Michael Wilson

Tim Youd

October 2017

In Stanley Kubrick’s much-deconstructed ur-horror film The Shining (1980), conclusive evidence of protagonist Jack Torrance’s psychopathy appears tucked into the wayward winter caretaker’s typewriter. Upon finding it, his long-suffering wife,… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2017 [TOC]

Ceal Floyer

September 2017

Ceal Floyer shares with a handful of her contemporaries, such as Martin Creed and Gavin Turk—all three emerged in London during the early 1990s heyday of the YBAs—a wry post-Conceptualist mode that edges consciously ever closer to non-art, … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2017 [TOC]

Evan Holloway

June 2017

Still indelibly associated with Los Angeles, sculptor Evan Holloway broke through in the late 1990s by combining high-modernist form with subcultural and mundane imagery, manifesting a nimble strand of post-Pop that revealed the clear … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2017 [TOC]

Vik Muniz

May 2017

 It’s no great challenge to name recent exhibitions in New York that have drawn their power from expert illusionism. One featuring Vija Celmins’s obsessive conjurings of the night sky and ocean surface, for example, coincided with… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2017 [TOC]

Play Ball

The 7th annual Brooklyn Artists Ball

April 2017 BROOKLYN

ANNE PASTERNAK’S FIRST COUPLE OF YEARS as director of the Brooklyn Museum have been interesting ones, though not always in the sense she might have preferred. A few short months into her tenure, the firebrand former head of Creative Time … READ ON


“January Show”

April 2017

Back in 2008, on what now seems like the cusp of a fleeting golden age, the gossip blog How’s My Dealing? boasted a section devoted to the casualties of for-profit cut-and-thrust. DeathWatch collated advance reports of the closing of various… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2017 [TOC]

Matt Johnson

March 2017

Matt Johnson operates in broadly the same arena as his onetime tutor Charles Ray, producing highly polished work that makes the everyday strange. For his second solo exhibition at this gallery, the New York–born, Los Angeles–based artist … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2017 [TOC]

Jonathan Meese

February 2017

Inspired by the singular if unfashionable vision of Franz Erhard Walther, under whom he studied at Hamburg’s Hochschule für Bildende Künste in the late 1990s, Jonathan Meese has developed a self-consciously grandiose vision of “total art” … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2017 [TOC]

Denzil Forrester

February 2017

I have an enduring memory of an early-1990s set by legendary dub reggae DJ Jah Shaka at the North London club the Rocket that garnered the performer all the more respect for his stubborn reliance on a single turntable: no hyperactive cutting… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2017 [TOC]

Hugh Scott-Douglas

January 2017

When British artist Rebecca Moss boarded the container ship Hanjin Geneva last summer to begin a “traveling” residency arranged by Access Gallery in Vancouver, she expected to arrive in Shanghai twenty-three days later. But after the craft’s… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2017 [TOC]