Joanna Fiduccia

Ry Rocklen

UNTITLED

June 2014

One can spy the first objects in this exhibition from the street: a beanbag chair and a marble table decked with an elaborate floral arrangement, like the collision of a condominium lobby and a basement rec room. Only, the marble is laminate,… READ ON

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Sanya Kantarovsky

Casey Kaplan

June 2014

You can leave your antihistamines at the door. “Allergies,” the title of Sanya Kantarovsky’s first solo exhibition in New York, might best be taken like the old pharmakon: an irritant in the largely bloodless body of contemporary painting… READ ON

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Jessica Mein

Simon Preston

December 2013

When São Paulo’s ban on outdoor advertising went into effect in 2007, it left the city’s billboards looking something like Jessica Mein’s paintings: sun-blanched color fields with the scaffolds showing through, like perspective grids… READ ON

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Andra Ursuta

Francois Ghebaly Gallery

January 2013

For Friedrich Schiller, our aesthetic accomplishments owe themselves to the Spieltrieb, or “play drive”: the expenditure of energy in an unimpeded outpouring of imagination. Romanian-born Andra Ursuta, an artist who plumbs bleak and … READ ON

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Steve Roden

April 2011

Don’t be deceived by the provinciality implied in “stone’s throw,” the title of Steve Roden’s latest exhibition—the imaginative routes in his work are as elaborate as his paintings. Bundles of boldly dappled lines congregate in … READ ON

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Carol Bove, Blinky Palermo, Renwick Gallery group exhibitions

November 2010

On a visit to Carol Bove’s exhibition at Kimmerich in New York last March, the gallery assistant kindly asked me to refrain from blowing on the peacock feathers. Apparently, a number of visitors had been so disarmed by Bove’s exquisite … READ ON

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Goldin+Senneby

October 2010

This exhibition, “The Decapitation of Money,” marked the latest installment of a project titled “Looking for Headless,” initiated three years ago by the Swedish artists Simon Goldin and Jakob Senneby. Actually, it comprised the … READ ON

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Gérard Gasiorowski

October 2010

“Recommencer. Commencer de nouveau la peinture” (Starting Again: Starting the Painting Again) surveyed the career of French painter Gérard Gasiorowski (1930–1986), who began his career as a successful Photorealist in the mid-1960s and… READ ON

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Alisha Kerlin

June 2010

Alisha Kerlin paints failed games of solitaire, but it would be a disservice to take that allegory of painting-as-stalemate at its word. Judging by her lustrous, lively palette, there is more to her position than just an admission of failure.… READ ON

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Meredith James

May 2010

Meredith James’s first solo exhibition at this gallery is titled “Espalier,” which nicely captures the artist’s elaborate conceptual frameworks and her work’s natural charm. This rare combination might account for why James’s … READ ON

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