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."


April 15, 2012

Tags: Lauren Olitski, Susan Roth, Ann Walsh, Janice Van Horne

"Color & Edge" at Sideshow Gallery. Left to right: Roth, Walsh, Olitski. Courtesy Sideshow Gallery.
“Three strong women” is how Darryl Hughto, fond husband of Susan Roth, describes the participants in “Color & Edge: Lauren Olitski Susan Roth Ann Walsh,” at Sideshow (through May 20). The catalogue essay, by Sarah K. Rich, further ties together these three artists (more…)


April 13, 2012

Tags: Frank Bowling, Arthur B. Davies, Willard Boepple

Willard Boepple at Lori Bookstein. Courtesy of the artist & Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York. Photo: Etienne Frossard.
Two galleries opened 3 shows worthy of note on March 29. I’m sorry that I didn’t get around to reviewing them earlier, but I’ve been troubling my pretty little head over the many comments that David Cohen got for his negative review in of the Jack Bush show at Freedman Art. My positive review (more…)