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Seen in New York, January 2019

Paul Corio reviews a selection of exhibitions, including shows of work by EJ Hauser, Jennifer J. Lee, Eleanor Ray, Jim Osman, Robert Otto Epstein, Josef Albers and others.

Rackstraw Downes @ Betty Cunningham

John Yau reviews Rackstraw Downes: Paintings and Drawings at Betty Cunningham Gallery, New York, on view through October 14, 2018. Yau writes: “In ‘Outdoor Passageway at 15 Rivington,’ Downes recognizes infinite time (the sky above), seasonal time (the air conditioning units), and historical time (the dirty walls), as well as time passing (the passageway). Despite all the […]

David Humphrey @ Fredericks & Freiser
Two Coats of Paint

Jonathan Stevenson reviews David Humphrey: I’m Glad We Had This Conversation at Fredericks & Freiser, New York, on view through February 25, 2017. Stevenson begins: “David Humphrey’s visual and intellectual virtuosity – augmented by the smooth surface finality of meticulously applied acrylic paint – is such that he seems to accomplish everything he wants in […]

Agnes Martin @ the Guggenheim Museum
Too Much Art

Mario Naves reviews the Agnes Martin retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, on view through January 11, 2017. Naves writes: “After flirting with biomorphism, Martin settled into her signature groove: patterning—typically, grids or horizontal stripes—laid out with underplayed concision. The color palette, from the get-go, is limited. Grays and off-whites predominate, so much so that […]

Daubigny: Inspiring Impressionism
Apollo Magazine

Sam Kitchener reviews the recent exhibition Inspiring Impressionism: Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh at the Scottish National Gallery. Kitchener writes: “Just how far Daubigny influenced Monet and vice versa is left open to interpretation here. But a startling use, or rather perception, of colour, had long been a feature of Daubigny’s work… Van Gogh’s work during […]

A Conversation with Emil Robinson

One common thread that runs through all of Robinson’s work is a complex psychology – a tension and a depth of feeling that results from intense and perceptive observation.

Pierre Bonnard @ Palace of the Legion of Honor

Mark Van Proyen reviews Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia at the Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, on view through May 15, 2016. Van Proyen notes that the exhibition enables "a fresh look at the way that Bonnard was able to use the fluctuating warm and cool radiances of the color spectrum to model […]

Jacqueline Humphries in New Orleans

Scott Indrisek reviews a show of works by Jacqueline Humphries at the Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans, on view through February 28, 2016. Indrisek writes; "Upstairs, a gallery outfitted with black lights provides a coolly psychedelic environment for a series of canvases painted with ultraviolet enamel pigments. What might have been a nifty gimmick is […]

Eleanor Ray @ Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects

John Yau reviews Eleanor Ray: Paintings at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, on view through December 24, 2015. Yau writes: "[Ray's] cropping also reminds us that every view is partial. We cannot step back and see everything; we can only get closer. Within these demarcated areas, Ray uses a lightly textured skin of […]

Joan Semmel: Interview

Susan Silas interviews painter Joan Semmel. Across Fives Decades, a retrospective of Semmel's work is on view at Alexander Gray Associates, New York, through May 16, 2015. Semmel comments: "I never thought of myself, when I switched over, as a 'figurative painter.' Never. I never made the break. I was never figural. What I was […]

Alice Neel’s Brothers Karamazov

Dan Piepenbring blogs about Alice Neel's illustrations for Fyodor Dostoevsky's Brothers Karamazov, on view in Alice Neel: Drawings and Watercolors 1927-1978 at David Zwirner Gallery, New York through April 18, 2015. Piepenbring writes: "In the thirties, Neel made a series of illustrations for an edition of The Brothers Karamazov that apparently never came to fruition. […]

Ann Gale @ Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects

John Yau reviews paintings by Ann Gale at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, on view through February 15, 2015." Yau writes that "Gale’s ostensible subject is the record of an encounter between her and someone else, whether it is a model or her own face, which she presumably uses a mirror to scrutinize. […]

Cy Twombly @ The Morgan Library

John Yau reviews Cy Twombly: Treatise on the Veil at the Morgan Library & Museum, on view through January 25, 2015. Yau writes: "In Twombly’s case, every scribble and scrawl feels absolutely necessary. This is how the drawings in the exhibition came across, and I could only marvel at them. Through the placement of the […]

John Zurier: Color, Light & Memory

Rachel Howard profiles painter John Zurier whose work is on view at the Berkeley Art Museum through December 21, 2014. Zurier comments: "Elmer [Bischoff] gave me this idea that you could find the color tone of the painting — all the colors work together to create a very specific tone, and once that’s found, you […]

Lisa Breslow @ Kathryn Markel

Larry Groff blogs about the paintings of Lisa Breslow on view at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York through December 20, 2014. Groff notes: "The emotional register of this body of work is dialed to a more serious channel for visual contemplation. Despite the loose touch everything here seems carefully considered and finds its place. […]

Stuart Shils: Painting by Other Means

David Cohen considers the photographic works of painter Stuart Shils in an essay for the exhibition Stuart Shils: because i have no interest in those questions… at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, on view through December 21, 2014. Cohen writes: "Stuart Shils is a painter. His very being has come to be filtered through […]

Cornelia Thomsen: Stripes and Structures

Robert C. Morgan reviews Cornelia Thomsen: Stripes and Structures at Leslie Feely Gallery, New York, on view through October 25, 2014. Morgan writes: "This highly original hard-edge painter and soft-edge draughtswoman has produced one of the more interesting exhibitions involving color, line, and form in the current enterprise of abstract painting. Her pictorial images, which […]

Otis Jones & Bret Slater

Michael Corris reviews an exhibition of works by Otis Jones and Bret Slater at Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, on view through July 28, 2014. Corris writes that Jones' and Slater's works are "related, but different. Both artists approach painting as though they are making models of painting, and their models churn out paintings that are, […]

Julije Knifer: Unstable & Expansive Geometry

John Yau reviews Julije Knifer at Mitchell-Innes and Nash, New York, on view through March 15, 2014. Yau writes: "By varying the relationship between the black and white areas, Knifer is able to calibrate a different dance between solid and void, dark and light… In many of the paintings, while I mentally registered a constant […]

Amy Sillman: Parts & Labour

Matt Saunders interviews painter Amy Sillman about her work. Sillman comments: "I have several different registers of drawing. First comes big thickets of abstract marks, what Deleuze calls ‘asignifying traits’, through which I try to locate something, some weight or presence. Into this comes a kind of semiotics, when I’m drawing an image, but it’s […]