Enrique Martínez Celaya distills how the concept of “the boy” changes with judgement and time, just as painting itself is linked to materials and history.
A Sculptor Conjures Up a Parade for the American Midterm Elections
John Buck’s intricate wooden sculptures encourage us to find a cohesive thread among follies.
How American West Reenactments Restore and Rewrite History
Photographs of historical reenactments by Edie Winograde suggest there is no single narrative of past trauma: the unfinished fight extends its negotiation to the present.
Iraqi Exile and Lament Through a New Lens
DENVER — Flown in from Dubai, an enormous collodion camera dominates a corner of Denver’s Robischon Gallery. The apparatus belongs to artist Halim Al Karim, whose show of ghostly portrait photographs is an unlikely meeting of 19th-century photo processing techniques and a personal reflection on his artistic exile from Iraq.
Aqua Returns to Miami Beach
After a stint in what felt like rather cramped quarters in Wynwood last year, the Aqua art fair returned to Miami Beach in a more relaxed setting — that even had a water feature — but the whole affair did feel a little underwhelming. I’m not a big fan of looking at art in hotel rooms since their low ceilings make everything feel cramped but that’s not to say there wasn’t a lot of good things to see on both levels of the complex.
While Aqua is normally known to be heavy with West Coast names, there were galleries from all over in the mix, including — from what I could tell — quite a few from Canada. Here is a selection of what I saw.