While most New York galleries have inaugurated their summer shows by now, the Matthew Marks Gallery is coming late out of the gate tonight, unveiling a group show called La Carte d’après Nature that was curated by the Berlin-based photographer Thomas Demand, who shows at the gallery.
La Carte, which Read More
Artist Nayland Blake looks like one of the tour roadies for the Allman Brothers circa 1970. Blake is tall, and he’s built like a slab. His arms are tattooed. His hair is long.
In art, he’s harder to size up. Blake, who shows at the well-bred Mathew Marks Gallery and teaches at Bard, is responsible Read More
Walking west on 22nd Street the other week, I glanced in the window of the Max Protetch Gallery, noticed gallery personnel hanging paintings by David Reed and experienced something unexpected: anticipation.
I stopped and craned my neck, puzzled. Having kept Mr. Reed’s art at arm’s length in the past, I couldn’t believe I was Read More
One measure of an artwork’s vitality is its capacity to suggest new possibilities. The artist may not be aware of the forward momentum his work will generate, and it’s rarely the viewer’s primary concern. Picasso and Braque may have had an inkling, when they invented Cubism, that they were putting a ball in motion; whether Read More
Juan Uslé, whose abstract paintings are currently on display at Cheim & Read, would be one of our best artists if he weren’t one of our most capricious. If you guessed that this makes him a frustrating figure, you’d be right: Mr. Uslé has yet to paint a picture that doesn’t flout its virtues. His Read More
Time for an Overview:
Blasé Juan Uslé Might Surprise
Juan Uslé, whose abstract paintings are currently on display at Cheim & Read, would be one of our best artists if he weren’t one of our most capricious. If you guessed that this makes him a frustrating figure, you’d be right: Mr. Uslé has yet Read More
The 11th annual installment of The Art Show got under way on Feb. 17 with the powerful combination of blue-chip art and discerning moguls that has made this one of the annual events in the art world’s calendar. While pianist Camilla Cloney played Rodgers and Hart’s “You Took Advantage of Me” near the entrance of Read More
WHEN’S THE OPENING, MATTHEW MARKS?
Gallery owner Matthew Marks, who has become an art-world burgher peddling Nan Goldin’s sleazy photos and Richard Serra’s big chunks of twisted metal, bought a town house at 830 Greenwich Street which sources say he is gut-renovating for himself. The three-story, 22-foot-wide house, which is near Jane Read More