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Oct. 21, 2021 ( yeah I know, I’m posting a wee bit late!) in Artcritical Installation shot of the exhibition under review, with Karon Davis’s Double Dutch Girls (2021) in the foreground. Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery Jack Shainman opened The School … Continue reading
Feb. 10, 2021 in artcritical Joyce Pensato at Petzel Gallery Installation shot of the exhibition under review showing Joyce Pensato, Daisy, 2012, to the right. Courtesy of Petzel Gallery, New York Joyce Pensato’s 2012 exhibition, Batman Returns, although her third … Continue reading
Jan. 31, 2020 in Hyperallergic On display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, works of Benjamin Jones project deep sorrow as well as an unvanquished ray of optimism. Benjamin Jones, “Isolating the Disease” from the Isolation Series (2003), graphite … Continue reading
Hey folks! This blog has been broken for the past six months. That’s why you haven’t gotten anything Did ya miss me? Here we go … Please let me know with a comment if you get this email. Many thanks- … Continue reading
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Reposting from March 2016. Originally in Hyperllergic Aboriginal Women in Australia Celebrate Their Football Heroes with Pottery Rona Rubunjta Arrente’s “I’m Black” (2015) (left); Ngala Wheeler’s “Brotherhood” (2015) (right) in ‘Our Land is Alive: Hermannsburg Potters for Kids continues’ at … Continue reading
Published Jan. 8, 2020 in Hyperallergic At the Rubin Museum of Art, ” Truth to Power” spotlights Alam’s tireless documentation of over 40 years of struggle and change in his native Bangladesh. Shahidul Alam, “Smriti Azad at Protest at Shaheed … Continue reading
A rant about 2020…….. Housebound- 2020. Oilstick, graphite. 10 x 8 I haven’t posted a rant or a rave in many years. But man, oh, man, if ever there was a time in the history of the Universe to post … Continue reading
Published in Hyperallergic August 22, 2019 Northern Irish artist Alison Lowry addresses the 200 years of crimes perpetrated by the Catholic Church in collaboration with the Irish state. Alison, Lowry, “Instead of the fragrance there will be stench; instead of … Continue reading
Claudette Schreuders’s most recent show at Jack Shainman gallery, In the Bedroom is perhaps both her most revealing and most enigmatic body of work to date. published June 17. 2019 Install shot: “School Days” (2019) Lime wood, enamel paint. 10 x 9.) … Continue reading