Ana Finel Honigman

Violet Dennison and Peppi Bottrop

Open Forum

December 2014

Clustered in the gallery’s elegant, domestic exhibition space, Violet Dennison’s cement and office equipment sculptures resemble a group of stir-crazy white-collar workers as imagined by Eugène Ionesco. Like Surrealists’ plays, Dennison’s… READ ON


Peter Wilde

Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst

July 2014

For “Following G,” painter Peter Wilde constructs a portrait of a young Berliner based on photographs from her Facebook profile. In the tradition of such pioneers of Photorealism as Robert Bechtle and Charles Bell, Wilde generates conceptual… READ ON


Dorothy Iannone

Berlinische Galerie

April 2014

Like her contemporaries Niki de Saint Phalle and Pauline Boty, Dorothy Iannone uses ecstatic color and patchwork forms to express female sexuality. But the multitude of paintings, drawings, books, sound installations, and wood sculptures made… READ ON


Sameer Reddy

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

March 2014

With “Tabernacle: A Metamorphic Healing Module,” Sameer Reddy invites visitors to suspend their disbelief and try, just try, his playful form of personal healing. Exhibited in a gallery adjacent to the museum’s James Lee Byars retrospective,… READ ON


Neil Ayling

Berloni Gallery

February 2014

For his first solo exhibition at this gallery, Neil Ayling presents two related bodies of work. The sculptures are not explicitly displayed as two distinctive projects, but they can be divided by subject matter—half the show is site-specific… READ ON


“Body Language”

Saatchi Gallery

February 2014

Like language itself, the bodies in the Saatchi Gallery survey of contemporary figurative art contain ambiguities and multiple meanings that elude easy definition. The bodies painted by Henry Taylor, for instance, are as tough and rough as … READ ON


Eva Kotátková

Modern Art Oxford

January 2014

Using black-and-white collage, as well as film and live performances, Eva Kotátková playfully enacts the inner lives of Oxford University’s student population in her current show at Modern Art Oxford. First, she constructs an installation… READ ON


Art Spiegelman

The Jewish Museum

December 2013

That just one artist produced the five decades’ worth of graphic art that constitutes Art Spiegelman’s first retrospective is baffling. Beginning with depictions of geeky guys and pinup babes that he created as a preteen and concluding … READ ON


Malerie Marder

Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects

December 2013

For her most recent exhibition, Malerie Marder presents a series of photographs depicting prostitutes in brothels in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, places where sex work is both legal and normalized, affording those within it greater dignity than… READ ON


Anca Munteanu Rimnic


September 2013

The death wails belonging to the six professional Romanian mourners in the film sequences Lament III (Museum Curator Collector) and Lament V (Empty Bags) (both 2013) are not the most damning pronouncements on the fate of contemporary art in… READ ON