John Yau

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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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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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Peter Saul’s Hair-Raising Attacks

by John Yau on March 29, 2015

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Peter Saul’s anarchic imagination is a singular phenomenon in American art.

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The turning point for Suzan Frecon happened in 1989, when she saw the exhibition of the Swedish artist and mystic, Hilma af Klint: Secret Pictures at PS1.

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Rosalyn Drexler’s Noir Paintings

by John Yau on March 15, 2015

Rosalyn Drexler,

I wonder if the reason Rosalyn Drexler isn’t better known is because she is so good at so many different things. We recognize such mastery in men, but rarely in women.

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Lois Dodd’s Paintings of the Ephemeral

by John Yau on March 8, 2015

Lois Dodd,

In recent weeks, I have written about what I have defined as a grown-up painter, as opposed to what I called “the latest manifestation of a male adolescent painter, a clichéd archetype that gained traction in the Neo-Expressionist ‘80s, with the rise of Julian Schnabel, and has not been thrown over because lots of people still find this sort of chest thumping entertaining.”

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I want to begin by stating this is not a review of a Model City, a book of poems that I recently read. The author is Donna Stonecipher, an American poet and translator who has lived in Berlin for some years.

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What Does It Mean to Be a Grown-Up Painter?

by John Yau on February 22, 2015

Merlin James,

Isn’t it time we begin putting things in perspective?

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