Art In America

Amy Granat

Amy Granat’s interest in making a silent film version of Paul Bowles’s The Sheltering Sky seems to have been prompted by the visual atmosphere against which the three main characters’ turbulent psychologies commingle. The arid settings described in...

Nick Mauss

In 2005, Nick Mauss (b. 1980) was catapulted into the permanent collection of MoMA with its acquisition of over 40 drawings by him, part of the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection Gift. They are early works, dating to...

Tonight: Much Ado About Gabriel Orozco

The tightly edited survey of Gabriel Orozco's major works, on view at MoMA, is an exercise in calculated futility made to illustrate the artist's oft-repeated aim to frustrate, "the expectations of the one who waits to be amazed." What beauty one may...

Filling in the Dots

Tauba Auerbach's dizzying, opt-art minded work draws influence from many sources, from the stark graphic designs of Alexander Girard to Guy de Cointet's linguistic musings. Working across a variety of mediums, her current show of large-scale...

Robert Longo Surrenders the Absolutes

Robert Longo has at times been an art world darling and a target of critical derision, the latter being a fate few artists would hope to suffer.

Banks Violette

The ten graphite drawings and one salt sculpture that compose Banks Violette's latest exhibition at Team Gallery, Not Yet Titled, are haunting creations; they're attempts to breathe life into subjects whose lives have been lost.

Guns and Knives: Robert Lazzarini Suspends Disbelief

If New York City could be compared to Florence in the throes of the Renaissance then Robert Lazzarini could be from either world, a Renaissance maestro of yesteryear or a commercially successful artist of this year.

Jonathan Horowitz: And/Or

Upon entering the P.S. 1 exhibition "Jonathan Horowitz: And/Or," one is greeted by an official portrait of President George W. Bush. The framed headshot, with the naïve, toothy grin, salt and pepper hair, and chipmunk-like cheeks of his first term, is...

Popular Mechanics: Walead Beshty

London-born, LA-based artist Walead Beshty's recent exhibition of photographs, entitled "Popular Mechanics," is a meditation on the intermediaries of art making.

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