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Chris Barnard’s grinding metaphors

 Chris Barnard, “No Exit (Source of Friction: Unpredictable actions of other actors),” 2007, oil on canvas, 84 x 62″   Detail, “No Exit” In the LA Times Christopher Knight informs us that “Full Spectrum Dominance,” the title of Chris Barnard’s show of five recent paintings at Sam Lee Gallery, is […]

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Burchfield in Buffalo and LA

In the LA Times, Christopher Knight calls the Hammer Museum’s Charles Burchfield show, organized by artist Robert Gober, breathtaking. In ArtNews, Hilarie M. Sheets reports that Gober started by plumbing the artist�s vast archives�some 30,000 works, including paintings, drawings, journals, doodles, and scrapbooks�at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo. […]

Remembrance Solo Shows

Picassify it

In the NY Times Carol Vogel wonders what Picasso was thinking during the final years of his life, when he was living in Notre-Dame-de-Vie on the French Riviera, obsessively producing images of musketeers and matadors, twisted couples and haunted women laced with obvious art-historical references or simply drawn from his […]

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R.C. Baker’s fictive, painterly narratives at Zone

In April, Village Voice art critic R.C. Baker has a show at Zone:Contemporary Art (formerly Zone: Chelsea Center for the Arts) that combines art, fiction, and design to create a multifaceted narrative that arcs from the Moscow show trials of 1937 to President Nixon�s resignation, in 1974. Divided into four […]

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NY Times Art in Review: Leon Kossoff and Xylor Jane

“Leon Kossoff: From the Early Years, 1957-1967, “Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY. Through March 28. Roberta Smith reports: This show is an informative treat. The early paintings of the British artist Leon Kossoff are not well known in this country. No American museum even owns one. Of the 10 […]

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Serban Savu: Ruins of a recent future

David Nolan features work by Serban Savu this month. Savu, part of a group of artists from Cluj, schooled in the tradition of Social Realism, grew up during the 1989 overturn of the Communist regime. He is one of the few painters from this group who still lives and works […]

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Charlie Finch on Kathleen Gilje’s 96 breasts

“I stopped by Francis Naumann’s 57th Street gallery last week to watch Kathleen Gilje install her altered series of 48 female portraits by John Singer Sargent, women that Kathleen has undressed and given the breasts of 48 living women….Now, with a brace of breasts, Kathleen seeks to have us open […]

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Shelly Adler’s romantic loneliness in Toronto

After spending the afternoon hosting a birthday party for a ten-year-old in a freezing ice rink, Canadian art seems appropriate, so here’s a piece about Canadian artist Shelly Adler, who currently has a portrait show at Nicholas Metivier in Toronto. In the National Post Leah Sandals reports that Adler’s earlier […]