Barbara Bloemink’s thorough, engaging book is the first comprehensive biography and full reading of Stettheimer’s paintings, and gives the artist the attention she has long deserved.
When Artists Move from the Margins to the Center
The most powerful outsider artworks in Outliers and American Vanguard Art at the National Gallery of Art evoke ideals about all artists: the belief, for example, that they are distinct from non-artists.
12 Revelatory Exhibitions from 2017
Each of these exhibitions showed me something I had not seen before.
Florine Stettheimer’s Vision of Equality
Stettheimer was born into a wealthy, financially secure Jewish family, and she never had to work. For some people, her wealth means that she did not suffer enough to be an artist, and therefore her work does not have enough gravity.
Paintings that Praise the Paradises of Bohemia
Thomas Trosch’s paintings at Fredericks & Freiser Gallery recall idyllic settings from movie musicals.
Florine Stettheimer: Feminist Provocateur
A feminist, Florine Stettheimer understood the provocative nature of basing her compositions on the rarely seen female point of view as well as the significance of her choice to create an overtly feminine style.
At the New Whitney Museum, America Is Actually Very Easy to See
The inaugural exhibition at the new Whitney Museum of American Art, which opens to the public today, is predicated on the elusiveness of a cohesive and stable national identity in the United States.
From Calder to Kruger, the New Whitney Museum’s First Show
The inaugural exhibition at the new Whitney Museum is not perfect, but it is pretty damn good.