Zachary Cahill

Frances Stark

October 2015

For all its investment in media technology, “Intimism,” the first survey to home in on Frances Stark’s digitally based work, was at its heart a writerly exhibition. Stark weaves text through numerous media, from drawing to video to (in… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2015 [TOC]

Michael Rakowitz

Michael Rakowitz speaks about his work for the Istanbul Biennial

August 2015

Often engaging with found objects and sculpture in his research-based practice, artist Michael Rakowitz creates installations and participatory events to instantiate counternarratives to received histories in site-specific contexts. Here he… READ ON


Jessica Labatte

Western Exhibitions

April 2015

The poet Joseph Brodsky wrote, “Dust is the flesh of time. / Time’s very flesh and blood.” In her first solo exhibition with this gallery Jessica Labatte gives ebullient expression to the passage of time. While dust is the bane of the… READ ON


William Pope.L

William Pope.L discusses his upcoming exhibition at LA MoCA

February 2015

A mainstay of performance and installation art since the 1970s, William Pope.L will open the largest museum show of his work to date at the Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, on March 20, 2015. Trinket, 2008,… READ ON


“A Proximity of Consciousness”

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Galleries

November 2014

Richly sensorial, “A Proximity of Consciousness,” curated by Mary Jane Jacob and Kate Zeller, explores glancing moments of intersection between social practice and the natural elements. How social practice ought to be exhibited has been… READ ON


Amy Vogel

Cleve Carney Art Gallery at College of DuPage

September 2014

One of the more tired arguments regarding nature is that it is simply our own construction. It’s not. It is a collaboration. “Paraperspective,” a fifteen-year survey of Amy Vogel’s work, which is curated by artist Joseph Grigely, … READ ON


“Phantoms in the Dirt”

Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago

September 2014

Photography is dead, or so “Phantoms in the Dirt” might suggest. After nearly two centuries, photography finds itself in a predicament similar to what it inflicted on painting—questioning its significance in light of changing technology… READ ON


Nairy Baghramian

The Art Institute of Chicago

August 2014

Nothing plain is simple. This apparent paradox encapsulates some of the mercurial magic found in Nairy Baghramian’s first foray into the Midwestern United States. Curated by Susanne Ghez, the exhibition demonstrates Baghramian’s particular… READ ON


Sarah Pierce

Walter Phillips Gallery

February 2014

Befitting its dyadic title, Sarah Pierce’s exhibition “Lost Illusions/Illusions Perdue” prompts two possible interpretations: one based in denotation and the other in connotation—although trying to untangle one from the other is not… READ ON


Lauren Edwards

Andrew Rafacz Gallery

December 2013

For her first solo exhibition in Chicago, Lauren Edwards has staged a subtle sculptural onslaught of photography’s indexical claims to reality. In so doing the artist scrambles our ontological categories of sculpture and photography with… READ ON