Criticism
Monday, July 6th, 2015
 
Installation view of "Acting On Dreams" at Franklin Street Works, 2015. Courtesy of Franklin Street Works.
A group show explores the use of art in social justice activism, collective action, and the aesthetics of politics. ...
Saturday, July 4th, 2015
 
Installation view of "Stan VanDerBeek" at Andrea Rosen, 2015. Courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery.
An exhibition by one of the most important innovators in video and computer art recently concluded at Andrea Rosen. ...
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
 
Bruce Gagnier, The Boxer, 1990-2000. Bronze, 28 1/2 x 10 x 8 1/2 inches. Edition of 5 with 1 AP. Courtesy of the artist and Lori Bookstein Fine Arts.
The sculptor presents a new series of torqued bronze figures, drawing from the past. ...
 

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Anthony Iacono, Hanging Plant, 2015. Acrylic, cut paper and linen tape, 24 x 19 inches. Courtesy of P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York

Cocktail Hour: Anthony Iacono at P.P.O.W.


In an impressive debut, provocative works that queer picture making

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Eric-Brown, Hieroglyph, 2015. Oil on linen, 10 x 12 inches. Courtesy of Ille Arts, Amagansett, New York

Playful Strategies: Eric Brown in Amagansett


July in the Hamptons saw this show of intimately scaled paintings of reserved exuberance

Friday, July 24th, 2015

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


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

Monday, July 20th, 2015

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Change and Displacement: Michal Helfman at K.


A recent short-run exhibition questions politics and culture through economics and exchange.

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

From Suite Vénitienne by Sophie Calle, published by Siglio, 2015. Images and text copyrighted and provided courtesy of the artist.

Sophie Calle’s Suite Vénitienne: Following as Performance and Book


A new book by Siglio reproduces Calle’s 1980 performance, following a near-stranger through Venice.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

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“Freedom Culture” at The Journal Gallery


Journal’s summer group show explores the creation of meaning in a world of pluralities and abundant choices.

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Ching Ho Cheng, Queenie Study (Panel II of Queenie Triptych), 1968. Gouache and ink on rag board, 30 X 30 inches. Courtesy of Sybao Cheng-Wilson.

Visionaries and Visions: Retrospectives of Tseng Kwong Chi and Ching Ho Cheng


Two innovative artists show the contributions that can be made amid cultural turbulence.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Clyfford Still, PH-401, 1957. Oil on canvas, 113 x 155 inches. Courtesy of the Clyfford Still Art Museum. © City and County of Denver.

Lightning Bolt: A Realization of Clyfford Still


How we recognize an artist’s greatness can come slowly over decades, or in a flash.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Installation shot, Luca Dellaverson: Fight This Generation at Tilton Gallery, June 2015

The Haze of Passing Years: Luca Dellaverson at Tilton Gallery


Dellaverson breaks apart the monochrome. On view on East 76th Street through June 26

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Art Green, Second Sight, 1986. Oil on canvas over MDF, 25 3/4 x 22 3/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan.

Layer by Layer: Art Green’s Complex Paintings


A book of the painter’s work captures his complicated use of collage, illusion, and narrative.