May 2015

"The Best Art In The World"

Justin Matherly: Sunrise at Johann König by Jeff Grunthaner - New York

Consider a typical Matherly sculpture: a large-scale mound of misshapen stone threaded by geriatric walkers.   read more...

Truth Telling: Duke Riley and Frohawk Two Feathers at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati by Maria Seda-Reeder - Cincinnati

The CAC has a new Curator, Steven Matijcio who paired Two Feathers and Riley, whose interdisciplinary works speak to the same subjects (peoples on the fringes of society who perform singular acts of rebellion), in much the same ways (by creating a faux archeological record). Yet, surprisingly the two have never had a show together prior.   read more...

Traveling through "No-Time": A conversation with Prince Rama on the collective spirit, photo cakes and "Instagrammable" art by Leighana Waight - New York

From performing post-apocalyptic spiritual pop music, to delivering manifestos in pools of fake blood, Prince Rama, the artist collaboration of the Brooklyn based sister duo of Taraka and Nimai Larson   read more...

It Came From a Pine Box: John Jacobsmeyer at Gallery Poulsen by Ottilie Landmark - Copenhagen

Jacobsmeyer has some humorous and at the same time, dark aspects. The opium poppies and skeleton/zombies reference war in the Middle East and suggests the role politicians play in sustaining these terrors. But who is paying attention in the midst of all this chaos?   read more...

NYC in Pictures and Paint: Arthur King and Joann Gedney opening in NYC at The Yard photos by Michael Anderson - New York

Subodh Gupta: Seven Billion Light Years at Hauser & Wirth by Michael Anderson - New York

The Opening of Beautiful Beast at the New York Academy of Art by Paul Laster - New York

Toward Grid-Light: The Art of Jan Schoonhoven at David Zwirner by Robert C. Morgan - New York

There are many angles by which to discuss the paintings of the extraordinary Dutch artist, Jan Schoonhoven (1914 to 1994)   read more...

Gang Girls: In Conversation with Katrina del Mar by Kofi Forson - New York

A lesbian photographer and filmmaker based in New York City, her films have been screened at film festivals around the world and she has received several awards and fellowships, including the New York Foundation for the Arts. As a filmmaker her credits include Surf Gang, Gang Girls 2000, and Hell On Wheels Gang Girls Forever   read more...

DISTURBING INNOCENCE, curated by Eric Fischl, at the FLAG Art Foundation by Paul Laster - New York

A vibrant show with lots of challenging imagery, Disturbing Innocence opened a vein of psychological art making that runs deep back into modernism yet revealed by example that it is as expressively vital today.   read more...