In Calzolari’s recent paintings, organic and metaphysical forces are one: vapors are rudimentary atmospheric gas particles, but they also signify wonder and bliss.
Marianne Boesky Gallery
Black as a Sensory Experience
In PURE, VERY, NEW, Paul Stephen Benjamin’s conceptual art pushes the boundaries of the color black and offers new experiences of sound, vision, and light.
Sanford Biggers Summons the Power of Deep Music
Biggers’s current exhibition at Marianne Boesky gallery, Selah, taps into something deeply powerful and ancestral.
The Past and Present of a Syrian-American Artist
Diana Al-Hadid is a cherished former student who is moving beyond talent into something much deeper and riskier, what Emerson called “the science of the real.”
Depicting Nature’s Rebellion Against Humanity
In Thiago Rocha Pitta’s The First Green at Marianne Boesky Gallery, nature is not victimized, but rebellious and intent on reclaiming land lost to humanity.
Jessica Jackson Hutchins on Furniture, Found Ceramics, and the Stories of Our Stuff
Portland-based artist Jessica Jackson Hutchins works with paint, ceramics, and furniture to create pieces that are personal, conceptual, and formal.
Painting According to Frieze New York
It’s been about a hundred years since Kazimir Malevich supplanted all imagery in painting with iconic shapes that point not to this world but to one he thought would come.
Breaking Camp: John Waters After Divine
Shown as part of Beverly Hills John, his third show at the Marianne Boesky gallery, John Waters’s video Kiddie Flamingos made us chuckle, which is rare for a Chelsea gallery work. But then, his gallery art has always been funny.
If You Get This Reference, You’ll Find John Waters’s Exhibition Divine
Beverly Hills John, the John Waters show currently at Marianne Boesky gallery, features works by the artist in a variety of mediums, most born of image manipulation and/or appropriation.
Repainting the Readymade
Marcel Duchamp’s original iteration of “Fountain” was lost shortly after its making. The first “Fountain” survives only as a photograph taken by Alfred Steiglitz in 1917, which was followed by a series of replicas.
A Very Personal Art History of the Motor City
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.
The ADAA Art Show Celebrated Its 25th Year with a Moody Affair
The ADAA Art Show marked its 25th anniversary this year, and the 2013 edition at the Park Avenue Armory was definitely a very mature, stately fair, with only the slightest of dark undertones to its otherwise unsurprising, but elegantly sleek, presentation.