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“Actualize”

Ortega y Gasset Projects

January 2014

“Actualize,” a group exhibition of seven artists, explores boundaries between thought and action, mining the various means by which meditation can be translated from an abstract method of self-reflection to a means of artistic practice.… READ ON

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Tracey Moffatt

Tyler Rollins Fine Art

November 2013

“Spirit Landscapes,” Tracey Moffatt’s latest exhibition, could be considered a collective artwork in itself, one that probes the inexorable qualities of nostalgia. Inspired by Moffatt’s return to her native Australia after years of … READ ON

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Matthew Barney

The Morgan Library & Museum

June 2013

Known for his experimental multimedia performances, often executed on a large scale and documented as films, Matthew Barney might seem an unlikely subject for a retrospective of works on paper. And yet the artist is an avid draftsman, having… READ ON

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Chuck Close

Eykyn Maclean | New York

May 2013

Whether in laboriously executed paintings or technically complex fine art prints, Chuck Close has famously reprised the same subject throughout his long career: the visages of his friends, his colleagues, and himself. The degree of removal … READ ON

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Richard Misrach

High Museum of Art

July 2012

For almost two decades the High Museum has sponsored “Picturing the South,” an initiative through which established contemporary photographers compose and present purely subjective portraits of the region. Given Richard Misrach’s … READ ON

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Elise Adibi

Churner and Churner

June 2012

Using a process determined equally by seriality and human presence, Elise Adibi draws on the sparse parameters of Minimalist facture to, paradoxically, call attention to the unique, individual character of artistic production. Five six-foot-square… READ ON

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Martin Kippenberger

Carolina Nitsch

May 2012

In its display of sublime suffering and desperation, Théodore Géricault’s 1819 painting The Raft of the Medusa seems an unlikely inspiration for Martin Kippenberger, an artist often remembered for his dark humor. As well, the earlier … READ ON

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Mira Schor

Marvelli Gallery

April 2012

Since the late 1970s, Mira Schor has integrated text into works that interrogate the formal and theoretical concerns of artistic production. Her current show could be a summation of this long-term project, as the paintings and drawings on … READ ON

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Martha Wilson

September 2011

For the past four decades, Martha Wilson has mined herself and others to reveal the masquerades required and produced by everyday life. In particular, her project has involved highlighting, undermining, and subverting the construction of … READ ON

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Allan deSouza

August 2011

Jacob Lawrence’s “Migration” series, 1940–41, has long stood as the most comprehensive and telling visual account of the dramatic relocation of African Americans from the rural South to cities such as New York and Chicago during the… READ ON

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