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Alice Neel
Alice Neel's retrospective casts fresh light on the way that her personal relationships and philosophy shaped her approach to portraiture. More...


Jovencio de la Paz
Fiber artist Jovencio de la Paz gets between the hand and the machine to explore Nils Aall Baricelli's math and Symbiogenesis. More...


“Wear Your Love Like Heaven”
Yes, the title derives from Donovan's 1967 single. A dozen artists channel its theme of love and hope, with expansive views of human experience and spiritual longing. More...


Marcelyn McNeil
Marcelyn McNeil is a latter day color field painter who layers her pours in veils punctuated by solid bands of color. More...


From Radicalism to Nostalgia
Art that initially was a shocking departure from aesthetic norms has a way of becoming conventional wisdom. What was once unfamiliar and challenging can in time become a valuable tool for social or personal illumination. The unwinding of an Avant Garde produces increasingly comforting successor aesthetics. More...


Christina Quarles, Christopher Paul Jordan and Arnaldo James
To decipher Christina Quarles figurative images one must change focal points and piece things together. Christopher Paul Jordan paints delicately on old window and door screens salvaged from historically black neighborhoods in Tacoma, Washington. Arnaldo James’ vivid color photography is presented on large, slick digital screens. 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...


Yari Ostovany
Yari Ostovany's painting blend Abstract Expressionist, Persian and Taoist roots to produce a feeling of spiritual illumination. More...

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