Reviews

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The poems in Elaine Kahn’s Women in Public are highly self-aware. They’re porous, riven with gaps and fragmentation; at the same time, they’re unquestionably “lyrical” in their concision and fluidity

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Titian,

Titian’s “The Flaying of Marsyas” is among the most celebrated and disturbing images the Venetian master ever painted.

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Street

Decoding Public Art in City Hall Park

by Allison Meier on August 26, 2016

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Between the four speakers of Chris Watson’s “Ring Angels,” the fluttering of a thousand wings fills a corner of City Hall Park.

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Post image for In His New Trio of Releases, Frank Ocean Crafts a Mortal Self-Image

At a time when we swipe through thousands of images a day and cruise through thousands of paintings in an hour at an art fair, it’s only the rarest of artworks that we return to again and again.

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Post image for For Fluxus Artist Alison Knowles, Anything Can Be Art

PITTSBURGH — There are hardly any figures in the Alison Knowles exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art, but the presence of bodies, especially that of the artist, resonates throughout the prints, scroll books, and multimedia installations.

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Galleries

Turning the Male Gaze on Its Head

by Seph Rodney on August 26, 2016

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It’s an oh-so-good premise for an exhibition: exploring the female gaze.

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Post image for Finding a Dwelling but Not Quite a Home in an Artwork

LOS ANGELES — “You don’t know what work is.” That’s the last line of a poem by Philip Levine that immediately comes to mind when I wind my way through the Made in LA 2016 exhibition at the Hammer Museum and arrive at the final piece I encounter during my visit.

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Post image for Headless Trophies for Our Cultural Decadence

PORTLAND, Oregon — What can a herd of headless deer painted gold with gaudy tinsel tails teach the 1% and the rest of us? The answer is a lot.

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Post image for The Abstract Patterns of Sound on Dusty Speaker Covers

There are no drawings on the walls for the Drawing Center’s current exhibition — at least, none you may define in the conventional sense of the medium.

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Post image for After Flint Water Crisis, Police Murders, and More, Midwestern Artists Get Mad

TOLEDO, Ohio — Midwesterners are many things, but they aren’t, as a rule, complainers.

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