Art In America

Caitlin Keogh

  Caitlin Keogh’s show brings together twelve new examples of the type of paintings for which she has become known: graphic compositions, rendered with flat acrylics and bold outlines, that engage with historical representations of the female body...

“Goulding the Lolly”

This group show is curated by artist Brian Belott, who asked twenty-four artists to respond to the work of masters from Giotto to Courbet. The results are at times reverent: Alex Chaves’s color-blocked, floral still life is a vivid tribute to Matisse....

“Objecty”

The paintings and sculptures by twelve artists included in the breezy summer group show “Objecty” all possess a handmade quality, and embrace materiality and color. Intimately scaled works seem like everyday scenes or objects but manifest complex...

“Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists, 1934–2000”

“Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists, 1934–2000” articulates a refreshingly inclusionary capitalist history of art. Organized at Kansas State University’s Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, the traveling exhibition looks at how...

Sadie Benning

The “Green God” in the title of Sadie Benning’s two-pronged exhibition of new works at Callicoon Fine Arts and Mary Boone Gallery appears, at Callicoon, as a gap-toothed, tongue wagging caricature in the painting of the same name. The works in the...

Kirk Mangus

Demonically grinning heads star in the first New York show of American ceramicist Kirk Mangus (1952-2013). The works draw from East Asian traditions, in both technique and form, though the carnivalesque results are anything but traditional. Green...

Everyday Cinderella: “Manus x Machina” with K8 Hardy

“How many slaves did it take to make that?” It was a Wednesday afternoon in early May, and K8 Hardy and I had just entered “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (on view through Aug....

Comics in America: A Panel at Frieze Art Fair

At the 2016 Frieze Art Fair in New York, Nadel and Worth joined A.i.A. editor Julia Wolkoff in a conversation about the intriguing complexity of comics, a format where virtuosic draftsmanship can be fostered under deadline pressure, and expressions of...

Sigmar Polke

It seems that nothing was off-limits for the German artist Sigmar Polke (1941–2010), whose relentless experimentation with materials and forms yielded a prodigious output of eccentric, wildly varying works in all mediums. This selection of thirty...

Heidi Hahn

The women who inhabit the nine vibrant, introspective paintings (all 2015 or 2016) in Heidi Hahn’s exhibition “Bent Idle” embody an array of emotions, their demeanors both infectious and startling. In I Had a Dream of Being Seen and It Looked Like...

Philip Guston

How many artists working today haven’t looked to Philip Guston (1913–1980) for inspiration? Late in his career, the consummate Abstract Expressionist abandoned abstraction for figuration (which he had engaged with early on, employed by the WPA), the...

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

Some historians trace the role of the politically active artist to French Revolution-era painter Jacques-Louis David, a turbulent figure who signed the death warrants of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. But there are different kinds of...

This Land Is Your Land: Earthworks on YouTube

As A.i.A. senior editor William S. Smith pointed out in his essay on Michael Heizer (whose 1970 installation Actual Size: Munich Rotary is on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art through April 10) our April issue, “Land art was photogenic out of...

Keiichi Tanaami

Over his eighty years, Tokyo-born Keiichi Tanaami has had many careers: he worked in advertising during the postwar period, discovered the Pop scene and met Andy Warhol in his Factory in the 1960s, and served as an editor of the Japanese edition of...

Hernan Bas

The apathetic young men in Hernan Bas’s enchanting recent paintings in “Bright Young Things” could be the same figures cavorting on the Rich Kids of Instagram page, wealthy socialite types not shy about their lavish lifestyles. The acrylic and pastel...

Tauba Auerbach

One recent afternoon I stood dumbly looking down at a low blue table laden with 3-D-printed objects fastidiously arranged by Tauba Auerbach. Black, white and gold forms might have been machine parts, but they seemed largely decorative. The tableau,...

Emma Amos

This exhibition of Emma Amos’s paintings from the 1980s, which explore the representation of black bodies and painting modes traditionally embraced by white male artists, strike a contemporary cord. In her “Athletes and Animals” series (1983-85),...

Misha Kahn

The bleak journey to Misha Kahn’s “Return of Saturn: Coming of Age in the 21st Century” actually heightens the experience of entering the exhibition. Descend the staircase to Friedman Benda’s basement-level Project Space, pass the garbage bins and...

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