Josiah McElheny has never been content with his widely acknowledged status as a master craftsman in the medium of glass. His approach has been consistently that of an experimental sculptor and installation artist. In “Josiah McElheny: Paintings,” he...
A sprawling and dazzling survey of paintings by Martin Wong opened yesterday at the Bronx Museum. The first—and long overdue—retrospective of the artist's work since his untimely death from AIDS-related causes in 1999, at age 53, the show features...
A basic appreciation of abstract painting might begin with allowing oneself to be seduced by the formal elements of composition—color, shape, line and texture. To be actually moved by such work, emotionally pulled in, one has to be accepting of—if not...
A selection of eight sprawling paint-and-neon-light canvases by Mary Weatherford was an inspired choice for inaugurating this Lower East Side gallery’s cavernous new satellite space in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn.
The subject of a major museum exhibition at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as a gallery show of new works at Regen Projects, New York-based artist Matthew Barney is a formidable presence in southern California at the moment.
In "Things Beyond Resemblance" at the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, Penn., Conceptualist photographer James Welling pays homage to a youthful inspiration—the art of realist painter Andrew Wyeth.
For several hours each evening just after sunset, a unique light installation by New York artist Melissa McGill fills the night sky above a small island in the Hudson River.
Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, better known simply as Monir, has long believed in the transcendental possibilities of mirrors.
Pierre Huyghe frequently incorporates living things like plants and insects into his sculptures and installations. His latest work, at the Metropolitan Museum, recalls at once a natural history museum display, an archeological excavation and an...
For this engaging show, “West of the Future,” Zurier presented 14 works on linen, created with oil, distemper or both over the past two years.
With the aim of attracting a big audience, no doubt to compete with the hoopla surrounding the debut of the Whitney Museum's new building downtown, the Museum of Modern Art has announced a major Picasso sculpture show to open this fall.
The Art Show has worked hard to retain its identity as the classiest of the big New York fairs, offering a balance of blue-chip works with historical resonance and edgier contemporary pieces showcased in carefully curated booths. This year's...
At first, "The Hairy Hand," a show of recent sculptures by Brooklyn-based artist Dave Hardy, appeared to be a single, site-specific installation consisting of glass panels, foam and other materials strewn about and piled up on a gray floor.
The Big Easy hosts a rollicking contemporary art show beginning this weekend, featuring a floating artwork by Tavares Strachan and an exhibition of models by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban, among many other attractions.
Matthew Monahan doesn't want to tell a story or make a scene. He doesn't want his sculptures to sing or dance.
New York State's Hudson Valley is known for its grand old mansions, some haunted by storied pasts.
Epic and outlandish, Matthew Barney's new film River of Fundament (2014) is in some ways his most accessible and engaging work. However, it isn't exactly entertaining in the sense of a typical movie-going experience.
New Orleans's biennial returns this fall with its ambitious third edition (Oct. 25, 2014-Jan. 25, 2015).