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Another Look at Robert Motherwell

by John Yau on June 7, 2015

Robert Motherwell,

Robert Motherwell didn’t believe that Pablo Picasso or Henri Matisse were figures to be overthrown.

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Natalie Frank,

Many fairy tales are about young girls and boys whose lives are controlled by the capricious impulses of evil stepmothers, vain queens and repressive fathers.

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Bruce Conner,

Bruce Conner (1933–2008) was a protean artist, who achieved something that is unlikely to be equaled anytime soon: he reinvented himself in every medium he took up, while remaining true to his perfectionist impulses.

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Tom Burckhardt’s Arrival

by John Yau on May 17, 2015

Tom Burckhardt,

Tom Burckhardt just keeps getting better and better.

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Installation view,

I don’t know Robert Grosvenor, and I have never heard him give a talk, but years ago he made a huge impression on me.

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Post image for Language Is Not Colorless: The Amazing Writing of Sawako Nakayasu

Since the beginning of this century a number of poets of Asian descent have published books that have helped redefine the field of study known as Asian American poetry, while challenging the various received definitions of what constitutes avant-garde or innovative writing.

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The Bewildering Beauty of the Ordinary

by John Yau on April 19, 2015

Julia Fish,

I urge viewers not to miss the rare opportunity to linger over Julia Fish’s paintings and drawings, which were last exhibited in New York in 2005. A group of recent works can be seen in Julia Fish: Threshold, currently on display at David Nolan Gallery.

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Brenda Goodman’s Recent Paintings

by John Yau on April 12, 2015

Brenda Goodman,

I want to believe that this is the beginning of the art world’s real and enduring appreciation of Brenda Goodman’s hard won achievement.

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Back to the Future with Steve DiBenedetto

by John Yau on April 11, 2015

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Steve DiBenedetto’s current exhibition, Mile High Psychiatry, at Derek Eller marks a breakthrough for a painter who is best known for his encrusted surfaces jam-packed with helicopters, octopi and neural networks.

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Post image for Thomas Nozkowski’s Magical Mystery Tour

Simply titled Thomas Nozkowski, this is the artist’s fourth solo exhibition at Pace Gallery since 2008, when he first joined the gallery, and this time he has pulled out all the stops.

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