Writings by Piri Halasz


Transcending Barriers: George Tun Sein at Tally Beck Contemporary

This Lower East Side show is up through August 30

Roy Lerner, Intertwine, 2011, 48 x 36 inches, acrylic and gel medium on canvas

Barbaric Sophistication: Roy Lerner at Bego Ezair

Exhibition remains of view through June 30.

Larry Poons, Southern Exposure, 1986. Acrylic on canvas, 67-1/2 x 208 inches. Courtesy of Loretta Howard Gallery.

From the Cocoon: Larry Poons at Loretta Howard

A group of paintings from the second half of the 1980s, up through December 23.

Frank Bowling, Resting, 2010. Mixed media on canvas, 25 x 31 inches. Courtesy of Spanierman Modern

The Ultimate Proof of His Freedom: Frank Bowling’s abstract painting

on view at at Spanierman Modern through October 16

Richard Haas, Fontainbleu Hotel, Miami Beach, Fl. 1986

Walls, ceilings and flaws: a book about murals published as a website

The Mural in America by Francis V. Connor, Ph. D. at muralinamerica.com

Anne Truitt, Gloucester, 1963. Acrylic on wood, 73-1/2 x 72 x 13 inches. Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery

Beauty en bloc: Anne Truitt finds her form at Matthew Marks

Anne Truitt: Sculpture 1962-2004 at Matthew Marks Gallery

John Griefen, Untitled (lavender), 2008. Acrylic on canvas, 32 x 103 inches. Courtesy, Gary Snyder/ Project Space

John Griefen: Recent Paintings at Gary Snyder Project Space

The ensemble represents a series of very carefully thought-out painting decisions — yet never do the results look cold or calculated.

Francine Tint, Dream Life of Angels 2009. Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 78 inches. Images courtesy Tria Gallery

Winter White at Tria Gallery

Even in less jovial days of January, whiteness continues to command powerful associations.

Dan Christensen, Dark Tulip 1970. Enamel and acrylic on canvas , 71 x 130 inches. Courtesy of Spanierman Modern

Dan Christensen (1942-2007): The Plaid Paintings at Spanierman Modern

Facture is neither painterly nor hard-edged geometric, but in between–straight edges that nonetheless exude life.

Stanley Boxer, Somewhereamarbleman, 1990. Mixed media on canvas, 50 x 50 inches. Courtesy of Spanierman Modern

Remembering Stanley Boxer: A retrospective, 1946-2000

An exhibition of Boxer’s work runs at Spanierman Gallery through February 18