Autumn Quarter (Oct./Nov./Dec.) 2020  Reviews

These Precedented Times

Ongoingness in the Los Angeles Piñata District through Dulce Soledad Ibarra’s “9th to Olympic”


"Graft" Edra Soto at the MCP

Edra Soto’s “Graft,” an exhibition
 at the Museum of Contemporary Photography.

Summer Quarter (Jul./Aug./Sep.) 2020 Reviews

Problem Areas

Luis Martin looks at the work of Moreno with an eye to its political significance in the LGBTQ community.

There Where You are Not

Nathan Worcester reviews the writings of the late Palestinian artist and activist Kamal Boullata.


"Blackbird and Paloma Negra: The Mothers"

K.A. Letts reviews prominent Detroit artist Sabrina Nelson's recent exhibition.


Spring Quarter (May/June) Reviews

Posted 5/31/2020

Nate Lewis: "Latent Tapestries"
At Fridman Gallery, NYC
(online exhibition review)

Posted 5/27/2020

Virtual Visual Culture
Emelia Lehmann examines the effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on three major chicago institutions. (feature)

Posted 5/23/2020

“Desmadre Berlin”
Norbert Bisky

At Galerie Templon, Paris

(online exhibition review)

Posted 5/22/2020

“Legacy of Decency. Rembrandt, the Jews and the Danes”
At Elverhøj Museum of History and Art, Solvang, CA. (review)

Posted 4/28/2020

Human or Man-Made Material: “The Allure of Matter” Visits Chicago
At Wrightwood 659 and the Smart Museum, Chicago. (review)

Posted 4/12/2020

“Chicago Streets and Ways”
At Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago,  through April 25, 2020. William Dolan and Karen Perl. (review)


Posted 4/9/2020

Artoma: The Art of Cancer
At Chicago Art Department, Chicago. Michael Gallagher, Eileen Powers, Nancy VanKanegan, Barbara Youngquist,, Richard Zeid. (review)

Posted 4/52020

Different for Girls: “Touch Your Mirror” Reflects on Female Adolescence
At EXTRA Projects, Chicago. Jessica Frances Martin and Taylor Morgan.

Posted 4/5//2020

Walls of Prophecy and Protest: William Walker and the Roots of a Revolutionary Public Art Movement
by Jeff W. Hubner, Northwestern University Press. Book Review. (review)

March/April  2020

"Down by Line"

At One After 909 Gallery, Chicago

Point, Line, and Plane: Andrea Zittel's Spatial Investigations
At Carnegie Mellon's Miller Institute of Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh

Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts—Faculty Showcase
At Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, Chicago

Intuiting the Figure

At Intuit Gallery, Chicago

"Stolen Sisters"

At Crossman Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Crossman Gallery, Whitewater, Wisconsin

Process and Ritual

At the Renaissance Society, University of Chicago

Rumor Gives It: Encountering the Museum of Jurassic Technology in the Capitalocene

At the Museum of Jurassic Technology, Culver City, California


Winter Quarter (Jan./Feb./Mar.) 2021 Reviews

"New Work/New Year"
MARIWYN CURTIN examines pandemic-influenced production from 15 artists at the David Klein Gallery in Detroit.

"Paint Piles" by Natalie Lanese

K.A. LETTS considers the work of leading Ohio artist Natalie Lanese at River House Arts in Toledo.

Warriors of the Apocalypse
NATHAN WORCESTER takes in Bryan Sperry’s dystopian vision at the artist’s Pilsen studio and gallery.

"Image Workers" at Elastic Arts

EVAN CARTER explores Robert Chase Heishman’s outsourced image production at Elastic Arts.

Other Hues of Blue: A Pandemic-Era Biennial in Atlanta

TENLEY BICK reviews the Atlanta Biennial, which encompasses a broader definition of contemporary work and concerns in the American Southeast.

"Already Gone" Seven Paintings by Adam Daley Wilson

MICHEL SEGARD discusses the embedded political meanings of Adam Daley Wilson's work at Chicago's Aspect/Ratio.

Spring Quarter (April/May/June) 2021 Reviews

On Being and Becoming:
"Mise en Abyme"

KA LETTS reviews Rachel Pontious’ solo show at Playground Detroit.

Telling Their Stories: ‘Artfields’
Lake City, SC 2021

PETER CHAMETZKY focuses on this year's Artfields exhibition.

EXPO CHICAGO Online 2021
EVAN CARTER compares this virtual fair to the physical fairs of past years. TO COME

Gary Burnley at Elizabeth Houston Gallery, NYC
ALISON MARTIN reviews Gary Burnley's "In the Language of My Captor" exhibition that addresses racial history.

Viewfinder at Thierry Goldberg Gallery, NYC
ALISON MARTIN analyses the varied approaches toward the human body in this group show.

"Love and Jump Back," Photography by Charles Henri Ford; Mitchell Algus Gallery, NYC
PAUL MORENO puts Ford's work in historical context for Pride Month.

Justin Marshall: "The End"
KA LETTS reviews Marshall's paintings about  21st Century Detroit  on view at Public Pool in Hamtramck, MI



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