Critic Peter Schjeldahl believes Grabner's floor is "the most visually appealing" at this year's biennial.
Critic Peter Schjeldahl believes Grabner\'s floor is "the most visually appealing" at this year\'s biennial.
March 14

The New Yorker Highlights Michelle Grabner's Work at the Whitney Biennial

As he takes his readers through the Whitney Biennial in a March 17 New Yorker article, Peter Schjeldahl instructs his readers to “start on the fourth floor, which is, by far, the most visually appealing—it’s practically buoyant. The curator here is Michelle Grabner, a painter and conceptual artist who teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and at Yale.” Schjeldahl observes that “she has selected assertive works by mid-career female abstract painters of established reputation: Louise Fishman, Jacqueline Humphries, Suzanne McClelland, Dona Nelson, and Amy Sillman. They affirm the lately revived confidence and vigor of painterly abstraction, which is thanks, in part, no doubt, to encouragement from the hungry contemporary-art market.”