Galleries

Kazuki Umezawa, “AR Image Core Involving All”

Art scholar Michio Hayashi theorized that the popular perception of “Japaneseness” in the West was cemented in the 1980s by triangulating “kitsch hybridity,” “primordial nature,” and “technological sophistication.”

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Installation view, 'Another Look at Detroit'

With ruin porn photographs and discussions of whether creativity can save Detroit persisting at every turn, it was only a matter of time before someone organized an art exhibition about the city. That time has come.

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Bruce Gagnier at John Davis Gallery

HUDSON, N.Y. — Bruce Gagnier’s life-size figure sculptures have been popping up everywhere this past year: at Lori Bookstein Fine Art, the National Academy Museum, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY. And they’ve impressed each time.

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It seems a little unfair to encumber an exhibition with a title like OK Great REALLY this is ALSO RIDICULOUS. With its overtones of exasperation and disparagement, the phrase sends confusing signals about what’s in store and how seriously to take it. But the show hooks you in an instant and holds you for a good, long time.

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'Polly Apfelbaum: A Handweaver's Pattern Book' at Clifton Benevento

Among the sleek catalogues at the entrance to the Clifton Benevento Gallery sits a tattered hardcover, its paper jacket ripped to reveal the plain binding. This is artist Polly Apfelbaum’s copy of A Handweaver’s Pattern Book.

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Galleries

If You Build It in Harlem

by Alix Taylor on July 30, 2014

No Longer Empty's If You Build It exhibition

No Longer Empty’s current exhibit, If You Build It, manages to avoid the ickiness of so many other art projects exploited to anoint development projects on the verge of fruition, and in an art economy that’s popularized the practice of artwashing that’s no small feat.

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Post image for Gilbert & George’s Sculptural Life on Film

“Art for All” is at the core of artist duo Gilbert & George’s work, a slogan they champion in aiming to break from the trappings of an art scene they find elitist.

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Galleries

Making Art Feel at Home

by Alix Taylor on July 23, 2014

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The two rooms of Jason McCoy Gallery currently feature works spanning a wide variety of styles and mediums — from functional design objects, such as wallpaper and stools, to charcoal drawings and fine art textiles — for the group show Domesticity.

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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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