Art In America

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...

Joe Brainard

Beside the entrance to this exhibition of collages, oil paintings and watercolors by artist and writer Joe Brainard hung two of his small floral paintings: Untitled #247 (Pansies), 1979, and Still Life (1970). Flowers, pansies in particular, are a...

Katy Grannan

This exhibition, titled "Hundreds of Sparrows," presented work from Katy Grannan's ongoing photographic project documenting the (often transient) lives of residents of California's Central Valley. Since the late 1990s, Grannan has been among a number...

Martha Wilson

In 1932, the French proto-feminist writer and stage performer Colette wrote of witnessing a woman removing her makeup, “I have never felt so much esteem for a woman . . . her face stripped of its secrets, rich with expression, so various beneath its...

Chris Hood

The title of this exhibition, “Slow Drag in Margaritaville,” suggested the comic/sardonic register that Chris Hood hits in the suite of paintings on view. For the past four years, the 31-year-old artist has been developing a technique in which he...

Alice Mackler

Though Alice Mackler has been making art since the 1950s, she only started gaining recognition in the last couple of years, when her work appeared in a series of well-received exhibitions. A full life including both struggle and success, however, can...

Nancy Graves

The exhibition, organized with the Nancy Graves Foundation, focused on the years 1969 to 1982 from a prolific career that was cut short when the artist died of cancer in 1995 at age 54. The show included sculpture and film but foregrounded drawings...

Ursula Von Rydingsvard

Ursula von Rydingsvard has created sculptures out of cedarwood for the past 35 years. 

Cristóbal Lehyt

Cristóbal Lehyt made his first foray into site-specific sculpture in the exhibition "Iris Sheets" at the Americas Society.

Aaron Spangler

Aaron Spangler's basswood carvings are rife with imagery that reflects his interest in Native American mysticism, natural phenomena and contemporary rural American life.

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