Criticism
Monday, August 24th, 2015
 
Installation view of work from The 15th Annual Summer Apprenticeship Program at Artspace, 2015. Photograph by John Groo.
An exhibition and its extracurricular programming explore artistic representations of mass incarceration. ...
Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
 
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The late artist’s assemblages move out of the desert and into the museum. ...
Monday, August 17th, 2015
 
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A new film about a famous author inadvertently raises the problem of substituting images for people. ...
 

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Joseph Montgomery, Image Two Hundred Sixty Five, 2014. Animation, monitor, Raspberry Pi, continuous loop. Courtesy the artist and Laurel Gitlen, New York.

Upcycled: Joe Montgomery’s Painting Remixes


The artist, who showed at at Laurel Gitlen last month, makes mutants of his materials.

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Dorothy Iannone: You Who Read Me With Passion Now Must Forever Be My Friends, Siglio, 2014.

Dorothy Iannone: The Book of Love


Siglio’s new book of collected works gives an overview of the startling artist’s affectionate, erotic drawings.

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Marisol, Lick the Tire of My Bicycle, 1974 © Marisol Escobar/Licensed by Vaga, New York, NY

Uncanny Presences: The Dynamic Sculptures of Marisol


closing this weekend at El Museo del Barrio, retrospective of a powerful, hands-on sculptor.

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 1970. Crayon, graphite pencil, ink, oil stick, colored pencil, tape, and cut and torn paper on paper. The Menil Collection, Houston; Gift of the artist. Photograph: Paul Hester © Cy Twombly Foundation

“Soft and Full of Patience”: Cy Twombly at the Morgan


“Treatise on the Veil” on view through January 25

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Betty Tompkins, Photo Drawing #7, 2013. Ink on digital photograph, 11 x 8 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Louis B. James.

The Artist as Voyeur: Group Show as Peep Show


Rear Window Treatment at Louis B. James Gallery through January 17

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Cary Smith, Pointed Splat #6 (yellow-pink with color blocks), 2013 Courtesy of the artist

The Aldrich at 50: Clutch of Exhibitions Demonstrate Currency of Founder’s Vision


on view through April

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Michelle Stuart, Navigating the Stars II, 2013, detail. 15 unique framed archival inkjet prints, approx. 26 x 56 inches overall. Courtesy of Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects

Navigating the Stars: Michelle Stuart at Leslie Tonkonow


“Silent Movies,” gridded constellations from her archives, on view through the weekend

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Jake and Dinos Chapman, The Sum of all Evil (detail), 2012-2013. Courtesy of the Artists and White Cube

Just As Juvenile When They Were Juvenile: Jake & Dinos Chapman in their hometown of Hastings


Report from English south coast on local boys made bad

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Nathan Lyons, Untitled (Return Your Mind to Its Upright Position), 1998-2013. Two gelatin silver prints, 4 7/8 x 7 1/4 inches each. © Nathan Lyons, courtesy of Bruce Silverstein Gallery, NY.

Mind Ride: Nathan Lyons at Bruce Silverstein


The iconic photographer presents a new book and a new exhibition.

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Paul Hardy, Caryatid, 2014. Oil on linen, 24 x 16 inches. As seen in the exhibition, Et ensuite, on recommence, Parisian Laundry

The Perils and Pleasures of the Contemporary Biennale: Case in Point, Montreal


What it may lack in celebrity it makes up for in local vim and vigor