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Pat Steir

There is a moving new intensity to the seven huge paintings, produced over the past three years, in Pat Steir's recent exhibition. Through years of working with what is essentially a simple idea—tha…

Ann Shostrom

The 17 works in Ann Shostrom’s exhibition, her first in NewYork in 18 years, are collectively called “Harvest.” They mightbe thought of as a harvest of internalized ideas o…

Joe Zucker

For many years Joe Zucker has tested painting’s material boundaries using everything from cotton balls to rope. The how and what of his practice are always poetically and sometimes rather humorously…

Arlene Shechet

In her masterful show of idiosyncratic sculptures in clay, titled “The Sound of It,” Arlene Shechet turned an astute eye to the painterly effects of glaze chemistry as well as to her own past work. Fo…

Suzan Frecon

Suzan Frecon is an old-fashioned painter, and it’s about time one showed up. Approaching the large abstract paintings in her recent show was similar to walking up to a big, resonant Veronese. No tim…

Bill Komoski

Bill Komoski’s recent work exemplifies one of several approaches being employed today to generate new abstract paintings. That approach is to superimpose or layer different variations of the grid an…

Bill Jensen

Steeped in Taoist and American Transcendentalist philosophies, and with a firm admiration for some of the more eccentric U.S. painters of the past (Albert Pinkham Ryder, Arthur Dove, Forest Bess), v…

Charline von Heyl

German-born Charline von Heyl has a predilection for blunt, semiabstract painting. Her work is largely self-referential and has an autonomous air. It almost feels as though it doesn’t need the atten…

Chris Fennell

“In Little Place a Million” was the title of this first one-person show by Chris Fennell, who works at the more informed fringes of the do-it-yourself esthetic. Using mostly paper on paper in these mi…

Andy Harper

British painter Andy Harper’s first one-person show in New York offered a lush antidote to English stunt art, and also to the recent spate of “bad” painting in the States. Using the most traditional o…

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