Zachary H. Small

  • picks January 26, 2018

    Dale Lewis

    The kaleidoscopic horrors that Dale Lewis summons from his East London neighborhood provide an unsettling image of post-Brexit life. While their frantic anti-Trump counterparts continue to protest in America, Britain’s liberal remnants seethe. Such repressed tension boils up to the surface of Lewis’s impressively large figurative paintings, which owe their aesthetic to the AbEx gargoyles of Willem de Kooning.

    Elaborately choreographed, the subjects of Lewis’s paintbrush bend over backward into quotidian scenes of family, friends, and sex. The labyrinthine intricacies of his compositions, such as

  • picks October 23, 2017

    Gianfranco Baruchello

    The star of Marcel Duchamp’s handpicked progeny never shined outside of his native Italy. While Gianfranco Baruchello exhibited in New York and Rome in the 1960s, the story of his polymathic career has rarely found its way into common knowledge. After more than six decades in the field, incredibly, Baruchello is now making his London debut with a museum-size retrospective.

    Painter, sculptor, performer, filmmaker, writer, political renegade, and occasional horticulturalist Baruchello’s appeal comes from his interdisciplinary approach. Like his famous postwar literary compatriots (e.g., Italo