Whitney Kimball

April 11, 2012, 8:15am

Spirit Level at Gladstone Gallery

Walking into the Spirit Level, on view through April 21, at Gladstone Gallery’s 24th Street branch, one passes through a hallway of Ann Craven’s large, dark paintings with taffy-colored off-white holes in the middle. The floor is lined with Latifa Echakhch’s “Frames”: rectangular rugs with the centers removed, so that only thin edges and fringes remain.

Listed under: New York, Review

April 04, 2012, 8:15am

Lichtenstein’s Landscapes in a Chinese Style at Gagosian

Roy Lichtenstein’s “Landscapes in a Chinese Style” at Gagosian Gallery’s 24th Street branch (exhibiting through April 7th) have more to do with style than they do with Chinese landscapes. Lichtenstein’s series of paintings, collage, and sculpture, leading up to his death in 1997, is a very logical chapter in his stylistic approach to genre, which Gagosian has presented in a steady succession of shows.

Listed under: Review

February 21, 2012, 8:15am

Terry Winters at Matthew Marks: Expressionism, Meet Science

On view at Matthew Marks are eleven large-scale paintings by Terry Winters. Each contains a web of diamonds, triangles, and rhombuses, which in places drift apart, and in others cling around invisible ripples, double-helixes, globes. Some are flat, chalky, and rug-like, while others recall wombs with thin, vibrant washes and cells in arranged in dimensional basket weaves. - Read more from NYC Contributor Whitney Kimball after the jump!

Listed under: New York, Review

February 08, 2012, 8:15am

Sarah McEneaney at Tibor de Nagy

Throughout Sarah McEneaney’s modest-sized egg tempera paintings at Tibor de Nagy, we find a singular tourist: a middle-aged woman in water shoes, a bike helmet, rectangular glasses, sketchbook in hand, often surrounded by cats.  Her sunny landscapes and idyllic country living rooms throw a brightly-colored wrench into all standards of reticent, high art taste. - Whitney Kimball, NYC Contributor

Listed under: New York, Review

January 25, 2012, 8:15am

Robert Buck at CRG: This American Graveyard

A horned cow skull on a nine-foot-tall cement totem looms in the entrance of CRG Gallery. As all of the works in Robert Buck’s show Kahpenakwu (“west” in Comanche), of paintings, drawings, and large sculpture, it serves as a tombstone for Native America, transforming the gallery into an industrial wasteland.

Listed under: Review

January 17, 2012, 8:15am

Not For Sale: Angela Dufresne

Always, there is a gap between new ideas and public acceptance.  Art history is rife with iconic figures and work which initially met with decades of rejection, not to mention a tendency toward posthumous adoration.  It's no leap to suppose that, whether due to market forces, critical trends, or perceived level of completion, an important chunk of today's work remains in artists' studios.  As part of a new interview series "Not For Sale," (inspired by the PS1 show of that title), I ask artists to discuss pieces which are unlikely to appear in a gallery.

Listed under: Interview, Q&A

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