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installation shots of the exhibition under review. All images courtesy Casey Kaplan Gallery.

Liam Gillick at Casey Kaplan Gallery

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Gillick’s show is cerebrally engaging and visually interesting, but the visual and cerebral components never coming together to form a layered experience.


Ghada Amer, Painting to Trini’s 2006. Acrylic, embroidery and gel medium on canvas, 78 x 63 inches. Private collection, New York

In Stitches at Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

In Stitches surveys artists from very different backgrounds who are united by the medium of stitching, broadly defined.


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Adel Abdessemed at David Zwirner Gallery

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Abdessemed’s show is an exhilarating introduction to his work as the artist’s “acts” (as he calls his works) have a truly visceral resonance for every viewer. Yet, the show suffers from the ubiquitous interests of the artist, his “fascination with the world” as he himself identifies it.


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Lorna Simpson: Ink at Salon 94 and Salon 94 Freemans

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

The tensions between intimate and public, between information and interpretation, in Simpson’s drawings of women’s hair take on a different meaning in a second body of work in what the artist calls the “orchestrated theatrical disaster” of war.