Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
The second of artcritical’s 2015 dispatches from Venice ...
Saturday, September 19th, 2015
Ellen McFadden, Toketee, 2014. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Ampersand Gallery.
Sea, sky, air, and space meet in the respectively trippy, geometric, and photorealist images of three artists. ...
Thursday, September 10th, 2015
Installation view of "Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Theory," 2015, at the Garage Musuem. Photograph © 2015 by Egor Slizyak and Denis Sinyakov, courtesy of the Garage Museum.
Moscow premieres a stunning museum for contemporary art. ...

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.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

works by Adrian Ghenie on view at the Romanian Pavilion, Terry Adkins, Darkwater Record, 2003, on view at - la Biennale di Venezia, All the World’s Futures, 2015

Marx, Africa and the Serene Republic: A Dispatch from Venice

The first of artcritical’s takes this summer on the Venice Biennale

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Shinique Smith, Through Native Streets, 2011. Ink, acrylic, fabric and paper collage, and found objects on canvas over panel, 60 x 48 x 6 inches. Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York/Shanghai. Photo: Adam Reich

Bright Matter: Shinique Smith in Boston

A long-run show at the Museum of Fine Arts and a downtown mural

Monday, April 20th, 2015


Always a Painter: Lawrence Carroll in Bologna

“Ghost House” was at Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Ai Wei Wei, Trace, 2014. Installation view: New Industries Building, Alcatraz. Courtesy of the For-Site Foundation. Photo: Jan Stürmann

Dragon Kite Man of Alcatraz: Ai Weiwei @Large

exhibition at the former island prison on view through April 26

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Jason Cohen, Chuck & George of Finland, 2014. Graphite on paper, 18 x 24 inches. Photo: Heyd Fontanot/CentralTrak.

Dallas in Wonderland: Chuck and George at CentralTrak

A group show of portraits of the artists by their friends, creates a maximalist collaborative installation in Dallas.

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Analia Saban, Fireplace, 2015. Machine rendered acrylic paint on linen, 142.2 x 116.8 x 3.8 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Spru?th Magers.

Sculpture and Painting on the Line: Analia Saban at Sprüth Magers

Dispatch from London Analia Saban: Interiors at Sprüth Magers February 27 to March 28, 2015 7A Grafton Street London, +44 20 7408 1613 The tradition of paint on canvas can act as a provocation to contemporary artists, who may do without either the liquid (e.g. Binky Palermo’s cloth) or the ground (e.g. Lynda Benglis’s pours). The Los…

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

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

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

Thursday, February 26th, 2015


By This River: Greg Lindquist Paints Against Coal-Ash Pollution

An ongoing installation in Wilmington, NC, uses art to call attention to the devastation of environmental despoilation.

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Sonia Delaunay Prismes électriques, 1913-1914. Photo Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA. Courtesy of the Musée d'Art Moderne.

Sonia Delaunay in Paris and London

A traveling retrospective of the artist and designer’s work charts her mix of fine and applied art through the previous century.