Criticism
Monday, August 24th, 2015
 
Installation view of work from The 15th Annual Summer Apprenticeship Program at Artspace, 2015. Photograph by John Groo.
An exhibition and its extracurricular programming explore artistic representations of mass incarceration. ...
Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
 
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The late artist’s assemblages move out of the desert and into the museum. ...
Monday, August 17th, 2015
 
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A new film about a famous author inadvertently raises the problem of substituting images for people. ...
 

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Neil Greenberg, Urban "What If" Map, 2013. Crayon, ink, and colored pencil on paper. Courtesy of the artist and Staten Island Arts.

Social Collaboration in the Fifth Borough: William Corwin and Neil Greenberg at Staten Island Arts


Show remembers the borough’s past and imagines possible futures

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Ying Li, City Series #3, Blue Curtain; 2014. Oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches. Courtesy of the artist and The Painting Center.

Clusterfunk: Six Solo Shows in Two Galleries


Two galleries cluster three solo shows each, a less-than-ideal way to show interesting work by six artists.

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Bettina Blohm, Diagram 1, 2014. Charcoal on paper, Courtesy of Marc Straus Gallery

Diagrams Intuited: Bettina Blohm at Marc Straus


An abstract painter with drawing roots in the landscape

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Blue Note, for Al, 2014. Melted plastic, acrylic pigmented fiberglass, electric lights, 105 x 172 x 35 inches. Courtesy of Loretta Howard Gallery

Quicksand: Judy Pfaff at Loretta Howard and Pavel Zoubok


A double whammy show at 531 West 26th Street

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.