Nina Katchadourian’s Uncommon Denominator is one of the most unusual and engrossing shows that I’ve encountered in years.
Gregory Volk is a New York-based art critic, freelance curator, and associate professor in the Department of Sculpture + Extended Media and the Department of Painting + Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University.
What Is Hospitality in an Era of Crises?
I don’t know you like that: The Bodywork of Hospitality goes well beyond the conventional meaning of “hospitality” as generosity and conviviality.
Pussy Riot Rocks Reykjavík
Coursing through Velvet Terrorism is graphic evidence of how these spirited women have been constantly attacked by the patriarchy.
Two Sparse Brooklyn Exhibitions Probe the Elemental Forces of Life
Things have their own power and agency in the artist’s installation and humans are part of a complex world of life forms and materials.
Ken Lum Holds Up a Mirror to the World
With their sophisticated interplay between image, text, materials, color and driving ideas, Lum’s works often have a pronounced emotional impact.
Ascending Into the Realm of Naudline Pierre’s Mystical Paintings
Encountering Pierre’s dynamic, intensely colorful oil paintings, sculptures, and works on paper is like entering a spiritually charged, alternate world.
Terry Adkins’s Objects of Wonder
An exhibition at Paula Cooper Gallery underscores not only how engaging and innovative, but also influential and visionary Adkins really was, and remains.
For An Icelandic Conceptual Art Pioneer, Home Was His Inspiration
Birgir Andrésson was steeped in Iceland’s ways and lore, landscape and history. It was also his complex subject and an energizing force.
An Artist Honors Iceland’s Wild Nature from a Distance
Jónsi hasn’t just utilized natural materials but has, one senses, collaborated with them, allowing them their own innate power.
The Profound Soul of Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
While hardly about the pandemic, or any of the other crises so afflicting us, all are invoked in this exhibition, which is also often tender and profoundly soulful.
A Group Exhibition in Iceland Trades Local Character for International Appeal
Many of the works in Iðavöllur are big and chock-full of issues and socially engaged ideas, like so much art elsewhere.
Ragna Róbertsdóttir’s Landscapes in Lava
The Icelandic artist fashions sculptures and wall works from the primary substance of her volcanic and volatile homeland.