Paintingboth the process and its productscan be absurd, irreverent, and funny, as the 20-plus “portraits” by Jason Fox presented at CANADA suggest.
Internationally recognized, well exhibited, and critically acclaimed sculptor Martin Puryear currently has a fantastic show of drawings and prints on view at the Art Institute of Chicago.
In her most recent show, the Brooklyn-based artist Kyle Staver presents paintings that provide the viewer with an escapeto a world that is familiar enough to be recognizable, but more magical than our own.
Throughout his career, Jonathan Lasker has explored the gap between marks and signs. A mark refers primarily to itself, to its physical presence, while a sign signals a referent external to the painting, something known and recognizable.
For Michelle Grabner, there is no distinction between her life and her art. She is a consummate artist with a conceptual agenda: to what degree can the domestic and the artistic be fused?
Recently graduated from Columbias illustrious M.F.A. program, Heidi Howard has made a suite of beautiful, delicate paintings for her first solo show at Nancy Margolis Gallery.
Rough Cut attempts to offer a new look at how eight emerging and mid-career artists incorporate collage into the process of making abstract art. The shows premise arises from one of curator Jennifer Samets overriding intellectual pursuits: understanding the artistic process.
Its a group of work united by something outside the group: painting. But we see and approach, each of the pieces in Not A Painting as if thats what they are, because thats what some of them look like. Everything is wall hung, and though most of the work might be classified as sculpture, the exhibition ultimately undermines such categorizing.
One of today’s most influential painters is having his first museum-quality, posthumous show at Hauser & Wirth: Philip Guston: Painter, 1957 1967.
Samara Golden’s art is nearly impossible to talk about. Just as looking into The Flat Side of the Knife at MoMA PS1 induces vertigo, so too a description of the installation slips by, down, away. Understanding flits in and out.
More than a hundred drawings, a dozen paintings, two videos, and a zine populate Stuff Change, Amy Sillman’s first solo show in New York in six years.
In her twelve new paintings currently on view at Petzel’s Chelsea location, Dana Schutz surprises her audience yet again with exuberant pictures that simultaneously depart from, and are consistent with, her previous work.
A good group show is like a good dinner party. As the guestsor the worksinteract, new topics arise, and something might be learned. Conversation occurs at a constant hum, with interludes of laughter or argument. In this respect, Norte Maars between a place and candy: new works in pattern + repetition + motif does not fall flat.