Reflection: The 2015 Armory Show

It’s always a bit ironic – the art fair. Us art enthusiasts get hyped up for the big event, purchase our tickets in advance, mark the date on our calendars. But in the… Continue reading

Review: “Francesca Woodman, I’m Trying My Hand at Fashion Photography”

There is something about her photographs that balance mystery, beauty and texture in a way that no other artist has ever managed to achieve. Francesca Woodman: I’m trying my hand at fashion photography,… Continue reading

Art in Philadelphia & New York: March 2015

Here’s our picks for the best exhibitions and public programs in New York and Philadelphia taking place this month. Happy March!   NEW YORK Performing Franklin Furnace, a night of Performances hosted by Clifford… Continue reading

Review: BLUEPRINT at Storefront for Art and Architecture

Fifty blueprints in purple and blue hues line the wall. Filled with measurements, photographs, geometries and words, the pieces are understood as both a collection of blueprints and a collection of anecdotes. Displayed… Continue reading

Art in Philadelphia & New York: February 2015

February is a jam-packed month for big openings and public programs in Philly and New York, including the much anticipated On Kawara retrospective at the Guggenheim and the opening season at the Institute… Continue reading

New Year, New Look

After two years, Public Walls has a new design! Look forward to more in-depth artist profiles, exhibition reviews and project highlights throughout 2015. As always, you can also look forward to my picks… Continue reading

Art in Philadelphia & New York: January 2015

2015 kicks off with some must-see exhibitions. Mark your calendars.   NEW YORK Learn to Read: A Surviving History of Printed Matter Through February 14 NYU’s 80 WSE Gallery Eric Corriel: Salon Vidéo… Continue reading

Artist Profile: Ha Chonghyun

He is an artist concerned with method. Ha Chonghyun is a leading figure of Tansaekhwa, the Korean Monochrome Movement. Known for their manipulation of materials – soaked canvases, ripped paper, or pushed paint… Continue reading

Review: “Brad Jones: Diptychs” at Sargent’s Daughters

It is an exhibition of portraits – of the same portrait. Or, at least, of the same subject. Some are abstract washes where the human figure is only lightly discerned. Others are more… Continue reading

Project Highlight: El Anatsui, Metas

While the exhibition may have closed its doors last week, The Mnuchin Gallery’s El Anatsui: Metas may be the best show of the winter – at least so far. El Anatusi’s draped pieces are gaspingly awe-inspiring.… Continue reading

Art in Philadelphia & New York: December 2014

Public Walls’ picks for art happenings in New York and Philadelphia this December: NEW YORK Lecture: Contemporary Art and the Global Turn in China Dr. Thomas J. Berghuis Guggenheim Museum Tuesday, December 2, 6:30 pm… Continue reading

Artist Profile: Ronald Morán

En cada casa hay un conflicto  In each house there is a conflict by Rachel Heidenry Ronald Moran tackles violence – domestic violence, gang violence, social violence. Yet his works reflect the opposite… Continue reading

Project Highlight: Stephanie Syjuco’s “Free Texts”

by Rachel Heidenry A wall lined with tear-tab flyers. Nothing more. That is what comprises Stephanie Syjuco’s Free Texts. While the materiality of the project may be bare, the content, however, is monumental.… Continue reading

Review: Hans Haacke at Paula Cooper Gallery

by Rachel Heidenry It’s the sound that pulls you in first – the mechanical vibrations of water being pumped, of water being circulated. And then you enter. On the floor of the Paula… Continue reading

Artist Profile: Bethany Collins

by Rachel Heidenry Letters, words, phrases and pages. These are the raw materials for Bethany Collins work. Born in Montgomery, Alabama and now living in Atlanta, Georgia, Collins draws inspiration from the social… Continue reading