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Artcritical artcritical, LLC, is publisher of artcritical.com, the online magazine of art and ideas, and organizer of The Review Panel, moderated by David Cohen at the National Academy Museum, NY and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.
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Publisher and Editor: David Cohen. Associate Editor: Nora Griffins. Editorial Assistant: Mary Negro artcritical.com launched as the personal website of writer and art historian David Cohen in 2001 and quickly evolved into his "blog" before that term enjoyed currency. Once blogs became ubiquitous, artcritical further evolved into a fully fledged online magazine with a roster of editors and contributors, and David's personal stuff was confined to the attic. That's the year we credit for our official launch, which makes us ten in 2013! In 2010 we underwent a major design overhaul to make powerful and effective use of our years of critical coverage, including several years' worth of David's writings as art critic of the New York Sun that sadly closed that year. The magazine also podcasts of The Review Panel and other lively public forum, lectures and debates.

The Review Panel
10/01/2019
The Review Panel

The Review Panel

Leading art critics join moderator David Cohen in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs. This month Eva Diaz, Anthony Haden-Guest, and Jason Stopa discuss: DIANA COOPER: SIGHTINGS Postmasters, 54 Franklin Street, New York postmastersart.com

Featured, THE LIST, artcritical.comOpen Doors, Open Studios (Saturday) at Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational C...
06/01/2019

Featured, THE LIST, artcritical.com

Open Doors, Open Studios (Saturday) at Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center
This is the 23rd annual building-wide Visual & Performing Arts event, Open Doors Open Studios with both studio redidents and guests filling the hallways as well as old classrooms of this Lower East Side mainstay. Pictured here: Rebecca Leveille Guay's Escape from Eden, on view in Inka Essenhigh's studio on the fifth floor.

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Howard Hodgkin at Gagosian and Thomas Nozkowski at Max Protetch - artcritical
05/10/2019
Howard Hodgkin at Gagosian and Thomas Nozkowski at Max Protetch - artcritical

Howard Hodgkin at Gagosian and Thomas Nozkowski at Max Protetch - artcritical

“Howard Hodgkin” at Gagosian Gallery, until December 20 (555 W.24th Street at Eleventh Avenue, 212 741 1111). “Thomas Nozkowski: New Paintings” at Max Protetch until December 20 (511 W.22nd Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212 633 6999). For most of its history, non-representationa...

Featured, THE LIST, artcritical.comMartha Armstrong at Bowery GalleryIn the  jagged bright spaces of Armstrong’s paintin...
03/28/2019

Featured, THE LIST, artcritical.com

Martha Armstrong at Bowery Gallery
In the jagged bright spaces of Armstrong’s paintings, traditional landscape turns into something fresh. Yes, It’s a welcoming, summery world. But it’s vertiginous rather than tranquil—every picture an endorphin rush. Branches and clouds fold into odd, exact origami shapes. Craft disappears into excitement. ALEXI WORTH

Pictured: Two Red Maples, 2017-18. Oil on Canvas, 48 x 60 inches. Courtesy of the Artist

Mar 26 to Apr 20
530 West 25th Street 4th Floor

Also recommended in Chelsea: Leon Kossoff at Timothy Taylor, André Kertész at Bruce Silverstein, George Widener at Ricco Maresca, Cleve Gray at Loretta Howard

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Artcritical's cover photo
03/03/2019

Artcritical's cover photo

The Review Panel, April 2018, at Brooklyn Public Library. Left to right, Jarrett Earnest, David Cohen, Jessica Bell Brow...
05/03/2018

The Review Panel, April 2018, at Brooklyn Public Library. Left to right, Jarrett Earnest, David Cohen, Jessica Bell Brown, David Salle. Photo: Gregg Richards

BPL Presents
03/05/2018
BPL Presents

BPL Presents

TONIGHT: The #ReviewPanel is back with leading art critics Jennifer Coates, Karen E. Jones, and Thomas Micchelli joining moderator David Cohen. Presented with Artcritical.

On the agenda: Maryam Jafri: War on Wellness, Kai Matsumiya Fine Arts Gallery; Carrie Moyer: Pagan's Rapture, DC Moore Gallery; Laurel Nakadate: The Kingdom, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects | New York; and Angel Otero: Elegies, Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Artcritical's cover photo
12/12/2017

Artcritical's cover photo

a featured item from THE LIST at artcritical, opening this evening in DUMBO.
09/23/2017

a featured item from THE LIST at artcritical, opening this evening in DUMBO.

Featured item from The List at Artcritical for Tuesday, July 25:Matthew Cole: Memories, Dreams, ReflectionsJULY 25 TO SE...
07/25/2017

Featured item from The List at Artcritical for Tuesday, July 25:

Matthew Cole: Memories, Dreams, Reflections
JULY 25 TO SEPTEMBER 10

ART 3
109 Ingraham Street

Opening tonight at ART 3 in Bushwick is “Memories, Dreams, Reflections,” a show of paintings by Matthew Cole. Rendered in a loose yet graphical style, Cole’s paintings depict interior and exterior spaces populated by nondescript, anonymous figures. Pictured: Home Sweet Homer, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 80 inches. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Featured item from The List at Artcritical for Friday, July 7:Sarah Fuhrman: Complex PossessedJuly 7 to July 30Slag56 Bo...
07/07/2017

Featured item from The List at Artcritical for Friday, July 7:

Sarah Fuhrman: Complex Possessed
July 7 to July 30
Slag
56 Bogart Street Ground Floor

Opening tonight alongside several other shows at 56 Bogart is Sarah Fuhrman's debut solo exhibition at Slag. Despite some of them being tiny, her paintings embrace a maximalist aesthetic: She places unexpected, sometimes bizarre, imagery on top of map-like areas of poured paint and alongside rich textural passages, cramming everything onto surfaces as small as a few square inches. Pictured: First Swim, 2015, mixed media on canvas. Photo courtesy of the gallery. ROMAN KALINOVSKI

Featured item from THE LIST at Artcritical for Friday, June 30:Alan Vega: Keep IT AliveJUNE 30 TO JULY 29Invisible-Expor...
06/30/2017

Featured item from THE LIST at Artcritical for Friday, June 30:

Alan Vega: Keep IT Alive

JUNE 30 TO JULY 29
Invisible-Exports
89 Eldridge Street
(212) 226-5447

Nearly a year after his death at the age of 78, the work of punk rocker/artist Alan Vega is seeing a resurgence. His final paintings, a show of which opens tonight at Invisible-Exports, feature faceless ghostly figures, rendered in graphite and acrylic, emerging from thin, misty backgrounds. These haunting images serve as a prelude to another retrospective of Vega’s work, opening next month, organized by his long-time supporter Jeffery Deitch. ROMAN KALINOVSKI
Pictured: Dukes God Bar, 2016 Graphite and acrylic on canvas 36 x 24 in. Photo courtesy of the gallery.

http://www.invisible-exports.com

Artcritical
05/12/2017

Artcritical

Artcritical's cover photo
05/12/2017

Artcritical's cover photo

Background by #RobertFludd
05/09/2017

Background by #RobertFludd

Tonight at the #BrooklynPublicLibrary, the #ReviewPanel discusses the #WhitneyBiennial Come out
05/05/2017

Tonight at the #BrooklynPublicLibrary, the #ReviewPanel discusses the #WhitneyBiennial

Come out

#JohnRiepenhoff at the #WhitneyBiennial, which will be discussed at Friday's #ReviewPanel, 7pm at the Brooklyn Public Li...
05/01/2017

#JohnRiepenhoff at the #WhitneyBiennial, which will be discussed at Friday's #ReviewPanel, 7pm at the Brooklyn Public Library

Today's #MayDay. The art world, like all of capitalism, has a lot of hard working people who don't get recognized or compensated very well. Today is a day we celebrate working people and give them support, solidarity, and appreciation. Do you guys read @arthandlermag?

Repost from @roxanamarcoci via @arthandlermag

For the final #ReviewPanel of the spring season, @teacherbell @hragv and @walterrobinsonstudio will discuss the #Whitney...
04/27/2017

For the final #ReviewPanel of the spring season, @teacherbell @hragv and @walterrobinsonstudio will discuss the #WhitneyBiennial, next Friday at the #BrooklynPublicLibrary

I'm going to go to the Whitney to see the show again on Saturday evening, if anyone else wants to join.

Featured item from THE LIST at Artcritical for Friday April 21:Thiago Rocha Pitta: The First GreenAPRIL 01 TO APRIL 29Ma...
04/21/2017

Featured item from THE LIST at Artcritical for Friday April 21:

Thiago Rocha Pitta: The First Green
APRIL 01 TO APRIL 29

Marianne Boesky (Chelsea)
509 West 24th Street

Brazilian artist Thago Rocha Pitta renders landscapes in a variety of media in his exhibition, The First Green (thru April 29). A series of frescos on tile, “Seascape with Cyanobacteria”, depicts ancient single-celled organisms that produced most of the oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere billions of years ago. As the exact scale of these images is never made apparent, the viewer cannot distinguish individual cells from vast oceanic blooms. The timeframe is also ambiguous: is this a prehistoric past or a post-human future? Merging the microbiological with the geological, these frescos present a history of our planet in which humanity is but a momentary distraction from nature’s grand design. ROMAN KALINOVSKI

Pictured: Seascape With Cyanobacteria, 2017, Fresco on Tile. Photo by Jason Wyche, courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery.

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