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. ...
Thursday, May 7th, 2015
 
Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Cain and Abel, 2013. Inkjet print, 39 1/2 x 49 inches. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner Gallery.
The photographer’s new series connects the financial crisis to biblical narratives of guilt and redemption. ...
 

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Installation view, "Malcolm Morley," 2015, at Sperone Westwater. Photo courtesy of the gallery.

Flying Aces: Malcolm Morely at Sperone Westwater


The realist painter loosens up with new assemblages of warships and planes.

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Louise Despont, Anak Krakatau (or Child of Krakatau), 2014. Graphite and colored pencil on antique ledger book pages, 53 1/2 x 68 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Nicelle Beauchene.

Eruption: Louise Despont’s Colorful, Vivid Drawings


New drawings at Nicelle Beauchene, with tropical patterns and Art Brut style.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

works by Adrian Ghenie on view at the Romanian Pavilion, Terry Adkins, Darkwater Record, 2003, on view at - la Biennale di Venezia, All the World’s Futures, 2015

Marx, Africa and the Serene Republic: A Dispatch from Venice


The first of artcritical’s takes this summer on the Venice Biennale

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Two tributes on the cover of artcritical

The Value of Tributes


artcritical.com doesn’t aspire to be the journal of record when it comes to obituaries: we respond as any serious art magazine does when a giant leaves the field, but as in much of our coverage, the choice of artists and art world personalities to whom we pay tribute is determined less by editorial policy than by…

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Photograph of Selina Trieff in 1960

Drawn to the Larger Mystery: Selina Trieff, 1934 to 2015


Her paintings were a comedy of strangely familiar selves

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

James Adley, Carmine, 2007. Acrylic on panel, 24 x 36 inches. Courtesy of the Artist

Grand Symphonic Paintings: James Adley, 1931 to 2015


“Size was a necessary component of his symphonic ambition for painting”

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Friedel Dzubas, Heath Cote (sketch), 1976. Magna acrylic on canvas, 6½ x 6½ inches. Courtesy Loretta Howard Gallery.

Friedel Dzubas: Thesis/Antithesis/Synthesis


Works from the 1960s and 1970s in shows at Elkon and Loretta Howard

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Bill Jensen, Mountain Tiger-Sky, 2013. Oil on linen, diptych, 40 x 32 inches overall. Courtesy of Cheim & Read Gallery

Loom of Origins: Bill Jensen’s Way of Developing


A one-man group show of possibilities at Cheim & Read

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Richard Diebenkorn, Urbana #6, 1953. Oil on canvas, 68 5/16 x 57 15/16 inches.

Richard Diebenkorn at the Royal Academy: Six Painters on a Painters’ Painter


A visit and discussion at Richard Diebenkorn’s Royal Academy retrospective.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

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Ruth Hardinger at Long Island University


Her show, on view through May 15, was a recent ARTCRITICAL PICK