OCT 2006 | ArtSeen
After September 11, images of the Twin Towers began to appear everywhere. Not just on television or in newspapers, as one might expect, but in previously overlooked places, noticed for the first time in the aftermath of the catastrophe: painted as part of a logo on a commercial van, for example, or in a cityscape mural on a restaurant wall.
FEB 2005 | ArtSeen
Sandwiched between last summers Open House: Working in Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Museum and P.S.1s upcoming Greater New York 2005, the Queens International 2004, the second of a recently inaugurated biennial surveying work by artists living and working in the borough, will have most likely been overlooked by both audiences and critics.
NOV 2005 | ArtSeen
The difficulties of El Museo del Barrios mission are reflected in the conflicting statements and provocative questions raised by The (S) Files/The Selected Files, the museums first attempt at a biennial of contemporary art.
OCT 2004 | ArtSeen
The concept of white has many meanings: purity, virginity, and innocence. It refers to issues of race, of right and wrong, of life and death.
NOV 2006 | ArtSeen
Public art, said Dennis Oppenheim in the late 1990s, may be a domain that looks good simply because everything else looks so bad.
JUL-AUG 2005 | ArtSeen
Rosana Castrillo Diaz’s two contributions to this group exhibition use the base concept of drawingpencil marks on a flat surfacebut they’re scarcely visible. In fact, I didn’t even notice them in my first few circles around the gallery.
MAR 2004 | ArtSeen
In her recent series, Thiebauds, Sharon Core stages and photographs tableaus of cakes, pies, soup, and sandwiches that duplicate Wayne Thiebauds still-life paintings from the early 1960s.
NOV 2004 | ArtSeen
The art of design often takes a back seat to explorations of art and architecture, fashion, or music.