Art In America

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)....

Richard Tuttle

Only Richard Tuttle could pull off using an unlikely trope to unify a survey spanning fifty years of work. Tuttle selected twenty-six pieces, one from each of his twenty-six solo gallery exhibitions in New York since the mid-1960s, each with a label...

Local Largesse: Collected in San Francisco

Over the weekend, Bay Area residents got a first look inside a $305-million addition to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). The new ten-story building, clad with a rippling, glacier-like facade and designed by the Norwegian firm Snøhetta,...

Shirley Jaffe

Speaking to critic Raphael Rubinstein, American abstract painter Shirley Jaffe likened her work to a “general congestion of events.” Her suggestion of a visual traffic jam is handsomely borne out in a selection of nineteen works on paper currently on...

Marcel Broodthaers

The first New York retrospective of Belgian poet-turned-art-renegade Marcel Broodthaers (1924-1976) starts with a garden of green leafy potted plants, introducing a sense of dislocation and artifice that courses through the exhibition. Other banal yet...

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