Category Archives: reviews

Review: John Chamberlain at Pace and Gagosian

Pac Pobric The work of John Chamberlain recently enjoyed something of a moment in New York. With simultaneous exhibitions on view at Pace and Gagosian, not to mention a show at Paula Cooper in April, his art was for all

Review: John Chamberlain at Pace and Gagosian

Pac Pobric The work of John Chamberlain recently enjoyed something of a moment in New York. With simultaneous exhibitions on view at Pace and Gagosian, not to mention a show at Paula Cooper in April, his art was for all

Blog Review: The Glaze

Bret Schneider The Glaze, like many art blogs that have gained rapid popularity in the past five years, features new art in an objective visual format, almost polemically unadorned by text, theory, criticism or any explicit accompanying ideas. It lacks

Blog Review: The Glaze

Bret Schneider The Glaze, like many art blogs that have gained rapid popularity in the past five years, features new art in an objective visual format, almost polemically unadorned by text, theory, criticism or any explicit accompanying ideas. It lacks

Review: Donald Judd at David Zwirner

Pac Pobric Donald Judd’s major ambition was to inherit the legacy of Jackson Pollock.  The former’s recent show at David Zwirner certainly makes this apparent. The works in the exhibit are open box forms made of anodized aluminum that sit

Review: Donald Judd at David Zwirner

Pac Pobric Donald Judd’s major ambition was to inherit the legacy of Jackson Pollock.  The former’s recent show at David Zwirner certainly makes this apparent. The works in the exhibit are open box forms made of anodized aluminum that sit

Review: Sol LeWitt, ‘Arcs and Lines’ at Paula Cooper

Pac Pobric Sol LeWitt’s wall drawings have a tendency to be redundant. Once the perimeters of a particular work have been established as a plan for action, the execution of the piece is almost an afterthought, an exercise in scaled

Review: Sol LeWitt, ‘Arcs and Lines’ at Paula Cooper

Pac Pobric Sol LeWitt’s wall drawings have a tendency to be redundant. Once the perimeters of a particular work have been established as a plan for action, the execution of the piece is almost an afterthought, an exercise in scaled

Review: Kate Shepherd, ‘And Debris’ at Galerie LeLong

Pac Pobric For some curious reason, Kate Shepherd’s painting is often seen in “minimalist” terms. The press release for her most recent show at Galerie LeLong, for example, defines her latest pictures as “minimalist designs.” But setting aside the fact

Review: Kate Shepherd, ‘And Debris’ at Galerie LeLong

Pac Pobric For some curious reason, Kate Shepherd’s painting is often seen in “minimalist” terms. The press release for her most recent show at Galerie LeLong, for example, defines her latest pictures as “minimalist designs.” But setting aside the fact

The Twin Sides of Antimodernism: A Response to Paul Chan’s Progress as Regression

Pac Pobric [1] It is a common and, at this point, hopelessly exhausted “postmodern” (read: antimodern) critique that the period of modernity, as the legacy of the Enlightenment, was a fundamentally conservative set of cultural and political moments; that its

The Twin Sides of Antimodernism: A Response to Paul Chan’s Progress as Regression

Pac Pobric [1] It is a common and, at this point, hopelessly exhausted “postmodern” (read: antimodern) critique that the period of modernity, as the legacy of the Enlightenment, was a fundamentally conservative set of cultural and political moments; that its

Objects of Devotion and Desire: Medieval Relic to Contemporary Art, The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery

Adrian Marshall The latest exhibition at the Leubsdorf Gallery at Hunter College has great potential to open up medieval reliquaries to a larger contemporary audience, if they have the patience to read a little. Accompanying a loan of five medieval

Objects of Devotion and Desire: Medieval Relic to Contemporary Art, The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery

Adrian Marshall The latest exhibition at the Leubsdorf Gallery at Hunter College has great potential to open up medieval reliquaries to a larger contemporary audience, if they have the patience to read a little. Accompanying a loan of five medieval