Criticism
Monday, July 6th, 2015
 
Installation view of "Acting On Dreams" at Franklin Street Works, 2015. Courtesy of Franklin Street Works.
A group show explores the use of art in social justice activism, collective action, and the aesthetics of politics. ...
Saturday, July 4th, 2015
 
Installation view of "Stan VanDerBeek" at Andrea Rosen, 2015. Courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery.
An exhibition by one of the most important innovators in video and computer art recently concluded at Andrea Rosen. ...
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
 
Bruce Gagnier, The Boxer, 1990-2000. Bronze, 28 1/2 x 10 x 8 1/2 inches. Edition of 5 with 1 AP. Courtesy of the artist and Lori Bookstein Fine Arts.
The sculptor presents a new series of torqued bronze figures, drawing from the past. ...
 

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

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

How I Became a Painter: Trevor Winkfield in Conversation with Miles Champion, 2014, Pressed Wafer.

Origin Stories: A Poet and Painter in Conversation


Two friends, Trevor Winkfield and Miles Champion, discuss their inspirations and history in a new book.