criticismExhibitions
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
 
Joan Semmel, Purple Diagonal, 980. Oil on canvas, 78 x 104 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Alexander Gray Associates.
Two concurrent exhibitions by women painters, about the body, its love, and labors. ...
Friday, May 8th, 2015
 
Etel Adnan, Untitled, 2014. Oil on canvas, 13 x 16.1 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Lelong.
New work by the poet and painter, reviewed by one of artcritical’s poet-critics. ...
Thursday, May 7th, 2015
 
Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Cain and Abel, 2013. Inkjet print, 39 1/2 x 49 inches. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner Gallery.
The photographer’s new series connects the financial crisis to biblical narratives of guilt and redemption. ...
 

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Met Hitchcock, Amazing Grace, Letters cut from the Bhagavad Gita, 2013. Detail. Courtesy of Studio 10

Red Letter Day: Meg Hitchcock’s Cut-and-Pastes from Scripture


The Land of Bliss was at Studio 10, Bushwick

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Elizabeth O'Reilly, White Boat, White House, 15" x 15", oil on panel, 2012. Courtesy George Billis Gallery.

Presence, Absence, and Light in the Paintings of Elizabeth O’Reilly


Gothic New England charm with echoes of Monet and Whistler, through November 16

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Matthew Craven, Stare, 2013. Mixed media on found paper, 51 x 37-3/4 inches. Courtesy of DCKT Contemporary

Dodgy Anthropology But Formally Engrossing: Matthew Craven and the Ancient World


His show was as DCKT Contemporary

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Fran Siegel, detail of Navigation, 2010-2011, colored pencil, ink, and cyanotype on cut and folded papers. 116 x 116 x 4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Lesley Heller Workspace.

Mapping the City: Fran Siegel at Lesley Heller Workspace


Glimpses of anonymous buildings, vacant lots, parking lots, and the distant mountains

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Jana Winderen, Disco Bay, 2007, field photograph, Greenland. Courtesy of the artist.

Imperfect Pitch: In Search of Sound at MoMA


The museum’s first show dedicated to sound art is up through Nov 3

Friday, October 25th, 2013

David Hammons, Spade (Power to the Spade),1969, Body print, pigment, and mixed media on paper, 53 1/4 x 35 1/4 inches. Collection of Jack and Connie Tilton, New York. On view at Grey Art Gallery, NYU.

Radical Bodies at Grey Art Gallery


A two-part exhibition tells the story of black performance art in the 20th century

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Bjorn Copeland, Remnant Screen IV, 2013. Courtesy of Jack Hanley Gallery, New York

Failing Better: Bjorn Copeland at Jack Hanley


“a Bushwick flaneurial revelling in oddball sidewalk finds”

Monday, October 21st, 2013

William Kentridge, Whichever Page You Open, 2013. Drawing, India ink on Craggs Universal Technological Dictionary, 1826, 80-3/4 x 82-5/8 inches. Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery

Old Forms For New Uses: William Kentridge at Marian Goodman and the Met


“He works with archaic materials using self-imposed limitations”

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Installation view: Aldo Tambellini, We Are The Primitives Of A New Era at James Cohan Gallery, 2013. Photographer: Bill Orcutt

Spooky and Luscious: Aldo Tambellini at James Cohan


Reconstructed environments of pioneering cameraless films prefigure upcoming MoMA screenings

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Installation view featuring (on the right) Nine Cosmic CD’s: For The Firespitter (Jayne Cortez), 2013, acrylic on canvas, 45h x 137.5w inches. Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York.

Cosmic Put-on: Notes on Jack Whitten


Paintings of the 4th dimension