Maddie Phinney

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Thomas Ruff, Porträt (P. Stadtbäumer), 1988. Chromogenic print, 70 7/8 × 63 inches. Collection of Linda and Bob Gersh, Los Angeles. Image courtesy of David Zwirner, New York/London.

Curatorial Lyricism: “Perfect Likeness” at the Hammer

Friday, July 24th, 2015

The Hammer’s current photography exhibition looks at developments in portraiture in the past 40 years.

John Currin, Altar, 2015. Oil on canvas, 40 x 28 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery.

Show and Tell: John Currin at Gagosian Beverly Hills

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

The realist painter eschews explicit sex in a new solo show, but refers backwards to earlier tropes of subordination.

Jim Hodges, the dark gate, 2008. Wood, steel, electric light, and perfume, 96 x 96 x 96 inches. © Jim Hodges. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer.

Give You So Much More: Jim Hodges at the Hammer Museum

Friday, October 31st, 2014

A traveling retrospective of the artist’s work renders the personal political and beautiful.

Mark Newport, Sweaterman 5, 2008 Hand-knit acrylic yarn and buttons, 80 x 23 x 6 inches

Heroes of Superfuzz: Mark Newport’s Knitted Suits

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

The artist’s knitted full-body suits queer the superhero mythos and the gendered divisions between arts and craft.


Multiple Layers of Significance: Mike Kelley at LA MoCA

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

The final stage of a two year retrospective is a prodigious homecoming.

David Hammons, Spade (Power to the Spade),1969, Body print, pigment, and mixed media on paper, 53 1/4 x 35 1/4 inches. Collection of Jack and Connie Tilton, New York. On view at Grey Art Gallery, NYU.

Radical Bodies at Grey Art Gallery

Friday, October 25th, 2013

A two-part exhibition tells the story of black performance art in the 20th century

Frank Moore, Her Closet, 1990. Oil and pins on canvas mounted on wood, in artist’s frame (painted wood), 31 x 30 inches. Private collection, New York. Courtesy Sperone Westwater, New York

Battle Lines: Frank Moore’s Toxic Beauty

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

on view at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery through December 8