Criticism
Monday, April 25th, 2016
 
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The collagist and gallerist presents “Totems & Cantos” in Portland, OR. ...
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
 
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A short show of heavy materials and tough, beautiful artworks. ...
Saturday, April 16th, 2016
 
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A recent group show connects dots between form and narrative. ...
 

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 24th, 2015

William Eggleston, Untitled (Sumner, Mississippi, Cassidy Bayou in Background), 1971. Eggleston Artistic Trust. Courtesy Cheim & Read, New York.

A William Eggleston Retrospective on Tropical Soil


One of America’s greatest photographers has his first major retrospective in Brazil.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

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Plugging in and Moving on: Okwui Enwezor’s All the World’s Futures


The second of artcritical’s 2015 dispatches from Venice

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

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A Complete Eye of Water: A Summer Show at Ampersand Gallery


Sea, sky, air, and space meet in the respectively trippy, geometric, and photorealist images of three artists.

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.

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Suzan Frecon, erre verte, 2014. Oil on linen, two panels, 108 x 87 3/8 x 1 1/2 inches overall. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner Gallery.

Light and Liminality: Looking at Suzan Frecon


How and why Suzan Frecon’s recent work really succeeds, bending light and color.

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Artist Rirkrit Tiravanija plays ping-pong at the museum's opening. Photograph © 2015 by David X Prutting, courtesy of the Garage Museum.

The Garage Arrives: Report from a New Museum


Moscow premieres a stunning museum for contemporary art.

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Arlene Shechet, A Night Out, 2011. Glazed Ceramic, acrylic paint, and hardwood, 45 x 13 x 17 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Unruly Grace: Arlene Shechet in Boston


Shechet’s ceramics can seem like creatures dredged up from the darkness of deep ocean floors

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Rodri?guez Calero, Transcendent, 2013. Acrollage painting, 48 x 36 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Holy Hip-Hop: A Rodriguez Calero Retrospective


The inventive painter and collagist creates new ways of making art and showing the lives of unrepresented people and cultures.

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Geoffrey James, Cell decorated with Harley Davidson and East Van Logos, 2013, archival inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist.

Northwest Notes: Dispatch from the Pacific


An absolutely, totally huge tour of art offerings throughout the Pacific Northwest, even going to Canada!