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Mary Hambleton

In Conversation

Mary Hambleton with Ron Janowich

In anticipation of Mary Hambleton’s show Nothing By Mouth at Littlejohn Contemporary, Ron Janowich talked to the artist at her Brooklyn Studio in early February.

Boccioni’s Materia
A Futurist Masterpiece and the Avant-garde in Milan and Paris
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Futurism is what often comes to mind when people try to imagine modern painting: a demolition derby of figures and forms, planes and colors, text strips and musical notations, smokestacks, cut-up buildings, speeding trains, and automobiles.

Kim Jones

The impact of Kim Jones’s work is visceral, it’s the kind of stuff we resist putting words to; often the moment we do they seem to reveal their limits as inadequate to all that the work evokes.

Outlaw Printmakers and Andrew Kearney

While trendy art centers like Chelsea and Williamsburg begin to look more alike as both continue to transform into icons of corporate gentrification, fresh ideas and artistic ingenuity can be found within the small unbecoming galleries that populate the East Village and Lower East Side neighborhoods.

Brian Jungen

When walking into Harlem’s Triple Candie on Super Bowl Sunday afternoon, hours before the mania and media fanfare descended upon the nation, it seemed appropriate to find myself confronted with an installation that addresses Western sport culture through space and materials.

Steven Thompson

Steven Thompson’s second exhibition at Kenny Schachter conTEMPorary is made up of six new works.

Matt Leines and Keegan McHargue

The large drawings by Matt Leines and Keegan McHargue in the two glass doorways on West 20th Street that are The Wrong Gallery feel something like the geometry of poetry, if there were such a thing.

Marco Breuer

Photography is no passive vehicle between events and viewers: Marco Breuer’s fourteen photographs and thirty-two studies at Von Lintel Gallery are events in themselves.

Jean Lowe

Based in San Diego, installation artist Jean Lowe draws much of her inspiration from Southern California’s generic suburban landscape, where candy colored stucco strip malls and endless concrete parking lots crisscross through various European architectural modes, disguising themselves as Disneyesque Roman remakes.

The Neon Forest Is My Home

The title of this amusing if not slight group show at *sixtyseven refers to thematic use of nature in the works of twelve emerging artists.

Sharon Core

In her recent series, Thiebauds, Sharon Core stages and photographs tableaus of cakes, pies, soup, and sandwiches that duplicate Wayne Thiebaud’s still-life paintings from the early 1960s.

Cynthia Hartling

Painting is dead. No painting is alive. No it’s dead, no it’s alive, no dead, no alive, dead, alive, yada yada yada.

Norwegian Black Metal

A photograph of blood splattered in a sink greets you upon entering the Riviera gallery. A tube of white makeup rests on the side of the sink along with a dirty bottle of red liquid.

Mary Hambleton

Mary Hambleton’s large paintings on panel at Littlejohn strive after complexity but attain only earnest enthusiasm.

Adam Simon

In a manageable show of six paintings in Art Moving’s snug space, Adam Simon wrestles with ideas about consumer culture and its effects on human interaction and activity.

A Triple Alliance: de Chirico, Picabia, Warhol

This exhibit of the later works of modernist pioneers, Giorgio de Chirico, Francis Picabia, and Andy Warhol, prompts a reevaluation of the artists’ comparative achievements.

John Duff at Knoedler & Company

Considering that reductive form and the exploration of Gestalt psychology are only part of John Duff’s repertoire, the nature of his sculptures does not stem from Minimalism alone.


The Brooklyn Rail

MAR 2004

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