Gordon Parks at Jack Shainman

Gordon Parks at Jack Shainman

This show, featuring the influential work of American photographer, film director, composer, and writer Gordon Parks, spans the gallery’s two locations on 20th and 24th street and highlights—in both intimate and exquisite form—the realities of the Black experience in America during the mid-to-late 20th century.
Jan 7, 20214 min read
Review of ‘49.5’ at 601Artspace

Review of ‘49.5’ at 601Artspace

The show’s title refers to the 2018 United Nations census—where almost fifty percent of the global population were counted as women. In criminal contrast, women still —baffingly— hold less than 24% of our national political offices worldwide. In an effort to turn the tide, artists and exhibition organizers Susan Hamburger and Jessica Hargreaves collaborated with 10 female artists to create an exhibition in the style of 18th-century salons presented in aristocratic, victorian settings—attempting to undermine the historical narrative and reset the record.
Jan 6, 20212 min read
Joy Curtis at Klaus Von Nichtssagend

Joy Curtis at Klaus Von Nichtssagend

Curtis’ fourth solo show at Klaus Von Nichtssagend reveals an illuminating step forward for figural abstraction in sculpture. Freed from the typical constraints of the floor that standing sculpture deals with, the six works in this show display a proclivity for flowing forms that address the physical body through mastery of fabric.
Dec 30, 20203 min read
TARWUK at Martos

TARWUK at Martos

TARWUK: Bijeg u noć TARWUK is a two-person collaborative, described by curator Bob Nikas as having “four hands, one mind.” The show (whose title translates from Croatian as “Escape into the Night”) consists of several works on paper, paintings on canvas, and works on wood—in addition to sculptures both on the floor and tabletop. As […]
Dec 18, 20202 min read
Sean Townley at Kristina Kite

Sean Townley at Kristina Kite

Sean Townley: Bad News from the Colonies Townley’s show at Kristina Kite in Los Angeles presents a mystery for the viewer. Whether this mystery is solved, however, seems beside the point. In today’s media environment where immediate legibility (and insta-gratification) is taken for granted, the power of this work instead resides with the clues, details, […]
Dec 12, 20202 min read
Alejandro Almanza Pereda: Physics of Freedom and Necessity

Alejandro Almanza Pereda: Physics of Freedom and Necessity

In Alejandro Almanza Pereda’s work, there is an attraction to the object that soon turns to awareness of its impact as a system within its physical environment. This scene portrays a counterbalance of trepidation, beauty, stress, and joy. But it’s his intuition towards physics and aesthetics that keeps the viewer lingering.
Dec 7, 20209 min read
Vlatka Horvat: Listening to What the Objects Want

Vlatka Horvat: Listening to What the Objects Want

Listening to What the Objects Want
To understand Horvat’s work is to enter the kinesthetic sphere— a tactile world where one becomes aware of the body’s movement and the placement of objects in relationship to the spaces they inhabit. Here, the visual and physical become merged.
Nov 9, 202011 min read
Meme Taxonomy: Coping in a Consumer Paradigm

Meme Taxonomy: Coping in a Consumer Paradigm

Memes have become a common form of social communication online. But what do they say about how we view the universe we live in?
Oct 21, 20209 min read
Patricia Treib: Arm Measures

Patricia Treib: Arm Measures

Upon entry into the gallery on Norfolk Street, one is greeted by Interval —one of seven works in Patricia Treib’s second solo show at the gallery that appears as enigmatically current as it seems to be from another age. At the center of the painting is a dark brown form, looking somewhat like a shape from […]
Oct 16, 20205 min read

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