco beatnik era of her teen years, the punk and new wave music scenes of 1970s and early 80s … read more… “Mary Heilmann: Not such a dumb girl”

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Art Bloggers @ Red Dot

Artbloggers @ Red Dot, Sunday, March 3010:00 to noonEvent blog: ArtBloggers@Who are all these bloggers? Joanne Mattera and I have organized an informal panel discussion during the Armory Fairs, and we hope all the curious bloggers (and blog readers) will stop by and take part in the dialogue.Confirmed panelists include:• Edward Winkleman• Carol Diehl, Art … read more… “Art Bloggers @ Red Dot”

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Fathoming the depths of Schnabelia

“Julian Schnabel: Navigation Drawings,” Sperone Westwater, New York, NY. Through Feb. 16. In the catalog for the show, Sounding in Fathoms: Julian Schnabel’s Recent Navigation Drawings, David Moos writes that “Schnabel’s work is rooted in exploring and trying to define the difference between epiphany and the commonplace. In his recent series of drawings on nautical … read more… “Fathoming the depths of Schnabelia”

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Courting De Balincourt

“Jules de Balincourt: Unknowing Man’s Nature,” Zach Feuer Gallery (LFL), New York, NY. Through Oct. 13. “Unknowing Man’s Nature” is one of Artcal’s top picks, and also recommended by Art Fag City. Paddy Johnson writes about de Balincourt’s paintings in Flavorpill: “Named by New York magazine as one of ten artists most likely to succeed … read more… “Courting De Balincourt”

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Art bloggers redefine media coverage of the arts

James Kalm endorses the new art bloggers in the July/ August issue of The Brooklyn Rail: “‘Don’t talk, paint. If you can express what you want in words you should be a writer or poet, not an artist.’ This was one of the slogans frequently repeated by faculty members in the art department where I … read more… “Art bloggers redefine media coverage of the arts”

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