Andrew Witt

“Bay Area Now 7”

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

August 2014

How can one render the invisible visible? This question stands out in this group exhibition that preserves the leftovers of show preparation. In it, a minor collection of unattributed works fills a small gallery set aside for the Bay Area … READ ON

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Steve McQueen

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)

August 2014

Forty years ago, Robert and Mimi Melnick published a peculiar photographic study, Manhole Covers of Los Angeles. Drawn to the decorative patterns of industrially forged steel, the Melnicks’ mixed aesthetic appreciation of folk industrial … READ ON

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CÚline Condorelli

Chisenhale Gallery

May 2014

In her recent show at the Chisenhale Gallery—part of an institutional collaboration with the Showroom and Studio Voltaire—Céline Condorelli deploys the joys, hazards and volatility of friendship as a sculptural proposition. For her … READ ON

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Phillip Lai

Camden Arts Centre

May 2014

“Besides,” Phillip Lai’s current exhibition at Camden Art Centre, is an ascetic wraithscape. Humble and subdued, the London-based sculptor here transforms everyday objects into shell-like abstractions. His Spartan works bear a resemblance… READ ON

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Andrea Zittel

Sadie Coles | 62 Kingly Street

April 2014

Andrea Zittel’s current solo show, “Physical Matter Reality,” features three new series of works. The artist’s geometric weavings, “Parallel Planar Panel,” 2014, dangle as curtain-like wall reliefs; her metal “Hard Carpets,”… READ ON

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Benedict Drew

Matt's Gallery

March 2014

One could write an entire art history on hands. Machinic hands, articulating hands, hands that give life, hands that bring death. From El Lissitzky to Mary Kelly, Artemisia Gentileschi to John Baldessari, the hand mediates the intensive … READ ON

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Camille Henrot

Chisenhale Gallery

March 2014

What makes up a world? Last year, Camille Henrot posed this question in her film Grosse Fatigue, 2013, the winner of the Silver Lion at the Venice Biennale. For her latest exhibition, “The Pale Fox,” Henrot shifts focus to the medium of… READ ON

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