December, 2008

Art Basel Miami

Over the next 5 days, will be reporting from Miami Beach, covering the myriad of art events surrounding the 2008 Art Basel Miami Beach. Opening today at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Art Basel is often called the most important art event in the United States. Art Basel Miami Beach pulls the US art world into southern Florida for four days every year over[…..]

Zoe Charlton

Opening earlier this month at Connor Contemporary Art in Washington DC is a solo exhibition of new large format drawings by Zoe Charlton, on view until January 3, 2009. The exhibition, entitled Family, shows concurrently at Connor Contemporary with solo shows of work by David Levinthal and Gabriel de la Mora. Formerly, Charlton’s drawings have been more intimate in size, as seen at Nathan Larramendy[…..]

Joseph Grigely

On view now at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Chicago, until February 22, 2009, is Joseph Grigely’s exhibition St. Cecilia. St. Cecilia presents work from the nearly fifteen-year career of this internationally recognized artist, who is currently living and working in Chicago, and represents the various media with which he works, including video, sound, sculpture, and works on paper, to explore the poignancy[…..]

The Best Kind of Boring: 2008 California Biennial

“Are you angry or are you boring?” Gilbert and George facetiously asked in 1977, the words scrawled across the top of a fiery, 16-panel image. Their point is unmistakable: you should be angry. If you’re not, you’re probably being negligently complacent. The same question could be posed to the work in California’s 2008 Biennial, but with a strikingly different effect. Is the art angry or[…..]