Art In America

William Cordova

A maze-like construction of wooden two-by-fours fills the main gallery of “Smoke Signals: Sculpting in Time,” William Cordova’s third solo exhibition at Sikkema Jenkins.  Around the periphery of the structure, one encounters a multitude of artworks...

Jane Hammond

Jane Hammond’s “Dazzle Paintings,” on view in her exhibition “Search Light” at Lelong, seem to draw on the history of film and photography as much as they do the history of painting. The works shimmer and appear to move as light catches aspects of the...

Sterling Ruby

Sterling Ruby’s ceramic sculptures outmuscle the paintings in his new show at Gagosian. Basin Theology/Dark Plate Helm (2016) beckons the viewer to peer inside and see an exuberant blue and red vessel, shaped like a lifeboat and filled with mostly...

Alice Neel

Alice Neel, who died in 1984, is famed for her portraits, which have the pathos of El Greco and the intimacy of George Luks, with the quirk and ambition of Lucian Freud. Looking at her work, you can tell that Neel relished paint, as well as the time...

David Reed

A 1975 exhibition of brushwork paintings by David Reed, originally presented at Susan Caldwell Gallery in SoHo, has been re-staged at Gagosian’s uptown outpost. If you are interested in the development of abstract painting, this show pinpoints an...

“A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde”

MoMA has seized upon the centenary of the Russian Revolution to bring together a remarkable and varied group of artworks and artifacts chronicling the cultural output that defined the era. The show includes 260 works (all drawn from the museum’s own...

Pierre Chareau

French designer and architect Pierre Chareau died in 1950, broke and underrated in New York. His work makes a comeback in a remarkable show at the Jewish Museum that effectively harnesses technology to re-create the experience of being in his spaces....

Labor Relations

For some forty years, Mierle Laderman Ukeles has striven—through artworks, performances, and manifestos—to bring greater recognition to women's domestic labor and the underappreciated services of New York City's Sanitation workers. Yet even she, the...

Duane Linklater

Duane Linklater, an artist from Moose Cree First Nation in Northern Ontario, has included objects made by himself, his twelve-year-old son, and his late grandmother in this evocative show that questions art world assumptions. In “From Our Hands, With...

Peter Voulkos

Peter Voulkos (1924–2002) studied traditional pottery, but as this show focusing on his early years reveals, he quickly tossed the rulebook aside. By the mid-1950s, his accomplished though polite stoneware jars had morphed into large-scale sculptures...

Giorgio de Chirico and Giulio Paolini

For a postmodern twist on Giorgio de Chirico, visit the jewel-box Center for Italian Modern Art, an elegantly appointed nonprofit space in SoHo. De Chirico is paired with conceptual artist Giulio Paolini in a small but smart display addressing shared...

Zoe Leonard

In 1992 Zoe Leonard wrote a scathing manifesto on the occasion of a presidential election involving Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush. Her text pleaded: “And I want to know why we started learning somewhere down the line that a president is always a...

Taryn Simon

The Armory was bathed in darkness, save the spotlights on eleven towering concrete forms, resembling smokestacks or organ pipes scaled for giants. Some ninety ticket holders for Taryn Simon’s “An Occupation of Loss” were ushered down a steep staircase...

The Keeper

A somber library with spiral staircases and balconies and crammed with three thousand photographs of people and their teddy bears is at the heart of the New Museum’s sprawling summer show. Partners: The Teddy Bear Project, a 2002 installation by...

Laura Craig McNellis

It has been thirty years since Ricco Maresca first exhibited the work of Nashville-based artist Laura Craig McNellis. A new exhibition titled “Structures” gathers twenty tempera paintings on newsprint. A yellow sun with spiky rays and circular clouds...

Adriana Varejão

Rio de Janeiro-based artist Adriana Varejão’s work will find new audiences this summer during the 2016 Olympics. She’s making a large mural for the aquatic center. A show at Lehmann’s Lower East Side outpost, her sixth with the gallery, combines two...

“The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman”

Collections assembled by artists are among the least predictable and most innovative. A gem of a show at the New-York Historical Society examines New York pre-war avant-garde taste as reflected in objects once possessed by Elie Nadelman (1882-1946)....

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