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. ...
 

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Will Bruno, Something Shocking, 2014. Oil on paper, 15 x 11 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Comic Revelations and Reappearances: Works by Will Bruno


An adventurer in the Pacific Northwest exhibits the record of his recent journeying.

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

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Everything and Nothing At All: Roman Opalka Painting Infinity


Number paintings and early works on paper at Dominique Lévy

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

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Our Secret: Hidden Master Painter Paul Pagk


The masterful and little-known abstractionist has three concurrent shows on two continents.

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Stanley Lewis, Winslow Park, Westport, 2010-2014. Oil on canvas, 21-1/4 x 35-1/4 inches. Courtesy of Betty Cuningham Gallery.

One-Two Punch: Stanley Lewis at Betty Cuningham


A crazy-quilt meditation on what painting can be.

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Installation view, 'Monika Sosnowska: Tower', Hauser & Wirth New York, 18th Street, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photograph by Genevieve Hanson.

Looming Tower: Monika Sosnowska at Hauser & Wirth


The artist’s enormous installation at raises questions about how architecture relates to history.

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

George Trakas, view of Atlantic Station's South East Plaza showing an unfinished section to the left of the bicycles. Photo by the artist.

A Tree Grows Immanent in Brooklyn: George Trakas’s Installation at Atlantic Station


The renowned site-specific sculptor has been facing delays in the completion of his recent project at Atlantic Station.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Jeff Koons, Play Doh, 1994-2014. © Jeff Koons

From Popeye to Play-Doh: The Psychology of Jeff Koons


The key to Koons is his narcissism

Friday, September 5th, 2014

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Light Up Gold: The Work of Rafael Wardi


A legend in his own country, the Finnish painter expresses an almost greedy desire for light and color.

Monday, August 25th, 2014

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A Dispatch from “Manifesta 10″


David Carrier reports on the politics and curatorial gambits of “Manifesta 10,” now on view in St. Petersburg.

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

The Brisbane Powerhouse. Photograph by Jon Linkins.

Scene Down Under


Juliet Helmke reports on the Australian arts community.