Art In America

Sara Cwynar

Despite having been around for centuries, rose gold (the metal alloy) has enjoyed a boost in popularity in recent years. It was Pantone’s color of the year (well, one of two) in 2015, and was offered as an iPhone color option in 2016. The warm pink...

Lygia Pape

The title of Lygia Pape’s retrospective at the Met Breuer, “A Multitude of Forms,” is a bit dry but technically accurate, considering the endlessly experimental nature of the Brazilian modernist’s fifty-year career. The show includes many examples of...

Robert Frank

In 2009, Kazuhiko Motomura (a Japanese tax officer and longtime Robert Frank fan) published a portfolio of the complete contact sheets from Frank’s legendary photography book, The Americans, first published in France in 1958 and in the US a year...

Leonhard Hurzlmeier

The German painter Leonhard Hurzlmeier has spent most of his young career depicting women. “All New Women,” his current show at Rachel Uffner (his first in the States) follows “New Women” and “Latest Women,” both at Munich galleries. These colorful,...

Kader Attia

Berlin- and Paris-based Kader Attia’s labyrinthine video installation Reason’s Oxymorons (2015) is a forbidding artwork to enter. The eighteen videos are shown on monitors in individual cubicles, the dark gray shoulder-high walls and sound-muffling...

Rita Lundqvist

Often a novel or a collection of short stories can make you imagine the illustrations that would suit the text. The fourteen paintings (all 2016) in Rita Lundqvist’s show have a similar, yet opposite, effect: you can’t help but wonder what narratives...

Louise Bourgeois

Who knew Louise Bourgeois made holograms? If you saw the New Museum’s 2012 show “Pictures from the Moon,” you may have spied a pair of the sculptor’s rarely exhibited holographic plates, both showing vacant chairs that look like they were captured in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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