February, 2011

Four Works at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Dominating the discussion of what’s new at the MFA Boston is the Americas wing. Reviews generally see it as a state treasure, an intangible cultural property that will bring the gospel of Copley and Sargent to the general public and a great reason to visit the museum again soon. During the success of the wing’s opening, there has been a quiet revolution going on at[…..]

From the DS Archives: Interview with Richard Patterson

Today’s feature From the DS Archives revisits our 2010 interview between Noah Simblist and Richard Patterson. Richard Patterson emerged in London at Damien Hirst’s Freeze exhibition in 1988 as one of the YBA group. After moving to New York he eventually settled in Dallas. He is represented by Timothy Taylor Gallery in London and James Cohan Gallery in New York. He is known for paintings[…..]

Sundance Film Festival: Blast Theory

New Frontier is a multimedia art installation segment of Sundance Film Festival. 5th year running, New Frontier converges technology, art, light and space while pushing the boundaries of the moving image. Within New Frontier, Blast Theory’s A Machine to See With is an interactive film experience in which you are invited to take on the lead role in an imaginary heist movie. Led through the[…..]


L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley When Light and Space sculptor James Turrell installed one of his light tunnels at the Whitney Museum in 1982, a woman leaned against a wall she thought she saw, fell and broke her wrist. She happened to be the wife of the Oregon State Supreme Court Chief Justice, and subsequently sued the[…..]

Cindy, Cindy on the Wall… Who’s the Strangest of Them All?

What would you do if you were one of the most iconic artists in the world, having forged a name for yourself with unmistakably recognizable work? What do you do to move forward? You can reject all that has made you famous, continue to churn out the tried and true, take a page from Duchamp’s book and take up chess or try and build upon[…..]

Mike Kelley at Gagosian Gallery

Mike Kelley claims he doesn’t particularly like Superman. The jury is out on whether or not this qualifies him as a communist, but his claim does provide a source of perplexity when evaluating the inspiration for his ongoing Kandor sculpture and installation series – the newest of which being currently displayed at Gagosian Gallery (Beverly Hills) alongside the latest chapters of his filmic project, Extracurricular[…..]

Leave it to Beaver: Ridykeulous at INVISIBLE-EXPORTS

It’s par for the course for blue-chip galleries to mount so-called “museum quality” exhibitions, and hardly a surprise when they coincide with auctions and estate holdings. Readykeulous: The Hurtful Healer: The Correspondance Issue at INVISIBLE-EXPORTS is just as historically potent without being market driven. Founded in 2005 by artists Nicole Eisenman and A. L. Steiner, Ridykeulous has gained consistent momentum, and this is their strongest[…..]