Art In America

The Hole Truth

During the 1970s, Howardena Pindell developed a unique method for creating a textured, memory-laden painting surface by adopting the simple hole punch as an artistic tool, creating distinctive abstractions inspired in part by African...

David Humphrey

In a baker's dozen of large new acrylic paintings, David Humphrey continues to combine figural imagery and rich abstract passages. His figures, human or animal, are sometimes mysterious—does Sidewalk depict a greeting or a mugging?—sometimes sweet, as...

The Agenda: This Week in New York

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in New York: Jeff Koons in conversation with Whitney Museum director Adam Weinberg at the SVA Theatre; a conversation about period styles with Eric Hu, Lisa Naftolin and Susan...

Theory and Matter

In the early 1970s, the French group Supports/Surfaces produced some of the era's most radical art in a seemingly unlikely medium. Today, their unstretched, semi-sculptural paintings speak to a whole new generation.

Missed Connections: Jan Frank and John Chamberlain

A show currently on view at New York gallery Nahmad Contemporary (through July 26) demonstrates that John Chamberlain's painted-metal sculptures can connect with the medium of drawing, via juxtaposition with works by Jan Frank.

Lane Hagood

Visitors to Lane Hagood's recent show had to pass between two literary references in the gallery's front space before getting to the artist's six new paintings (all 2014).

Polke’s Plentitude

The Sigmar Polke retrospective currently at New York's MoMA offers an invigorating assessment of a complicated and elusive career.    

Lori Ellison

In their intimate dimensions (generally 8½ by 11 inches or a fraction of an inch larger), unassuming materials (the majority of images in this show were made in ballpoint pen on pages from ruled notebooks) and intense, almost devotional attention to...

Bruce Pearson

Whether by coincidence or zeitgeist, throughout the fall of 2013, New York was full of writerly art: Christopher Wool's Guggenheim Museum survey; the Drawing Center's "Drawing Time, Reading Time" exhibition and a related show in the Drawing Room of...

Playing the Game: An Interview with Jomar Statkun

Fans of Jomar Statkun's work might want to make repeated visits to his first New York solo show "Project 0014," at Garis & Hahn gallery on Bowery. The exhibition (Jan. 19-Feb. 23) is divided into five "presentations," ranging from a day devoted to...

Giosetta Fioroni

What a pleasure it has been in the last few years to see some serious attention given in New York to a generation of European painters who emerged in the 1960s but whose work was long overshadowed by American Pop art.

Timeline: 100 Years of Art in America

Over the past century, Art in America has developed from a small specialized journal to a major voice in the rapidly changing contemporary art world. To celebrate the magazine's 100-year anniversary, we look back at the milestones that helped define...

Polke Retrospective to MoMA, Spring 2014

Sigmar Polke, the reclusive, eccentric and highly influential German artist who died in 2010, will have his first retrospective, on view next year at New York's Museum of Modern Art (Apr. 19-Aug. 3, 2014). Co-organized with London's Tate Modern, the...

Reinventing Abstraction

Most people think of 1980s painting in terms of Neo-Expressionist figurative works or the hard-edge compositions of the Neo-Geo crowd. "Reinventing Abstraction: NewYork Painting in the 1980s" offers an alternative view. Curated by A.i.A. contributing...

Paola Ferrario

Can a photograph be a poem? There are essential aspects of Paola Ferrario’s work that remind me very strongly of the poetry of William Carlos Williams.

David Humphrey

For a while in the late 1990s David Humphrey was engaged in a fascinating collaborative project with two other painters, Elliott Green and Amy Sillman.For a while in the late 1990s David Humphrey was engaged in a fascinating collaborative project...

Schnabel Rotates Through the East Village

"Julian Schnabel 1978–81" (through Mar. 30) includes one painting from each year of that four-year period, each on view for two weeks at Oko, an outpost of New York gallery Luxembourg & Dayan at 220 East 10th St., in New York's East Village....

Neo-Expressionism Not Remembered

In the early 1980s, Art in America hosted a debate on emerging Neo-Expressionist art. Now, after three contentious decades, history seems to have declared a winner. But don’t be too sure.

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