Category Review

Michael Bevilacuqua at Gering & López Gallery

Critic Simon Reynolds’s description of Joy Division’s music as having an “eerie spatiality” also befits the two paintings in “An Ideal for Living,” Michael Bevilacqua’s third solo show at Gering & López Gallery. (More→)

“Four Paintings” at Regina Rex

The artists in “Four Paintings” embrace the freedom brought about by the culmination of Modernism to experiment with the space of picture plane. (More→)

Henning Bohl at Casey Kaplan

Henning Bohl could have left his exhibition at just the plush purple carpet, turning Casey Kaplan Gallery into a playful recreation of Yves Klein’s famous 1958 exhibition, “The Void.” (More→)

Polly Apfelbaum in Chelsea

Polly Apfelbaum currently has two shows up in Chelsea: “Flatland: Color Revolt” at Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden and “Flatterland Funkytown” at D’Amelio Gallery. (More→)

Fred Sandback at David Zwirner

After Doug Wheeler’s impressive but overhyped “Infinity Room,” Fred Sandback’s humble installation in the same space at David Zwirner is almost a relief. (More→)

Ryan McNamara at Elizabeth Dee

I want to begin this post not with Ryan McNamara, but with another Ryan in the art world: Ryan Trecartin. Like Trecartin, McNamara reinvents the product of his medium to contend with a new digital era. (More→)

Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz at Tracy Williams, Ltd.

With “Hourglass,” a new series of large-scale drawings, Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz extends her interest in textiles into a full-in exploration of pattern as a mode of metaphysical inquiry. (More→)

Sam Moyer at Rachel Uffner Gallery

In the small space of Rachel Uffner gallery, Moyer’s dark and moody paintings, which in some cases are almost as large as the walls on which they hang, are imposing. (More→)

Servane Mary at Martos Gallery

The new series of works in Servane Mary’s exhibition “God Dies” reveals the artist’s innate understanding of the sensuous potential of materials, techniques, and their combination. (More→)

Stephen Prina at Friedrich Petzel

Stephen Prina’s career-long interest in the discourses in which art participates makes him a highly appropriate artist with whom to begin a blog called The Painted Word. (More→)