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Surface Work @ Victoria Miro
The Guardian

Laura Cumming reviews Surface Work, a comprehensive survey of abstract painting by female artists, at Victoria Miro Mayfair (through June 16) and Victoria Miro Wharf Road (through May 19), London. Cumming writes that the show “is nothing less than an anthology of abstract painting spanning an entire century, from early constructivism to post-digital sampling, in which […]

Back When Painting Was Dead

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 […]

Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s
The New Yorker

Peter Schjeldahl reviews Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, on view through May 14, 2017. “Starting in the late nineteen-seventies, young American artists plunged, pell-mell, into making figurative paintings. That seemed ridiculously backward by the lights of the time’s reigning vanguards of flinty post-minimalism, cagey conceptualism, […]