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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."

 

BIG TOP EVENT AT WHICH SIDESHOW SHINES: NATION V

Once again, Richard Timperio has led us “Thru the Rabbit Hole,” and into the wonderland that is “Sideshow Nation V” at Sideshow in Williamsburg (through February 26). Its mammoth Excel-lent checklist chronicles 519 items contributed by 479 artists, and, as always, much the same consistently high quality is maintained throughout. How does he do it? Read More 
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WONDERLAND IN WILLIAMSBURG: TIMPERIO’S MAGNUM OPUS

"Down the Rabbit Hole" at Sideshow
For the 15th year, we are getting our marvelous double dose of TRULY WORTHWHILE ART, constituting the handiwork of nearly 600 painters, sculptors, photographers, video artists and practitioners in a further range of media that defies description. The show in question is “Through the Rabbit Hole : Life on Mars,” at Richard Timperio’s Sideshow in Billyburg, Read More 
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NOODLING AROUND THE NEXUS

Richard Timperio, Dancer, 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 39.5 x 33.5 inches. Courtesy the artist.
All the art fairs have been the nexus of the art scene in Manhattan this spring, but obviously hundreds of other viewing spaces have been showing their prides and joys as well. Four whom I’m going to highlight (alas, belatedly) in paragraphs below are 1) Jack White at Peg Alston (closed May 16); 2) “The Space Between” at the New York Studio School (closed March 22); 3) “Once Upon a Time and Now,” at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (officially closed April 6, though its permanent works remain on view) and 4) Louise P. Sloane & Richard Timperio at André Zarre (closed May 9). Read More 
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OPENING NIGHT

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  Read More 
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SEPTEMBER SONG

This has been a social month for me, so I'll cover it in an appropriately chatty manner. Feature attractions are the shows by Frank Bowling, whom I haven’t dealt with at length since 2006, and Joyce Weinstein, whose work I’ve reviewed twice within the last two years. I’ll also mention four upcoming Canadian shows. Read More 
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