Susan Silas

Museums

Framing Cindy Sherman Against a Hollywood Backdrop

by Susan Silas on September 20, 2016

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LOS ANGELES — I have not always been an unalloyed fan of Cindy Sherman.

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Upon entering Odetta gallery in Bushwick, one is confronted with an irregular but geometric plywood sculpture that nearly fills the space, hovering within an inch of the floor.

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I first met Claudia Hart in 1995, when she was living in Berlin and I had gone there to do research for a project.

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Galleries

Using Cameras to Commune with Nature

by Susan Silas on March 28, 2016

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Without being heavy handed, Tegg’s exhibition reminds us that this connection to the animal kingdom (of which we are a part) is integral to our survival, at least for as long as we require bodies to function in the physical world.

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Galleries

Altarpieces for the Digital Age

by Susan Silas on March 9, 2016

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Enter Transfer gallery and your entire field of vision is instantly taken up by a vast screen, measuring 10 by 10 feet, nearly the width of the room.

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MIAMI — The exhibition of over 100 women artists currently on view at the Rubell Family Collection is difficult to review because the works do not all fit into the space and the decision was made to rotate them over the course of the show.

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MIAMI BEACH — Janet Biggs is a modern day adventurer, an explorer in the best sense.

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When I was coming of age, I did not have access to explicit images of female or male genitalia.

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Post image for On Sexual Paintings and Shifting Images: An Interview with Joan Semmel

I have known about Joan Semmel for a long time. But recently I began thinking about the parallel concerns between my own practice and the work of this artist 20 or so years my senior.

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It was clear to me that Helene Kazan still believes that it is the visual, the image, that will convey the information she wants to get across.

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