Criticism
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
 
Holly Zausner, Unsettled Matter, 2015. Single channel HD video, color + sound, TRT: 10:30 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Postmasters.
The artist’s new video shows the city emptied, but nonetheless full of majesty. ...
Sunday, May 24th, 2015
 
Installation view, "Malcolm Morley," 2015, at Sperone Westwater. Photo courtesy of the gallery.
The realist painter loosens up with new assemblages of warships and planes. ...
Friday, May 22nd, 2015
 
Louise Despont, Unfolding, 2014. Graphite and colored pencil on antique ledger book pages, 62 1/2 x 56 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Nicelle Beauchene.
New drawings at Nicelle Beauchene, with tropical patterns and Art Brut style. ...
 

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Blue Note, for Al, 2014. Melted plastic, acrylic pigmented fiberglass, electric lights, 105 x 172 x 35 inches. Courtesy of Loretta Howard Gallery

Quicksand: Judy Pfaff at Loretta Howard and Pavel Zoubok


A double whammy show at 531 West 26th Street

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Karla Black, exhibition view, Modern Art, 13 October - 8 November 2014. Photograph courtesy of Modern Art.

Absolutely Curtains: Karla Black’s Diaphanous Walls at Modern Art


Black’s site-specific installation undermine the conventions around materials and their gendered connotations.

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Theresa Chong, LU (Walking Carefully), 2014. Gouache and colored pencil on Shikibu Gampi, 12 x 11-3/4 inches. Courtesy of Danese/Corey

Imagined Landscape: Theresa Chong at Danese/Corey


A show of small works on paper, through November 15

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

A scene from Frederick Wiseman’s “National Gallery”. Courtesy of Zipporah Films

Upstairs Downstairs: Frederick Wiseman’s National Gallery


Now playing at Film Forum, through November 18

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Christopher Williams; Untitled (Study in Yellow/ Berlin) / Dirk Schaper Studio, Berlin / June 21, 2007 (No. 1); 2008. Chromogenic color print, 20 x 16 inches. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne © Christopher Williams.

The Production Line of Credulity: The Rhetoric of Christopher Williams


Williams’s recent retrospective was praised for its critical and visual ingenuity, but was that adoration misplaced?

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Harriet Korman, Untitled, 2012. Oilstick on paper, 16-1/2 x 23-1/2 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.

Jewel-Pure Color: Harriet Korman at Lennon, Weinberg


“Rigorous, flat, unpredictable, startling, deadpan, funny”

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Jim Hodges, the dark gate, 2008. Wood, steel, electric light, and perfume, 96 x 96 x 96 inches. © Jim Hodges. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer.

Give You So Much More: Jim Hodges at the Hammer Museum


A traveling retrospective of the artist’s work renders the personal political and beautiful.

Friday, October 31st, 2014

John Walker, Untitled Bingo Card 2013. Oil on canvas, 7-1/2 x 5-5/8. Courtesy of Alexandre Gallery

Land Meeting Sky: John Walker at Alexandre Gallery


These paintings convey nature’s immensity even as they mangle its topography.

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Mark Newport, Sweaterman 5, 2008 Hand-knit acrylic yarn and buttons, 80 x 23 x 6 inches

Heroes of Superfuzz: Mark Newport’s Knitted Suits


The artist’s knitted full-body suits queer the superhero mythos and the gendered divisions between arts and craft.

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Tomma Abts, Untitled #7, 2013. Colored pencil and pencil on paper, 35-1/2 x 25-7/8 inches (90.2 x 65.7 cm). Courtesy of David Zwirner Gallery

Real Spaces and Illusions of Depth: Tomma Abts at David Zwirner


Asymmetry, illusion and odd numbers all add up in her latest exhibition