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. ...
 

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Frank Bramblett, Dive In, 2001. Acrylic paints, marble dust, charcoal, and photographs on canvas on panel, 90 x 72 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Going with the Flow: Frank Bramblett at the Woodmere


The artist’s retrospective of curiously, thoughtfully used materials continues through June 21.

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Carlo Ferraris A Flat, B Flat, B Sharp, 2015 Amplifier, keyboard, screw 68 x 24 x 18 inches, Courtesy LYNCH THAM

Nobody’s Chump: Carlo Ferraris at LYNCH THAM


I’m no longer obsessed with winning, his solo show, up through June 7

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Installation view, "Holly Zausner: Unsettled Matter," 2015. Courtesy of Postmasters.

Naked City: Holly Zausner at Postmasters


The artist’s new video shows the city emptied, but nonetheless full of majesty.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Installation view, "Brian Belott: Dr. Kid President Jr," 2015, at 247365. Courtesy of the gallery.

Brian Belott at 247365’s New Location


New paintings and early works, adapted from children.

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

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Flying Aces: Malcolm Morely at Sperone Westwater


The realist painter loosens up with new assemblages of warships and planes.

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Louise Despont, Anak Krakatau (or Child of Krakatau), 2014. Graphite and colored pencil on antique ledger book pages, 53 1/2 x 68 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Nicelle Beauchene.

Eruption: Louise Despont’s Colorful, Vivid Drawings


New drawings at Nicelle Beauchene, with tropical patterns and Art Brut style.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

works by Adrian Ghenie on view at the Romanian Pavilion, Terry Adkins, Darkwater Record, 2003, on view at - la Biennale di Venezia, All the World’s Futures, 2015

Marx, Africa and the Serene Republic: A Dispatch from Venice


The first of artcritical’s takes this summer on the Venice Biennale

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Joan Semmel, Purple Diagonal, 980. Oil on canvas, 78 x 104 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Alexander Gray Associates.

Exposed: Shows by June Leaf and Joan Semmel


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.

“The sky has entered our senses”: Paintings by Etel Adnan


New work by the poet and painter, reviewed by one of artcritical’s poet-critics.

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Abraham, 2010. Inkjet print, 40 x 60 inches. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner Gallery.

Philip-Lorca diCorcia on America’s Sins


The photographer’s new series connects the financial crisis to biblical narratives of guilt and redemption.