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January 02, 2013, 8:30am

PORN IN THE WOODS - DEVON DUNHILL CLAPP AT et al projects

By tackling taboo subject matter with an abject attitude, Devon Dunhill Clapp’s die weiße Schweinehund was an exciting way to end 2012. Clapp’s work is inspired by a dark side of the human experience. Internet dumping grounds like “space ghetto” and true horror stories from rides on the New York subway generate the imagery for his work.

Listed under: New York, Review

November 09, 2012, 9:22am

Liat Yossifor (NAP #79) On Huffington Post

There was a nice piece yesterday on Liat Yossifor by Huffington Post. Yossifor was in New American Paintings Pacific Coast Issue, #79. Below is the review of her exhibition at Ameringer McEnery Yohe:

Liat Yossifor's 'Thought Patterns' Trace The Image Of Thinking And A Moment Undone

Listed under: New York, Review

October 24, 2012, 8:25am

Into the Wild: Shara Hughes at American Contemporary

Shara Hughes (NAP #58) deserves our total, undivided attention when experiencing her works. There is little static or passive about the furiously colorful interiors and environments constituting See Me Seeing Me, her debut solo exhibition at American Contemporary. Are you ready to give your oculars a calisthenic workout? Dive in. — Brian Fee, Austin contributor

Listed under: New York, Review

October 22, 2012, 8:25am

Abstract Dissection: Alex Olson at Lisa Cooley

Alex Olson dialogues with her paintings, building up layers of oil on linen, asserting with palette knives or opining with a window scraper. When she is satisfied with the exchange, she backs off, revealing an array like those comprising Palmist and Editor, her second solo exhibition at Lisa Cooley. Each is so imbued with the history of its creation that it's not quite accurate to call them “nonreferential”. Like the exhibition title alludes, we must read them. — Brian Fee, Austin contributor

Listed under: New York, Review

October 18, 2012, 8:25am

Walled Garden at Klaus von Nichtssaggend Gallery

Walled Garden (On view through October 21st) inconspicuously groups landscape painting from several generations. You’ll find names as disparate from emerging net artist Travess Smalley to entrenched New York figure Lois Dodd (in the 50s, she co-founded the Tanager Gallery, where both Philip Pearlstein and Alex Katz got their start). All of the work loosely congregates around geometric blocks of color and a level of mid-process; the defining difference seems to be that younger artists are more fluid with materials. In that way, “Walled Garden” opens up.

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October 17, 2012, 8:25am

Painting Upgraded: Analia Saban at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

You'll never look at a painting and say: “OK, that's just a painting” after viewing Analia Saban's stunning New York solo debut at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. This young Argentinian artist, who has been increasing her international exposure exponentially every year, collides artistic tropes with whimsy and serious wit in an envelope-pushing array of works that are all, essentially, paintings. — Brian Fee, Austin contributor

Listed under: New York, Review

October 16, 2012, 8:25am

Anya Kielar's WOMEN at Rachel Uffner

If you've walked by Rachel Uffner this month, you've probably poked your head in. From the outside, Anya Kielar’s show of hanging screens (on view through October 21st) looks kind of like a staged birthday party, packed wall-to-wall with rows of colorfully-patterned traditional, folk, and tribal women. Inside, they give an ambience of passing through airy doors. - Whitney Kimball, NYC Contributor

Listed under: New York, Review

October 15, 2012, 8:25am

A Celebration of City-Living: Wendy White at Leo Koenig Inc.

Wendy White's (NAP #22, #28) Fotobild series, the subject of her third solo exhibition at Leo Koenig Inc., enhances the medium-blurring cool developed since her 2008 debut at this gallery. Angled structures and gestural graffiti recur, paired with silkscreened awnings stretched over metal armatures. What emerges is a deeply contemplative grouping, tied intrinsically to the urban landscape. — Brian Fee, Austin contributor

Listed under: New York, Review

September 21, 2012, 7:20am

FOUR SHOWS: NYC

NYC Contributor, Whitney Kimball, visits four New York galleries including Bosi Contemporary, Picture Farm, James Fuentes, and Louis B. James. Read her exhibition reviews after the jump!

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July 02, 2012, 8:20am

Clay Schiff and Scott Goodman at Bushwick Open Studios

While at Bushwick Open Studios a few weeks ago, I stopped by a storefront space shared by ten artists, a few of whom I'd known from school. Despite that bias, paintings by Clay Schiff and Scott Goodman stuck with me long after the visit was over. I think that's a good sign. - Whitney Kimball, NYC Contributor

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