Jared Quinton is a curator and writer.
Postcommodity CoyotajeBy Jared Quinton
In part of Postcommodity’s takeover of Art in General’s new Dumbo space, a single photograph hangs at the end of a long gallery, spotlit and seemingly suspended in darkness.
Beverly Buchanan Ruins and RitualsBy Jared Quinton
Beverly Buchanan isn’t exactly an art world unknown. In 1981, the Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta included three of Buchanan’s cast concrete sculptures in Dialectics of Isolation: An Exhibition of Third World Women Artists of the United States at the all-female cooperative A.I.R. Gallery.
Tanya Aguiñiga: ExtrañoBy Jared Quinton
Aguiñiga is a staunch advocate for the power of interdisciplinary artmaking to facilitate the exchange of ideas about the borderlands and challenge zeitgeist narratives.
Rebecca Shore: Green LightBy Jared Quinton
Neither symbolic nor literal, Shores emerald forms seem to hover outside of time and space, occupying an elusive realm where illusionism and geometric abstraction merge in a dynamic but uneasy tension.
Tetsuya Ishida: Self-Portrait of OtherBy Jared Quinton
In the more than 70 works by Tetsuya Ishida now on view at Chicagos Wrightwood 659, the late Japanese artist offers anxious visions of the individual within consumer capitalism. The haunting, darkly fantastical paintings depict men flayed, devoured, and exploited by industrial manufacturing and the fruits of its production.
Mariana Castillo Deball: PetlacoatlBy Jared Quinton
The Codex Fejérváry-Mayer, a pre-Columbian manuscript depicting the tōnalpōhualli, is currently held by the World Museum, Liverpool. Drawing inspiration from this rare, lushly detailed and hand-colored document, Castillo Deball has orchestrated a material and spatial reinstantiation of the tōnalpōhualli.
Katherine Bradford: Philosophers’ ClambakeBy Jared Quinton
Philosophers Clambake brings together 14 paintings by Katherine Bradford, all made over the past 12 years.
Ruby Sky Stiler: New PatternsBy Jared Quinton
Whenever Ive been lucky enough to see Ruby Sky Stilers work in person, Ive come away thinking about the idea of the material metaphor. By this I mean something like the collapse of subject and content into form and expression; a mode in which the meaning of a work inheres in the material itself and how it is used by the artist, as opposed to one in which material is subservient to expression.
Daniel Baird: murmurBy Jared Quinton
The scale, calm, and quietude of Daniel G. Baird's second solo exhibition at PATRON Gallery are befitting of its title: murmur. Indeed, the prevailing features of the installation are its dimness and the burbling hum of tiny fountains.
Liz Magor: BlowoutBy Jared Quinton
A disquieting energy pulses with low-grade intensity throughout Liz Magors exhibition Blowout, co-organized by the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard and on view at the University of Chicagos Renaissance Society.
Julia Phillips: New AlbumBy Jared Quinton
With delicate ceramic body fragments on armatures of steel and stone, Phillips beckons viewers into an ambiguous physical and psychological space, where agency and desire meet subjugation and violence.