Post image for In Bushwick, an Exhibition Tears Down Walls Between Art and Craft

Neo-Craftivism, a group show at the Parlour Bushwick, brings together works by nine artists that dynamite the tired old boundaries separating craft and art.

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Post image for An Iranian Artist Exposes Totalitarian Power and Defaces Its Iconography

The manipulation of the masses is ubiquitous in everyday life, from pop culture to religion to politics.

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Post image for Painterly Surfaces on Canvases of Clay

Viola Frey, a powerful woman and rule-busting artist, has not been given enough credit for the ways in which she changed the game for artists working in clay.

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Post image for Unimaginative Revisions of Key Moments in US Race Relations

LOS ANGELES — Historical Fiction, Tyler Shields’s new photography show at the Andrew Weiss gallery in Los Angeles, is an interpretation of some important moments in 20th-century US history.

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Post image for Jessica Rohrer’s View of the Heaven on Earth Club

“Something strange is creeping across me.” The first line of John Ashbery’s poem, “Daffy Duck in Hollywood,” came to mind while I was scrutinizing the modestly scaled, seemingly benign works included in Bloomfield, Jessica Rohrer’s latest exhibition of paintings and works on paper at PPOW.

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Post image for Cloudy with a Chance of Abstraction: A Biennal for Weather Art

OKLAHOMA CITY — Beneath the tumultuous skies of Oklahoma, the National Weather Center (NWC) is hosting its second curated exhibition interpreting meteorological phenomena through art.

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Post image for Theaster Gates Meditates on Construction in a White Cube

LONDON — Theaster Gates’s latest show at White Cube is, surprisingly, largely limited to paintings and sculptures.

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Post image for Discovering the Digital in Abstract Painting

LOS ANGELES — The titles of the paintings in Viennese artist Verena Dengler’s first exhibition in the United States, at Thomas Duncan Gallery, rattle off the tongue like bad academic poetry.

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Post image for Paintings with Pizzazz, and a Rhythmic Edge

If painting were merely a style — just an evocative pose channeling the gestalt of a time and place — then Don Voisine’s spare, elegant abstractions might be the equivalent of Leonardo DiCaprio in a tuxedo.

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Another Look at Robert Motherwell

by John Yau on June 7, 2015

Robert Motherwell,

Robert Motherwell didn’t believe that Pablo Picasso or Henri Matisse were figures to be overthrown.

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