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Natalie Christensen
Natalie Christensen's swimming pool images, "Last night I dreamt I knew how to swim," treat them as a gateway to a world not quite our own. More...


Sean Healy
Sean Healy did not title his show "Beautiful Downer" lightly, informing it with his own alcoholism and the richness of the Northwest landscape. More...


Configuring Language
David S. Rubin explains how two recent exhibitions, one featuring Allen. Ruppersberg, the other featuring Mel Bochner show how text-based art can be engaging and lively rather than a tedium to get through. More...


Peter Gronquist
He states that light is central to his current work, but the shiny gestures here add up to both more and less than that. More...


“Dilexi Gallery: Early Years”
Techno-nostalgia is a real thing these days, and this show revisiting the 50s-era Dilexi Gallery, one of several to come, implies that a fresh look at those then rebellious avant gardists is the art world's very timely equivalent. More...


Anthony Lepore
"Performance Anxiety" is Anthony Lepore's way of bringing amusement and self-deprecation together. His success in doing so a direct result of the way photography and sculpture are effectively integrated. More...


Susan Burnstine
Susan Burnstine's completely unmanipulated photographs evoke dreamlike memories of travel both real and imagined. More...


Hiromi Takizawa
Hiromi Takizawa’s sculptural works of hand-blown glass, volcano ash, lights and live plants both respond to and appropriate from nature. Clear glass branches sway with air currents. An installation captures and magically transmits ambient light. Then there are the powdered glass fungi. . . More...


Reconsidering the Art Museum Post #MeToo
Manet at the Art Institute of Chicago sounds awfully good. But the show's curators could not have made it any more irrelevant to the present moment. More...


Esao Andrews
Two small paintings hung side-by-side reveal important threads running throughout Esao Andrews’ current exhibition. “The Range” depicts a cart loaded down with baggage. In “Bouquet,” a trio of stems are tipped with three small bunches of long black hair. It's all both so real and fantastical. More...


My Own Private Artspeak
Everybody claims to hate artspeak, and most of us art critics will offer full-throated denials that we sink to using it. Anyone who writes about art professionally is bound to use certain words and phrases that strike lay ears as esoteric. More...


“The Body is Work”
“The Body is Work,” featuring Hale Ekinci, Shir Ende and Mayumi Lake, is a take on Donald Judd’s idea of a “specific object,” works that exist between conventional genres. This exhibition highlights processes that identify their practitioners as complex makers. More...


Derek Boshier
That British pop artist Derek Boshier pops up in a Houston gallery reminds us that he resided and taught here during the 1980s and 90s. More...

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