Criticism
Friday, July 22nd, 2016
 
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A group show gives Marxist voice to recent unrest in art and politics. ...
Sunday, July 17th, 2016
 
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The painter creates abstractions based on the coast of his home. ...
Friday, July 15th, 2016
 
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A performance, installation, and sound artist unites people in collective experience. ...
 

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Cabaret Sign “Bat,” late 18th century–early 19th century. France. Wrought iron and rolled iron, repoussé, fastened with rivets; glass, 24-3/4 × 24-1/4 × 2 3/8 inches. Musée de la ferronnerie Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen

Incarnated Curves: Ornamental Ironwork at the Barnes Foundation


Strength and Splendor, works from Rouen, on view in Philadelphia through January 3.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

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Retrospective Scraps: A Survey of Work by Nicola Ginzel


The artist’s embroidered fragments act as drawing, sculpture, and collage.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Simon Hantaï, Blancs, 1973-1974. Acrylic on canvas, 78 x 84 5/8 inches. Courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery

Eyes Wide Shut: Simon Hantaï at Paul Kasmin


In the Blancs, colored forms made by folding and creasing the canvas

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Installation view of "Carol Szymanski: My Life is an Index," 2015, at Tanja Grunert. Courtesy of the artist and Tanja Grunert. Photography by Sveva Costa Sanseverino.

Day Jobs, Dictators and Musical Scales: Carol Szymanski at Tanja Grunert


An artist returns from her day job with new work documenting life, big and small.

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

Edward Ashton Goodes, Fishbowl Fantasy, 1867. Oil on canvas, 30 x 25-1/8 inches. Collection of Peter A. Feld

An Art of Plenitude: American Still Life in Philadelphia


From Audubon to Warhol, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art through January 10

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

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Strong, Sweet, Sorrowful Sculptures by Alina Szapocznikow


The artist’s work embodies her life, tribulations, and love, in works from the 1960s and ’70s.

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

John Lees, 42nd Street (Main Title and Dialogue), 2015. Oil on canvas, 24 x 32 inches. Courtesy of Betty Cuningham Gallery

Howdy Doody Gravitas: A John Lees Double Bill


and a review by Thaddeus Radell; show on view at Betty Cuningham through Saturday

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

John Lees, In the Park/Early Morning, 2015. Graphite, ink on paper, 11 x 9-1/8 inches. Courtesy of Betty Cuningham Gallery

A Fine Insanity: John Lees at Betty Cuningham


another take on the show, on view through Saturday

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Jordan Fulford and Hernán Díaz, still from Monument, 2015. Interactive digital slideshow, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artists and the Kadist Foundation.

Something Untranslatable: A Digital Homage to Smithson’s “Monuments”


An online project for the Kadist Foundation explores the codes and changes of Passaic, NJ.

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Susan Bee, Recalculating, 2010. Oil on linen, 16 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist and A.I.R. Gallery.

Working Together: A New Book on Words and Art


An anthology of essays on poet-artist collaborations, recently published by Cuneiform Press.