Writings by Dennis Kardon

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Paint Queer, Gender Fluid, Meaning Ambiguous: Nicole Eisenman at Anton Kern


The figure painter confounds the gender roles expected of her subjects.


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At a Safe Remove: Omer Fast at James Cohan


a jarring experience, both intellectually and emotionally, his three films are on view through May 7


detail of Robert Ryman's Arista. Photo: Dennis Kardon Jacobson © Robert Ryman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

How Bloodless is Robert Ryman?


The author finds “complex, metaphoric activity” despite Ryman’s avowed materialism


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Creation Anxieties: Dana Schutz at Petzel


Paintings of boldness and fearlessness, on view through October 24


Anthony Iacono, Hanging Plant, 2015. Acrylic, cut paper and linen tape, 24 x 19 inches. Courtesy of P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York

Cocktail Hour: Anthony Iacono at P.P.O.W.


In an impressive debut, provocative works that queer picture making


Installation shot, From Now On In at Brian Morris Gallery and Buddy Warren Inc. showing works by Carrie Moyer, Tom Burckhardt and Michael Berryhill. Courtesy of Brian Morris Gallery

It’s Not What You Think: From Now On In at Brian Morris/Buddy Warren


Michael Berryhill, Tom Burckhardt, Steve DiBenedetto, Lydia Dona, Fabian Marcaccio, Carrie Moyer, Alexi Worth


Fred Valentine, Toward Grandfather Mountain, 2015. Oil on canvas, 66 x 44 inches. Courtesy of Studio 10, Buskwick

A Cry in the Wilderness: Fred Valentine at Studio 10


Paintings that dare to think about feelings, on view in Bushwick through this weekend


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Pictorial Baggage: Dennis Kardon on Robert Gober


Dennis Kardon unpacks the cultural contexts of Gober and his personal history.


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Fuzzy Reception: Michael Berryhill at Kansas


Berryhill’s new punning paintings tease viewers and confound their expectations.


Philip Pearlstein, Two Female Models on Cast Iron Bed, 1975. Wash on Paper, 29-1/4 x 40-1/4 inches. Courtesy of Betty Cuningham Gallery

Camp Blanding: The Naked and the Undead in Philip Pearlstein


His show, curated by Robert Storr, is at the New York Studio School