4.4.17

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

1.2.17

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.







STEVEN ALEXANDER: PLACES TO BE
The Curator Gallery
520 W 23 St.
New York, NY
January 11 - February 18, 2017

31.1.17

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.

20.1.17

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

24.12.16

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