Joy Garnett stops the passing glance

This is the last week to see Joy Garnett’s show at Winkleman. In Time Out New York, Jennifer Coates reports that the four large paintings in the exhibition look like they could be representing imaginary places, but they are in fact based on news photos from the Internet. “By charging her source material with Munch-like … read more… “Joy Garnett stops the passing glance”

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Introducing my electronic mob

Although off the subject of painting, I must comment on Lee Siegel’s new book Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob (Spiegel & Grau, $22.95), which seems like it might be a good (if annoying) read for bloggers. Lee Siegel argues that our ever-deepening immersion in life online doesn’t just … read more… “Introducing my electronic mob”

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Alberto Burri: surgeon turned artist after WWII

“Alberto Burri,” Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY. Through January 19. Alberto Burri (1915 – 1995) was born in Città di Castello, Italy. He earned a medical degree in 1940, before serving as a surgeon during World War II in North Africa where he was captured in 1943 by Allied troops and sent to the … read more… “Alberto Burri: surgeon turned artist after WWII”

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Rave reviews for Schnabel’s new film in which a paralysed man dictates a memoir with his eyeball

“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” directed by painter-filmmaker Julian Schnabel. I’m a big fan of Julian Schnabel’s films, especially Basquiat–what painter doesn’t appreciate the scene in the art gallery with Willem Dafoe as the older, undiscovered painter who works as an art installer?–so I’m pleased to read that the new one is equally good. … read more… “Rave reviews for Schnabel’s new film in which a paralysed man dictates a memoir with his eyeball”

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New reviews: Kara Walker’s racy cutouts

“Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love,” organized by Philippe Vergne and Yasmil Raymond, both from the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN. Whitney Museum of American Art, , New York, NY. Through Feb. 3. UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA March 2 to June 8, 2008. At Time Out New York, Howard … read more… “New reviews: Kara Walker’s racy cutouts”

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Latin American abstraction, 1930s-1970s

“The Geometry of Hope: Latin American Abstract Art From the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection,” organized by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, curator of Latin American art at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin, where it originated. Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY. Through Dec. 8. For an interactive exploration … read more… “Latin American abstraction, 1930s-1970s”

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Courting De Balincourt

“Jules de Balincourt: Unknowing Man’s Nature,” Zach Feuer Gallery (LFL), New York, NY. Through Oct. 13. “Unknowing Man’s Nature” is one of Artcal’s top picks, and also recommended by Art Fag City. Paddy Johnson writes about de Balincourt’s paintings in Flavorpill: “Named by New York magazine as one of ten artists most likely to succeed … read more… “Courting De Balincourt”

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