Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
The Israeli sculptor and video artist contends with physical manifestations of war and trauma. ...
Monday, September 12th, 2016
Process and history are manipulated and explored through Ruff’s use of found photographs. ...
Friday, September 9th, 2016
Is he a trickster, or a Warholian innovator? What’s the difference? ...

Friday, January 1st, 2016

publicity image for Alex Katz windows at Barney's, New York

Old Year’s Resolutions: Eight great shows I didn’t review

Jpegs were gathered, soundbites poised, but circumstances got the better of noble intentions

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Jean Tinguely, Trüffelsau, 1984.

Mindless Machines: Jean Tinguely at Gladstone

The gallery mounts a retrospective of the artist’s madcap kinetic sculptures.

Thursday, December 31st, 2015


“I Build Ruins”: Charles Simonds and the Dwellings of his Little People

His new memoir, Dwelling, is published by Walther König

Friday, December 25th, 2015


Carnival Fun-House: Alva Noë’s Strange Tools

Reviewer to philosopher: Check your privilege

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Doron Langberg, Tyler, 2015, oil on linen, 35 x 45 inches. Courtesy of Danese/Corey

Seeing What Sticks: Doron Langberg & Gaby Collins-Fernandez

Two young artists who are friends, at Danese/Corey

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Peter Gallo, Glanz, der nicht tro?sten will, Glanz. Die Toten —sie betteln noch, Franz. (Celan), n.d. Oil & thread on canvas. 55 x 35 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and ZieherSmith & Horton

The Panopticon, The Pill and The Practitioner: David Byrd and Peter Gallo

The Patients and the Doctors at Zieher Smith & Horton

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


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.