August 2015

"The Best Art In The World"

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...

Jazz Pioneer Ornette Coleman Dies at 85 - New York

It is with great sadness that we share the news of our friend Ornette Coleman and his passing at the age of 85.   read more...

Jenny Morgan: Catch Me If You Can by Kurt McVey - New York

Portraiture has fallen away from the contemporary dialogue, especially considering photography has, like painterly portraits, had its day. Could we be truly afraid of looking at ourselves and exploring our humanity, our faults and failures as opposed to our strengths and successes?   read more...

Photos: A Look Back at Art Miami New York by Michael Anderson - New York