Donald Kuspit

Yorgo Alexopoulos

June 2016

Talking to Yorgo Alexopoulos, it is clear that he regards himself as a painter, although his pictures are always on the move; they transform dynamically like cinema, which they are—high-tech cinema. He has traveled the earth to make the … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2016 [TOC]

Dove Bradshaw

May 2016

“Poetry is everywhere evident,” Dove Bradshaw once said, which leads one to wonder what was poetic about the works in “Unintended Consequences”—a presentation of eight abstract sculptures, all from 2015–16, and eleven linen canvases,… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2016 [TOC]

Janet Fish

April 2016

“The light would be through everything and energy through everything,” Janet Fish declared in 1988, and this is indeed what we find in her wondrous works: Light suffuses each of the nineteen still lifes that were on view in this exhibition,… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2016 [TOC]

Ronnie Landfield

March 2016

Ronnie Landfield was once an enfant terrible: In 1967, at the age of twenty, he was invited to exhibit in the Whitney Annual an eight-foot-square painting called The Howl of Terror, a terrifyingly mystical Abstract Expressionist work. Now … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2016 [TOC]

Roberto Matta

February 2016

“Matta in the 1950s and 1960s” was a curious assortment of Roberto Matta’s works, not all commensurate with each other: eleven drawings, all wax crayon and graphite; six oil paintings; and a figurative bronze sculpture. The sculpture,… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2016 [TOC]

Avinash Chandra

January 2016

The work of Avinash Chandra (1931–1991) went through four periods, more or less coordinate with the places in which he lived. Arranged chronologically, this show—billed as a retrospective of the Simla, India–born painter’s art—surveyed… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2016 [TOC]

McArthur Binion

December 2015

McArthur Binion was born on September 1, 1946, in Noxubee County in Mississippi. His father, Russell Earl Binion, age thirty-one at the time of his birth, worked in “industry,” and his mother, Martha Binion, was twenty-six. All this … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2015 [TOC]

Tom Phillips

November 2015

In 1966, at age twenty-nine, Tom Phillips began his Humument project, the “treatment” of the 1892 novel A Human Document, by the Victorian author William Hurrell Mallock. The first artist’s book that resulted was initially published in… READ ON

IN PRINT November 2015 [TOC]

Piotr Uklański

October 2015

The best of Piotr Uklański’s pictures are marked by an ironic morbidity: Untitled (Skull), 2000—one of thirty-one works in this Doug Eklund–curated survey of the Polish Conceptual artist’s photography—makes this clear. It is a striking… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2015 [TOC]

Lucas Samaras

September 2015

There’s Lucas Samaras again and again, showcased in row after row of more or less postcard-size photos—a tour de force of narcissism and inventive art. The astounding 720 pictures that were on view in this show have all been digitally … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2015 [TOC]