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 ...
 

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Susan Bee, Untitled, 1977. Self-portrait with hand painted developer, 10 x 8 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Visual Scientific Poetry: Susan Bee’s Photograms


An exhibition of work by Bee shows photograms by the artist not seen in more than 30 years.

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Eric Holzman, Late Afternoon / Crestwood II, 2013-14. Oil on canvas, 10 x 10 inches, Courtesy of Lori Bookstein Fine Art

Atmosphere is Key: Eric Holzman at Lori Bookstein


Small, luminous paintings reach deep into American art history

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

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A House of Prayer for All People: Yael Bartana at Petzel


Two new videos explore cultural authenticity — one simulating a holy site, another asking how national identity is formed.

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Helen Miranda Wilson, Treasure Land, 2012. Oil on panel, 12 x 9 inches. Courtesy of Lori Bookstein Fine Art.

Helen Miranda Wilson: A New Kind of Space, Carved Out for the Mind to Explore


Her show was at at Lori Bookstein Fine Art late last year

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Installation shot of the exhibition under review showing the third of three floors. Photo by Maris Hutchinson/EPW All artworks © Chris Ofili. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

Other Stories: Chris Ofili at the New Museum


A masterful exhibition, closing this weekend

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Jack Bush Ex on Spring Green, June 1974 acrylic on canvas, 160 x 195.5 cm (63.25 x 77 in.) Collection of H. Arnold and Blema Steinberg. . © Estate of Jack Bush / SODRAC (2014). Photo: Michael Cullen, TPG Digital Art Services

“Playful, Searching and Mischievous”: The Paintings of Jack Bush


Review of the catalog accompanying first major retrospective in 35 years

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

V. S. Gaitonde, Untitled, 1975. Oil on canvas, 70 x 42 inches. Mr. and Mrs. Rajiv Chaudhri Collection, New York © Christie’s Images Limited 2014

“Everything Starts From Silence”: Vasudeo Santu Gaitonde at the Guggenheim


The Indian abstractionist’s mini-retrospective is on view through February 11

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Jill Baroff, For Your Love, 2014. Acrylic on wood, size variable. Courtesy of Bartha Contemporary

Weaving a Thread: Fall shows in London and Beyond


From Richard Tuttle at two museums and Jill Baroff (pictured) to a show at Middlesbrough Railway Station

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Richard Tuttle, Step by Step, 2002. Series of 41 unique woodcuts, printed in colors on Saunders Waterford 140 lb paper, 80 x 40 3/4 inches. © Richard Tuttle/Universal Limited Art Editions.

Natural History: Richard Tuttle’s Prints


A new monograph surveying prints by the influential multi-media artist shows his quixotic approach and affinity to a kind of natural abstraction.

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Kianja Strobert, Untitled, 2011. Mixed media on paper, 30 × 22 inches. Private Collection, New York.

Subversive Methods: Kianja Strobert at the Studio Museum in Harlem


The first major New York exhibition by Strobert, a painter who reconfigures the medium itself.