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On the road: Take five in Buffalo

Contributed by Jason Andrew / It seems only fitting that University at Buffalo, an institution built on the reputation of one of the great female art dealers of the 20th century, Martha Jackson, would be the one to raise the bar that much higher when it comes to �women�s work.� […]

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The Daily

Contributed by Sharon Butler \ I was recently invited to select work from an Open Call at the Ely Center for Contemporary Art in New Haven. Looking at more than 300 worthy submissions (and reading all the artist statements) I was drawn to work that�s rooted in materiality, ritual, and […]

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Los Carpinteros: When citizens outlive their heroes

Contributed by Katarina Wong / “Cuba Va! (Cuba Goes!)� at The Phillips Collection in DC is a small but powerful exhibition of recent work by the renowned Cuban artist collective Los Carpinteros (The Carpenters). Born and raised in post-Revolution Cuba, Los Carpinteros were educated in the Cuban boarding school system, […]

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The Abstract Zeitgeist in Storrs

Contributed by Stephen Maine/ On view at the University of Connecticut�s Contemporary Art Galleries through November 29 is �Constructed,� a lively exhibition of seventeen works by five distinguished midcareer painters whose handling of color�as a kind of visual armature�is inseparable from structure. The show�s curator, Museum Director Barry Rosenberg, calls […]

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Peter Krashes: Summer in the city

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Spending summer in the city means that each weekend, in neighborhoods far and near, street traffic is rerouted to make way for lively festivals featuring food, music, facepainting, games, dancing, and more. Peter Krashes, a political organizer in Prospect Heights, makes paintings based on snapshots he takes during […]

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CounterPointe: Artists and choreographers collaborate

Contributed by Sharon Butler / For the past seven years, Norte Maar, an enterprising and energizing interdisciplinary arts group based in the Cypress Hills neighborhood of Brooklyn and led by Jason Andrew and Julia Gleich, has organized CounterPointe, a series of short dance performances that pair female choreographers with female visual artists. […]

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Call it soulfulness

Contributed by Matt Mitchell / Reviewers have compulsively apprehended Lynette Yiadom-Boakye�s loving images of dark-skinned people as manifestations of black identity politics, despite the artist�s insistence that those issues are not central to her work. And, in fact, her paintings can yield some penetrating insights about the new figuration when the viewer […]