Mary Lucier is no Sacha Baron Cohen.
You may remember Mr. Cohen masquerading at a Virginia rodeo as the hapless Kazakh journalist in Borat. As seen in the film, the cowboy spectacle is a haven for yahoos, rednecks and astonishingly casual racists. The squirm-inducing comedy confirmed the prejudices of big-city types, who are, of course, Read More
My students tell me the painter Julie Mehretu is hot stuff. Given the heft of her press packet, she must be: You can flip through its pages at the front desk of Projectile, a West 57th Street gallery that’s exhibiting Ms. Mehretu’s works on paper.
An impressive batch of clippings may signify a major reputation, Read More
“A difficult artist”-that’s how I’ve heard people describe Catherine Murphy. How much of a commendation can that be? As someone who has long admired her forbidding brand of realist painting, I’d say it’s a pretty big commendation, though the work won’t be to everyone’s taste. Looking at Ms. Murphy’s recent paintings and drawings, on display Read More
The painter Katy Schneider, who’s having her New York debut at Tatistcheff & Company Inc., is the kind of artist whose work will inevitably be affixed with scary adjectives like “academic,” “traditional” and “conservative.” Just how scary these adjectives are depends on whether one considers, say, a grounding in figure drawing essential or irrelevant to Read More
The American sculptor Raoul Hague, whose work is currently on exhibition at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., in Soho, was born Haig Heukelekian in Constantinople in 1905 and died in Woodstock, N.Y., in 1993. Although much admired in his lifetime-especially after 1956, when Dorothy Miller showed his work in the influential Twelve Americans exhibition at the Museum Read More