Reviews


Tania Kovats

LONDON Parafin “Oceanic,” Tania Kovats’s recent exhibition of major sculptural installations and works on paper, continued her fascination with the natural environment as a vehicle to generate heightened emotional states.

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Delia Prvački

SINGAPORE Institute of Contemporary Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts Drawing on the opulent art of the Middle Ages, the Romania-born, Singapore-based artist focused on storytelling, composition, and richness of effect, her aesthetic preference for visual abundance most evident in her use of ornamentation.

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Brie Ruais

HOUSTON Moody Center for the Arts The ceramic medium completes a conceptual circle that begins with the fragility of the environment. The brittleness of the fired clay is contradicted by the force of Ruais’s work, its monumental scale and weight.

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Cathy Wilkes

GLASGOW The Modern Institute Wilkes makes art engrained with memories—of childhood, of people no longer with us, of past events that weigh heavy on the present. Her work can be hard to unpick, but she prefers not to say much about it, instead allowing viewers to find their own paths through her beautifully considered, tightly bound inquiries.

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Julia Shepley

BOSTON Boston Sculptors Gallery Julia Shepley’s wall constructions give the sense of architecture and furnishings gone awry, their dimensions stretched in an almost dream-like fashion.

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Rirkrit Tiravanija

GRIMBERGEN, BELGIUM CC Strombeek Rirkrit Tiravanija’s “Another Sunny Afternoon” gives the word “free” a new currency. It appears in the image on the original exhibition flyer and emblazons every T-shirt coming out of the show’s screen printing studio.

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Wanxin Zhang

SAN FRANCISCO Catharine Clark Gallery While figuration still dominates Zhang’s approach to ceramic sculpture, there is also a shift toward abstraction, both in his handling of the material and in the objects themselves.

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