Andy Campbell

Allan Sekula

Christopher Grimes Gallery

February 2017

Near the beginning of this exhibition of Allan Sekula’s early work is one of the artist’s many collaborations with the theorist Noël Burch, Reagan Tape, 1981. Intercutting Ronald Reagan’s first speech after his inauguration with clips from … READ ON

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Supports/Surfaces

Cherry and Martin, Cherry and Martin

February 2017

In 2014, this gallery held their first exhibition of artists aligned with the 1960s and 1970s French movement Supports/Surfaces, titled “Supports/Surfaces is Alive and Well,” and made an argument for the continuing vitality of these painters’… READ ON

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Danielle Dean

Commonwealth and Council

February 2017

It all begins at the end, with a shoe—Nike True Red Vamps, released in 2003, so named for its striking red-and-black colorway, and for the well-worn mythological association of vampires with darkness and blood. In the hands of Danielle Dean,… READ ON

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Kandis Williams

February 2017

In his signal 1982 study of the Parisian asylum Salpêtrière, where in the late nineteenth century a women’s clinic headed by neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot treated female patients thought to be suffering from hysteria, philosopher Georges … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2017 [TOC]

Theaster Gates

Regen Projects

January 2017

On a neat horizontal row of matte-black-bound Jet magazines, Theaster Gates has inscribed his own poetry in gold. Ever the pedagogue, the artist writes in rhythmic repetition on one segment of West Side Story, 2017, “Glissant is trying to … READ ON

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Lari Pittman

The Huntington

January 2017

Lari Pittman is counting the ways. With titles such as 9 Apparitions During Times of Anxiety and Distress and 12 Verified Occurrences During a Full Moon (all works 2015), the six large-format, unique volumes (cradled lovingly in a rhythmic … READ ON

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Stefan Burnett

Slow Culture

January 2017

The black borders of many of the painted images in Stefan Burnett’s current solo exhibition (all works Untitled and undated) suggest an artist engaged in the process of rearticulating and reframing appropriated source images, which appear to… READ ON

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Jay DeFeo

Marc Selwyn Fine Art

December 2016

If a certain mythos around Jay DeFeo circulates, it is due to the perceived centrality of her long-in-development, bombastic painting The Rose, 1958–66. With this piece often presented as an obdurate but nevertheless heroic and career-defining… READ ON

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Betye Saar

Roberts & Tilton

December 2016

Bird, hand, globe, eye, ship; cage, hold, fan, mirror, compute. Betye Saar’s dense cosmology of signs and gestures is at the center of this pair of exhibitions, giving viewers opportunity to take in over half a century of this Los Angeles–based… READ ON

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Kathryn Andrews

David Kordansky Gallery

December 2016

Get close—such is the suggestion of Kathryn Andrews’s two sculptures (both titled, fittingly, Stormtrooper [all works cited, 2016]) as to the most suitable way to view her latest series of works. In each, a replica storm trooper costume is … READ ON

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