Year: 2013

Carol Bove at Maccarone

Originally published in ArtCritical. ◊◊ Carol Bove does not consider her art in terms of its site-specificity, which might come as a surprise considering her recent projects for institutions such as the Highline and the Museum of Modern Art. Hers is a more holistic approach to site specificity as a […]

Chris Johanson (Phaidon, 2013)

“In Praise of Peaceful Art: A Chris Johanson Monograph,” originally published in ArtCritical. ◊◊ On the back cover of Phaidon’s new Chris Johanson monograph is a close-up of I AM CLEAR NOW (2004), a vignette featuring two reclining figures on a green expanse of urban lawn, painted with acrylic and latex painting […]

Gedi Sibony at Greene Naftali

Originally published in ArtCritical. ◊◊ Greene Naftali’s presentation at the Frieze Art Fair in May featured a new sculpture by Gedi Sibony that exhibits all the quint  essential traits of the artist’s work. Humorously and enigmatically titled, The Sleeve Lifter (2013) is a free- standing wood plank roughly the size of a […]

In the Studio with India Salvor Menuez

Originally published in the WILD Magazine. ◊◊ We remember and return to the clear-eyed India Salvor Menuez because her beauty is of the disquieting and diaphanous variety, without a specific name. You might have seen her recently in our pages (in the inside cover of the WILD’s Bold issue, Menuez […]

(In Brief) Twentieth Century Architects

Selections from copywriting artist biographies in 140 words or less; originally written for Artsy.net. ◊◊ LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE German, 1886-1969 Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe (known primarily by his surname) was a highly prolific architect, considered by historians to be one of the most important of the 20th […]

Gordon Matta-Clark at David Zwirner

Originally published in ArtCritical. ◊◊ The introduction to Gordon Matta-Clark’s 2007 Whitney retrospective catalog muses that “in many ways, an exhibition of [Matta-Clark’s] art is an oxymoron.” That’s not an inaccurate or infrequent assumption. An artist best known for his architectural modifications (called “cuts”) on now demolished structures, Matta-Clark exists […]