Tag: Roberta Smith

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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 […]

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Small talk with Roberta Smith

In the NY Times, Roberta Smith notices that the galleries are full of small abstract painting lately.”Small may be beautiful, but where abstract painting is concerned, it is rarely fashionable. Big has held center stage at least since Jackson Pollock; the small abstractions of painters like Myron Stout, Forrest Bess […]

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NYTimes Art in Review: Edward Wheeler and Edgar Bryan

Roberta Smith on Edward Wheeler (1912-92), a contemporary of Philip Guston (1913-80), who offered among the sharper alternatives to Abstract Expressionism. “Wheeler’s work started to resurface about 15 years ago. In the face of AbEx’s big scale, open gestures and abstract purity, he cultivated tightly wound geometries that were fiery […]

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On Jasper Johns at the Met

At artnet, Donald Kuspit suggests that Johns is a good avant-garde conformist, and that his gray is evocative of the “man in the gray flannel suit.” “Modernism was no longer a terra incognita of art when Johns entered its ranks, but an established phenomenon, if still a little risqué, at […]

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NYTimes Art in Review: Martin, Bradford, Poons

“Chris Martin,” (click through for good set of images) Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY. Through March 1. Roberta Smith: “It makes sense that Mr. Martin had his first solo show in 1988. Although he rightfully counts the painters Alfred Jensen and Forrest Bess among his inspirations, his style might […]