Criticism
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. ...
Thursday, May 7th, 2015
 
Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Cain and Abel, 2013. Inkjet print, 39 1/2 x 49 inches. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner Gallery.
The photographer’s new series connects the financial crisis to biblical narratives of guilt and redemption. ...
 

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Richard Prince, installation view, "Richard Prince: New Portraits," 2014, at Gagosian Gallery. © Richard Prince. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Photography by Robert McKeever.

Try to Make Yourself a Work of Art: Richard Prince’s New Portraits at Gagosian


Richard Prince uses Instagram, but not in the way most people do.

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

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Mind Craft: Munro Galloway’s New Paintings and Drawings


Galloway show’s his head-hand coordination.

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Jessica Cheung, Self Portrait, from the Umbrella Revolution series, 2014, unfinished.

Painting from the Barricades: Self-Portrait with a Yellow Umbrella


Statement of artist protester Jessica Cheung and comment by David Cohen

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Robert Janitz, Mirrors, 2014. Oil, wax, flour on linen, 63.5 x 51 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Meyer Riegger Berlin.

L’Orientaliste on the Continent: Robert Janitz in Berlin


The artist’s first solo show in Berlin runs through October 25.

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

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Special Low Frequency: Yoshi Wada & Tashi Wada at Issue Project Room


A performance of drone and minimal music for the body and head.

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Samuel Fosso, Mémoire d'un ami, 2000. Gelatin-silver print, 98 x 146 cm. Courtesy of the Walther Collection.

“Would You Please Keep Looking, Please?”: Samuel Fosso at the Walther Collection


Fosso challenges visions of African identity through self-portraiture.

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

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In All Their Wondrous Weirdness: Raphael Rubinstein’s Personal Revisionist Dictionary of Art


Launch at White Columns, Friday, October 3

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Xanti Schawinsky, Sphera (2859), 1970. Airbrush paint on two layers of stretched guaze on frame, 37 x 36.75 x 1.25 inches. Photograph courtesy of Broadway 1602.

Revival: Xanti Schawinsky is Rediscovered


Two concurrent exhibitions of the artist’s work run in Midtown and Soho.

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Josh Dorman, Memento Mori, 2014. Ink, acrylic and antique paper on two panels, 56 x 120 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Ryan Lee Gallery.

Nature Tries Again: Josh Dorman at Ryan Lee


Geological-, biological-, and mechanical-history paintings as collage.

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Paul Sietsema, Red painting, 2014. Enamel on linen, 50 1/8 x 46 3/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery.

Trompe-l’oeil and Postmodern Cheek: Paul Sietsema at Matthew Marks


Is trompe-l’oeil painting inherently anti-climactic?