Posts from August, 2018

Mask Life: The Mystical and the Mundane in Gauri Gill


“Projects 108” is at PS1 through September 3


Made in L.A. 2018: A Provocative, “Woke” Biennial for Los Angeles


The fourth “Made in L.A.” is at the Hammer through September 2


Strange Intimacies: A Survey of Paula Rego in Cascais, Portugal


Presented by the museum of her work, through September 30


The Queen of Chicago: Gertrude Abercrombie at Karma


Surreal paintings from the mid-century Mid West, in the East Village through September 16


2018 artcritical Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

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Zach Van Horn and Ben Grzenia were the joint winners of the 2018 artcritical prize awarded by faculty vote ahead of the recent Annual Student Exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Both were graduating students of PAFA’s MFA program. The artcritical prize – consisting of an interview in these pages with an agreed…


Featured item from THE LIST: Jason Stopa at Steven Harvey


“The Gate,” Jason Stopa’s first solo show at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, features paintings that claim architectural patterns as pliable environments for painted exploration. Through layers of bright color and varying texture, Stopa abstracts rigid forms and brings elements from the outdoors in. In this spirit of harnessing energies and breaking boundaries, the back…


Hunting: Ben Grzenia in Conversation with Zach Van Horn


“What I knew was that I wanted to get my hands dirty”


Layering: Zach Van Horn in conversation with Ben Grzenia


“Both video and music have given me a much stronger understanding of how layering works”


Libidinal Charge: A Summer Group Show at Greenspon


The Seam, the Fault, the Flaw, through August 3


Disrupting the System: Thomas Bayrle at the New Museum


Five-decade survey delving culture, politics, economics, infrastructure