Exhibition Review

"Ruptured Histories: Chinn Wang at The Print Center," Art in Print (featured on cover)

Wang, an artist and professor at the University of Denver, works at the intersection of print and digital media, distorting and altering images to examine the malleability and truthfulness of personal, political and historical narratives.

"Ruptured Histories: Chinn Wang at The Print Center," Art in Print (featured on cover)

Critic's Pick: Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Artforum.com

Informal, intimate scenes of black life—often tender—dominate Brown’s first solo exhibition, “a simple song,” the title of which is based on I Wrote a Simple Song, soul artist Billy Preston’s 1972 record that talks about the disappointment of making deeply private music for public consumption.

Critic's Pick: Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Artforum.com

“A Publisher of Artist’s Books That Isn’t Bound by Convention,” Hyperallergic

For over 30 years Granary Books, under the direction of Steve Clay, has explored the possibilities and limits of artist’s books and collaborative publishing. With the title of their 2001 retrospective catalogue they asked, “When will the book be done?”

“A Publisher of Artist’s Books That Isn’t Bound by Convention,” Hyperallergic

“Mastery and Missteps in Matisse’s Books,” Hyperallergic

The Morgan Library & Museum’s current exhibition Graphic Passion: Matisse and the Book Arts, of Henri Matisse’s illustrated books donated to the museum by collectors Michael and Frances Baylson, demonstrates the artist’s well-deserved reputation of having produced some of the most prominent livres d’artistes while also exploring his missteps and failures in book production, emphasizing his devotion to process and revision.

“Mastery and Missteps in Matisse’s Books,” Hyperallergic

“Plastic Purses and Comic-Book Catalogues: American Postwar Art at the Margins,” Hyperallergic

Life-size knit body suits mingle with painted metal lawn chairs, plastic purses, and rows of zines and ephemera in the summer show at Matthew Marks Gallery, What Nerve!, which gathers the work of four outlying postwar art groups.

“Plastic Purses and Comic-Book Catalogues: American Postwar Art at the Margins,” Hyperallergic