Michael Wilson

Molly Smith

May 2015

While the claim to have merged art and life is a perennial and universal cliché, it rarely holds water, functioning more often as a highfalutin excuse for doing nothing much. But when a change in an artist’s practical circumstances—whether… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2015 [TOC]

Kamau Amu Patton

May 2015

In Kamau Amu Patton’s recent exhibition, chaotic input gave rise to surprisingly orderly results. Using electronic feedback as a generative force work, Patton allowed the technological to bleed into the more outwardly organic, showing … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2015 [TOC]

Ryan McNamara

April 2015

“This guy,” says Ryan McNamara, holding up a small black-and-white photographic cutout, “was a contestant in a dance contest I held in Buenos Aires. The entire dance floor was full of 150 people all melting on top of each other and … READ ON

IN PRINT April 2015 [TOC]

Jason Kraus

April 2015

Titled “Finished Objects,” Jason Kraus’s recent exhibition certainly had a degree of polish, in that the show also incorporated mass-produced artifacts that are “finished” insofar as they have already been manufactured, bought, … READ ON

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Michael Wang

March 2015

If Rite-Aid had ever taken a chance on Donald Judd, Carl Andre, or Haim Steinbach as shelf stockers, your local drugstore might have looked something like “Rivals,” Michael Wang’s recent exhibition at Andrea Rosen Gallery’s compact … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2015 [TOC]

Derrick Alexis Coard

February 2015

“My work is a form of testimonial where black men can be seen in a more positive and righteous light.” So says Derrick Alexis Coard, a Brooklyn artist who since 2006 has been affiliated with Healing Arts Initiative (HAI), a New York–based… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2015 [TOC]

Peter Stichbury

January 2015

“In the afternoon of April 6, 1966, one of the most famous UFO cases in the world occurred over a school in Westall, Australia,” begins a passage on a handout that accompanied “Anatomy of a Phenomenon,” New Zealand painter Peter … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2015 [TOC]

Swiss Mix

The Swiss Institute’s annual benefit

December 2014 NEW YORK

JUST BEFORE the moneyed and/or aspirational art world decamped for Miami Beach, members of that self-same crew made their way through the blustery night to the Swiss Institute for their annual benefit. Arriving unaccompanied at the institution’s… READ ON

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Amy Feldman

December 2014

There’s a photograph in the catalogue for Amy Feldman’s exhibition “High Sign” that depicts one of her large square canvases being winched out of the artist’s Brooklyn studio. As the painting hovers momentarily in front of an open… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2014 [TOC]

Helene Appel

November 2014

Absorbed by the careful rendering of everyday objects and materials, German artist Helene Appel transforms the surfaces of her variously sized canvases into trays or tabletops, across which generally unremarkable things appear to have been … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2014 [TOC]