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

Art in Philadelphia & New York: November 2014

PHILADELPHIA Exhibition: Itinerant Belongings  November 1st, 5-8:30 pm Slought Chris Corales: Imitation of Home Opening: November 21, 6-8pm Fleisher-Ollman Gallery Do it: Dinner + A Movie Screening of Agnes Varda’s “The Gleaners and I”… Continue reading

Project Highlight: Dan Graham’s “Hedge Two-Way Mirror Walkabout”

by Rachel Heidenry With one week left in its nearly seven month run, I finally made it to the MET’s rooftop to see Dan Graham’s installation, Hedge Two-Way Mirror Walkabout. For months, we have all… Continue reading

Artist Profile: Fredrik Vaerslev

by Rachel Heidenry His works could be from the 1950s, when abstract expressionism reigned supreme. They could be from the 1980s, when graffiti found its way onto the canvases of art world superstars.… Continue reading

Project Highlight: Anne Wilson’s “To Cross (Walking New York)”

by Rachel Heidenry Four performers sit in the center of the gallery weaving. At moments they stand and walk across the space, threading string around four twelve-foot columns. They work, they walk, they… Continue reading

Review: Jenny Holzer’s “Dust Paintings” at Cheim & Read

by Rachel Heidenry Jenny Holzer’s Dust Paintings, on view at Cheim & Read through October 25th, is breathtaking and expository. Taking government documents as her starting point, Holzer transforms detailed reports into paintings… Continue reading