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 BIGGEST LITTLE SHOW IN TOWN

February 5, 2013

Tags: Heide Hatry, Randy Bloom, Louise P. Sloane, Forrest Myers, Ann Walsh

"Sideshow Nation" (works by Bornstein & Krynski in the foreground).
So, it is with us once again – the greatest little show in town, the annual extravaganza at Sideshow in Williamsburg (closes March 3). This year, it’s called “Sideshow Nation.” The title was suggested by Nancy Haynes, one of the 476 artists listed on its incredible checklist, because, according to Sideshow’s mastermind, Richard Timperio, she sees the show as a country or a tribe of creativity “that has reached the status of an all-inclusive nation.” Another artist in the show, (more…)

SUMMER IN THE CITY

July 14, 2012

Tags: Heinrich Kuehn, Rineke Dijkstra, Burgoyne Diller, Ann Walsh

Palette in the shape of a pair of turtles. Naqada II (ca. 3650-3300 BC). Provenance: unknown. Graywacke. H. 15.3 cm (6 in.), W. 16 cm (6 5/16 in.), Th. 0.6 cm (1/4 in.). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rogers Fund, 1910 (10.176.78). Image: (c) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
I’ve been so busy dealing with the Barnes that I haven’t written about summer art fare in Manhattan, so here is a brief attempt to tell you what you might enjoy seeing in the cool, cool, cool of our delightfully air-conditioned art museums, and in a couple of galleries... (more…)

FOUR STRONG WOMEN

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…)

TWO EXTREMES; THREE OTHER PRETTY SHOWS

June 16, 2010

Tags: Andy Warhol, David Ratcliff, Kenneth Noland, Jeffrey Bye, Risa Glickman, Ann Walsh, Gene Davis, Monet

Sumer is icumen in, lhude sing cuccu! It’s time for summer group shows, and two Chelsea ones have recently grabbed my interest --- one because of the largest piece in it, the other because of very nearly the smallest. (more…)