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Terry Adkins, Aviarium, 2014, polyurethene and enamel

Whitney Biennial 2014 – Tough sledding through a hodgepodge with some gems

Like walking through a yard sale or grandma’s attic, the hodgepodge that is the Whitney Biennial 2014 is a a little sad. All that stuff made by 103 participants, collected and sitting there, clogs the space and makes the journey through the show like walking through the Armory Show, only without the aisles and missing the weirdly high art-fair energy.  Advice:  Start at the top and work your way down.  Fourth Floor – Curator Michelle Grabner It’s shocking, we know, but like everyone, we come to the Whitney Biennial looking for our favorites and hoping to be introduced to great ... More » »


Dirt on Delight at the ICA, for Ceramics Monthly, part 1

[My review of the clay exhibit Dirt on Delight at the ICA was written for Ceramics Monthly, and appears in the March 2009 issue. This is part one of two parts. Roberta also wrote a Weekly Update on the show]. The bitter cold didn’t deter the more than 600 people who attended the opening of a major clay exhibit at the Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art. The exhibit, “Dirt on Delight: Impulses that Form Clay” is worth braving the elements–a chance to view a stunning variety of contemporary clay sculptures and some earlier clay sculpture that influenced the more recent ... More » »

Weekly Update – ICA’s Dirt on Delight is sexy and great

This week’s Weekly has my review of Dirt on Delight at ICA. Below is my copy with some pictures. Robert Arneson Lustred Rose, 1966 glazed ceramic 29×60 1/2 x 28″ From earthly delights in clay to pithy word art and a cerebral video animation, ICA’s Spring shows are bon bons of creamy goodness, crunchy ideas and beautiful packaging. Kathy Butterly speaking about her sexy pots at ICA’s opening. The big downstairs show, Dirt on Delight, commands attention by sheer volume of gorgeousness on display.  The survey of sculptural clay brings together 22 artists breaking ground in the traditional craft material.  ... More » »