Criticism
Friday, May 22nd, 2015
 
Louise Despont, Unfolding, 2014. Graphite and colored pencil on antique ledger book pages, 62 1/2 x 56 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Nicelle Beauchene.
New drawings at Nicelle Beauchene, with tropical patterns and Art Brut style. ...
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. ...
 

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.

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

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Animal Spirits: Elizabeth Ferry at Honey Ramka


An exhibition of sculptures and paintings of beastly sexual energy.

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Carla Gannis, The Garden of Emoji Delights, 2014. Digital C-print, detail of right panel. Courtesy of the Artists

Carla Gannis: The Garden of Emoji Delights


On view at Kasia Kay Art Projects, Chicago

Friday, November 14th, 2014

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Happy Hunting: Michael Bell-Smith at Foxy Production


Who is the Elmer Fudd of Post-Internet art?

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Neil Greenberg, Urban "What If" Map, 2013. Crayon, ink, and colored pencil on paper. Courtesy of the artist and Staten Island Arts.

Social Collaboration in the Fifth Borough: William Corwin and Neil Greenberg at Staten Island Arts


Show remembers the borough’s past and imagines possible futures

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Ying Li, City Series #3, Blue Curtain; 2014. Oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches. Courtesy of the artist and The Painting Center.

Clusterfunk: Six Solo Shows in Two Galleries


Two galleries cluster three solo shows each, a less-than-ideal way to show interesting work by six artists.

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Bettina Blohm, Diagram 1, 2014. Charcoal on paper, Courtesy of Marc Straus Gallery

Diagrams Intuited: Bettina Blohm at Marc Straus


An abstract painter with drawing roots in the landscape

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Blue Note, for Al, 2014. Melted plastic, acrylic pigmented fiberglass, electric lights, 105 x 172 x 35 inches. Courtesy of Loretta Howard Gallery

Quicksand: Judy Pfaff at Loretta Howard and Pavel Zoubok


A double whammy show at 531 West 26th Street

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Karla Black, exhibition view, Modern Art, 13 October - 8 November 2014. Photograph courtesy of Modern Art.

Absolutely Curtains: Karla Black’s Diaphanous Walls at Modern Art


Black’s site-specific installation undermine the conventions around materials and their gendered connotations.