Post image for The Urge to Reach Out and Touch Beyond the Screen

CHICAGO — A flat description of Miami-based artist Jillian Mayer’s work— such as you might find in wall texts or press releases — reads like it’s culled from the syllabus of an Interactive Arts & Media graduate class.

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Post image for 47 Painters Exhibit Symptoms of the Philip Guston Effect

BOSTON — Before 1968, when Philip Guston more or less began working on a new body of work that would define his late career, it could be said of him, as it was of Lord Dartmouth by the poet William Cowper: this was a man “who wears a coronet and prays.”

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John Ashbery,

I do know that I had no intention of writing about the two exhibitions currently at Tibor de Nagy, John Ashbery & Guy Maddin: Collages and Richard Baker: The Doctor is Out, when I went to the gallery.

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Alison Hall, “Brooklyn Nocturne XI, Smiling” (2015)

Alison Hall’s small, smart, monochromatic panels are clear, compact and not at all what they seem.

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Post image for A Textile Artist’s Long Overdue US Survey Ropes You In

Human figures seem to lurk in almost all of Françoise Grossen’s folded, knotted, and coiled rope sculptures.

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Post image for Politicized Artworks That Ask Viewers to Fill In the Unknowns

Two years ago, at a Cildo Meireles retrospective in Madrid, I sat on a wooden dock that overlooked a paper sea and a vast, blue plaster sky.

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Post image for Hand-Stitched Fantasies of Reality TV

In artist Sophia Narrett’s current solo show at Arts+Leisure, two women meet on the set of The Bachelor and swiftly fall in love — with each other.

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Rowdy Celebrations

by John Yau on June 21, 2015

Peter Reginato,

A few months ago, I saw a painting by Peter Reginato for the first time. It was on the streets of Manhattan.

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Joan Miró in front of his painting,

How did postwar New York painting influence one of its foremost European progenitors? This question is posed as a partial rationale for Nahmad Contemporary’s current show Joan Miró: Oiseux Dans L’Espace.

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Post image for Colored Dots and Brass Tacks: The Paintings of Andrew Forge

“They take a long time to make.” That’s what the British artist and writer Andrew Forge said when he was “questioned as to the meaning of his paintings,” according to an obituary that ran in The Telegraph

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