Beau Rutland

OPENINGS: MARINA PINSKY

April 2014

WHAT DO WE EXPECT OF PHOTOGRAPHY TODAY? Should it muse on the negotiations of our screen-filled lives? Or comment on Photoshop, the software that has seemingly come to stand for the medium itself? Recent essays and exhibitions have suggested… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2014 [TOC]

Leslie Hewitt

November 2013

Leslie Hewitt’s artwork has remained admirably consistent since she began exhibiting around a decade ago, still strongly exuding intelligence and revealing the artist’s knack for mining the aesthetic possibilities of a given image. Replete… READ ON

IN PRINT November 2013 [TOC]

Jimmy DeSana

October 2013

At once anonymous and familiar, the figures populating Jimmy DeSana’s performative photographs are stripped of identity, their faces either cropped out of the frame, turned away from the camera, or obscured by objects both commonplace (… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2013 [TOC]

Josh Kline

47 Canal

September 2013

“Quality of Life,” Josh Kline’s second solo exhibition, feels like a culmination of sorts, certainly in regards to the resurgence of posthumanism in contemporary art—in the context of his work, bodies that have surpassed the human … READ ON

PICKS

“Outside The Lines”

September 2013

Curated by Bill Arning, Valerie Cassel Oliver, and Dean Daderko This year, a string of six shows based around the current state of abstract painting will commemorate CAMH’s sixty-fifth anniversary. Forgoing a voguish focus on the medium… READ ON

PREVIEWS

CLOSE-UP: DOOM AND BLOOM

Beau Rutland on Liz Larner’s Orchid, Buttermilk, Penny, 1987

September 2013

IT MAY SEEM RETARDATAIRE, but I’d like to have an intimate, lifelong relationship with an artwork, becoming so familiar with it that the effects of aging stand out against my memories of our initial acquaintance. Even those who don’t … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2013 [TOC]

Peter Roehr

September 2013

TURN WASTE GASOLINE INTO EXTRA MILEAGE. Fitting somewhere between a World War II pro-rationing slogan and ad copy for a fuel-efficient car, this saying appears over and over in Peter Roehr’s Film-Montagen I–III, 1965, a series of twenty-two… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2013 [TOC]

Faith Ringgold

June 2013

Faith Ringgold’s paintings from the 1960s stand alone and they have for some time. Long excluded from art-historical narratives, the canvases are frank and unforgiving in what they depict (racial conflicts, gender troubles), but they also… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2013 [TOC]

Peter Wächtler

April 2013

How do we describe our everyday existence? Colloquially, we might cheekily use the term rat race. In his first US exhibition, “B.A.C.K.,” German-born, Brussels-based artist Peter Wächtler seemed to take up this idiom, presenting a cartoon… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2013 [TOC]

Trisha Baga

March 2013

I once considered Trisha Baga a video artist, but the appellation doesn’t really fit any longer. Increasingly over the past two years, Baga has allowed the objects that have always accumulated around her projections—which she composes from… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2013 [TOC]