criticismDispatches
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
 
Irwin-Ocean-Parka
Can Modernism’s history be seen through the lens of Irwin’s work? ...
Monday, May 9th, 2016
 
Co-workers: le raseau comme artiste, an inclusive exhibition in Paris ...
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
 
RVD_2840
Interaction and collaboration build and use community at LA’s artist-run spaces. ...
 

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

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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.

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Ed Clark, New Orleans Series #4, 2012. Acrylic on canvas,  53 x 66 inches.
Courtesy of the artist and Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans.

Notes from NOLA: Two Shows in New Orleans


Two shows highlight the work of contemporary New Orleans artists and others connected to the city.

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Farrah Karapetian, In the Wake of Sound; In the Break of Sound, 2014. Steel and glass, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Von Lintel Gallery.

In Colors: Farrah Karapetian at Von Lintel


In a solo exhibition at Von Lintel, the artist explores the interrelation of vision, music, and color.

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Jill Baroff, For Your Love, 2014. Acrylic on wood, size variable. Courtesy of Bartha Contemporary

Weaving a Thread: Fall shows in London and Beyond


From Richard Tuttle at two museums and Jill Baroff (pictured) to a show at Middlesbrough Railway Station

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Peter Blume, Crashing Surf, 1982. Oil on canvas, 30 x 50 inches. Courtesy of Elisabeth and William Landes. Art © The Educational Alliance, Inc./Estate of Peter Blume/Licensed by VAGA, New York.

Bloom and Drang: Peter Blume’s Eclecticism


A survey of the American painter’s career is currently on view.

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Jake and Dinos Chapman, The Sum of all Evil (detail), 2012-2013. Courtesy of the Artists and White Cube

Just As Juvenile When They Were Juvenile: Jake & Dinos Chapman in their hometown of Hastings


Report from English south coast on local boys made bad

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Paul Hardy, Caryatid, 2014. Oil on linen, 24 x 16 inches. As seen in the exhibition, Et ensuite, on recommence, Parisian Laundry

The Perils and Pleasures of the Contemporary Biennale: Case in Point, Montreal


What it may lack in celebrity it makes up for in local vim and vigor