Report from the Front

Art criticism, sometimes with context, occasional politics. Published in hard copy 5-7 times a year. New shows: "events;" hard-copy rates & how to support the online edition: "works."


July 21, 2010

Tags: Michael Filan, Picasso, Durer, Frederick Law Olmsted, Calvert Vaux, Matisse

The press release for “Excavations Non-Objective: Paintings by Michael Filan” was a real turnoff, illustrated as it was with reproductions of two of the sloppiest paintings I’ve seen. They looked as though the artist had simply hung his canvases on a wall, and slung paint at them, allowing it to (more…)


July 2, 2010

Tags: Percival Goodman, Motherwell, Gottlieb, Ferber

The Jewish Museum has two appealing summer shows, one for grownups and one for the kiddies. (more…)