Art In America

John O’Connor

John O'Connor's hallucinatory drawings look like mandalas for the digital age. They churn and roil with vivid colors and crisp lines that web together and keep one's eye darting around.

Dick Polich, American Vulcan, Fabricator to the Art Stars

At the intersection of two quiet rural roads in Rock Tavern, N.Y., about 60 miles north of New York City, sits a building roughly the size of a city block. While it may be obscure to most collectors, curators and critics, it's well known to...

Hope Gangloff

Working within the traditional realm of portrait painting, Hope Gangloff has developed a stylized approach that favors texture and shape over light and depth.

Rodney McMillian

Rodney McMillian has a talent for setting up uncanny relationships among undistinguished objects. Many of the 18 works shown in this exhibition, titled “Prospect Ave.,” repurpose furnishings from McMillian’s former home on Prospect Avenue in Los...

Analia Saban

Analia Saban possesses an artistic sensibility nimble enough to balance an inherent playfulness with a smart formalistic approach to her mediums.

Jaime Davidovich

The art of Jaime Davidovich (b. 1936) cuts two ways. Made in a Duchampian vein, it’s at once amusing and confounding, both well reasoned and rough, with an improvisational air of whimsy.

Jeff Wall

Jeff Wall’s exhibition at Marian Goodman was a continuation of the Canadian photographer’s signature approach: using staged scenarios to feign the appearance of straight documentary. His rigor in producing sets that appear totally natural is as...

Stephen Willats

Data collection and organization is an art form at which the British conceptualist Stephen Willats excels. His solo exhibition "The Strange Attractor," the first in New York for this sexagenarian artist, included a series of charts and diagrams...

Christopher D'Arcangelo

Some artists work for decades only to die (and remain) obscure. Others are active a mere few years yet manage to secure a place in posterity. Two recent exhibitions brought Christopher D'Arcangelo (1955-1979) out of art history's blind spot. For...

Leandro Erlich

Argentinean artist Leandro Erlich applies architectural sleight-of-hand techniques to sculptural installations that seem to tease the laws of physics. The central motif of the four new works in “Two Different Tomorrows” was the standard passenger...

Pepon Osorio

Pepón Osorio is a storyteller of the first order. The Puerto Rican artist, who spent many years as a social worker, builds multimedia installations that address universal concerns while remaining grounded in the real-life narratives of the different...

Merlin James

Merlin James is one of those rare artists with a genuine appreciation for what it means to be part of a field, to be label-able, in his case, as a painter. Now on the far side of 50, James has been making paintings for over three decades, as well as...

Damian Loeb

The lights in the Acquavella gallery were dimmed to such a soft setting that viewing Damian Loeb's exquisitely rendered photorealist paintings was a nearly enchanting experience. The thin varnish covering each canvas scintillated ever so slightly,...

Alvaro Barrios

Álvaro Barrios's recent exhibition, "Dreaming," was by turns silly and sober, inducing smirks as often as it motivated the chin to rest in rumination upon the fist. As is customary for the Columbian artist (b. 1945), the work on view mixed the...

Revolutionary Film Posters

Russian film posters from the 1920s and early ’30s are visual dynamos. Seeing 95 of them clustered salon-style in “Revolutionary Film Posters: Aesthetic Experiments of Russian Constructivism 1920-1933” was an exhausting experience for the eyes. Not...

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