Art In America

Anna Sew Hoy

Denim is everywhere in Anna Sew Hoy’s “Invisible Tattoo,” serving as a stand-in for the human body and a protective casing for vulnerable insides. Piled on the floor are various “Denim Worms” (2016), long tubular soft sculptures made of jeans in a...

“Objecty”

The paintings and sculptures by twelve artists included in the breezy summer group show “Objecty” all possess a handmade quality, and embrace materiality and color. Intimately scaled works seem like everyday scenes or objects but manifest complex...

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...

A Tribute to Tunga (1952-2016)

Inspired by Hellenistic poetry and medieval alchemy, Brazilian artist Tunga created sculptures, installations, and performances over the past three decades that made him one of Brazil’s best known and most influential artists. He had been ill for the...

Allen Jones

Organized by art historian Norman Rosenthal, this survey of Allen Jones’s work aimed to provide a historical view of the controversial artist’s oeuvre—going as far back as the mid-’60s, when he was living and working in the Chelsea Hotel. It was...

Tom Sachs

Inside the concrete Noguchi Museum, Tom Sachs has built a house and garden inspired by chanoyu, the Japanese ritual of preparing and serving tea. But his materials are unusual. The gates are made from Con Ed barriers and corrugated metal. The...

“Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists, 1934–2000”

“Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists, 1934–2000” articulates a refreshingly inclusionary capitalist history of art. Organized at Kansas State University’s Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, the traveling exhibition looks at how...

Raul de Nieves

Raul de Nieves’s “El Rio” is a raucous sanctuary gathering new works and old ones dating back to 2007—drawings and paintings, two- and three-dimensional assemblages, beaded ceremonial robes, and rock gardens where colorful, artificial geodes...

Maryam Jafri

The black-and-white generic product packaging seen in Maryam Jafri’s recent exhibition “Economy Corner” points toward timely issues: income disparity, the commercialism of culture, and the roles of language in art. Jafri, a Pakistani-American artist...

Paradise Lost: Middle Eastern Art at the Guggenheim

“But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise” at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York is a worthwhile, if regrettably diverse show. Curated by Sara Raza, the third and final iteration of the Guggenheim’s UBS MAP Global Art Initiative—an effort to...

Oswaldo Vigas

The Venezuelan artist Oswaldo Vigas (1923–2014) is a particular case. He spent much of his career taking on established modernist styles well after their moments had passed or as they were being eclipsed, and in that way comes across as a curious,...

Elaine Cameron-Weir

New York–based Canadian artist Elaine Cameron-Weir creates sculptures that combine peculiar natural elements—e.g., mica, frankincense, and clamshells—with industrially made objects to evoke rich cultural histories and myths.

“The 1970s: The Blossoming of a Queer Enlightenment”

From the 1969 police raid at the Stonewall Inn in New York to the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, violent attacks have often been inflicted on the LGBTQ community. Curators at the Leslie-Lohman Museum have organized “The 1970s: The Blossoming...

Martha Rosler

Martha Rosler is known for disrupting the standard exhibition format. She staged a giant garage sale in the atrium of New York’s Museum of Modern Art for her first solo there in 2012. Her current show at Mitchell-Innes & Nash reprises an ambitious...

All Gold Everything: Mika Tajima’s Public Art

Mika Tajima’s Meridian (Gold), 2016, resides in Hunter’s Point South Park along the southern portion of the East River waterfront in Long Island City, Queens. The public sculpture, which will be on view through Sept. 25, was commissioned by nearby...

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...

William Wegman

Although William Wegman made his reputation as a photographer who combined wry humor and conceptualism, his two recent exhibitions showed him to be an accomplished painter with a sophisticated, highly individual style. The concurrent presentations at...

A Real Deal: LAPD at the Pasadena Armory

“Do you want the cosmetic version or the real deal?” The title of the Los Angeles Poverty Department’s recent retrospective poses an opposition between surface aesthetics and lived experience, between the production of artworks and the embodiment of...

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