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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."

 

HOLIDAY FUN

Kenneth NOLAND. No End. 1961. Acrylic on canvas, 55.25 x 55.25 inches.
David Evison, the British sculptor, was passing through town last week, and the two of us went sightseeing. Among the sights we saw was a perfectly delightful exhibition at Leslie Feely, entitled “Major Formats: Frankenthaler, Noland, Olitski, Christensen, Poons & Dzubas” (on view through January 11, though the gallery will be closed on December 24, 25 & 31, also January 1, 2014).

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THREE GENERATIONS AT SPANIERMAN

James Walsh. Clicks, 2009. Acrylic on canvas, 35 3/4 x 25 5/8 inches. Courtesy Spanierman Modern
Spanierman LLC and its sister gallery, Spanierman Modern, are (through June 8) displaying three exhibitions of abstract painting that might be said to constitute one show of three generations. The first show celebrates Perle Fine, an artist associated with the first generation of abstract expressionists; they mostly came to their  Read More 
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UP, UP & AWAY

Friedel Dzubas. Red Marina (sketch). 1972, Magna acrylic, 10 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches.
Currently at Loretta Howard are two shows: “Arrested Motion: Friedel Dzubas 1961-1971," and "Roberto Caracciolo: Seeing Red, A Decade of Work," (both here through December 23). The Caracciolo (on the upper level of the gallery) didn't prompt me to write about it. The Dzubas show, on the other hand,  Read More 
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....GREETINGS, FRIENDS!....

As you can see, gentle readers, From the Mayor’s Doorstep is now a blog, with sporadic entries and (one hopes) some feedback from my readers. At the moment, life is rich and full for me, so I don’t know when my next entry will be, but at the moment, I have four shows to report upon. Read More 
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