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."

SMALL ISLANDS, BIG CHARM

June 16, 2016

Tags: Arthur Yanoff

Arthur Yanoff, Windward Mark, 2013-15. Acrylic and collage on canvas, 43 x 79 1/4 inches.
The Thimble Islands are an archipelago of more than 100 pieces of land in Long Island Sound, off northeastern Connecticut. Some are big enough for people to live on, but many more are just tiny granite outcroppings. Arthur Yanoff visited them a year or so ago, and created a sequence of abstract paintings about them. This is now the subject of a charming little exhibition at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, Connecticut. (more…)

Inspiration at Arrowhead

July 15, 2011

Tags: Arthur Yanoff, Kay Canavino, Herman Melville

Abstract paintings by Arthur Yanoff and representational photographs by Kay Canavino explore the relationship between the Berkshires landscape and author Herman Melville, who completed Moby Dick, his most famous novel, at Arrowhead, his farmhouse near Pittsfield, MA (now a National Historic Landmark and museum). About 30 paintings and photographs, under the title "Reflections on Melville," (more…)

TWO STEAMY DAYS & NOTES

June 28, 2010

Tags: Oliver Johnson, Pheoris West, Richard Yarde, Fred Danziger, Picasso, Fairfield Porter, William Zorach, Marguerite Zorach, Lennart Anderson, Leland Bell, Louisa Matthiasdottir, Temma Bell, Rosemarie Beck, Philip Guston, Ed Rath, Kenneth Noland, Roy Lerner, Peter Reginato, Francine Tint, Arthur Yanoff, Jules Olitski, Matisse

On two steamy days last week, I visited five galleries, all with reasons to recommend them. First was “Images of Dance: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Evidence Dance Company” at Peg Alston Fine Arts (through July 15). Founded in 1985 by Ronald K. Brown, (more…)