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Report from the Front

Art criticism, sometimes with context, occasional politics. New shows: "events;" how to support the online edition: "works."



Installation View of "Wilfredo Lam:  The Imagination at Work," 510 West 25th Street, November 9 - December 21, 2021, Photography  Courtesy of Pace Gallery.   At right:  "Les Oiseaux Voilés,"


I'm awfully late with this, but I do want to get a plug in for "Wilfredo Lam: The Imagination at Work," currently offered under the joint auspices of Pace and Gary Nader at Pace's headquarters, 510 West 25th Street in Chelsea (through December 21).  Even if the color schemes of many of the works on view tend heavily toward tans or grisaille, at their pointy-headed best they offer an eerily pleasant change of pace from the brightly and often garishly colored world outside.   Read More 

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