Criticism
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, May 5th, 2015
 
Bill Jensen, Mountain Tiger-Sky, 2013. Oil on linen, diptych, 40 x 32 inches overall. Courtesy of Cheim & Read Gallery
A one-man group show of possibilities at Cheim & Read ...
 

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Julian Kreimer, Turquoise Fence, 2015. Oil on canvas, 66 x 68 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Lux Art institute.

“A Dead Cactus Becomes an Abstract Painting”: Julian Kreimer at Lux Art Institute


The artist produces paintings en plein air, but those he deems unsuccessful are transformed into colorful abstractions in the studio.

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

John Zurier, Four Times, 2015. Distemper on linen, 21-3/4 x 29-3/4 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Peter Blum Gallery, New York

“Correspondances”: Evocations of Real World Experience in the Paintings of John Zurier


at Peter Blum Gallery on West 57th Street, through April 4

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Leslie Wayne, Paint/Rag #49 (Kuba), 2014. Oil and acrylic hung on panel, 21.5 x 12 x 6 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery.

So It Goes: A Survey of Painting’s Influence on Other Media


A recent exhibition at Franklin Street Works shows the conversation around painting in video, sculpture, performance, sound, and other media.

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Fred Valentine, Toward Grandfather Mountain, 2015. Oil on canvas, 66 x 44 inches. Courtesy of Studio 10, Buskwick

A Cry in the Wilderness: Fred Valentine at Studio 10


Paintings that dare to think about feelings, on view in Bushwick through this weekend

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Simon Norfolk, The Lewis Glacier, Mt. Kenya, 1987, 2014. Digital chromogenic print, 30 x 40 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Benrubi Gallery.

Afghanistan in Time: Simon Norfolk at Benrubi


A photographer tracks time in a beautiful landscape wounded by war.

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

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By This River: Greg Lindquist Paints Against Coal-Ash Pollution


An ongoing installation in Wilmington, NC, uses art to call attention to the devastation of environmental despoilation.

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Maria Yoon, Nevada Marriage, still from Maria the Korean Bride, 2014. Video, TRT: 75 min. Courtesy of the artist.

Always the Bride: Maria Yoon’s Marriage Experiment


The artist’s documentary about her 50 marriages explores the institution’s changing place in American culture.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Jiri Georg Dokoupil, Untitled, 2014. Soap-lye and pigments on canvas, 98 1/2 x 118 1/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery.

Pop History: Jiri Georg Dokoupil’s Modernist Bubbles


The artist uses an idiosyncratic technique to make colorful paintings of bubbles, following in a long line of Modernists.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Scooter LaForge, Roadside Memorial with Virgin Mary (Bisbee, Az), 2014. Oil on linen, 40 x 40 inches. Photo courtesy of Munch Gallery.

States of Mind: Scooter LaForge Paints Cross-Country


The artist has documented his journey across the United States in bright and colorful paintings of passing moments.

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.