Art In America

Pamela Rosenkranz

Anyone can make gestural paintings and installations of green and blue lights, but only Pamela Rosenkranz’s unsettling environments would refer to a substance as specific and obscure as the green blood found in certain species of worms living in the...

William Eggleston

Over the summer David Zwirner made waves by luring William Eggleston—one of the first photographers to show color prints at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and a pioneer of the medium—away from Gagosian. A few months later, Zwirner has filled the...

Michael DeLucia

CAD drawings of such mundane items as a dustpan, a tissue box, and a T-bone steak may not sound like the kind of material that lends itself to a riveting gallery exhibition. But Michael DeLucia’s new prints (all 2016) are as intricately composed as...

Jessica Mein

Buenos Aires-based artist Jessica Mein's last show at the gallery, in 2013, referenced neglected billboards—both their structural frameworks and graphic imagery—in colorful abstract canvases and sculptures. Mein's latest body of work, "Desvios"...

McDermott & McGough

McDermott & McGough's almost four-decade-long dedication to their own highly idiosyncratic personal and artistic style-dapper, Victorian, really queer-is so deep-rooted that the duo famously lived in a home with no electric light or plumbing. The...

Joan Semmel

Joan Semmel has been documenting her own nude body for the past four decades, but her new paintings and drawings are as sensual and bracing as was her work in the 1970s. Close-up views of body parts (arms, breasts, thighs) in canvases like Crossed...

Varieties of Reclamation

Rosalyn Drexler has managed, over the past sixty years, to produce innovative paintings and sculptures that deftly combine pop images with cool formalist devices.

Nancy Shaver

Part quirky collection of found objects, part curated group show, Nancy Shaver’s installation “Dress the Form” at Derek Eller’s new Lower East Side gallery (he moved from Chelsea in May) is time-consuming in the best possible way. The space is...

Terence Koh

It’s clear from the sidewalk that something unusual is going on at Andrew Edlin Gallery. There’s a metal contraption decorated with a rainbow sticker (solar panels, it turns out), with tubes running into the gallery. Inside, as you progress from the...

Daily Reading: Artist Ebooks from Badlands Unlimited

Badlands Unlimited has a stated interest in publishing “books in an expanded field.” The press’s idea of an expanded field can be understood literally, and even modestly, as encompassing anything that could potentially be defined as a book. It’s not a...

Mary Ellen Mark

  This exhibition is not a hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold story. Mary Ellen Mark, who died last year, is known for her long-running documentation of troubled people existing on the fringes of society. She first met Tiny (Erin Blackwell) when the latter...

John Miller

John Miller (b. 1954) is a quintessential 1990s artist. The ’90s aesthetic might be described as cerebralism disguised as effortlessness—pastiche-riddled fashion, indie culture occupying a space between the mainstream and the avant-garde, hybridity...

Ambient Aesthetics

Monitoring commodity prices, asset values, and the digital measurement of collective happiness, ‚Ä®Mika Tajima creates artworks and installations—sometimes diffuse and cloudy, sometimes violent—that reflect current socioeconomic...

Alicja Kwade

Returning to the western end of 21st Street after a three-year sojourn to a temporary gallery a few blocks north, 303 filled its soaring 2,000-square-foot main exhibition space with elegant, exacting new sculptures by Berlin-based Alicja Kwade. The...

Writing on the Wall: William Kentridge in Rome

Rome has been waiting for contemporary works of public art that can stand up to the historic city’s glorious monuments from the Renaissance and antiquity. Where the architects Richard Meier and Zaha Hadid tried, and failed in the opinion of many,...

Carmen Herrera

It’s difficult not to be delighted, and a little bit awed, by Carmen Herrera’s (very) late-in-life artistic success. Now 101 years old, the Cuban artist studied in Paris as a teenager and spent a few years there after the war, and has been living and...

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller

The German Romantic poet Heinrich von Kleist wrote that the marionette has a grace that humans can never attain, since it performs without self-doubt. But Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller manage to make their puppets approximate awareness. In The...

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