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Electrifying Art: Atsuko Tanaka 1954–1968

A piercing bell breaks the silence in the gallery. It sounds like a fire alarm or a high-pitched human scream, startling, warning, terrifying, a harbinger of destruction.

Lester Johnson
Four Decades of Painting

What does it say about an artist when he is universally acknowledged as being under-recognized?

Peter Caine
You’re a Sensation

Let’s see, what’s been memorable over the last few months? Reagan died, and then television news and tabloid papers worshipped him relentlessly for a couple days.

Bjørn Melhus

Roebling Hall’s new Chelsea space is not quite as finished as Bjørn Melhus’s symphonic installation “Prime Time” (2001). The video installation composed of thirty-two televisions and a large wall projection should make Melhus a truly international art star.

Halsey Rodman
K is Multiplied—The Swirling Mists Freeze and the Stars Melt Across the Sky

The initial effect of Halsey Rodman’s show at Triple Candie is an agreeable kind of confusion. There’s a lot of different stuff involved, from big sprawling assemblages to videos to figurative sculpture.

White Matter(s)

The concept of “white” has many meanings: purity, virginity, and innocence. It refers to issues of race, of right and wrong, of life and death.

Mark Esper

Opening the fall season with three concurrent solo exhibitions, Brooklyn-based sculptor Mark Esper presents his vision of art governed by the supersensible forces of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Gerta Conner

Unreal, give back to us what you once gave: The imagination that spurned and crave —Wallace Stevens

The Wedding Project

Unless you’ve been avoiding television for the past twenty years, you’ve probably seen more fake weddings than real ones. They’re everywhere, virtually, and virtually everywhere.

Todd Hido
Roaming: New Landscapes

In an exhibition of new color works, Todd Hido sets out to explore a fairly traditional genre: landscape photography.

Jason Alan Klotz and Mikhail Leykin

In the small back room of Leadbased, the artist-in-residence stands against the wall, paintbrush poised in its prosthetic hand, admiring four of its latest abstract landscape paintings.

Jon Gregg
Heads, Hands, and Leaves

Sometimes in painting exhibitions, one piece jumps out to indicate a direction the other paintings might have taken but didn’t. This is the case at Jon Gregg’s show entitled Heads, Hands and Leaves at 55 Mercer.

William Eggleston
Los Alamos

In one of the great photographic legends of our century, William Eggleston’s career began in 1967 on the doorstep of New York’s Museum of Modern Art.


The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2004

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