The Easel

“Jordan Casteel: Within Reach” at The New Museum, New York

Young artists sometimes get “cradle snatched” by critics and the market. Casteel, 31, is a case in point. In the six years since her graduation, she can boast multiple solo shows, “enviable” sales and attention from critics. Is this too much acclaim for a young artist? Some think her work, mostly portraits, is conservative. The reviewer wonders whether Casteel is prescient or just trendy but doesn’t show his hand. “Let’s see where [she] takes us”.