February 14, 2019

Review Panel

ArtCritical's Review Panel met again last night. Editor and Publisher David Cohen hosted the evening, joined by Jonathan Santlofer, Nancy Princenthal and Lee Ann Norman. Shows under review include:
- R. H. Quaytman: "+ x, Chapter 34"
- Brenda Goodman: "In a Lighter Place"
- Dana Schutz: "Imagine Me and You"
- Shahrzad Changalvaee: "In Absentia, In Effigie"

I took notes...


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February 8, 2019

Notebook: Opening Tomorrow

56 Henry Street
(between Market and Catherine)
Chinatown, NYC

56 HENRY is pleased to present Notebook, an exhibition curated by Joanne Greenbaum. Comprised of over 70 works, ranging from lists and diagrams, to small drawings and torn out sketchbook pages, Notebook showcases an index of items culled from artists' processes. The installation of works will be on display from February 9th through March 31st, 2019. Notebook is 56 HENRY's first group exhibition, and second collaboration with Joanne Greenbaum.

By prompting artists to submit one "notebook drawing," or work that they, "would never show to a dealer or pull out during a studio visit," Greenbaum has created a unique context for works that were not meant to surface from the studio; Here, artists' forgotten pages, afterthoughts, and sentimental treasures are put on display. The resulting collection offers a glimpse into the messy, candid, scrappy, witty, and seductive range of thought that is accumulated in the process of making.

Joanne Greenbaum is an artist based in New York City. Over the past twenty years, her work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, both in the United States and abroad. Most recently, Tufts University Art Galleries at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA mounted Joanne Greenbaum: Things We Said Today, a comprehensive solo exhibition that travelled to the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, CA. Greenbaum's upcoming exhibitions include solo presentations at Richard Telles, Los Angeles, CA in April 2019 and at Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY in November 2019. Greenbaum is represented by Rachel Uffner in New York.

Among the artists included are Bill Adams, Marina Adams, Lucas Ajemian, Polly Apfelbaum, Karen Arm, Monika Baer, Heike Kati Barath, Erica Baum, Lisa Beck, Andrea Belag, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Ellen Berkenblit, Wolfgang Betke, John Born, Lizzi Bougatsos, Strauss Bourque-LaFrance, Katherine Bradford, Kerstin Bratsch, LaKela Brown, Edgar Bryan, Sedrick Chisom, Susan Cianciolo, Martha Clippinger, Jennifer Paige Cohen, Gianna Commito, Sarah Crowner, Carl D'Alvia, Paul DeMuro, Steve DiBenedetto, Lydia Dona, Cheryl Donegan, David Dupuis, Austin Eddy, Sally Egbert, Franklin Evans, Lauren Faigeles, Jesse Farber, Rochelle Feinstein, Amy Feldman, Ali Fitzgerald, Ryan Foerster, Hermine Ford, Monica Forrestall, Al Freeman, Joe Fyfe, Nikita Gale, Kate Gilmore, Robert Goldman, Tamara Gonzales, Wayne Gonzales, Ethan Greenbaum, Rashawn Griffin, Monika Grzymala, Tamar Halpern, Rand Hardy, Kylie Heidenheimer, Mary Heilmann, Matthew Higgs, Eli Hill, Chris Ho, Dennis Hollingsworth, Maryam Hoseini, Jim Hyde, Shara Hughes, Sam Jablon, Pablo Jansana, Jasmine Justice, Shirley Kaneda, Deb Kass, Dennis Kardon, Betsy Kaufman, Matt Kenny, Jon Kessler, Rosy Keyser, Anya Kielar, Polly King, Elisabeth Kley, Jill Levine, Markus Linnenbrink, Pam Lins, Britta Lumer, Lauren Luloff, Matt Magee, Marta Marce, Max Maslansky, Saira McLaren, Suzanne McClelland, Rebecca Morris, Jill Moser, Robert Moskowitz, Sam Moyer, Lauren Muller, Kate Newby, Cady Noland, Mira O'Brien, Alix Pearlstein, Sheila Pepe, Janine Polak, David Rhodes, Halsey Rodman, Andrew Ross, Dieter Roth, Heather Rowe, Adrianne Rubenstein, Jackie Saccoccio, Lin May Saeed, Sally Saul, Hal Saulson, Mira Schor, Carole Seborovski, Michelle Segre, Mary Servane, Arlene Shechet, Kate Shepherd, Amy Sillman, Cary Smith, Agathe Snow, Jennifer Steinkamp, Cynthia Talmadge, Richard Tinkler, Patricia Treib, Ryan Wallace, Susan Wanklyn, Bradley Wester, Ben Charles Weiner, Matthew Weinstein, Anna Weyant, Roger White, Wendy White, Jesse Willenbring, Jesse Wine, Randy Wray, B. Wurtz, Tamara Zahaykevich, Peter Zohore, Kevin Zucker, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung and more.

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February 3, 2019

James Kalm Rough Cuts on Burgeoning

It's a real NYC honor to have a show covered by Loren Munk's James Kalm / Rough Cuts.

Burgeoning with gratitude.

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February 2, 2019

Burgeoning: installation shots


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January 31, 2019

Looking Back to Move Forward

Looking Back to Move Forward
72" x 54" x 16"
Oil on Canvas over Wire and Wood

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January 27, 2019


If you are in NYC this week, I'd be pleased to meet you at the opening of my solo show at RICHARD, located on Lower East Side's Orchard Street, just north of Delancey. Continue reading "Burgeoning"
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January 26, 2019

Angles de Reflexió

Richard Vanderaa (of Galerie Richard Vanderaa sent me installation photos of one of my heads in his exhibition. Background here.

A more complete description of the festival follows below the fold.

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January 25, 2019


Mock up for show planning.

Solo show Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at (Galerie)Richard, 121 Orchard Street, LES, NYC.

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January 21, 2019

el mirall són les meves mans

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48" x 36"
Oil on Canvas over Wood Panel

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a fall at the dawn

a fall at the dawn
60" x 48"
Oil on Canvas over Wood Panel

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Oil on Canvas over Wire and Wood

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CMB. For reasons that will be made clear later. #bigbang #painting

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A week or so ago, I had an email exchange with a friend about painting in SoCal, about painting in general. We chewed on the evergreen idea that painting is yet wanted, either dead or alive.

Some in our community will roll eyes into sockets at the mention of the life of painting. A quick internet search will prove that the topic of paintings' vital signs endures despite the state of our collective patience. See here,, here, here, and here for a quick survey. The issue beats on.


Or alive?

My POV is that the latter condition depended on an analysis of the former. The liveliness of painting requires an inquiry into the circumstances and credibility of its' reported demise. For artists painting after the historically specific date of the end of the Cold War, the art world should have performed a global house cleaning in recognition of an end of an epoch and the beginning of another. It was unwise to continue on as if nothing happened, as if it was ok to take literally the artifice of the argument that painting was dead, after the engine of that argument had lost steam, after the world historical condition that bred that worldview had undergone a fundamental sea change. The measure of how unwise this was -and is- is the presence of zombies today.

We are still whistling in the graveyard.

So, under the fold, I tuck the email, raw and largely unedited:

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