Museum Exhibitions

Museum Exhibitions

Eric N. Mack and Vivian Suter: How to fill a space

By Kristen Clevenson / Eric N. Mack‘s exhibition “Lemme walk across the room“ at the Brooklyn Museum and Vivian Suter�s eponymous show at Gladstone Gallery are ostensibly similar. Both artists have completely transformed white cube spaces with thoughtfully hung, colorful, unstretched artworks. Mack�s installation, both commanding and purposeful, remains an assembly of individual […]

Museum Exhibitions

Ruth Root: Syntax for a jangled world

Contributed by Jason Andrew / In an exhibition of ten new paintings at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, Ruth Root extends her definition of the medium and her own personal language. Since the late 1990s, through a variety of  “painting” materials, Root has charted an independent course through a Formalist-sanctioned medium, often […]

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Simone Leigh: Powerfully present

Contributed by Anne Swartz / Simone Leigh�s art, which focuses on the experience of black women, is powerfully present in New York City by way of a major exhibition at the Guggenheim and the monumental bronze sculpture Brick House on the High Line  � with several pieces at the 2019 Whitney […]

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Zilia S�nchez, surrounded by the sea

Contributed by Katarina Wong / In Zilia S�nchez�s retrospective currently on view at The Phillips Collection, a video shows her on the beach, casting one of her shaped paintings �Soy Isla (I Am an Island)� into the waves. This piece sets the tone for an exceptional exhibition from a fiercely independent artist. Born […]

Museum Exhibitions

Pregame Painting Report: 2019 Whitney Biennial

The 2019 edition of the Whitney Biennial,�on view�May 17 through September 22, was curated by Whitney Museum�Associate Curator Jane Panetta and Assistant Curator Rujeko Hockley. Each�has experience curating painting into group exhibitions, which means we should see some relevant, maybe thought-provoking,�work on canvas (or related material).�Hockley came to the Whitney […]

Museum Exhibitions

Made in LA: The personal is political

Contributed by Mary Addison Hackett / There may be a few artists working today who support the current administration in Washington, but it�s safe to say that most count themselves as members of the Resistance, such as it is. This doesn�t mean that we�re destined to make reflexive, shrill propaganda. For […]

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Angel Otero: Painting and the social landscape

Contributed by Eileen Jeng Lynch / Angel Otero�s paintings revealed new palettes and breadth in his recent exhibition at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. In “Angel Otero: Elegies,” six monumental hanging pieces and three works on paper were installed alongside three of Robert Motherwell�s lithographs and drawings, including Motherwell’s �Elegy�studies […]

Museum Exhibitions

Softly singing �Songs for Sabotage”

Contributed by Sharon Butler / �Songs for Sabotage,� the 2018 iteration of the New Museum Triennial, curated by Gary Carrion-Murayari and Francesca Altamura of the New Museum, and Alex Gartenfeld of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Miami, features elegantly installed, dimly-lit work by an international group of artists. Many of them have interdisciplinary practices […]