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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."

 

TWO CATALOGUES: ONE HISTORICAL, ONE CONTEMPORARY:

"Willard Boepple: Wood and Paper, Sculpture and Prints," at Pamela Salisbury, Hudson, NY, June 27 to July 26, 2020.

 

 

Over the summer, with so many galleries on hiatus, I found myself collecting catalogues instead of going to shows as often as I'd like.  I now have acquired a number of these catalogues, and propose in this post to discuss two of them.  One catalogue, entitled "Esteban Vicente," accompanied a show that I'd seen and reviewed; the other, entitled "Willard Boepple: Wood and Paper, Sculpture and Prints," accompanied a show that I only wish I'd seen.  On the basis of what else I've seen of Boepple's work, I feel sure that I'd have given this show my usual rave review. Read More 

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WHAT OUR GALLERISTS HAVE BEEN UP TO

Yunhee Min, Movements (swell 1), 2015. Acrylic on linen, 45 x 45 inches (114.3 x 114.3 cm). (AMY28111). Courtesy Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe & the artist.
Our enterprising gallerists have more than one way to promote the artists they believe in. Here's a rundown of a slew of displays of work during this past winter and spring that I’ve found worth prospecting. Read More 
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CELEBRITIES, W. & W/OUT TALENT

Ezra Stoller. TWA Terminal at Idlewild (now JFK) Airport, Eero Saarinen, New York, NY 1962. Gelatin silver print. (c) Ezra Stoller, Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
In early February, I trotted down to Chelsea, to see three gallery shows that I’d heard and/or read about. Working my way uptown, I started first with the new HQ of Hauser & Wirth, on West 18th Street. The gallery turned out to be a huge, cavernous space of 24,000 square feet,  Read More 
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FILLING IN SOME BLANKS

"Nostalgia (For a While It Was Good to Have Been the Word 'Man')". Poem by Peter Viereck. Etchings by Esteban Vicente. Courtesy Woodward Gallery.
Over the winter, I also got around to a handful of gallery shows that I'd been notified about, and found something -- though not necessarily an awful lot ---to recommend them. One was the relatively new gallery of Bernard Jacobson, the Brit who also has a London gallery. So far, its New York outpost has concerned itself largely with British artists who don’t do an awful lot for me, but this winter’s group show, “Discursive Abstraction” (closed February 25) had several pieces which,  Read More 
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4 SHOWS

Esteban Vicente’s collages have the endearing quality of always seeming new. I so much enjoyed his current show at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery, entitled “Concrete Improvisations: Collages and Sculpture by Esteban Vicente.” It has been elegantly co-curated by Lynn Gumpert, Edward J. Sullivan & Ana Martínez de Aguilar and will be on  Read More 

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