Art In America

Jonathan Lasker

The thirteen oil paintings and four graphite-and-India-ink sketches in Jonathan Lasker’s show—all made in the last three years—add up to a confident body of work. They resulted from a process that has served the artist well since the 1980s. He begins...

Zhang Hongtu

It is ironic yet unsurprising that politicians in both China and the U.S. have censored Zhang Hongtu’s paintings. Ironic because there are not many artists more dedicated to merging the cultural traditions of the East and the West, and unsurprising...

Seth Price

Since he began making art at the turn of this century, Seth Price has used an array of mediums to create a remarkably diverse body of work. He seems to both love and loathe the material incarnation of an idea and to be ready to undermine any...

Tina Barney

Tina Barney’s nominal survey “Four Decades” attempted to do more than it reasonably could. The limited selection of 11 photographs, while providing a sampling of the photographer’s oeuvre, oversimplified her progression as an artist. Moreover, despite...

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,...

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