Jake Berthot’s paintings are haunted by an awareness of mortality and, beyond that, a feeling that no light awaits in the darkness.
Betty Cuningham Gallery
Stanley Lewis in a Wayward World
Lewis’s tattered canvases and pasted over drawings mirror a world in need of constant upkeep and repair.
Alone in the Dying of the Light
One thing that comes across in the drawings of Rackstraw Downes is the austere, almost monastic life he has lived in order to make art.
The Second Act of Andrew Forge
After finding success in England, Forge walked away from everything he knew how to do and started over.
John Lees’s All-Too-Human Paintings
By repeatedly returning to the same motif, Lees attempts the impossible, which is to freeze a particular object, individual, or moment in time.
The Wonderfully Unsettling Paintings of Charles Garabedian
Garabedian gave himself over to his instincts, pretensions, and mistakes, unafraid to explore and even embrace what others considered to be “bad.”
Jake Berthot’s Nowhere Land
All that I saw were some small and medium-sized paintings, mostly very dark, almost indistinguishable. How could I review this show?
The Contrarian Modernism of Fairfield Porter
In these paintings, as in so much of Porter’s work, American loneliness coincides with American leisureliness, often uneasily.
Beer with a Painter: Judy Glantzman
“Although I think authorship is questionable, I am interested in inventing my own language.”
The Painter of Everyday Life
Stanley Lewis finds a way to step aside and let the world become paint.
Chuck Webster’s Breakthrough
I have been following Chuck Webster’s work since his first show at Zieher Smith in 2003, where he employed different mediums on different kinds of antique and found paper. It was obvious to me that Webster loved to draw in both dry and liquid mediums, anything capable of making a line.
Repairing the Damage of Haste: The Still Point and Stir of William Bailey
Minutes before seeing a collection of William Bailey’s meditative still-lifes and figure paintings, I heard, yet again, a series of small-minded and reckless comments by Donald Trump.