Criticism
Monday, August 24th, 2015
 
Installation view of work from The 15th Annual Summer Apprenticeship Program at Artspace, 2015. Photograph by John Groo.
An exhibition and its extracurricular programming explore artistic representations of mass incarceration. ...
Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
 
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The late artist’s assemblages move out of the desert and into the museum. ...
Monday, August 17th, 2015
 
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A new film about a famous author inadvertently raises the problem of substituting images for people. ...
 

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Deanna Lee, Eagle Street 1, 2014. Ink on vellum, 8 1/2 x 9 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Robert Henry Gallery.

The Pictorial: Deanna Lee on the Cusp of Figuration and Abstraction


Lee’s panels blend aesthetic and biographical heritage, and show their own creation and materials.

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Ed Clark, New Orleans Series #4, 2012. Acrylic on canvas,  53 x 66 inches.
Courtesy of the artist and Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans.

Notes from NOLA: Two Shows in New Orleans


Two shows highlight the work of contemporary New Orleans artists and others connected to the city.

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Tom Anholt, Irish Family, 2014, oil on panel, 30 x 40 cm. Courtesy of Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen

“Another Route to Particularity”: Islanders in Copenhagen


A group show of four Brits at Galerie Mikael Andersen

Monday, February 16th, 2015

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“Best When He’s Messy”: Jason Brinkerhoff’s Unfinished Drawings


Taking a cue from Morton Feldman’s remark that “the love of the past in art is something very different to the artist than it is to the audience,” it’s fair to assume that the audience can remain attached to their favorite masters all their lives without very much ado. For the artist, however, a fixity…

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Annette Wehrhahn, Traces, 2015. Acrylic and shirt on canvas, 40 x 32 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Soloway Gallery.

Workerism: Annette Wehrhahn at Soloway Gallery


Wehrhahn shows part of artists’ experience: the interdependence of the studio and the home.

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Farrah Karapetian, Three Muses, 2014. Chromogenic photogram from performance, metallic, 75 1/2 x 48 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Von Lintel Gallery.

In Colors: Farrah Karapetian at Von Lintel


In a solo exhibition at Von Lintel, the artist explores the interrelation of vision, music, and color.

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

John Miller, Untitled (Pedestrian Series), 2014. Acrylic on dibond/gatorboard, 43 1/4  x 26 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures.

This is Real Life: John Miller’s Crafting of Mediated Vision


In two concurrent shows we see the artist address street scenes and game shows as portraits of daily life.

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

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Glimpsed Curiosities: The Boyhood New York of Kenny Rivero


at Shin Gallery on the Lower East Side, through February 28

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Susan Bee, Untitled, 1977. Self-portrait with hand painted developer, 10 x 8 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Visual Scientific Poetry: Susan Bee’s Photograms


An exhibition of work by Bee shows photograms by the artist not seen in more than 30 years.

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Eric Holzman, Late Afternoon / Crestwood II, 2013-14. Oil on canvas, 10 x 10 inches, Courtesy of Lori Bookstein Fine Art

Atmosphere is Key: Eric Holzman at Lori Bookstein


Small, luminous paintings reach deep into American art history