Edward M Gomez
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2010
 
“‘Nostalgia for the Future’: Stephanie Brody-Lederman’s Art of Whispers, Traces and Fleeting Bons Mots,” shorter version of longer essay to be included in my forthcoming book of art-themed essays; this shorter version published in the Brooklyn Rail, Dec. 2010/Jan. 2011, pages 35-36.
“Escape to Freedom: Beatrice Mandelman left New York just as it was becoming the center of modern art, but today her unique take on abstract-expressionism is being rediscovered,” Art & Antiques, Dec. 2010/Jan. 2011, pages 52-54 and 56-57. Large PDF
“Passionate Patron: In Kingston, Jamaica, curator-artist David Boxer lives with an encyclopedic collection’ of his nation’s best art,” Art & Antiques, Dec. 2010/Jan. 2011, pages 86-93. Large PDF
“Drawn Together: New exhibitions of modern and contemporary works on paper offer an opportunity to consider the status of drawings as a genre,” Art & Antiques, Oct. 2010, pages 84-93.
“Design for Living: A new exhibition reexamines the ideals and accomplishments of furniture-maker Gustav Stickley, a key figure in the American Arts and Crafts movement,” Art & Antiques, Sept. 2010, pages 67-75. PDF
“Exhibition review, New York: Christopher Tanner at Pavel Zoubok Gallery,” Art in America, June-July 2010, p. 188.
“Exhibition review, Mexico City: Betsabeé Romero at Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso,” Art in America, June-July 2010, p. 175.
“A Haunting Humanism: In his ‘New Objectivity’ works of the 1920s, the German artist Otto Dix took a piercing view of his fellow beings, as revealed in his first-ever U.S. show,” Art & Antiques, June 2010, pages 64-73.
“Filling the Void: In the self-taught artist Dan Miller’s big, new abstract drawings, richly textured compositions energize the space,” Fluence (an online magazine published by Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York), May-June 2010, pgs. 28-35. PDF
“Matsutani’s Moment: A Japanese modernist’s retrospective reflects a deepening respect for the art and ideas of Gutai,” feature article about Takesada Matsutani, pegged to his retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura and Hayama, Japan, Art in America, May 2010, pgs. 136-143. PDF here or link to magazine's website here.
“Conversation: Outsiderism: A Discourse on Self-taught Art, Brooke Davis Anderson and Edward M. Gómez,” an interview with the director and curator of the Contemporary Center at the American Folk Art Museum in New York, Art in America, Apr. 2010, pages 53-56 and 58. PDF
“By the Numbers: Filled with puzzling dates and figures, and rich random patterns, the art of George Widener offers a personal meditation on the passage of time,” Fluence (an online magazine published by Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York), Mar.-Apr.. 2010, pgs. 11-18. PDF
“For Outsider Art, the End of an Era: From New York, Edward M. Gómez reports on the closing of the Phyllis Kind Gallery and recalls its founder’s trail-blazing career,” Raw Vision (U.K.). issue no. 68, winter 2009/2010, pgs. 32-39. PDF
“Hiroyuki Doi: A Big, Bold Art of Teeny-Tiny Circles,” Fluence (an online magazine published by Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York), Jan.-Feb. 2010, pgs. 9-15. PDF
“William Hawkins: Architectural Paintings,” Fluence (an online magazine published by Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York), Jan.-Feb. 2010, pgs. 1-8. PDF
“The New Outsiders: With discoveries from afar and new ways of looking at the work of self-taught artists, the outsider field is evolving,” Art & Antiques, Jan. 2010, pgs. 76-83. Also available as a PDF showing the published article as it appeared in print; click here.
 

“Exhibition review, Mexico City: Dr. Lakra at kurimanzutto,” Art in America, Jan. 2010, pgs. 124 and 126.