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."


February 18, 2016

Tags: Richard Diebenkorn, Margie Hughto, Ronnie Landfield, Frank Wimberley.

Frank Wimberley (American, b. 1926). Tide Murmur, 2011. Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 inches. Courtesy Gerald Peters Gallery.
Ai me! It’s not only in Chelsea that I am seeing shows about which I am only partially enthusiastic. If I was putting together my own exhibition, here are selections from solo exhibitions by four artists in uptown galleries that I’d include. The artists are Richard Diebenkorn, Margie Hughto, Ronnie Landfield & Frank Wimberley. (more…)

10 Reviews & 1 Advisory

March 26, 2013

Tags: Jim Dine, Thomas Nozkowski, Amalia Piccinini, Ronnie Landfield, Charles Hinman, Peter Reginato, Walt Kuhn, Marina Adams, Walter Robinson, Franz Kline, Fran Kornfeld, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Thornton Willis

In the following post, I will offer reviews of ten (count them, 10) gallery exhibitions, around about Manhattan & in Williamsburg. I also offer a briefer advisory about “Painted on 21st Street: Helen Frankenthaler from 1950 to 1959,” at Gagosian on 21st Street (through April 13). I don’t yet know what I’ll say about (more…)


November 18, 2012

Tags: Peter Halley, John Zinsser, Morris Louis, Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland, Frank Stella, Hofmann, Ronnie Landfield

Ronnie Landfield. Bluebird, 2ooo. Acrylic on canvas, 89 x 76 in. Photo courtesy the artist.
Despite the depredations of Hurricane Sandy, a number of abstract shows have been rearing their curly heads this fall. The biggest and most prestigious (at least, until MoMA opens its big historical “Inventing Abstraction” in December) was “Conceptual Abstraction” at Hunter College’s huge but curiously arid West 41st Street Times Square Gallery (more…)


September 9, 2011

Tags: Yuriko Yamaguchi, Maja Lisa Engelhardt, Ronnie Landfield, Richard Timperio

Well, I’m not often this much on top of the news, but I did get out yesterday to see four shows that were just opening.

First, I took in Yuriko Yamaguchi’s “Interconnected” at Howard Scott (through October 15). The gallery bills her as a conceptual artist, but actually this (more…)