Art In America

Samuel Jablon

Samuel Jablon's wonderful paintings are covered in multicolored words rendered in acrylic and studded with glass tiles. 

Patricia Treib

In a high-wire act featuring a breathtaking economy of means, Patricia Treib triumphed at Wallspace with an exhibition of eight paintings and four works on paper.

Monique van Genderen

It was high time for Monique van Genderen's first New York solo show. While the Los Angeles-based artist has become known for large-scale wall pieces such as those she created in Savannah and Philadelphia, this exhibition presented seven works on...

Albert Oehlen

Not since Rauschenberg's Combines of the 1950s have paintings looked so fresh and of their time as did a dozen by Albert Oehlen recently exhibited at Gagosian's uptown gallery. Most of the 2008-11 canvases by the German artist, born in 1954, are...

Gary Petersen and Halsey Hathaway

Showing a softer side to hard-edge abstraction, the paintings of Gary Petersen and Halsey Hathaway, both New York-based, nicely complemented each other in a recent exhibition at Storefront Bushwick. Petersen's paintings are made of straight,...

Pat Passlof

Is painting a choice? It doesn’t seem to have been for Pat Passlof, who died of cancer just days before her long-planned exhibition, her seventh solo at Elizabeth Harris, was to open this fall. There was something almost religious in Passlof’s...

Per Kirkeby

Seven paintings on canvas (all 2011) made up a recent New York show by Per Kirkeby. Though the 73-year-old Danish painter, writer, poet and sculptor had a retrospective at London's Tate Modern in 2009, he is less well known in the U.S., at least...

Craig Taylor

Gathering a dozen oil-on-canvas paintings from this year and last, and a series of mixed-medium works on paper (2009-11), Craig Taylor’s recent exhibition was straightforward and refreshingly gimmick-free. Taylor’s abstractions are built up of small...

Marc Handelman

In using art to critique the dominant culture, one has to be careful not to replicate that which one means to criticize. Marc Handelman's recent exhibition at Sikkema Jenkins was commanded by 10 large oil paintings on canvas, each approximately 7 by 5...

Jennifer Bartlett

Recitative, the title piece of Jennifer Bartlett’s recent exhibition at Pace, is a magnum opus, the latest in an ongoing body of work using painted steel plates. When the most celebrated of these, the nearly 153-foot-long Rhapsody, was first shown in...

Hurvin Anderson

A rich range of greens, from turquoise to pond algae, predominates in the oil paintings of “Subtitles,” Hurvin Anderson’s first solo exhibition at Michael Werner. Figuration flows easily into abstraction in these 14 works (all 2010), which present...

Julian Hatton

This show of recent painting saw Julian Hatton branching out. After mastering the 24-inch-square format common to his previous work, Hatton seems to have gotten restless, and few of the works (all 2010) in the current exhibition, his seventh at...

John Walker

John Walker's Maine is a fertile place. It continues to provide rich source material for his work as he enters his fifth decade as a painter. Working in the studio or en plein air at the edge of an ocean cove (whose mud is sometimes incorporated...

Daniel Hesidence

Accepting that the singular masterpiece is no longer possible nor even something to strive for, Daniel Hesidence gives all of his works within a given series the same title. Thus all of the paintings shown in Hesidence's solo exhibition at D'Amelio...

Matthew Chambers

Walking into a room full of Matthew Chambers’s paintings, it is easy to feel that you haven’t really been living. Hung side by side around the perimeter of Untitled gallery with just two inches between them—each canvas measuring 8 by 4 feet (the size...

Gabriel Hartley

This fall British painter Gabriel Hartley returned to Foxy Production—where, a year before, his work had been a highlight of the group show “Abstract Abstract”—with his first solo exhibition (all works 2010) in the U.S. Anchoring the gallery’s main...

Joan Snyder

What if you weren’t aware of Joan Snyder’s history as a feminist artist, going back to the early 1970s? As you stepped through the doors of Betty Cuningham Gallery this fall, the first thing you might have thought was “Monet.” Snyder’s Oh April...

Michael Williams

While the imagery and meaning of Michael Williams’s marvelous paintings may be “Straightforward as a Noodle” (as his recent exhibition at Canada Gallery was called), the method of their making is fairly consistent. First, airbrushed doodles in...

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