Dyson is part of a growing number of contemporary artists to imbue geometric abstraction with a sociopolitical dimension.
David Byrne’s Hopeful Drawings
Byrne’s drawings makes me wonder what else art is for, but to remind us that what we call “being reasonable” is too often our expedient alibi for not using our imagination.
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.
Not Quite the Wifredo Lam Show That’s Needed Now
Wifredo Lam developed a style that dances between figuration and abstraction, but the selected compositions at Pace gallery tend to repeat.
The Democracy of Abstraction
Thomas Nozkowski believed that each person’s experience of the everyday was fundamentally unique and set out to honor that in his work.
Representation Alone Will Not Save Us
We love representation, the power of signifying, and the incisiveness of well-argued critique, but by themselves, these tools won’t effect structural change.
Inspired by Nam June Paik, Performa is Bringing Back the Telethon
The 8-hour online program will debut new works, reimaginings, and collaborations by artists such as Yvonne Rainer, Glenn Kaino, Barbara Kruger, and the WideAwakes.
Sam Gilliam’s Tactile Choreography of Colors
For six decades, Gilliam’s colors have swirled on canvases, his practice levitating above categorizations. For his latest exhibition, the artist has created what he calls a “dance” between three new bodies of work.
Nina Katchadourian’s Tribute to Political “Roads Not Taken”
An intriguing meditation on the flawed two-party system, the power of Katchadourian’s Monument to the Unelected lies in its ability to confront us with alternative histories.
How Woke Are the Fall Shows at New York’s Blue-chip Art Galleries?
Looking at the upcoming shows from Pace, David Zwirner, Gagosian, and Hauser & Wirth one hardly gets the sense that we are in a moment of acute crisis.
Robert Mangold’s Emotional Optics
With his recent works, Mangold underscores a consciousness of mortality that he meets with a gracefulness that is breathtaking.
In Sonia Gomes’s Hands, Textiles Evoke Resilience
With her New York debut on the horizon, the Afro-Brazilian artist, known for her seductive, textile-based sculptures, is finally, and rightfully, receiving international recognition.