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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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There are times in a painter’s development when progress is slow and incremental, and there are times when everything just pops. In Polyrhythm, Jason Karolak’s luminous solo show of abstract paintings at McKenzie Fine Art, everything just pops.

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7 Contemporary Takes on Marsden Hartley

by Melissa Stern on February 20, 2015

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OK, full disclosure: I have never been a huge Marsden Hartley fan.

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LONDON — Outside The Mosaic Rooms, a small gallery and cultural center in Kensington, a red and white-striped air sock hangs improbably from the otherwise uniform stone façade.

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Abstraction that Invites Speculation

by Alexis Clements on February 19, 2015

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When I walked into Emily Roysdon’s latest exhibition, If Only a Wave, at Participant Inc., I initially felt like I might not be able to decipher the work.

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Feeling at Home with Alison Bechdel

by Sarah Rose Sharp on February 19, 2015

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — When it comes to creating an installation of the work of cartoonist Alison Bechdel, a curator is faced with more than the usual conundrums of what merits inclusion.

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Beautiful Beast, a show that opened at the New York Academy of Art last week, is situated at the intersection of the monstrous and sublime.

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PORTLAND, Oregon — Entering Disjecta Contemporary Art Center’s main space feels more like visiting a dance hall than a gallery, with its vaulted timber ceiling and 15-foot-high walls.

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Miniature Landscapes Through the Looking Glass

by Kemy Lin on February 18, 2015

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Brooklyn-based artist Patrick Jacobs’s aptly titled show Come Closer to Me, at Williamsburg gallery Pierogi, beckons visitors to do just that — to step closer in order to discern extraordinarily detailed etchings of fungal rings and take in miniature pastoral landscapes.

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Al Taylor: Not Yet in from the Cold

by John Yau on February 14, 2015

Al Taylor,

New York’s art world institutions still haven’t recognized how good an artist Al Taylor was. They overlooked his work while he was alive, and seem hellbent on continuing that willful blindness now that he is dead.

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