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Portrait of Robert C. Morgan. 2013.
On-Verge: You’re a critic, artist, poet, art historian and professor. How do these varied interests affect one another? And how do you allot time for each?
Robert C. Morgan: First off, I would like to rephrase the question. I am an art critic — this is true, but I am also a practicing artist. After completing my MFA in 1975, I was encouraged to … Continue reading »
Tyree Guyton. Obstruction of Justice (“OJ”) House. 2013. Destroyed after a second arson fire in October 2013.
Photo credit: Kari Cholnoky
Last October, Detroit artist Tyree Guyton had his first New York solo exhibition at the CUE Art Foundation. In anticipation of the show, I interviewed the artist in late May, shortly after a suspicious fire occurred at the Heidelberg Project, which was Guyton’s outdoor installation located … Continue reading »
Jeffrey Cyphers Wright
Judy Rifka. Evolution. 2013. Acrylic on canvas, 156 x 68in. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Judy Rifka Fuses the Elements in “Star Street,” her new show at Brooklyn’s Trestle Projects. From the beginning, when she studied with Ab-Ex giant Esteban Vicente, Judy Rifka cultivated gestural freedom and the logic of the impetuous. Her work is not fussy and pristine. … Continue reading »
by Paul Laster
Edward Burtynsky, Thjorsá River #1, Iceland 2012. © Edward Burtynsky, Courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto / Howard Greenberg & Bryce Wolkowitz, New York.
Without water mankind could not exist. The world’s most vital natural resource seems to be everywhere, but over the past century man has harnessed it for energy and redirected it for agriculture and industrial expansion—seriously disrupting Earth’s natural ecosystems. … Continue reading »
by Paul Laster
Matt Magee: Circa 1994, installation view. Courtesy Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston
Starting his artistic career as a sculptor, Matt Magee made the switch to painting in 1994—a seminal year for him. In April of ’94, he turned 33 and, soon thereafter, lost his art handler job at L.A. Louver’s New York branch, when it closed because of the recession. He quickly landed a new position at Nancy … Continue reading »
by Taney Roniger
Curated by Grant D. Taylor
SVA Flatiron Gallery, New York, NY
October 26 – November 27, 2013
Presented by the MFA Computer Art Department at the School of Visual Arts in partnership with the New York Digital Salon
Jean-Pierre Hebert, “Triptych: Bright Wavelets 1-3,” 2008. Inkjet drawing, pigments on Torinoko paper, 3 panels, each 77″ x 38″ © Jean-Pierre Hebert
If the hallmark of the sublime is … Continue reading »