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Autumn Quarter (Oct./Nov./Dec.) 2020 Reviews
Ongoingness in the Los Angeles Piñata District through Dulce Soledad Ibarra’s “9th to Olympic”
"Graft" Edra Soto at the MCP
FRANCINE ALMEDA reacts to
Edra Soto’s “Graft,” an exhibition
at the Museum of Contemporary Photography.
Works on paper at Rhona Hoffman Gallery.
Three Detroit Latina artists.
Summer Quarter (Jul./Aug./Sep.) 2020 Reviews
Luis Martin looks at the work of Moreno with an eye to its political significance in the LGBTQ community.
Nathan Worcester reviews the writings of the late Palestinian artist and activist Kamal Boullata.
K.A. Letts reviews prominent Detroit artist Sabrina Nelson's recent exhibition.
IN PRINT REVIEWS
Spring Quarter (May/June) Reviews
Nate Lewis: "Latent Tapestries"
At Fridman Gallery, NYC
(online exhibition review)
Virtual Visual Culture
Emelia Lehmann examines the effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on three major chicago institutions. (feature)
At Galerie Templon, Paris
(online exhibition review)
“Legacy of Decency. Rembrandt, the Jews and the Danes”
At Elverhøj Museum of History and Art, Solvang, CA. (review)
Human or Man-Made Material: “The Allure of Matter” Visits Chicago
At Wrightwood 659 and the Smart Museum, Chicago. (review)
“Chicago Streets and Ways”
At Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago, through April 25, 2020. William Dolan and Karen Perl. (review)
Artoma: The Art of Cancer
At Chicago Art Department, Chicago. Michael Gallagher, Eileen Powers, Nancy VanKanegan, Barbara Youngquist,, Richard Zeid. (review)
Different for Girls: “Touch Your Mirror” Reflects on Female Adolescence
At EXTRA Projects, Chicago. Jessica Frances Martin and Taylor Morgan.
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)
"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
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.
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.
EVAN CARTER explores Robert Chase Heishman’s outsourced image production at Elastic Arts.
TENLEY BICK reviews the Atlanta Biennial, which encompasses a broader definition of contemporary work and concerns in the American Southeast.
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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