Arts Coverage and Review

August 19, 2017

Author: Jason Vartikar

Recent Articles

All That Glitters: Howardena Pindell: Painting 1974 – 1980

Garth Greenan Gallery presents Howardena Pindell: Painting 1974 – 1980, a process-oriented show of unstretched canvases clinging to the gallery drywall. The tapestries, all untitled, are evenly treated with a chromatically pastel adhesive with which thousands of hole-punch chads and glitter are glued to all-over surfaces. Greenan’s presentation of Pindell suggests that the artist should be revered for her contributions to the hand crafted and the homemade The survey leaves out Pindell’s important shaped works and excludes the artist’s figurative ventures (which ambitious diversity was recently presented at G.R. N’Namdi in Chicago). Instead Greenan’s presentation focuses on the artist’s all-over …continue reading

‘If you’re accidentally not included, don’t worry about it’

Peter Saul’s extravagant cartoonish visions, for which he is well known, have only a tempered influence on his curatorial vision for ‘If you’re accidently not included, don’t worry about it’ at Zurcher Studio. Despite many of the selected works’ nod to bawd, the show is a socially graceful arpeggio that challenges the current traditions of ‘curation’. Mr. Saul has included “either friends I’ve had for years, or … people I just met once for a few minutes and seemed friendly enough.” In the currently forming field of contemporary art, it should not be the duty of the curator to present …continue reading