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Art Basel Miami 2013: Sun and W(e)aves

Art Basel Miami 2013: Sun and W(e)aves

Bullet Shih December 11, 2013 0

Art Basel Miami Beach

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Keun Young Park at Accola Griefen

Keun Young Park at Accola Griefen

Bullet Shih February 15, 2013 0

Korean artist Keun Young Park’s exhibition In Between at Accola Griefen features a series of reconstituted photos of herself.  Park painstakingly rips apart her photographic self portraits and glues them onto a blank piece

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Michal Rovner at Pace

Michal Rovner at Pace

Bullet Shih November 29, 2012 0

Israeli artist Michal Rovner presents her mesmerizing video works in her exhibition Topography at Pace.  Often projecting streams of what appear to be wandering nomads onto rocks, Rovner plays with both organic and inorganic

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Jaye Moon at Newman Popiashvili

Jaye Moon at Newman Popiashvili

Bullet Shih November 8, 2012 0

While many of the galleries in Chelsea are still in recovery mode, as part of our series of presenting exhibitions in Chelsea galleries before they were ravaged by Hurricaine Sandy here is Jaye Moon’s

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Chelsea Attempts to Emerge From Hurricaine Sandy

Chelsea Attempts to Emerge From Hurricaine Sandy

Bullet Shih November 7, 2012 0

As Chelsea recovers from the aftermath of Hurricaine Sandy, many galleries are still struggling with water damaged interiors along with soggy inventory.  Art critic Jerry Salz writes a sobering piece in the Vulture stating,

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Chelsea’s Family Business Back in Business?

Chelsea’s Family Business Back in Business?

Bullet Shih November 1, 2012 0

While many Chelsea galleries are still licking their wounds, it appears that Family Business, the gallery run by artist Maurizio Cattelan and Massimiliano Gioni seemed to have little trouble cleaning up their last exhibitions

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Hurricane Sandy Wreaks Havoc on Chelsea Galleries

Hurricane Sandy Wreaks Havoc on Chelsea Galleries

Bullet Shih October 31, 2012 0

This month we reviewed two exhibitions in Chelsea that carried the theme of water based tragedies.  The show of Mr. at Lehmann Mauphin referenced the tsunami in Japan with the central gallery containing an

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Mi Ju at Freight and Volume

Mi Ju at Freight and Volume

Bullet Shih October 26, 2012 0

New York based Korean artist Mi Ju’s exhibition of eye popping paintings and fabric sculptures at Freight and Volume present the viewer with a burst of color so intense it could be the aftermath

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Natalie Frank at Fredericks and Freisier

Natalie Frank at Fredericks and Freisier

Bullet Shih October 25, 2012 0

New York based Natalie Frank exhibits her grotesque and energetic figurative paintings in her show The Governed and the Governors at Fredericks and Freisier. In works that appear to be an amalgamation of Leon

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Thomas Hirschhorn at Gladstone

Thomas Hirschhorn at Gladstone

Bullet Shih October 23, 2012 2

The past decade has been wrought with the theme of human displacement both as the result of financial hardship such as the foreclosures during the housing bust and those caused by force majeures such

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Ahmed Alsoudani at Haunch of Venison

Ahmed Alsoudani at Haunch of Venison

Bullet Shih October 19, 2012 0

Iraqi-American artist Ahmed Alsoudani’s colorful jumbled canvases at Haunch of Venison in many ways echo the strong influences national crisis displayed in the concurrent exhibition of Japanese artist Mr. at Lehmann Maupin with each

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Kwang Young Chun at Hasted Kraeutler

Kwang Young Chun at Hasted Kraeutler

Bullet Shih October 18, 2012 0

Korean born Kwang Young Chun presents his sublime Aggregation works made out of little triangles wrapped in Korean mulberry paper at Hasted Kraeutler.  The works are deceptive as they appear to have very earthy

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Thordis Adalsteinsdottir at Stux

Thordis Adalsteinsdottir at Stux

Bullet Shih October 16, 2012 0

New York based Icelandic artist Thordis Adalsteinsdottir presents her fourth exhibition of whimsical paintings and papier maché sculptures at Stux. Adalsteinsdottir puts forward what the press release refers to as “reductive visual distillations” and

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Mr. at Lehmann Maupin

Mr. at Lehmann Maupin

Bullet Shih October 12, 2012 1

Lehmann Maupin presents the massive installation/exhibition of Japanese artist Mr. in an exhibition that seems to include eveything including the kitchen sink.  While Mr. can be seen as a parallel to Swiss based artist

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Maria Martinez-Cañas at Julie Saul

Maria Martinez-Cañas at Julie Saul

Bullet Shih October 10, 2012 0

Miami based Cuban artist Maria Martinez-Cañas presents her fifth solo show at Julie Saul.  Martinez-Cañas left Cuba at three months of age and when talking to Donald Kuspit about her parents and their collective

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Sarah Oppenheimer at PPOW

Sarah Oppenheimer at PPOW

Bullet Shih October 4, 2012 0

Sarah Oppenheimer who is a professor at Yale School of Art has focused on creating works that are considered “architectural interventions” using holes, mirrors, and parallel rooms, she causes the viewer to become disoriented

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Andro Wekua at Gladstone Gallery

Andro Wekua at Gladstone Gallery

Bullet Shih October 3, 2012 0

The Gladstone Gallery presents a complete show by Andro Wakua titled Dreaming Dreaming.  Wakua  who is currently based in Zurich, was born in Sochumi, Georgia which is a coastal city in the center of the

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Regine Schumann at de Buck Gallery

Regine Schumann at de Buck Gallery

Bullet Shih September 28, 2012 0

German based artist Regine Schumann presents her minimalist acrylic flourescent artworks at de Buck Gallery.  Citing both Donald Judd and Dan Flavin as strong influences, her works can be seen as an almost literal

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Leonardo Drew at Sikkema Jenkins

Leonardo Drew at Sikkema Jenkins

Bullet Shih September 25, 2012 0

Leonardo Drew presents his massive site specific pieces that wend their way therough Sikkema Jenkins.  Drew’s flat black sculpture Number 161 made from charred wood walks the line between destruction  and construction, appearing to

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Asuka Ohsawa at Nancy Margolis

Asuka Ohsawa at Nancy Margolis

Bullet Shih September 21, 2012 0

Asuka Ohsawa’s Space Invaders: Genesis at Nancy Margolis presents lovely series of gouache on paper works.  The Genesis paintings are the third installment in the series of an imaginary alien species and represent the

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Tony Smith at Matthew Marks

Tony Smith at Matthew Marks

Bullet Shih September 18, 2012 0

Matthew Marks flexes its muscles as a big box space in Chelsea with the monumental show of minimalist sculptor Tony Smith’s Source.  Tony Smith who passed away in 1980, was born on September 23,

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Al Taylor at David Zwirner

Al Taylor at David Zwirner

Bullet Shih September 14, 2012 0

Al Taylor’s  Pass the Peas and Can Studys at David Zwirner represent a dada and art povera approach to geometry and mathematics.   His minimalist loops spirals, and rays are made out of common household

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Markus Linnenbrink at Ameringer McEnery Yohe

Markus Linnenbrink at Ameringer McEnery Yohe

Bullet Shih September 13, 2012 0

New York based German artist Markus Linnenbrink’s exhibition there were songs before there was radio at Ameringer McEnery Yohe showcases his dripped works made with colored epoxy resin.  The paintings and sculptures fill the

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Nancy Davidson at Betty Cunningham

Nancy Davidson at Betty Cunningham

Bullet Shih September 12, 2012 0

Nancy Davidson’s Dustup at Betty Cunningham is a humorous look at the American cowgirl.  Her large inflatable circuslike sculptures reference Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen with a distinct abstract twist. Davidson was awarded

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İrfan Önürmen at C24

İrfan Önürmen at C24

Bullet Shih September 11, 2012 0

Turkish artist İrfan Önürmen’s first show in the US at C24 is comprised of a large number of his multi-layered paintings or assemblages.  Using cutouts, paint, and collage often on hanging layers of translucent

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Ben McLaughlin and Karl Francke at Heskin Contemporary

Ben McLaughlin and Karl Francke at Heskin Contemporary

Bullet Shih August 30, 2012 0

The two person show of realist painters Ben McLaughlin and Karl Francke at Heskin Contemporary provide the contrast of the personal with the impersonal. Brooklyn based artist Karl Francke produces technically superb and engaging

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Jack Beal, Alfred Leslie, and Philip Pearlstein at George Adams

Jack Beal, Alfred Leslie, and Philip Pearlstein at George Adams

Bullet Shih August 7, 2012 0

The summer exhibition at George Adams Gallery Jack Beal, Alfred Leslie, and Philip Pearlstein and the Emergence of a New Realism: Paintings and Drawings, 1960-1990 focuses on three East Coast realist artists.  Philip Pearlstein was

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10 Twenty 10 at Claire Oliver

10 Twenty 10 at Claire Oliver

Bullet Shih August 3, 2012 0

The summer group show 10 Twenty 10 at Claire Oliver is a celebration referring to twenty years in business and ten years in New York. Originally set up in Florida in 1993, Claire Oliver

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François Morellet and Gerhard von Graevenitz at Sperone Westwater

François Morellet and Gerhard von Graevenitz at Sperone Westwater

Bullet Shih July 25, 2012 0

François Morellet and Gerhard von Graevenitz worked together in the Light-Kinetic movement in Europe during the 50s and 60s.  The Light-Kinetic movement was also connected with the Op-Art movement which is easy to see

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Christophe Avella-Bagur at Galerie Richard

Christophe Avella-Bagur at Galerie Richard

Bullet Shih July 19, 2012 0

Christophe Avella-Bagur’s Floating Souls at Galerie Richard presents a series of paintings by the French artist which consist of facial images projected or merged onto perfect human forms or mannequins. The result is a

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James Case-Leal at MagnanMetz

James Case-Leal at MagnanMetz

Bullet Shih July 13, 2012 0

James Case-Leal’s Generative Lexicon presents an interesting installation consisting of what appear to be oil derricks, a central chamber with an inkwell, and copper plates of figures. While I assumed the exhibition to be

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Gilbert and George at Lehmann Maupin

Gilbert and George at Lehmann Maupin

Bullet Shih July 10, 2012 0

Gilbert and George, the London based art duo who have been working together since they met at St. Martin’s School of Art in London in 1967 present their latest series of works based on

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Sculpted Matter at Paul Kasmin

Sculpted Matter at Paul Kasmin

Bullet Shih July 5, 2012 0

The group exhibition of sculptures at Paul Kasmin presents an interesting mix of art dealing with light, repetition, and manipulation.  While Dan Flavin’s single flourescent bulb is easily recognizable, Keith Sonnier’s neon adorned bivalves

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