Criticism
Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
 
Installation view of Kara Walker’s Turbine Hall Commission 2019, Fons Americanus. ©Tate photography, Photo by Matt Greenwood.
The American artist Kara Walker poses questions about slavery’s history and legacy with a major UK commission. ...
Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
 
Vera Iliatova
The Ties That Bind, 2019
oil on canvas, 24 by 30 inches. Courtesy of Monya Rowe Gallery, New York.
The work of earlier artists can be found in scenes from this expat Russian painter’s adolescence. ...
Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
 
Anna Sui Fashion Show Spring 1994. Photograph by Raoul Gatchalian
An exhibition that follows a fashion designer as she channels the spirit of her times ...
 

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Installation shot of the exhibition under review, courtesy of Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, showing two still lives by Roe Ethridge discussed by Kardon, Penn and Wet Butt, center, and White Asparagus and Ketchup, right, both 2019.

The Function of a Photograph: The Disconcerting world of Roe Ethridge


At the new Andrew Kreps space in Tribeca

Friday, October 18th, 2019

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An Insistence on Beauty and Exuberance:  Alma Thomas at Mnuchin Gallery


On view through October 19 on the Upper East Side

Saturday, September 7th, 2019

Mimi B. Powers and Sarah Kebede-Fiedler in the production under review

God-Given to Create: “Quilting The Sun” at Theater for the New City


Set during Reconstruction in the South, a drama as schematic as the quilt it celebrates

Saturday, August 31st, 2019

March Avery, The Dead Sea, 2009. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 22 x 30 inches.

”The Poetry of Sheer Loveliness”: Milton Avery, Sally Michel and March Avery


Joan Boykoff Baron and Reuben M. Baron on Milton Avery, Sally Michel and March Avery

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Johan Wahlstrom, Disconnecting #1, 2017. Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 48 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Ethan Cohen Gallery

Lost and Found: Faces and Figures in the Art of Johan Wahlstrom


Two shows, radically different in look, explore the human condition in a post-postmodern way

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

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Flotation Effect: Riad Miah at Wave Hill


His installation creates a mirage of gestures suspended in space

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

T.W. Adorno in 1968

A Strange Antiquation: T.W. Adorno’s Aesthetics in 1968


A new contributor reviews Adorno’s Aesthetics

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

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Mode Shifting: Elizabeth Riley at SL Gallery


Her show of video and sculptural works in midtown through August 9

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Mark Greenwold, Christmas Painting, 1964. Acrylic on canvas, 51-1/2 x 48-3/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery

Careful What You Wish For: Mark Greenwold at Garth Greenan


Recent paintings take a significant turn

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Installation shot of exhibition by Kaveri Raina at Assembly Room, New York, 2019

Life in Motion: permeability, transparency and disembodied form in Tommy Mintz and Kaveri Raina


Two exhibitions, in different mediums, probe comparable conceptions of time