David Frankel

Henrique Oliveira

October 2017

Now in his mid-forties, the Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira has a long exhibition history in both Latin America and Europe, not to mention scattered shows in the United States, but his installation Devir (Becoming), 2017, at Van de Weghe… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2017 [TOC]

Willie Doherty

September 2017

Once home to twenty thousand people, the town of Braddock, Pennsylvania, now houses around two thousand, having lost 90 percent of its population through the withering of the steel industry. That means empty houses and streets—the visual … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2017 [TOC]

“Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s”

June 2017

After seeing and in some cases reviewing a number of shows of the New York art of the 1980s over the past few years, from Arch Connelly back in 2012 to a show about Manhattan’s Pier 34 in 2016, through Alvin Baltrop, Greer Lankton, and others… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2017 [TOC]

Stealing the Scene

David Frankel on Laurie Simmons’s My Art

April 2017

WHEN LAURIE SIMMONS’S new film My Art was screened at the Whitney Museum last fall, the artist and now movie director accompanied it with a talk in which she remarked on how few films had gotten the business of being an artist right. Indeed,… READ ON


James Coleman

April 2017

This multipartite show by the Irish artist James Coleman included two fairly new works (Untitled, 2011–15, and Still Life, 2013–16); a mini-retrospective of five works from 1970, the year of Coleman’s first exhibition; a loner work bridging… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2017 [TOC]

Elizabeth Murray

March 2017

Remembered deeply fondly by those who knew her for her intelligence and warmth, the late Elizabeth Murray, who died in 2007, was also a heroine for many artists, both as a painter who came up in the 1960s and ’70s, when painting seemed … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2017 [TOC]

William Christenberry

February 2017

Years ago I was talking to a woman from Virginia about Ireland, where I grew up, and she said, “I love Ireland. It reminds me of home.” Ireland not being known for its tobacco nor Virginia for its stout, that surprised me, until she said, … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2017 [TOC]

“Something Possible Everywhere: Pier 34 NYC, 1983–84”

January 2017

The story of Pier 34, on the Hudson River at Canal Street in Manhattan, traces a kind of poem of empire: Built in 1932, when New York was a busy port, it would then have been a meaningful source of employment for the working class of the … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2017 [TOC]

Jessica Stockholder

December 2016

In a talk on the painter Elizabeth Murray in 2005, Jessica Stockholder remarked that Murray’s pictures, in doing away with flat rectangular canvases while retaining naturalistic representation and illusion, embody “a duality between aggressive… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2016 [TOC]

Arlene Shechet

November 2016

In her last New York solo show, in 2013, Arlene Shechet showed clay sculptures in a vein of abstraction that indexed the Rabelaisian—forms here swollen, there constricted, here biomorphic, there ambivalently geometric, the colors sometimes … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2016 [TOC]