Lloyd Wise

“Call and Response”

April 2015

To survey painting in 2015 is to take on a seemingly impossible task. How to sort through its stylistic shifts, its post-medium-specific mutability, its disorienting variousness? How to define painting’s boundaries? What could one possibly… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2015 [TOC]

“The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World”

March 2015

THE PAST IS NEVER DEAD—it’s only a click away. And the artists in “The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World” immerse themselves in a networked, GIFed-up history that’s as promiscuously accessible as it is screen-deep.… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2015 [TOC]

Mike Nelson

March 2015

Though perhaps not beautiful in the classic SoCal sense of surfably blue waters and dazzling sunsets, nor, for that matter, in the East Coast manner of the beach-plum and sand-dune William Merritt Chase picturesque, the shoreline running from… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2015 [TOC]

Jean-Luc Moulène

January 2015

After visiting Jean-Luc Moulène’s “Torture Concrete” at Miguel Abreu Gallery this past fall, one would have been forgiven for scratching one’s head. The artist’s diverse, astringent work, which has ranged from monochrome paintings… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2015 [TOC]

Gabriel Orozco

December 2014

Coming to Gabriel Orozco’s work a generation late, I find it difficult to imagine the impact it had when it was first presented to New Yorkers in the form of the legendary installation Yogurt Caps at Marian Goodman Gallery in 1994. The … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2014 [TOC]

Tomma Abts

November 2014

At once volatile and precise, Tomma Abts’s work keeps shifting beneath your feet. Echoing a wide range of precursors—from high Constructivism (Alexander Archipenko and Henryk Stażewski), to geometric abstraction’s flashier midcentury … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2014 [TOC]

Knud Lonberg-Holm

November 2014

Like anything, the appeal of high modernism ebbs and flows. This presentation of architect Knud Lonberg-Holm’s work, assembled from an archive of photographs, drawings, letters, and other materials compiled by the late historian Marc … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2014 [TOC]

Matthew Palladino

October 2014

Computer “graphical interfaces” have a cultural significance that is impossible to overstate. The window, the toolbar, the drop-down menu, the scroll bar: These ubiquitous mechanisms mediate our interactions with the digital—which is to… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2014 [TOC]

Vincent Fecteau

September 2014

“My continuing struggle is that I want to express this cheesy emotion that I know isn’t cheesy,” said Vincent Fecteau in 1995. “And I don’t know how to do it.” Such a mission is difficult, but if the solution is elusive, the … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2014 [TOC]

Charlotte Posenenske

June 2014

It is somewhat difficult to believe, but until quite recently, Charlotte Posenenske was little more than a footnote, effectively forgotten by the art-historical literature until a modest installation of her reliefs and participatory sculptures… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2014 [TOC]