Jumbled, collage-like spray paint and oil painting of various social and political scenes, I Just Don’t Understand How They Live This Way from Object Lessons by Saul Ostrow. This article is only available in print.
A portfolio of artists’ works curated and introduced by Saul Ostrow. This article is only available in print.
Jeanne Silverthorne is a New York based sculptress who works re-contextualizing primitive and iconic works of art to challenge dominant ideology. See her work at Shoshana Wayne Gallery through 1/9.
Critic to critic: Saul Ostrow speaks with Dave Hickey, author of The Invisible Dragon and the man who introduced Beauty as a social issue.
The joy of flesh, femininity, and pleasure flow from the hands of Alain Kirili into his abstract sculptures creating a suggestive and tactile experience for the audience.
Sol LeWitt bridged the gap between Minimalism and Conceptualism, foregrounding the disparity between the world of language and that of objects and actions.
Michael Goldberg came of age as a painter just as New York came into its own as an art center. Saul Ostrow queries the artist on the mavericks—O’Hara, de Kooning, and Pollock—and his role as an artist who’s been creating vital work for 50 years.
Two installation views of The Great Sea Battles of Wilhelm Schürmann and Deviations in Space, by Jason Rhoades, with text by Saul Ostrow. This article is only available in print.
Gary Lang tells Saul Ostrow how his paintings have a healing effect; he sees them as a transference of love.
Marvin Heiferman talks about co-curating his show Image World.
A roundtable discussion on whether or not art can reverse history and the notion of the “sublime” within painting.
Don’t miss new work by Paul Ramirez Jonas at Alexander Gray Associates up now through April 2. Inform yourself first on his optimistic quest for inventiveness and adventure with glance back at BOMB 92.
Saul Ostrow on how Jon Kessler’s sculptures and installations explore the aesthetic and the role of technology and mass media in our lives.
The second installment of a round table discussion on ideas of utopia and modernity in painting.
Two works on paper, titled Transplant One and Two by Elliott Green, accompanied by text from Saul Ostrow.
Saul Ostrow on Thomas Nozkowski, an abstract painter interested in the diversity and indeterminacy rather than the limitations of his much discussed medium.
“Paintings are like angels” says painter Dorothea Rockburne, “they go out and plant their messages.” Dorothea Rockburne Works 1967-1972 opens at Craig F. Starr Gallery on September 7.
Born in Nigeria, educated in London, residing in the US and working internationally, Olu Oguibe maintains that a lack of infrastructure has kept a term like global community from realization, but in his work it’s as if he is realizing it singlehandedly.
A tribute to the late British-American abstract painter from one of BOMB’s founders.
One of the forerunners of American Minimalism, the painter and cultural innovator talks to BOMB’s art editor, Saul Ostrow about his life’s work; art that traces the second half of the twentieth century.
Peter Saul—who’s satirizing the American politics and pop culture in his ribald paintings since the 1960s—has a show at Veneklasen/Werner in Berlin through June 29.
Saul Ostrow on Glen Seator’s tilted, full-size replicas of an office and bathroom, N.Y.O.& B.
Hailed by The New Yorker critic Peter Schjeldahl as “the most profound abstract painter of the past four decades,” Marden began his career under the tutelage of Robert Rauschenberg and went on to teach seminal artists Richard Serra and Chuck Close.
Salomon Contemporary’s 112 Greene Street: A Nexus of Ideas in the Early 70s revives the spirit of the post-Minimalism SoHo hub by exhibiting the broad range of ideas birthed there.
This First Proof contains two paintings, Afterimage Painting (Project Sign) and Black Highlight Painting #4 by David Clarkson. Featuring a written reflection by Saul Ostrow. For copyright reasons this article is available only in print.
Painter Billy Sullivan recalls the wisdom of Warhol, Woodstock wiles and the downside of mail-order boots. A show of his new work opens May 8 at Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery.
Barry Le Va has been making situational sculptures since the late ’60s. He and his cohorts, Bruce Nauman, Gordon Matta Clark and Carl Andre, helped reinvent what sculpture could become. Le Va and Saul Ostrow unearth the past and overturn the present.
Saul Ostrow on the modern, social, utopian aims of Jesús Soto’s mixed-media pieces.