Criticism
Saturday, April 4th, 2015
 
Russell Roberts, Paper Bed, Concrete Head #1, 2015. Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches. Courtesy of Heskin Contemporary
Grid paintings that take a serial risk ...
Friday, April 3rd, 2015
 
Thomas Hart Benton, Woodland Stream, Martha's Vineyard/Chilmark Landscape, 1922. Oil on metal, 4 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches. Photo courtesy of FreedmanArt.
Exhibitions at the New York Studio School and Freedman Art examine art about its own creation. ...
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
‘I’m trying my hand at fashion photography’ was on view through March 12 ...
 

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

A scene from Frederick Wiseman’s “National Gallery”. Courtesy of Zipporah Films

Upstairs Downstairs: Frederick Wiseman’s National Gallery


Now playing at Film Forum, through November 18

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Christopher Williams; Untitled (Study in Yellow/ Berlin) / Dirk Schaper Studio, Berlin / June 21, 2007 (No. 1); 2008. Chromogenic color print, 20 x 16 inches. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne © Christopher Williams.

The Production Line of Credulity: The Rhetoric of Christopher Williams


Williams’s recent retrospective was praised for its critical and visual ingenuity, but was that adoration misplaced?

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Harriet Korman, Untitled, 2012. Oilstick on paper, 16-1/2 x 23-1/2 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.

Jewel-Pure Color: Harriet Korman at Lennon, Weinberg


“Rigorous, flat, unpredictable, startling, deadpan, funny”

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Jim Hodges, the dark gate, 2008. Wood, steel, electric light, and perfume, 96 x 96 x 96 inches. © Jim Hodges. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer.

Give You So Much More: Jim Hodges at the Hammer Museum


A traveling retrospective of the artist’s work renders the personal political and beautiful.

Friday, October 31st, 2014

John Walker, Untitled Bingo Card 2013. Oil on canvas, 7-1/2 x 5-5/8. Courtesy of Alexandre Gallery

Land Meeting Sky: John Walker at Alexandre Gallery


These paintings convey nature’s immensity even as they mangle its topography.

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Mark Newport, Sweaterman 5, 2008 Hand-knit acrylic yarn and buttons, 80 x 23 x 6 inches

Heroes of Superfuzz: Mark Newport’s Knitted Suits


The artist’s knitted full-body suits queer the superhero mythos and the gendered divisions between arts and craft.

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Tomma Abts, Untitled #7, 2013. Colored pencil and pencil on paper, 35-1/2 x 25-7/8 inches (90.2 x 65.7 cm). Courtesy of David Zwirner Gallery

Real Spaces and Illusions of Depth: Tomma Abts at David Zwirner


Asymmetry, illusion and odd numbers all add up in her latest exhibition

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

How I Became a Painter: Trevor Winkfield in Conversation with Miles Champion, 2014, Pressed Wafer.

Origin Stories: A Poet and Painter in Conversation


Two friends, Trevor Winkfield and Miles Champion, discuss their inspirations and history in a new book.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Tomer Aluf, Untitled, 2014. Oil on canvas, 60 x 54 inches. Courtesy of the artist and KANSAS, New York.

Sweet and Dandy: Tomer Aluf’s Bohemian Paintings


The artist’s first solo exhibition at KANSAS, New York, shows his discernment and love of the visual and physical promenade.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

William Conger, #131, 2014. Gouache on paper, 5 x 4 inches. Courtesy of Studio Vendome Projects

Beyond Image: William Conger of Chicago


A veteran abstract painter defined by and defining his city.