Xico Greenwald reviews Aubrey Levinthal: Refrigerator Paintings on view at The Painting Center, New York, through January 28, 2017. Greenwald writes: “Milk jugs and the condiments in the icebox are arranged into formally rigorous compositions that show off Ms. Levinthal’s feel for paint… her unpretentious canvases of everyday subjects dialogue with modern masters, particularly School […]
Xico Greenwald reviews Gregory Amenoff: New Paintings at Alexandre Gallery, New York, on view through October 29, 2016. Greenwald writes that Amenoff’s “landscape-based abstractions teeming with organic shapes that suggest trees, caves, plant cells, soil, sky and water. But the forms here are not based on careful observation of the natural world. Rather, these are […]
Xico Greenwald reviews Watteau’s Soldiers: Scenes of Military Life in Eighteenth-Century France at The Frick Collection, New York, on view through October 2, 2016. Greenwald writes: “The paintings gathered here might have been integral to Watteau’s artistic development. Perhaps these early experiments composing figures outdoors sparked the idea for fête galante scenes, with wounded soldiers […]
Xico Greenwald reviews three New York painting shows: Place and Passage: Elisa Jensen & Ruth Miller at the New York Studio School (through April 5), Eleanor Ray: Paintings at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects (through April 20), Standing on Cardboard: Avital Burg at Slag Gallery (through April 3, 2014). Greenwald writes: “Jensen paints trendy figures […]
Three artists exhibiting side-by-side at the Painting Center are presenting refreshingly straightforward abstractions.
Two recently opened downtown exhibits bring together artists with much in common, as well as contrasts that, when seen together, allow for deeper appreciation of their respective works.