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Cindy Sherman, 1977-1982
The early photography of Cindy Sherman remains both a personal and art historical high water mark. Andy Brumer asked how such familiar, and mined, work might be seen through fresh eyes. This review is his answer. More...


Earlie Hudnall
The daily lives of people residing in Houston's African American neighborhoods forms the core of Earlie Hudnall's street photography. More...


Jordanna and the Masters of Photography
Jordanna Kalman makes use of 20th century male photography masters to zero in on women's historical disenfranchisement -- with the ambition to redress that history. More...


The Skyviewing Sculptures of Isamu Noguchi
Isamu Noguchi expanded and deepened sculpture’s mission to connect to people and community. The brilliance of Noguchi confounds clichéd arguments about art versus craft. Whenever possible, he combined rather than segregated. More...


Stas Orlovski
Stas Orlovski has deployed a vocabulary of motifs — waves, vortices, plants, and more — to create poetic depictions of conscious dreaming. More...


Michael Harnish
For Michael Harnish, utopia is a collage of juxtaposed painterly responses to printed representations of a lush nature. More...


Michiko Itatani, “Celestial Stage”
"Celestial Stage" traces Mickijo Itatani's path from cool monochromatic geometric imagery to a colorful inner space that draws on cosmology, sci-fi, and storybook illustration. More...


Shahzia Sikander
Shahzia Sikander combines Hindu, Muslim, and Western imagery, injecting her fusion with humor, ambiguity, and eroticism. More...


Jack Chevalier, “Memorial Exhibition”
After first drawing critical attention for abstractions calling to mind Native America artifacts., Jack Chevalier shifted to a figuration merging it with abstract symbol. More...


Jiyoung Chung
As stark and formal as Jiyoung Chung's mixed media works appear, each is subject to breezes, flutters of air, with open space between each layer. More...


Fair Use: What's Mine is Yours
The legal phrase “fair use” allows conditions for the creative re-use of copyrighted materials without permission. This show addresses that. More...


Roberta Harris
Roberta Harris applies blood-red paint to canvas with expressionistic brushstrokes that evoke emotional and physical pain. More...


Cannupa Hanska Luger
In Cannupa Hanska Luger's "Something to Hold Onto," strands of unfired clay beads hang suspended in a circular form, each one symbolizing a person who died in the southwest borderlands. More...


Omar Velázquez
In a jewel box of an exhibition Omar Velazquez combines a lush surrealism with a philosophic agenda. More...


Bisa Butler: A Jubilation of Candy-Colored Quilts
Bisa Butler calls them Kool-Aid colors. She’s speaking of her bright palette, not a tray of paint but a wonderland of cloth. From these materials, she renders larger-than-life portraits of Black Americans. More...


Looking Ahead 15 Years
In 2004, James Wood resigned as Director of the Art Institute of Chicago, succeeded by James Cuno, who was succeeded in turn in 2011 by Douglas Druick, who has now been succeeded by James Rondeau. James Yood thanks them all. More...


Heroes: Superman and Jackie O.
David Alcantar ran, marathon style, through the state of Georgia dressed as Superman and carrying a flag urging locals to "VOTE!" It was not the first time an artist donned a hero persona, through perhaps the first to help win a Senate majority. More...


Ann Morton
Ann Morton pleases the eye and teases our mind in mainly textile and found object works that are, finally, effectively searing. More...


An American Resurrection
The contrast between normal and deranged has never been less private. By the end of the long, televised Inauguration Day,, most of us were splayed out on our family room couches with a shit-faced smile of relief. More...


What Are You Going Through?
Quoting the French philosopher and Christian mystic Simone Weil, "What are you going through?" is the product of compassion. More...

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