Writings by David Cohen

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Featured item from THE LIST: Mark Sheinkman at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.


Saturday is the last day not only to see Sheinkman’s show but alas any show at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc. as the gallery is closing after a long run of operations in multiple neighborhoods. artcritical wishes Jill Weinberg Adams an active and contented retirement, richly deserved, and takes this opportunity to express deep gratitude for the many…


A work by Charles Spurrier from 2000. Image details to follow

A Blast from the Past: David Cohen on Charles Spurrier in December 2000


as his show of new works opens in Brooklyn’s 490 Atlantic Avenue


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Featured item from THE LIST: Mira Schor at Lyles & King


Mira Schor: California Paintings: 1971-1973 In 1972, NYU graduate Mira Schor headed to LA to enroll in the fabled Feminist Art Program which Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro had recently brought to CalArts. Schor also participated in the experimental Womanhouse project that same year. Fresh with youthful idealism, many of these works haven’t been since…


William Corwin, Lenten Altar at the Judson Memorial Church, 2019, with Teeth, 2018, hydrocal and sand, detail. Photo: Tommy Mintz

Angels for Lent: William Corwin at the Judson Memorial Church


A celebration of his residency is this Tuesday, 5PM to 7.30PM


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Featured item from THE LIST: Brian O’Doherty in conversation with Brenda Moore-McCann


Today (Saturday) at 5pm With introductory remarks by Prem Krishnamurthy, Printed Matter, Inc., 231 11th Avenue at 22nd Street Like her subject, Brian O’Doherty-expert Brenda Moore-McCann is a true Irish polymath—for one thing, they are both qualified as medical doctors. Moore-McCann, who teaches at Trinity College, Dublin, is the author of Brian O’Doherty/Patrick Ireland: Between Categories…


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Featured from THE LIST: Karen Heagle “Invocations” at Sargent’s Daughters


In the last century one might have visited modern masters at the Guggenheim or the Modern blithely unaware that the uniformed custodian at one’s side was another in the making, say Jackson Pollock or Robert Ryman. A higher percentage of visitors to Matthew Marks Gallery, however, intuit that the incredibly helpful and respectfully engaging woman behind…


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Featured item from THE LIST: Gerard Mossé at Marlborough Gallery


If the opening scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey were painted by an Abstract Expressionist the result might resemble a Gerard Mossé with his typical hi-tech totem pulsating with ethereal, other worldly light. The North African-born New Yorker has a preternatural capacity to enlist color to the service of such electric glow one is tempted to check if…


Lovis Corinth’s Leda and Swan, Daxer und Marschall, Munich

Myrrhbearers of Park Avenue: Highlights from TEFAF New York Fall 2018


The author’s personal picks from the fabled fair


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Featured item from THE LIST: Don Porcaro at Hudson Boulevard Park


Before the extended 7 Subway and Escheresque observation platform arrived in the overnight neighborhood of glass and steel behemoths that is Hudson Yards, Hell’s Kitchen was home already to a thriving artistic community. One longtime resident is Don Porcaro, and for the last month, examples of his unmistakable, stacked cylindrical “Talisman” sculptures, whimsical stupas in…


Featured item from THE LIST: Judith Murray at Sundaram Tagore Gallery


Despite an air of uninhibited, expressive spontaneity, the dense and busy paintings of Judith Murray play by strict rules. Since her debut in a lauded 1976 solo at Betty Parsons, she has restricted her palette within each work or group, developed a tight lexicon of strokes and shapes, and included her trademark bar at the…