Andrew Kachel

John Outterbridge

Art + Practice

January 2016

“Packages travel like people” reads a luggage tag affixed to John Outterbridge’s sculpture Case in Point, ca. 1970. A flat piece of brown painted canvas is buckled around seven stuffed oblong objects whose limb-like dimensions suggest the … READ ON

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Em Rooney

Bodega

January 2016

The press release for Em Rooney’s exhibition at this gallery is written in first person and ends with a list: “Future words for forest: apple, brazil, empire, expro, exxon, gate, gates, grass, fire, loneliness, love, sand, seed, sunrise, … READ ON

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Polly Apfelbaum

56 Henry

December 2015

In ecstatic floor compositions and ordered tabletop groupings of fabric, pigment, glitter, and rugs, Polly Apfelbaum’s work can be understood as a triangulation of painting, sculpture, and the readymade. But this artist often sets her sights… READ ON

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Stuart Ringholt

OSMOS

December 2015

The printed page can conceal. Things can hide between the lines—subtext, implication, allusion, etc.—but they can also be stashed between the pages. Maybe your dad’s copy of Bob Woodward’s State of Denial (2007) is a hollowed-out hiding spot… READ ON

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Mindy Rose Schwartz and David Rappeneau

Queer Thoughts

November 2015

In a scene from David Rappeneau’s series of drawings, “Untitled,” from 2014, a woman’s watch reads 9:66 as she raises her hand and her highlighter-yellow wraparound eyes widen: shit, spilled the stash. If the hour is any indication, linear … READ ON

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Barbara Rossi

New Museum

November 2015

Chicago Imagist Barbara Rossi had formal rules for drawing and painting. Like a latter-day Surrealist, her drawings eschewed planned composition. She rendered forms individually with colored pencil and graphite, isolating a single object in… READ ON

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Martha Wilson

P.P.O.W

November 2015

“Credibility equals reality,” begins a typewritten text in Martha Wilson’s work SELFPORTRAIT, 2014, “so that ‘self’ depends not on who you think you are, but on who others think you appear to be.” This aphorism lays a conceptual foundation … READ ON

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Barbara Hammer

Company

October 2015

Barbara Hammer’s work in experimental film has incalculably shaped the collective memory of lesbian and feminist experience. But, before she came to the medium—and before she came out, leaving her marriage “on a motorcycle with a super-8 … READ ON

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Scott Lyall

Miguel Abreu Gallery

September 2015

Light is a fundamental agent in Scott Lyall’s output, acting as both material and subject matter. The series “Black Glass,” 2014–15, includes twelve nearly seamless monochrome panels, each measuring some sixty-seven by forty-seven inches. … READ ON

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James “Son Ford” Thomas

80WSE Gallery

July 2015

James “Son Ford” Thomas began making skulls at the age of ten with the intent to scare his grandfather. Not amused, Thomas’s grandfather cried out when he encountered the first memento mori, ordering Thomas to get rid of the clay likeness. … READ ON

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