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."

AROUND & ABOUT

November 26, 2010

Tags: Francine Tint, Gregory Coates, Hofmann, Arthur Simms, E. Peter Schroeder, Stieglitz, Miró, Harry Houdini, Thomas Nozkowski, John Baldessari

A number of shows that I’ve seen in the past month merit attention, mostly because of their quality (though sometimes for other reasons).

At the top of this list is “Divine Influence: Past and Present” at Wilmer Jennings (through December 31). Billed as “contemporary abstract art and items from the Merton D. Simpson (more…)

FOR YOUR HOLIDAY VIEWING PLEASURE...

November 24, 2010

Tags: Jules Olitski, Anthony Caro, Jan Gossart, Goya

Should you be in the mood for looking at art over the holiday weekend, here are three shows that I can highly recommend --- or rather, one show and two half-shows.

The one show that I can unqualifiedly recommend is “Jules Olitski & Anthony Caro: Making Art as Naked as Possible, 1964-1978” at (more…)

2 STARS, 1 ARTIST OF DUAL AMBITION

November 17, 2010

Tags: Anthony Caro, Larry Poons, Jill Nathanson

At Mitchell-Innes & Nash in Chelsea, one may see “Anthony Caro: Upright Sculptures” (through December 11). If you have never seen a Caro exhibition, this is well worth a visit, but (more…)