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Harmony Hammond

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum's focused, handsomely installed retrospective of Harmony Hammond's work offers something of a corrective to perceptions of her career, which have often been…

Sheila Pepe

Sheila Pepe is a maker, as she herself puts it, but the things she makes are frequently unmade. The ephemerality and shape-shifting propensities of her art may be one reason her thirty-year career is…

Didier William

The twenty-one mixed-medium paintings in Didier William's two-venue exhibition—the most ambitious showing of his work to date—were primarily large, more than seven feet long or tall in some cases…

Kara Walker

Having emerged in the 1990s among a group of artists (Nicole Eisenman, Lisa Yuskavage, Ann Agee) unafraid of pressing historical styles to contemporary purpose, Walker understands the many ways the pa…

The Big Picture

It's not easy to convey humor through the modernist grid, but Rochelle Feinstein finds the format—along with painted texts, stock photographs, and videos—surprisingly congenial for satirizing the art…

Katherine Bradford

Often little more than daubs and smears, the miniature figures populating the textured expanses of Katherine Bradford’s recent paintings seem as though they might at any moment melt back into the once…

“Greater New York”

Returning to "Greater New York" a few days after the Paris attacks, I found myself moved by the main themes underlying the exhibition: our city in particular and urban life in general; and the emergen…

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