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Wade Guyton OS at The Whitney Museum, New York

   Wade Guyton's mid- career survey fits well within the precincts of the post 1945 American modernist art territory staked out by the Whitney. The work displayed on the museum's third floor includes painting, sculpture and collage and if one ran through and peripherally scanned the ensemble it might well serve as a survey of  "triumphant" American art ranging chronologically from Barnett Newman to Post- Painterly Abstraction to Minimalism. Newman's Stations of the Cross cycle…


Posted on November 23, 2012 at 20:48

The Whitney Biennial 2012 : Ill Shod Feats and Over Soled Intentions

     The most effective installation of work at the 2012 Biennial occurs in the  “Untitled” Café in the basement of the museum. Directly above the dining area hangs a painting of a vacant floor in the Whitney by the British conceptual art group Art and Language. While not listed in the Biennial’s roster of primary participants, Art and Language have been invited to present an opera co-written by Red Crayola, the experimental art/ rock band, who are. The painting, a flat re-presentation of…


Posted on March 15, 2012 at 20:27

Laughing at Deadlines : Mike Kelley

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      The first image I ever saw attributed to Mike Kelley, in the early 1980’s, was his appropriation of a well copied and circulated office joke in which a sequentially animated character bounces up and down with laughter with the punch line, “ You want it when?” At the time I thought it a canny choice for conflating art in the…


Posted on March 15, 2012 at 20:19

Timespotting: Damien Hirst’s Finite Jest , Damien Hirst : The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011 , opening at multiple Gagosian Galleries worldwide January 12, 2012.



  As much as I don’t like being an art “handler”, Damien Hirst’s multiple simultaneous arrivals at Gagosian galleries worldwide could do with some unpacking. As his “Spot” paintings sat on the gallery floor in Gagosian’s West 24th St. location yesterday, ready for installation along with similar works in 10 other locales from London to…


Posted on January 12, 2012 at 6:24

"Forked Path" 2011, 16'X6'X3", cast concrete.

A large "social sculpture" piece I recently cast in- situ for the "East of Fresno" exhibition Sept 24-25 , 2011, Badger, California , Sierra Foothills.   Website for the show:     www.thehatcheryartspaces.org

Posted on October 4, 2011 at 15:14

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