Criticism
Saturday, April 4th, 2015
 
Russell Roberts, Paper Bed, Concrete Head #1, 2015. Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches. Courtesy of Heskin Contemporary
Grid paintings that take a serial risk ...
Friday, April 3rd, 2015
 
Thomas Hart Benton, Woodland Stream, Martha's Vineyard/Chilmark Landscape, 1922. Oil on metal, 4 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches. Photo courtesy of FreedmanArt.
Exhibitions at the New York Studio School and Freedman Art examine art about its own creation. ...
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
‘I’m trying my hand at fashion photography’ was on view through March 12 ...
 

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Anne Neukamp, Latz, 2014. Oil, acrylic and tempera on canvas, 78 3/4 by 59 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash.

Like This: An Exhibition of Near-Representations


A show of paintings and sculptures by three women takes allusion as its theme and raison.

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Sonia Delaunay Prismes électriques, 1913-1914. Photo Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA. Courtesy of the Musée d'Art Moderne.

Sonia Delaunay in Paris and London


A traveling retrospective of the artist and designer’s work charts her mix of fine and applied art through the previous century.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Lisa Bradley, Through This, 2012. Oil on canvas, 48 x 38 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Hollis Taggart Galleries.

“Hard to Explain”: Lisa Bradley’s Mysterious Abstractions


on view Hollis Taggart Galleries through February 28

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Deanna Lee, Eagle Street 1, 2014. Ink on vellum, 8 1/2 x 9 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Robert Henry Gallery.

The Pictorial: Deanna Lee on the Cusp of Figuration and Abstraction


Lee’s panels blend aesthetic and biographical heritage, and show their own creation and materials.

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Ed Clark, New Orleans Series #4, 2012. Acrylic on canvas,  53 x 66 inches.
Courtesy of the artist and Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans.

Notes from NOLA: Two Shows in New Orleans


Two shows highlight the work of contemporary New Orleans artists and others connected to the city.

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Tom Anholt, Irish Family, 2014, oil on panel, 30 x 40 cm. Courtesy of Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen

“Another Route to Particularity”: Islanders in Copenhagen


A group show of four Brits at Galerie Mikael Andersen

Monday, February 16th, 2015

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“Best When He’s Messy”: Jason Brinkerhoff’s Unfinished Drawings


Taking a cue from Morton Feldman’s remark that “the love of the past in art is something very different to the artist than it is to the audience,” it’s fair to assume that the audience can remain attached to their favorite masters all their lives without very much ado. For the artist, however, a fixity…

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Annette Wehrhahn, Traces, 2015. Acrylic and shirt on canvas, 40 x 32 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Soloway Gallery.

Workerism: Annette Wehrhahn at Soloway Gallery


Wehrhahn shows part of artists’ experience: the interdependence of the studio and the home.

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Farrah Karapetian, Three Muses, 2014. Chromogenic photogram from performance, metallic, 75 1/2 x 48 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Von Lintel Gallery.

In Colors: Farrah Karapetian at Von Lintel


In a solo exhibition at Von Lintel, the artist explores the interrelation of vision, music, and color.

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

John Miller, Untitled (Pedestrian Series), 2014. Acrylic on dibond/gatorboard, 43 1/4  x 26 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures.

This is Real Life: John Miller’s Crafting of Mediated Vision


In two concurrent shows we see the artist address street scenes and game shows as portraits of daily life.