Some Great Shows - March and April

 Suzanne Caporael at Ameringer McEnery Yohe - Through April 22, 2017
More on this exhibition later.

 Vija Celmins at Matthew Marks - Through April 22, 2017

 Perl Fine at Berry Campbell - Through April 15, 2017

 Ron Gorchov at Cheim & Read

 Gordon Moore at Anita Rogers


New Paintings at The Curator Gallery

Here are a few images from my exhibition, Places To Be, at The Curator Gallery in Chelsea through February 18, 2017.

The Curator Gallery
520 W 23 St.
New York, NY
January 11 - February 18, 2017


Some Current Painting Shows

There's a wealth of good painting in the New York galleries in January, and much more on the way....

 Marina Adams at Salon 94 through February 22

Marina Adams shows a powerful group of abstract paintings at Salon 94. These large beauties feature high keyed color and ambiguous organic shapes and spaces, distilled through adept and open paint handling.
 Tristan Barlow and Hans Neleman at Anita Rogers through February 11

London based painter Tristan Barlow is in a two person show with Dutch-born photographer Hans Neleman at Anita Rogers in Soho. Both artists explore processes of accumulation and excavation involving cultural imagery and sensual materiality. Barlow employs layers of marks and shapes that gel into luscious intuitive abstractions that convey a dynamic sense of place. Neleman constructs framed assemblages with great attention to the nuances of mystery and meaning latent in his time-worn found materials and images.

 Katherine Bradford at Sperone Westwater through February 11

Katherine Bradford's roll continues with a group of big new paintings upstairs at Sperone Westwater. Her imagery, sometimes fantastical and sometimes banal, provides a source of fascination and a vehicle for her beautifully offhanded process and great color.

Dan Walsh at Paula Cooper through February 4

Dan Walsh's new paintings at Paula Cooper continue to refine his signature process that is at once baffling in its intricacy and thrilling in its directness.


TAL R at Cheim and Read

TAL R, Cabaret Closed, 2016, pigment & rabbit skin glue on canvas, 78 x 98 inches

Copenhagen based painter TAL R is presenting a group of new works at Cheim and Read, through February 11, 2017. The new work, large scale paintings and small crayon drawings, begin with photographs of facades of random sex shops around the world - some taken by the artist, some sent to him by friends. The paintings are made with raw pigment and rabbit skin glue on rough linen, which creates a unique scumbled surface and sensual vibrant color. These are breathtakingly beautiful pieces that operate as brilliant metaphors for painting -- the frontally of the plane that both seduces with its material beauty and conceals the messy business that goes on "in the back room".

 TAL R, Red Roof, 2016, pigment & rabbit skin glue on canvas

 TAL R, House Tiffany, 2015, pigment & rabbit skin glue on canvas, 98 x 78 inches

 TAL R, Cabaret, 2016, pigment & rabbit skin glue on canvas, 67 x 97 inches

 TAL R, Snow, 2016, pigment & rabbit skin glue on canvas, 67 x 78 inches

TAL R, Keyhole, 2016, pigment & rabbit skin glue on canvas, 94 x 74 inches


Some Good Things From 2016

In what can only be regarded as a tragic year for the world, we were at least fortunate to witness an endless stream of remarkable and momentous exhibitions of visual poetry to give us a glimmer of hope for humanity. Here are just a few of the standouts.

 Eve Aschheim at Lori Bookstein

 Siri Berg at Shirley Fiterman Arts Center

 Meghan Brady and Gideon Bok at Steven Harvey

 Paul Corio at McKenzie

 Stuart Davis at the Whitney

 Pius Fox at Pablo's Birthday

 Ron Gorchov at Vito Schnabel, Palazzo Chupi

 Philip Guston at Hauser and Wirth

 Al Held at Cheim and Read

Carmen Herrera at Lisson and the Whitney

 Heather Hutchison at Winston Wachter 

 Merlin James at Sikkema Jenkins

 William Kentridge at Marian Goodman

 Kerry James Marshall at the Met Breuer

 Agnes Martin at the Guggenheim

John McLaughlin at Van Doren Waxter

 Julie Mehretu at Marian Goodman

 Joan Mitchell at Cheim and Read

 Ed Moses at Albertz Benda

 Doug Ohlson at Washburn

 Stephen Pace at Berry Campbell

 Matt Phillips at Steven Harvey

 Serge Poliakoff at Cheim and Read

 Pipilotti Rist at the New Museum

 Mark Rothko at Pace

 Michal Rovner at Pace

 David Row at Loretta Howard

 Robert Ryman at Dia Chelsea

 Amy Sillman at Sikkema Jenkins

 "Unfinished" at the Met Breuer

 Juan Usle at Cheim and Read

 Ryan Wallace at Susan Inglett

 Stephen Westfall at Lennon Weinberg

Stanley Whitney at the Studio Museum of Harlem

 Thornton Willis at Elizabeth Harris

Terry Winters at Matthew Marks