Art In America

Irena Knezevic

The evocative works in Irena Knezevic’s exhibition “Night of the World” belie the horrifying narrative from which they unfold.

Cauleen Smith

San Diego filmmaker Cauleen Smith began her artistic journey into the life and legacy of experimental jazz musician Sun Ra during a 2010 residency at Threewalls, and the odyssey recently culminated in two powerful exhibitions (all work 2012) that...

Quality Over Quantity at EXPO Chicago

A handsome, spacious design by Studio Gang Architects lent an air of sophistication with wide aisles, an easy grid layout and reflective conical forms dramatically suspended from the ceiling. "The fair has all the right ingredients," said Michael...

Antonia Gurkovska

As suggested by the exhibition's title, Antonia Gurkovska (b. 1984, Bulgaria) presented a lexicon of painting in her first solo show, "Index." Even as she did so, however, she rejected gestural painterly idioms and adherence to the picture plane...

Dianna Frid

Dianna Frid constructs sculptures, art- ist’s books and wall-based assemblages that attempt to give new form to natural phenomena, whether earthly or celestial, concrete or ethereal, as suggested by the title of her recent solo exhibition “Evidence...

Dan Gunn

Dan Gunn's hybrid constructions, whether freestanding or wall-mounted, retain their indebtedness to the history of abstract painting at the same time that they embrace other mediums and disciplines, including sculpture and design. Working across...

Uta Barth

In her new series, “ . . . and to draw a bright white line with light” (2011), created specifically for her show at the Art Institute of Chicago, Uta Barth continues her exploration of the nature of seeing, offering atmospheric tableaux that challenge...

Mary Miss Goes With the Flow

Yesterday, pioneering public artist Mary Miss unveiled FLOW: Can You See the River? in Indianapolis, the first in the artist's City as Living Laboratory (CaLL) series of projects that combine art and environmentalism to raise public awareness about...

Jeanne Dunning

Jeanne Dunning's new Baroqueinspired still lifes (all 2010) appear to be a radical departure from the artist's earlier photographic works centered on human sexuality and the body, usually presented with distortions or embellishments—a closed hand...

Exposition CHICAGO Raises Fair Contest

A new international art fair, exposition CHICAGO, will debut Sept. 19–23, 2012, seizing a slot in the international calendar before October's Frieze Art Fair and FIAC. The surprise venture is spearheaded by Tony Karman, former vice president and...

Ben Stone

Claes Oldenburg's statement "I am for an art that imitates the human, that is comic . . . or violent, or whatever is necessary" can readily be applied to the art of Ben Stone, whose six recent works explore pathos in contemporary American life,...

Jitish Kallat

Public Notice 3, a text-based installation conceived for the Grand Staircase of the Art Institute of Chicago by Jitish Kallat, is truly monumental in aim. The site-specific work engages the historical and cultural conditions of its locale,...

Christine Tarkowski

Christine Tarkowski set out to construct her own system of belief in "Last Things Will Be First and First Things Will Be Last," the 42-year-old's largest, most ambitious exhibition to date. Prompted by an encounter with an Amish woman whose...

Armita Raafat

Chicago-based Armita Raafat performs an archeology of memory in evocative mixed-medium installations that draw on architectural motifs from Iran, the country of her familial roots. Born in Chicago, she moved with her family to Iran in 1980 when she...

Clare E. Rojas

San Francisco-based artist, filmmaker and musician Clare E. Rojas spins allegorical tales in intimate paintings, large-scale murals and installations. Deriving motifs from quilts, Russian nesting dolls and Native American art, these works combine...

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