William J. Simmons

Jack Pierson

April 2015

Jack Pierson’s recent show, presented in collaboration with Cheim & Read, brought together ten works the artist created between 1997 and 2002. Although the artist calls these pieces “paintings,” they are, in fact, amalgams of painting,… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2015 [TOC]

“Pretty Raw: After and Around Helen Frankenthaler”

Rose Art Museum

March 2015

Curating a show to posit the idea of artists following in another’s footsteps is always a difficult feat that runs the risk of facile didacticism. Yet Katy Siegel steers clear of such a fate here, tracing a legacy of Helen Frankenthaler … READ ON


Simone Leigh

Simone Leigh discusses her two new exhibitions in Kentucky and New York

March 2015

Simone Leigh’s solo exhibition “Crop Rotation” is on view at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft in Louisville from February 6 through April 5, 2015, and a show titled “Moulting” is on view at Tilton Gallery in New York from March… READ ON


Martha Wilson

Martha Wilson discusses upcoming retrospectives of her work and Franklin Furnace

February 2015

Artist Martha Wilson and Franklin Furnace—a nonprofit she founded in 1976 dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of performance, artists’ books, and other ephemeral art forms—are being celebrated across New York this winter. … READ ON


Nicole Eisenman

February 2015

Despite frequent critical emphasis on their deliciously flamboyant narratives, Nicole Eisenman’s paintings derive their full impact from subtly subversive details, which become visible only when the viewer has recovered from the initial … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2015 [TOC]

Corinne Vionnet

Danziger Gallery

January 2015

For her latest output, Corinne Vionnet has pulled thousands of photographs of international landmarks—the Parthenon, the New York skyline, the Hollywood sign, Mount Fuji, an ocean-scape in Capri—from across the Internet, a substantial … READ ON


Dean Wareham and Eric Shiner

Dean Wareham and Eric Shiner discuss “Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films”

November 2014

Musicians Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips first collaborated with the Andy Warhol Museum in 2008 for 13 Most Beautiful . . . Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests. Now, from November 6 to 8, 2014, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Wareham… READ ON


Guerrilla Girls

Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery at Fairfield University

October 2014

An unfortunate issue facing feminist artists and collectives that began their practices in the 1970s and ’80s is that the historical specificity of their political interventions has been lost in a haze of totalizing readings by scholars … READ ON


“As We Were Saying: Art and Identity in the Age of ‘Post’”

EFA Project Space

October 2014

“As We Were Saying: Art and Identity in the Age of ‘Post,’” a sprawling group exhibition curated by Claire Barliant, makes a necessary case for the continued relevance of identity politics by presenting various aesthetic strategies … READ ON


Peter Fend

Essex Street

September 2014

In “Rebels Are Reasonable,” Fend brings a spirit of understated subversion to three interrelated projects—a deadpan video documenting the ebb and flow of the sea, sets of panels, and a series of redrawings of flags from around the world.… READ ON