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Art and Fiction: Petrushevskaya and the painter’s whirl

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / If they are successful, artists transport those who view their work to a different visual and psychic environment that nonetheless bears some crucial familiarity to the objective one that most people consciously share. The overlapping frames of reference enable critics, artists, and others to talk […]

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Art and Film: Alex Ross Perry�s little tyrant artist

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Alex Ross Perry�s gothic, resolutely arthouse chamber piece Queen of Earth is a fascinating study in the ominous subtext of friendship and the diabolical social neediness of even those who claim to hanker a respite from people. Elisabeth Moss immersively plays Catherine, an increasingly unhinged […]

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Stern verve: Joseph Zito at Lennon, Weinberg

  Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / The artist�s weight in ominous lead slabs, a combat helmet spilling with rose petals � in another artist�s hands these conceptual pieces would probably seem trite or overbearing. But Joseph Zito�s unerringly fine calibrations of irony combined with his formidable technical range and astutely […]

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Warp and weft: The grid at Mixed Greens

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Mixed Greens� enterprising group exhibition “Common Thread,” on view through August 28, positions a 1973 Bauhaus grid study by Anni Albers and Ellen Lesperance�s 2009 grid-based gouache deconstruction of her pre-Josef Albers sweater pattern as aesthetic and cultural springboards for work by nine contemporary female […]

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Ruth Root�s deep integration

Guest contributor Jonathan Stevenson / Ruth Root�s seven striking shaped canvases, on display at Andrew Kreps Gallery in Chelsea and all untitled, might recall Elizabeth Murray�s transcendent household paintings, Hermine Ford�s erudite explorations of nature and artifice, or, more distantly, Kelly and Stella�s hard-edge Minimalist works. Indeed, Root has freely […]