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James Franco at Pace Gallery Reviewed by Roberta Smith

James Franco’s “New Film Stills” at Pace Gallery recently received a dismissive and amusing review in The New York Times. Although the exhibit, characterized by Roberta Smith as desperate and cynical, hardly seems worth mentioning, its content relates to works analyzed in … Continue reading

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Discussion of Richard Serra’s “Tilted Arc”

Excerpt from “Discussion of a Subject of Space: the Forms, Functions, and Consequences of Richard Serra’s ‘Tilted Arc,’” presented by Francesca Miller on April 10, 2014 In 1979, Richard Serra was chosen by an independent panel of art professionals to … Continue reading

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“Expanding the Field of Painting” at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston Calls for a Redefinition of the Medium

“Expanding the Field of Painting” at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston asserts that the field of painting is not dead or exhausted but alive and well. “Painting” has become a fluid term that is constantly increasing in scope, and … Continue reading

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Response to Helen Frankenthaler’s “A Slice of the Stone Itself”

Fr Francesca Miller The composition of A Slice of the Stone Itself, despite its simplicity, was methodically planned. A collection of four working proofs printed in advance of the final print’s production serves to illuminate Frankenthaler’s process and demonstrate the … Continue reading

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