Art In America

Celeste Dupuy-Spencer

Los Angeles-based painter Celeste Dupuy-Spencer frequently mines news stories and her own personal experiences for her work's content, producing contemporary genre paintings that are politically charged but ambiguous in meaning. Most of the twelve...

Louis Fratino

Fratino combines domestic themes of Intimist painters like Pierre Bonnard with the kind of exaggerated figuration found in works by Max Beckmann and Dana Schutz. 

Teresa Burga

When Burga was a young woman, her distaste for state-approved regional expressionism led her to develop her own brand of Conceptualism.

Thomas Trosch

Such figures in Trosch's recent works have an almost sad quality, as if they are mere extensions of their possessions;  

Yves Tessier

Yves Tessier’s paintings, ten of which were on view in this exhibition, feature stylized figures that have been reduced to essential elements yet retain a vitality and distinct presence. His favored medium is casein on aluminum.

Lee Lozano

Lee Lozano’s name is inextricable from her caustic personality and the series of radical performative acts she carried out after a decade as a painter.

Sass and Sensibility: The Eighth American Realness Festival

This installment of American Realness featured performances, dance, panel discussions, and a digital publication that dealt broadly with issues of identity, race, and difference. American Realness was conceived by Thomas Benjamin Snapp Pryor, who acts...

Ginny Casey

Ginny Casey’s paintings often cast objects and human forms in allegories for making. On view in her recent exhibition at Half Gallery, for instance, The Potter’s Legs (2014) depicts a purple-fleshed figure struggling to carry a vaguely ear-shaped form...

Performance on the Edge: The Crossing the Line Festival

For its tenth season, the Crossing the Line festival, presented by the French Institute Alliance Française, included films, dance, and interdisciplinary pieces performed across such disparate locations as a conference room in the Henry Street...

Peter Linde Busk

Harold Rosenberg noted in 1964 that by appropriating past styles and tropes an artist “‘flattens out time’ by bringing its successive layers forward into a durationless present.” In the paintings, collages, mosaics, and ceramics in Berlin-based,...

Jessi Reaves

For this debut solo exhibition, Oregon-born, New York–based artist Jessi Reaves demonstrated her omnivorous approach to making sculptural furniture, offering viewers an assortment of pieces that incorporate materials ranging from plywood to car parts...

Lee Mullican

Concurrent exhibitions at Susan Inglett and James Cohan offered a comprehensive look at California-based painter Lee Mullican (1919–1998). In San Francisco in the early 1950s, Mullican and fellow artists Gordon Onslow Ford and Wolfgang Paalen formed...

Revisitation Phase: Looking at Art and AIDS

The traveling exhibition “Art AIDS America,” on view at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, coincides with other shows and events that can be seen as augmenting its perspective by giving additional visibility to AIDS-affected individuals and communities...

Farideh Lashai

Farideh Lashai’s retrospective—spanning five decades and occupying all three stories of Bait Al Serkal, a nineteenth-century home-turned–exhibition space in downtown Sharjah run by the Sharjah Art Foundation—included paintings, animated projections on...

Alex Bag

“Why buy art when you can buy the artist?” wonders Leroy LeLoup, the main character in Alex Bag’s The Van (Redux)*, 2015. LeLoup, played by Bag’s brother Damien, first appeared in Bag’s 2001 video Untitled (The Van). He is an art dealer whose MO is to...

Speaking Out in Sharjah: A Report from the March Meeting

Since its inception in 2008, the Sharjah Art Foundation’s annual March Meeting has grown to become a city-wide multidisciplinary event. The 2016 edition was organized around the rubric of “Education, Engagement and Participation” and included a...

Guo Fengyi

Guo Fengyi’s ink drawings of fantastical creatures are completely alive, as might be expected from an artist whose work began with studies of qi, or life-energy. Born in the Xi’an province of China in 1942, Guo retired from her factory job at age 39...

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