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Emmanuel Cooper, Stoneware with volcanic glaze (detail), ca. 1990s. Courtesy of the artist and Ruthin Craft Centre. Photograph by Dewi Tannatt Lloyd.
Darren Jones remembers the elemental work and personality of the English ceramicist. ...
 
Jawad al Malhi, Measures of Uncertainty XIV, 2014. Oil on canvas, 206 x 161 centimeters. Courtesy of the artist and Al-Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
Jawad al Malhi’s work documents the lives, struggles and culture of young men in the Middle East. ...
 
Andy Wicks. Courtesy &Model Gallery.
Yorkshire is a surprising hub for contemporary art in the UK ...
 


Alex Katz, Sea, Land, Sky, 1959. Cut and pasted paper, 8-5/8 x 11 inches. © Alex Katz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY Digital Image

Sea, Land, Sky: Alex Katz in England


An overview of his work traveled to seaside venues while his latest was on view in London


Sarah Lucas, Untitled (Tit Chair), 2012. Courtesy of Sadie Coles HQ, London

Maximum Gross-Out, Model Form: Sarah Lucas and Antony Gormley


Two very different kinds of sculpture in London


Richard Hamilton, 'Hotel du Rhône', 2005. Private Collection. © Courtesy of the Estate of Richard Hamilton.

What Made Richard Hamilton So Different, So Appealing?


The Late Works at London’s National Gallery


Ellen Lanyon, Hat, Pin & Scarf, 1999. Acrylic on canvas, 22 x 22 inches. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

“…That Women Tend To Make”: The Female Gaze at the Pennsylvania Academy


The show that Ken Johnson previewed with incendiary effect.


Luc Tuymans, Allo! IV, 2012. Oil on canvas, 50-3/8 x 71-5/8 inches. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

Each To His Own Tahiti: Peter Doig and Luc Tuymans in London


Moon and Sixpence moments for two contemporary painters


Rudolf Stingel, Untitled, 1987. Oil and enamel on canvas, 78 by 186 inches. Courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery

Abstraction Goes Underground: The Painting Factory at LA MoCA


“Abstraction After Warhol” featured 11 painters, most not using brushes


David Reed, #617, 2003–2011 [detail]. Oil and alkyd on linen, 44 x 190 inches. Kunstmuseum Bonn, Permanent loan from Sammlung Mondstudio, Photograper: Christopher Burke, New York © 2012 VG-Bild Kunst, Bonn

A Place Only Possible in Painting: David Reed in Bonn


The New York painter’s show at the Kunstmuseum Bonn runs through October 7


Lex Pott, Transience, 2012 . Oxidized mirrors, dimensions variable. Courtesy of The Wyspa Art Institute, Gdansk

Artworks in the Present Tense: ALTERNATIVA at Gdansk Shipyards


Exhibitions of The Wyspa Art Institute billed as “anti-festival”


Natalia Zourabova, Bakery, 2010. Acrylic on canvas, 230 x 130 cm. Courtesy of Niva Navon Public Relations and Productions

The Greenhouse Affect: Tel Aviv’s Fresh Paint Fair Showcases Young Talent


In its fifth year, the Israeli event is still shaking things up


Gillian Wearing, Me as Warhol in Drag with a Scar, 2010. Courtesy of the Artist

Furtive Moves: Gillian Wearing’s Identities and Sara VanDerBeek’s Dancers


Reporting from London