criticismExhibitions
Monday, January 18th, 2016
 
A show of new and old work by the English sculptor illuminates the natural world. ...
Friday, January 15th, 2016
 
Julien Bismuth, Willy Billy, 2013. Digital video, TRT: 23:51 minutes, edition of three, plus two APs. Courtesy of the artist and Simone Subal.
Misshapen figures reveal new ways of thinking about the human body on display. ...
Friday, January 1st, 2016
 
publicity image for Alex Katz windows at Barney's, New York
Jpegs were gathered, soundbites poised, but circumstances got the better of noble intentions ...
 

Monday, September 28th, 2015

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Hail the High Priestess: Kyle Staver and the Cult of Painting


Her show, Tall Tales, is at Steven Harvey through October 11

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Margaux Ogden, Desert Anxiety II, 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 70 x 66 inches. Courtesy of the artist and ltd Los Angeles.

Emojis and Emotion: New Painting by Margaux Ogden


Ogden’s work leverages anxiety and excitement, brush on canvas, as pain’ing.

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Iyaba Ibo Mandingo, Grave Marker Series, 2014. House paint, oil sticks, roof n' tile and crayon on brown recycle paper. Courtesy of the artist. Photograph by John Groo.

Aesthetics and Social Justice: “Arresting Patterns” at ArtSpace


An exhibition and its extracurricular programming explore artistic representations of mass incarceration.

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Deborah Remington, March, 1964. Oil on canvas, 57.25 x 49.25 inches. Courtesy of the artist’s estate and Wallspace, New York

The Dream Life of Forms: Paintings and Drawings by Deborah Remington


Her strange and beautiful work was on view at Wallspace this summer

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Stanley Whitney, Lightnin, 2009. Oil on linen, 40 × 40 inches. Courtesy the artist and team (gallery, inc.), New York

Structured by Color: Stanley Whitney, Works from the 1990s and Now


shows at Karma Books (extended through August 30) and the Studio Museum in Harlem

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Catherine Howe, Reverse Painting (Geisha), 2015. Acrylic, intaglio ink, polyester sheeting, 82 x 40 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Cross Contemporary Art

The Sweep of the Hand: Catherine Howe at Cross Contemporary


Seen at Saugerties, New York

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Installation shot, “Space Between”, Flag Art Foundation, 2015, including (foreground) Roni Horn’s Pink Around B, 2008, with works by Sadie Benning, left (red) and Sérgio Sister, right

A Diffuse Glow: “Space Between” at the Flag Art Foundation


A lively, elegant group show, on view through August 14

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Zlatan Vehabovic, Rock Bottom Riser, 2014. Oil on canvas, 78 x 86 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Marc Straus Gallery.

Monochromatic Polyphony: Gray at Marc Straus


A show about gray as a color and a metaphor, limning its way between grim concreteness and silver linings.

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Philip Taaffe, Strata Nephrodium, 2014. Mixed media on canvas 54 x 67 7/8 inches. © Philip Taaffe; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

Chic Set: Cornwall Artists at James Barron


A group show gathers artists who share a common geography, suggesting the possibility of a new art-historical movement.

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Delanie Jenkins, Untitled (from the traces of absorption series), 2005 – 06. Relief print and emboss on Hahnemühle paper, 28 x 46 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Cross-Country Group Show: “Paper Route 66” at BravinLee


A recent works-on-paper show avers a trans-regional American art, with six curators, 20 artists, and an aesthetic road trip.