Dan Cameron is a New York-based curator, writer, and educator.
There have always been multiple entry points for viewers to come to terms with John Sonsinis bravura portraits of single or multiple male subjects, most of whom are Mexican day laborers, and the age of Trump has unexpectedly provided us with yet another.
Her groundbreaking works of 30 years ago seem to dovetail just as effortlessly with a contemporary interest in activism and ways that artists can deploy new developments in technology and communication without becoming subsumed by a consumerist ethos.
Paul Anthony Smiths first solo exhibition in New York, at Jack Shainman Gallery, arrives with the proverbial wind at the artist's back. Smith, who turns 31 this year, has already enjoyed multiple museum group shows and acquisitions around the country, and some mid career artists whose names would be familiar to most readers have been discreetly collecting his work for some time.