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."


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…)


May 22, 2011

Tags: John Griefen

John Griefen. (No title). 2011. Acrylic on handmade paper, 48 in. x 46 in.
I can't resist showing my online readers this new paper piece by John Griefen. I find it really exciting, so exciting that I'm featuring it in the supplement to my DeLuxe print edition, issue #95, to be mailed out (complete with accompanying interview)to my subscribers in the next week or so.