criticismDispatches
Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
 
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The late artist’s assemblages move out of the desert and into the museum. ...
Friday, August 14th, 2015
 
Ai Weiwei, Wang Family Ancestral Hall, 2015, at Galleria Continua, Beijing
For more than two decades, Ai has turned down exhibitions of his work in China ...
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.
Two shows highlight the work of contemporary New Orleans artists and others connected to the city. ...
 

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Thornton Dial, Untitled, c. 2003. Mixed Media, 48 x 34 inches. Courtesy of Allegra Laviola Gallery

From Rags to… Found Boots, Gloves and Soda Cans: The Richness of Thornton Dial


Dispatch from New Orleans while work also on view at Andrew Edlin Gallery in Chelsea

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Shephard Fairey, Obey, 2012. Mural, Dallas Contemporary building, Glass Street, Dallas, Tx. Photo: Colleen McInerney0

Paint the Town Red: Shephard Fairey takes Dallas


Street artist’s murals are bringing new audience to the Dallas Contemporary

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Installation view showing early paintings by Carolee Schneemann at Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012 Photo: Chris Brown

Dreams and Desires from the Middle of Nowhere: Carolee Schneemann in Illinois


Legendary film and performance artist on view at the Krannert Art Museum

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Guercino (Francesco Barbieri), Et in Arcadia Ego, 1618-22. Oil on canvas, 82 x 91 cm. Galleria Borghese, Rome

Working Space 1600: Shows in Rome of Guercino, Caravaggio and their Contemporaries


Reflections on Baroque painting and modernism.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

The Merger, Cuban Pocket Knife. Photo: Roslyn Bernstein for artcritical

Where Artists Are Richer Than Doctors: Report from Havana


The starving artist stereotype is, surprisingly, not the Cuban model

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Helen Pashgian, Untitled, 1968-69, cast polyester resin. 8 inches diameter. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Photo by Philipp Scholz Rittermann.

No Choice But To Trust The Senses: California Light and Space Revisited


“Phenomenal” at  San Diego MoCA prompts rethink of West Coast minimalism

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Yang Yong's installation, Lightscape, on view at the 2011 Guangzhou Triennial

Forums in Motion: The Guangzhou Triennial


Conference helps put prosperous city on par with more sophisticated Chinese centers

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Ellen Lanyon, Majolica Tea, 2010. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches. Courtesy of Valerie Carberry Gallery

Keeping Your Balance in the Windy City: Report from Chicago


Philip Pearlstein and Ellen Lanyon at Carberry, Ed Valentine at Warren, Matthew Woodward, Amy Casey

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Paul Kos, Aspen, 2009. Video projection on paint on canvas. 6 x 8 inches. Courtesy of Gallery Paule Anglim

Quasi Una Fantasia: A Summer Trio From San Francisco


Paul Kos and Jim Melchert at Paule Anglim, Shahzia Sikander at the Art Institute

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Lois Dodd, Elliott's Place, 1993. Oil on panel, 11-3/4 x 19 inches. Courtesy of Caldbeck Gallery

Interesting for No Good Reason: Lois Dodd in Maine


A 40 year survey of real and imagined scenes at the Calbeck Gallery, Rockland, this summer