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A strong, dark six-pack at Edward Thorp

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Edward Thorp Gallery�s �Turn of Thought,� which unfortunately just closed, was an especially good group show worthy of even retrospective note. Styled as �contemporary narrative painting,� the exhibition featured work by six broadly representational painters, all eminently capable of summoning discomfiting storylines from seemingly naive […]

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Report from Berlin: Ana Mendieta�s Super 8 films

Contributed by Loren Britton / Ana Mendieta�s exhibition at the Martin-Gropius- Bau is exquisite. Born in Havana, Cuba, in November 1948, Mendieta was sent to the United States in 1961, two years after Fidel Castro overthrew the Cuban Government. Her early work, some made while she was a student at the University of […]

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Barry Schwabsky and “The Divine Joke�

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Poet and art critic Barry Schwabsky curated a group show, on view at Anita Rogers through June 2,�in the spirit of�a Mina Loy essay in�The Blind Man,�a 1917 Dada journal of essays and poetry produced by Marcel Duchamp, Beatrice Wood and Henri-Pierre Roch�. In the […]

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Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam: About a painting

Brad Killam and his wife, artist-writer-educator-curator Michelle Grabner, transcribed the following conversation they had about Airport (2015), one of the terrific small-scale paintings that is included in Killam�s solo at Geary Contemporary. The exhibition, on view through March 17, includes both paintings and sculptures, each focused on the specific materiality of the chosen medium. The paintings revel in color, […]

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In transition: Regina Bogat in the 1990s

After exploring hard-edge abstraction and unconventional materials for decades, Regina Bogat began incorporating a more gestural approach into her work. These paintings, made in the 1990s, are on view at Z�rcher Gallery, NY, through March 2. Her daughter Anna Bogat Jensen wrote the following essay for Bogat’s exhibition catalogue. Contributed by Anna Bogat Jensen / In the 1990s, […]

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A three-hour tour: Selected Bushwick galleries

As some readers may remember, I went to the University of Connecticut for my MFA degree, and until last year, I taught an MFA seminar up in Storrs. These days my schedule doesn�t allow taking those beautiful foliage tours up to Storrs each week, so I invited the first- and second-year students for […]

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Gallery crawl in Hudson

Contributed by Suzanne Joelson / In Hudson, New York, among the soap shopsand home furnishings boutiquesare a few galleries where painting thrives, notably John Davis, Jeff Bailey, September, and Galerie Gris. The oldest of the group,John Davis,has shown esteemedpainters such asAmenoff, Bradford, and Brickhouse and is first on my list. […]

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Images: Becky Brown, Annette Cords, and accidental poetry

According to the press release for �Cognition-Stroll,� a collaborative exhibition on view at Project:ARTspace that features Annette Cords and Becky Brown, the hyphenated term is a literal English translation of the German compound word Erkenntnisspaziergang, which means “a practice of going out to gain deeper insight while walking.” Brown and Cords roam the streets of New York City, accumulating […]

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Alex O�Neal: Hiding Places in a Dream

Contributed by Katarina Wong / Alex O�Neal is an artist based in Cooperstown, New York, whose recent show �Hiding Places in a Dream� at Linda Warren Projects in Chicago was a visual knock-out – a dizzying array of hyper-saturated canvases balanced with intimate, small-scale drawings. Throughout the exhibition, O�Neal continues […]