Susan Silas

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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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Laura Larson’s current show of photographs at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc. feels like a small museum retrospective. The elegantly installed exhibition explores the artist’s career over a twenty-year period, from 1992 to 2012.

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A Painter Finds Depth in Flatness

by Susan Silas on August 28, 2014

Installation view, 'Carl Ostendarp: BLANKS'

“The world is flat.” So declared New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman in 2005. And before the world was flat, it was round, and before that it was flat. And the picture plane was flat too.

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Barbara DeGenevieve

If you go to the artist Barbara DeGenevieve’s website you will be greeted by laughter. Raucous, playful, sinister? But now also uncanny, because Barbara DeGenevieve died on Saturday, August 9, of complications from cervical cancer.

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Art Before Images

by Susan Silas on April 10, 2014

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When you come across a mirror it’s nearly impossible not to look in it. But what happens when the reflective surface is an artwork — when looking at yourself precludes looking at it, and vice versa? Carrie Yamaoka’s exhibition at PK Shop, titled after the Jimi Hendrix song “Are You Experienced?,” is reminiscent of the cognitive illusions of the young girl and the old woman or the rabbit and the duck.

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A Look Inside Miami’s New Art Museum

by Susan Silas on December 19, 2013

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MIAMI — On opening night, I dutifully parked my car in the Omni parking lot as instructed and got inside the double-decker bus that would take me five or so blocks to the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). That ride on the top deck took nearly twenty minutes. We drove up the long driveway, past half-finished buildings, and were deposited in front of a gleaming jewel with swarms of people lined up at the doors.

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