The Journal Gallery / New York

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Vacation's All He Ever Wanted

In his debut solo show of drawings "Dark Systems" at Deitch Projects this past winter, Evan Gruzis conjured the noirish world of Bret Easton Ellis novels, complete with Day Glo cotton candy colors, wayfarer-wearing apparitions, palm fronds, digital timepieces, and drawn open Venetian blinds. Gruzis was a painter before he started the MFA program at Hunter College, but his ink on paper works have drawn so much attention that he temporarily put his painting aside. In "Touch of Grey," his first... [more]
Posted by Kathy A. Moore on 5/21/09

Working for Peanuts by Michael Slenske

On the heels of his exhibition, Joe Bradley spent the last month curating Peanut Gallery, a new group show of what he calls "funny, intimately scaled pieces made of humble materials" for The Journal Gallery. "There's a heckler vibe to a lot of the work," says Bradley, who's assembled everything from a Miles Davis portrait by Keith Mayerson and a Eunice Kim installation of a cardboard robot face (with red and blue lightbulb eyes) to one of Dan Colen's bubble-gum-enhanced canvases, and the... [more]
Posted by thejournal on 11/25/08

Jerry Saltz's Top 10 2008

Top Ten:1. Tino Sehgal: Marian Goodman Gallery. I often see shows I don’t like but this was the only show I’ve ever seen that didn’t like me! Last winter Tino Sehgal had performers stand in the rear room of this gallery and discuss art and philosophy. Viewers were acknowledged as they entered and occasionally included in conversations. After answering one of the performers he basically upbraided me. I was horrified, mortified and thrilled. Sehgal has taken "relational esthetics" to a whole new... [more]
Posted by Kathy A. Moore on 2/18/09

Peanut Gallery in The New York Times by Holland Cotter [more]
Posted by Kathy A. Moore on 2/18/09
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