Katherine Rochester

Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib

Locks Gallery

July 2014

At a time when the video loop is still a convention in moving-image presentation, it’s refreshing to see Philadelphia-based duo Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib demand more of it than sheer utility. Their six new video works pair masterfully… READ ON

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Polly Apfelbaum and Dan Cole

Temple Contemporary

June 2014

Polly Apfelbaum and Dan Cole’s exhibition carries on the legacy of its muse: a monumental expanse of colorful stripes by Gene Davis, painted on a parking lot next to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. A 1972 commission by the museum’s … READ ON

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Michael Snow

Philadelphia Museum of Art

March 2014

“Michael Snow: Photo-Centric” posits a decentralized notion of photography at the center of the Canadian artist’s oeuvre. Positioned on floors, mounted on walls, and hanging in installations, the photographs—which were shot between … READ ON

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Jason Rhoades

ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia

November 2013

“Jason Rhoades, Four Roads” covers a lot of ground without denying us necessary, numerous, and pleasurable pit stops. Conceived by senior curator Ingrid Schaffner as a road map for navigating Rhoades’s massively complex body of work in… READ ON

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“Lissitzky—Kabakov, Utopia—Reality”

Van Abbemuseum

April 2013

From the very dash in the exhibition’s title, “Lissitzky—Kabakov. Utopia and Reality” figures a generational gap as an impermeable spatial divide. On one side of each gallery are works by Russian Constructivist El Lissitzky that … READ ON

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Tacita Dean

Arcadia University Gallery

March 2013

If film time offers a temporal alternative to real time, then Tacita Dean’s JG, 2013, returns film to its phenomenological density in order to pose a metaphysical question: How do our interventions into the natural landscape shape us in … READ ON

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“Sex Life”

BODEGA

December 2012

Sex magazine began as an online periodical in the fall, but in a few short months it has already come to inhabit a physical host. Or at least that’s one way of considering the exhibition “Sex Life.” Featuring twenty-five artists and … READ ON

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“Five Acts: Chronicles of Dissent”

Marginal Utility

February 2012

“Five Acts: Chronicles of Dissent” brings together five artists who shrewdly deconstruct the language of revolt. In a baroque scene that animates aspects of Jacques-Louis David’s Intervention of the Sabine Women, 1799, Yael Bartana’s… READ ON

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November 2011

Detroit’s drastic population decrease; Phoenix’s vibrant Native American community; Raleigh-Durham’s legacy of Big Tobacco: These historical and social forces are bound to shape local artistic practices, or such is the reasonable claim… READ ON

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