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, December 15th, 2014

Jake and Dinos Chapman, The Sum of all Evil (detail), 2012-2013. Courtesy of the Artists and White Cube

Just As Juvenile When They Were Juvenile: Jake & Dinos Chapman in their hometown of Hastings


Report from English south coast on local boys made bad

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Nathan Lyons, Untitled (Return Your Mind to Its Upright Position), 1998-2013. Two gelatin silver prints, 4 7/8 x 7 1/4 inches each. © Nathan Lyons, courtesy of Bruce Silverstein Gallery, NY.

Mind Ride: Nathan Lyons at Bruce Silverstein


The iconic photographer presents a new book and a new exhibition.

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Paul Hardy, Caryatid, 2014. Oil on linen, 24 x 16 inches. As seen in the exhibition, Et ensuite, on recommence, Parisian Laundry

The Perils and Pleasures of the Contemporary Biennale: Case in Point, Montreal


What it may lack in celebrity it makes up for in local vim and vigor

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Vicky Colombet, Earth series # 1305, 2014. Oil, pigment, alkyd wash on canvas, 7-3/4 x 5-3/4 inches. Courtesy of Christian Duvernois Landscape/Gallery

A Philosophy of Form: In Vicky Colombet, Abstraction and Nature Meet on Equal Terms


Her show continues at Christian Duvernois

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Spencer Finch, "A Certain Slant of Light," 2014. © The Morgan Library & Museum. Photography by Graham S. Haber, 2014. Artwork © Spencer Finch, 2014.

Lite Installation: Spencer Finch at The Morgan


The light artist’s work is beautiful but problematic.

Friday, December 5th, 2014

installation shot with works from the First series, 2014 by Richard Nonas. Courtesy of Fergus McCaffrey

Field Anthropologist: The Sculptures of Richard Nonas


His show was at Fergus McCaffrey earlier this fall

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

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Two Works by Robert Seydel


Two new artist’s books collect three works by poet and collagist Robert Seydel.

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Detlef Aderhold, Aufriss (detail), 2007. Collage and ink on paper mounted on canvas, 59 x 47 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

The Heart, the Mind, or Somewhere in Between: On Detlef E. Aderhold’s “Null Komma Null”


Affect made material in paint.

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Alexander Ross, Untitled, 2014. Crayon on paper, 30 x 22 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and David Nolan Gallery.

Hybrids, Mutants: Alexander Ross at David Nolan


A show of “Archimboldo-esque coagulations that insist on being read as faces.”

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Andrew Lampert, still from Typewriter Tony 2014. Video, TRT 6:30 minutes. Courtesy of the artist.

“Antiquated Piece of Shit”: Andrew Lampert at UTVAC


A show examining our relationship to tech, old and new.