Interviewing Douglas Diaz

It has been my pleasure to write Douglas Diaz on the occasion of his exhibit “Reality of My Life” at Art & Art Gallery in December 2017. The catalogue contains my foreword and an interview that took place across time

Interviewing Douglas Diaz

It has been my pleasure to write Douglas Diaz on the occasion of his exhibit “Reality of My Life” at Art & Art Gallery in December 2017. The catalogue contains my foreword and an interview that took place across time

Mohamed Bourouissa at the Barnes Foundation

Originally published in Art in America’s October 2017 issue. ◊◊ Throughout his career, Mohamed Bourouissa has anchored his projects in collaboration with friends and strangers. His Barnes Foundation exhibition, titled “Urban Riders” and constituting his first solo show in the

Mohamed Bourouissa at the Barnes Foundation

Originally published in Art in America’s October 2017 issue. ◊◊ Throughout his career, Mohamed Bourouissa has anchored his projects in collaboration with friends and strangers. His Barnes Foundation exhibition, titled “Urban Riders” and constituting his first solo show in the

Bruce Nauman at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Originally published in Art in America’s January 2017 issue. ◊◊ Bruce Nauman’s Contrapposto Studies, I through VII (2015–16) is part of his ongoing search for capaciousness in the particular. This seven-part video installation is split between two galleries at the Philadelphia

Bruce Nauman at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Originally published in Art in America’s January 2017 issue. ◊◊ Bruce Nauman’s Contrapposto Studies, I through VII (2015–16) is part of his ongoing search for capaciousness in the particular. This seven-part video installation is split between two galleries at the Philadelphia

Norman Lewis at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Originally published in Art in America’s July 2016 issue. ◊◊       Norman Lewis (1909–1979) was an energetic participant in the Harlem Renaissance and one of the only African-American painters who associated himself with the Abstract Expressionists. While he

Norman Lewis at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Originally published in Art in America’s July 2016 issue. ◊◊       Norman Lewis (1909–1979) was an energetic participant in the Harlem Renaissance and one of the only African-American painters who associated himself with the Abstract Expressionists. While he

Catalogue Essay: William Emlen Cresson’s Caricatures at PAFA

I am proud to have contributed an essay on William Emlen Cresson’s exhibition caricatures for the catalogue of Expanding the Audience for Art in the 19th Century at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.The show was co-curated with colleagues and friends

Catalogue Essay: William Emlen Cresson’s Caricatures at PAFA

I am proud to have contributed an essay on William Emlen Cresson’s exhibition caricatures for the catalogue of Expanding the Audience for Art in the 19th Century at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.The show was co-curated with colleagues and friends

Jennifer Bartlett at Locks Gallery, Philadelphia

Originally published in Art in America’s December 2015 issue. ◊◊ It is challenging to choose terms to describe the works in Jennifer Bartlett’s recent show at Locks, titled “Hospital.” We are told in press material that the show’s 10 oil

Jennifer Bartlett at Locks Gallery, Philadelphia

Originally published in Art in America’s December 2015 issue. ◊◊ It is challenging to choose terms to describe the works in Jennifer Bartlett’s recent show at Locks, titled “Hospital.” We are told in press material that the show’s 10 oil