Up & Upcoming – Art-Rated’s Picks

Here are some of our picks for current and upcoming shows in NY that are not to be missed! Mia Halton Opening February 13 at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, the intimate drawings and prints of […]

Feb, 01

Not Just the Greatest Hits: Picasso Black and White at the Guggenheim

by Jonathan Beer Among museum professionals the word ‘edutainment’ is tossed around quite a bit. It describes content that is both entertaining and educational, and has come to apply to the multifarious nature of museum […]

Dec, 07

Wassily Kandinsky: Abstract Art as Psychological Grammar

by Stavros Pavlides   Der Blaue Reiter, unlike the homonymous painting of the same artist, is a period in Kandinsky’s career of momentous importance and innovation. Utterly forgoing any ties to description and representation, Kandinsky’s […]

Nov, 18

Elegantly Wasted – Rococo Revisited at Littlefield

Art-Rated recently had the opportunity to attend the opening of Elegantly Wasted – Rococo Revisited, an exhibition curated by painter Boris Tyomkin. The show was held at Littlefield, a performance and art space in Gowanus, Brooklyn. […]

Oct, 26

Unwritten Spaces: Natalie Frank at Fredericks & Freiser

by Jonathan Beer Natalie Frank’s paintings are decidedly literary works. Not only because of their figurative nature or the descriptive articulation she concentrates on the surface of each canvas, they become literary works at precisely […]

Oct, 19

QUAY BROTHERS: Creepy Career retrospective at MoMA

On Deciphering the Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets August 12, 2012–January 7, 2013 The Quay Brothers retrospective at MoMA (on view until January 7th, 2013) creates a dark eerie space within the institution, revealing the […]

Oct, 06

The Question of the Frame: Les Rogers at Half Gallery

by Jonathan Beer Les Rogers makes sumptuous paintings that maintain an incredible mix of economy and decadence. His works mobilize fleshy, atmospheric, and graphic languages, intermingling them in a confident and practiced way. Rogers is […]

Aug, 15


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