The Highwaymen’s paintings are an environmental time capsule for a state highly threatened by the climate crisis.
Jessica Holmes, the former longtime Deputy Director of the Calder Foundation, writes regularly for Artcritical.com and the Brooklyn Rail. Her work has also been included in The Magazine Antiques, Vanity Fair Spain, and many others, as well as numerous exhibition catalogues. She has a bent for viewing contemporary art through the lens of history, and finding those threads that unite the present and the past. Find her occasionally on Twitter and Instagram.
Graphic and Street Artists Design Vibrant Posters to Get Out the Vote
Over 60 artists have contributed to Project 270, an initiative by Mana Urban Arts Project, to engage young, disenfranchised voters nationwide.
Challenging Censorship, One Meticulous Artwork at a Time
Xie’s latest exhibition at Asia Society Museum grapples with the long history of book banning in his home country of China.
“I’m the Opposite of Donald Trump”: Yinka Shonibare MBE on His New Public Sculpture in NYC
The British-Nigerian artist’s Public Art Fund commission, located just a few blocks from Trump Tower, is a tall, billowing form featuring a riotous pattern inspired by Dutch wax fabrics.
Allora & Calzadilla Confront Puerto Rico’s Fraught Relationship with the US
The Puerto Rico-based artist duo examine a tense, close connection with a poetic show using sculpture, performance, photo, and video.
Delicate Paintings from Drag Icon Vaginal Davis Meet Monumental Sculpture From Louise Nevelson
With 20 tiny paintings and one hefty sculpture, an unexpected pairing of artists offers a nuanced take on femininity.
Witnessing the Female Gaze in Susan Meiselas’s 1970s Street Photos
With the Prince Street Girls series, Susan Meiselas has accomplished something subtle but radical: a body of work devoted entirely to how women regard each other without the infiltration of a male perspective.
Drawing on Firsthand Experience to Depict the Horrors of Hurricane Katrina
Dapper Bruce Lafitte’s work records a singular personal trajectory in a grander, historically significant moment.
Pipes Stream Poetry in an Interactive Response to Flint’s Water Crisis
In the absence of a properly functioning political system, it is ever more vital for art to bestow parity.
The Passionate Art of LGBTQ Prisoners in the US
In this politically polarized moment, when the notion of compassion itself seems to be on trial, exhibitions like this one have become ever more urgent.
Vintage Postcards for the Apocalypse
David Opdyke has taken scores of vintage postcards and altered each image in a way that completely changes its meaning.