Kate Liebman is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. She is currently a Keyholder resident at the Lower East Side Printshop, and she teaches at Columbia University, Sussex County Community College, and the Manhattan Graphics Center. www.kate-liebman.com
JASON FOX SupernaturalismBy Kate Liebman
Paintingboth the process and its productscan be absurd, irreverent, and funny, as the 20-plus “portraits” by Jason Fox presented at CANADA suggest.
MARTIN PURYEAR Multiple DimensionsBy Kate Liebman
Internationally recognized, well exhibited, and critically acclaimed sculptor Martin Puryear currently has a fantastic show of drawings and prints on view at the Art Institute of Chicago.
KYLE STAVERBy Kate Liebman
In her most recent show, the Brooklyn-based artist Kyle Staver presents paintings that provide the viewer with an escapeto a world that is familiar enough to be recognizable, but more magical than our own.
Robert Rauschenberg: Channel SurfingBy Kate Liebman
Throughout the exhibition, Rauschenberg plays with the availability of narrative when abutting many images in a single picture plane. The works in Channel Surfing, split across two floors, embody the action of movement, of going, of living in and passing through a world glutted with image.
JONATHAN LASKERBy Kate Liebman
Throughout his career, Jonathan Lasker has explored the gap between marks and signs. A mark refers primarily to itself, to its physical presence, while a sign signals a referent external to the painting, something known and recognizable.
MICHELLE GRABNERBy Kate Liebman
For Michelle Grabner, there is no distinction between her life and her art. She is a consummate artist with a conceptual agenda: to what degree can the domestic and the artistic be fused?
HEIDI HOWARDBy Kate Liebman
Recently graduated from Columbias illustrious M.F.A. program, Heidi Howard has made a suite of beautiful, delicate paintings for her first solo show at Nancy Margolis Gallery.
Rough CutBy Kate Liebman
Rough Cut attempts to offer a new look at how eight emerging and mid-career artists incorporate collage into the process of making abstract art. The shows premise arises from one of curator Jennifer Samets overriding intellectual pursuits: understanding the artistic process.
Not A PaintingBy Kate Liebman
Its a group of work united by something outside the group: painting. But we see and approach, each of the pieces in Not A Painting as if thats what they are, because thats what some of them look like. Everything is wall hung, and though most of the work might be classified as sculpture, the exhibition ultimately undermines such categorizing.
Reflections on Philip Guston
By Kate Liebman
PHILIP GUSTON Painter, 1957 1967
One of today’s most influential painters is having his first museum-quality, posthumous show at Hauser & Wirth: Philip Guston: Painter, 1957 1967.
SAMARA GOLDEN The Flat Side of the KnifeBy Kate Liebman
Samara Golden’s art is nearly impossible to talk about. Just as looking into The Flat Side of the Knife at MoMA PS1 induces vertigo, so too a description of the installation slips by, down, away. Understanding flits in and out.
AMY SILLMAN Stuff ChangeBy Kate Liebman
More than a hundred drawings, a dozen paintings, two videos, and a zine populate Stuff Change, Amy Sillman’s first solo show in New York in six years.
DANA SCHUTZ Fight in an ElevatorBy Kate Liebman
In her twelve new paintings currently on view at Petzel’s Chelsea location, Dana Schutz surprises her audience yet again with exuberant pictures that simultaneously depart from, and are consistent with, her previous work.
between a place and candy: new works in pattern + repetition + motifBy Kate Liebman
A good group show is like a good dinner party. As the guestsor the worksinteract, new topics arise, and something might be learned. Conversation occurs at a constant hum, with interludes of laughter or argument. In this respect, Norte Maars between a place and candy: new works in pattern + repetition + motif does not fall flat.
Sarah Matthes’s Town CrierBy Kate Liebman
Winner of Persea Books Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize, Sarah Matthess first collection of poems, Town Crier, is nothing short of revelatory.