Michelle Grabner

Jessica Halonen

Blue Star Contemporary

April 2017

Jessica Halonen’s exhibition has more than the color blue in common with author Maggie Nelson’s Bluets (2009), which features a prose style that threads together 240 fragments around blue and its many historical associations. Halonen’s … READ ON


Jeffrey Gibson

Haggerty Museum of Art

March 2017

For two days during the winter of 1993, Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Coco Fusco performed as ostensible natives from the mythical island of Guatinaui in the main lobby of Chicago’s Field Museum. In a sturdy cage, the pair of artists enacted … READ ON


Albert Oehlen

Cleveland Museum of Art

January 2017

Since the 1980s, Albert Oehlen has routinely deployed the tree as a programmatic conceit, a rudimentary scheme that has allowed for mischievous invention within the language of painting. As a rhizomatic figure, the tree offers vast and … READ ON


Fred Wilson

December 2016

Fred Wilson’s exhibitions “Wildfire Test Pit” and “Black to the Powers of Ten,” which have taken over two galleries of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, a venerated teaching collection at Oberlin College, are sagacious follow-ups to the artist’s… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2016 [TOC]

“Louise Fishman: Paper Louise Tiny Fishman Rock”

May 2016

Curated by Ingrid Schaffner In tandem with an independently organized retrospective at the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, this hometown survey of Fishman’s fifty-year-long career features the painter’s… READ ON


Paul McCarthy

March 2016

White Snow Placemat Drawings, WS, 2013–14, a set of six scallop-edged paper place mats, each depicting an assortment of quickly drawn, naked, dripping, hairy figures engaged in various acts of dominance or submission, set the tone for this … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2016 [TOC]

Joseph Yoakum

December 2015

The fabulist and inveterate drifter Joseph Yoakum was known to claim that he had traveled the world as a circus man, a soldier, and a train porter during the first six or so decades of his life. In 1962, at the age of seventy-one, he took up… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2015 [TOC]

Erika Rothenberg

June 2015

Since 1991, Erika Rothenberg has employed the form and generic sentimentality of the greeting card as a means of examining a vast range of social ills and political injustices. Rothenberg’s cards, executed simply in gouache and watercolor, … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2015 [TOC]

Michael Kaysen

May 2015

The exuberant pre-crash 2007 exhibition “Makers and Modelers: Works in Ceramics,” in which sixty-four ceramic objects by thirty-one artists crowded Chelsea’s Gladstone Gallery, was a watershed moment for the medium. Today, it’s difficult to… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2015 [TOC]

“Arlene Shechet: All at Once”

May 2015

Curated by Jenelle Porter For more than twenty years, Arlene Shechet has rigorously worked at the material limits of plaster, paper pulp, and glass. In the past ten, she has also—and with increasing concentration—explored the possibilities … READ ON