art criticism

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 […]