Olafur Eliasson seems to have been everywhere of late, using elemental forces and state changes (light to heat, wet to dry, water to vapor) to […]
Author: Christopher French
Artist and writer Christopher French interviewed Helfenstein at his Menil office on February 5, 2004.
At first glance from a distance, Tara Donovan’s aptly titled installation appears to be nothing more than a slightly bulbous, cotton candy cloudscape intent on […]
The Museum of Modern Art is a one-of-a kind institution, but it has always had two faces.
For all their physicality, Ken Little’s newest sculptures project a fragile monumentality.
James Rosenquist, as portrayed in the retrospective exhibited jointly at the Menil Collection and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is a remarkably uneven artist.
Matthew Barney’s Cremaster series finale is a three-hour epic that will make you grit your teeth and drop your jaw — often in quick succession.
I saw Matthew Barney’s Guggenheim survey before I was able to take in the "A" and "B" sides of Dario Robleto’s current show at Inman […]
Most collection shows chart a succession of iconic masterpieces. Selected by dint of size or reputation, they enforce a sort of cultural Stations of the […]
H. C. Westermann’s life was a flamboyant bundle of contradictions, and his art is full of his life. “Every drawing I make is a portrait,” […]
Two contradictory visions inform Roxy Paine/Second Nature.
The marriage of obsessive craft to rote form in quilts usually sends me screaming from the room. Why then have I been back to see […]
as posed by artist and writer Christopher French (5/22/02)