One of the underlying commonalities among the sites Liu has painted is the deleterious consequences of modernization on a traditional society or group.
Seduced By Sunshine and Square Footage, Some New York Galleries Are Headed West
But some point out that the seemingly zeitgeisty shift to LA is nothing new in the art world.
Liu Xiaodong’s New York Diary
Even in this acute moment in our history, the artist is able to slow down his looking to find and celebrate the beauty of human determination.
Abstraction’s Exhaustion and Renewal
Bernard Piffaretti is an artist who recognizes painting as an act of inquiry and skepticism.
Refusing Painting’s Obsolescence
My admiration for Stanely Whitney’s resoluteness has increased over the years, as well as my sense of his growing authority as a masterful colorist.
The Clever Concrete Poetry of a Benedictine Monk
Dom Sylvester Houédard, friends with the beatniks, littered his texts with references to god and prayer, and had a peculiar sense of humor.
12 Revelatory Exhibitions from 2017
Each of these exhibitions showed me something I had not seen before.
A John Cage Quote Unifies a Sprawling Show of Digital and Analog Art
Everything at Once, a vast group exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of Lisson Gallery, strings together an eclectic array of strong but thematically disparate works.
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.
Hoot and Holler with Stanley Whitney
Whitney’s drawings cite influences from Harlem Renaissance literature to bebop.
These Four Painters Won’t Be Ignored Any Longer
A new exhibition tells us what we’ve been missing in the work of Marina Adams, Paul Feeley, Joanna Pousette-Dart, and Leon Polk Smith.
From Aura Photos to Automatic Writing, an Artist Plumbs the Abyss Between Belief and Disbelief
Susan Hiller’s exhibition at Lisson Gallery approaches the weird and the unusual with illuminating, liberating aplomb.