August cool

In a shortlist for NY Magazine, Rachel Wolff recommends these shows as a respite from the grueling NYC humidity: “The Abstract Impulse,” at the National Academy Museum through February 2008“A visual time line of the museum’s 50-year love-hate relationship with abstract art.” Lance Esplund reports on the show in the NYSun: ” Lately, the National … read more… “August cool”

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Guggenheim’s Pousette-Dart show draws reviews

“Richard Pousette-Dart,” curated by Philip Rylands with Luca Massimo Barbero. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY. August 17- Sept. 25. Exhibition travels to Galleria Gottardo, Lugano, Switzerland, October 10 to December 22. See NYTimes slide show of the exhibition. Peter Schjeldahl reports in the New Yorker: “Pousette-Dart’s blowzy spirituality is a trial, what … read more… “Guggenheim’s Pousette-Dart show draws reviews”

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Wrangling over Rudolf Stingel

Leslie Camhi in the Village Voice: “Zigzagging between figuration and abstraction, his disparate oeuvre is filled with conceptual antics, optical pleasures, and abject traces of his melancholy presence…. At times visually dazzling, his work is also strangely off-putting—flirting on the one hand with decay, and on the other with pure decoration….There’s an emperor’s-new-clothes-ish quality to … read more… “Wrangling over Rudolf Stingel”

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