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JoAnne Carson | Shows Featuring American AAR Fellows and Residents to See This Fall
American Academy in Rome 2023

The New York artist JoAnne Carson opened a solo exhibition at Washburn Gallery, which follows a 2022 show that was praised by critic Roberta Smith as featuring her “best paintings yet.” In his catalogue essay, David Brody wrote that Carson’s love for “disrupting” has become more nuanced: “A newly legible grammar of light and space puts Carson’s deftly synthetic, retro-Pixar color at center stage.”

The Art Scene | MOSAIC at Washburn Gallery
The East Hampton Star

...Jackson Pollock's only known mosaic, created in the 1930s for the W.P.A. Federal Art Project, is now on view through Jan. 21 in "Mosaic," an exhibition at the Washburn Gallery in Chelsea.

"JoAnne Carson: Recent Paintings" reviewed by Roberta Smith
The New York Times 2022

If you like paintings that grab your eyes and won’t let go, consider JoAnne Carson’s recent work at Washburn: eight midsize paintings of single trees, each its own universe of botanical forms, electric color, visionary light, possible planets and pop culture references. If Charles Burchfield had worked for Walt Disney, he might have come up with these…

"Free Spirits: JoAnne Carson Interviewed by David Shapiro"
Bomb Magazine 2022

Whether creating and disrupting illusions or planting a garden to paint it indoors, she sets up formal problems to solve organically and vice versa. Honest yet elusive, nothing is what it seems. 

To Do | New York Magazine | JoAnne Carson: Recent Paintings
New York Magazine 2022

...JoAnne Carson brings a kind of psychedelic intensity to highly colored paintings of trees, plants, and rainbow skies filled with strange shapes, spores, clouds, gusts, and rain.  Almost electronic looking, they light up your eyes and wind up your mind.
- Jerry Saltz

"Reading Anne Ryan’s Poetic Collages"
Hyperallergic 2022

Anne Ryan harnessed visual art as a means for creating poetry through the relatively new, nonverbal idioms of American abstract art.

Goings on About Town: Anne Ryan
New Yorker 2022

The untitled works, made between 1948 and 1954 (the year Ryan died), on view in this elegant show are small, many just five by four inches. But wisps of torn paper and scraps of fabric assume bold proportions in these compressed compositions. Stray fibres become decisive lines; minor wrinkles offer rich texture. 

"A Brief Encounter: Picasso’s Cup"
Whitehot Magazine 2022

Tucked away in the backroom at Washburn Gallery is an art chalice. At slightly more than 10 by 8 inches, it is a crisply painted white cup facing left in profile on a tabletop with only a single ripe banana as company.

"Anne Ryan’s Small World"
Two Coats of Paint 2022
Anne Ryan at Washburn Gallery
Whitehot Magazine 2022

Ryan’s remarkable ability to generate genuine emotion from the abstract is made clear in this exhibition.

Three to See | "Alice Trumbull Mason: Shutter Paintings"
The Art Newspaper 2022

More than five decades since the Whitney Museum of American Art mounted a posthumous retrospective devoted to the late abstract painter and printmaker Alice Trumbull Mason, the artist’s work is being revisited in an exhibition that aims to recontextualise her as a pioneer of American abstraction, whose work was overshadowed by that of her male peers.

Dash of Earth, Flash of Sky: Alice Trumbull Mason at Washburn Gallery
Art in America 2022

“Like ordinary everyday experience, except about two inches off the ground”—that’s the Buddhist scholar D. T. Suzuki explaining what enlightenment feels like, but he might as well be talking about the late style of Alice Trumbull Mason, the subject of a quietly superb exhibition at Washburn Gallery. 

Alice Trumbull Mason is "One Artist Worthy of Two Showings" by Roberta Smith
The New York Times 2022

A poignant gallery show of the artist’s “Shutter Paintings” is paired with an exceptional Whitney exhibition of the forward-looking prints that she and her contemporaries made in days gone by.

Alice Trumbull Mason in "The Critic's Notebook" by the Editors
The New Criterion 2021

Alice Trumbull Mason (1904–71) is an artist deserving of reevaluation. A new monograph published by Rizzoli, and an exhibition now on view at Washburn Gallery, should help in that rediscovery.

"Alice Trumbull Mason: Shutter Paintings" in 'Your Concise New York Art Guide for December 2021'
Hyperallergic 2021

Alice Trumbull Mason, a painter, printmaker, and vocal proponent of non-objective art who cofounded the American Abstract Artists group in 1936, is among the figures who are getting their due with the reevaluation of the prevailing — typically white, male — narrative of American abstraction. 

"Alice Trumbull Mason: America’s Forgotten Modernist" by Roberta Smith
The New York Times 2020

The first monograph of a painter’s painter brings a jolt of new insight and a confident show of her works’ mindfulness and beauty.

"The Realist" Alice Trumbull Mason: A Pioneer of Abstraction at Washburn Gallery
Art & Antiques April 2020

For Alice Trumbull Mason, a little-known pioneer of abstract painting in America, abstraction was the real realism.


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The East Hampton Star 2019
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The New York Times 2018
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The East Hampton Star 2012
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The Huffington Post 2011
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The New Yorker 2009
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Jack Youngerman at Washburn Gallery
The New York Times 2009
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The New York Times 2008
Shape of Things: Anne Ryan
The New York Sun 2008
Ray Parker at Washburn Gallery reviewed by Michael Amy
Art in America 2007
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The East Hampton Star 2007
Ray Parker reviewed by Elizabeth Fasolino
The East Hampton Star 2007
Jack Youngerman at Washburn Gallery reviewed by Hilarie M. Sheets
ARTnews 2006
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The New York Times 2005
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