Criticism
Monday, July 6th, 2015
 
Installation view of "Acting On Dreams" at Franklin Street Works, 2015. Courtesy of Franklin Street Works.
A group show explores the use of art in social justice activism, collective action, and the aesthetics of politics. ...
Saturday, July 4th, 2015
 
Installation view of "Stan VanDerBeek" at Andrea Rosen, 2015. Courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery.
An exhibition by one of the most important innovators in video and computer art recently concluded at Andrea Rosen. ...
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
 
Bruce Gagnier, The Boxer, 1990-2000. Bronze, 28 1/2 x 10 x 8 1/2 inches. Edition of 5 with 1 AP. Courtesy of the artist and Lori Bookstein Fine Arts.
The sculptor presents a new series of torqued bronze figures, drawing from the past. ...
 

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.

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Sonia Delaunay Prismes électriques, 1913-1914. Photo Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA. Courtesy of the Musée d'Art Moderne.

Sonia Delaunay in Paris and London


A traveling retrospective of the artist and designer’s work charts her mix of fine and applied art through the previous century.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Lisa Bradley, Through This, 2012. Oil on canvas, 48 x 38 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Hollis Taggart Galleries.

“Hard to Explain”: Lisa Bradley’s Mysterious Abstractions


on view Hollis Taggart Galleries through February 28

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Deanna Lee, Eagle Street 1, 2014. Ink on vellum, 8 1/2 x 9 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Robert Henry Gallery.

The Pictorial: Deanna Lee on the Cusp of Figuration and Abstraction


Lee’s panels blend aesthetic and biographical heritage, and show their own creation and materials.

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Ed Clark, New Orleans Series #4, 2012. Acrylic on canvas,  53 x 66 inches.
Courtesy of the artist and Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans.

Notes from NOLA: Two Shows in New Orleans


Two shows highlight the work of contemporary New Orleans artists and others connected to the city.

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Tom Anholt, Irish Family, 2014, oil on panel, 30 x 40 cm. Courtesy of Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen

“Another Route to Particularity”: Islanders in Copenhagen


A group show of four Brits at Galerie Mikael Andersen

Monday, February 16th, 2015

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“Best When He’s Messy”: Jason Brinkerhoff’s Unfinished Drawings


Taking a cue from Morton Feldman’s remark that “the love of the past in art is something very different to the artist than it is to the audience,” it’s fair to assume that the audience can remain attached to their favorite masters all their lives without very much ado. For the artist, however, a fixity…