Vulture: The Art World Needs a Jolt. The Electricity Is Coming From Some Surprising Places.

Jerry Saltz / Vulture

A piece in Ai Weiwei’s multipart project “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors.” Photo: Ai Weiwei Studio/Ai Weiwei We’re living through a political paradigm shift, which means that the real world feels excruciatingly alive, with everything at stake and in spin. And yet the more I look for signs of similar vitality in the big-picture art world, […]

Vulture: Studying the Masterpieces of Visionary Melvin Way

Jerry Saltz / Vulture

One of the best exhibitions I’ve seen this year consists of 34 intense ballpoint pen drawings on cut-up and folded paper crisscrossed with foggy layers of Scotch tape. None of the drawings is bigger than a Bible, all have been made in the last 20 years, and some are hard to see because they’re so […]

The Villager: From the Cliffs to L.E.S., an urban fish story

Andrew Castrucci / The Villager

I grew up on the lower Hudson River. I fished the piers from Hoboken and Edgewater to under the G.W.B. Andrew Castrucci with a keeper striped bass that he caught in the East River. Fishing the Hudson River since I was 12 years old, I caught thousands of eels, hundreds of tommycods, shad, perch, snapper […]

A Gathering of the Tribes: NOTE TO SELF: ON THE EXHIBITION “AND ONE MORE THING”

Andrea Scrima / A Gathering of the Tribes

When does dawn occur: when the first bird makes itself heard; when the sun rises above the horizon? Or when the lights of the Empire State Building are turned off? While a wry humor underlies many of Walter Sipser’s drawings, this effort to pinpoint what is essentially amorphous becomes a poignant conceit that carries throughout […]

The Brooklyn Rail: AND ONE MORE THING – David Hammons, Melvin Way, Walter Sipser, Andrew Castrucci

Geoffrey Cruickshank-Hagenbuckle / The Brooklyn Rail

Bullet Space | March 20 – May 9, 2010 Rhabdomancy is divination using sticks or rods. While in Tarot, picture cards are spread and read, here fixed hieroglyphs adorn a temple’s walls, where rods are cast upon its central table. These point out the painted ciphers, which foretell our future. In Gematria, a cabalistic craft, numbers swap […]

New York Magazine: “Art: Intricacy Unchained”

Jerry Saltz and reviewed by Miranda Siegel / New York Magazine

“And One More Thing,” an excellent four-man show devoted to charting, diagramming, and obsessive mark-making features outstanding drawings by Andrew Castrucci and Walter Sisper as well as two of the greatest so-called outsider artists alive. David Hammons, known and revered, contributes a video work made up of fax machines that spill out drawings sent in […]

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