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David Reed

David Reed is a grand master—no painter has contributed as much in terms of expanding the vocabulary of abstract painting and maintaining its relevance during this era of marginalization—although there are many in New York who currently enjoy greater status.

Milton Avery

Milton Avery was closer in age to Marsden Hartley and Charles Burchfield than he was to Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko, but art history has retrospectively placed him in the company of those younger New York school artists rather than in his own peer group.

Field of Color: Tantra Drawings From India

Originating as illustrations for 17th century tantric texts, tantra drawings have taken on autonomy through their dissemination for use in spiritual practice. In the center of each paper there is a form that has been handed down for generations, used over and over again to aid in meditation until it is worn, some accident befalls it, or a new practitioner arrives.

Dannielle Tegeder

Dannielle Tegeder’s art has very long titles.

The Ballot Show

Finally, thank God it’s over, at least for some people. I received a sincere e-mail from a lady painter whose work I follow. It was soliciting signatures for a petition to investigate “voting irregularities” sponsored by moveon.org.

Aron Namenwirth

At artMoving, Aron Namenwirth exhibits abstract paintings that critique contemporary politics

Joan Snyder

I have appreciated Joan Snyder’s ability to charge her imagery with exuberance and intelligence and visionary celebration in past exhibits. While her new body of work, entitled Women Make Lists, takes on an elegiac tone (it is dedicated to the women and children of Iraq), Snyder’s largescale paintings—filled with rainbows of pastel colors, dotted and punctuated by dripping blotchy wounds, hearts, nipples, bloody lakes—feel like the funerary foot stomping and hair pulling of women portrayed on Greek vases.

Jason Cole Mager, Michael Yinger, and Jeffery Kilmer

A trio of young men comprise a show that hovers between angst and the desires that fuel their acute anxieties. Jason Cole Mager was asked to select two artists whose work would compliment his own.

Christine Hiebert

An exhibition of pencil, tape, and charcoal drawings by Christine Hiebert opened in November in Philadelphia at Gallery Joe and will remain on view through the month of December.

Carroll Dunham

Meyer Schapiro first met Fernand Léger at his 1935 retrospective at MoMA.

Arlingon Weithers and Matt Freedman

Five Miles gallery is currently exhibiting painter Arlingon Weithers and sculptor Matt Freedman. Considering their divergent interests, the two are perhaps a bit too close in style to be adequately distinguishable in a single exhibition.

Sheri Warshauer

With titles like a quaint interior decoration magazine, “Passionate Patronage,” “Mindfully Minimal,” and “Armed with Art,” it is clear that Sheri Warshauer’s paintings are patronizing the lifestyle she documents.

Christian Jankowski

Like a documentary filmmaker, Christian Jankowski relies on the public and the social interactions that take place between him and the world to frame his practice. Internationally acclaimed, this Berlin-based artist first garnered attention with “Telemistica” at the 1999 Venice Biennale and, following in 2002, at the Whitney Biennial in New York with “The Holy Artwork.”

Giorgio Morandi

Giorgio Morandi knew Fascism with a capital F. The story of Italian art is intertwined with its often ruthless politics, never more so than in the bloody history of the past one hundred years.

Isamu Noguchi: Master Sculptor

Celebrating the centennial of the artist’s birth, the retrospective Isamu Noguchi: Master Sculptor is at the Whitney Museum and the outdoor sculpture garden, a collaborative effort with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, curated by Valerie J. Fletcher.

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