Brianna Becker – Joseph Grigely’s White Noise

Joseph Grigely, White Noise (monochrome), 2000, oval-shaped room, conversations on whitepaper, pins, White Noise (polychrome), 2023, oval-shaped room, conversations on coloredpapers, pins, 2023, on view at MASS MoCA. In Joseph Grigely’s White Noise, you are immersed in the silent life of the artist. White Noise is a collection of notes passed to Joseph Grigely, who…

Jada Ruiz – Gamaliel Rodriguez’s La Travesia / La Voyage

La Travesia / La Voyage, Gamaliel Rodriguez I visited Mass MoCA and viewed Gamaliel Rodriguez’s exhibition titled “ La Travesia / LaVoyage.” The exhibit consisted of a 60 foot long drawing of a dystopian, overgrown landscapeof Mass MoCA, where the artist had a residency. Something I enjoyed about this work is whenyou’re up close and…

Sara Rybitski – Louise Nevelson’s Sky Cathedral

Sky Cathedral, Louise Nevelson, 1958 Finished in the year 1958, Sky Cathedral by Louise Nevelson would be the first of many large-scale wall installations from the Russian sculptor who boldly took the stage to transform therepresentation scope within the 1950’s. The sculpture made of arbitrary, scavenged pieces ofwood towers over its audience with dimensions of…

Davis Snyder – Jackson Pollock’s Number 12, 1952

Jackson Pollock, Number 12, 1952, 1952, mixed media Jackson Pollock created the piece, Number 12, 1952, in 1952 with mixed media on canvas.The piece, which is incredibly large, envelops the viewer into an abstract web of color andline. No representation can be found, which forces the viewer to feel the emotionalconversation of the piece.  There…

Emma Kelly – Robert Goodnough’s Struggle

Struggle by Robert Goodnough, 1966-67 Robert Goodnough’s 1966-67 piece titled Struggle combines mediums, colors, and shapes tocreate an energetic explosion of form on canvas. Goodnough combines charcoal, acrylic, and oilpaint allowing for colorful, solid, overlapping shapes surrounded by sprawling black lines. Thepiece does not allow the viewer’s eye to rest. Instead, its chaos jumps from shape to…

Joseph Squillante’s Horizon 11 by Natalie Gifford

Joseph Squillante’s Horizon 11, August 2001, is a black and white photograph of theNew York City twin towers from across the Hudson. Squillante spent close to half a centurytraveling the length of the Hudson River starting in the Adirondacks and ending at the mouth ofthe New York Harbor. He found most of his inspiration in…

Sean K. Clancy – Affine Nelson’s The Researcher’s Wall

Affine Nelson, The Researchers Wall, 2018, From the Museum of Biological Diversity, the Ohio State University, Color prints, with giant push pins. The Researcher’s Wall is a photographic installation created by Affine Nelson. The installation features agrid of nine life-sized color prints of bird specimens from the Ohio State University’s Museum ofBiological Diversity. The specimens…

Kyle Zheng – Tuck High Company

Tuck High Company, found at the City of Neighborhoods exhibition at the New York State Museum (222 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12230) is a recreation of a store that was once on 24 Mott Street in Chinatown of the lower east side of Manhattan. Many Chinese immigrants came to the United States during the 1850s…

Donald Judd – Reviewed by Hannah Herrera

Donald Judd’s Untitled, 1968, is a stainless steel and amber Plexiglass, floor to ceiling sculpture built into Erastus Corning Tower in Albany, New York. This stack was created by using ten identical square building blocks with translucent centers. They are evenly spaced apart from top to bottom. The amber plexiglass gives off this orange glow.…

Donald Judd- Reviewed by Catelyn Livingston

Untitled by Donald Judd from 1968 is made from stainless steel and amber plexiglass boxes. It consists of ten of these boxes mounted separately on a wall, one on top of the other. It would almost appear that these ten boxes are floating above the ground. It is a minimalist piece that seems to glow…