1.1.20

2020

Steven Alexander, NOMAD 4, 2019, oil & acrylic on canvas, 50 x 60 inches

Wishing everyone LOVE and PEACE in 2020.

31.12.19

More Memorable NY Shows from 2019

Squeak Carnwath at Jane Lombard


Mary Corse at Pace and Dia Beacon


Helen Frankenthaler at the Parrish Museum & Mnuchin


Peter Halley at Greene Naftali


Jasper Johns at Matthew Marks


Jasper Johns at Craig F. Starr (see post below)


Brice Marden at Gagosian (see post below)


Knox Martin at Hollis Taggart


Joanne Mattera at Odetta


Alice Neel at David Zwirner

Doug Ohlson at Washburn


Michelle Stuart at Galerie Lelong


John Zurier at Peter Blum

29.12.19

BRICE MARDEN at Gagosian

Brice Marden, Withwhite, 2018-19, oil on linen, 72 x 120 inches 


 Brice Marden, Withwhite (detail) 


This exhibition of six new large paintings plus several smaller pieces and a group of drawings by Brice Marden at Gagosian uptown was, I believe, a watershed exhibition for Marden. The paintings in this show, which ended December 21, 2019, are masterworks -- the artist in total integration with his medium and his language -- loose and open, always digging deeper. They are both breathtakingly beautiful and beautifully offhanded, exuding a sense of release and utter joy.


 Brice Marden, Yellow Painting, 2018-19, oil on linen, 72 x 120 inches


 Brice Marden, Yellow Painting (detail) 


Brice Marden, installation at Gagosian


 Brice Marden, Nevis Study 3, 2017, oil on linen, 36 x 60 inches 


Brice Marden, Nevis Night Drawing, 2018, Kremer inks on Arches paper, 30 x 22 inches

28.12.19

JASPER JOHNS at Craig F. Starr

 Jasper Johns, Corpse and Mirror II, 1974-75, oil & sand on canvas (4 panels), 57 x 75 inches


  Jasper Johns, Corpse and Mirror II (detail)

Craig F. Starr Gallery is featuring a remarkable collection of Jasper Johns "Crosshatch" paintings -- some that have never been shown, through January 18, 2020.

Johns developed this motif in the mid 1970s, and it is a distinct high point in his oeuvre. Emerging at a moment when painting was marginalized, this body of work marks Johns' first major foray into pure abstraction, and is a tour de force of sensuality and conceptual rigor. Here Johns devised an intricate system of mirrored structures that allowed him to dance around the space/plane of the painting, moving this way and that, building beautiful matrices of existential engagement.


  Jasper Johns, Between the Clock and the Bed, 1983, oil on canvas, 17 x 30 inches


  Jasper Johns, Between the Clock and the Bed, 1983, oil on canvas, 17 x 30 inches


  Jasper Johns, Cicada, 1979, oil on canvas, 30 x 22 inches


  Jasper Johns, Cicada, 1979, oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches


 Jasper Johns, Dancers on a Plane, 1982, graphite wash on India paper, 35 x 27 inches

19.11.19

In the Studio

Steven Alexander, Nomad 3, 2019, oil and acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches

26.9.19

Chelsea Season Openers

 Anni Albers at David Zwirner


 Vija Celmins Prints ar Matthew Marks


 Ed Clark at Hauser & Wirth


 Julian Hatton at Elizabeth Harris


 Gary Hume at Matthew Marks


 Matt Kleberg at Hiram Butler Pop-up


 Paul Klee at David Zwirner


 Ray Parker at Washburn


 Amy Sherald at Hauser & Wirth


 Amy Sherald, Detail


 Yvonne Thomas at Berry Campbell


Deborah Zlotsky at Kathryn Markel

5.9.19

In the Studio

Steven Alexander, Nomad 1, 2019, oil and acrylic on linen, 72 x 60 inches

26.5.19

In the Studio

Steven Alexander, Reverb 24, 2019, oil and acrylic on linen, 16 x 14 inches


Steven Alexander, Tabula 7, 2019, oil on canvas, 42 x 30 inches

25.5.19

A Few Recent Standouts, NYC


 Rebecca Purdum at the Resnick-Passloff Foundation

 Rebecca Purdum

Rebecca Purdum (detail)


 Emily Berger at Odetta


Otis Jones at Jack Hanley


Knox Martin at Hollis Taggart


Joan Mitchell at David Zwirner


David Novros at Paula Cooper


 Matt Phillips at Hollis Taggart


R.H. Quaytman at the Guggenheim


Don Voisine at McKenzie