Criticism
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. ...
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
 
Joan Semmel, Purple Diagonal, 980. Oil on canvas, 78 x 104 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Alexander Gray Associates.
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.
New work by the poet and painter, reviewed by one of artcritical’s poet-critics. ...
 

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

William Conger, #131, 2014. Gouache on paper, 5 x 4 inches. Courtesy of Studio Vendome Projects

Beyond Image: William Conger of Chicago


A veteran abstract painter defined by and defining his city.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Installation shot, Spaced Out - Migration To The Interior, lower floor. Photo: Greg Mionske / Red Bull Content Pool

Total Work of Art: “Spaced Out” at Red Bull Studios


Curated by Phong Bui, works and installation alike evoke psychedelic experience

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Gallery View. Anna Wintour Costume Center, Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Gallery Image: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Dead Dressed: Mourning Attire at the Met


An exhibition of Victorian mourning dresses explores rituals, fashion, semiotics and loss.

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Robert Heinecken, Are You Rea #1, 1964–68. Gelatin silver print, 10 13/16 x 7 7/8 inches. Collection Jeffrey Leifer, Los Angeles. © 2013 The Robert Heinecken Trust.

Photo Presence, Video Fantasy: The Life and Work of Robert Heinecken


A traveling retrospective of Heinecken’s work is as timely as ever.

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

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Richard Phillips Laid Bare: New Monograph on the Hyper-Realist Painter


Richard Phillips: Negation of the Universe from Rizzoli

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

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Fine Lines: Kate Shepherd at Galerie Lelong


The last day of her Chelsea show is today

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Rupert Goldsworthy, Installation view at Ritter/Zamet Gallery, 2014.

Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: The Histories of Rupert Goldsworthy


An exhibition of new work raises insights about the history of culture, fashion, and representation.

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

caption to follow. Martial Raysse © Adagp, Paris 2014.

Hippie Pop: Martial Raysse at the Pompidou


Retrospective reveals ambivalent embrace of popular culture

Friday, October 17th, 2014

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Adventures Close to Home: Do Ho Suh at Lehmann Maupin


The artist’s drawings are collected in a new monograph and a show that spans both of Lehmann Maupin’s New York locations

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Ruben Pater, Drone Survival Guide, 2013. Offset printed on Chromolux ALU-E mirrored paper 19 x 13 inches. Courtesy of the artist and apexart.

Black Ships Ate the Sky: Drones and Photography at apexart


The confluences of flight and photography, forensics and art, are explored in an exhibition now at apexart.