Over those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, when all most of us really want to do is sit in the shade and drink a cool drink, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is treating us to not one but two big, ambitious doses of blood and guts--two major loan shows dealing with the Civil War. Read More
Report from the Front
Art criticism, sometimes with context, occasional politics. New shows: "events;" how to support the online edition: "works."
July 19, 2013
As temperatures rose, I remembered that summer is a season for group shows, so I made a point of getting to some exhibitions featuring more than one artist. First was “New Paintings: Dana Gordon, John Mendelsohn” at Sideshow in Williamsburg (closed May 10). Both Gordon & Mendelsohn are mid-career abstractionists making Read More
July 9, 2013
The Montclair Art Museum is an easy commute. The De Camp Bus lines’ #33 route from Port Authority decants you on the doorstep of the museum in only 40 minutes or so, and the museum has long had a reputation for exhibitions that match the ambition – if not the scale – of Manhattan’ s museums. A year or so ago, I vastly enjoyed its presentation of “Cézanne in America,” and this time, I looked forward to seeing two new shows: “The New Spirit: American Art in the Armory Show, 1913” and “Oscar Bluemner’s America: Picturing Paterson, New Jersey” (both, alas, closed June 16). Read More