Ai me! It’s not only in Chelsea that I am seeing shows about which I am only partially enthusiastic. If I was putting together my own exhibition, here are selections from solo exhibitions by four artists in uptown galleries that I’d include. The artists are Richard Diebenkorn, Margie Hughto, Ronnie Landfield & Frank Wimberley. Read More
Report from the Front
Art criticism, sometimes with context, occasional politics. New shows: "events;" how to support the online edition: "works."
CRITIC’S FANTASY (UPTOWN EDITION)
February 18, 2016
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THREE OLD MASTERS
February 7, 2016
Why do we look at great art of the past? First, to enjoy it. Second, to remind us how much we have forgotten about its quality and how wise it is to refresh that memory so that we can use it to evaluate the present. For both reasons, I recommend not only the surprising inspiration provided by the moving museum retrospective of Joaquín Torres García but also the fine but more familiar gallery shows of Kenneth Noland and Jules Olitski. Read More
A CRITIC'S FANTASY...
February 1, 2016
Every critic has a secret fantasy…..mine, last week, was that I could extract the few quite nice to very nice paintings that I saw while making the rounds in Chelsea from the context of the shows in which they appeared – in other words, I was fantasizing a gallery of my own…. Read More