Tag: The Village Voice

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Dawn Clements talks about drawing

“Dawn Clements: Conditions of Desire,” Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Through Nov. 12. Opens Friday Oct. 12. Check out James Kalm’s video of the opening. Dawn Clements talks with Eve Aschheim in The Brooklyn Rail. “When I start out to make a panoramic piece, I often work from left to right. […]

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Amy Sillman’s “Suitors & Strangers” in Houston

“Amy Sillman: Suitors & Strangers,” organized by Claudia Schmuckli. Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston, Houston, TX. Through Nov. 10. Ulrich Museum Of Art, Wichita State University, Kansas, April 19- August 5.In the Houston Press, Kelly Klaasmeyer reports: “Amy Sillman paints like she’s reincarnated from some […]

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Spanking young painters at NYC galleries

In The Village Voice, Christian Viveros-Fauné reports that younger artists may be more popular with dealers and collectors, but their work brims with derivative process, lackluster imagery, and cloying self-importance. “In the art world, youth is a prize (price?) commodity. No surprise here. After all, why should the art world […]

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A Peter Schjeldahl stop and chat

Christian Viveros-Fauné chats with The New Yorker’s art critic Peter Schjeldahl. “The only national chronicler of the expanding circus of art, Schjeldahl has spent four decades writing for publications like ARTnews, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and The Village Voice. At The New Yorker since 1998, Schjeldahl transitioned from […]

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Billy Sullivan’s painted portraits

“Billy Sullivan,” Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY. Through October 14. Leslie Camhi reports in The Village Voice: “Billy Sullivan’s extensive photographic archive forms the basis for his recent paintings, which are the major news here, rendered in loose brushwork and sometimes jewel-toned colors. ‘Sirpa’ and her breakfast return in them, […]

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The art of restitution

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s “Berlin Street Scene” (1913–14), on view at Neue Galerie, New York, NY. Through September 17. In the Village Voice, Morgan Falconer reports: “This show celebrates its arrival, bringing together similarly debauched urban imagery by Kirchner’s Berlin contemporaries. But while Street Scene is the showpiece, others outstrip it […]

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The critics respond: What is painting?

‘What Is Painting?” curated by Anne Umland. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Through September 17 In New York Magazine Jerry Saltz writes his own narrative for the exhibition: “The revisionism of this show works partly because it is so seamless. Except for one or two cases—a generically […]

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Repetition examined at Goff + Rosenthal

“Summer 2007: Philip Akkerman, Francis Alÿs, Stephen Bush,” Goff+Rosenthal, New York, NY. Through August 3. See images. Daniel Kunitz In The Village Voice: “In art as in life, repetition can be a bore, a comfort, or even a novelty, depending on the context and how it’s done. Each summer in […]

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What is painting?

‘What Is Painting?” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Through September 17 In The Village Voice, R.C. Baker recommends the show: “This big, brightly didactic survey of painting movements since roughly 1965 feels a bit like the Astor Place Kmart—blocky white spaces filled with disparate goods of mixed […]

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“Lines, Grids, Stains, Words” at MOMA

Sarah Schmerler in The Village Voice: “This smart little offering of Minimalist drawings is curated by Christian Rattemeyer (late of Artists Space). He’s scarcely been at the museum two months, and already he’s making his mark, mixing and matching periods and makers with impunity and inspiration. Skip the show’s rather […]