Criticism
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
 
Joan Semmel, Purple Diagonal, 980. Oil on canvas, 78 x 104 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Alexander Gray Associates.
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.
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. ...
 

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.

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Peter Blume, Crashing Surf, 1982. Oil on canvas, 30 x 50 inches. Courtesy of Elisabeth and William Landes. Art © The Educational Alliance, Inc./Estate of Peter Blume/Licensed by VAGA, New York.

Bloom and Drang: Peter Blume’s Eclecticism


A survey of the American painter’s career is currently on view.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Shepard Fairey, St. Mark’s horses, 2009. Screenprint, 27-1/2 x 35-1/2 inches, edition of 250. Courtesy of the Artist

Be Wild and Obey: Shepard Fairey in Naples


In the one neighborhood where there’s little graffiti, a show of street art

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Joseph Montgomery, Image Two Hundred Sixty Five, 2014. Animation, monitor, Raspberry Pi, continuous loop. Courtesy the artist and Laurel Gitlen, New York.

Upcycled: Joe Montgomery’s Painting Remixes


The artist, who showed at at Laurel Gitlen last month, makes mutants of his materials.

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Dorothy Iannone: You Who Read Me With Passion Now Must Forever Be My Friends, Siglio, 2014.

Dorothy Iannone: The Book of Love


Siglio’s new book of collected works gives an overview of the startling artist’s affectionate, erotic drawings.

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Marisol, Lick the Tire of My Bicycle, 1974 © Marisol Escobar/Licensed by Vaga, New York, NY

Uncanny Presences: The Dynamic Sculptures of Marisol


closing this weekend at El Museo del Barrio, retrospective of a powerful, hands-on sculptor.

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 1970. Crayon, graphite pencil, ink, oil stick, colored pencil, tape, and cut and torn paper on paper. The Menil Collection, Houston; Gift of the artist. Photograph: Paul Hester © Cy Twombly Foundation

“Soft and Full of Patience”: Cy Twombly at the Morgan


“Treatise on the Veil” on view through January 25

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Betty Tompkins, Photo Drawing #7, 2013. Ink on digital photograph, 11 x 8 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Louis B. James.

The Artist as Voyeur: Group Show as Peep Show


Rear Window Treatment at Louis B. James Gallery through January 17

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Cary Smith, Pointed Splat #6 (yellow-pink with color blocks), 2013 Courtesy of the artist

The Aldrich at 50: Clutch of Exhibitions Demonstrate Currency of Founder’s Vision


on view through April

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Michelle Stuart, Navigating the Stars II, 2013, detail. 15 unique framed archival inkjet prints, approx. 26 x 56 inches overall. Courtesy of Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects

Navigating the Stars: Michelle Stuart at Leslie Tonkonow


“Silent Movies,” gridded constellations from her archives, on view through the weekend