Michael Wilson

Rosa Aiello

October 2015

“Just walk in a straight line. . . . Go ahead, forward. . . . Proceed straight ahead, go on, go on. . . .” Though sometimes indistinct, at one point dropping to an intimate but distorted whisper, the voice-over in Rosa Aiello’s video … READ ON

IN PRINT October 2015 [TOC]

Julia Wachtel

September 2015

In Stripe, 2014, the friezelike centerpiece of her recent exhibition “Empowerment,” Julia Wachtel pairs silk-screened images of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un with painted cartoons of South Korean pop star Psy, singer of the once … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2015 [TOC]

Everything Is Everything

The White Columns summer party

August 2015 NEW YORK

AS THE ESTABLISHED New York art world decamps to the Hamptons and beyond, crowds at the season’s concluding events tend to be smaller, noticeably younger, and, arguably, more carefree; when the carnival leaves town, the pressure’s off. … READ ON


Dream a Little Dream

LaMonte Young and Marian Zazeela’s Dream House

June 2015 NEW YORK

PROHIBITED FROM SPEAKING, applauding, taking photographs, making recordings, eating, drinking, or—in observance of a traditional Indian custom—pointing their feet in the direction of the performers, the crowd at the first of three concerts… READ ON


Athanasios Argianas

June 2015

In his sophomore exhibition at this gallery, “Swimmer’s Arms Are Oars,” the Athens-born Athanasios Argianas continued to explore “the space between the senses” in an elegant group of sculptures, photographs, and works on paper that… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2015 [TOC]

Molly Smith

May 2015

While the claim to have merged art and life is a perennial and universal cliché, it rarely holds water, functioning more often as a highfalutin excuse for doing nothing much. But when a change in an artist’s practical circumstances—whether… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2015 [TOC]

Kamau Amu Patton

May 2015

In Kamau Amu Patton’s recent exhibition, chaotic input gave rise to surprisingly orderly results. Using electronic feedback as a generative force work, Patton allowed the technological to bleed into the more outwardly organic, showing … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2015 [TOC]

Ryan McNamara

April 2015

“This guy,” says Ryan McNamara, holding up a small black-and-white photographic cutout, “was a contestant in a dance contest I held in Buenos Aires. The entire dance floor was full of 150 people all melting on top of each other and … READ ON

IN PRINT April 2015 [TOC]

Jason Kraus

April 2015

Titled “Finished Objects,” Jason Kraus’s recent exhibition certainly had a degree of polish, in that the show also incorporated mass-produced artifacts that are “finished” insofar as they have already been manufactured, bought, … READ ON

IN PRINT April 2015 [TOC]

Michael Wang

March 2015

If Rite-Aid had ever taken a chance on Donald Judd, Carl Andre, or Haim Steinbach as shelf stockers, your local drugstore might have looked something like “Rivals,” Michael Wang’s recent exhibition at Andrea Rosen Gallery’s compact … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2015 [TOC]