Art In America

Like it or Lump it: Amy Sillman

"Amy Sillman: one lump or two," a nationally touring exhibition now on view at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), is the New York-based artist's first museum survey.

Wang Xieda

Shanghai-based sculptor Wang Xieda's first exhibition in the United States, "Subject Verb Object," featured 19 spindly cast-bronze abstract sculptures, tabletop-size, that clearly reflect the influence of David Smith and Giacometti.

Pete Schulte

The abstract graphite-and-pigment drawings of Pete Schulte (b. 1970) are like anonymous Tantric works that hint at experiences beyond the mundane.

Valerie Jaudon

In 1976, seven years out of art school and already critically recognized, Valerie Jaudon made a painting that established the technique and the focused visual system she has rigorously mined ever since.

Gerhard Richter

The title of Gerhard Richter’s exhibition was “Painting 2012,” yet there was no paint in sight.

Oskar Fischinger

Oskar Fischinger's pulsating, explosive and mesmerizing projection Raumlicht-kunst (Space Light Art), 1926, was a precursor to Nam June Paik's video art and the psychedelic light shows of the '60s, yet it feels utterly contemporary.

Alan Wiener

Alan Wiener's complex tabletop sculptures of matte black or white resin are ambiguous multilevel constructions that could represent abandoned dwellings from the ancient past as easily as models of future utopian high-rises.

Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley paints oversize, hyper-realistic portraits of young, mainly black men like himself. Dressed in the garb of the global hip-hop scene, the men possess the kind of mannered stance and look of self-possession affected by the rich,...

Barbara Takenaga

Barbara Takenaga’s paintings are gorgeous—so elegant, opulent and vigorous that they can make your breath catch. Filigreed swirls of graduated dots, from nearly microscopic to the size of a coin, appear like pearls or lustrous precious stones strung...

Angels Ribe

This exhibition of Catalan artist Àngels Ribé (b. 1943), presenting work made between 1969 and 1984, not only demonstrated how prescient the artist was but also offered a comparison with conceptual art today. Most striking was how formally...

Chuck Webster

Chuck Webster's title for his third solo exhibition at Zieher Smith, "My Small Adventures," suits the show perfectly. These oil paintings on wood panel are of modest size (many under 20 inches square) and seem to reflect private explorations of...

Keltie Ferris

It was a trend that, one had hoped, was finally fading: artists using spray paint, metallics, shocking pink and Day-Glo colors in an effort to make their work look cool, more current. Those of us who'd been around for a while wished it would all...

Lynn Davis

Lynn Davis’s photographs have more to do with the sculptural concerns of Judd, Serra and Brancusi than with the spectrum of narrative or documentary photography. Viewed through her camera, even the most famous landmarks, from Egyptian pyramids to...

Ree Morton

Now that so much art looks like Ree Morton’s, it’s hard to imagine just how radical her work appeared in the ’70s. In her brief career (she got her BFA in 1968 at 32, and died in a car accident at 41) and without even seeming to try, Morton turned...

Don Voisine

Don Voisine paints monumental shapes on a small scale. His hard-edge geometric abstraction revels in crisp formal perfection that is at once balanced and off-kilter. Painted in oil on boxy panels that emphasize the sculptural nature of the images,...

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