Erica Dawn Lyle

  • picks August 10, 2018

    David Wojnarowicz

    David Wojnarowicz’s ephemeral installations have long been the stuff of art-world legend. Take his “Cockabunnies,” elements of what the artist called an action installation. In 1982, Wojnarowicz let loose dozens of live roaches with glued-on bunny ears and tails at the opening of “Beast: Animal Imagery in Recent Painting” at the PS1 Contemporary Art Center in New York (now known as MoMA PS1). The gesture was a kind of revenge for not being included in the exhibition, as well as a fantastic moment of guerilla comedy. Here, the gallery gives us objects, documentation, and re-creations of many of

  • picks February 06, 2018

    David Kennedy Cutler

    Just one week into David Kennedy Cutler’s durational performance here—the artist is living in the empty gallery for ten weeks this winter, improvising makeshift shelter from materials on hand—Off Season, 2018, already feels like an eerie tableau of cabin-fever madness. An enormous white cube constructed on the show’s first day stood by week’s end with gaping holes in its tattered drywall after the artist, wielding two long vitrines, smashed through its walls à la Jack Nicholson in The Shining. Cutler’s clever internet-era reboot of the familiar trope of the artist facing down existential harm