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."

SEPTEMBER SONG

September 26, 2010

Tags: Frank Bowling, Joyce Weinstein, Richard Timperio, Terrence Keller, William Perehudoff, John McLean

This has been a social month for me, so I'll cover it in an appropriately chatty manner. Feature attractions are the shows by Frank Bowling, whom I haven’t dealt with at length since 2006, and Joyce Weinstein, whose work I’ve reviewed twice within the last two years. I’ll also mention four upcoming Canadian shows. (more…)

THE AUTUMN SEASON OPENS

September 5, 2010

Tags: Franklin Einspruch

Two years ago, I attempted to cover in breadth the huge Governors Island Art Fair, organized by “The 4heads;” this year, I focus exclusively on one artist, Franklin Einspruch, whose modest but charming exhibition of 9 small- to medium-sized paintings I visited yesterday, on the fair’s opening day. (more…)

THE LAST PROSE OF SUMMER

September 3, 2010

Tags: Charles Burchfield, Mike & Doug Starn, Ike Ude

The kind of show that appeals to feature writers on the Times is the incoherent mess of bamboo stalks assembled by Doug & Mike Starn on the roof garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Of far more visual satisfaction is “Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield,” (more…)