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“Roden Crater and Autonomous Structures” at PACE Gallery

Roden Crater at sunset

by Mary L. Coyne

Roden Crater (Sunset), © James Turrell, courtesy Pace Gallery

There is an assumption that unmediated experience, even one that is purely perceptual, is an impossibility—the unexplained is almost always preceded by a disclaimer or an exposé; a significant event is heralded by previews and preparations. Explorations of an anticipated future experience are displayed in Roden Crater and Autonomous Structures, which closed April 20th at Pace. The … Continue reading »

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The Crux: A Conversation with Fred Gutzeit (Part 2)

Fred Gutzeit, Untitled SigNature in two stages, 2012 (image courtesy of the artist)

Fred Gutzeit, Untitled SigNature in two stages, 2012 (image courtesy of the artist)

LM: I’ve always known you as an individual intrigued by the innovations of modern technology, which range from printing possibilities to scientific advancement. What do you think about your painterly passion melding with the digital age?

FG: My current paintings amount to plays with space and light. I want to create pressures and contractions. I hope they’re … Continue reading »

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The Crux: A Conversation with Fred Gutzeit (Part 1)

Fred Gutzeit, WORK GLOVE–7-18-86, 1986, watercolor on paper, 30" x 22" (image courtesy of artist

Fred Gutzeit, WORK GLOVE–7-18-86, 1986, watercolor on paper, 30″ x 22″ (image courtesy of artist’s website)

Fred Gutzeit‘s transition from his earliest explorations of pattern in the 1960s to his current output has it’s roots on the Bowery. He has the momentous ability to be both absurdly aware of his contemporaries while riding his own theoretical momentum. Gutzeit has always been one to mutate forms. Artistic triumphs and defeats are … Continue reading »

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“Cy Twombly and the School of the Fontainebleau,” Hamburger Bahnhof Museum

Cy Twombly School of Fontainebleau, 1960. Öl, Wachs-, Farb- und Bleistift auf Leinwand. 200 x 321.5 cm. (Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, SMB, Sammlung Marx. Foto: Jochen Littkemann. © Courtesy Cy Twombly Foundation)

By Pac Pobric

Cy Twombly, School of Fontainebleau, 1960. Öl, Wachs-, Farb- und Bleistift auf Leinwand. 200 x 321.5 cm. (Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, SMB, Sammlung Marx. Foto: Jochen Littkemann. © Courtesy Cy Twombly Foundation)

Certain artists monopolize the reception of their work. Cy Twombly is not one of them, but his painting sometimes tends in this direction. His avowed love for Baroque and Mannerist painting would make it easy … Continue reading »

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The Crux: A Conversation with Shane McAdams (Part III: Mining Time)

Shane McAdams, SYNTHETIC LANDSCAPE 30, 2011, ballpoint pen, jade glue and resin on panel, 12 x 12 inches (image courtesy of the artist)

Shane McAdams, SYNTHETIC LANDSCAPE 30, 2011, ballpoint pen, jade glue and resin on panel, 12 x 12 inches (image courtesy of the artist)

Lynn Maliszewski: The abstraction in your imagery integrates lots of circles and amoeba-like shapes. They consume the landscape, in my opinion, or exist without the mention of landscape at all. Are the particles aggressive? What is the macro/micro connection?… Continue reading »

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Make Sure that You Bring Your Hall Pass

Mendoza, Ciudad, 2007, ink on paper, 29 x 15 inches courtesey

Mendoza, Ciudad, 2007, ink on paper, 29 x 15 inches, image courtesy of Culturehall

Many fickle artists repel a contract with a gallery either with hopes to show at a specific gallery or due perpetual commitment issues. New York-based David Andrew Frey has created an online oasis for artists who suffer from similar aforementioned ailments by launching Culturehall, “a curated online resource for Contemporary Art.” Culturehall archives works of artists … Continue reading »

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