Tag Archives: Hilarie M. Sheets

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Seeing Africa Around the World

In a groundbreaking show traversing continents and mediums, Lowery Sims defines an international African esthetic. Read More

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The Morgan Behind the Morgan

A restoration of J. P. Morgan's library illuminates lesser-known aspects of the collector and his treasures . Read More

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A New Look at an Edgy Realist

The visionary landscapes of Charles Burchfield come to the Hammer Museum in a major show curated by contemporary sculptor Robert Gober. Read More

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Where Pharaohs Meet Mad Max

Raw brutalism and gritty humor underlie Huma Bhabha's antiheroic monuments. Read More

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Man of a Thousand Faces

Filming portraits for his acclaimed glass-brick foundation in Chicago, weaving the alphabet into a giant steel figure in Des Moines, and staging a tower of cymbals for Dubai's newest skyscraper, Jaume Plensa brings a sense of spectacle and intimacy into monumental public sculpture. Read More

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Looking at Art

Uncovering Matisse

The first major survey of Matisse's output during World War I uses cutting-edge technology and old-fashioned connoisseurship to reveal his radical system of scraping, scratching, and repainting. Read More

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Turning the Subject into the Artist

Oliver Herring is guided by social interaction—in communally made photosculptures, in giddy performances where volunteers take on bizarre tasks, and in videos featuring strangers who come by his Brooklyn studio. Read More

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Waves of Light

From bulbs to neon and fluorescent tubing to LEDs and other electronic creations, artists are using light—as material and subject—to comment on everything from advertising to spirituality. Read More

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Optical Delusions

In Tim Eitel’s monumental canvases, walls might be space, interiors could be exteriors, and the figures could be either real or imagined. Read More

UNDERRATED Judy Pfaff, Ziggurat (detail), 1981. Although she was awarded a MacArthur grant, Pfaff is still not given her due. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND AMERINGER & YOHE FINE ART, NEW YORK
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Underrated/Overrated

Which artists have been overlooked? And which have we been looking at too much?. Read More

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Cut It Out!

Kara Walker’s cutout silhouettes of antebellum racial stereotypes are lewd, provocative—and beautiful. Kara Walker’s cutout silhouettes of antebellum racial stereotypes are lewd, provocative—and beautiful Read More

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The Mod Bod

Modified, magnified, dissected, and erected, the body takes on unexpected shapes when sculptors use it as a metaphor for emotions. Modified, magnified, dissected, and erected, the body takes on unexpected shapes when sculptors use it as a metaphor for emotions. Read More

Peter Edlund calls attention to what wasn't shown in the landscapes of the past, as in Majestic America: Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 (after A. Durand), 1999.
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Reinventing the Landscape

From the spiritual to the technological, the sublime to the revolutionary, today's landscape painters are transforming the genre. Read More