Looking for the sublime with a telescope: Harold Ancart’s paintings at CLEARING NY

Featured image © CLEARING New York Harold Ancart's current show in CLEARING New York (May 1, 2018 - July 1, 2018) is like that fun new acquaintance you met at the party a week ago. That guy who was immediately charming, colorful, and entertaining. He seemed fun, yet there was this intense mien about him.… Continue reading Looking for the sublime with a telescope: Harold Ancart’s paintings at CLEARING NY

Nothing but male dominance again – Anselm Kiefer’s drawings of the female nudes

In 2013, Musée Rodin republished Les Cathédrales de France, a book written and illustrated by Rodin and originally published in 1914, with the intention to collaborate with a contemporary artist on a project in celebration of the hundredth anniversary of Rodin’s death. Kiefer, with the same fascination about cathedrals, ruins, and the female body as… Continue reading Nothing but male dominance again – Anselm Kiefer’s drawings of the female nudes

Tackling a difficult problem with very little space.

12 artists cram themselves into a small apartment to tackle the theme of intimacy. Sounds like a good idea to me.

Schneemann, Wilkes, and Owens

I spent some time with three artists (Carolee Schneemann, Cathy Wilkes, and Laura Owens) whom I have not taken the time to consider seriously before. Their recent exhibitions in New York at the PS1 and the Whitney gave me a good reason to think deeply about their practice. Here are some of my initial reactions.… Continue reading Schneemann, Wilkes, and Owens