Charles Gaines Brings Trees Back to Times Square

Trees have returned to Times Square in a new public art installation on view through September 23. Charles Gaines’s The sculpture “Roots,” unveiled this week, encompasses seven sweetgum trees turned upside down, their roots becoming their canopies. Sweetgums are native to the eastern region of the United States and likely grew in Times Square before … Read more

With Ukraine Square, the Venice Biennale Goes to War

“Ukraine Will Resist” (2022) by Kinder Album at Piazza Ukrainean open-air exhibition at the 59th Venice Biennale (all photos Avedis Hadjian/Hyperallergic) “Before my eyes is an army of the dead against which living humanity must unite,” said Ukrainian artist Volodymyr Budnikov, referencing the Russian army that has invaded his homeland, during an interview with Hyperallergic. … Read more

Turning Venice into Times Square

The majestic Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute overlooks the Grand Canal in Venice. Built as a votive offering in thanks for the city’s deliverance from the plague of 1630–31, it is a baroque cornucopia of pediments, pilasters, statues and scrolls. But these are currently obscured by a massive billboard advertising the high-end fashion company … Read more

Portland Museum of Art Kicks Off $85M Campaign To More Than Double Its Square Footage

Founded in 1892, the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) is the oldest and largest art institution in Maine. It boasts more than 18,000 objects in its collection and draws over 150,000 visitors each year. But until 2008, there was only a single work by a woman artist on its walls (with some others in storage), … Read more

Seduced By Sunshine and Square Footage, Some New York Galleries Are Headed West

“There’s something in the air,” said dealer Allegra LaViola, musing on the apparent phenomenon of New York-based art galleries expanding to Los Angeles in recent months. Her own space, Sargent’s Daughters on the Lower East Side, is about to “go west,” inaugurating a shared outpost with longtime collaborator Shrine Gallery in LA’s Melrose Hill neighborhood … Read more