Criticism
Monday, August 24th, 2015
 
Installation view of work from The 15th Annual Summer Apprenticeship Program at Artspace, 2015. Photograph by John Groo.
An exhibition and its extracurricular programming explore artistic representations of mass incarceration. ...
Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
 
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The late artist’s assemblages move out of the desert and into the museum. ...
Monday, August 17th, 2015
 
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A new film about a famous author inadvertently raises the problem of substituting images for people. ...
 

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Geoffrey James, Cell decorated with Harley Davidson and East Van Logos, 2013, archival inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist.

Northwest Notes: Dispatch from the Pacific


An absolutely, totally huge tour of art offerings throughout the Pacific Northwest, even going to Canada!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Miguel Horn’s Obelisks (2015),

Gaining Traction: Industrial-scale Collaboration in Philadelphia


Traction Company at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Deborah Remington, March, 1964. Oil on canvas, 57.25 x 49.25 inches. Courtesy of the artist’s estate and Wallspace, New York

The Dream Life of Forms: Paintings and Drawings by Deborah Remington


Her strange and beautiful work was on view at Wallspace this summer

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Stanley Whitney, Lightnin, 2009. Oil on linen, 40 × 40 inches. Courtesy the artist and team (gallery, inc.), New York

Structured by Color: Stanley Whitney, Works from the 1990s and Now


shows at Karma Books (extended through August 30) and the Studio Museum in Harlem

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Ai Weiwei, Wang Family Ancestral Hall, 2015, at Galleria Continua, Beijing

Exonerating The Present: Ai Weiwei Builds a Temple in Beijing


For more than two decades, Ai has turned down exhibitions of his work in China

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Installation shot, “Space Between”, Flag Art Foundation, 2015, including (foreground) Roni Horn’s Pink Around B, 2008, with works by Sadie Benning, left (red) and Sérgio Sister, right

A Diffuse Glow: “Space Between” at the Flag Art Foundation


A lively, elegant group show, on view through August 14

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Judy Pfaff, Scene I: The Garden. Enter Mrs. Barnes (detail), 2015. Commissioned by the Barnes Foundation for "Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff, Fred Wilson: The Order of Things" exhibition. Image © The Barnes Foundation. Photo: Keristin Gaber.

Contemporary History at the Barnes: Three Artists in Philadelphia


A recent installation at the Barnes Foundation reorganized the space and examined its history and founders.

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Zlatan Vehabovic, Rock Bottom Riser, 2014. Oil on canvas, 78 x 86 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Marc Straus Gallery.

Monochromatic Polyphony: Gray at Marc Straus


A show about gray as a color and a metaphor, limning its way between grim concreteness and silver linings.

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Philip Taaffe, Strata Nephrodium, 2014. Mixed media on canvas 54 x 67 7/8 inches. © Philip Taaffe; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

Chic Set: Cornwall Artists at James Barron


A group show gathers artists who share a common geography, suggesting the possibility of a new art-historical movement.

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Delanie Jenkins, Untitled (from the traces of absorption series), 2005 – 06. Relief print and emboss on Hahnemühle paper, 28 x 46 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Cross-Country Group Show: “Paper Route 66” at BravinLee


A recent works-on-paper show avers a trans-regional American art, with six curators, 20 artists, and an aesthetic road trip.