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September 26, 2014 in Hyperallergic The main hall of the Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India show at the Rubin Museum (all photos courtesy the Rubin Museum) One of things I have always loved about the Rubin Museum is their fearlessness … Continue reading
posted in Hyperallergic ,August 4, 2014 Amy Sillman, “Me & Ugly Mountain” (2003), oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches, collection of Jerome & Ellen Stern (photo by John Berens) ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, New York — Walking into the Hessel Art Museum … Continue reading
May 30, 2014 Published in Hyperallergic Meryl Meisler, “The Village People Stepping Out” (The Grand Ballroom, Manhattan, June 1978), and detail of “Three Amigos” (Bushwick, Brooklyn, 1983) (all images courtesy the artist) In the late 1970s and early 80s, Meryl … Continue reading
February 25, 2014. Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit. Tagging gets its due at The Museum of The City of New York Do the names Dez, Doze, Phase 3, Dr. Revolt, Zephyr or … Continue reading
Spiegelman’s comix and more in Jewish Museum exhibition Much has been written about Maus, Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel that recounts the harrowing tale of Spiegelman’s parents’ experience and survival in Auschwitz. Much has been written about Spiegelman, the … Continue reading
Mapping globalization at Aicon CityArts June 11, 2012 The current exhibition at Aicon Gallery, Mapmakers: The Evolution of Indian Art, got me thinking about globalization. I will freely admit to a certain amount of cultural bias when looking at art. … Continue reading
Broad Brimmed Art-Bob Thompson Revived Dec. 19, 2011 Painter Bob Thompson (1937–1966) straddled several artistic worlds. From Old-Master Europe, to hipster 1950s Provincetown, to the Beat poetry and bebop jazz scene of New York City, he was there, absorbing all … Continue reading
Oct 12, 2011 • Lisette Model showing in Chelsea There are few galleries in New York City that approach their mission as thoughtfully as Bruce Silverstein Gallery. Silverstein’s exhibitions are curated with consistent care and intellectual rigor. The current show, … Continue reading