Criticism
Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
 
Joseph Mallord William Turner, Depositing of John Bellini’s Three Pictures in La Chiesa Redentore, Venice, 1841. Oil on canvas, 29 x 45 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the Paul G. Allen Family Collection.
A traveling exhibition presents the changing way artists have approached nature over the past half millennium. ...
Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
 
Joan Tanner, endofred #3, 2015. Oil stick, metallic powder, ballpoint pen and chalk on Bristol paper, 22 x 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Locks Gallery.
on view at Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, through January 30. ...
Monday, January 18th, 2016
 
A show of new and old work by the English sculptor illuminates the natural world. ...
 

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Stanley Whitney, Lightnin, 2009. Oil on linen, 40 × 40 inches. Courtesy the artist and team (gallery, inc.), New York

Structured by Color: Stanley Whitney, Works from the 1990s and Now


shows at Karma Books (extended through August 30) and the Studio Museum in Harlem

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

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History in the Making: Noah Purifoy at LACMA


The late artist’s assemblages move out of the desert and into the museum.

Monday, August 17th, 2015

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Author as Imaginary Friend: The Dull Spectacle of “The End of the Tour”


A new film about a famous author inadvertently raises the problem of substituting images for people.

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Catherine Howe, Reverse Painting (Geisha), 2015. Acrylic, intaglio ink, polyester sheeting, 82 x 40 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Cross Contemporary Art

The Sweep of the Hand: Catherine Howe at Cross Contemporary


Seen at Saugerties, New York

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Ai Weiwei, Wang Family Ancestral Hall, 2015, at Galleria Continua, Beijing

Exonerating The Present: Ai Weiwei Builds a Temple in Beijing


For more than two decades, Ai has turned down exhibitions of his work in China

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Installation shot, “Space Between”, Flag Art Foundation, 2015, including (foreground) Roni Horn’s Pink Around B, 2008, with works by Sadie Benning, left (red) and Sérgio Sister, right

A Diffuse Glow: “Space Between” at the Flag Art Foundation


A lively, elegant group show, on view through August 14

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Judy Pfaff, Scene I: The Garden. Enter Mrs. Barnes (detail), 2015. Commissioned by the Barnes Foundation for "Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff, Fred Wilson: The Order of Things" exhibition. Image © The Barnes Foundation. Photo: Keristin Gaber.

Contemporary History at the Barnes: Three Artists in Philadelphia


A recent installation at the Barnes Foundation reorganized the space and examined its history and founders.

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Zlatan Vehabovic, Rock Bottom Riser, 2014. Oil on canvas, 78 x 86 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Marc Straus Gallery.

Monochromatic Polyphony: Gray at Marc Straus


A show about gray as a color and a metaphor, limning its way between grim concreteness and silver linings.

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Philip Taaffe, Strata Nephrodium, 2014. Mixed media on canvas 54 x 67 7/8 inches. © Philip Taaffe; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

Chic Set: Cornwall Artists at James Barron


A group show gathers artists who share a common geography, suggesting the possibility of a new art-historical movement.

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Delanie Jenkins, Untitled (from the traces of absorption series), 2005 – 06. Relief print and emboss on Hahnemühle paper, 28 x 46 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Cross-Country Group Show: “Paper Route 66” at BravinLee


A recent works-on-paper show avers a trans-regional American art, with six curators, 20 artists, and an aesthetic road trip.