Morris Barazani/Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
 Morris Barazani/Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

Morris Barazani’s kaleidoscopic painting retrospective at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art reveals an individual acutely sensitive to new artistic directions. Spanning the past six decades, the thirty-one selections on view run the gamut from raucous painterly surfaces to nuanced forays into collage and color-field abstraction. In an age where stylistic homogenization is a prerequisite […]

Review: Nicholas Gottlund/Paris London Hong Kong
Review: Nicholas Gottlund/Paris London Hong Kong

There’s a welcome, almost aggressive, physicality to these pieces. “Printing Always Printing (Scarecrow),” owing to the sheer size of its halftone pattern, forces the viewer to step almost outside of the gallery to see the picture completely resolve. It’s an effective gesture, but one that’s rapidly consumed. Eventually I found myself just listlessly staring at […]

Flint Projection at Spenser Art House
Flint Projection at Spenser Art House

My short video “Sartartia (Holly Bluff)” is included in the Flint Projection event at Spenser Art House in Flint, MI at 9pm on Friday May, 30th. If you’re in the area check it out, it’s going to be great!

David Schutter/Rhona Hoffman Gallery for Newcity
David Schutter/Rhona Hoffman Gallery for Newcity

Content is recognizable form, even if the recognition defies description. In “What is Not Clear is Not French,” Schutter has taken the condition of uncertainty and staked out an aesthetic territory around it. Gray paintings abound in late twentieth and early twenty-first century art. But rather than mourn the loss of social cohesion as so […]

Ben Murray/Monique Meloche Gallery for NewCity
Ben Murray/Monique Meloche Gallery for NewCity

What sets “Centerville” apart from the bevy of thoughtful, aesthetically stimulating shows currently up around Chicago is the lasting impression that the best paintings are akin to icebergs. The somber hues and pensive objects are only a small portion of what’s transpiring within these pictures. The rest remains hidden—memories lurking beneath the surface of the […]

“Stan Bycia” at Biblioteka Publiczna Gdanska
"Stan Bycia" at Biblioteka Publiczna Gdanska

Many thanks to all of those who attended the opening and artist talk for my show “States of Being” at the Public Library of the City of Gdansk, Poland. And an especially big shout-out to my translator!