Wang Jianwei is one of China's most important conceptual artists investigating the themes of knowledge, society, and ideology. Born in 1958, he trained as a painter in the academic style of Russian Realism, and from the early 1990s moved to work in video, theater, and socially engaged projects.
Joyce Pensatos paintings provide critics with a seemingly inexhaustible range of subjects for discussion. Her glum, expressionistic renderings of American pop iconsBatman, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and the Simpsonsare usually seen as a commentary on the countrys bleak cultural and social situation.
Julian Stanczak’s solo show at Mitchell-Innes & Nash coincides with the 50th anniversary of his first New York exhibition at Martha Jackson Gallery in September 1964. Titled Optical Paintings, the young artist’s show was reviewed in Arts Magazine by Donald Judd, who offered a concise summary of the artist’s biography.