Criticism
Friday, January 6th, 2017
 
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Cannibalization is a creative act in the artist’s recent show of new text-based and reductivist work. ...
Friday, October 28th, 2016
 
Nathaniel Dorsky, Autumn, 2016. Silent 16mm color film, TRT: 26:00. Courtesy of the artist and New York Film Festival.
Two experimental filmmakers depict the world, using the methodology of poetry. ...
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
 
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The Israeli sculptor and video artist contends with physical manifestations of war and trauma. ...
 

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

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Ward Shelley: Who Invented the Avant Garde (and other half-truths) and The Sleeper Experiment at Pierogi


If his ostensible state-of-hibernation may seem a little anti-climactic, it’s a rest he’s earned.

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

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Hypothetical Landscapes at Janet Kurnatowski Gallery


The paintings and sculptures of the eight artists in this group show carry a potency derived from the convergence of man-made networks with ones culled from nature.

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

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Martha Friedman: The Organization of Batter at Wallspace


The odd juxtaposition of these common objects with an abstract formal language gives the work social dimensions and sensual qualities.

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

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Liz Markus: Hot Nights At The Regal Beagle at Zieher Smith Gallery


There is a palpable tension evoked in watching the crystalline visage of Nancy Reagan struggle for clarity against the loosey-goosey stained canvas.

Monday, May 11th, 2009

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Pierrette Bloch at Haim Chanin


The exhibition is a small testament to the efficacies of the late modernist project.

Friday, May 8th, 2009

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Albert Oehlen at Luhring Agustine


Trying to fail has played a major role in the work of Albert Oehlen.

Friday, May 8th, 2009

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Rosemarie Fiore: Pyrotechnics at Priska C. Juschka Fine Art


The artist’s material of choice is live fireworks, or rather the tinted smoke, made of fine particles of organic dyes, that color their familiar, ordinarily airborn explosions.

Monday, May 4th, 2009

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Adel Abdessemed at David Zwirner Gallery


Abdessemed’s show is an exhilarating introduction to his work as the artist’s “acts” (as he calls his works) have a truly visceral resonance for every viewer. Yet, the show suffers from the ubiquitous interests of the artist, his “fascination with the world” as he himself identifies it.

Friday, May 1st, 2009

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Pablo Picasso: Mosqueteros at Gagosian Gallery


The problem with late Picasso has to do with his stubborn insistence on diaristic expressionism increasingly isolated from changing times.

Friday, May 1st, 2009

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Austin: The Texas Biennial


While the Texas Biennial has some kinks to be ironed out, ALISON HEARST reports, working together to increase the dialogue and push Texas art forward is what Austin does well.