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Janet Koplos

Alan Shields

This compact survey of Alan Shields’s works from 1974-88 did not seem dated, although Shields (1944-2005) was part of the countercultural and post-Minimalist generation. Maybe because a hands-on est…

Allyson Strafella

From across the room, Allyson Strafella’s drawings look like simple abstract color blocks, somewhere between Milton Avery and Ellsworth Kelly. But what her drawings are really about is paper and rep…

Maki Tamura

Maki Tamura’s recent exhibition at James Harris was both lovely and disconcerting. On the walls, Victorian-style wallpaper featured wreaths and medallions, some painted in with animals or human figu…

Koo Jeong A

A first-time visitor to Dia’s temporary exhibition venue at the Hispanic Society might wonder about the organization’s choice of such a lopsided, pillar-interrupted space. How contrary that the appa…

Betty Woodman

"Front/Back," Betty Woodman's first show at Salon 94 in New York, features her signature ceramic forms-vividly painted cylinders with irregularly cut, flat slabs attached as eccentric "handles" or as

Two Schools of French Jewels

Two French jewelry companies—each, family firms over 100 years old—are currently displaying  historic examples of their wares  in New York museum exhibitions. Van Cleef & Arpels has filled the Cooper…

Odili Donald Odita

Eight large-scale paintings on canvas and walls (all 2010), and an earlier piece on Plexiglas, comprised Odili Donald Odita's second solo at Jack Shainman. All nine are showstoppers. Odita continues

Craig Kauffman

The two circular wall sculptures from Craig Kauffman’s “Donut” series, shown in Danese’s smaller gallery during this exhibition of his late work, were from 2001, but they provided the kind of zing

Angelo Filomeno

Angelo Filomeno attributes the prominence of death in his work to life experience—the early loss of both his parents. He also draws on historical precedents (they are abundant in art) and has found…