Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
View of "Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)," 2015, by John Cage, published by Siglio Press. Courtesy of Siglio.
The radically inventive and prolific musician’s ethics and curiosity are revealed in a new diary facsimile by Siglio Press. ...
Thursday, October 15th, 2015
On view at Valentine in Ridgewood and Hionas on the Lower East Side ...
Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
Sarah Sze, Measuring Stick, 2015. Video projectors, fan, light, mirrors, wood, stone, archival prints, speakers, stainless steel, balloon, sand, fruit, egg, plastic, toilet paper, aluminum foil, grass; 132 x 90 x 51 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York. Photo: Mike Barnett.
Sze’s new exhibition makes astronomical allusions with everyday goods and plays with viewer expectations. ...

Friday, April 11th, 2008


Franz West: Paßstück

Paßstück are like toys, and the people handling them like overgrown children. West replaces violence on bodies with bodies at play, but playing is unnatural and uncomfortable for modern adults: this is an art gallery, not a sandbox, and Paßstück can be awkward, even hostile, to the human form.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008


Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today

Color in general, as well as the emotional and highly individual effects it has on us, is mysterious and personal, no matter how neutrally it is applied. Though the way color was derived in many of the artworks on display was either scientific or arbitrary, the works nevertheless reach the audience on an emotional level that lies beyond anyone’s control.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008


Jasper Johns: Drawings 1997–2007 at Matthew Marks Gallery

Regardless of the medium he works in, Johns’s busy, agile yet weirdly reticent hand presents an oxymoronic mix of attributes, being at once tentative and emphatic.

Monday, April 7th, 2008


Marcel Dzama: Even The Ghost of the Past

Marcel Dzama’s drawings evoke the ethos of an adult dreamscape while recalling a style of childrenís picture book.

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

Alexander Ross, Untitled, 2014. Oil on canvas, 62 x 54 inches. Courtesy of David Nolan Gallery

Alexander Ross at David Nolan Gallery

His new show opens Thursday, October 30

Sunday, March 30th, 2008


Gustave Courbet

As a painter, Courbet ravishes a nude in the same manner as he would a tree or a trout: for the visual evidence of its expressive physicality.

Sunday, March 30th, 2008


Ruth Root

For an abstract painter of her generation, the older distinctions between figurative and abstract art, or between politically critical art and the consumer products of mass culture cease to have much importance. Perhaps that is why her essentially cheerful art shows no signs of th angst which inspired so many of the pioneering Abstract Expressionists.

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

Fay Ku

Like Henry Darger, Ku refers to a mindset populated by children who undermine confidence in the world as it is. She presents disturbing tableaux, meditations on transgressions that make no sense, that seem to come out of nowhere.

Thursday, March 20th, 2008


Sean McCarthy: I Think of Demons

McCarthy’s chimerical hybrid creations are sphinx-like. Mysterious and inscrutable, their individual characteristics undermine any symbolic reading. They are rooted in the real world, but also convey a complete sense of otherness.

Friday, March 14th, 2008


Jeff Wall’s Unlovely World

The effect of scale, however, is to demand an attention the unglamorous, prosaic images might not otherwise command, to make moral, political claims for the importance of their subjects — in the senses both of the socially marginalized people and the issues raised.