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Interview with Margaux Ogden
Bomb Magazine

Tess Bilhartz interviews Margaux Ogden whose exhibition Tidal Locking was recently on view at Tif Sigfrids. Ogden remarks: “Repetition is very present in ancient Roman architecture, and the degradation or evolution of form that happens over time interests me. You start out with a perfect copy, and eventually it is bastardized to a point where […]

David Row @ Loretta Howard

Peter Malone reviews David Row: Counter Clockwise at Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, on view through October 20, 2018. Malone writes: “Considering much of current abstract painting’s focus on spontaneity and one-off effects, Row’s tendency to revisit abstract elements embraced by earlier painters—not just Noland but Ellsworth Kelly, Dorothea Rockburne and Al Held, with whom […]

Jack Youngerman: Studio Visit
Gorky's Granddaughter

Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy visit the studio of artist Jack Youngerman. Youngerman discusses both his recent paintings and his sculptures.

From Stasis to Kinesis: The Woosters of Ted Stamm

Robert C. Morgan writes about Ted Stamm’s Wooster paintings, recently on view at Lisson Gallery, New York. Morgan writes: “The Woosters employ an unusual rectangular theme that extends into a triangular hinge on the left side. These works were both drawn in graphite and painted in black and white (and, later in silver). At the outset (1978), […]

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 […]

Cary Smith: Interview
Sound & Vision Podcast

Brian Alfred talks to painter Cary Smith at Smith’s recent exhibition New Paintings and Drawings at Fredricks & Freiser, New York.

Tom McGlynn: Liberating Geometric Shapes
Two Coats of Paint

Sharon Butler reviews Tom McGlynn: Station / Decal / Survey at Rick Wester Fine Arts, New York, on view through December 23, 2017. Butler writes: “The shapes [in McGlynn’s paintings] aren’t symbolic, and they don’t conjure a discrete narrative about internal relationships. But they do provide some evidence of this artist’s specific intention and process. His very […]

Ad Reinhardt: The Threshold of Perception

Justin Sterling reviews the recent exhibition Ad Reinhardt: Blue Paintings at David Zwirner Gallery. Sterling writes: “To see Ad Reinhardt’s paintings one must slow down the pace of everyday life. In the Blue Paintings … dating for the most part from 1950 to 1953, so much medium has been removed from the paint as to […]

Cary Smith @ Fredricks & Freiser
James Kalm Report

James Kalm visits Cary Smith: New Paintings and Drawings at Fredricks & Freiser, New York, on view through November 18, 2017. Kalm notes: “For decades now, Cary Smith has maintained an austere compositional approach to abstraction, developing themes that he expounds on as if they were Euclidian axioms. Though this might sound dry and overly […]

Remembering Larry Zox
Hamptons Art Hub

Alexander Zox remembers his father, painter Larry Zox, and growing up around painters in East Hampton. An exhibition of works by Larry Zox was recently on view at Berry Campbell Gallery, New York. Zox writes: “Painters existed in a kind of bubble here. But they could also find a sudden end, which I didn’t have […]

Gabriele Evertz & Sanford Wurmfeld @ Minus Space

John Yau reviews Gabriele Evertz/Sanford Wurmfeld: Polychromy at MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, New York, on view through August 12, 2017. Yau observes that the two artists’ “work is very different from each other, demonstrating that the ontology of color is a wide-open field — a space where research, color theory, and painting can arrive at very […]

Mario Naves: Interview
Savvy Painter Podcast

Antrese Wood interviews painter and writer Mario Naves.

David Novros @ Paula Cooper

David Rhodes reviews works by David Novros at Paula Cooper Gallery (through June 30). Rhodes writes: “Untitled (1975), and Untitled (Frog Altar) (1975) use right angles as pivotal compositional elements… Both the viewer and the painting are animated, provoking an experience like that of passing through a chapel or a cave, rather than analytically viewing […]

Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Mangold & David Novros
Hamptons Art Hub

Charles A. Riley II reviews three New York exhibitions: Ellsworth Kelly: Last Paintings and Plant Drawings at Matthew Marks Gallery (through June 24), Robert Mangold Paintings and Works on Paper 2013 – 2017 at Pace Gallery (through June 17), and works by David Novros at Paula Cooper Gallery (through June 30). Riley notes: “Touring this notably […]

Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms
Studio International

Natasha Kurchanova reviews Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 21 March – 23 July 2017.  Kurchanova writes: “The exhibition gives an insight into the development of modernism in Brazil, a country to which it was an extraneous mode of aesthetic language, developed under the influence of a […]

Joan Waltemath @ Anita Rogers
Steven Alexander Journal

Steven Alexander blogs about Joan Waltemath: Fecund Algorithms at Anita Rogers Gallery, New York, on view through June 1, 2017. Alexander writes: “Waltemath’s rich surfaces are built with a dizzying variety of materials, and her process occupies an uncanny zone between precision and spontaneity, with the physicality of the material being always present. Like visualized […]

James Little: Interview
Bomb Magazine

LeRonn P. Brooks conducts an extensive interview with painter James Little as part of the BOMB Magazine Oral History Project. In his introduction to the conversation, Brooks notes: “[Little’s] paintings are guided by intuitive responses to form, color, and feeling. This approach is not overly calculated, though its complexity may suggest so. His expression is […]

Harvey Quaytman @ Van Doren Waxter

David Carrier reviews Harvey Quaytman: Hone at Van Doren Waxter, New York, on view through April 28, 2017. Carrier writes: “In the 1980s when I met him, I got to know a great many abstract painters. Harvey was the happiest artist I had the pleasure of meeting. I think, even if you never met him, […]

Sean Scully: Wall of Light Cubed
James Kalm Report

James Kalm visits Sean Scully: Wall of Light Cubed at Cheim & Read, New York, on view through May 20, 2017. The gallery press release states that “In this show, Scully underscores the interplay between his two-dimensional and three-dimensional work, employing an expansive array of forms and materials, including oil and spray paint, watercolor, graphite, […]

Julian Stanczak (1928 – 2017)

Alex Greenberger remembers painter Julian Stanczak (1928 – 2017) who passed away March 25. Greenberger writes: “Stanczak’s acrylic paintings often tended toward brightly colored shapes and grids. Typically made through contrasting unlike hues, Stanczak was able to create compositions that are jarring to the eye. They highlight the act of seeing, in the process showing […]