"Cutting into color reminds me of the sculptor's direct carving."

Cutting into Color

November 14, 2014 • 1
Matisse evolved in these final years to drawing not the outlines of his figures and filling them in with loud colors as he had in the fauvist years, but instead cutting directly into color. We find in his cut-outs a return to simplicity of decoration, but also a purity in technique that his earlier works strive for but do not attain.
Another Tony Cragg chef d'oeuvre.

Sculpting perspectives

September 19, 2014 • 0
Beginning on September 18, New York City will be seeing all new “Walks of Life.”

A Tsunami of Tanks Sweeps New York

September 5, 2014 • 0
New Yorkers have a new reason to look up. The American artist, filmmaker and activist Mary Jordan, has commissioned 57 acclaimed artists and innumerable New York City public school children to transform water tanks, fixtures of the city’s skyline, into works of art.
An eerie confrontation.

Flirting with Female Figure

April 18, 2014 • 1
Have you ever made an appointment to see a robot? Well, I have and I highly recommend it. Though beforehand, I felt rather scandalous as I shuffled nervously into the mirrored room of the David Zwirner Gallery, not quite knowing what to expect.

The Scenic Views of the New York Subway System

April 4, 2014 • 0
When you think “New York City subway,” the first words that come to mind are probably congested, dirty, loud, among other less-than-positive descriptors. Most of us coming from New Haven associate the descent into the subway system with a sad departure from the grandeur of the Grand Central atrium. But if you take a second »
The human thicket.

Crowding out Meaning

February 28, 2014 • 0
If there is a story to be told, it can only be about an individual, because the subjects of her photos seem to have nothing in common beyond the shared space they all occupy.
Let the wild rumpus start!

(Sound)suit Up!

February 14, 2014 • 0
Artist-Dancer Nick Cave’s wild creations have found their newest home at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston, where they will remain until May 4. The Chicago-based artist rose to fame with his Soundsuits, full-body costumes made up of castoff objects from antique shops and flea markets. The suits overtake the body with their metallic, furry, flowery, sparkly materials, and transform humans into something unrecognizable.
In a minute there is time/ For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.

Time Will Tell

January 31, 2014 • 0
The projection changes abruptly, maps of Africa popping up and fading away. Clock faces spin out of control, as if to say that time is entirely obliterated — or perhaps irrelevant — in the artist’s nondescript space.
Gaze into the distance.

The View from the Farm

January 17, 2014 • 0
Farms can play home to a variety of crops and animals. Those who know me well might think that I am referring to the yak farm I spent some time on last year. However, over 400 acres in the Hudson Valley, there is a farm that raises something stranger than hairy beasts--art.
You got the power.

PUSHING THE PALETTE KNIFE: Locking Out the Competition

November 21, 2013 • 0
No, I don’t want my cousin’s best friend’s brother’s preschool girlfriend to sleep in my room this weekend.
A Fantastic Journey with Wangechi Mutu ART '00

PUSHING THE PALETTE KNIFE: Wish I Could Be Part of Your World

November 8, 2013 • 0
I walked into the Brooklyn Museum Saturday afternoon with high expectations.
Maya Lin's wave field at Storm King.

Taking a Break for Big Spaces

October 18, 2013 • 0
Last weekend, I hung out with the Yale University Art Gallery Guides in an abandoned factory and wandered through tall fields of grass in upstate New York. Art would never be the first word to come to mind when considering these two seemingly opposite spaces. Yet, both the factory and the 500-acre meadow display permanent collections that seem to have been made for them, and in some cases actually were. Dia:Beacon, located in Beacon, NY and the Storm King Art Center, in New Windsor, NY are perfect escapes from the often overwhelming Yale bubble.
Bye bye, convention!