Art In America

The Sum of Its Parts: An Interview with Sue Williams

Vibrant pops of Pepto-Bismol pink, tangy orange, cerulean blue and grass green streak across the six new large-scale paintings in Sue Williams's exhibition "WTC, WWIII, Couch Size" at New York's 303 Gallery (Jan. 16-Feb. 22), her first exhibition...

The Wild, Wild West: An Interview with Marianne Vitale

Vitale is opening her Long Island City studio for the public to witness her surreal version of an American frontier saloon, complete with cowboys, burlesque dancers, snake charmers and tap-dancing astrologers in the Performa commission The Missing...

The Arc of War at the Brooklyn Museum

Much more than just documents of war, the photographs in "War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath" at the Brooklyn Museum (Nov. 8, 2013-Feb. 2, 2014) capture both the chaos and brutality of war, and deeply humanize the...

Earth Tones: An Interview with Michelle Stuart

Michelle Stuart has been grappling with ideas of land and space, history and myth, the atomic and the cosmic for more than four decades. Born in Los Angeles in 1933, Stuart spearheaded the use of non-traditional materials from nature in the early...

New Order: Interview with ICP Triennial Co-Curator Carol Squiers

The latest triennial at New York's International Center of Photography, "A Different Kind of Order" (through Sept. 22), showcases 28 international artists who exemplify a particular vein of art-making now: they make socially invested work that...

Color is the Real World: Joel Sternfeld at Luhring Augustine

Flocks of blonde, tanned and bathing suit-clad teenagers whisper, drive and swim through the summer night in Joel Sternfeld's "First Pictures" at Luhring Augustine Gallery in Chelsea [through Feb. 4]. Sternfeld's photographs present a world steeped...

Open House: The Sender Collection Debuts in Miami

A controversially young, naked Brooke Shields in Richard Prince's Spiritual America (1983) hangs over the bathtub in the little girl's bathroom. Bummed (1977), the impressively large black, white and red Gilbert & George photo, looms in the dining...

Creative Time's Political Address

This past weekend Creative Time kicked off its third annual Summit, a gathering for artists and activists whose work addresses social and political issues. As in years past, the Summit, which kicked off Friday at NYU's Skirball Center for the...

Tree of Life: Q+A With Lorna Williams

Twenty-five-year-old Lorna Williams's debut New York solo show of new work, "brown baby," is autobiographical in extreme and mythologizing ways. A voyage through idiosyncratic sculptures, the depictions begin in utero, with C(ross)-Section, L....

Body Conscious: Soft Machines at the Pace Gallery

Five women dressed in pastel spring dresses and slingbacks trudge through mounting piles of slippery material as they dig their hands, elbows and feet into a 7,500-pound clay cube, carve out a piece and hurl it at a wall. As a crowd smiles on, the...

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