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by Theodore Tucker

TJ Khayatan. 2016. Image from Twitter.

In a recent visit to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, TJ Khayatan and a group of friends apparently decided to test the limits of what contemporary art viewers will take seriously. The teenager laid down a pair of glasses in one of the galleries and walked away. When people began to gather and photograph the ‘work of art,’ he … Continue reading »

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George Sugarman

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by Jonathan Lippincott

George Sugarman. From left to right: Gate (1994), Yellow X (1994), Sail (c. 1992), and Flourish (1991). Photo by John Small. Courtesy Loretta Howard Gallery.

The exhibition George Sugarman: Painted Sculpture at Loretta Howard Gallery, reveals the confidence of execution that comes from the artist’s decades-long exploration of the possibilities of modern abstract sculpture. These works in aluminum, from the late 1980s and early 1990s, illuminate many … Continue reading »

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Online Residency Program for Web Artists

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Lazy Susan Gallery is proud to be launching its Online Residency Program exclusively for web artists.

Each resident will take over lazysusangallery.nyc with a web based artwork for 1 month.

This new platform allows web artist to showcase their work to a global audience with the backing of a New York Gallery.

Each Lazy Susan online resident will also be part of a physical exhibition at the Lazy Susan … Continue reading »

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The Other New Abstraction: Shadi Harouni’s Paved Over and Other Stories

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Shadi Harouni: Paved Over and Other Stories AIR Gallery 155 Plymouth Street Brooklyn, NY April 21 – May 22, 2016

by Avi Alpert

Shadi Harouni. “When I got ill…” 2015. Monoprint on paper, 44 x 30 inches

In Jerry Saltz’ widely-read attack on the “new abstraction,” there is a subtle hint that good works in that category are still out there to be found. Saltz writes that once upon a … Continue reading »

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Hee Sook Kim at Causey Contemporary

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by Jonathan Goodman

Hee Sook Kim. Paradise Between No. 3. 2015. Oil and acrylic on canvas with Crystal. Image courtesy of the artist.

Hee Sook Kim is a painter and printmaker born in Korea but now based in the Philadelphia area, where she teaches at Haverford College. Her excellent show at Causey Contemporary consisted of works made with oil, acrylic and crystals. Her art balances between the humanly decorative and … Continue reading »

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@ON_VERGEdotorg with more features on the way by Jonathan Goodman and Jonathan Lippincott!

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Jackson Pollock: A Critique of His Achievement

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by Jonathan Goodman

Jackson Pollock (American, 1912-1956). The Flame. c. 1934-38. Oil on canvas, mounted on fiberboard, 20 1/2” x 30” (51.1 x 76.2 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Enid A. Haupt Fund, 1980 © 2016 Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

It seems as if the Museum of Modern Art in New York organizes a show of Pollock about every two years or … Continue reading »

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