Art Review | Feb 17, 2013
Kehinde Wiley's paintings effectively complicate a long history of oppression while giving rise to difficult questions about dominant contemporary culture. By Christian L. Frock
Art Review | Feb 16, 2013
Bernard and Shirley Kinsey's collection of fine art and ephemera constitutes a unique museum experience, offering a glimpse of the challenges and triumphs of African American life through historical documentation and dazzling visual art. By Roula Seikaly
Help Desk | Feb 04, 2013
In which our sage advice columnist advises on reorganizing your website. By Bean Gilsdorf
Art Review | Feb 02, 2013
A photographer captures suburban lives in visually satisfying and timely takes on the joys and anxieties of affluence. By Roula Seikaly
Art Review | Jan 30, 2013
New work from local artist Chris Baird, sourced from paperback books and textual references, juxtaposes images and words in a graphically strong and conceptually cohesive show at Park Life Gallery. By Sarah Hotchkiss
Art Review | Jan 27, 2013
Chicago-based photographer Jason Lazarus collects the reminders of pain, sorrow, shame, and a universe of other emotions with his Too Hard to Keep project, an archive of donated objects that carry an emotional charge. By Roula Seikaly
Art Review | Jan 26, 2013
Hemami’s solo exhibition explores the visual history of resistance leading up to and beyond the 1979 Iranian Revolution. By Christian L. Frock
Art Review | Jan 22, 2013
This collection of large scale photos presents a unique portrait of the NYPL Picture Collection, which dates back to 1914 and includes 1.2 million prints, photographs, posters, postcards and illustrations. By Sarah Hotchkiss
Help Desk | Jan 22, 2013
In which our advice columnist provides tips on how and when to make reproductions. By Bean Gilsdorf
Visual Arts | Jan 16, 2013
Watch a profile of Bay Area artist Jay Nelson, who has turned his passion for building tree houses into a small business. By Little Paper Planes
Art & Design
Giuseppe Arcimboldo was a 16th-century artist who liked to play with his food, transforming it into the building blocks of many of his fantastical portraits. Artist Philip Haas has taken those portraits out of museums, reinterpreting them as colossal statues that interact with the natural environment.
A dropped cigarette butt, a chewed-up piece of gum, a stray hair. Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg uses DNA from trash she's picked up around New York City to generate 3-D portraits of those who left it behind.
The stencil of a young boy sewing the Union Jack is the centerpiece of an exhibition in London, after which it will head to the U.S. where it is to be part of a private collection. Organizers say Slave Labour is not being put up for sale, but residents of the London neighborhood from which it disappeared want it back.
The work of the Dutch master Johannes Vermeer has long puzzled the art world. Some of his pieces just don't quite fit. They're a little off. What gives? Author Benjamin Binstock has an idea, an idea that commentator Alva Noë finds appealing.
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