Art In America

Poems Without Words

With a 1975 series of stacked-line compositions, the painter David Reed began to garner recognition from critics and peers alike. Now those legendary works from his first solo exhibition are on view again, raising intriguing questions about cultural...

David Reed

A 1975 exhibition of brushwork paintings by David Reed, originally presented at Susan Caldwell Gallery in SoHo, has been re-staged at Gagosian’s uptown outpost. If you are interested in the development of abstract painting, this show pinpoints an...

Atlas Stavanger: Norwegian Tags

British-born artist Martyn Reed’s annual NuArt Festival has made street art a dominant force in Norway’s fourth-largest city.

“Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957”

The deeply researched exhibition “Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957” at the Institute of Contemporary Art, co-organized by Helen Molesworth and Ruth Erickson, gives a measure of clarity to a cultural force long felt if never...

Yoshi Wada and Drone Music as Conceptual Art

Drone has always been a subterranean genre. However, its roots in Fluxus, in the work of composers like Yoshi Wada and his mentor La Monte Young, suggest that drone's rich connections to postwar art have been overlooked, especially in the realms of...

Armory Show 2015 Exhibitor List Revealed

This year, the fair has attracted some respected exhibitors to sign on for the first time, including New York's Andrew Kreps and Metro Pictures and Los Angeles's Regen Projects, and hooked in up-and-coming dealers like New York's Rachel Uffner.

Armory Show 2014 Exhibitor List Announced

The exhibitor list has been announced for the 16th edition of the Armory Show art fair, to be held on Piers 92 and 94 on Manhattan's West Side (Mar. 6-9).

Reinventing Abstraction

Most people think of 1980s painting in terms of Neo-Expressionist figurative works or the hard-edge compositions of the Neo-Geo crowd. "Reinventing Abstraction: NewYork Painting in the 1980s" offers an alternative view. Curated by A.i.A. contributing...

Conceptual Abstraction

"Conceptual Abstraction," curated by Pepe Karmel and Joachim Pissarro-on a suggestion by artist Valerie Jaudon and with the help of dealer Carroll Janis-was a 21-year reunion of sorts, and a 21-gun salute to abstraction and painting.

Armory Show Announces 2013 Exhibitors

The fair is divided into two sections, both on the piers along the Hudson River, on Manhattan's West Side. The Armory Show - Contemporary will be housed at Pier 94, The Armory Show - Modern on Pier 92. The participants are listed below, by pier.

Stefan Sagmeister

“Now is a better time to live” and “keeping a diary supports personal development” were among the aphorisms offered to visitors of “The Happy Show,” the fun-house-like exhibition resulting from graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister’s ongoing...

The Unsettling Mark

A celebrated painter recalls his New York Studio School days and the cryptic, mind-bending dicta of Ab-Ex veteran Milton Resnick. 

David Ebony's Top 10 Picks from the Art Show

Each year, members of the prestigious Art Dealers Association of America come to New York to put on a show, the Art Show, to be exact. The 2011 Art Show (March 2–6) at the Park Avenue Armory, its 23rd installment, features more than 70 galleries. The...

Joshua Marsh

While I was visiting Jeff Bailey’s new space, a 27th-Street storefront in Chelsea, the skies darkened and the heavens opened, unleashing rain and gale-force winds. Inside the gallery, the 11 paintings in Joshua Marsh’s first solo exhibition, all...

Edsel Williams

Summering Hamptonites are not noted for bringing art with them for the season. And among the Hamptons, the swampy The Springs neighborhood of East Hampton are more or less a ghetto—famous for its art history and remarkably preserved, which means it...

Art Basel and Beyond

While many in the art world are sitting out or cutting back on this summer’s round of international events because of slashed travel budgets, fair organizers and art dealers are still banking on Basel. Some collectors, however, citing the global...

From the Archives: The Museum of the Third Kind

In which the author envisions new directions for the art museum as audiences change, architecture evolves, institutions subdivide and electronic resources expand our capabilities and expectations.

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