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Emily Nathan

Interview with Sebastiaan Bremer  
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4/18/11

New York, Apr. 2011: Dutch-born, New York-based artist Sebastiaan Bremer is known for his enlarged photographs of highly personal subjects to whose surfaces he has added a “delicate mist” of pointillist drawing in inks, dyes, and retouching paint. Bremer integrates his own draughtsman's narrative of spontaneous, "hidden" motifs and imagery with "photographic memories" of extant documents, such as old intimate family photographs and re-shot canonized works of art that can be found in his most recent... [more]

20110130155345-berkli A Place to Park   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 1/30/11

 Berkli Park63 Delancey StreetNew York, NY 10002    Arlo and Esme café, a Lower East Side favorite for great lattes, good company, and long, uninterrupted laptop sessions, closed on December 31 to the chagrin of many loyal followers – but it looks like those disenfranchised folk might just have a new place to park. Berkli Park, a bright, clean café with plenty of tables, gorgeous wooden stools and eco-chic light fixtures, has recently opened its doors, and is already drawing clients in troves.... [more]

20110130154212-bjorn_melhus_meadow A Fair(l)y (darker) Tale   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Meghan Boody, Julia Chiang, Sue de Beer, Jen DeNike, Ghost of A Dream, Damien Echols, Alexa Gerrity, Leor Grady, Ichiro Irie, Ragnar Kjartansson, Nelson Loskamp, Center For Tactical Magic, Marilyn Manson, Bjørn Melhus, Kneil Melicano, Donald Moffett, Trong Gia Nguyen, Galia Offri, Randy Polumbo, Gilad Ratman, Ugo Rondinone, Lorna Simpson, Zomo at Hendershot Gallery January 16th, 2011 - February 24th, 2011
Posted 1/30/11

In keeping with the duality set up by its title, “A Strange Affinity to the Beautiful and the Dreadful” explores the antipodal forces of dark and light, death and life, good and evil that shape our imagination, and, the show suggests, our reality. Nimbly curated by Maureen Sullivan, the exhibition boasts an extensive roster of contemporary heavy-hitters – including Marilyn Manson, Ugo Rondinone, Sue De Beer, Alexa Garrity, and Artslant’s own Trong G. Nguyen – and posits as its framework the age-... [more]

20110130153623-jfg-19 So Abelow   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Joshua Abelow at James Fuentes LLC/New York January 13th, 2011 - February 13th, 2011
Posted 1/30/11

Joshua Abelow makes simple pictures. That is, they seem simple until you think for a moment – and recognize the ontological complexities they explore and the good-humored auto-critique they perform. His exhibition OH! ABELOW, on view at James Fuentes LLC through February 13th, is comprised of a number of framed drawings and a repetitive series of bright, geometric burlap canvases that somehow manage to avoid redundancy. Abelow, who incorporates text, geometry, abstraction and figuration into this work,... [more]

Interview with Marc Horowitz  
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12/4/10

New York, Nov. 2010: Marc Horowitz—the artist who has continually insisted upon baring his soul to an adoring public, opening the door not only to his studio but to his bedroom and kitchen as well—has been living “by popular vote” since November 1st. That day witnessed the launch of his most recent project, The Advice of Strangers, in which he is breaking down the final (if existent) barrier between his art and his audience, allowing us not only to witness his life but to direct it.  Advice, produced in c... [more]

20101031175425-chelsea1217 Stoopy Autumn   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 10/31/10

CHELSEA Fall is here.  The leaves are turning, gathering in gutters.  You feel every breath you take as it journeys into your chest.  The days are shorter, darker.  It is the perfect time for sitting on stoops—and Chelsea offers some of the best.  Grab a Chai, a Russian novel, bundle your neck in the folds of a scarf, and take some time to simply sit.  What else are steps for, after all? --Emily Nathan [more]

20101031175153-06_gs_05714 Transparencies   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Gedi Sibony at Greene Naftali October 22nd, 2010 - December 4th, 2010
Posted 10/31/10

Like the mutually supportive tiers of an artist’s conceit, the wooden platforms and partitions of Gedi Sibony’s sculpture, Sets Into Motion, are built precariously into one another, and they lead to somewhere as yet undetermined, somewhere inchoate. Standing quietly, helplessly against the wall, like a wild animal in a glass display case, this sequence of stages both physically embodies and provides a window onto the trajectory of the artistic process; it is a product, and, at the s... [more]

20101031174324-sei1974005 Porta-Pak-ing a Punch   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Ilene Segalove at Andrea Rosen Gallery October 23rd, 2010 - December 4th, 2010
Posted 10/31/10

“Ilene Segalove,” a concise exhibition of the artist’s photographs, radio plays, and videos dating largely from the ‘70s and ‘80s, is elegantly and eloquently curated by TV executive and media investor Dean Valentine, and hits surprisingly close-to-home.  Ms. Segalove was a Cal-Arts kid, a student of John Baldessari, and one of those “in-betweeners,” as Valentine describes them, born betwixt generations of principle and action—just after those who protested for peace in Vietnam and f... [more]

20101003212342-aquajaag Dutch Delight   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 10/3/10

Vandaag103 Second AvenueNew York, NY 10003 Vandaag opened recently to rave reviews by critics.  Serving largely Dutch delicacies, but with a fresh, original slant, the understated restaurant is an exercise in restraint: the décor is spare but not sterile, tap water is served in Morandi-like carafes that are tall, smooth as bullets, and the color of a café latte, and dainty amuse-bouches are brought to the table on sleek black tiles.  The menu serves some Northern European classics—lik... [more]

20101003211932-beck_untitled Sensational   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Anonymous Americans, BIANCA BECK, Josh Brand at Laurel Gitlen September 12th, 2010 - October 17th, 2010
Posted 10/3/10

I Live My Thoughts, an exhibition currently on view at Small A Projects, is, as the title might suggest, a study in synesthesia.  The included artists—Bianca Beck and Joshua Brand, as well as a number of “anonymous artists”—have contributed works that feel cozy, human, holistic, and that suggest the inexorability of form and content, of positive and negative space, of subject and context.  Described in the Press Release as “recording devices,” these paintings, photographs and “mem... [more]

20101003210649-slyall_imaffect_instal6 Nothing for Something   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Scott Lyall at Miguel Abreu Gallery Orchard St September 12th, 2010 - October 24th, 2010
Posted 10/3/10

Scott Lyall is a philosopher.   The press release for his exhibition, An Immigrant Affection, on view at Miguel Abreu Gallery through October 24, is not an easy read—but it offers compelling insight into the artist’s realm of interest and inquiry.  Lyall uses the word “immigrant” to refer to the invisible third party that is present in any transaction between parties, any dialogue: this third is neither one nor the other, but another that is born of their coming together. Abstraction... [more]

10535072 A Breath of Fresh Air   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 7/11/10

6BC Botanical Garden6th Street between Avenues B and CNew York, NY The Lower East Side is known for many things, but an abundance of green is certainly not one of them.  That said, the moment you step north of Houston onto the contiguous streets of the East Village/Alphabet City, stunning, verdant surprises crop up around nearly every bend.  Community gardens are some of the most charming spaces in our often cold, dirty city, and they welcome visitors with open arms.  Each keeps its own ho... [more]

Davis_give_me_your_money_bitch A Life Less Lush   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Melissa Gordon, TOMMY HARTUNG, Jayson Keeling, Yashua Klos, Paul Pagk, Karina Aguilera Skvirsky at Scaramouche July 8th, 2010 - August 7th, 2010
Posted 7/11/10

** Participating galleries: Y Gallery, Sue Scott Gallery, On Stellar Rays, Lehmann Maupin, Collette Blanchard Gallery, Salon 94, Scaramouche, Eleven Rivington, Invisible-Exports Lush Life is an exhibition, like the novel from which it takes its title, motifs, and organizational strategies, that is about the life of a community, its history, its transitions, its present.  And not just any community; no, the location—and, in fact, the subject—of this collaborative, 9-gallery exhibition, and o... [more]

Falsedivide_5 Bridging the Gap   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Group Show at Miguel Abreu Gallery Orchard St July 1st, 2010 - August 14th, 2010
Posted 7/11/10

Miguel Abreu’s current exhibition, False/Divide, offers a concise selection of photographic works that, together, propose an elegant, fresh reflection on an age-old discourse.  The canonized art historical distinction between representation and abstraction, one which posits them as necessarily antipodal, has been targeted as problematic by artists and thinkers alike throughout history, particularly in the light of Modernism and its various intellectual investigations. While the advent o... [more]

Bloodgood The Thing About the Thing   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 5/16/10

Thing LanguageNewman Popiashvili Gallery504 West 22nd StreetNew York, NY 10011May 8, 2010 – June 19, 2010       In Newman Popiashvili, a small, unassuming gallery nestled on the corner of 10th Avenue between a Jiffy Lube and a public parking garage, co-founder and curator of the AC Project Room Paul Bloodgood presents a new body of work which feels, somehow, familiar.  By way of a process of distillation and transformation in which he copies and re-copies parts and pieces of his own wor... [more]

Tapedeck Material Girl   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Trudy Benson at Freight+Volume May 6th, 2010 - June 13th, 2010
Posted 5/16/10

Space Jam is recent Pratt graduate Trudy Benson’s first solo exhibition; her large-scale “paintings”—though “paint” is perhaps a more apt description of what they are—occupy their space on the wall aggressively, physically.  They are bold and bright, comprised of strokes and smears, dollops and gobs, scumbles, even. Considering that they are the products of a contemporary culture that touts, inspires, and is often comprised of the eye-roll, the esoteric allusion, the ironic appropriation, B... [more]

Monet_01 Monet, Anew   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Claude Monet at Gagosian Gallery- 21st St. May 1st, 2010 - June 26th, 2010
Posted 5/16/10

They have built walls for Monet—and I don’t mean the temporary sort, the sort you take down after a moment, the hollow sort upon which it would be unwise to hang priceless works of art painted by the father of Impressionism.  No—for Claude Monet: Late Work, Gagosian’s blue prints have been modified such that a knock on the newly constructed partition is met not with the deep, resounding return of vacancy, but rather with the timbre of something permanent, something substantial.  The white... [more]

Mf3696b All the World's a Stage   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Michel Francois at Bortolami Gallery February 21st, 2010 - May 1st, 2010
Posted 3/17/10

      In the spirit of transparency, Bortolami’s current installation by artist Michel François, Pavillion Interface, provides a literal “glass box” revelation of the artist as artist. Though viewers are not given witness to the act itself, the large, clear “pavilion” which sits in the center of the gallery—its walls decorated with flourishes of mingling color and through which is visible a bench-like rectangle of marbled, multi-hued modeling clay—has operated, for the exhibition, as both st... [more]

1_bock_untitled Whence Derives a Dérive?   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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John Bock at Anton Kern Gallery February 27th, 2010 - April 3rd, 2010
Posted 3/14/10

  German Artist John Bock’s fifth solo show at Anton Kern Gallery is difficult to summarize.  Consisting of a two-channel video projection, a large submarine-like metal contraption and associated video, a series of hanging “soft sculptures” reminiscent of the jumbled, nostalgic pages of a scrap book, and a lecture-dance-performance which took place on opening night and will replay in the form of a slide-projection installation throughout the run of the exhibition, Bock’s occupation of th... [more]

10_efrantz_rev_1_view_3 A Lucid Camera   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Egan Frantz at Cueto Project February 27th, 2010 - April 24th, 2010
Posted 3/14/10

Revision 1: All Quiet on the Western Front, a New York iteration of Egan Frantz’s first solo exhibition, All Quiet on the Western Front, delivers a sophisticated examination of precisely what it promises: transparency—a peek into the productive process.  Taking its title from a 1929 novel by German author and World War I veteran, Erich Maria Remarque (and associatively from the work’s 1930 translation into film), Revision engages with the scope of cultural production in its variety of manifest... [more]

Flavorimage A Chelea Bite-ino   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 1/24/10

Bottino Take-Out 248 10th Avenue New York, NY 10001 (212) 206-6766 A Sunday of strolling through the Chelsea grid, consuming galleries of painting and reams of press releases, generally feels like a day well spent.  But it can be exhausting—and every inch West of Eighth Avenue that you cover at the start of your journey seems to carry you further from access to the preparatory nourishment which is essential to survival.  Once you arrive at Tenth—having forgotten to think ahead upo... [more]

Lunchbreak1 Breaking In   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Sharon Lockhart at Gladstone Gallery - 24 St. December 11th, 2009 - January 30th, 2010
Posted 1/24/10

  Sharon Lockhart’s photographs and films are not only the products of but are contingent upon intimate, studied involvement with her chosen subject; Lunch Break, an exhibition of new work which closes on January 30, is no exception.  This time, she focuses exclusively on the few haloed personal minutes that constitute lunch break for the laborers of Bath Ironworks in Bath, Maine, and the ritual’s various locations and accoutrement.  Lunchboxes are photographed from a variety of angles and... [more]

Openbook An "I" on You   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Anne Collier at Anton Kern Gallery January 21st, 2010 - February 20th, 2010
Posted 1/24/10

Anne Collier’s first full-scale solo show in New York is clear and concise, engaging with issues of identity and representation that seem somehow new and inspired in her deft hands. The exhibition consists of ten recent photographic works, which are displayed together in one open gallery, and a slide-projection installation, which occupies a second.  Collier gets right to the point: a C-Print entitled Developing Tray #2, which hangs at the entrance to the first room, brings immediately i... [more]

Img_2885 Sunday by the Sea with André   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 11/8/09

Café Colonial 276 Elizabeth StreetNew York, NY 10012TEL: 212-274-0044http://cafecolonialny.com/   One of the most colorful—if at times disheartening—aspects of life in New York City is the opportunity to witness the constant transformation of the physical landscape, often in the blink of an eye.  The city lives; the city breathes.  You wake one blustery morning to find that Rémy St. Martin has suddenly taken the place of the Colt 45 advertisement you watched painters on ladders piece togeth... [more]

Moisette Fertile Crescence   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Urs Fischer at New Museum October 21st, 2009 - February 7th, 2010
Posted 11/8/09

  Urs Fischer defies description.  Zurich-born, he lives and works in a downtown Brooklyn loft, is covered in tattoos, and chooses to picture himself prone, yellow-tank-top clad, and snuggling a bug-eyed Chihuahua; he is an artist known to turn expectations on their heads.  He finds ever riper—or more rotten, as it were—ways to challenge the idea of “the exhibition,” despite decades of scholarship which have declared that endeavor either no longer relevant, no longer compelling, impossi... [more]

Jv_3712 Our Selves and Everyone Else   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Jacques Louis Vidal at Marc Jancou Contemporary November 4th, 2009 - December 19th, 2009
Posted 11/8/09

          You Are What You Look At (And I Know What You’ve Been Watching), an exhibition of new work by recent Yale MFA graduate Jacques Louis Vidal, is immediately striking.  The small gallery space at Marc Jancou Contemporary is crowded with color, frenetic with form; standing at the entrance, the viewer is met with what appears to be the insides of someone’s eccentric and highly personal psychological landscape.  Each work reads simultaneously as objet d’art and as a culmination of moments, as... [more]

Hudson_view On the Waterfront   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 8/23/09

Hudson River Park Bank of the Hudson River, stretching North alongside the West End Highway, from Battery Place to 59th Street During this particular period of this particular season, our glorious city can feel, at times, more like a filthy, airless prison than a place we want to be.  Escape is necessary.  The more privileged of us take a weekend—or eight—to “summer” in the Hamptons, or on Fire Island or Cape Cod.  For the rest of us without ready transportation or a vacation home, any such re... [more]

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Scott Reeder at Daniel Reich Gallery July 9th, 2009 - August 29th, 2009
Posted 8/23/09

Scott Reeder fondly thumbs his nose at his predecessors—and then invites them over for dinner.  His work is ironic and brave; he boldly—if satirically—addresses some of the most troubling crises of our contemporary world with a good-humored shrug and a roll of the eyes, expressing a “deep social ambivalence completely at home in our recessionary time.” Painter offers viewers a glimpse of the Milwaukee-based artist’s most recent paintings, small, vibrant pieces that irreverently reference the... [more]

Merry_alpern__23 Life—And Everything In Between   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Merry Alpern, Will Anderson, Diane Arbus, Alvin Baltrop, Bruce Davidson, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Mitch Epstein, Louis Faurer, Leonard Freed, Nan Goldin, Gail Albert Halaban, Charles Harbutt, Lisa Kereszi, André Kertész, Arthur Leipzig, Leon Levinstein, Joel Meyerowitz, Duane Michals, Tod Papageorge, Frank Paulin, Anton Perich, Charles Traub, Arthur Tress, Weegee, Ryan Weideman, Garry Winogrand at Yossi Milo Gallery July 9th, 2009 - August 28th, 2009
Posted 8/23/09

  As the summer season draws to a close, dragging in the heat, dragging down the sun a few minutes earlier, it seems that the art market is also dragging.  All’s certainly quiet on the Western Front.  Aside from a few rumbling U-Hauls making trips to and from gargantuan storage facilities, or the intermittent shuffle of a runner’s feet, the streets of Chelsea are silent.  The cobblestones pave what seems a deserted movie set; hot breeze whips fallen fliers against the frosted sea-green doors of th... [more]

Img_4111 Jay Maisel and His Castle   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 7/12/09

190 Bowery(at corner of Spring Street)New York, NY    If you have ever spent a Sunday morning strolling through Nolita, you might have noticed that gargantuan, ostensibly abandoned building which sits, sturdy and magnanimous, on it’s corner at Bowery and Spring, quietly contemplating its neighbor—the new-fangled New Museum—across the weekend traffic.  The juxtaposition of these two beautifully dissonant architectural structures is aesthetic fodder-for-thought enough; but what you might not k... [more]

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