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Phillip King

Thomas Dane Gallery

July 2014

While London-based sculptor Phillip King’s approach investigates the way form is created through material and process, his work’s appearance is not how one would imagine a process-based sculpture’s—cones, pyramids, industrial forms,… READ ON

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“A Thousand Doors”

The Gennadius Library

June 2014

Inspired by Jorge Luis Borges’s “The Library of Babel,” “A Thousand Doors,” the inaugural project of the NEON foundation curated by Iwona Blazwick, takes place in the building and on the grounds of the Gennadius Library. Consisting… READ ON

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David Robilliard

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

May 2014

In early 1975, the gay poet and largely self-taught painter David Robilliard moved from Guernsey, England, where he was born, to London. There, he befriended Gilbert & George, who published his first book of poems, Inevitable (1984). Robilliard… READ ON

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Joyce Pensato

Lisson Gallery | London

April 2014

There is something rather scary about a larger-than-life, splashily painted Donald Duck. Even Silver Batman, 2014, a schematic Batman mask that takes up an entire wall, can evoke petrifaction as it dribbles silver and black paint like graffiti… READ ON

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Singapore Biennale 2013

April 2014

Countering the trend for big exhibitions to be as global as possible, the Fourth Singapore Biennale took the unusual step of restricting its curatorial reach to Southeast Asia, with a smattering of artists from South Korea, Japan, and Australia.… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2014 [TOC]

Joanne Greenbaum

Rachel Uffner Gallery

March 2014

Joanne Greenbaum is an artist who lives in her studio. It is easy in her latest exhibition, the inaugural show at Rachel Uffner’s new gallery, to sense the olfactory appeal of her process—and, in fact, her practice offers another idea of… READ ON

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“Geographies of Contamination”

The David Roberts Art Foundation

March 2014

DRAF’s long, narrow spaces provide the landscape in which this thought-filled and thoughtful exhibition unfolds. Taking the idea of the world post-Internet—a concept with much currency these days—as a jumping-off point, the show is both… READ ON

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Katy Moran

March 2014

Katy Moran has described her paintings as “figurative.” Yet she has also stated that they are arrived at “not by consciously representing something but by more oblique processes,” and the resulting works have in general been less … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2014 [TOC]

Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Timothy Taylor Gallery

February 2014

Clement Greenberg once coined the term “homeless representation” to refer to a painterly abstraction with a residual figuration. Greenberg’s term aptly describes moments in Jessica Jackson Hutchins’s art, but in Hutchins’s case, … READ ON

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Hany Armanious

Galerie Allen

February 2014

Hany Armanious’s latest exhibition includes a line-scored tabletop (Space [all works 2013]), a gray piece of drywall with bits of filler dotting its surface (Hotel), a battered L-shaped fragment of white laminated chipboard (Still Life), … READ ON

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