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."


November 30, 2013

Tags: Joan Miró, André Masson, Roy Lerner, Peter G. Ray, Jules Olitski

Peter G. Ray. "The Garden of Earthly Delights" 2013. Acrylic and oil on canvas, 72" x 102".
Three worthwhile gallery shows I’ve seen recently present art from three times & places. The earliest takes us back to the 1920s in Paris. The latest presents art as it is now, in exurban New York and Canada. The middle focuses on a painter who worked during the five decades in between, all the way from Florida to New Hampshire. (more…)


July 21, 2012

Tags: Sara Macculloch, Michael Gregory, Sandi Slone, Roy Lerner, Francine Tint, Joyce Weinstein, Peter Reginato

Sara McCulloch. Tree & Beach, 2012. Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches. Courtesy of Kathryn Markel Fine Arts.

Out on the South Fork of Long Island, the art fairs are multiplying like rabbits. The oldest, which has been in business for five years, is ArtHamptons, which was held this year between July 12 & 15, showcased the wares of about 75 galleries, and featured a special party celebrating the 100th birthday (more…)


June 21, 2011

Tags: Roy Lerner

Roy Lerner. Lady Luck. 2010. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 60 inches. Photo courtesy the artist.
Two fine shows of modernist abstraction are “Color Field Revised” at Loretta Howard (through July 25) and “Roy Lerner: ‘Passport’” at Bego Ezair (through June 30). The first is for those favoring the tried and true; the second, for more adventurous souls wanting to know what’s happening today.

The Loretta Howard show can be seen (more…)


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…)