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."

THE ART SCENE AS MARKET

April 25, 2011

Tags: Kenneth Noland, Anthony Caro, Jill Nathanson, Miljan Suknovic

Miljan Suknovic, Diptych. 2010. Acrylic on canvas, 72" x 115".
Earlier this spring, I pulled a groin muscle, so I’ve schlepped to Chelsea only occasionally recently, nor have I gotten to those Lower East Side venues that the Times now touts as the hangouts of the new. Maybe I’m only making excuses, but one big reason (more…)

AH SO! VERY INTERESTING!

April 16, 2011

Tags: Kenneth Noland, Peter Reginato

A highly interesting and very stimulating exhibition is “Kenneth Noland: Paintings, 1958-1968” at Mitchell-Innes & Nash Chelsea (through April 30). The emphasis on these ten paintings is on variety, rather than unity. A Noland show in the ‘50s or ‘60s might have focused more immediately on just one aspect of the artist’s output (more…)