Johanna Fateman

Nan Goldin

MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art

June 2016

In a second-floor gallery leading to a dark room where Nan Goldin’s epic slideshow The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, 1976–96, plays in a dedicated installation, vintage flyers from the artist’s archive highlight its start as an improvised… READ ON

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Larry Walker

Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

June 2016

Larry Walker is Kara Walker’s father, and it’s hard to resist reading this career-spanning show of his drawings and mixed-media paintings, curated by his famous daughter, through her work. You look for—and find—ways in which his … READ ON

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Marlene Marder (1955–2016)

Johanna Fateman on Marlene Marder (1955–2016)

June 2016

ACCORDING TO LEGEND, in 1978 Marlene Marder quit Nasal Boys—one of just a few bands in Zurich’s tiny punk scene—because the fame-seeking Boys thought the saxophone was uncool. But for Kleenex, her new band, she immediately gave it up … READ ON

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Lucy McKenzie

June 2016

Lucy McKenzie enters the lofty or demoted discourse of oil painting through a little-used side entrance—trompe l’oeil effects. In 2007–2008 she attended a school for decorative painting in Brussels. The educational detour was an unusual… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2016 [TOC]

Harmony Hammond

Alexander Gray Associates

May 2016

The mixed-media work in Harmony Hammond’s new show has a rare presence, evoking the sides of barges, stucco walls, and flesh. She uses oil paint, layered strips of canvas, and hardware to imbue her irregular reworkings of fraught modernist… READ ON

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Wayne Thiebaud

Allan Stone Projects

May 2016

Sunglasses, ice-cream cones, nudes, bolt cutters, and, of course, layer cakes are just a few of our favorite things depicted in this airy, career-spanning sampling of Wayne Thiebaud’s work. The sophisticated whimsy of the painter’s realism… READ ON

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Cindy Sherman

Metro Pictures

May 2016

In Cindy Sherman’s eagerly awaited new show, older women—played by the artist, as always—appear in photographs reminiscent of 1920s Hollywood glamour shots or movie posters. Costumed and posed as younger women might be, these bobbed, … READ ON

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Rashaad Newsome

De Buck Gallery

May 2016

“Stop Playing in My Face!”—the title of both Rashaad Newsome’s show and its mesmerizing queer Afrofuturist video centerpiece—is taken from a rebuke/mantra invented by Samantha James Revlon: black trans woman, YouTube luminary, and… READ ON

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Cheryl Donegan

May 2016

“Cheryl Donegan: Scenes and Commercials,” a condensed retrospective of works spanning twenty-three years, curated by Johanna Burton, was festively immersive, as if a multimedia flowchart and a neo–New Wave lookbook had exploded into an… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2016 [TOC]

Guğmundur Thoroddsen

Asya Geisberg Gallery

April 2016

The small earthenware objects arranged on plinths in Guðmundur Thoroddsen’s show “Dismantled Spirits” evoke a garbled ancientness, a mishmash of Paleolithic, Sumerian, and Greco-Roman styles united by a scatological and phallic … READ ON

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