Art In America

Demetrius Oliver

New York-based Demetrius Oliver's exhibition "Canicular," which consisted of five newly commissioned installations and a single 2013 photograph, brought together two seemingly disparate subjects: the cosmos and dogs.

Sarah McEneaney

Sarah McEneaney's exhibition "Trestletown," titled after her neighborhood in the Callowhill district of Philadelphia, just northeast of City Hall, featured 14 paintings that highlight her passion for local activism and that document her studio...

Shelley Spector

In this exhibition, titled "But Not As Much As Tomorrow," Shelley Spector conveyed her anxiety about 21st-century human consumption and waste. The works on view-14 mixed-medium sculptures, two fabric wall pieces and two installations—re-create or...

Days of the Commune: An Interview with Zoe Beloff

During spring 2012, Beloff directed a series of remarkable performances of Bertolt Brecht's 1949 play The Days of the Commune, which was set in the 1871 Paris Commune. Echoing the values at the heart of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Beloff's...

Sarah McCoubrey

"Fate and Transport" was the apt title of Sarah McCoubrey's recent exhibition at Locks. The 25 paintings, mixed-medium digital prints and drawings on view (all 2012) reflect the state and possible future of the rural American landscape.

More Real: Art In The Age Of Truthiness

In October 2005, Stephen Colbert coined the word “truthiness” during his satirical TV news report on Comedy Central. The instantly popular term refers to what one feels to be true as opposed to truth determined by logic and facts.

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...

Emma Wilcox

"Where it Falls" presents 15 black-and-white photographs that Emma Wilcox shot in Newark, N.J., between 2006 and 2012. These subtle but haunting images, all measuring 20 by 24 inches and taken with a 4x5 camera, document the current state of an...

Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib with C. Spencer Yeh

Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib's 1967 (2011), a multichannel video installation, is a colorful and synesthetic tour-de-force work that combines borrowed and original moving images, including scenes from Godard's film La Chinoise (1967), footage ...

Jo Smail

The paintings and photographs in “Jo Smail: Degrees of Absence” showed the artist using familiar and new approaches, respectively, in her subtle, potent work. Born in South Africa, Smail is based in Baltimore, where she has taught at the Maryland...

Joan Nelson and Paul Swenbeck

These well-paired exhibitions of works by New York-based Joan Nelson (b. 1958) and Philadelphia-based Paul Swenbeck (b. 1967) transported the viewer to very different otherworldly environments. Nelson’s 15 small boxes offer terrariumlike landscapes...

Mohamed Bourouissa and Tobias Zielony

Both Algerian Mohamed Bourouissa (b. 1978) and German Tobias Zielony (b. 1973) record spaces and subjects in marginalized urban landscapes. Shown together in this exhibition, “Peripheral Stages,” as part of the museum’s Live Cinema series, their...

Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists

“Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists” at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture offers a glimpse of the sculptural practices of eight artists hailing from the mid- Atlantic region of the United...

Neysa Grassi

“Neysa Grassi Rose Gatherer 2001-2011” presented the better part of a decade’s worth of labor-intensive oil paintings by this Philadelphia-based artist educated at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in the early 1970s. Elegant and austere, the 19...

Anne Tyng

Climbing through the five space frames of Platonic solids that inaugurated “Anne Tyng: Inhabiting Geometry” wasakin to moving through a surreal playground celebratingEuclidian principles. Together with a lacy, spiraling ...

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