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Gaby Collins-Fernandez: Studio Visit
Gorky's Granddaughter

Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy visit the studio of painter Gaby Collins-Fernandez. “For me the idea of having competing realms of visuality is really interesting. So, what is the spatial expectation of a painting? What is the spatial expectation of something which reads as something that lives in digital space? … What is the expectation for […]

Peter Lanyon: Total Immersion in Landscape
Apollo Magazine

Maggie Gray reviews Peter Lanyon: Cornwall Inside Out recently on view at Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, London. Gray writes: “Over the course of his career Lanyon devised a unique approach to painting that relied on his total immersion within the landscape. He would walk, drive, climb, cycle, swim and eventually glide across and over Cornwall; he learnt […]

The Dazzling Sweep of the Hunter Color School
Hyperallergic

Thomas Micchelli reviews Radiant Energy at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, on view through May 13, 2018. Micchelli begins: “Radiant Energy is both the title and the most succinct descriptor of the exhibition bringing together, for the first time, the paintings of Gabriele Evertz, Robert Swain, and Sanford Wurmfeld, key members of the […]

Josef Albers: Bauhaus in Mexico
New York Review of Books

J. Hoberman reviews Josef Albers in Mexico at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, on view through March 28, 2018. Hoberman writes that the exhibition “makes Albers’s appreciation [of Mexico] evident, juxtaposing his studies, typically drawn on graph paper, with both his finished artwork (mostly paintings, one lithograph) and his fastidious arrangements of tiny on-site photographs. Serially organized […]

Joanne Greenbaum: Structure and Flow
Big Red & Shiny

Liza Bingham reviews Joanne Greenbaum: Things We Said Today at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, on view through April 7, 2018. Bingham writes: “The abstract paintings in the Anderson Auditorium, all untitled, are ultimately nothing if not self-portraits, of a kind. They reveal Greenbaum’s compulsive drawing practice, writ large on […]

Back When Painting Was Dead
Hyperallergic

John Yau “[takes] issue with … [the] myth that painting, after taking a hiatus in the 1970s, ‘returned’ in the 1980s. This view justifies the fact that painting was ignored or denigrated during the 1970s, as it verifies the appetites of the marketplace… In narrowing down painting, as [critics] Greenberg, Stella, and Judd did, they overlooked […]

Brett Baker, New Paintings @ Elizabeth Harris Gallery

Painters’ Table readers are invited to an exhibition of my new paintings at the Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York.

Thomas Nozkowski @ Pace Gallery
Brooklyn Rail

William Corbett reviews an exhibition of paintings by Thomas Nozkowski at Pace Gallery, New York, on view through February 15, 2018. Corbett writes that Nozkowski’s paintings “have a cheerful and clear engagement with their world. They do not ask to be read or figured out. They belong to that strain of twentieth century American painting […]

John Walker: At the Edge of Land and Water
artcritical

Wendy Gittler reviews John Walker: The Sea and The Brush recently on view at the New York Studio School. Gittler writes: “Walker’s quest to reassemble pictorial language from a diverse painting vocabulary is no easy task. Throughout his long career he has searched for ways to meld the painterly traditions of Goya, Constable, Turner and […]

Pat Adams @ Victoria Munroe Fine Art
artcritical

Anne Sherwood Pundyk reviews Pat Adams: Then Found at Victoria Munroe Fine Art, New York, on view through January 27, 2018. Pundyk writes: “The works in Then Found span the years 1997 to 2016. This is only a third of the more than six decades Adams has spent building her extensive body of perceptual, non-figurative, mixed media work. […]

Christian Bonnefoi: Taking the Painter Out of Painting
Hyperallergic

Gwenaël Kerlidou writes about the work of Christian Bonnefoi. Kerlidou writes: “Bonnefoi’s strategies seem to condense a few aspects of the work of his American contemporaries: the objectification and theatricalization of a gesture devoid of pathos of David Reed; the deconstructing strategies of Jonathan Lasker — even if Lasker’s use of exaggeratedly thick brushstrokes seems […]

Joel Longenecker: Studio Visit
Gorky's Granddaughter

Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy visit the studio of painter Joel Longenecker. Longenecker explains: “… what I really want to create is a slab [of nature] … I remember having a thought … I wanted to be able to go out into nature with a giant carving knife and carve out a chunk of what I […]

Laura Owens: The Sky Is the Limit
ARTnews

Phyllis Tuchman reviews a mid-career retrospective of Laura Owens’ work at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, on view through February 4, 2018. Tuchman writes that Owen’s recent abstract works “are bold, handsome works that exemplify how a new wave of artists is approaching the making of abstract paintings. Instead of appropriating, say, […]

Laura Owens: Moving Targets
Art in America

Nancy Princenthal reviews a mid-career retrospective of Laura Owens’ work at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, on view through February 4, 2018. Princenthal writes: “What critics offer often in defense of abstract painting amounts to proclaiming its unique sincerity—the argument is that good painting is, perhaps singularly, unironic in its quest for transcendent […]

John Walker @ the New York Studio School
Arte Fuse

Jonathan Goodman reviews John Walker: The Sea and The Brush at the New York Studio School, on view through January 21, 2018. Goodman writes: “The directness of Walker’s abstractions, highly patterned in their composition and emotionally direct, claim our attention by virtue of their immediacy and their freedom from pretense. Walker seems to have internalized […]

Ryan Crotty @ High Noon Gallery
Hyperallergic

Stephen Maine reviews Ryan Crotty: Never the Less at High Noon Gallery, New York, on view through February 4, 2018. Maine writes: “To the extent that Crotty’s work is about the fluid movement of color across the surface, it can be viewed in terms of Color Field painters such as Morris Louis and Helen Frankenthaler […]

Cecily Brown: Interview
Brooklyn Rail

Jason Rosenfeld interviews painter Cecily Brown on the occasion of her recent exhibition A Day! Help! Help! Another Day! at Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Brown observes: “It would be ironic if this horrible period in our history was producing really good art, for a change. I’m uncomfortable talking about something too specific to my […]

Painting as Total Environment
Hyperallergic

Jason Stopa writes about “Laura Owens, Keltie Ferris, Rachel Rossin, and Trudy Benson — artists who have explored multi-media paintings that rival sculpture.” “These works,” Stopa argues, “feel constructed as opposed to made, and engage with several forms of tactility, illusion, and physical depth. In a time in which younger artists continue to churn out […]

Romare Bearden: Abstraction
Hamptons Art Hub

Peter Malone reviews Romare Bearden: Abstraction recently on view at the Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase. Malone writes: “Because Bearden’s career appears, even in the limited scope of this exhibition, a steady and consistent affair that holds to narrative and figurative concerns over many decades, it follows that any formal innovation he experimented with […]

Frances Barth @ Silas Van Morisse
artcritical

David Brody reviews Frances Barth: New Paintings, 2011-2017 at Silas Van Morisse Gallery, Bushwick, Brooklyn, on view through December 17, 2017. Brody begins: “Frances Barth’s new paintings combine calm planes of beautiful color with graphic details that suggest landscape, while also subverting easy spatial readings. As with Thomas Nozkowski’s cryptic modes of abstraction, Barth’s uncertain […]