NYTimes Art in Review: Greebaum, Thuring, Berryhill

Joanne Greenbaum,”Untitled 2009,” oil and acrylic on canvas, 80 x 78 inches. Courtesy D’Amelio Terras “Joanne Greenbaum: Hollywood Squares,” D’Amelio Terras, Chelsea. Through Oct. 31. Roberta Smith: Joanne Greenbaum’s new paintings are nicely abrasive, inharmonious in color and, generally speaking, a little nuts. They make the eyes spin….The best works here emphasize dark tones, if … read more… “NYTimes Art in Review: Greebaum, Thuring, Berryhill”

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NY Times Art in Review: Little, Man, Smith, Tegeder

JAMES LITTLE, June Kelly Gallery, New York, NY. Through June 9. HOLLAND COTTER: Each stripe becomes a self-defined spectrum, each painting a rainbow. Such results could be just pretty; the work’s titles — “Satchmo’s Answer to Truman,” “The Marriage of Western Civilization and the Jungle” — seem designed to make sure we don’t see them … read more… “NY Times Art in Review: Little, Man, Smith, Tegeder”

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NY Times Art in Review: Powhida, Katz, Minter

“WILLIAM POWHIDA: The Writing Is on the Wall,” Schroeder-Romero, New York, NY. Through May 16 Holland Cotter: William Powhida, art world vigilante, virtuoso draftsman, compulsive calligrapher, fantasist autobiographer and recently self-announced gallery owner and art dealer, has a semi-solo show at Schroeder-Romero well worth catching. As in the past, Mr. Powhida, who lives and works … read more… “NY Times Art in Review: Powhida, Katz, Minter”

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NY Times Art in Review: Mickalene Thomas, Allan D’Arcangelo, Sarah Crowner

“Mickalene Thomas: She’s Come Undone!” Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY. Through May2. Roberta Smith: Yet there is a fast-food obviousness to these paintings. Their potpourri of contemporary precedents is too easily parsed: Kathe Burkhardt’s raw images of Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Colescott’s racial indiscretions and the decorative (often beaded) overkill of artists like Lucas Samaras, Lisa … read more… “NY Times Art in Review: Mickalene Thomas, Allan D’Arcangelo, Sarah Crowner”

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“Every feeling waits upon its gesture, and I had to be prepared to recognize this moment when I saw it”

“In the mid-1930s, as her writing career was just starting to take off, Eudora Welty thought she might become a photographer. As a junior publicity agent for the Works Progress Administration, she had traveled around rural Mississippi taking pictures of people coping with the Depression. In letters and while visiting New York, she lobbied publishers … read more… ““Every feeling waits upon its gesture, and I had to be prepared to recognize this moment when I saw it””

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NY Times Art in Review: Tazeen Qayyum, John Wesley, Alexi Worth, Keltie Ferris, Trenton Doyle Hancock

“Tazeen Qayyum,” Aicon Gallery, New York, NY. Through Jan. 11. Karen Rosenberg: “Insects also figure in small paintings by Tazeen Qayyum, who renders cockroaches and other household pests with extraordinary delicacy. (Like the well-known contemporary artist Shahzia Sikander, Ms. Qayyum studied miniature painting at the National College of Arts in Lahore.) The pins and small … read more… “NY Times Art in Review: Tazeen Qayyum, John Wesley, Alexi Worth, Keltie Ferris, Trenton Doyle Hancock”

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Sean Landers: Anticipating the “pathological narcissism of the blogosphere”

Sean Landers is best known for his layered text paintings, which typically advertise his artistic triumphs and failures in tragicomic fashion. In his current installation, “Set of Twelve,” at Friedrich Petzel, Landers reconfigures a series of videos he made in 1990 that feature obsessive monologues spoken rather than painted. Appearing in his empty studio, speaking … read more… “Sean Landers: Anticipating the “pathological narcissism of the blogosphere””

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NY TImes Art in Review: Loeb, Brown, Ackermann

“Damian Loeb: Synesthesia, Parataxic, Distortion, and the Shadow,” Acquavella, New York, NY. Through Oct. 7. Ken Johnson: “With its portentous Damien Hirst-like title, ‘Synesthesia, Parataxic Distortion, and the Shadow,’ it promises something more spectacular than the pleasant, conscientiously well made, illustrative paintings that make up this exhibition.Mr. Loeb produces what you might call Photorealist Melodrama. … read more… “NY TImes Art in Review: Loeb, Brown, Ackermann”

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NY TImes Art in Review: Larissa Bates

In the NY Times, Karen Rosenberg wonders why Larissa Bates, whose small ink-and-gouache paintings are guys-only versions of Darger’s impish, militant Vivian Girls, wasn’t included in the Henry Darger show at American Folk Art Museum. “In the ‘MotherMen’ series, centaurlike creatures give birth in the woods. The ‘Lederhosen Boys,’ young scamps with chubby limbs and … read more… “NY TImes Art in Review: Larissa Bates”

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NY Times Art in Review: Hopper, Ellis, “Constraction,” Pearlstein

“Edward Hopper: Etchings,” Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York, NY. Through Aug. 15. Ken Johnson: “Early in his career, when the demands of commercial illustration left him little time to paint, Edward Hopper turned to printmaking and produced some of the most moving and memorable graphic images in 20th-century American art. This small gem of … read more… “NY Times Art in Review: Hopper, Ellis, “Constraction,” Pearlstein”

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