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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."

 

3 TIMES & PLACES

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.  Read More 
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RABBITS IN THE HAMPTONS

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  Read More 
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TRIED, TRUE & WHAT'S HAPPENING

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  Read More 
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TWO STEAMY DAYS & NOTES

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,  Read More 
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