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, April 3rd, 2015

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Making Art, and Making It Well: Two Recent Group Shows


Exhibitions at the New York Studio School and Freedman Art examine art about its own creation.

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Analia Saban, Fireplace, 2015. Machine rendered acrylic paint on linen, 142.2 x 116.8 x 3.8 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Spru?th Magers.

Sculpture and Painting on the Line: Analia Saban at Sprüth Magers


Dispatch from London Analia Saban: Interiors at Sprüth Magers February 27 to March 28, 2015 7A Grafton Street London, +44 20 7408 1613 The tradition of paint on canvas can act as a provocation to contemporary artists, who may do without either the liquid (e.g. Binky Palermo’s cloth) or the ground (e.g. Lynda Benglis’s pours). The Los…

Friday, March 27th, 2015

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The Collector’s Take on Ownership: Brad Troemel at Zach Feuer


An exhibition of collectibles and art examines the relation between the trade in celebrity and the trade in aesthetic objects.

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

John Currin, Altar, 2015. Oil on canvas, 40 x 28 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery.

Show and Tell: John Currin at Gagosian Beverly Hills


The realist painter eschews explicit sex in a new solo show, but refers backwards to earlier tropes of subordination.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

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Darkly Iridescent: Vivienne Griffin at Bureau


The artist uses formalism and psychedelia to explore the ways in which we search for freedom from our personal and cultural histories.

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Marsha Cottrell, Aperture Series (15), 2014. Laser toner on paper, unique, 11-3/4 x 18-1/8 inches. Courtesy of Eleven Rivington

The Deliciousness of Staying Still: Marsha Cottrell at Eleven Rivington


“she treats electrostatic toner as a rich, primordial mezzotint”

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Installation view of "Judith Scott Bound and Unbound," 2015. Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum.

Boundless: Judith Scott at the Brooklyn Museum


A retrospective of a deaf and mute outsider artist lets her sculptures speak for themselves.

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

Gaze Control: Francesca Woodman at Marian Goodman 


‘I’m trying my hand at fashion photography’ was on view through March 12

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