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."

FOUR IN BROOKLYN

May 24, 2014

Tags: Fran Kornfeld, Amalia Piccinini, Audrey Anastasi, TomKeough, Anders Knutsson, Scott Bennett

Tom Keough. Blizzard. 2013. Oil on canvas, 20 x 20 inches. Photo Courtesy Tabla Rasa.
For some time now, I’ve been citing the title of “Only the Dead Know Brooklyn,” a famous short story. It’s by the first Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938), a writer from Asheville, North Carolina who came to the Big Apple and in 1929 won fame for “Look Homeward, Angel,” a coming-of-age novel with a less than flattering portrait of his home town. (more…)

10 Reviews & 1 Advisory

March 26, 2013

Tags: Jim Dine, Thomas Nozkowski, Amalia Piccinini, Ronnie Landfield, Charles Hinman, Peter Reginato, Walt Kuhn, Marina Adams, Walter Robinson, Franz Kline, Fran Kornfeld, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Thornton Willis

In the following post, I will offer reviews of ten (count them, 10) gallery exhibitions, around about Manhattan & in Williamsburg. I also offer a briefer advisory about “Painted on 21st Street: Helen Frankenthaler from 1950 to 1959,” at Gagosian on 21st Street (through April 13). I don’t yet know what I’ll say about (more…)