Art In America

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.

Sara VanDerBeek

Previous projects have taken Sara VanDerBeek to American cities such as Detroit and New Orleans. For the photographs in her first one-person exhibition at Metro Pictures (all works 2013), the Baltimore native was granted extended access to several...

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