Category Archives: Exhibition Reviews

Exhibition Review: Julia Randall’s “Oral Fixations”

Julia Randall’s most recent exhibition, “Oral Fixations,” a ten-year retrospective at Wesleyan University’s Davison Art Center, explores desire, ephemerality, and the passage of time through gorgeous, occasionally humorous, but always impressive hyperreal colored pencil drawings. While these drawings are clearly … Continue reading

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Oral Fixation

Julia Randall’s exhibition Oral Fixation, at Wesleyan University’s Davison Art Center, displays both natural forms in an vacuous context, stunting their authentic character and ushering in an almost repulsive aura, and surreal forms, which intertwine her work with both social … Continue reading

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Exhibition Review: Jordan Wolfson at David Zwirner

                          Employing a wide range of media, including sculpture, painting, video, instillation, and animatronics, artist Jordan Wolfson explores the complex themes of social communication, identity, and physical existence. … Continue reading

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Exhibition Review: Five West Coast Artists

Five West Coast Artists: Bischoff, Diebenkorn, Neri, Park, and Thiebaud is currently on display in the Yale University Art Gallery through July 13, 2014. ­­­The show exhibits both pieces from the collection as well as several new acquisitions, including David Park’s … Continue reading

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“Expanding the Field of Painting” at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston Calls for a Redefinition of the Medium

“Expanding the Field of Painting” at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston asserts that the field of painting is not dead or exhausted but alive and well. “Painting” has become a fluid term that is constantly increasing in scope, and … Continue reading

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New Worlds at the Whitney Biennial

The Whitney Biennial’s three curators, Stuart Comer, Michelle Grabner, and Anthony Elms all approached the expansive task of assembling a survey of Contemporary American art in very different ways. Anthony Elms is influenced by a Susan Howe quote, Stuart Comer … Continue reading

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Defining the American Art Show: Overstimulation and Social Commentary in the 2014 Whitney Biennial

Long hauled as one of the most heavily critiqued mass exhibitions that focuses on contemporary American art, the Whitney Biennial attempts to redeem and stabilize its position in the 2014 show, the last of which will be held in the … Continue reading

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Mouthing Off: Julia Randall’s “Oral Fixations” at the Davison Art Center

The “Oral Fixations” exhibition at Wesleyan University’s Davison Art Center offers a ten-year survey of the work of artist and Wesleyan art professor Julia Randall.  Aside from one projected video installation, all of the works on display are colored pencil … Continue reading

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The Newly Improved PAMM Creates A Self-Aware Space for the City of Miami

Opening less than a year ago, the Jorge M. Pérez Art Museum in downtown Miami is as multifaceted visually as the diverse metropolis in which it resides. In direct contrast to the city’s pockets of Deco buildings and clusters of … Continue reading

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A Tornado Tore Through the Art World: The 2014 Whitney Biennial

The Whitney Museum of Art in New York City is currently holding its established Biennial exhibition, whose purpose is to present both American artists who are reputable in the art scene and to showcase those who are up-and-coming. The exhibition … Continue reading

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