Art In America

Sterling Ruby

Sterling Ruby's exhibition at Hauser and Wirth's cavernous downtown gallery was a stunning display of sculpture and painting that challenged viewers with aggressive scale, colors and textures. 

Sam Moyer

Sam Moyer's impressive third solo exhibition at Rachel Uffner advanced the artist's history of creating works that activate a familiar, painterly space on the gallery wall but have much in common with sculpture.

Germaine Richier

Dominique Lévy and Galerie Perrotin's joint presentation of more than 40 works by the French sculptor Germaine Richier (1902-1959) helped bridge an important art historical gap between the desiccated, vanishing forms of Alberto Giacometti and the...

McCarthy Spring

It's the season of Paul McCarthy in New York. This spring and summer McCarthy's unsettling work—much of it a perverse reworking of children's fairy tales—will be the subject of six installations at five different locations around the city, not...

Meaty Abstraction at the Hole

Named for the age-old mealtime question aboard transatlantic flights, the exhibition was curated by Jesper Elg, co-founder and director of V1 Gallery, in Copenhagen, which has exhibited forceful work by several of the artists in the show, including...

Amidst Cuts, Indianapolis Museum Partners with Alexander Hotel

The Alexander in downtown Indianapolis, which opened late January, isn't the first hotel to sell itself on the strength of its art: The Gramercy Park Hotel, in New York, 21(c), in Louisville, and the James, in Chicago, come to mind. But the...

New Museum Looks Back at 1993

"NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star," with its 161 works--each of which was made or exhibited in New York during the title year--succeeds in identifying 1993 as a pivotal moment, when phenomena like the AIDS crisis, the Internet, a...

Matthew Watson's Personal Exchanges

The six figure paintings in Matthew Watson's debut solo exhibition, though differing in dimension, all share roughly the same scale. Each draws the viewer close enough to engage the artist's subjects—but not too close. 

Daniel Buren, Between the Lines

At the moment, his new two-venue exhibition, "Electricity Fabric Paint Paper Vinyl ...Works In Situ & Situated Works From 1968 To 2013 (Dedicated To Michael Asher),"  is on view at Petzel Gallery's new location on 18th Street, and at Bortolami...

Thebes to Vietnam: A Nancy Spero Retrospective at Lelong

This is the Chelsea gallery's first showing of Spero's work since the artist's death in 2009. Many works will be quite new to the public; nearly a third have never been shown, including Balinese Dancer (1990), Invocation (1995), Runner (1997), The...

Death in the TMZ Age

On display at BravinLee programs in Chelsea through Feb. 9, "100 Little Deaths" is part solo exhibition, part group show. The front room is devoted to two large works by Sanford. The first, 100 Little Deaths (2012), is a series of 100 small,...

Over the Rainbow with Jack Goldstein

A cult artist loosely affiliated with the Pictures Generation but who suffered a drug habit and was always self-sabotaging, Goldstein, who died in 2003, has seen a posthumous resurgence among curators over the last two years. "Where is Jack...

Broad Museum Raises Gauntlet in Michigan

Two exhibitions inaugurated what the museum says will be a perpetually rotating series of exhibits: "In Search of Time," a compelling collection of multi-media contemporary and historical art and "Global Groove," a collection of 12 video...

Slavs and Tatars Bring Eurasian Transreason to MoMA

Founded in 2006, Slavs and Tatars—whose members asked to remain anonymous for this article, citing safety concerns and a desire to subsume its individuals to a collective spirit—dedicate its socio-historical explorations to Eurasia, an ambiguous...

Ellen Altfest Shows Some Skin

When the New York Times interviewed Ellen Altfest in 2005, it was for a story about the popularity of nude modeling sessions among young New York artists. For several years, Altfest had been painting richly textured still lifes with trees, cacti...

Facing New Competition, The Independent Mixes It Up

Old mingles with new, East with West, glitz with grit, at the 2012 Independent, which kicks off its third year on Thursday, at the former Dia Center for the Arts building in Manhattan's Chelsea district. As previously, the fair coincides with the...

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