Catching up with Adam Cvijanovic

Back when I was an art student in Boston, everyone swooned over Adam Cvijanovic’s amazing command over paint and powerful subjectmatter, so I’m looking forward to seeing his ambitious new show based on D. W. Griffith’s 1916 silent epic “Intolerance,” at Bellwether this month. In the NY Times, Carol Kino profiles the irrepressible painter.“’I’m basically … read more… “Catching up with Adam Cvijanovic”

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NY Times Art in Review: Kannemeyer, Quabeck, Bessone, Nilsson, Dodge

“Anton Kannemeyer: The Haunt of Fears,” Jack Shainman, New York, NY. Through May 17. Ken Johnson: “A Tintin-style painting for a Bittercomix cover shows a happy white man on safari in an antique car driven by a black servant. The car is filled with boxes labeled Texaco and Halliburton. As a machine-gun-toting black soldier stands … read more… “NY Times Art in Review: Kannemeyer, Quabeck, Bessone, Nilsson, Dodge”

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NY Times Art in Review: Substraction, Dieter Roth

“Substraction,” curated by Nicola Vassell. Deitch Projects, New York, NY. Through May 24. Artist include Kristin Baker, Dan Colen, Rosson Crow, Elizabeth Neel, Sterling Ruby, Aaron Young. Roberta Smith: “The idea is that the artists in this show fuse the scale, painterliness and frequent performance aspects of postwar abstraction with the grittiness of contemporary street … read more… “NY Times Art in Review: Substraction, Dieter Roth”

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Is Danny Ocean in Zurich?

The art thefts in Switzerland this week would make a worthy sequel to Oceans Thirteen. Carol Vogel reports in the NYTimes that three men wearing ski masks walked into a private Zurich museum in broad daylight and grabbed four 19th century paintings. “They tossed them into a van and sped off, pulling off one of … read more… “Is Danny Ocean in Zurich?”

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Barkley L. Hendricks retrospective at the Nasher Museum

“Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool,” curated by Trevor Schoonmaker. Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC. February 7-July 13. The exhibition will travel to the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Santa Monica Museum, Los Angeles, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, and the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston. Born … read more… “Barkley L. Hendricks retrospective at the Nasher Museum”

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