Criticism
Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
 
Joseph Mallord William Turner, Depositing of John Bellini’s Three Pictures in La Chiesa Redentore, Venice, 1841. Oil on canvas, 29 x 45 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the Paul G. Allen Family Collection.
A traveling exhibition presents the changing way artists have approached nature over the past half millennium. ...
Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
 
Joan Tanner, endofred #3, 2015. Oil stick, metallic powder, ballpoint pen and chalk on Bristol paper, 22 x 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Locks Gallery.
on view at Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, through January 30. ...
Monday, January 18th, 2016
 
A show of new and old work by the English sculptor illuminates the natural world. ...
 

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Analia Saban, Fireplace, 2015. Machine rendered acrylic paint on linen, 142.2 x 116.8 x 3.8 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Spru?th Magers.

Sculpture and Painting on the Line: Analia Saban at Sprüth Magers


Dispatch from London Analia Saban: Interiors at Sprüth Magers February 27 to March 28, 2015 7A Grafton Street London, +44 20 7408 1613 The tradition of paint on canvas can act as a provocation to contemporary artists, who may do without either the liquid (e.g. Binky Palermo’s cloth) or the ground (e.g. Lynda Benglis’s pours). The Los…

Friday, March 27th, 2015

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The Collector’s Take on Ownership: Brad Troemel at Zach Feuer


An exhibition of collectibles and art examines the relation between the trade in celebrity and the trade in aesthetic objects.

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

John Currin, Altar, 2015. Oil on canvas, 40 x 28 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery.

Show and Tell: John Currin at Gagosian Beverly Hills


The realist painter eschews explicit sex in a new solo show, but refers backwards to earlier tropes of subordination.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

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Darkly Iridescent: Vivienne Griffin at Bureau


The artist uses formalism and psychedelia to explore the ways in which we search for freedom from our personal and cultural histories.

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Marsha Cottrell, Aperture Series (15), 2014. Laser toner on paper, unique, 11-3/4 x 18-1/8 inches. Courtesy of Eleven Rivington

The Deliciousness of Staying Still: Marsha Cottrell at Eleven Rivington


“she treats electrostatic toner as a rich, primordial mezzotint”

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Installation view of "Judith Scott Bound and Unbound," 2015. Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum.

Boundless: Judith Scott at the Brooklyn Museum


A retrospective of a deaf and mute outsider artist lets her sculptures speak for themselves.

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Francesca Woodman, Untitled, New York (N.409), 1979. Vintage Color Print, 3-3/8 x 3-1/2 inches. © Francesca Woodman/ Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery

Gaze Control: Francesca Woodman at Marian Goodman 


‘I’m trying my hand at fashion photography’ was on view through March 12

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Julian Kreimer, Turquoise Fence, 2015. Oil on canvas, 66 x 68 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Lux Art institute.

“A Dead Cactus Becomes an Abstract Painting”: Julian Kreimer at Lux Art Institute


The artist produces paintings en plein air, but those he deems unsuccessful are transformed into colorful abstractions in the studio.

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

John Zurier, Four Times, 2015. Distemper on linen, 21-3/4 x 29-3/4 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Peter Blum Gallery, New York

“Correspondances”: Evocations of Real World Experience in the Paintings of John Zurier


at Peter Blum Gallery on West 57th Street, through April 4

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Leslie Wayne, Paint/Rag #49 (Kuba), 2014. Oil and acrylic hung on panel, 21.5 x 12 x 6 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery.

So It Goes: A Survey of Painting’s Influence on Other Media


A recent exhibition at Franklin Street Works shows the conversation around painting in video, sculpture, performance, sound, and other media.