Chelsea Weathers

“Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company: American Moderns and the West”

The Harwood Museum of Art, The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Burchfield Penney Art Center

June 2016

The community of artists and writers revolving around salonièrre Mabel Dodge Luhan’s compound in Taos, New Mexico, in the early twentieth century provides the fulcrum for this sprawling exhibition. Works by well-known artists, such as Paul… READ ON


Kiki Smith

Peters Projects

June 2016

In a talk she gave at the gallery on May 14, Kiki Smith cited the medieval French Apocalypse Tapestry and the weavings of the “hippie movement” as examples of the long tradition to which the eleven tapestries in this show belong. “Woven… READ ON


LaToya Ruby Frazier

LaToya Ruby Frazier talks about her work

January 2015

The photographs and text in LaToya Ruby Frazier’s first book, The Notion of Family (2014), depict the story of three generations of women—Frazier, her mother, and her grandmother—whose lives parallel the rise and decline of the steel … READ ON


“Byzantine Things in the World”

The Menil Collection

June 2013

In this exhibition, Byzantine functions less as a historical or stylistic category than as a gambit for interacting with the material world: To be Byzantine is to allow things—not necessarily artworks, but all manner of objects—to be … READ ON


Emily Roysdon

Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas at Austin

October 2012

Upon arriving in Austin a few weeks prior to the opening of her current exhibition, Emily Roysdon enlisted several people from the local arts and queer communities to participate in foraging for materials, assisting with printmaking, and … READ ON


Douglas Crimp

Douglas Crimp discusses his latest book

April 2012

Curator and critic Douglas Crimp is a professor of art history at the University of Rochester. His latest book, “Our Kind of Movie”: The Films of Andy Warhol, which has just been published by MIT Press, is a collection of essays about … READ ON


Amanda Ross-Ho

February 2011

As part of her six-week residency at the University of Texas’s Visual Arts Center, Amanda Ross-Ho enlisted the help of a small army of eager volunteers to help construct UNTITLED NOTHING FACTORY, 2011. The enterprise was open to whoever … READ ON


Emilie Halpern and Eric Zimmerman

June 2010

A cosmos is a view of the universe as a system, an entity with its own intrinsic logic. “Cosmos,” Emilie Halpern and Eric Zimmerman’s collaborative exhibition, also follows a rigorous system of order––the show is dense, and the … READ ON


Travis Kent

February 2010

Travis Kent’s recent photographs in “Hope You’re Well,” his first solo exhibition, are devoid of irony. Though many of the images approach cliché––the back of a head against a pristine rainbow, a hipster couple kissing in the … READ ON


Ricci Albenda

November 2009

HOW DOES A HOUSE SPEAK? Le Corbusier’s famous declaration that a house is “a machine for living” may preclude any notion that a house—particularly an exemplar of austere postmodernism, such as Richard Meier’s Rachofsky House in … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2009 [TOC]