Mary Rinebold

Cally Spooner

gb agency

November 2016

Cally Spooner tells us a deceptively subjective story here. In Self Tracking (the five stages of grief) (all works cited, 2016), a series of graphite and colored-pencil lines on a wall represent the artist’s identity through analytical means.… READ ON

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Channa Horwitz

Raven Row

March 2016

Channa Horwitz combined formal rigor and intuitive perception like few others within her Minimalist and Conceptualist milieu. At this exhibition’s entrance is Language Series II, 1964–2004, an expansive collection of orange squares painted … READ ON

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Pascal Vonlanthen

Fri Art

October 2015

Pascal Vonlanthen’s output accomplishes a contradiction: layered references to the analytic practices of concrete poetry, conceptual writing, and geometric abstraction, all produced intuitively. To begin with, Untitled (LALIBERTE), (all works… READ ON

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Daiga Grantina

Galerie Joseph Tang

November 2014

In psychoanalytic terms, a visual or a literary preoccupation with abject forms, such as sludge or refuse, is a manifestation of the death drive—an instinctive, often repressed aspiration to return to formless, corporeal material. Daiga … READ ON

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Émilie Pitoiset

Klemm's

October 2014

Émilie Pitoiset produces artworks that trace a collection of characters through an ongoing narrative articulated across multiple platforms, including exhibition, film, and performance, the latter of which is often in collaboration with critics… READ ON

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Gilbert & George

Gilbert & George speak about their work and current exhibition in Monaco

August 2014

“Art Exhibition” comprises forty works by British artists Gilbert & George at the Villa Paloma of the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco. The show closely traces the history of the duo’s artistic creation, including rare, early prints and … READ ON

500 WORDS

Vern Blosum

Kunsthalle Bern

July 2014

The oeuvre of Vern Blosum manifests the limits of a persona. According to the press release of the artist’s retrospective exhibition, the thirty paintings made between 1961 and 1964 on view are ascribed to Blosum, the pseudonym of the (said… READ ON

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Ernst Caramelle

La Salle De Bains

May 2014

A dichotomous tension between expressive and conceptual responses to the walls of this institution is quietly provoked in this exhibition, beginning with the transitional doorways between exhibition rooms. Onto the wide walls of these … READ ON

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Philippe Decrauzat

MAGASIN - Centre National d'Art Contemporain

March 2014

Like its trisyllabic title, “Notes, Tones, Stone,” this exhibition coalesces three distinct programs. The first is architectonic, following the grid of interlocking concrete slabs that form the floor of the extensive main room that Philippe… READ ON

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Michael Portnoy

February 2014

“There is a certain kind of ghost that can only materialize with the aid of a sheet or other piece of cloth to give it outline,” says William S. Burroughs in his 1953 novel, Junky. So too can the ephemeral, performing human body be traced by… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2014 [TOC]