Category Archives: Reviews

Arts and culture reviews published in news media.

A New Municipal Gallery in San Francisco Keeps Its Focus on the Bay Area

In Hyperallergic on February 12, 2016 Opening night of the new San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) Gallery (all photos courtesy the San Francisco Arts Commission) SAN FRANCISCO — The 1960s upset the status quo in nearly all realms of American life. … Continue reading

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At Harlem’s First Children’s Museum, Artworks Strike Up Conversations

 January 29, 2016 in Hyperallergic Gallery text in ‘Txt: art, language, media’ at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic) In October 2015 the first children’s museum in Harlem opened its … Continue reading

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The Vast Possibilities of Tiny Collage and Assemblage

In Hyperallergic January 15, 2016 Mary Bauermeister, “Lens Box Pencil Theater” (1969), mixed-media assemblage, 6 x 6 x 4 1/2 inches (all images courtesy Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, unless otherwise noted) You might want to bring your reading glasses … Continue reading

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The Calmer, Contemplative Mood of Francis Bacon’s Late Paintings

posted in Hyperallergic December 7, 2015  “Self-Portrait” (1978), oil on canvas, 78 x 58 inches (Private Collection, © The Estate of Francis Bacon, all rights reserved / DACS, London / ARS, NY 2015 photography by Robert McKeever, courtesy Gagosian Gallery) … Continue reading

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The Psychological Depth of Jim Shaw’s Pop Culture Dreamscapes

September 17, 2015 In Hyperallergic Jim Shaw, “The Burning Bush” (2013) (detail), acrylic on muslin backdrop with two acrylic, muslin and plywood cut-outs (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic) NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — There’s a big, funny, emotional, and … Continue reading

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The Raw and Stylish Designs of 20th-Century American Protest Posters

 September 2, 2015 in Hyperallergic Three uptown cultural institutions in New York City this summer have had significant exhibitions devoted to the history of art and social activism. Taken together, they paint an arresting portrait of the role of artists … Continue reading

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Viola Frey: Painterly Surfaces on Canvases of Clay

in Hyperallergic     June 17, 2015 Installation view of Viola Frey, “Falling Man In Suit” (1991), ceramic, 74 x 89 x 73 inches (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic) Viola Frey, a powerful woman and rule-busting artist, has not been … Continue reading

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A Three-Year Cinematic Journey Across 25 Countries at the Jewish Museum

Published in Hyperallergic on May 26, 2015 Ayisha Abraham, ‘I Saw a God Dance’ (2011), video, sound, 19 min, 28 sec (courtesy the artist, all images courtesy the Jewish Museum) Tucked away in a corner of the permanent collection of … Continue reading

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El Anatsui Goes To School

published in Hyperallergic May 21, 2015 El Anatsui’s “Womb ot Time”(2014) at The School ( all images copyright El Anatsui and courtesy  of the artist and Jack Shaiman Gallery, unless otherwise noted KINDERHOOK, NY — The School, Jack Shainman’s splendid … Continue reading

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At Martín Ramírez Opening, A Defense of Immigrant’s Rights and Outsider Art

March 27, 2015 in Hyperallergic  Martín Ramírez,”Untitled (Tunnel with Cars and Buses)” (1954), reproduced as one of five new ‘Forever’ Stamps by the United States Postal Service (© 2015 USPS) (click to enlarge) Blue-chip outsider artist Martín Ramírez was memorialized … Continue reading

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