Reviews

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The newest exhibition at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York examines the influence of nature on military camouflage.

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Ellar Coltrane, age 9, in 'Boyhood'

The big bet pays off in Boyhood, much like the risks of early life: making friends, changing the way we think and look, the things we do.

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John Altoon,

LOS ANGELES — In John Altoon’s current retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, curator Carol S. Eliel organizes a view of this Los Angeles artist’s work that spans from his early beginnings in art — heavy strokes of more Cubist-type work — to his delicate, sexually charged ink and watercolors leading up to his death.

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Post image for The Unstable Art of Pattern Recognition

Fixed Unknowns, the current exhibition on the upper level of Taymour Grahne Gallery, breeds constant questioning of the image before the eyes.

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Post image for The Values of Louise Lawler

At the core of artist Louise Lawler’s work is the question of place, by which I don’t mean simply a notion of geography, but also hierarchies.

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Annemarie Heinrich, The Lecuona Cuban Boys on tour in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1940-1941), silver print, 8 x 10 inches.

LONDON — On display in a vitrine at the Victoria and Albert Museum here is a large, black-and-white photo-print depicting the suit of armor Christopher Columbus wore during his journeys to what Europeans came to call “the New World.”

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Portrait of Regina Bogat, 52 Division Street, New York City (c. 1961)

Regina Bogat: Works 1967-1977 at Zürcher Gallery marks another milestone in the rediscovery of an artist who has long been hidden in plain sight. Since her start in the 1950s, in a milieu that included abstract artists like Mark Rothko, Ad Reinhardt and her late husband, Al Jensen, Bogat has always played the subversive.

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Post image for Fagen’s Critical Catalogue (July 2014, Part 1)

In part 1 of this month, reviews of Celtic Woman, The Fault in Our Stars, The Rough Guide to Indian Classical Music, and Deadmau5.

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Chiaki Kamikawa, “10 Possible Locations for Secret Talks” (2014), number 6 of 10 drawings, pencil on paper, approximately 8 3/10 x 9 1/10 inches

Simultaneously confounding and illuminating, The Intuitionists at the Drawing Center is a puzzle within a puzzle, a conceptual stunt that raises sticky questions about curatorial responsibility and the structuring of aesthetic experience.

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Ellen Brooks, “Untitled (Lawn Couple)” at Hauser & Wirth

Photography’s initial accomplishment was to allow for the instantaneous transformation of a four-dimensional object or event into a static, two-dimensional representation. However, in the catalogue for the 1970 exhibition Photography into Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, Peter C. Burnell insisted that the medium could be pushed to even greater creative possibilities.

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