Art In America

TM Davy

Horses have appeared throughout the course of art history to a multitude of effects, from ceramic votives in ancient Chinese burial sites to European hunting and battle scenes. In recent memory, they have been coopted in popular culture by the ultra...

Robert Anton

Robert Anton (1949–84), a fantastically unique member of New York’s avant-garde theater scene of the 1970s, fabricated elaborate puppets and props for silent plays he enacted in miniature prosceniums. In addition to drawings, news clippings, letters,...

Miles Coolidge

Five large black-and-white photographs greet visitors to “Coal Seam redux,” Miles Coolidge’s first solo show at Peter Blum, immersing viewers in the shimmering, textured abyss of a coal mine. The large scale of the images conjures the mine’s crushing...

“Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America”

“Secure the shadow ere the substance fades,” one of the earliest slogans used by commercial photographers, refers to the light-catching nature of the medium but also to the Victorian-era practice of depicting corpses in lifelike poses. “Securing the...

Jonathan Gardner

Two nearly identical young women with bobbed red hair sit before a large standing mirror in a room carpeted in jungle green. One of them perches on a divan, holding a telephone away from her ear. Her white underwear peaks out from beneath a blue ombré...

Yvonne Jacquette

Yvonne Jacquette has literally taken to the skies to capture the dense aerial landscapes depicted in the thirty-one paintings included in this survey of the last thirty-five years of her career. Jacquette, who divides her time between New York and...

“Black Pulp!”

The desire to self-present is often a political one, a reaction against others’ feckless stereotypes. In “Black Pulp!,” curators William Villalongo and Mark Thomas Gibson, both artists, have assembled a remarkable collection of printed matter—much on...

Keegan Monaghan

The interminably nosy among us felt right at home in “You decide to take a walk,” Keegan Monaghan’s solo debut at On Stellar Rays. The show’s title work, the lone sculpture, stood in the center of the gallery surrounded by five paintings (all works...

Tschabalala Self

The eight new paintings in “Gut Feelings,” Tschabalala Self’s second solo exhibition at Thierry Goldberg Gallery, portray black women in compositions of acrylic paint, fabric, paper, and fragments of older canvases. Several of the collaged works are...

Kerry James Marshall

Some thirty years ago, Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955) decided to create paintings predominantly featuring black figures as a corrective to the white canon. Marshall stayed the course, and this traveling retrospective, which features eighty works...

Matthew Chambers

In his book On Fire (Paper Monument, 2016), Jonathan Griffin interviews ten unlucky artists whose studios burned down, asking what effects the disaster had on their practices. Los Angeles–based Matthew Chambers is one of Griffin’s subjects. He lost...

Peter Shire

Dozens of bright, asymmetrical sculptures by Los Angeles-based artist Peter Shire crowd three low white tables in “A Survey of Ceramics: 1970s to the Present” at Derek Eller, making a strong case for a revival of kitschy ’80s aesthetics. An original...

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...

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