Arcadia and Metropolis: Masterworks of German Expressionism from the Nationalgalerie Berlin Neue GalerieBy James Kalm
"May you live in interesting times," goes the ancient Chinese curse. Arcadia to Metropolis seems a provocative artistic response to what were interesting times, indeed.
Paradise Now?By William Powhida
Embracing irony and cliché in the title itself, Paradise Now? presents fifteen artists from the Pacific Islands who use postmodern devices to interrogate notions of a Pacific identity in a culturally and geographically diverse region.
Catherine Opie: SurfersBy Farrah Karapetian
Catherine Opie shows Surfers at Gorney Bravin & Lee. The most remarkable thing about this exhibition is its installation.
Michael Mahalchick: insidesBy Katie Stone
Mahalchicks work fills Canada Gallery in a panoply of forms: wall pieces, free standing sculptures, leaning sculptures, and hung tapestries.
Yuh-Shioh Wong: Spirits Gone AstrayBy Katie Stone
Yuh-Shioh Wongs first solo exhibition in New York, Spirits Gone Astray is a landscape of myriad forms that eloquently displays Wongs multifaceted and prodigious talents as a draftsman, painter, and sculptor.
Sebastiaan BremerBy Ben La Rocco
Sebastiaan Bremer’s art concerns surface and association.
Abigail Lazkoz and Francisco LopezBy William Powhida
Conflict without resolution is not merely a description of the contemporary work of artists Francisco Lopez and Abigail Lazkoz, but a condition of being.
Shishaldin: Untimely Career RetrospectiveBy Sonya Shrier
Most of the projects in Shishaldin’s Untimely Career Retrospective were initiated as a quest for spirituality or transcendence within major cultural institutions.
Adam Kalkin: Suburban House KitBy Victoria Keddie
Imagine that you live in a house with an origami garden, custom designed carpeting, fireplace, stainless steal kitchen, three bedrooms, two baths, and mahogany sliding doors.
June LeafBy Michael Brennan
With the exception of Henry Moore, I’ve always thought that sculptors made the best drawings. Sculptors, perhaps because of their acute spatial, tactile, and material sensibilities, always seem to insert an extra dimension into their works on paper—one often left unexplored by artists thinking solely in terms of painting.
Jake BerthotBy Michael Brennan
Cézanne baseballs. Who are these for? The thought crossed my mind while handling some regulation baseballs that were imprinted with images of Cézannes bathers and his wife Hortense.
Glen Goldberg and Richard Van BurenBy Tomassio Longhi
The new installation of the painter Glen Goldberg and the sculptor Richard Van Buren is so harmonious a collaboration that their distinct styles and mediums hardly seem to matter.
Jill Baroff: Second NatureBy Joan Waltemath
At first glance the use of technology in simple processes sets up technology as a kind of ersatz or second nature in Jill Baroff’s Second Nature.
Reduce/Reuse/ReexamineBy Denise McMorrow
It is easy to forget that all of the waste we generate, the accumulated debris of modern life, will one day bury us beneath its formidable mass.
Do you remember your childhood drawings? If youre a boy, they were probably small stick men enacting unspeakable scenes of violence. If youre a girl, horses and princesses, I suppose.