Galleries

GalleriesWeekend

Clowns Never Get Caught

by Stan Mir on July 23, 2016

Post image for Clowns Never Get Caught

Political campaigns, like Jasper Johns’s painting, “Flag,” are based on dreams.

Continue Reading →
Post image for The Shelf Life of Political Art

Tucked into a side wall at Postmasters Gallery in Tribeca, as part of a handsome group show called Grayscale, there are five new drawings by William Powhida, one of which is called “Is Donald Trump an Existential Threat? Or Just A Major Asshole…”

Continue Reading →

Galleries

Nowhere to Go in a Desert of Images

by Seph Rodney on July 22, 2016

Post image for Nowhere to Go in a Desert of Images

In Xaviera Simmon’s CODED exhibition, now on view at The Kitchen, there are a lot of intersections between the human, sexualized (and colored) body, and wide, visually monotonous land- and seascapes.

Continue Reading →
Post image for Figures of Steel that Embody Our Fears

Antony Gormley has consistently plied a practice that’s about articulations and permutations of the human body, often fabricating his forms in materials that can withstand the vicissitudes of the natural environmental.

Continue Reading →
Post image for How Chagall, Sendak, Hockney, and Other Artists Staged the Fantasies of ‘The Magic Flute’

As an opera where a colossal snake and enchanted instrument play a pivotal role, perhaps it’s no surprise Mozart’s The Magic Flute inspired some fantastic set and costume designs since its debut in 1791.

Continue Reading →
Post image for Perverting the Prescriptions of Womanhood

The Woman Destroyed, currently on view at PPOW Gallery, takes as its organizing theme the 1967 Simone de Beauvoir book of the same title, comprised of three stories that explore the personal crises of middle-aged and aging women.

Continue Reading →
Post image for Figurative Painting That’s Emphatically Human

New York City galleries are raining down a smattering of group shows that showcase figurative painting.

Continue Reading →
Post image for Two Shows that Expose the Unseen Infrastructure Around Us

The two exhibitions currently on view at the Swiss Institute examine the usually hidden infrastructure of architecture, and their consideration of space makes them particularly fitting: they are the gallery’s final shows before it moves from its current building on Wooster Street to a yet-to-be determined premise.

Continue Reading →
Post image for During the RNC, Two Art Projects Amplify the Voices of Ohio’s Citizens

CLEVELAND — Every television ad is for a presidential candidate, the phone rings off the hook with endless robocalls, and people from all over the country knock on the door to make sure I know where to vote.

Continue Reading →
Post image for André Masson’s Tortured and Sensuous Automatic Drawings

PARIS — In the polyvalent and multilayered drawings of André Masson, you can sense a free hand in love with its own movement, but not with itself.

Continue Reading →