Kris Scheifele: Cast, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Kris Scheifele, Window Contortion, 2010 Acrylic paint and acetate 41 x 18 x 3 inches February 18 – March 20, 2011 My most recent project is a series entitled The Contortions. Each piece is made entirely of layer upon layer of acrylic paint. The paint is applied methodically to a wooden panel support until it reaches a thickness of up to a half-inch. Then, it is pulled up from the support and cut with a […]

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NYC Galleries Closing Due to Recession


NYC’s Chelsea gallery district From Artnet Magazine, June 20, 2009 New York galleries…seem to be closing at an alarming rate. At the beginning of the art-market recession, Jerry Saltz predicted that 50 galleries would go out of business. In a report last week, the New York Times said 25 galleries had closed. Coming up with an exact count is probably impossible, but herewith, a list of New York galleries that are not only closed, but […]

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Jerry’s Kid’s, by Mark Dagley, NYFA Current, May 27, 2009


  Mark Dagley’s 222 Bowery studio (1987) Photo by Ivan dalla Tanna “A good artist does not need anything.” — Ad Reinhardt “When NYFA Current asked me to write a first-person account of the circumstances surrounding a not-so-recent exhibition of my paintings, a show that took place at Tony Shafrazi Gallery nearly a quarter of a century ago, I was surprised by their interest, but gladly jumped at the chance. I never hesitate to admit […]

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Recent Brooklyn Rail Posts


  Ad Reinhardt, Drawing, 1946 December 2008 / January 2009 Reply to Irving Sandler, by Michael Corris Katia Santibañez: New Work, by Phong Bui Ad Reinhardt’s Emblematic Drawings In Their Moment, by Joseph Masheck Tibor Freund: Motion in Paintings, by Craig Olson   Mary Heilmann: To Be Someone, by Anne Byrd Ronald Bladen: Sculpture of the 1960s and 70s, by Ben La Rocco   November 2008 Re: Michael Corris In Conversation with Joan Waltemath on […]

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Top Ten 2008, by Jerry Saltz, Artnet Magazine & New York Magazine

      We are delighted that our exhibition at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center / MoMA was cited by critic Jerry Saltz as one of the best group shows of the year in NYC.  We greatly thank curator Phong Bui and the remarkable staff at P.S.1 for the opportunity, as well as the participating artists, their galleries, and our generous donors, whose financial support made this exhibition possible.  Thank you. Top Ten 2008, by Jerry Saltz, […]

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The Day the Lights Went On, by Jerry Saltz, Artnet Magazine, May 5, 2008

  Installation view at Zwirner & Wirth “Works of art often last forever, or nearly so. But exhibitions themselves, especially gallery exhibitions, are like flowers; they bloom and then they die, then exist only as memories, or pressed in magazines and books. Unless someone has the time, money and obsession to regather the work, research how it appeared and rehang a show — and the Zwirner & Wirth gallery has all those things, plus the […]

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Can You Dig It?, by Jerry Saltz, Artnet Magazine, December 3, 2007

  New York Magazine art critic Jerry Saltz reviews Urs Fischer’s You at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise. “Urs Fischer has reduced Gavin Brown’s Enterprise to a hole in the ground, and it is one of the most splendid things to have happened in a New York gallery in a while. Experientially rich, buzzing with energy and entropy, crammed with chaos and contradiction, and topped off with the saga of subversion that is central both to the […]

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The Wild One, by Jerry Saltz, Artnet Magazine, November 5, 2007

    Installation view of Steven Parrino at Gagosian Gallery “It took me 20 years to get Steven Parrino’s work. From the time I first saw his art, in the mid-80s, I almost always dismissed it as mannered, Romantic, formulaic, conceptualist-formalist heavy-metal boy-art abstraction. But thanks to a very large survey of his work in no fewer than seven of Gagosian’s handsome Madison Avenue galleries, I’ve come around. Yes, he is mannered and repetitive, but […]

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