Criticism
Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
 
Joseph Mallord William Turner, Depositing of John Bellini’s Three Pictures in La Chiesa Redentore, Venice, 1841. Oil on canvas, 29 x 45 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the Paul G. Allen Family Collection.
A traveling exhibition presents the changing way artists have approached nature over the past half millennium. ...
Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
 
Joan Tanner, endofred #3, 2015. Oil stick, metallic powder, ballpoint pen and chalk on Bristol paper, 22 x 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Locks Gallery.
on view at Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, through January 30. ...
Monday, January 18th, 2016
 
A show of new and old work by the English sculptor illuminates the natural world. ...
 

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Installation view, "Holly Zausner: Unsettled Matter," 2015. Courtesy of Postmasters.

Naked City: Holly Zausner at Postmasters


The artist’s new video shows the city emptied, but nonetheless full of majesty.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Installation view, "Brian Belott: Dr. Kid President Jr," 2015, at 247365. Courtesy of the gallery.

Brian Belott at 247365’s New Location


New paintings and early works, adapted from children.

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

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Flying Aces: Malcolm Morely at Sperone Westwater


The realist painter loosens up with new assemblages of warships and planes.

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Louise Despont, Anak Krakatau (or Child of Krakatau), 2014. Graphite and colored pencil on antique ledger book pages, 53 1/2 x 68 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Nicelle Beauchene.

Eruption: Louise Despont’s Colorful, Vivid Drawings


New drawings at Nicelle Beauchene, with tropical patterns and Art Brut style.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

works by Adrian Ghenie on view at the Romanian Pavilion, Terry Adkins, Darkwater Record, 2003, on view at - la Biennale di Venezia, All the World’s Futures, 2015

Marx, Africa and the Serene Republic: A Dispatch from Venice


The first of artcritical’s takes this summer on the Venice Biennale

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Joan Semmel, Purple Diagonal, 980. Oil on canvas, 78 x 104 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Alexander Gray Associates.

Exposed: Shows by June Leaf and Joan Semmel


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.

“The sky has entered our senses”: Paintings by Etel Adnan


New work by the poet and painter, reviewed by one of artcritical’s poet-critics.

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Abraham, 2010. Inkjet print, 40 x 60 inches. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner Gallery.

Philip-Lorca diCorcia on America’s Sins


The photographer’s new series connects the financial crisis to biblical narratives of guilt and redemption.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Friedel Dzubas, Heath Cote (sketch), 1976. Magna acrylic on canvas, 6½ x 6½ inches. Courtesy Loretta Howard Gallery.

Friedel Dzubas: Thesis/Antithesis/Synthesis


Works from the 1960s and 1970s in shows at Elkon and Loretta Howard

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Bill Jensen, Mountain Tiger-Sky, 2013. Oil on linen, diptych, 40 x 32 inches overall. Courtesy of Cheim & Read Gallery

Loom of Origins: Bill Jensen’s Way of Developing


A one-man group show of possibilities at Cheim & Read