Andy Campbell

Justin Olerud and Patricio Manuel Bernal Morales

Visitor Welcome Center

March 2017

The concomitant and proliferating desires of sex are at the center of this two-person exhibition. Justin Olerud’s paintings of Western ware, such as a saddle (Dusty Saddle, all works 2017) and a longhorn skull, hang in the first room and are… READ ON

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“Escape Attempts”

Shulamit Nazarian

March 2017

The 1973 Lucy Lippard essay from which this show takes its title offers an account of a certain slice of Conceptualism within the political ferment of New York in the 1960s. For Lippard, Minimalism served as an important foil for the doings… READ ON

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Anna Craycroft

Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design

March 2017

What does it take to listen? Like looking and seeing, the difference between hearing and listening is significant—the former is a rote sensory activity, the latter a cognitive and affective process of absorption and integration. Listening, … READ ON

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Dave Hardy

Skibum MacArthur

March 2017

Dave Hardy’s polyurethane-foam constructions have important historical precursors ranging from the fairly well known—John Chamberlain’s hog-tied foam bundles of the late 1960s—to the more obscure—Claude van Lingen’s “Flexibles” series of the… READ ON

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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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