• Bjorn Copeland at Jack Hanley Gallery

      Tuesday, 24 September 2013 09:01

      Combing the commercial landscape for product detritus and two-dimensional media, Copeland guts and recombines found materials into psychotropic Pop assemblages. His material gestures range from slight and clever manipulations of image or lettering to jarring repetition of pattern and hyper-saturated color. Leaving the skeletal remains of the commodity form, Copeland reclaims the “potential” of the […]

    • An Homage to Berlin By Erwin Olaf

      Monday, 23 September 2013 21:03

      Berlin: a city between the worlds, a city between east and west, a city that is only what its people believe it to be. Dutch artist and photographer, Erwin Olaf, attempts to approach himself with personal definition with his series about the city, “A Homage to Berlin.” I tried to understand his artistic vision during […]

    • Andy Hope 1930 at Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin

      Saturday, 21 September 2013 09:00

      In the video Two of You at Once (2013), ‘Andy Hope’ speaks for the first time. While we hear him, the only thing we see is a hypnotizing image of a swirling ring. The looped ‘talking ring’ is taken from the film The Time Machine (George Pal, 1960). Through multiple time zones Andy Hope talks to […]

    • Between Seeing and Knowing by Anna Boothe and Nancy Cohen

      Friday, 20 September 2013 09:00

      Anna Boothe and Nancy Cohen’s installation, Between Seeing and Knowing is a surprising 3D installation comprised of dozens of kiln-cast and sand-cast glass pieces sprawling over a 10 by 25 feet wall space. Sitting on a bench placed across the gallery for viewing, one feels a little like a child arriving at the beach and […]

    • Pamela Rosenkranz’s No Core from JRP|Ringier

      Thursday, 19 September 2013 09:00

      Free-standing sheets of clear acrylic are adorned with messy, seemingly hand-smeared gestures. Brand name water bottles are filled with flesh-colored solids and set facing walls painted designer colors. Messes of acrylic paint hold tight to films of spandex material, hung loosely against the gallery wall so as to visually manifest the grip of the paint’s […]

    • Carey Young at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst

      Wednesday, 18 September 2013 09:05

      Carey Young’s (b. 1970, lives and works in London) innovative body of work explores the relationships between the body, language, rhetoric, and systems of power. In her first solo show in Switzerland at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, the artist addresses the monolithic power of the legal system. The show includes a number of new […]

    • R.H. Quaytman’s Dalet with Museum Abeitberg

      Wednesday, 18 September 2013 09:00

      Daughter of a postmodern poet and an abstract painter, Quaytman knows how she wants to operate within the structure of art history. Dalet is an artists book of her work published by Published by Museum Abeitberg. Cryptically named after a Hebrew letter that sometimes operates as a non-sacred stand in for the Jewish names of […]

    • Acharya Vyakul, Chris Johanson, and Chris Corales at Adams and Ollman

      Tuesday, 17 September 2013 09:00

      The duty of policing the borders of what art is and who is an artist can be an uninteresting and hazardously mind-numbing task. But this year, when we witnessed the Venice Biennale’s Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace) labeled the outsider or visionary Biennale, one does begin, despite herself, to ponder, “what does mark an image […]

    • Sarah Bednarek’s Geometron at ADA Gallery

      Monday, 16 September 2013 16:23

      Artist Sarah Bednarek’s work in sculpture and drawing addresses ideas of the finite and the infinite, of the perception and possibility of a mathematical and geometric ideal—one that eludes our grasp in our everyday reality but can be faintly glimpsed in mental images and in the world of the imaginary. She articulates a sense of […]

    • Zoi Gaitanidou’s Risk Aversion at Scaramouche

      Thursday, 12 September 2013 09:00

      Zoi Gaitanidou’s work is a complex mixture of painting and embroidery. Originally trained as a painter, Gaitanidou creates her works on both a microscopic and macroscopic level constantly zooming in to sew each detail and stepping away to view the entire composition. She uses color as a tool in her recurring alternation between abstraction and […]