November 9, 2019
‘While the painter’s mark indicates passion,” an artist I know recently said to me, “shape points to pictorial intelligence.” Lee Krasner (1908-1984) possessed an abundance of both. A superbly cool, concise, complete and—most important—compelling exhibition of her work, “Lee Krasner : Living Colour,” is now at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt. And it makes the case for Krasner as not only a major Abstract Expressionist, but also an artist whose oeuvre—35 years after her death—argues for the continued vitality of abstract painting in an era of increasingly synthetic and electronic art.
September 24, 2018
With 135 exhibits to hit, you’ll never fully explore Expo Chicago, the city’s signature art fair, which runs September 27 to 30 at Navy Pier. But here are three don’t-miss attractions—Infinity chamber: Chilean Iván Navarro’s water-tower-shaped sculptures are eight feet tall but appear to extend forever, thanks to a crafty system of mirrors and neon lights. They’ll be easy to find, they’re right at Navy Pier’s entrance.
September 28, 2018
Adjacent to this deceptive design is Muro, a brick wall which leads the way for the wide range of sculptures which are spread throughout the exhibition hall. This massive block was made by Bosco Sodi, who describes his creative process as “controlled chaos”, often utilizing raw materials and vivid pigments. His name emerges again a little further into the fair at Kasmin Gallery’s booth, which includes one of his famous tower-like pieces made of clay cubes.