Posts from April, 2011

A Thousand Words For Ai Wei Wei

A personal statement by artcritical’s regular China hand complements our editorial on the subject

Out of the Reach of Premeditation: New Works by Jane Freilicher

Her exhibition at Tibor De Nagy has been extended through June 3

Swanning Around Ahead of the Oscars: Three Shows in LA

Clare Rojas at Prism, Sam Durant at Blum & Poe and Black Swan at Regan Projects

Variety Trumps Argument at the Bronx River Art Center

The Working Title,  a raucous survey of contemporary abstraction with an undercurrent of humor, until April 29

Spring Chickens: The MFA Thesis Show Season Is Underway

Exhibition details for programs across the metropolis.

The Pleasures of the Pursuit: Talks by William Kentridge and Philip Pearlstein in Jerusalem

The artists gave lectures at the Jerusalem Studio School and the Israel Museum

Sitability Undermined: The Nail Works of Günther Uecker

Important loan exhibition from museums and private collections was at L&M Arts

Gold Star for Sculpture: ISC honors Frank Stella

Lifetime Achievement Award at International Sculpture Center’s NY gala, Tuesday, April 26

Rooted in Lived Experience: Gabriel Laderman

He argued for perceptual representation that engaged with larger traditions.

The Mixologist: Peter Reginato at Heidi Cho

Peter Reginato’s gutsy, boisterous assemblages mate the mediums of sculpture and painting.  It would simply be insufficient to describe the components of his collages in steel as colorful.  Welded sculptural form becomes the unlikely support for what would anyway be a dense, involved composition were it contained within the politely conventional dimensions of a stretched…