Piper Marshall

Gene Beery

October 2010

This exhibition, the first at Algus Greenspon, presents a five-decade sampling of the little-known Conceptualist Gene Beery’s paintings, several of which forgo dithering aphorisms for some knotty wordplay. The artist’s sharp, direct wit… READ ON

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“Avenue of the Americas”

September 2010

More often than not, people dislike public art, as it can convey social and political programming. These foreign placeholders of policy surreptitiously insert themselves into the prosaic cityscape by government mandate. An obvious anomaly is… READ ON

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Stefan Kalmár

Stefan Kalmár talks about Charlotte Posenenske

June 2010

Stefan Kalmár is the director and curator of Artists Space. Below, he discusses Charlotte Posenenske’s withdrawal from the art world in 1968 as well as her importance to Minimalism and relational aesthetics. The first institutional exhibition… READ ON

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Tamar Halpern

June 2010

Pinned to the wall like street posters, the five large-scale works on paper in Tamar Halpern’s solo exhibition look like impossible monoprints. Halpern deftly employs a range of digital and physical effects here that leave a melee of marks.… READ ON

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Maria Lassnig

May 2010

For nearly sixty years the Austrian artist Maria Lassnig has explored the concept of “body awareness” in paint, concentrating on minute corporeal stirrings and rendering the sensations with quick and long brushstrokes on canvas. This … READ ON

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Nick Mauss

November 2009

Nick Mauss’s latest exhibition features an oversize wooden frame positioned at the gallery’s entrance. Titled Insert (all works 2009), it consists of a wide sheet of white paper stretched over the facade of the freestanding structure that… READ ON

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Gary Webb

June 2009

“Diamond Standard,” Gary Webb’s second solo exhibition at this gallery, consists of six totemic sculptures that toy with historical influences, from Constantin Brancusi to Franz West to Roy Lichtenstein. Each work comprises cast-aluminum… READ ON

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Richard Phillips

April 2009

Richard Phillips’s idiosyncratic paintings layer strategies of advertising and pornography in an attempt to bankrupt the power of the images he appropriates. This exhibition largely consists of his monumental works, which picture monstrous… READ ON

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Matt Saunders

March 2009

Matt Saunders’s second solo exhibition at this gallery, “Binsey Poplars,” is titled after an 1879 dirge by poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, which memorializes a felled landscape Hopkins encountered as a student. Near the entrance, the … READ ON

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