Edith Newhall has been reviewing gallery exhibitions for The Inquirer since April 2005. She is a former staff writer for New York Magazine, where she covered the New York art world in features, exhibition reviews and interviews with artists. Her articles on the arts and travel have also been published in ARTnews, the Washington Post, Travel & Leisure and Condé-Nast Traveler. She is the co-author of "In Artists' Homes" (Clarkson Potter, 1992).
It's not a pairing that automatically comes to mind - the prints of Picasso and the furniture of Wendell Castle - but the cofounder of cubism and the art-furniture patriarch look as if they were made for each other in Wexler Gallery's current exhibition,
Galleries: Robert Asman's photos-turned-into-paintings
Since the late 1970s, Robert Asman's silver gelatin prints of his photographs have been noticed as much for their imagery - which runs the gamut from bluntly uningratiating to ecstatic - as for his artistry with paper and chemicals. Now, a retrospective of Asman's photographs at the Print Center, "Robert Asman: Silver Mine," organized by its director, Elizabeth Spungen, shows off his alchemy as applied to such diverse subjects as city trees, nudes, developing trays, and clouds.
Galleries: Dreamy at Fleisher/Ollman
Contemporary culture's intense fascination with all things mystical, undead, and Victorian-flavored, once cyclical and now seemingly perpetual, is mirrored in two one-person exhibitions at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery this holiday season.