Paige K. Bradley

  • picks May 15, 2013

    Wolfgang Tillmans

    In Wolfgang Tillmans’s latest exhibition of casual snapshots, abstractions, and framed and unframed photographs—many from his recent “Neue Welt” exhibition at the Kunsthalle Zurich—he suggests that a single image always contains multitudes. Jeddah mall I, 2012, evinces this idea in a wonderfully literal way. The ink-jet print depicts a woman shrouded in a black burqa riding an escalator in a Saudi Arabian shopping mall. The gleaming mirror finish of the escalator sends reflections skittering around the surrounding store windows and fixtures while her opaque figure cuts the only interruption in

  • picks April 01, 2013

    Faith Ringgold

    Following the first comprehensive survey of Faith Ringgold’s paintings from the 1960s at the Neuberger Museum of Art in 2010, this exhibition of her early works includes selections from the series “American People,” 1962–67, and “Black Light,” 1967–69, as well as six examples of her famed story quilt paintings. The Lover’s Trilogy: #2 Sleeping, 1986, an example of the latter, depicts a couple sleeping with a blanket running across their bodies, embellished with the story of their dysfunctional yet loving relationship, while the colors and shapes of fabric surrounding the figures speak to their