Museum Exhibitions

Museum Exhibitions

Burri: On fire at the Guggenheim

Contributed by Sharon  Butler / A naively enthusiastic member of Mussolini’s National Fascist Party as a young doctor, Alberto Burri (1915?1995) served as a medic in World War II, ending up in a POW camp in Texas, where he began drawing and painting. He returned to Italy after the war […]

Museum Exhibitions

The strategic now

In her statement for “The Forever Now,” the contemporary painting show on view at MOMA through April 5, 2015, curator Laura Hoptman makes a case that the Internet enables painters to sample styles from art history, creating an �ahistorical free-for-all� in which artists are �reanimating historical styles or recreating a […]

Museum Exhibitions

These threads are queer

Guest Contributor Clarity Haynes / The wall text at the portal to the exhibition “Queer Threads,” currently at the Leslie-Lohman Museum in Manhattan, bluntly states, �Is this work �gay?� You bet.� The show, with its confluence of queer and feminist sensibilities, is the perfect subversive, fuzzy, neon, rainbow, glittery storm. Transgression has never felt so friendly.

Museum Exhibitions

Painting? Painting?

At the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, curators Eric Crosby and Bartholomew Ryan have organized “Painter Painter,” an exhibition comprising work by fifteen artists, some of whom are working with painting materials in ways that are often labeled “painting” but may be more firmly rooted in  Minimalism and Process Art […]

Museum Exhibitions

Medium unspecificity prevails

For artists like Robert Rauschenberg, Claude Viallat, Elizabeth Murray, Blinky Palermo, Rochelle Feinstein, and Michael Venezia, painting has arguably been about the object more than about the image, and in the past decade or so, a slew of artists working with found materials, furniture, lumber, and more have adopted a […]

Museum Exhibitions

Happy Birthday, Alex Katz

Contributed by Sharon Butler / I learned via artnet’s Twitter feed that today is Alex Katz birthday, so to celebrate, here are some images from “Alex Katz: Maine/New York,” an exhibition at the Colby Museum of Art that runs through December 30. Curated by Carter Ratcliff, and including work from […]