Through her attention to detail and light, Hannah Lee transforms a banal view into something uncanny.
Let Legibility in Art Be Damned
The slippage between legibility and illegibility in Leah Ke Yi Zheng’s work pushes against the assumption that a painting must acknowledge its surface.
Wangechi Mutu’s Corporeal Archaeology
In Mutu’s artistic universe, the human body, particularly the female or femme form, is a container for many possibilities.
Can Artists Channel the Force of Water?
Going with the Flow explores the role of water in the Southwest amid the 23-year drought, but neglects the ongoing tug of war due to water mandates and drought.
Painting Joy at the Deepest Point of Tragedy
Rather than focusing on death and suffering, a clichéd reality in Jewish culture, Peter Krasnow chose to paint vibrant, light-filled compositions.
Black Resistance According to Angela Davis and Tschabalala Self
A radical communion of painting and writing, Art on the Frontline reckons with the leftist political potential of Black visual and expressive culture.
David Bailly’s Puzzle of a Painting
The longer I looked at Bailly’s “Vanitas Still Life with Portrait of a Young Painter” the more puzzled I became by it.
What’s Broken Heals Better
Max Hooper Schneider’s Falling Angels at François Ghebaly evokes both ecological destruction and resurrection, decay and regeneration.
Rina Banerjee Confronts the Orientalizing Gaze
Recurring throughout Banerjee’s work and in her latest exhibition are the threads of power, cultural reproduction, and imperial afterlives.
The Vanished Youth of China’s Textile Workers
Wang Bing’s Youth (Spring) looks at China’s young textile workers who have migrated from rural homes to stitch mass-produced children’s clothes.
Liu Xiaodong’s Empathetic Eye
One of the underlying commonalities among the sites Liu has painted is the deleterious consequences of modernization on a traditional society or group.
Kinship Amid a Loneliness Epidemic
Through multiple mediums, Kinship demonstrates the ways that a number of artists had to navigate COVID-19’s influence on their process.