Jim Shaw – The End is Here at the New Museum

Jim Shaw, an icon in the Los Angeles art scene since the 1970’s has come east in a big way. And I mean big!  The retrospective Jim Shaw-The End is Here takes up three floors of this museum. I always work top down at the New Museum and when you enter the top floor of…

China: Through the Looking Glass at The Met – where fantasy meets reality

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new clothing exhibit is BIG – nearly three times bigger than any previous clothing exhibition. If you were bored, as I was, at last year’s Charles James exhibit, this year’s China: Through the Looking Glass will not disappoint.  This show funded by “Chinese donors” doesn’t delve into the reasons designers…

Chris Ofili: Night and Day at New Museum

Enter the second floor of the New Museum and you feel like you’ve landed in the midst of the Black Power Movement of late 60’s- early 70’s. The work is Chris Ofili’s, an English artist born to Nigerian parents who now lives in Trinidad. Night and Day is a mid-career survey of the his work. In…

ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s-60s

ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s-60s, currently at the Guggenheim Museum, showcases the Zero movement founded by German artists in Düsseldorf as a reaction to living in post-World War II Europe. Frustrated by the idea that everything had already seemingly been done they made innovation and experimentation their cause d’etre. Traditional materials and individual styles were out and…