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Art In Review by Holland Cotter for NY Times

ART IN REVIEW ‘TêTE-à-TêTE’ By HOLLAND COTTER Published: August 9, 2012 FACEBOOK TWITTER GOOGLE+ E-MAIL SHARE PRINT REPRINTS Yancey Richardson Gallery Breaking news about the arts, coverage of live events, critical reviews, multimedia and more. Go to Arts Beat » A sortable calendar of noteworthy cultural events in the New York region, selected by Times critics. Go to Event Listings » 535 West 22nd Street, Chelsea Through Aug. 24 This interestingly textured summer group show organized by the New York artist Mickalene Thomas bridges a c... [more]
Posted by mahlOt SANSOSA on 8/10/12
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tête-à-tête

by Lee Ann Norman
The images in Yancey Richardson’s summer group show challenge us to examine the ways in which seeing is performative. Through a subversion of social codes and values related to gender and representation, “tête-à-tête” necessitates an uncomfortable slowness and close looking. Curated by Mickalene Thomas (who also has work in the show), the exhibition features photography and video from artists from Africa and the Diaspora including Derrick Adams, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Jayson Keeling, Deana Lawson, Zanele Muholi, Clifford Owens, Mahlot Sansosa, Malick Sidibe, Xaviera Simmons, and Hank Willis Thomas.... [more]
Posted by Lee Ann Norman on 7/22/12
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A Strange Picture of Perfection

Photographer Alex Prager describes her native Los Angeles as “A strange picture of perfection… with a sense of unease under the surface of all this beauty and promise.” In the exhibition Week-end at Yancey Richardson Gallery she presents photos of young women in singular moments; beautiful, alone, and uneasy. The press release from the gallery states that the models are the artist’s friends, that she meticulously plans out the costumes and settings, and that the photos reference films by directors such as David Lynch and Alfred Hitchcock. Formally they are terrific to look at: wonderfully composed portrai... [more]
Posted by Nathan Sensel on 2/3/10
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A World with a View

by Charlie Schultz
It is not uncommon to perceive what is utterly individualized and personal as something rather archetypal; in the same way it is possible for a fleeting moment to somehow encompass an element of the everlasting. You see a boy rowing a canoe on a foggy lake looking back over his shoulder; you don’t know the boy, but you know the gesture, and the feelings it implies. In a similar sense you don’t know the lake, but you know the feeling of casting out into some larger unknown all on your own. Of course, we can all make associations, but it is one of the gifts of the artist to create a medium by... [more]
Posted by Charlie Schultz on 1/4/09