Hofmann’s push-pull at the Rose

This winter the Rose Art Museum presents work that painting guru Hans Hofmann created for architect Josep Sert’s Chimbote Project in Peru. Created for a series of murals, the nine painting studies form a concise example of Hofmann’s strengths as an abstract painter and modernist visionary. All were created in 1950, a fertile period in … read more… “Hofmann’s push-pull at the Rose”

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Alexis Rockman’s painterly turn at the Rose

In The Phoenix Greg Cook reports that Alexis Rockman, whose earlier work is often compared to the Museum of Natural History’s diorama painting, has adopted an “expressionist action-painting style while holding to the disasters-of-global-climate-change theme. These paintings from 2005 to ’07 are a catalogue of The Day After Tomorrow–style weather calamities: a truck chugging through … read more… “Alexis Rockman’s painterly turn at the Rose”

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Honesty in art criticism at Brandeis

“Empires and Environments,” curated by Dominique Nahas and Margaret Evangeline. Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. Through April 13. Critic Dominique Nahas, who wrote an excellent essay for one of my exhibition catalogues, and artist Margaret Evangeline selected work from the Rose Museum’s permanent collection. Student reporter Rachel Pfeffer, baffled by the show’s … read more… “Honesty in art criticism at Brandeis”

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