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Report from the Front

Art criticism, sometimes with context, occasional politics. Published in hard copy 2-4 times a year. New shows: "events;" hard copy rates & how to support the online edition: "works."

 

UNADORNED ABSTRACTION: "NEW YORK – CENTRIC" AT THE ART STUDENTS LEAGUE

Gabriele Evertz, Chromatics + Metallics (Green), 2014.  Acrylic on canvas over birch panel, 24 x 24 inches.  Courtesy of Minus Space.

 

 

Although the venue didn't send me, there is a lively, exhilarating show of 20 abstract paintings by as many artists in the grandly-styled "Gallery of the American Fine Arts Society" at the Art Students League on West 57th Street (through May 1).  The show is entitled "New York – Centric" and it was curated by James Little, the hard-edged abstractionist whose work I most recently mentioned in my March 1 posting on "The Art Show." Read More 

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ART V. TERMINOLOGY: "LYRICAL ABSTRACTION" AT BOOKSTEIN

Kikuo Saito, Big O, 2010. Oil on canvas, 16.5 x 14 inches.  Image courtesy of the artist's estate and Bookstein Projects, New York.
 

 

 

What, after all, is – or was – "Lyrical Abstraction?"  You wouldn't believe what a web of confusion Wikipedia manages to weave around the term!  But that shouldn't inhibit you, gentle reader, from going to --- and enjoying – a highly diverting show of 13 pocket-sized works entitled "Lyrical Abstraction: Small Scale" at Bookstein Projects, at 60 East 66th Street on the Upper East Side (through April 13). Read More 

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