What happens when an artist takes an ancient Jewish text and turns it into contemporary art? A dozen did their best to turn the sacred into the starkly compelling.
If there’s one lesson to be drawn from the ‘Jew York’ exhibition of nearly 90 artists, it may be that humor is crucial to Jewish identity. But perhaps there’s no lesson at all.
Haim Steinbach watched many of his peers experience phenomenal success. At 68, the artist whom some have dubbed the heir to Marcel Duchamp is enjoying a renaissance.
A sweeping new exhibit of works by Middle Eastern women includes plenty of powerful art. But sometimes the show fails to make connections between diverse works.
In the midcentury art world, women were often forgotten, especially if their paintings were neither oversized nor entirely abstract. This is what happened to Ruth Abrams.
Kehinde Wiley’s paintings of young, urban, black men in the poses, and sometimes trappings, of famous European history paintings boldly challenge the art canon.
Author Harvey Pekar died leaving a string of projects in various states of completion. ‘Cleveland’ combines autobiographical storytelling with the history of his hometown.