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."

SANDI SLONE: QUICK METTLE

November 12, 2012

Tags: Sandi Slone

Sandi Slone. Vulcan Love. 2012. Oil and acrylic on canvas, 46 x 43 inches. Courtesy of Allegra LaViola Gallery.
From September 5 through October 6, “Sandi Slone: Quick Mettle Rich Blood” was at Allegra LaViola, on the Lower East Side. I thought the show worth seeing and accordingly wrote a favorable review of it for artcritical.com. My summary of Slone’s career, as I’ve followed it over the past (more…)

COMING ATTRACTIONS

September 1, 2012

Tags: Andy Warhol, Bernini, George Bellows, Matisse, Picasso, Alina Szap0cznikow, Sandi Slone, Carolanna Parlato, George Hofmann

Detail of "Kalila and Dimna," in Arabic. Syria? 1354. Bodleian Librarires. University of Oxford, MS. Pococke 400, fol. 75b.

In June, I was up in Connecticut, and had a delicious scone with Stacie Weiner, friend & subscriber to the print edition of FMD. She asked what big shows would be coming to New York in the autumn, so here is the beginning of a list. It’s primarily of museums, as they announce their plans earlier and in more detail, but at the end are four galleries (more…)

RABBITS IN THE HAMPTONS

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…)

2 GALLERIES, 1 GALERIE

July 11, 2011

Tags: Sandi Slone, Frank Wimberley, Arnold Schonberg

Arnold Schönberg (1874-1951), Gaze, 1910. Oil on cardboard, Belmont Music Publishers, Pacific Palisades. Courtesy Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna. (c) 2011 Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/VBK, Vienna. Photograph (c) Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna

Summertime is group show time. Two galleries, Spanierman and Allegra LaViola, are indulging that impulse with abstract shows, while the Neue Galerie is employing it to examine early 20th century Austrian modernism.

Allegra LaViola is on the lower East Side (not far from the Educational Alliance, where Rothko exhibited, in his salad days, and (more…)