Philly Season Premiere October 8 and Line Up for Anniversary Edition October 24
Next week sees the start of third annual season of The Review Panel Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts. David Cohen’s guest from New York Wednesday, October 8 is Mario Naves, a veteran of the “home” series, while the locals are painter Scott Noel and critic Jennifer Zarro, instructors, respectively, at PAFA and Moore College. The shows are a similar mix of Philly and beyond: Anthony Campuzano and Mark Mahosky, each showing at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery on Arch Street, mark the panel’s first visit to that gallery while John Moore, who for many years headed up the art department at UPenn, has a show of recent paintings at Locks Gallery. Nicole Eisenman, meanwhile, is having a significant Philly moment with a ten-year survey of her provocative work at the ICA while also playing co-curator of a raucous-sounding group show at the same venue.
Meanwhile, the shows have been announced for the commemorative Tenth Anniversary panel at the National Academy on October 24. New York Times critic Ken Johnson, a guest of the first panel back in 2004, and a regular since, returns in the company of seasoned panelists Joan Waltemath and Marjorie Welish to look at Peter Fend, Jenny Holzer, David Hockney and John Walker. This line up offers sharply yet instructively contrasting approaches to medium and motif, with hot debate expected to ensue.
New This Week
Articles posted at the site since our last bulletin include Peter Malone on Paul Sietsema at Matthew Marks; David Carrier on Harry Roseman’s haircut photos at a downtown salon; William Corwin’s appreciation of Josh Dorman at Ryan Lee; Jessica Holmes on Xanti Schawinsky at the Drawing Center and Broadway 1602, and a book review by Stephen Maine, of Raphael Rubinstein’s The Miraculous from Paper Monument. Describing this unusual volume of anecdotal descriptions of mostly conceptual or performative works in which both the artist’s name and a reproduction are withheld, Maine writes: “the reader of The Miraculous confronts (through Rubinstein’s pellucid prose) the works themselves in all their wondrous weirdness, far from both the blinding glare of acclaim and the shadows of the market and its machinations.” Friday evening, October 3, sees the launch of Rubinstein’s book at White Columns on West 13th Street