Art In America

Amanda Ross-Ho

Though the canvases may make visible the labor of painting and the artistic process, they also bear the marks of sprawling imagination.    

Veronika Pausova

Like Renaissance cabinet pictures, her works repay close looking. 

Rosy Keyser

  A series of canvas-based works called "Periscopes" suggests that Keyser may be moving away from messy, loose gestural abstraction and toward more controlled brushwork.    

Carmen Neely

Carmen Neely titled the eight paintings in her first New York solo show after phrases she had recently heard (“Just gotta caress it a little,” “Don’t just hope it!,” “A good fortune can ruin your life”), often in her own...

Roy Colmer

In a brief artist's statement for the catalogue accompanying the 2006 exhibition "High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967-1975," Roy Colmer (1935-2014) mentioned video feedback no less than three times.     

Duane Linklater

In this exhibition, which originated at Mercer Union in Toronto, Duane Linklater offered an assortment of artworks by himself and by family members that raised urgent questions about how institutions of power systematically grant—or deny—access to...

Loie Hollowell

For her first exhibition at Feuer/Mesler and second solo presentation in New York, painter Loie Hollowell hewed to a personal vocabulary of forms—almonds, bullet-shaped protuberances, slender-peaked droplets, and highly modeled gentle curves with...

Cecily Brown

The title of Cecily Brown’s exhibition at the Drawing Center, “Rehearsal,” was intended to reflect the meaning of the Old French version of the term. Rehercier, a wall text instructed, meant “to go over something again with the aim of more fully...

Lynda Benglis

Speaking with a Los Angeles Times reporter in 1989, Lynda Benglis expressed her disdain for a Puritan strain of society that, as she put it, “gets nervous if things are too pleasurable, too beautiful, or too open.” Feminist art’s most significant...

“Blackness in Abstraction”

More than halfway through “Blackness in Abstraction,” an austere photograph by Carrie Mae Weems posed a Mies van der Rohe leather daybed—conjuring a truant psychoanalytic patient, perhaps—against a wall of empty rectangles delineated by thin black...

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