The New Verisimilitude
By Jonathan Griffin
The Wikipedia entry for ‘verisimilitude’ kicks off with the uncharacteristically weighty line: ‘The problem of verisimilitude is the problem of articulating what it takes for one false theory to be closer to the truth than another false theory.’ It is productive to think of the two-gallery exhibition curated by François Ghebaly not as a parade of impressive stabs at reproducing reality but as a series of failures, albeit failures that unfold in different and expressive ways.
The Big and Small of It: Victoria Gitman at the Las Vegas Art Museum
By Kristen Peterson
Victoria Gitman: In Detail
by Nick Axelrod
For Argentina-born artist Victoria Gitman, a handbag is more than a fashion statement. The accessory is an archaeological specimen worthy of meticulous reproduction in her astonishingly lifelike paintings.
Victoria Gitman at Bass Museum of Art
By Francine Birbragher
"On Display" begins in the self-portraits inspired by the masterpieces of art history that Victoria Gitman copied as a student at Florida International University. In some of these, the female figure wears a chocker that later becomes the subject of Gitman's first jewelry painting. The desire to document a significant piece inspired her to develop a whole new series of work.
The Value of Accessorizing
By Leah Ollman
Victoria Gitman's first solo show on the West Coast, at the Daniel Weinberg Gallery, introduces a marvelous talent. The young painter, born in Argentina and living in Miami, has ample skill and understated intelligence at her disposal.