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."

ONLY ONE BIG TOE….

October 6, 2015

Tags: David Evison, John Foster, Peter Hide, Cara London

Cara London, NYT Recycling, 2008. Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in. Photo courtesy of the artist.
I’m easing into the season gradually—so far, only one big toe in the water. In this posting, which is the first of two I'm putting up simultaneously, I shall deal with 3 of the 11 topics I’m introducing today. The 3 are: 1) a fine British exhibition catalog; 2) delectable paintings onstage & off in an East Village theater; and 3) surprising reading on “The Vermonter”… (more…)

AN INTERLUDE WITH SOME CATALOGS

January 19, 2014

Tags: Kenneth Noland, Helen Frankenthaler, Kline, Jens Jensen, David Evison, John Griefen

Franz Kline. "Ninth Avenue Elevated RR Station at Christopher Street," 1940-41. Oil on board, 16 x 22 inches. Private Collection. (c) 2012 The Franz Kline Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Not infrequently exhibition catalogs come my way. Here are four that I found of more than ordinary interest. The first three are of single artists: Noland, Frankenthaler & Kline. The third is a group show: Jens Jensen, David Evison, & John Griefen. The first three are of interest to me because of their attempts to find imagery in abstraction; the fourth is simply a handsome tribute of its own. (more…)

2 Sculptors, 5 Painters

September 27, 2012

Tags: William Tucker, David Evison, Gerhard Richter, Frank Bowling, Stanley Boxer, Dan Christensen, Joyce Weinstein

David Evison. M-2. 2010. Steel and copper, 40 in. high. Courtesy Galleri Heike Arndt
SCULPTURE: MANHATTAN

One of the most enjoyable shows on view in Manhattan at the moment is “William Tucker: Present and Past” at McKee (through October 13). The literature from the gallery emphasizes “Day” (2012), an 8-foot high, semi-abstract, terracotta-colored plaster horse’s head (destined, the artist hopes, to be cast in bronze). Pictured on the (more…)

A REVIEW FROM LONDON

November 29, 2011

Tags: David Evison, Willard Boepple, John McLean, William Perehudoff, Tim Scott

Tim Scott. Woodwind I. 2011. Plywood, H. 90 cm. Image (c)Tim Scott 2011
David Evison, the sculptor, normally lives in Berlin. At the moment, he has a teaching gig in China. Recently, he paused in London to take in an important exhibition there. Below is his report:

"Color and Substance" was the title of an exhibition at Poussin Gallery, Bermondsey St. (more…)

A NIFTY LITTLE SCULPTURE

July 3, 2011

Tags: David Evison

David Evison. M1. 2010. Steel and copper. H. 28 in. Photo courtesy Villa Köppe, Berlin
This nifty little sculpture, at once prickly and mellow, is one of two by David Evison that were recently exhibited in Berlin & will be reproduced in the supplement to the July 15 DeLuxe print editon of FMD, accompanied by an email interview with the artist.