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Marie Peter-Toltz, Je suis le tigre dans la montagne, 2016. Oil on canvas,72 x 72 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Slag Gallery. Photo: Robert Banat
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Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

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X-Ray Vision: Mary Jones discusses her work with Brenda Zlamany


Mary Jones discusses her work with fellow artist Brenda Zlamany at her one-person show “Proxima b” at John Molloy Gallery (on view through November 26) and in her Chelsea studio. Really, the conversation began when Jones sat for a portrait in Zlamany’s Watercolor Portrait a Day project, which lead to an article here at artcritical…

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

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The Obligation to Explain


One of the striking aspects of the controversy around Kelley Walker’s exhibition at the Saint Louis Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) is how many important issues it raises, including, obviously, the perilous state of race relations in the country; the dilemmas that arise when one person’s freedom of speech is perceived by someone else as hate…

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Jill Magid, Ex-Voto: Miracle of the Diamond, 2016. Oil on tin, 9.84 x 4.59 x 3.46cm. Painted by Daniel Vilchis.

“My work goes beyond metaphor”: A Conversation with Jill Magid


How is an artist’s legacy kept and remembered? Jill Magid’s recent work examines an estate problem.

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Kelley Walker, Schema: Aquafresh plus Crest with Scope, 2003. Digital file, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist; Paula Cooper Gallery, New York; Thomas Dane Gallery, London; and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne.

The Obligation to Explain


“if Kelley Walker had made a cogent argument for his art… there would have been far fewer expressions of anger and outrage.”

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

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Commentary: Towards a more fluid definition of Blackness


“The art world needs to renew its ideas of racial inclusion”

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Installation shot of the exhibition, Representing Rainbows, curated by Lisa Corinne Davis at Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, September 2016, showing a work by Shinique Smith. Photo: Michael Scoggins

Towards a more fluid definition of Blackness


“The art world needs to renew its ideas of racial inclusion”

Friday, October 14th, 2016

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Lars Fisk at Marlborough


Although he’s previously worked with Marlborough Chelsea, notably in their “Broadway Morey Boogie” installation along Broadway between 59th and 166th streets in 2014 and ’15, “MR. SOFTEE” is Lars Fisk’s first solo show with the gallery. Fisk formerly worked with the trippy jam band Phish, doing stage design, and his work here is definitely psychedelic,…

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Aubrey Roemer, "Khamsa, Sadaqa Jaariyah (Endless Charity): The Refugee Crisis Portrait Project - Lesvos Port," 2016, life jacket fabric, emergency blankets, paint, marker, pen, glue. Courtesy of artist.

Aubrey Roemer: Helping the World, Painting by Painting


A young Brooklyn artist travels the globe, interacting with oppressed people.

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Dario Robleto, Survival Does Not Lie in the Heavens, 2012. Digital inkjet prints on Sintra; 31 x 31, 46 x 46, and 31 x 31 inches, respectively. Grand Rapids Art Museum. Courtesy of ArtPrize.

The People Speak: A Report from the 2016 ArtPrize


Now in its seventh year, the egalitarian art competition concludes, awarding prizes from a jury and the public.

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

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Lois Dickson at John Davis Gallery, Hudson and The Painting Center, New York


When, earlier this fall, I had the chance to examine an extensive group of recent paintings in Lois Dickson’s Columbia County studio something that became very clear was the particular nature of development in her work, whether within a given canvas or from picture to picture or across this segment of her mature oeuvre. Ludic…