Kyle Staver


A Different History

by John Yau on September 18, 2016

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The title of the painting I had been looking at, “Adam and Eve and the Goats” (2016), surprised me. I had thought it was retelling of a classical myth, a subject that Kyle Staver has explored with verve and humor before.

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New York City galleries are raining down a smattering of group shows that showcase figurative painting.

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More than Meets the Eye

by John Yau on February 28, 2016

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If you see lots of work by different artists, you are going to make your own connections.

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Paradise Regained, If Only for the Night

by John Yau on September 13, 2015

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I had not seen Kyle Staver’s frieze-like clay sculptures before encountering two of them in Kyle Staver: Tall Tales, her current show at both Lower East Side spaces of Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects.

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You don’t see Kyle Staver’s dark, moonlit domains so much as become their invisible and unacknowledged witness and ally. In an age riddled with cynicism and laced with irony, she envisions a shameless alternative in which mythological figures, such as Daphne, Andromeda, Syrinx, Perseus, and a satyr, are at home.

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Beer with a Painter: Kyle Staver

by Jennifer Samet on February 9, 2013

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A couple of years ago, when I was still resisting Facebook, I heard about the debates Kyle Staver was spearheading there on the topic of Renoir’s late paintings. I set up a profile because I had to know more about this independent-minded female painter who likes Renoir’s work as much as I do. Since then, I’ve gotten to know Staver and her painting “in real life.” She’s dynamic on the canvas and off, a true cheerleader for her aesthetic causes, other artists, and friends.

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