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Diebenkorn arrives in New York

“Diebenkorn in New Mexico,” curated by Charles Strong and Charles M. Lovell; organized by the Harwood Museum in Taos, New Mexico. Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY. Through April 5. Click here to see images. Save those paintings from grad school. Between January 1950 and June 1952, Richard Diebenkorn was […]

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Morris Louis investigation

“Morris Louis,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY. Through Jan. 19.Widely recognized as an influential American post war painter, Morris Louis became an inspirational figure for other artists in the Color Field movement in the 1960s. From 1954 to 1962, Louis produced hundreds of canvases that represented a new direction […]

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Words Smith loves to hate

In the NYTimes, Roberta Smith takes issue with current art jargon, particularly the newly fashionable use of the word “practice” to describe the artmaking process. “When it comes to fashionably obtuse language, the art world is one of the leading offenders. Academic pretensions flash through like brush fire, without a […]

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Charles Shaw’s precisionist geometries

“Charles G. Shaw,” Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY. Through Dec. 22.“Manhattan Modern: The Life and Work of Charles Green Shaw, ” Archives of American Art, New York, NY. Through Feb. 7. Roberta Smith reports in the NYTimes. “Like his writing, Shaw’s paintings paddle serenely through various painting genres, among […]

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Fetching Freud’s etchings

“Lucian Freud: The Painter’s Etchings,” curated by Starr Figura. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Dec. 16 through Mar. 10. The press release says the exhibition presents the full scope of Freud’s achievements in etching, including seventy-five examples ranging from rare, early experiments in the 1940s to the large […]

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Monumental absence at the New Museum

“Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century,” curated by Richard Flood, Laura Hoptman, and Massimiliano Gioni. New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY. Through March 23. The only notable thing about painting in the New Museum’s inaugural show is its absence. In the NY Times, Roberta Smith reviews the […]

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Mark Greenwold’s small-scale painterliness

“Mark Greenwold: A Moment of True Feeling 1997-2007,” D C Moore Gallery, New York, NY. through Nov. 10 (today).Mark Greenwold’s tiny paintings, which he works and reworks, can take up to a year to complete. He says spending so much time looking at and thinking about a single work is […]

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Seurat’s light and shadow

“Georges Seurat: The Drawings,” curated by Jodi Hauptman. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Through Jan. 7. This exhibition, the first NYC show of Seurat’s work in fifteen years, includes conté drawings along with a few oil sketches and paintings. Surveying the artist’s entire career, from his academic training […]

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Friday NYTimes reviews: Schuyff, Henricksen, Rondinone

“PETER SCHUYFF,” Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, NY. Through Oct. 13. Roberta Smith: “Mr. Schuyff’s efforts extend the appropriation-art strategies of the 1980s, and are nasty but memorable pieces of work. Even nastier are a large group of often quite respectable 18th- and 19th-century drawings by forgotten artists to which Mr. […]