Art In America

Judy Ledgerwood

Best known for canvases with electric colors and bold patterns, Chicago artist Judy Ledgerwood has increasingly ventured into the realm of installation in recent years, painting directly on gallery walls to create enveloping works.

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

From quiet mystery to brash exuberance, the 10 new paintings (all 2013) in Molly Zuckerman-Hartung's second solo exhibition at Corbett vs. Dempsey offered an unusually wide range of looks and moods—a diversity captured in the show's playful title,...

Nora Schultz

Nora Schultz works in a loose, intuitive way. One set of ideas flows into another, past projects blur into new ones, scavenged objects are decontextualized then recontextualized, and words both intervene and provide meaning.

Alexis Petroff

Alexis Petroff's sometimes showy, sometimes spare mixed-medium sculptures can be playful wall-size constructions with a theatrical flair or smaller pieces with a delicate, even fragile, simplicity.

Bill Traylor

It is now something of a given that outsider art is moving into the mainstream, as U.S. institutions, academics and others increasingly acknowledge its essential place in this country's visual history.

José Lerma

As has been evident in a string of successful exhibitions in Europe and the U.S., José Lerma—who splits his time between New York and Chicago, where he teaches at the School of the Art Institute—likes to work on a big scale, arranging his...

Abelardo Morell

Given the millions of photographs taken since the invention of the medium more than 150 years ago—with millions more flooding the Internet every day—any possibility of creating genuinely fresh, distinctive, let alone memorable imagery seems...

Renaissance Woman: An Interview with Solveig Øvstebø

When the much-respected Susanne Ghez announced she was stepping down as executive director of Chicago's Renaissance Society after nearly 40 years in the post, the contemporary art space's board ventured halfway around the globe to find the person...

Richard Koppe

Cubism is most often associated with its inventors Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, as well as a range of other European artists who took art in radically new directions at the beginning of the 20th century. Its effects, however, reverberated for...

Melanie Schiff

Given the tsunami of images that flood us daily, it seems more difficult than ever for photographers to develop a point of view that is fresh and startling enough to stand out.

Allen Ruppersberg

Even in 2012, after all that has happened in contemporary art during the past several decades, Allen Ruppersberg's latest installation at the Art Institute of Chicago manages to startle

Jimmy Robert

Simplicity and complexity. Construction and deconstruction. Permanence and impermanence. Thought and feeling. These contrasting states intersect in fascinating, often unexpected ways in French artist Jimmy Robert's first major solo museum...

Susanne Ghez Renaissance Woman

ON HER FIRST DAY visiting the 2009 Venice Biennale, Susanne Ghez saw the Romanian pavilion, one that, according to her, almost everyone else was ignoring, since the Eastern European country is not exactly an artistic trendset- ter.

Parcours

What is an art exhibition in 2012, or what should it be? How might a show’s physical installation be made to interact with the powerful virtual world of the Internet? These are fundamental questions that are frequently raised when a museum or...

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