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."

PORTRAIT OF AN EXHIBITION ON 57TH STREET

July 10, 2018

Tags: Gene Davis, Hans Hofmann, Cleve Gray

Hans Hofmann ( German, 1880-1966), The Climb, 1960. Oil on board, 84 x 48 inches.
Beginning all over again, I am going to review a most remarkable & welcome exhibition at the Manhattan venue of Cavalier at 3 West 57th Street. The show is entitled “57th Street: America’s Artistic Legacy – Part I.” As nearly as I can tell, both its sculpture and more importantly its paintings were selected and hung by Ron Cavalier, co-founder and president of the gallery. This show opened on June 15th, and I am going to review what I saw when I visited it on Saturday, July 20th. (more…)

TWO OLD FRIENDS, OR PERHAPS....

February 1, 2012

Tags: Tim Scott, Cleve Gray, Stanley Boxer

Stanley Boxer. Capturestheheartland. 1991. Oil and mixed media on canvas, 40 x 46 inches. Collection of Spanierman Modern.
Two old friends, or perhaps “professional acquaintances” would be less presumptuous, are having exhibitions in Manhattan at present. At Loretta Howard, you may see “Tim Scott in the 60s and 70s” (through February 25). I first met this gifted British sculptor back around 1970, when I was living in London and trying to write a novel. (more…)