One Work: Arghavan Khosravi’s “Black Rain”

Art in America
May 18, 2021

“JPEGs do no favors for Arghavan Khosravi’s work; though they look flat and one-dimensional online, the artist’s canvases are emphatically sculptural in person, with intricate constructions, illusionistic uses of depth and surface, and judicious, almost exclamatory incorporations of found materials.” [more]

“I Remember”: Gerard & Kelly

March 2, 2021

“Gerard & Kelly’s timelines don’t make sense really. They’re not always understandable to the lay public, they’re erratic, they start and stop, and they make time queer, as in not only strange and disorienting but politically different and rebellious in intent; relationships are not seen only in one way but many, while romantic partnerships are spread across sexual and gender lines, seeking greater representation for both.” [more]

Critics’ Picks: Reggie Burrows Hodges

February 18, 2021

“There’s something radical about the way the painter Reggie Burrows Hodges primes his blank white canvases with an inky, monochromatic black. He practically carves his figures out of this surface, layering different forms and colors around them in order to build out compelling scenes of everyday Black life.” [more]

Night Terrors

Art in America
February 5, 2021

“Comprising paintings, sculptures, and drawings, the show drew on the artists’ childhood memories of the devastating Croatian War of 1991–95, in which the country fought for independence from Yugoslavia. While nothing in “Bijeg u noć” directly referred to this historical era, its trauma manifested in terrifying, oblique form.” [more]

Cajsa von Zeipel’s Campy Dystopia

FriezeOct 16, 2020
“...such feats of spectacle don’t hide the fact that, in the words of the press release, Von Zeipel’s ‘futures […] made out of the fragments’ seem literally slapped together, not only in execution but in concept.” [more]

Critics’ Picks: Karlheinz Weinberger

ArtforumSeptember 16, 2020
“The photographer dotes on his butch subjects as they pose, drunkenly laze around in the woods, or make out with their girlfriends. And Weinberger’s boys really knew how to do it up.” [more]

“How Are You?” Care and Remembrance in the Work of Nan Goldin and Kathleen White

Broadcast, September 8, 2020
“Nan noted in a recent phone call, ‘She could be really funny. I miss her. She had a gentleness about her, but also sharp edges. She taught me to always ask people first: ‘how are you?’”. [more]

Cosmopolitan Other: Salman Toor

Mousse, July 15, 2020
“Far from being harmless signifiers of contemporary culture, Toor’s gadgets point to the pernicious ways technology capitalizes, literally, on social relationships in a metropolis.” [more]

Brendan Fernandes’s New Performance Brings Isamu Noguchi’s Sculptures to Life

Art In America26 Nov, 2019
Over the past year or so, Brendan Fernandes, who trained as a ballet dancer before turning to visual art, has been making work that explicitly foregrounds dance's reliance on mastery, skill, and self-control. [more]

Michael Wang

Artforum24 Oct, 2019
Organized by the Swiss Institute, Michael Wang’s “Extinct in New York,” a botanical triage unit of sorts, propagates and tenderly cares for dozens of plants that have been driven out—or otherwise eradicated—from the five boroughs due to overdevelopment, pollution, and other adverse conditions. [more]

Sam Ekwurtzel

Artforum4 Oct, 2019
East River–adjacent ferry queens like myself, who take New York City’s commuter boats up and down the coastlines, will recognize the fat mooring bollards—posts that ships get tied to when docked—in Sam Ekwurtzel’s solo exhibition, “Renderings.” They stand like rigid sentinels here, but looks are deceiving, as what appears in the gallery are actually husks—or perhaps even ghosts—of the original bollards that were created through clever acts of destruction.

Ugo Mulas’s Photographs Show Candid Moments from the 1960s New York Art World

Art In America
16 Sept, 2019

Ugo Mulas's photographs of New York City's artistic power players from the 1960s, remind us that artists like Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, and Andy Warhol were real people who lived real lives. [more]

Danielle Dean 

Art In America1 Nov, 2018
Danielle Dean's exhibition "Bazar" took the catalogues the iconic French department store Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville has produced between the late nineteenth century and today as a lens through which to view the entangled histories of consumerism and racism.  [more]

Jack Smith

Art In America1 Oct, 2018
Jack Smith is known almost entirely for his playfully risqué film Flaming Creatures (1963); as noted in the pamphlet accompanying Artists Space's exhibition "Art Crust of Spiritual Oasis," the underground classic informed how Susan Sontag defined camp in her landmark essay “Notes on Camp” (1964). [more]

Em Rooney

Art In America1 Jun, 2018
Critics routinely describe Em Rooney's work as "vernacular." Vernacular it is, but sometimes to a fault. [more]

Cyprien Gaillard

Art In America1 May, 2018
Cyprien Gaillard makes spectacular films, sculptures, and installations that dramatize the unsavory, distinctly unglamorous side of societal progress while also making it beautiful. [more]

Julien Ceccaldi

Frieze15 Oct, 2017
While Julien Ceccaldi’s solo exhibition ‘Gay’ is, admittedly, very gay – it has the feel of both a cum-drenched Roman bath scene and a 1980s coming-of-age rom-com – it’s also universal in its depiction of classic, unrequited love: the kind in which the ugly frog longs for the beautiful princess (or, in this case, prince). There’s no happy ending here, though: just a constant negative feedback loop. [more]


ArtReview19 Jun, 2017
Pleasures and terrors of the neoliberal digital age. [more]