Cat Kron

Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Chelsea E. Manning

November 2017

It’s difficult to gauge the merits of “A Becoming Resemblance” with anything resembling critical objectivity. The incendiary politics surrounding Dewey-Hagborg’s collaborator and muse, the US military intelligence officer turned hacktivist … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2017 [TOC]

Genesis Belanger

Mrs.

September 2017

Genesis Belanger’s first solo presentation at this gallery, with modestly sized porcelain, stoneware, and cast-concrete objects, is suggestive and strange. Most of her sculptures are methodically situated throughout the space on cement … READ ON

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Rebecca Warren

September 2017

In the Hadean period, the earliest geologic era in earth’s history, the planet’s defining characteristic was its hot, molten surface, which would ultimately cool and harden to create the relatively stable terra firma we enjoy today. Much … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2017 [TOC]

Willa Nasatir

Whitney Museum of American Art

August 2017

Willa Nasatir’s photographs of her provisional and precarious studio assemblages reveal the artist’s ruminative tinkering—but the use of dramatic lighting demonstrates a tight control over her environment. Nasatir’s images are populated by … READ ON

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“A Few Open Systems”

AND NOW

June 2017

The premise of the summer group show—that the adjacency of works by multiple artists will somehow inform and enhance one’s reading of them—is a slightly tenuous one, occasionally producing exhibitions that rely on superficial similarities. … READ ON

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Vikky Alexander

May 2017

 What happens to a copy as it ages? This show of Vikky Alexander’s photographs from 1981 to 1983, produced at the apex of appropriation art, put the question front and center. Though Alexander’s work was not included in 2009’s … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2017 [TOC]

GINNY CASEY AND JESSI REAVES

May 2017

Curated by Charlotte Ickes A bulbous, raunchy anthropomorphism runs through the paintings of Ginny Casey and the sculptures of Jessi Reaves. Casey’s paintings, featuring cool-toned, swollen hands and vases, and Reaves’s furniture-based … READ ON

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“ANNABETH ROSEN: FIRED, BROKEN, GATHERED, HEAPED”

May 2017

Curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver CAMH brings together more than two decades’ worth of Annabeth Rosen’s work in the prolific ceramicist’s first major survey. Eighty-some sculptures will be accompanied by forty works on paper, all reiterating… READ ON

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Brandi Twilley

March 2017

The reclining female nude continues to extend her long arm over figurative painting. Formally agreeable and subjectively compelling, she sprawls languidly across the horizontal axis of the canvas—an alluring body in repose, inviting inquiry.… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2017 [TOC]

Oslo Peace

The opening of “Myths of the Marble” in Oslo

February 2017 OSLO

THERE’S NEVER A GOOD TIME to travel under the auspices of cultural representation on behalf of a country with demonstrated fascist and xenophobic leanings. Three days before I embarked for Oslo, our president enacted the so-called travel ban;… READ ON

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