Ana Finel Honigman

Enrique Martínez Celaya

SITE Santa Fe

August 2013

Enrique Martínez Celaya’s “The Pearl” is an affecting meditation on nostalgia. Martínez Celaya constructs this exhibition like a tightly composed narrative poem involving a small cast of characters—a boy, a fox, a gaggle of different… READ ON

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Uri Aran

Kunsthalle Zürich

February 2013

Uri Aran’s solo exhibition “Here, Here and Here” tells a story of struggles to construct compelling, coherent, and relatable narratives. Using assemblage, video, and drawing, Aran shows bits of evidence that imply potential plots, though… READ ON

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Lisa Ruyter

Connersmith.

September 2012

The images of impoverished Americans that Walker Evans made iconic in his collaboration with James Agee convey the dry, brittle tones of sun-bleached, barren land and faces drained exhaustion and hardship in the 1930s and ’40s. Lisa Ruyter… READ ON

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Jenny Saville

Modern Art Oxford

August 2012

Jenny Saville’s ferocity while piling, pushing, and scraping oil on her massive canvases appears to wall her subjects into their bodies. Her retrospective at Modern Art Oxford demonstrates her evocative use of paint to articulate the … READ ON

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Jonathan Horowitz and Elizabeth Peyton

Sadie Coles

July 2012

For an exhibition about repression, Jonathan Horowitz and Elizabeth Peyton’s “Secret Life” is remarkably free of tension. The works collectively emanate a genteel serenity, with Horowitz’s large-scale paintings and planters alongside… READ ON

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Sterling Ruby

May 2011

In his latest exhibition and first curated project room at Sprüth Magers, Sterling Ruby seems to tell us that we should fear our own paranoia. Ruby borrowed his solo show’s title (“I am not free because I can be exploded anytime”) from… READ ON

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“Rethinking Location”

May 2010

Where—as opposed to why, what, how, or even who—is usually the easiest fact to establish when constructing a narrative, which makes the challenge that the twelve artists in “Rethinking Location” take on so impressive. As they strive… READ ON

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Marc Brandenburg

April 2010

“Bonkers” is a deceptive title for Marc Brandenburg’s latest exhibition. The Berlin-based artist’s meticulous graphite drawings of gurgling foundations, morbid imagery, and rock stars (including a stunning portrayal of Michael Jackson)… READ ON

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Bruce LaBruce

March 2010

Francois Sagat, the star of Bruce LaBruce’s latest film and a series of monochromatic silk-screened portraits in his exhibition “LA ZOMBIE: The film that would not die,” has a gladiator physique and tattooed scalp that on first glance… READ ON

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Leyla Gediz

February 2010

A massive plaster sculpture that depicts a balled-up gym sock is all that can be seen at the entrance to “Subject: Free,” Leyla Gediz’s exhibition of installations, graphite drawings, oil paintings, and epoxy sculptures. The sock that… READ ON

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