Reviews

Gerard Mossé at Jill Newhouse Gallery

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by Jonathan Goodman

Gerard Mossé. Vellum Painting F9. 2015-2016. Oil on Vellum mounted on Matte Board.  17″ x 13″. Image courtesy of the Artist.

Gerard Mossé is a mature painter who has spent nearly thirty years in New York City, maintaining his studio in Tribeca. As noted critic David Ebony says in the catalogue introduction, Mossé’s paintings are primarily about light, in the form of sentinels or monuments. Light is … Continue reading »

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Chi-Gil Jang’s “As the Wind Flows”

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Tenri Cultural Institute of New York 43A West 13th Street New York, NY May 4 – 14, 2016

by Jonathan Goodman

Chi-Gil Jang. Tongyeong’s Special Melody. 2015. 67.5x 48 in. Pigment, Korean Paper on Panel.

Chi-Gil Jang is a Korean painter based in Korea. He most often makes use of Korean themes or imagery in his art. It is not always easy for the Western viewer to understand the implications … Continue reading »

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George Sugarman

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by Jonathan Lippincott

George Sugarman. From left to right: Gate (1994), Yellow X (1994), Sail (c. 1992), and Flourish (1991). Photo by John Small. Courtesy Loretta Howard Gallery.

The exhibition George Sugarman: Painted Sculpture at Loretta Howard Gallery, reveals the confidence of execution that comes from the artist’s decades-long exploration of the possibilities of modern abstract sculpture. These works in aluminum, from the late 1980s and early 1990s, illuminate many … Continue reading »

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The Other New Abstraction: Shadi Harouni’s Paved Over and Other Stories

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Shadi Harouni: Paved Over and Other Stories AIR Gallery 155 Plymouth Street Brooklyn, NY April 21 – May 22, 2016

by Avi Alpert

Shadi Harouni. “When I got ill…” 2015. Monoprint on paper, 44 x 30 inches

In Jerry Saltz’ widely-read attack on the “new abstraction,” there is a subtle hint that good works in that category are still out there to be found. Saltz writes that once upon a … Continue reading »

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Sahar Safarian Baranlou at Pratt Studios Gallery

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by Jonathan Goodman

Sahar Safarian Baranlou. Self-Portrait; Farewell. 2016. Video Still from 2-panel video. 25 minutes.

Sahar Safarian Baranlou is an Iranian-born student in Pratt University. I have worked with her on her written thesis, which is based on the show she had this March for a week, at a student gallery. For the exhibition, she submitted a two-panel video (space problems prevented her from setting up a third panel). … Continue reading »

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Seung Lee at SIA New York

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by Jonathan Goodman

Seung Lee. Tree of Soul. 2016. Mixed media. 52 x 41 inches. Image Courtesy of the Artist.

Korean-American artist Seung Lee’s excellent new show of mixed-media paintings makes it clear that his development continues. While he is Asian, his work really reflects the influence of the New York School—he has lived and taught in the New York City area for decades. There are of course points of … Continue reading »

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Izumi Kato at Galerie Perrotin

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by Jonathan Goodman

Izumi Kato. Untitled 2015. Oil on canvas / Huile sur toile. 162 x 130.3 cm / 63 3/4 x 51 5/16 inches. Courtesy Galerie Perrotin.

 

Tokyo-based Izumi Kato is a trained painter—he received his degree from the Department of Oil Painting at Musashino University in 1992—yet his work feels a lot like outsider art. In the large, elegant space of Galerie Perrotin, located on the Upper … Continue reading »

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