Criticism
Monday, August 24th, 2015
 
Installation view of work from The 15th Annual Summer Apprenticeship Program at Artspace, 2015. Photograph by John Groo.
An exhibition and its extracurricular programming explore artistic representations of mass incarceration. ...
Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
 
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The late artist’s assemblages move out of the desert and into the museum. ...
Monday, August 17th, 2015
 
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A new film about a famous author inadvertently raises the problem of substituting images for people. ...
 

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

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A House of Prayer for All People: Yael Bartana at Petzel


Two new videos explore cultural authenticity — one simulating a holy site, another asking how national identity is formed.

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Helen Miranda Wilson, Treasure Land, 2012. Oil on panel, 12 x 9 inches. Courtesy of Lori Bookstein Fine Art.

Helen Miranda Wilson: A New Kind of Space, Carved Out for the Mind to Explore


Her show was at at Lori Bookstein Fine Art late last year

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Installation shot of the exhibition under review showing the third of three floors. Photo by Maris Hutchinson/EPW All artworks © Chris Ofili. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

Other Stories: Chris Ofili at the New Museum


A masterful exhibition, closing this weekend

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Jack Bush Ex on Spring Green, June 1974 acrylic on canvas, 160 x 195.5 cm (63.25 x 77 in.) Collection of H. Arnold and Blema Steinberg. . © Estate of Jack Bush / SODRAC (2014). Photo: Michael Cullen, TPG Digital Art Services

“Playful, Searching and Mischievous”: The Paintings of Jack Bush


Review of the catalog accompanying first major retrospective in 35 years

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

V. S. Gaitonde, Untitled, 1975. Oil on canvas, 70 x 42 inches. Mr. and Mrs. Rajiv Chaudhri Collection, New York © Christie’s Images Limited 2014

“Everything Starts From Silence”: Vasudeo Santu Gaitonde at the Guggenheim


The Indian abstractionist’s mini-retrospective is on view through February 11

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 24th, 2015

Richard Tuttle, Step by Step, 2002. Series of 41 unique woodcuts, printed in colors on Saunders Waterford 140 lb paper, 80 x 40 3/4 inches. © Richard Tuttle/Universal Limited Art Editions.

Natural History: Richard Tuttle’s Prints


A new monograph surveying prints by the influential multi-media artist shows his quixotic approach and affinity to a kind of natural abstraction.

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Kianja Strobert, Untitled, 2011. Mixed media on paper, 30 × 22 inches. Private Collection, New York.

Subversive Methods: Kianja Strobert at the Studio Museum in Harlem


The first major New York exhibition by Strobert, a painter who reconfigures the medium itself.

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.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Shepard Fairey, St. Mark’s horses, 2009. Screenprint, 27-1/2 x 35-1/2 inches, edition of 250. Courtesy of the Artist

Be Wild and Obey: Shepard Fairey in Naples


In the one neighborhood where there’s little graffiti, a show of street art