Thompson wanted to author a world where the struggle between chaos and order, structure and impulse, the rational and irrational is never settled.
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
The Enduring Power of Barbara Chase-Riboud’s Malcom X Sculptures
In a new book about the 48-year-long series, the artist offers insights into her process and her remarkable life.
The Remarkable Early and Late Work of a Lifelong Abstract Expressionist
By staying the Abstract Expressionist course, Michael Goldberg produced a body of work imbued with remarkable aesthetic and emotional power.
Strong Solo Booths, Leo Lookalikes, and Plenty of Trends at Frieze New York
From an increasingly diversified roster of galleries to a surprising slew of rock art, the mega-fair is impressively eclectic this year.
An Eclectic Assortment of Collages, Cut from Context and Pasted Together
Though the exhibition is a little bit all over the map, there are some real gems to be found here.
Scouting Out the Armory Show, a Theme Park for the Wealthy
Amid the big, blue chip baubles, there are flickers of truly powerful and personal work at the latest edition of the vast Armory Show art fair.
The Barbarous Beauty of Nancy Grossman’s Little-Seen Early Work
Like Victor Frankenstein manipulating his monster from the scavenged remains of tossed-away corpses, artist Nancy Grossman started her career by building “machine-animal hybrids” from a tumult of salvaged metal, wood, and leather.
Alfonso Ossorio: A Shot of Painterly Heroin
When I first became of aware of the work of Alfonso Ossorio, it was through his off-the-wall (no pun intended) assemblages from the 1960s. Though they’re extremely approachable, these works can also make one feel uneasy; they vibrate with the sort of psychedelic energy that marks that decade.
A Surreal View of Mid-20th C American Art
The Michael Rosenfeld Gallery’s mission is to promote important movements within American art while also increasing the visibility of under-recognized artists. Otherworldliness, the gallery’s current exhibition, executes the institution’s objective with cool aplomb.