Category Archives: Art review

Energy That Is All Around: Mission School Exhibition at NYU Grey Gallery

ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND, which originated from San Francisco and was on view at the NYU Grey Gallery in New York, provides a rare opportunity to view early works by five Mission School artists—Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, … Continue reading

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Mathew Barney’s River of Fundament

On a frigid February night, I made a pilgrimage to BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) to see the 6 hour epic of Mathew Barney‘s new film, River of Fundament, loosely based on the 1983 Norman Mailer novel, Ancient Evenings. In … Continue reading

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The Metro Show: outsider and folk art

Last weekend of frigid and snowy January, I went to the Metro Show to see some very inspiring works that I have seen in recent years. Held at the Metropolitan Pavillon in Chelsea, the Metro Show features very manageable 37 exhibitors … Continue reading

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Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, AK

Another memorable place that I visited during my Christmas holidays is Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, a diaphanous shrine to American fine art. The museum, founded by Alice Walton, the daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton, opened on 11 November 2011 in an area that lacks … Continue reading

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Mike Kelley at PS1 MoMA and Isa Genzken at MoMa

This winter New York museums seem to have many interesting retrospectives of contemporary artists, and two of the best are Mike Kelley at MoMA PS1 and Isa Genzken: Retrospective at MoMA. The recent suicide of Mike Kelley (1954 -2012) was … Continue reading

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October 2013 Gallery Round Up: Minimalism Rules

As it sometimes (or maybe often) happens in Chelsea or Lower Eastside, many galleries, either organically or not, decide to show very similar types of work at the same time. It seemed that October was a monochrome month in Chelsea. … Continue reading

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Chris Burden: Extreme Measures at the New Museum

The New Museum is showing LA artist Chris Burden‘s first extensive New York survey and his first major exhibition in the United States in over twenty-five years. Occupying all five floors of the Museum, “Extreme Measures” is not quite a … Continue reading

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Paris Galleries: Rentrée, 2013, Part III

This is my final post about the galleries in Paris, which focuses on abstract paintings and installations, which stood out for diverse and interesting use of materials (particularly Eduardo Terraza’ show at Almine Rech Gallery, Photos 7-8). I am always … Continue reading

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Paris Galleries: Rentrée, 2013, Part II

This is Part II of my Paris gallery report with the focus of installation art. Aside from Lee Bul‘s show at Galerie Thaddeus Ropac and a fun group show of functional art at Galerie Hussenot, most of the installation shows … Continue reading

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Paris Galleries: Rentrée, 2013, Part I

During my stay in Paris in late September, I spent a couple of days walking around the old Jewish neighborhood known as Marais, now home to many pricey boutiques and most of blue chip and emerging contemporary galleries in Paris. … Continue reading

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