Romantic love for Lisa Yuskavage is something we can deride as unrealistic, yet its sweet, naïve simplicity reminds us of a youthful ideal.
The paintings, of which Gnoli made only 40, have extreme close points of view that create a portentous, clinical intimacy.
This exhibition of work by Grant Wood at the Whitney Museum, offers an opportunity to reconsider a very unusual artist who has been pigeonholed as irretrievably conservative and sentimental.
Leslie Wayne’s richly layered paintings remind us of the playfulness and emotional range to be found in abstraction.
In his new show at Skarstedt, the artist creates confrontations between young, fresh bodies and tired, aging flesh.
Jordan Kasey’s painted figures, lit with mysterious, colored light, have the monumentality of Picasso’s Neo-classical period and are as ponderous as whales gliding through the ocean.
Thirty years ago, viewers may have found the dramatic shifts in his work bewildering; today it’s obvious that he was an artistic driving force of the 20th century.
In 1967, the angel of ambiguity rescued Al Held from the burly heaviness of his body and the formalist ideology of his thinking.