Cosmos and Earth Collide in Pier Paolo Calzolari’s Alchemical Art

The Italian artist Pier Paolo Calzolari is a breezy alchemist of color, as evidenced in Painting as a Butterfly, his fourth show at Marianne Boesky Gallery. If painting is a butterfly, it must exert a delicate sensorial pressure with its formal “flutter.” Such is the effect of some 30 paintings by Calzolari, most of them … Read more

Life, Death, and the Cosmos Come Together in Sharon Lockhart’s Art

A word of advice: when you see EVENTIDEthe short film that serves as the centerpiece of Sharon Lockhart’s exhibition at Gladstone Gallery: make sure to fully enter the screening room. On display at Gladstone’s 24th Street outpost, the film screens on a continuous loop in a temporary theater-like space with a bench that positions the … Read more