Dawn Chan

Aki Sasamoto

February 2015

With its Emeralite-green pendant lamps overhead and its chalkboard sidewalk sign, the mise-en-scène at Aki Sasamoto’s recent performances at JTT’s living-room-size space held the promise of a particularly cozy strain of relational art:… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2015 [TOC]

The Year in Video Games

December 2014

A WAR STARTED the year in video games, and another war ended it. That latter—Gamergate, a vituperative expression of cultural frictions among game-makers, critics, and audiences—continues to play out in news feeds and their id, the comment… READ ON

SLANT

Sara Greenberger Rafferty

Rachel Uffner Gallery

December 2014

The area on the outskirts of painting, photography, and graphic design is a rocky place to set up camp, but Sara Greenberger Rafferty does just that, deftly, with the multivalent works in her latest show. On view are largely ink-jet prints … READ ON

PICKS

Fiona Tan

November 2014

Nicknames, for the most part, arise from familiarity, even intimacy. As such, the pet name “Nellie,” which gives the title to a 2013 video by Fiona Tan, is a wry foil to the work’s flaxen-haired cipher of a subject. Loosely based on … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2014 [TOC]

Road to Oblivion

The 5th Yokohama Triennale

August 2014 YOKOHAMA, JAPAN

IN JAPAN, Yokohama’s a city that’s stayed ahead of the curve. We were told in our tour bus that Japan’s first-ever train line connected Yokohama and Tokyo. The newfangled transportation was so baffling that (absent any other protocol)… READ ON

DIARY

“DTR”

47 Canal

July 2014

In its latest show, the collective BFFA3AE has erected two parallel walls that cut diagonally across the gallery’s main room, sandwiching a handful of Mylar balloons, each emblazoned with a cheerful special-occasion message, an image of … READ ON

PICKS

Kara Walker

Creative Time

June 2014

Gone are Kara Walker’s signature decal-flat silhouettes; no longer, in her latest show, do viewers confront two-dimensional, Rabelaisian scenes replete with characters ambiguously propositioning, fondling, dancing, and otherwise interacting… READ ON

PICKS

Caitlin Lonegan

Caitlin Lonegan speaks about “Made in LA 2014” and her literary influences

June 2014

The Los Angeles–based artist Caitlin Lonegan creates abstract paintings that are concerned with perception and illusion. In addition to participating in the “Made in LA 2014” biennial exhibition on view at the Hammer Museum from June … READ ON

500 WORDS

Danica Novgorodoff

Danica Novgorodoff on her latest graphic novel

June 2014

For fans of the Brooklyn–based graphic novelist Danica Novgorodoff, a long wait is finally paying off: Novgorodoff—author of Slow Storm, 2008, and Refresh, Refresh, 2009—recently published The Undertaking of Lily Chen, 2014, with First… READ ON

500 WORDS

Triple Threat

Triple Canopy and Jeff Koons and John Waters in Los Angeles

February 2014 LOS ANGELES

LAST YEAR I had to reckon with the fact that online magazine Triple Canopy was no longer just some little-known project run by friends. A public program of theirs in New York had sold out, and we were left shivering on Freeman Street. “But… READ ON

DIARY