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The two professors enter the classroom and sit at opposite ends of the long conference table. One of them, William Logan, the distinguished and notoriously provocative poetry critic (and poet), raises his chair to its highest point, not because he is...
The two professors enter the classroom and sit at opposite ends of the long conference table. One of them, William Logan, the distinguished and notoriously provocative poetry critic (and poet), raises his chair to its highest point, not because he is... Read full entry
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The basswood trees from which Santiago Cal carves his sculptures usually have about the same number of rings as he. Upon turning forty years old in 2013, which would translate to forty rings on one of his basswood trees, Cal decided to embark on a series...
The basswood trees from which Santiago Cal carves his sculptures usually have about the same number of rings as he. Upon turning forty years old in 2013, which would translate to forty rings on one of his basswood trees, Cal decided to embark on a series... Read full entry
In “Loved and Observed,” a new show at Hersh Fine Art, in Glen Cove, New York, curated by Diana Corvelle and Manu Saluja, viewers are confronted by a series of images, nearly all of women’s faces, all painted by women. While the paintings share both...
In “Loved and Observed,” a new show at Hersh Fine Art, in Glen Cove, New York, curated by Diana Corvelle and Manu Saluja, viewers are confronted by a series of images, nearly all of women’s faces, all painted by women. While the paintings share both... Read full entry
Over the course of the year 2010, the painter Fran Beallor created a series of self-portrait drawings, one each day, exploring a set of themes that she repeated every week. The complete set of 365 drawings was recently exhibited (May 24–June 15, 2014)...
Over the course of the year 2010, the painter Fran Beallor created a series of self-portrait drawings, one each day, exploring a set of themes that she repeated every week. The complete set of 365 drawings was recently exhibited (May 24–June 15, 2014)... Read full entry
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This year’s Downtown Art Fair allowed you to stare into an abyss, but one into which you could not fall, take in the chaos of a suburban house with crying children, captured in a giant-sized photographic print, or watch a video screen that was, in turn,...
This year’s Downtown Art Fair allowed you to stare into an abyss, but one into which you could not fall, take in the chaos of a suburban house with crying children, captured in a giant-sized photographic print, or watch a video screen that was, in turn,... Read full entry
“The Big Picture,” an exhibition of seven huge canvases on view at the New York Academy of Art, puts a simple premise to work, with unexpectedly riveting results. The show includes paintings by Vincent Desiderio, Eric Fischl, Neo Rauch, Jenny Saville and...
“The Big Picture,” an exhibition of seven huge canvases on view at the New York Academy of Art, puts a simple premise to work, with unexpectedly riveting results. The show includes paintings by Vincent Desiderio, Eric Fischl, Neo Rauch, Jenny Saville and... Read full entry
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A solo exhibition of twenty portrait paintings by Mary Whyte, on view at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, through November 24, 2013, speaks to Whyte’s ongoing preoccupation with subjects she calls “everyday people.” Her paintings...
A solo exhibition of twenty portrait paintings by Mary Whyte, on view at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, through November 24, 2013, speaks to Whyte’s ongoing preoccupation with subjects she calls “everyday people.” Her paintings... Read full entry
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An exhibition at New York’s Morgan Library about Edgar Allan Poe’s literary life is a tale worth reading  People like to be scared, certainly by the idea of ghosts or the specters that haunt cemeteries, the moaning sounds of wind that might be...
An exhibition at New York’s Morgan Library about Edgar Allan Poe’s literary life is a tale worth reading  People like to be scared, certainly by the idea of ghosts or the specters that haunt cemeteries, the moaning sounds of wind that might be... Read full entry
Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics during World War II, by Farah Jasmine Griffin, Basic Civitas Books, 230 pp. ISBN 978-0-465-01875-8Review by Nicholas MancusiThe history of black people in America is, largely, a history of a people’s...
Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics during World War II, by Farah Jasmine Griffin, Basic Civitas Books, 230 pp. ISBN 978-0-465-01875-8Review by Nicholas MancusiThe history of black people in America is, largely, a history of a people’s... Read full entry
A compact show of Julia Margaret Cameron’s lovely photographs, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (August 19, 2013–January 5, 2014), should make us reconsider the word amateur. Cameron was born in Calcutta and educated in France as a child (she spoke...
A compact show of Julia Margaret Cameron’s lovely photographs, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (August 19, 2013–January 5, 2014), should make us reconsider the word amateur. Cameron was born in Calcutta and educated in France as a child (she spoke... Read full entry

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