Agnes and the Spider Woman

Agnes Martin spent much of her life in Taos, New Mexico, an artist colony with a rich connection the the New Mexican landscape. 19th c. weavers of the Navajo tribe, immersed in the same environment, wove blankets of beauty and power. This show at Pace unites these two bodies of work.

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Beauty and the Mess

“Face-to-Face” with sculptor Barb Smith. Smith works with the most unexpected of found objects, the detritus of our lives that most of us would rather throw away. This makes for fascinating art and conversation.

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Slow Shutter

Anna Atkins was one of the first photographers. Ever. The influence of her pioneering work with the newly invented cyanotype endures today in two exhibitions on view at the New York Public Library.

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Not At Home

Svenja Deininger is skilled in filling her canvases with a variety of textures from leather to woven fabric— but does this pull her work a little too close to the category of furniture? less than half discusses whether or not Deininger has succeeded in making great art.

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Small Voices

In her retrospective “Other Situations” at el Museo del Barrio, Liliana Porter says a whole lot with very modest tools: mostly plastic figurines, tchotkes, collectible porcelain, and a whole lot of wit.

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