July 2015

"The Best Art In The World"

Chimera: Cordy Ryman Interview by Jill Conner - New York

"I feel like I have a number of modes of making thinking and working on things. Over time my vocabulary seems to expand and more modes strike me as interesting and I feel like, in a sense, I become more comfortable and confident using this language (of painting) in whatever way might strike me without second guessing too much."   read more...

Scott Billings: A Risky Jump by Ariane Noel De Tilly - Vancouver

In 1918, Dziga Vertov made a death-defying leap across rooftops and filmed it with a slow motion camera. Years later, the Soviet filmmaker wrote in his notebook that when he saw the result of that risky jump projected onto a screen, he did not recognize his face, but could recognize his thoughts and emotions.   read more...

David Bowie at Philharmonie de Paris by Joseph Nechvatal - Paris

Bowie at his best is grandiosity reached orbit, as with his Ziggy Stardust. That work was inexpressive of the hype to follow. It reached subversive trajectory, according to English philosopher Simon Critchley in his slight, silly but fun book BOWIE, based on his discovering the glam icon in 1972 at age twelve.   read more...

Julie Heffernan: Pre-Occupations by Megan Abrahams - Los Angeles

Heffernan succeeds in alerting us to the gravity of the impending environmental scenario. Whether she intends to convey a somewhat pessimistic point of view, or to offer the prospect of hope, is less clear.   read more...

Gajin Fujita: Warriors, Ghosts and Ancient Gods of the Pacific by Lyle Zimskind - Los Angeles

Fujita, who became an active tagger when he was just a kid, describes graffiti as the door that opened up for him into the fine art world.   read more...

The Transformative Effect of Rachel Rossin by Jeff Grunthaner - New York

An aura of symbolism surrounds the subject-matter Rossin has chosen to portray. One is reminded of Georgia O'Keefe and of the vaginal significance ascribed to flowers generally.   read more...

Group Interview featuring: William Buchina, Jason Alexander Byers, Adam Payne and Omar Zeinc, by Anthony Cerretani with Sam Monaco and Max Teicher - New York

The members of 312 Bowery Group sit down for a group interview   read more...

The Invisible Cities at Bosi Contemporary by Gregory de la Haba - New York

The Invisible Cities show at Bosi Contemporary presents a cogent visual dichotomy of two artists   read more...

Doris Salcedo: Under the Skin, Retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago by Giovanni Aloi - Chicago

Salcedo has made no mystery of the importance which materiality plays in her work.   read more...

Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera by Jasmin Hernandez - New York

Testing Kwong Chi (1950-1990), was a photographer and performance artist, who in his brief ten year career span documented the superstar artists of downtown New York City and deeply explored Western culture through a satirical Eastern lens.   read more...