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."

TRIED, TRUE & WHAT'S HAPPENING

June 21, 2011

Tags: Roy Lerner

Roy Lerner. Lady Luck. 2010. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 60 inches. Photo courtesy the artist.
Two fine shows of modernist abstraction are “Color Field Revised” at Loretta Howard (through July 25) and “Roy Lerner: ‘Passport’” at Bego Ezair (through June 30). The first is for those favoring the tried and true; the second, for more adventurous souls wanting to know what’s happening today.

The Loretta Howard show can be seen (more…)

THROUGH ROSE-COLORED GLASSES: 3 VIEWS

June 11, 2011

Tags: Oliver Johnson, Picasso, Louis I. Kahn

“To see the world through rose-colored glasses” doesn’t necessarily have to do with spectrums or palettes. Rather, it suggests a desire to look upon the bright side, and 3 current shows typify this outlook, in different ways.

At Peg Alston Fine Arts, we have “Oliver Johnson: Jazz Series, Paintings & Drawings” (more…)

OLITSKI: HOT HOT

June 4, 2011

Tags: Jules Olitski

One of hottest shows in town is also the inaugural exhibition of a new gallery, making a double reason to celebrate. Ann Freedman, formerly director at Knoedler’s, has opened her own gallery at 25 East 73rd Street, FreedmanArt. Her inaugural exhibition is “Jules Olitski: Embracing Circles," (more…)