NY Times Art in Review: Richard Tuttle, Richard Phillips

“Richard Tuttle: Walking on Air,” PaceWildenstein, New York, NY. Through April 25. Ken Johnson reports: Richard Tuttle’s new fusions of painting and sculpture are a joy to behold. All 12 pieces in this buoyant show have the same basic structure: two narrow, horizontal lengths of fabric, one above and slightly overlapping the other, are fitted … read more… “NY Times Art in Review: Richard Tuttle, Richard Phillips”

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NY Times Art in Review: Robert Mangold

“Robert Mangold: Drawings and Works on Paper 1965-2008,” PaceWildenstein, New York, NY. Through April 4. Holland Cotter reports: “Taken in isolation, none of these abstract forms are particularly gripping. But when they’re arranged together, salon style, across the gallery wall, as they are at PaceWildenstein, their invention and variety are a thrill. Possibly, scale is … read more… “NY Times Art in Review: Robert Mangold”

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Brooklyn Rail silent art auction: Buy this painting!

Join me at The Brooklyn Rail Silent Art Auction, hosted by Pace Wildenstein, on September 5, from 6-9pm, where you can bid on my painting (at left, see details below), as well as many other extraordinary pieces donated by well-regarded artworld bigs, including local favorites Chris Martin, James Siena, Amy Sillman, and Joe Amrhein. The … read more… “Brooklyn Rail silent art auction: Buy this painting!”

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How Thomas Nozkowski scaled back the rules and rhetoric

I forgot to include the three small Nozkowski paintings at the Armory Show on my list of most compelling small-scale paintings at the recent NYC fairs. At Daily Gusto, Harry reports about the Thomas Nozkowski lecture he attended at the Fisher Landau Center in Long Island City, Queens. The occasion was a small survey of … read more… “How Thomas Nozkowski scaled back the rules and rhetoric”

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Eye-popping, snarling James Siena

In the NY Sun, David Cohen writes that the quality of line in James Siena’s new figurative grotesques relates to the quilt- or lattice-like grids and labyrinths of classic Siena pictures. “Not just formally but also in terms of their own morphology: The line seems as subservient to algorithm as depiction, even though they work … read more… “Eye-popping, snarling James Siena”

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Show of the week: James Siena At Pace Wildenstein

From the press release: James Siena’s new work, completed in 2006 and 2007, includes approximately 20 enamel paintings on aluminum or copper and 60 works on paper created with mixed media, including ink, graphite, gouache, color pencil, and Conté crayon on paper or board. This exhibition includes Siena’s signature abstract paintings but also debuts a … read more… “Show of the week: James Siena At Pace Wildenstein”

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