Art In America

Kaari Upson

Each piece served as just one node in a densely woven web of cross-references and associations dealing with the mental conflicts and anxieties of everyday life.  

David Diao

In his recent exhibition at Postmasters, David Diao utilized his usual vocabulary of modernist tropes and infographics to revisit his own childhood.  

Kerry James Marshall

Issues of race are central to Marshall’s work. The African American artist was born in Alabama in 1955, during the Jim Crow era, and grew up in Los Angeles, where he witnessed the 1965 Watts Rebellion and the rise of the civil rights and Black Power...

Inside Out: Henry Taylor’s Painting

Henry Taylor's painting has often been discussed in the context of outsider art not only because of his vivid and somewhat reductive figuration, but because of his biography: the youngest of eight children raised by a single mother in Oxnard,...

Calvin Marcus

Calvin Marcus’s exhibition at Clearing, titled “Were Good Men,” had a kind of nervous energy running through it. The show assembled thirty-nine oil-stick paintings whose crude rendering recalls that of children’s drawings.

Sadie Benning

Sadie Benning’s exhibition “Green God” took over Callicoon Fine Arts on the Lower East Side and Mary Boone in Midtown with two dozen works (all 2015 or 2016) that hover ambiguously between sculpture and painting. Each was constructed from various...

Nicole Eisenman

The New Museum’s tightly curated survey of the last twenty years of Nicole Eisenman’s career and Anton Kern Gallery’s concurrent presentation of her newest works clearly showed the artist to be among the most important New York painters working today....

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...

Squeak Carnwath

Squeak Carnwath’s first New York exhibition in over a decade was tightly packed with paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the 1990s to the present. The earliest piece on view was the painting Things Green (1995). Designed as a giant chart, it...

Ivan Morley

Ivan Morley’s sparse exhibition at Bortolami contained only six paintings: Tehachepi (sic) in the front room and five works in the main gallery, each titled A True Tale. While the paintings are from 2015, the titles have been around for years. Since...

Ida Applebroog

Most of Applebroog's works, from flip books and films to composite paintings and installations, generate elusive narratives through the juxtaposition and repetition of images. The same principle holds for her recent exhibition “The Ethics of Desire,”...

Claudia Comte

For her first New York exhibition, Swiss artist Claudia Comte transformed Gladstone Gallery into a small museum of her own.

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