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 22, 2014

Tags: Richard Estes, Susan Roth

Susan Roth, North Country Girl, 2013. Powder coated steel, acrylic paint. 29" x 24" x 12". Private Collection. Courtesy S&D Studios and Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, The George Washington University. Photo: Darryl Hughto.
Washington DC has a number of worthwhile shows this autumn: Neo-Impressionism at the Phillips Collection, Richard Estes at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and – most provocatively – Susan Roth at the Luther W. Brady Gallery. It made for a busy day for me, but I got them all in.


Moving in (more…)


April 15, 2013

Tags: Stanley Boxer, Frank Bowling, Susan Roth

Susan Roth (b. 1950). Sun Kissed, 1983. Acrylic on handmade paper, 22 x 30 inches. Courtesy of David Mirvish. Photo courtesy of Freedman Art.
Not all the Manhattan gallery shows worthy of discussion are in Chelsea, SoHo or the Lower East Side. There are still hardy survivors in midtown and on the Upper East Side, and four exhibitions in particular have provided enjoyment for me as winter—at long last—is giving way to spring. Three of them (more…)


April 15, 2012

Tags: Lauren Olitski, Susan Roth, Ann Walsh, Janice Van Horne

"Color & Edge" at Sideshow Gallery. Left to right: Roth, Walsh, Olitski. Courtesy Sideshow Gallery.
“Three strong women” is how Darryl Hughto, fond husband of Susan Roth, describes the participants in “Color & Edge: Lauren Olitski Susan Roth Ann Walsh,” at Sideshow (through May 20). The catalogue essay, by Sarah K. Rich, further ties together these three artists (more…)