Sharon CoreBy Chris Howard
In her recent series, Thiebauds, Sharon Core stages and photographs tableaus of cakes, pies, soup, and sandwiches that duplicate Wayne Thiebauds still-life paintings from the early 1960s.
Matt Freedman and Matt MarelloBy Chris Howard
After September 11, images of the Twin Towers began to appear everywhere. Not just on television or in newspapers, as one might expect, but in previously overlooked places, noticed for the first time in the aftermath of the catastrophe: painted as part of a logo on a commercial van, for example, or in a cityscape mural on a restaurant wall.
Queens International 2004By Chris Howard
Sandwiched between last summers Open House: Working in Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Museum and P.S.1s upcoming Greater New York 2005, the Queens International 2004, the second of a recently inaugurated biennial surveying work by artists living and working in the borough, will have most likely been overlooked by both audiences and critics.
El Museos Bienal: The (S) Files/The Selected Files
By Chris Howard
El Museo del Barrio
The difficulties of El Museo del Barrios mission are reflected in the conflicting statements and provocative questions raised by The (S) Files/The Selected Files, the museums first attempt at a biennial of contemporary art.
White Matter(s)By Chris Howard
The concept of white has many meanings: purity, virginity, and innocence. It refers to issues of race, of right and wrong, of life and death.
Dennis OppenheimBy Chris Howard
Public art, said Dennis Oppenheim in the late 1990s, may be a domain that looks good simply because everything else looks so bad.
Wall-to-Wall Drawings: Selections Summer 2005By Chris Howard
Rosana Castrillo Diaz’s two contributions to this group exhibition use the base concept of drawingpencil marks on a flat surfacebut they’re scarcely visible. In fact, I didn’t even notice them in my first few circles around the gallery.
Design ≠ Art: Functional Objects from Donald Judd to Rachel WhitereadBy Chris Howard
The art of design often takes a back seat to explorations of art and architecture, fashion, or music.