Writings by Chief

Totem and Taboo


By special arrangement, Tillou Fine Art will open today from 1pm to 6.30pm to accommodate audience attending The Review Panel this evening at 7pm. Daniel Horowitz: Totem and Taboo is one of the shows to be discussed. Brooklyn Public Library is a 20 minutes walk from Tillou. Horowitz’s paintings, which are exhibited alongside a collection…

A Featured Event from THE LIST


Elena Sisto in Conversation with Elizabeth Hazan at the New York Studio School December 6, 2016 at 8 West 8th Street. Full details of this event and more at LECTURES/EVENTS In anticipation of her live discussion at the Studio School with Elizabeth Hazan this evening, consider these words Elena Sisto’s dialogue with another fellow painter, Leslie…

A.L. Steiner reading from Derrick Jensen in her exhibition at Koenig & Clinton

The Review Panel, Brooklyn Public Library, Today


Conveniently, three of this evening’s four shows are within a block of each other in Chelsea: Rashid Johnson at Hauser & Wirth; Eve Aschheim at Lori Bookstein; and A.L. Steiner, pictured, at Koenig & Clinton – worth checking in again, even if you have seen the show already, as each day Steiner will be reading…

Martin Puryear, Bling, 2016

Latest Podcast: The Season Finale of The Review Panel at Brooklyn Public Library


Christina Kee, Mónica de la Torre and Christopher Stackhouse were moderator David Cohen’s guests at the Brooklyn Public Library June 10 where the The Review Panel deliberated upon a bumper roster of shows and singular sculpture commissions by artists Leslie Hewitt, Goshka Macuga, Rodney McMillian, Cornelia Parker and Martin Puryear, whose “Bling” remains on view at Madison Square Park…

artcritical Prize at PAFA: JONATHAN LYNDON CHASE


Now in its second year, the artcritical prize at the Annual Student Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, chosen by faculty vote, awards a graduating MFA student an article in these pages. Author DIDIER WILLIAM was recently named chair of the MFA program at PAFA. read Didier’s essay here

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Join us next Tuesday at the Brooklyn Public Library


Barbara Takenaga, Night Painting (JFM), 2016. Acrylic on linen, 60 x 70 inches.



Sea of Stars: The Astral and the Oceanic in Contemporary Art DC Moore Gallery, 535 West 22nd Street Friday, April 29 at 6:30pm. Reception to follow artcritical editor David Cohen introduces and moderates a dialogue between two remarkable contemporary painters, Katherine Bradford and Barbara Takenaga, on the penultimate day of a groundbreaking exhibition of recent paintings…



OY Forever!


(from this week’s editorial) artcritical backs the call to make OY/YO, the public sculpture by Deborah Kass, a permanent feature of the DUMBO riverbank. The work, commissioned by Two Trees Management Company, is scheduled to remain on view at Brooklyn Bridge Park through August 2016. We support making it permanent for the excellent reasons given by artist Marina Adams…


Water Rising: Garth Evans and Leila Philip


As part of its Poetry for Art series, artcritical is honored to present three poems and watercolors extracted from Water Rising from New Rivers Press.  For optimal viewing, please click on the first page and view the book as a slide show. Click here for a description of the project and artist/author details. Please note that the layout…