Susan Rothenberg: Hope and discontent

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Susan Rothenberg’s invariably forceful and confident paintings have a beguiling twitchiness, created out of layers of agitated brushwork from a restless hand. In her latest solo at Sperone Westwater, she continues to embrace a non-serial approach, presenting paintings and drawings of various objects and animals she encounters in everyday life. … read more… “Susan Rothenberg: Hope and discontent”

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Yau on Schnabel: Pedestrian at best

In The Brooklyn Rail, John Yau compares Julian Schnabel to Jean Cocteau, another self-agrandizing artist who was a better filmmaker than a painter. “What aberration allows bad artists to make terrific films? Why is it that the clichés that make for turgid art become acceptable and engaging when they are translated into celluloid?…In his exhibition … read more… “Yau on Schnabel: Pedestrian at best”

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Fathoming the depths of Schnabelia

“Julian Schnabel: Navigation Drawings,” Sperone Westwater, New York, NY. Through Feb. 16. In the catalog for the show, Sounding in Fathoms: Julian Schnabel’s Recent Navigation Drawings, David Moos writes that “Schnabel’s work is rooted in exploring and trying to define the difference between epiphany and the commonplace. In his recent series of drawings on nautical … read more… “Fathoming the depths of Schnabelia”

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