Art In America

Petra Cortright

The works recycle a number of conventional painterly tropes, depicting idyllic landscapes and pretty flowers overlaid with swooping gestural abstractions. 


Walking through the apparently hijinks-free gallery, I wondered if the artists-now pushing fifty years old-had decided it was finally time to grow up.

Critical Eye: Kassel: Dislocated Loot

Looted art is everywhere in the Kassel portion of Documenta 14, posited as something like the uncanny double of today’s globe-trotting artworks.

Dara Friedman

Over the past decade, German-born, Miami-based artist Dara Friedman has made numerous works that apply the techniques of structuralist cinema to the subject of the performing body.

Monica Bonvicini

For this exhibition, the Italian-born, Berlin-based artist Monica Bonvicini bisected Mitchell Innes & Nash's main space with a temporary wall supported by two small, dildolike "sculptures" in Murano glass resting on the floor.  

Katharina Grosse

Since the late 1990s, German painter Katharina Grosse has worked almost exclusively with industrial spray guns in lieu of brushes, applying vibrant fields of atomized acrylic to virtually any available surface.

Diane Simpson

Though Diane Simpson (b. 1935) has been exhibiting steadily in and around her native Chicago since the late 1970s, until recently her work was largely unseen outside of the Midwest.

Edi Rama

“All artists are alike,” Dan Graham once said. “They all dream of doing something that’s more social, more collaborative, and more real than art.” Few contemporary artists, however, have followed this desire to act outside the narrow confines of the...

Karin Schneider

For her first exhibition at Dominique Lévy, “Situational Diagram,” Karin Schneider filled both floors of the gallery’s Upper East Side town house with variations on the theme of the black monochrome. For these works (all 2016), Schneider employed a...

Alicja Kwade

Alicja Kwade’s “I Rise Again, Changed but the Same,” her first exhibition at 303 Gallery, comprised an assortment of formal pairings and doppelgängers, with similar objects and materials recurring as the installation unfolded. Dead leaves that flanked...

Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman has come full circle in her new body of work, returning to the trope of the actress performing for the camera, a tacit allusion to the series that made her an art star, the “Untitled Film Stills.” She completed that series in 1980, the...

Overview: From The Margins

In a 2009 Tate roundtable discussion, curator Anda Rottenberg, formerly the director of Warsaw’s Zachęta—National Gallery of Art, remarked on the fate of Polish art in the aftermath of 1989, pointedly noting that the wave of enthusiasm for artists...

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