Janine Antoni is included in “New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century” at the Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA from 25 August 2021 – 30 January 2022.
Larry Bell is included in "The Paradox of Stillness: Art, Object, and Performance" at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis from 15 May 2021 – 8 August 2021.
The exhibition "Sarah Cain–In Nature" will be on view at the Momentary, a satellite art space of Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, AK from 13 February to 30 May 2021.
Los Angeles-based artist Sarah Cain will create a site-responsive exhibition for the Momentary. Sarah Cain: In Nature will include colorful abstract works on canvas, functional floor paintings, sculpture, and a stained-glass window. Known for her brightly colored installations that blur the boundaries between painting and sculpture, Cain’s work moves over and off the canvas, responding to architecture at large.
The exhibition "Sarah Cain–Enter the Center" will be on view at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College from 10 July to 28 November 2021.
Sarah Cain is an artist who explores and expands upon traditional ideas of painting. Cain works on canvases of all sizes, often modifying canvases by cutting and braiding, painting on all sides, and installing the canvas with the back of the painting facing the viewer. She also paints on other surfaces, including interior and exterior walls, floors, and dollar bills.
The creation and destruction of her paintings is part of Cain’s process that, in part, revolves around self-discovery. Cain describes herself as a feminist painter, using elements that are traditionally seen as feminine and “girly” as an act of non-conformity and antipathy to the patriarchal hierarchies of painting.
Sarah Cain is included in "Grouper" at Broadway Gallery, New York City, NY from 20 January – 20 February 2021.
Kate Shepherd is included in "Rhe: everything flows" at Galerie Lelong & Co., New York City from 7 January 2021 – 13 February 2021.
Jim Hodges recently unveiled a new permanent installation in New York City’s historic Grand Central Terminal. Entitled "I dreamed a world and called it Love" (2020), the sprawling public work is comprised of over 5,000 individually cut pieces of glass that the artist layered to create a swirling camouflage of over 70 various colors.
Artist Talk: Teresita Fernández will be in conversation with Amalia Mesa-Bains at Phoenix Art Museum in Phoenix, AZ from 6 to 7 pm (MST).
The third annual Lenhardt Lecture features a special conversation between artists Teresita Fernández and Amalia Mesa-Bains. The 2020 Lenhardt Lecture featuring Fernández coincides with the presentation at Phoenix Art Museum of Teresita Fernández: Elemental, a mid-career survey exhibition of the artist’s work, on view now through 3 January 2021.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the lecture will be presented virtually and live-streamed.
Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio present "Honey Baby", 2013, an immersive video installation at Locust Projects, Miami 21 November 2020 - 23 January 2021.
Inspired by motion in utero, the video captures a folding and tumbling body suspended in a honey-filled environment. The fourteen-minute video brings its subject incrementally closer until a collapse of space presses the viewer up against the body. The sound of the video is an interpretation of what the baby would hear in utero. Honey Baby reveals a uniquely sensual relationship between subject and host.
Erica Deeman is included in Erica Deeman in "Justice" at Marin MoCA, Novato from 14 November 2020 - 24 December 2020.
The exhibition "Teresita Fernández: Maelstrom" will be on view at Lehmann Maupin, New York from 12 November - 21 January 2020.
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce Teresita Fernández, Maelstrom. This exhibition will feature a new series of monumental sculptures and installations that unapologetically visualize the enduring violence and devastation ignited by colonization.
Joseph Havel is included in "The Marzio Years: Transforming the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1982–2010 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston from 25 October 2020 - 10 January 2021.
Sarah Cain has been awarded a 2020 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant.
Known for her brightly colored installations that blur the boundaries between painting and sculpture, Sarah Cain's work moves over and off the canvas.
Caragh Thuring is included in "Double-M, Double-X" at Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland from 17 October 2020 – 16 January 2021.
Zoe Leonard is included in the exhibition "TITAN" presented by kurimanzutto, an outdoor exhibition in a series of phone booths located in New York City, a project conceived by Damián Ortega and Bree Zucker.
Caragh Thuring is included in "JOKER" at Jahn und Jahn, Munich, Germany from 10 October - 9 November 2020.
"In this time, we must reflect upon our deeds to mankind and our planet. Have we cared for each other and our Earth the way we should? Do we live up to the high principles that so many have defined for us for so many years?" These are just a few of the questions proposed by the group exhibition, "Emergency on Planet Earth: in a Time Close to Now" featuring two pieces by Rob Reynolds now on view at UTA Artist Space in Beverley Hills through 31 October 2020.
Larry Bell and Zoe Leonard are included in "Artists for New York" at Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY from 6 October 2020 - 22 October 2020.
‘Artists for New York’ is a major initiative to raise funds in support of a group of pioneering non-profit visual arts organizations across New York City that have been profoundly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Sirenuse Art Project was established in 2015 in Positano. Curated by Silka Rittson-Thomas and commissioned by Antonio and Carla Sersale, the project annually invites an artist to Le Sirenuse to permanently present a site-specific and iconic work from the heart of their practice while considering elements of this historic hotel.
For the 2020 edition, Caragh Thuring has created a painting and a series of gessoed panels inspired by the nearby Vesuvius as well as the hotel’s extensive collection of volcano paintings, gouaches and etchings.Volcanoes are a sustained feature in Thuring's work, a cross-section of an erupting volcano being the first painting she made at the start of her studio practice. Thuring has since painted numerous views of volcanoes, thoughtfully exploring their symbolic, mythical and natural power.
"Teresita Fernández: Elemental" will be on view at the Phoenix Art Museum from 1 October 2020 to 3 January 2021.
"Teresita Fernández: Elemental" is the first major traveling exhibition and the first mid-career survey of works by contemporary artist Teresita Fernández, considered one of the most innovative artists of her generation.
Co-organized with Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), the retrospective showcases more than 50 large-scale sculptures, installations, and mixed-media wall works created by Fernández over two decades, offering Arizona audiences the opportunity to experience her evocative creations that reinterpret the relationships between nature, history, and identity.
The Mississippi Museum of Art presents "Leonardo Drew: City in the Grass," a participatory, public art sculpture that invites viewers to engage directly with the work, the space it occupies, and one another while maintaining a social distance - on view from 26 September 2020 to 21 February 2021.
"Leonardo Drew: Making Chaos Legible" is on view at the North Carolina Museum of Art from 9 September 2020 to 3 January 2021.
Using a variety of materials—wood, cotton, canvas, paper, steel, aluminum, sand—Drew makes dynamic sculptures that explode and expand into their spaces. These gravity-defying sculptures convey a feeling of barely contained or restrained energy and chaos. “I think of it as making chaos legible,” he says.
Contemporary artist Leonardo Drew creates dynamic, abstract sculptures and installations that expand into their surroundings. In this virtual lecture, Drew discusses work from his career and his intent for it to be a mirror for viewers, reflecting their individual experiences.
Janine Antoni is included in “Ghosts from the Recent Past” at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland from 1 September 2020 - 28 February 2021.
Joseph Havel's exhibition "Joss" is on view at Asia Society Texas Center from 29 August to 8 November 2020.
Havel has created a series of new works in response to the ancient bronze vessels currently featured in Asia Society Texas Center's "Eternal Offerings: Chinese Ritual Bronzes." Joss paper and other paper items made in the forms of daily necessities such as food, household goods, and personal objects are burned as offerings in ancestor rituals with the understanding that the smoke carries their value to the spirit world. The ephemerality of joss paper contrasts sharply with the more durable nature of bronze. Havel constructs these sculptures by first using the paper forms of household goods and clothing to determine the compositions, then casting them in bronze.
Janine Antoni is included in "Body of Water" at Magasin III Jaffa, Israel - ongoing Fall 2020.
"Body of Water" consists of three video artworks from the collection of Magasin III Museum for Contemporary Art. "Touch" records Janine Antoni’s attempt to walk across the horizon, between sky and water, at the furthest point the human eye can perceive.
"Jockum Nordström | Bruno Knutman" will be on view at Tegnerforbundet, Oslo from 16 August to 27 September 2020.
Teresita Fernández is included in "Catalyst: Art and Social Justice" at Gracie Mansion, New York, closing 8 September 2021.
Dave Muller is included in the exhibition "5,471 miles" at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles and Tokyo from 21 July to 15 August 2020.
The exhibition "Gary Simmons: Dancing in Darkness" will be on view at Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong from 4 July to 29 August 2020.
These works examine the ways in which we attempt to reconstruct the past via personal and collective memory. Simmons delves into his own archive of imagery in order to retrace his personal history while at the same time demonstrating the impossibility of eradicating racial and cultural stereotypes from our shared conscience. The grey palette, paying subtle homage to Gerhard Richter, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, is an ironic wink at Simmons’ own inclusion in the art historical canon, recalling also the chalkboards used in his first erasure drawings in the 1990s.
Donald Moffett's work "Aluminum / White House Unmoored" will be on view at Marianne Boesky Gallery, Aspen from 2 July to 13 September 2020. This work is the central work from Moffett's D.C. series, in which the artist projected handheld video of the capital's landmarks and symbols onto silver extruded oil painting—in this case, a flickering disembodied seat of ultimate power.
Janine Antoni is included in "Raid the Icebox Now: The Chorus" at the RISD Museum as curated by Simone Leigh from 18 October 2019 to 28 June 2020.
In her "Raid the Icebox Now" installation, Simone Leigh places modern and contemporary works by Janine Antoni, Huma Bhabha, David Hammons, and Nancy Elizabeth Prophet in the RISD Museum’s ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian galleries. These objects are accompanied by Leigh’s own art: a new ceramic female portrait sculpture and a new sound work.
Engaging directly with this shared global experience of pandemic-motivated social distancing, Blum & Poe Broadcasts, Dave Muller, and Three Day Weekend present an online group exhibition titled "The Gallery is Closed."
A number of artists and members of the community have contributed personal drawings and public signs that announce closure and reflect a multitude of absent voices and voices in waiting
Artist Joseph Havel checks in with Contemporary Art Museum, Houston's Deputy Director Christina Brungardt during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Janine Antoni will be included in "For a Dreamer of Houses" at the Dallas Museum of Art from 15 March 2020 to 31 January 2021. The exhibition can also be viewed as a Virtual Exhibition online.
"For a Dreamer of Houses," an imaginative and immersive exhibition, explores the significance of the spaces we inhabit and how they represent ourselves, our values, and our desires. Discover over fifty works from the DMA’s collection in a variety of media that demonstrate the evocative power of domestic objects and structures. The featured artists use forms derived from dwellings or furnishings to investigate ideas including belonging, alienation, fantasy, gender, and the body.
The solo exhibition "Jockum Nordstrom: Without Lantern" will be on view at the Skissernas Museum, Sweden from 9 June to 18 October 2020.
The summer and fall exhibition presents Jockum Nordström, one of Sweden's most internationally acclaimed artists. The central work, The Anchor Hits the Sand, is a powerfully evocative and meditative shadow play with music. In addition to the shadow play the exhibition presents sculptures, collages and sketches, showing Nordström's versatility and artistic process.
Brooklyn Academy of Music is pleased to announce that Teresita Fernández has been comissioned to create a work of Public Art for their campus. Fernandez, whose work often responds to the natural world, will create an interactive installation called "Paradise Parados" for the outdoor terrance aboce the Rudin Family Gallery at BAM Strong, a new space that connects to the BAM Harvey Theatre. They plan for the work to be on view by 2021.
Kate Shepherd's installation, "April, May, June, etc., etc., Upended Floor (Mud, Blood)" (2020), will be on view at Hiram Butler Gallery beginning May 2020.
Shepherd explains, "Butler and I planned to open a show on May 2. In mid-March, we didn't even have to say it out loud –– health restrictions would make it impossible for me not only to work in my studio but also to travel to Houston. I decided to go ahead anyway and make a wall painting from afar that could be seen from the outer windows –– something kind of beautiful but spooky. It was a perfect challenge because I knew where the viewer would be."
LA-based artist Dave Muller—whose work is rooted in his fascination with music, how it shapes our identities, and generates cross-cultural dialogue—joins us for a live Q&A to discuss his work and the original DJ mix "Oops!... I Heard It Again".
Larry Bell is included in a "Presentation of Gallery Artists" at Hauser and Wirth, Hong Kong form 8 - 30 May 2020.
Janine Antoni is featured in the online exhibition "The Artist and The Self" at James Fuentes Gallery from 1 May to 1 June 2020.
The exhibition will focus on photographic self-portraits made from 1969 to the present, utilizing a range of tools, from a medium-format camera to an iPhone.
Erica Deeman will direct a lighting and portraiture workshop at Medium Photo, San Diego on 25-26 April 2020.
The two-day workshop will examine the creative possibilities of studio lighting for expressive portraits. San Francisco based artist Erica Deeman will lead participants with live models and studio lighting equipment to create breathtaking, emotionally powerful portraits that express a deeper sense of meaning with our subjects. Workshop participants should have an understanding of camera equipment and digital post-processing software. No previous lighting knowledge required.
"Zoe Leonard: The ties that bind" is on view online at Hauser & Wirth from 11 April to 11 June 2020.
New York-based artist Zoe Leonard balances rigorous conceptualism with a distinctly personal vision in her work. By employing strategies of repetition, shifting perspectives, and a multitude of printing processes, Leonard’s practice probes the politics of representation and display. Leonard explores themes such as gender and sexuality, loss and mourning, migration, displacement, and the urban landscape.
Sarah Cain is included in "RED", an online group exhibition by Galerie Lelong & Co on view from 10 April to 8 May 2020.
A primary color charged with connotations of the body, emotions, politics, and pop culture, "RED" brings together a display of how Galerie Lelong artists have interpreted and utilized the color in a myriad of media.
Zoe Leonard has been awarded a 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship.
Leonard works with photography, sculpture, and site-specific installation. Leonard has exhibited widely in the U.S. and internationally since the early 1990s. A retrospective exhibition was presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art and Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles in 2018. She was awarded the Whitney Museum' Bucksbaum Prize in 2014 and received an Anonymous was a Woman Award in 2005. Leonard taught in the MFA program at Bard College where served as Co-Chair of Photography from 2011-2015.
Rodrigo Cass is included in the online only exhibition "AAA - Anthology of Art and Architecture", a collaboration between Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel and Bergamin & Gomide and curated by Sol Camacho, that will be on view from 2 April to 31 July 2020.
Through a timeless and non-catalographic cut, "AAA" moves through the field of visual arts - between paintings, sculptures, videos - and architecture - with models, pieces of furniture and photographs of buildings. These are works that have architecture as their language: be it in the relationship between the construction of spaces and their representation; in the use of construction materials; or, still, in the subversion of language itself as a resource for experimentation with scale, composition and geometry.
The exhibition "Sarah Cain: hand in hand" will be on view at the Colby Museum of Art from 31 March 2020 to 13 December 2020.
Cain seeks out new territories for painting and frequently works at the scale of architecture. For the Colby Museum, she will create an on-site painting that will cover the full expanse of the lobby floor. In a space that functions as a gateway to the galleries, Cain’s hand in hand will be immersive and reorienting, evidencing change and transformation in response to experience, from the ground up.
Gary Simmons' solo exhibition "Screaming into the Ether" is on view at Metro Pictures. In light of the current circumstances facing New York, the exhibition will now be available exclusively online.
Gary Simmons's latest work expands the artist’s decades-long examination into the propagation of racial stereotypes through American media and its devastating effects on how people of color perceive themselves and are perceived by others. The twenty new paintings on view reconsider his signature “erasure” technique and the racist cartoon characters Simmons first appropriated in his renowned chalkboard drawings from the early 1990s.
Artist Talk: Teresita Fernández will be in conversation with San Cha, moderated by author Josh Kun, at the Crossfade LAB in Phoenix, AZ from 7 to 9 pm.
Crossfade LAB is an event series organized by CALA Alliance that presents thought-provoking conversations and performances with internationally known Latinx and Latin American artists.
The ninth edition of Crossfade LAB will stage a special meeting between celebrated visual artist and MacArthur fellow Teresita Fernández, and rising music and performance star San Cha. Moderated by author and Crossfade LAB co-curator Josh Kun, the evening will experiment, agitate, and shimmer, blending installations and sculptures with cumbias and telenovelas —a mix of sound and image that will take you across geographies of the Americas, from Cuba to Jalisco, the Bay Area to Miami, New York to LA.
Gary Simmons is included in "Sanctuary: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection", curated by Mar Hollingsworth, at the California African American Museum, Los Angeles from 18 March - 6 September 2020.
Sanctuary features recently acquired works that explore the concepts of safety and refuge as they relate to the African American experience. Whether real, staged, or imagined, the worlds depicted in these photographs and mixed-media works support complex narratives and assert the importance of claiming a place of one’s own.
In several instances, photographs are displayed alongside three-dimensional sculptural works by the same artist. For example, Gary Simmons’s photograph of an empty academic setting appears in tandem with one of his ghostly erased drawings of coniferous trees on a school chalkboard.
Marsha Cottell will deliver Mary Baldwin University’s 2020 Firestone Lecture in Contemporary Art on 16 March 2020 at 7 pm.
In her work, Cottrell repurposes the functionality of an electrostatic office laser printer, computer, and screen, and inventively utilizes the tools’ capabilities to create luminous images in layers of carbon-black toner. Her seemingly alchemical process gives material form to an open-ended exploration of the tensions and interplay between nature and technology, body and machine, exterior and interior in images that evoke visionary or dreamlike states, nature, and the sublime.
Teresita Fernandez will be included in the exhibition "Bright Golden Haze" at Oklahoma Contemporary from 13 March to 10 August 2020.
This inaugural exhibition uses the themes of light and place as a way to highlight connections across artistic media, cultures and geographic regions, from the plains of Oklahoma to global centers around the world. Titled "Bright Golden Haze", a reference to the first words in the iconic musical Oklahoma!, the exhibition includes artists of national and international renown alongside artists from our area to demonstrate the ways in which contemporary art can be both location-specific and universal.
The exhibition "Kate Shepherd: Surveillance" will be on view at Galerie Lelong, New York from 12 March - 18 April 2020.
Galerie Lelong & Co. is pleased to present Surveillance, a solo exhibition of new paintings by New York-based artist Kate Shepherd. Known for her paintings of deeply resonant colors achieved through monochromatic layers of enamel, the presentation will reflect the artist’s progression in her exploration of spatial complexity.
Caragh Thuring is included in the group exhibition "This Corrosion" at Helmet Row Modern Art, London from 6 March to 9 May 2020.
Zoe Leonard will be included in "Among the Trees" at the Hayward Gallery, London from 4 March - 17 May 2020.
Beginning with pioneering works from the late 1960s – a decade that saw the emergence of the modern environmental movement – "Among the Trees" surveys a remarkably expansive artistic terrain, including sculpture, painting, installation, video and photography.
Drawing on the beauty and visually arresting character of trees – including their complex spatial and architectural forms – the works in this exhibition invites us to consider trees as symbols and living organisms that have helped to shape human civilisation.
Leonardo Drew will be included in "Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition" at the Phillips Collection from 29 February 2020 to 3 January 2021.
The exhibition presents works by African American artists of the 20th and 21st centuries together with examples by the early 20th century European artists with whom they engaged. European modernist art has been an important, yet complicated influence on black artists for more than a century. The powerful push and pull of this relationship constitutes a distinct tradition for many African American artists who have mined the narratives of art history, whether to find inspiration, mount a critique, or claim their own space.
In conjunction with his inclusion in the exhibtion "Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition," Leonardo Drew will be in conversation with Renee Mauer, Associate Curator, at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. on 29 February 2020 at 6:30 pm.
Janine Antoni will be included in "Bodyscapes" at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem from 21 February to 3 October 2020.
"Bodyscapes" studies the concept of embodiment and the corpus as an organizing structure. Examining the relationship between nature and culture through the prism of the body, this exhibition brings together historical sources and artworks ranging from prehistory to contemporary art in a variety of media: works on paper, photographs, sculpture, paintings, video works, and installations.
The exhibition, "Larry Bell: Still Standing," will be at Hauser & Wirth, New York from 20 February to 11 April 2020.
One of the most renowned and influential artists to emerge from the Los Angeles art scene of the 1960s, Larry Bell is known foremost for his refined surface treatment of glass and his explorations of light, reflection, and shadow. His experimentations with commercial industrial processes with high-vacuum coating systems and his interests in the optical qualities of glass led him to make work that investigates multiple ways of using light as a material.
Janine Antoni will be included in "Amuse-bouche. The Taste of Art" at the Museum Tinguely from 19 February to 26 July 2020.
What role does our sense of taste play in social interactions and as an artistic material? Museum Tinguely continues its series on the senses in the arts with a group show bringing together work by international artists who address our sense of taste as a possibility for aesthetic perception.
Rob Reynolds will be in conversation at the Berggruen Institute in Los Angeles on 15 February 2020 at 1:30 pm.
As part of the new Berggruen Institute Transformations of the Human (ToftH) program, artist Rob Reynolds discusses his work as part of a TofTH project cluster on icebergs and the human with philosopher and anthropologist Tobias Rees and founder of Oceans & Ice Lab David Sutherland.
Kate Shepherd is included in the exhibition "Unapologetic: All Women, All Year" at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art from 15 February 2020 to 31 January 2021.
"Unapologetic: All Women, All Year" takes an in-depth look at works from SMoCA’s collection, highlighting diverse women artists whose work boldly and unapologetically parses topics such as identity, beauty, violence, and equality. As a result of historically being overlooked within the structure of art history, women constitute an average of less than 15% of the artists in museum collections nationally. For the year, SMoCA presents a selection of women artists from its collection to bring awareness to this lack of inclusion. This exhibition’s title conveys a sense of strength, signaling for systemic change within culture, where individuals of all gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, age, and ability see themselves represented within museums.
In 1992, motivated by an interest in Black authorship and self-fashioning, Simmons set up a portable photo studio with painted 'backdrop' paintings at Harlem’s Rucker Park basketball courts and the African Street Festival in Brooklyn, offering free Polaroids to those he photographed. The thirteen paintings that served as portrait backdrop were shown alongside the almost 850 instant photos at Metro Pictures in 1993.
Simmons revives the project and will offer complimentary photographs to select participants during the run of Frieze Los Angeles from 14 - 16 February 2020.
Dave Muller is included in the exhibition "50+50: A Creative Century from Chouinard to CalArts", organized by Carmen Amengual and Michael Ned Holte, at REDCAT at the California Institute of the Arts from 12 February to 22 March 2020.
For this exhibitions, CalArts, in partnership with publisher Lisa Ivorian-Jones, will newly commission and sell limited artwork by a prominent group of 50 artist alumni. Representing a broad range of cross-disciplinary art-making, the 50 new editioned works will be released in curated groupings of 10 over the course of five years starting in February 2020.
Kate Shepherd is included in the ongoing exhibition "The Blurred Discreteness of Colors" at Hiram Butler Gallery.
Janine Antoni is included in the exhibition "All of Them Witches," organized by Dan Nadel and Laurie Simmons, at Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles from 8 February to 11 April 2020.
This exhibition arose from a conversation we’ve been having for years about our shared affinity for a certain kind of art to which we’re drawn, can’t quite name, but recognize when we see it. Artworks and artists that share an affinity with what we thought of as a “witchy” sensibility, which we see as using the iconography of the supernatural, occult, and witchcraft to channel ideas about power, the body, and gender.
Leonardo Drew is included in "Polyphonic: Celebrating PAMM's Fund for African American Art" at the Perez Art Museum Miami from 7 February to 9 August 2020.
In 2017, after acquiring several now iconic works for the museum’s collection, and with new generous donations from the PAMM Ambassadors for African American Art and an additional matching grant from the Knight Foundation, Pérez Art Museum Miami created an endowed fund that today stands at almost $2 million.
"Polyphonic: Celebrating PAMM’s Fund for African American Art" highlights a group of paintings, sculptures, and photographs that have since become quintessential for the museum. The title of the exhibition points to the idea of various, distinct artistic voices coming together in a spirit of harmony and solidarity.
Jim Hodges is included in the exhibition "Psychic Wounds: On Art & Trauma" at The Warehouse, Dallas from 6 February - 20 November 2020.
"Psychic Wounds: On Art & Trauma" examines over 60 international artists whose memory of historical trauma has provided them with a unique power to generate works of art. Although there have been important examples of art that address wounding, scarring, and healing throughout the 20th century, the proliferation of violent imagery since World War II has led to new kinds of artworks that marshal consciousness of traumatic events and their cultural processing.
Gary Simmons is included in the exhibition "Making Community: Prints from Brandywine Workshop and Archives, Brodsky Center at PAFA, and Paulson Fontaine Press" from 1 February - 12 April 2020 at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
"Making Community: Prints from Brandywine Workshop and Archives, Brodsky Center at PAFA, and Paulson Fontaine Press" celebrates printmaking, a longstanding ever-expanding artistic form, especially at PAFA. This exhibition brings together an exceptional group of nearly one hundred artworks from PAFA's Permanent Collection, selected from nearly two hundred artworks in this medium that have recently been acquired by PAFA.
Leonardo Drew will deliver an artist lecture on 6 February 2020 from 4:30 to 6 pm at the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis.
Drew is known for creating reflective abstract sculptural works that play upon the dystopian tension between order and chaos, recalling post-minimalist sculpture that alludes to America’s industrial past, as well as the plight of African Americans throughout U.S. history. One could find many meanings in his work, but ultimately the cyclical nature of life and decay can be seen in his grids of transformed raw material to resemble and articulate entropy and a visual erosion of time.
Tam Van Tran is included in the exhibition "Sample Platter - Contemporary Ceramic" at the Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University from 3 February to 15 March 2020.
Sample Platter shows the work of 20 artists investigating the medium of ceramics. Experienced ceramicists who have been exploring the matter and material for years and sometimes decades are represented as well as artists who recently began working in clay or consider ceramics an extension of their practice.
Leonardo Drew is included in "Accidents (Part II)" at Pearl Lam Galleries Hong Kong from 3 February - 25 April 2020.
"Accidents [Part II]" examines the margins of meaning and investigates the potentials that lie beyond the original intention of the artist.
Leonardo Drew's public installation, "City in the Grass," is on view at the NCMA's Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park from 1 February - 7 Semptember 2020.
"City in the Grass," Drew’s first major outdoor sculpture, is both an abstracted cityscape and a colorful flying carpet. Over 100 feet long and 30 feet wide, the work is composed of aluminum panels covered in a mosaic pattern of colored sand, mimicking a Persian carpet.
Dave Muller is included in the exhibition "New Images of Man," curated by Alison M. Gingeras, at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles from 1 February to 14 March 2020.
This exhibition revisits and expands upon the Museum of Modern Art’s eponymous 1959 group exhibition curated by Peter Selz that brought together artists whose work grappled with the human condition as well as emerging modes of humanist representation.
Part homage, part radical revision, this two-floor presentation reconstitutes emblematic figures from the original MoMA line up of artists while simultaneously expanding outwards to include those of the same generation and period who were overlooked in the midcentury. This reprisal features forty-three artists hailing not only from the US and Western Europe, but also Cuba, Egypt, Haiti, India, Iran, Japan, Poland, Senegal, and Sudan.
Tony Feher is included in "Color. Theory. & (b/w)" at the Sarasota Art Museum, Florida from December 2019 to July 2020.
This is the first installation of an ongoing investigation into the art and science of color. The subject of color theory allows us to look at wide range of ideas, from cognitive science to philosophy to literature, while marveling at the seductive and confounding ways in which artists wrestle with color.
Gary Simmons is included in "between the sun and the moon" at the Lahore Biennale, Pakistan from 26 January - 29 February 2020.
The second Lahore Biennale (LB02) builds on the success of the inaugural Lahore Biennale of 2018 (LB01), fostering new linkages with the wider region. LB01 focused on the local, national and the South Asian context. LB02 consolidates these ties and foregrounds new relations with Central Asian, West Asian, and African contexts. It does so by bringing significant artistic forms and projects to Lahore, and commissioning new works by artists who have not previously engaged with the city.
Zoe Leonard is included in the exhibition "On the Politics of Delicacy" at Capitain Petzel, Berlin from 24 January to 22 February 2020.
Capitain Petzel is pleased to announce the group exhibition On the Politics of Delicacy conceived around the Robert Anton Theatre Collection. At Capitain Petzel, curator Anke Kempkes contextualises the oeuvre of Robert Anton for the first time by unfolding thematic trajectories that resonate with his work, namely the politics of the home theatre, surrealist political theatre, the concept of ‘monstrosity’ in postwar female avant-garde sculpture, a new female painterly symbolism, and queer performativity in times of political polarization.
Caragh Thuring is included in the exhibition "Slow Painting" at The Levinsky Gallery at the University of Plymouth, UK from 24 January to 28 March 2020.
"Slow Painting" is an exhibition of paintings that take their time, and invite us to do the same. Curated by writer and critic Martin Herbert, the exhibition features 19 artists, primarily British or UK based, whose work spans a myriad of styles and applications, from figuration to abstraction.
Rodrigo Cass is included in the exhibition "Cities in Dust" at Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel, Sao Paulo from 23 January to 21 February 2020.
The exhibit is comprised of photos, paintings and sculptures by 15 of the artists represented by Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, which share a particular focus on urban morphology and its contemporary phenomena.
Erica Deeman will be included in the "Re-Imagining Equity in the Art World 2020" panel presented by ArtTable at Untitled Art Fair, San Francisco, on 18 January 2020.
Three noted San Francisco artists working in diverse media will discuss their art practices, concerns and challenges, and where the equity movement might lead in coming years. Featuring artists Indira Allegra, Katherine Vetne and Erica Deeman, as well as Heidi Rabben, Senior Curator at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. The conversation will be moderated by James Voorhies, Chair, Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice, California College of the Arts, with an audience Q&A to follow.
During FOG Art + Design 2020, artist Rosana Castrillo Díaz, Chef Corey Lee, and store owner Sam Hamilton will participate in a conversation about the crossovers of art and how it blurs and blends in their respective arenas. The conversation will be moderated by Gallerist Anthony Meier.
Artist Teresita Fernandez whose wall mosaic titled "Viñales (Mayombe Mississippi)" is among the works in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, will discuss the influences that shape her art during The Helis Foundation Artist Talk series on Wednesday January 15 at 6 pm.
Zoe Leonard is in the exhibition "Just Another Story about Leaving" at Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland from 12 January to 1 March 2020.
The exhibition is about the collections of the Glarner Kunstverein, curated by Michèle Graf, Selina Grüter and Sveta Mordovskaya in collaboration with Stefan Wagner.
Teresita Fernández will be included in "Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom" at Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery from 9 January - 8 March 2020.
"Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom" takes as its point of departure an extraordinary—and now lost—historical artifact: a so-called “Book of Paintings.” Its creator was José Antonio Aponte, a free black carpenter, artist, and former soldier who was also the leader of an ambitious antislavery conspiracy in Cuba in 1812. From this starting point, twenty contemporary artists have reimagined Aponte’s book for our present, inviting us to think about the role of art and history in making social change.
The Hammer Museum is pleased to announce that Leonardo Drew will present a large-scale installation for the Hammer's lobby wall. As part of their special project series, Drew will rework a recent piece made from roofing material, wood, and sandpaper. Evocative of the cycle of decay and erosion characteristic of any densely urban environment, the monumental arrangement of material draws a physical connection with the viewer as it invades and recedes in and out of our field of vision.
The exhibition of Larry Bell's work, "Cubic Propositions," will be on view at the Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM from 13 December 2019 to 27 September 2020. On the occasion of Larry Bell's eightieth birthday, the Harwood Museum presents a few examples of a prominent theme in his body of work: the cube. From the moment he entered the studio in 1959 and continuing through the present day, the cube has been a means to explore light, space and surface.
Gary Simmons is included in "Inaugural Exhibition" at The Rubell Museum, Miami which opened 4 December 2019 and is ongoing.
The Rubell Museum announced that its new campus will open on December 4, 2019 with a museum-wide installation of works that chronicle key artists, moments, and movements in vital arts centers over the past 50 years. The inaugural exhibition encompasses more than 300 works by 100 artists, providing one of the most far-ranging museum exhibitions of contemporary art ever presented. Drawn entirely from their expansive collection of over 7,200 works by more than 1,000 artists, the exhibition features defining and seminal works by artists whom the Rubells championed as they were first emerging (often becoming the first collectors to acquire their work) and those who had been overlooked.
Janine Antoni's video installation, "Touch," will be on view during Miami Art Week (2 - 8 December) at Faena Festival: The Last Supper. The festival is an exploration of the connections between spirituality and food, and a platform for congregation through contemporary rituals.
Antoni’s "Touch" will be presented in the Mobile Installation Series, screened daily from 12 – 6 PM on a billboard boat off South Beach. "Touch" is a video in which Janine Antoni set-up a temporary tightrope on the beach in front of her childhood home. Through the camera, the line of the tight rope appears parallel to the ocean’s horizon as Antoni walks back and forth. Under her weight, the wire dips to touch the horizon allowing Antoni to balance there for just a moment.
David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new work, "The Anchor Hits the Sand," by Jockum Nordström (b. 1963) at the gallery’s London location from 22 November to 20 December 2019. The exhibition will feature a new immersive environment that plays with light, shadow, and movement, as well as a range of new collages and works on paper.
Expanding on the characteristic motifs and imaginative spirit that have come to define the artist’s broader oeuvre, Nordström’s light and shadow environments employ a cast of objects within a fantastical and psychologically charged environment that is at once vaguely familiar, evocative, and meditative.
Galeria Luisa Strina is pleased to announce that an exhibition of Caragh Thuring's work will be on view from 20 November 2019 - 24 January 2020.
In her first solo exhibition in Brazil, the London-based artist brings together works that synthesize all her recent lexicon of recycled images: volcanoes, ships, tartan, brickwork, appropriated silhouettes of fashion ads, and even a photographed fragment of a painting by Frans Hals.
Tony Feher is included in the exhibition "Doubles" at Hiram Butler Gallery. The exhibition will be on view from 16 November 2019 - 11 January 2020.
Tony Feher is in ""Furniture of Desire: Bader Deschenes Feher Levine" at Lie Lay Lain Gallery, New York. The exhibition will be on view from 16 November to 19 December by appointment.
Lie Lay Lain’s first exhibition, titled "Furniture of Desire", starts as a location, an apartment, and the clear understanding that the space is filled with objects and people that we desire to keep close. The artists in the show either similarly collect or fashion materials and concepts that are reflective, thoughtful, productive, attractive.
Zoe Leonard is included in the exhibition "Elements of Vogue: A Case Study of Radical Performance" at the University Museum of Chopo". The exhibition will be on view from 15 November 2019 through 7 March 2020.
Curated by Sabel Gavaldón and Manuel Segade, the show takes voguing, Afro-Latin folk dance and queer culture, as a case study to understand the emergence of the pose as a form of resistance and its ability to articulate new social formations.
Erica Deeman will be included in "Sense of Self" at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art from 9 November 2019 to 15 March 2020.
Presenting subjects who have been historically excluded and misrepresented reclaims their identities and reinserts them into art discourse. "Sense of Self" celebrates the power of contemporary photographic portraiture to spark empathy, break down barriers, and subvert assumptions.
Deeman’s Brown series will be presented in an immersive installation that questions insidious assumptions about race, and how we read faces based on our own visual expectations and historic portrayals.
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce "In Focus: Teresita Fernández" on view now through 4 January 2020. This special installation debuts the artist’s most recent series, Dark Earth, begun in 2019. The presentation will feature four panels made of solid charcoal on chromed metal that delve deeper into the artist’s interest in the buried, layered, and often violent histories of landscape and place.
Merging the conceptual and the material within her Dark Earth series, Fernández sculpts raw charcoal into sumptuously textured, abstracted images that challenge conventional notions of landscape art traditions. These panoramic landscape scenes expand and contract to suggest ancient mountain ranges, bodies of flowing water, subterranean minerals, radiant skies, and the immensity of the cosmos. Fernández’s sense of the landscape suggests not only the physicality of the land, but also the history of human beings who have carefully cultivated it, or abused it, and the subsequent erasure that continues to shape our present-day perceptions of the people and places around us.
Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present Donald Moffett's exhibition "ILL (nature paintings)" from 7 November - 21 December 2019 in New York. In "ILL", Moffett takes up an array of references, from pictographic bleached sea corals, to scans of the human brain, to the vast galaxies spinning deep within the night, blue sky.
Produced in a range of colors, from deep black to crisp white, these abstracted organic forms serve as guideposts to a much-needed discussion on how we have found ourselves in the predicaments of today. The featured works also continue Moffett’s vision to break free the canvas from its rectangular confines and the wall. The paintings, which extend forward into space on steel supports, are in instances perforated, punctured, and inflated. Their resin surfaces range from the high gloss pours seen in any fallow field, to a new matte finish that absorbs and softly reflects the light, while also revealing unexpected infiltrations of color. Despite the ominous undertones, the works in ILL offer important pockets of brightness, as they capture a kaleidoscope of material diversity—one that stands in for the diversity of the world, a world that can yet change, yet again.
Tony Feher in "Raid the Icebox Now with Nicole Eisenman: Tonight We Are Going Out And We Are All Getting Hammered" at the RISD Museum from 1 November 2019 to 19 July 2020.
This installation plucks these works from the chronology of art history and gives them space to step forward and claim their seats in sonder with us, helping us to realize that each one has a life as vivid and complex as our own. Inside Kiki’s Backdoor, a faux-bar exhibition space, works from the RISD Museum’s collection, ranging from medieval to contemporary, are arranged to draw attention to their humanity.
Gary Simmons will be included in the exhibition "Reflections: Matt Black x Gana Art" at Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea. The exhibition will be on view from 1 November 2019 - 12 January 2020.
In collaboration with filmmaker and curator, Matt Black, this exhibition is centered around his film titled “Reflections.” Through his interviews with Taryn Simon, Robert Longo, Jeff Koons and more, Matt Black demonstrates the rapidly changing trend of the contemporary art scene and successfully draws honest stories behind their artworks.
Jockum Nordström is included in the exhibition "Kees Goudzwaard - Jockum Nordström - Bart Stole - Mircea Suciu" at Zeno X Gallery from 30 October to 14 December 2019.
Tavares Strachan is included in the exhibition "Soft Power" at the SFMOMA from 26 October 2019 to 17 February 2020.
The exhibition SOFT POWER is about the ways in which artists deploy art to explore their roles as citizens and social actors. Appropriated from the Reagan-era term used to describe how a country’s “soft” assets such as culture, political values, and foreign policies can be more influential than coercive or violent expressions of power, the title contemplates the potential of art and offers a provocation to the public to exert their own influence on the world. Taken together, the works in SOFT POWER demonstrate what cultural theorist and filmmaker Manthia Diawara has called a solidarity between intuitions — a concept that acknowledges the complexity, darkness, and opacity from which our reality emerges — that expresses the poetry and imagination of our differences.
Sarah Cain will be included in "Driving Forces: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Ann and Ron Pizzuti" at the Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art from 26 October, 2019 to 8 March, 2020.
With work by more than 50 artists from more than 20 different countries, "Driving Forces" features a wide-range of work that not only responds to, but helps shape contemporary culture. Work by artists who influenced the direction of twentieth-century art are joined by others who are helping to define what art means in the twenty-first.
Perez Art Museum Miami is pleased to present Teresita Fernández: Elemental. The exhibition will be on view from 18 October 2019 to 9 February 2020. It offers visitors an unparalleled opportunity to experience numerous works by one of the nation’s leading contemporary artists. The exhibition tells the story of a creator who, through her practice, reflects and challenges perceptions of the natural world and the U.S. social order, and asks viewers to contemplate their roles with those spaces. The retrospective will introduce visitors to the artist’s large-scale sculptures, installations, and mixed media works that merge formal and conceptual aspects of her practice through the use of natural materials and the historic genre of landscape to reinterpret relationships between nature, history, and identity. The show will travel to Phoenix Art Museum afterward.
Teresita Fernández and Leonardo Drew will be included in the exhibition "Waking Life" at Ruby City, San Antonio, TX. "Waking Life", the inaugural exhibition for Ruby City, San Antonio's massive new contemporary arts center, will feature works from the Linda Pace Foundation collection and give visitors the chance to see some of the world's greatest contemporary artists. The exhibition will be in three parts, and was curated by Kathryn Kanjo, director and CEO of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
Janine Antoni is in the exhibition, "How We Live: Selections from the Marc and Livia Straus Family Collection," at the Hudson Valley MOCA. The exhibition will be on view from 12 October 2019 to 6 December 2020.
Comprised of thirty-seven artists representing twenty-one countries, this exhibition explores the ways in which artists simultaneously bring the world around them into their practice, while in turn influencing the world and environment with their work.
The Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC is pleased present an exhibition of works by artist Rosana Castrillo Díaz. The exhibition will be on view from 4 October 2019 to 12 January 2020.
St. Joseph's Art Society is pleased to present an exhibition of Erica Deeman's photography. The exhibition will be on view in San Francisco, CA from 1 October 2019 - 31 January 2020.
This September Cain will unveil a major public work of her own, a 150-foot-long series of 37 vividly colorful stained-glass windows, funded by the San Francisco Arts Commission, which she hopes will inspire passers-by in an equally unlikely setting: the new AirTrain terminal at the city’s international airport. The completed work will incorporate panes of glass in over 270 colors, framed in soldered zinc, which Cain has painstakingly arranged so that no two adjoining fragments are the same shade. “If a work is going to span that much space, you want the viewer to keep discovering things,” she says.
Gary Simmons and Leonardo Drew in "Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art" from the Joyner/Giuffrida Collection at the Baltimore Museum of Art from 29 September 2019 - 19 January 2020. The exhibition offers a sweeping new perspective on the contributions black artists have made to the evolution of visual art from the 1940s to the present moment. Artists featured include pioneers of postwar abstraction once overlooked by history, such as Norman Lewis, Alma W. Thomas, and Jack Whitten, as well as artists from a younger generation such as Kevin Beasley, Mark Bradford, Martin Puryear, Lorna Simpson, and many others.
Dave Muller will be included in the exhibition "Cosmic Rhythm Vibrations" at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University from 28 September 2019 - 1 March 2020. This exhibition highlights works from the Nasher Museum collection that engage visual and musical rhythm. As wide-ranging objects that reference the power of rhythm and music to transcend earthly concerns, collectively they become cosmic in their vast reach and otherworldly magnetism.
Kristen Morgin will be included in "Total Collapse: Clay in the Contemporary Past" at The Rubin Center for Visual Arts at the University of Texas, El Paso from 26 September to 13 December 2019. Organized around ideas exploring the function of the ceramic object as an anthropological devise and early human technology, the exhibit features work in sculpture, performance, and site-specific installation. The exhibition further examines the value of the ceramic object, as an artifact with sociopolitical potential, but also puts into question the role of contemporary mass-produced ceramic objects and their impact on future histories.
Larry Bell is included in the group exhibition "LA to Taos" at 203 Fine Art, Taos, NM from 21 September - 28 October 2019. The exhibition will be accompanied by a reception on 21 September from 5-8 pm. "LA to Taos" is an exhibition recognizing and honoring the achievements of four artists, Larry Bell, Ron Cooper, Ronald Davis and Ken Price, who have all made significant contributions to the evolving art colony of Taos. Between 1970 and 1990, each of the four artists made the unlikely move from Los Angeles to Taos, New Mexico, where they continued to live and work in the ensuing decades. Although their approaches to artmaking span various disciplines and methods, they share a penchant for rule-breaking and innovation.
Janine Antoni will install her work "I am fertile ground" at the Green-Wood Cemetery Catacombs, Brooklyn, NY opening 21 September 2019. In the historic setting of the Cemetery’s Catacombs, artist Janine Antoni will present her newest installation, 'I am fertile ground'. For nearly three decades, she has used the body, most often her own, as a tool to produce her sculptural, photographic, and performative work. I am fertile ground continues and expands on this theme in her practice, connecting Antoni’s study of emotionally resonate gestures with artworks inspired by religious icons. Each object on display pays reverence to a gesture Antoni has amplified through her body and that of others, rendering the body as both exalted and fragile.
Leonardo Drew in "Cycles: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation" at the Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Massachusetts, Amherst from 20 September - 8 December 2019. Leonardo Drew’s prints, at once powerfully large yet fragile, test the versatility of the medium, transforming cotton paper pulp and pigment into what suggests densely populated cities, a forest, or an urban wasteland. Much like his sculptural installations in wood, Drew starts with a raw material, transforming and reconstructing its essence until it resembles debris. Through this process, the artist articulates diverse histories of chaos, and cycles of birth and death.
Zoe Leonardo is included in the exhibition "Maneuver" at the Artist's Institute at Hunter College from 18 September to 14 December 2019. The works on view in "Maneuver" by Zoe Leonard, Sarah Charlesworth and Rosemarie Trockel, like others in the exhibition, take their point of departure and reference from woven forms. That said, the strategies these very different artists adopt—their close engagement with the technical apparatus mobilized to realize their conceptions—aligns with Anni Albers’ practice in later work, and so reveals new facets to her legacy.
Joseph Havel exhibition, "Parrot Architecture," at Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX will be on view from 14 September to 26 October, 2019. There will be an opening reception to honor the artist on 14 September from 11 am - 1 pm.
Zoe Leonard is included in the group exhibition "Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance - Act 3" at Arnolfini, Bristol from 14 September - 15 December 2019. "Still I Rise" is a timely exhibition focusing on the his/herstory of resistance movements and alternative forms of living from a gendered perspective. With over 100 exhibits by some 70 practitioners, Still I Rise presents the way in which resistance has been approached by visual artists, writers, architects, designers, activists, working as individuals or in groups.
Janine Antoni will be included in the exhibition "Don't Touch Me: Acts of Faith" curated by Precious Okoyomon and Quinn Harrelson and on view at Robert Grunenberg, Berlin from 13 September - 20 October 2019. There will be an opening reception on 12 September 2019 from 5 - 9 pm.
Zoe Leonard in "Histories of our Time: On collective and personal narratives" at Kunsthaus Baselland from 13 September - 10 November 2019. At the core of this exhibition are different artistic stories, personal narratives and engagements with recent history as forms of gaining understanding. In various different ways they deal with the history of a country as well as a personal history or, as the case may be, their viewpoint or commentary on, or memories of, contemporary events.
Zoe Leonard will be included in "Queer Forms" at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery at University of Minnesota from 10 September - 7 December with an opening reception on Saturday, September 21 from 7-10 pm. "Queer Forms" is part of a network of artistic and intellectual activity planned at the University of Minnesota and in the community. This multidisciplinary group exhibition and series of public programs that investigate and celebrate the history, politics and culture of LGBTQ+ Liberation across a range of artistic forms and perspectives.
Zoe Leonard included in the exhibition "How the Light Gets In" at the Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell College. The exhibition is on view from 7 September to 8 December 2019.
"how the light gets in" presents mainly post–9/11 artworks that address conditions of mobility, vulnerability, and the loss of and yearning for home. The exhibition brings together an international group of 58 artists and artist teams and collectives, ranging in age from their twenties to their nineties and representing 29 countries of birth and residence. Their work engages with themes of migration, immigration, displacement, and exile.
Sarah Cain will be included in the exhibition "The light touch" at Vielmetter Los Angeles from 7 September - 19 October 2019. The exhibiition will feature the works of artists Math Bass, Sadie Benning, Linda Bessemer, Sarah Cain, Iva Gueorguieva, Caitlin Lonegan, Yunhee Min, and Monique van Genderen.
Zoe Leonard is included in the exhibition "Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A." at Williams College Museum of Art from 6 September to 9 December 2019, and also at The Gund Gallery at Kenyon College from 17 January to 12 April 2020.
Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. is a traveling exhibition that explores the intersections among a network of over fifty artists. This historical exhibition is the first of its kind to excavate histories of experimental art practice, collaboration, and exchange by a group of Los Angeles based queer Chicanx artists between the late 1960s and early 1990s. While the exhibition’s heart looks at the work of Chicanx artists in Los Angeles, it reveals extensive new research into the collaborative networks that connected these artists to one another and to artists from many different communities, cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, and international urban centers, thus deepening and expanding narratives about the development of the Chicano Art Movement, performance art, and queer aesthetics and practices.
Corbett vs Dempsey is pleased to announce Builder, an exhibition of Caragh Thuring's work. The exhibition will be on from 6 September - 12 October 2019 with an opening reception on Friday, 6 September from 6-8 pm.
Zoe Leonard will be included in "United by AIDS––An Exhibition about Loss, Remembrance, Activism and Art in Response to HIV/AIDS" at the Migros Museum for Gegenwartskunst on view from 31 August - 10 November 2019. The extensive group show sheds light on the multifaceted and complex interrelation between art and HIV/AIDS from the 1980s to the present, examining the blurred boundaries between art production and HIV/AIDS activism and showcasing artists who played and still play a leading role in this discourse. The exhibition seeks to untangle the complex and diverse narratives around HIV/AIDS and discuss their fragility in a contemporary perspective.
Leonardo Drew will be included in "Afterlives of the Black Atlantic" at the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College from 20 August 2019 - 24 May 2020.
Afterlives of the Black Atlantic brings together works from the United States, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa that collectively explore the complexities of memory, identity, and belonging in the wake of the transatlantic slave trade. Drawn largely from the AMAM collection, with the addition of several loans and a site-specific commissioned work by José Rodríguez, Afterlives places contemporary artworks in dialogue with historical objects, contextualizing the concerns of artists investigating this history and its continued relevance.
Larry Bell will welcome visitors to his Venice Beach studio for an artist talk on Saturday, 17 August 2019 at 7 pm. Larry Bell's work reflects a lifelong investigation into the properties of light. His passion for playing with those properties with reverence and spontaneity belies and even defies the impressively technical nature of his practice. Given that his most popular works trade in optical illusion, this rare opportunity to speak with Bell at the place where the magic happens reveals the very analog, tactile, material experiments behind the quiet dazzle of the work.
We are pleased to announce that Joseph Havel will be included in the group exhibition "Place" at Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX from 17 August - 28 September 2019. The exhibition will also include Jane Benson, Leslie Hewitt, Rick Lowe and Clarissa Tossin.
Richard Hoblock will have a solo exhibition “Outside My Window” at 295 Artspace, Orient NY, 16-18 August 2019. The show will consist entirely of smaller oil paintings on wooden panels.
Tony Feher is included in the exhibition "Specters of Disruption" at the de Young Museum, San Francisco from 15 August - 10 November 2019. The exhibition is the result of an inquiry into the shared encyclopedic collections of the de Young and Legion of Honor museums, performed with an eye toward patterns that might suggest a storyline within a collective institutional subconscious. Drawing from their historic holdings and re-contextualizing them with modern and contemporary art, "Specters of Disruption" connects the museums’ colonial and geological underpinnings to the current conditions of the Bay Area and the evolving trajectories of American art histories.
Gary Simmons will be included in the exhibition "Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power" at the MCA Chicago from 26 October 2019 - 12 January 2020. The exhibition focuses on the ways artists reveal patterns within communication, exploring how shared media platforms shape our lives. Proceeding from a belief in the power of language as the basis for our outlook and actions, the exhibition considers the ways artists rearrange and reconfigure communication structures as starting points for social critique and political inquiry.
Larry Bell will be included in "It's All Black & White" at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum at Pepperdine University from 27 August - 8 December 2019. A special opening reception will be held Sunday, September 15 from 4-6 p.m., and Foundation Director Billie Milam Weisman will host a walkthrough at 4 p.m.
This exhibition focuses on how contemporary artists since 1970 have used black and white. The majority of the works are American, with a special focus on works from California. Included are seminal movements such as Pop Art, Process Art, Light and Space, New Figuration, Appropriation Art, Expressionism, and more.
Leonardo Drew has been comissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission to create a public installation, "Number 69S," 2019, for the San Francisco International Airport Harvey Milk Terminal 1. Adorning one of Boarding Area B’s prominent bulkheads is a multi-layered installation by Drew. Comprised of hundreds of small sculptural elements derived from remnants of past artworks and other recycled materials, the installation forms a massive galaxy that spans three walls. Recycling is integral to the artist’s desire to never let anything go to waste. The artwork reflects the enormous cross-section of people passing through SFO who carry with them a multitude of life experiences and cultures.
Donald Moffett will be included in the exhibition "Painting/Sculpture" at Marianne Boesky Gallery in Chelsea, New York from 10 July - 9 August 2019. The exhibition will explore contemporary painting and its relationship to the formal and conceptual language of sculpture. Painting/Sculpture will include works realized as three-dimensional sculpture, but understood intrinsically as paintings, as well as two-dimensional works that create the illusion of volume and layers. Together, the works capture ongoing questions about how we draw the lines between artistic practices.
Caragh Thuring will be included in the exhibition "Vesuvio quotidiano, Vesuvio universale" at the Certosa di San Martino - Campania Museum Polo, Naples, Italy from 5 July - 29 September 2019. Focusing on depictions of Mount Vesuvius throughout art history, the exhibtion will present around 100 works from the sixteenth century to the present day.
The Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh, NC is pleased to present a solo exhibition, entitled Black and Light, of new work by Marsha Cottrell this summer.
Larry Bell will be included in the exhibition "Twenty-Five Years" at Peter Blake Gallery, opening 30 June 2019. Peter Blake Gallery is pleased to commemorate its twenty-fifth year with an exhibition of the gallery’s historic West Coast Minimalism collection.
Zoe Leonard will be included in "The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement" at the Phillips Collection, Washington, DC from 22 June - 22 September 2019. Curated by Massimiliano Gioni and Natalie Bell in partnership with the New Museum, New York, the exhibition presents 75 historical and contemporary artists whose work poses urgent questions around the experiences and perceptions of migration and the current global refugee crisis.
Through installations, videos, paintings, and documentary images, "The Warmth of Other Suns" explores both real and imaginary geographies, reconstructing personal and collective tales of migration. Overlaying historical experiences of migration to and within the United States with the current plight of refugees around the world, the exhibition will bring together a multitude of voices and expose the universality of migration as an experience shared by many.
Joseph Havel will be included in the exhibition, "Color, Form and Light" at the Georgia Museum of Art from 22 June - 13 October, 2019. Curated by Callan Steinmann and Sage Kincaid, this focused exhibition consists of rarely seen works from the permanent collection or on long-term loan. The gallery will hold works dating from the 1960s to the present that take inspiration from minimalism.
Leonardo Drew will be participating in a symposium presented by Madison Square Park Conservancy and School of Visual Arts on "Innovating Public Art" at the SVA Theatre on Friday, 21 June 2019 from 9 am to 12 pm.
Zoe Leonard will be included in the exhibition "In-visible Realness: 50 Jahre nach Stonewall" at PS120, Berlin from 20 June - 19 July 2019. PS120 is an independent non-profit art space exhibiting emerging artists side by side with historic works by established artists. The mission of the space is to draw unexpected links across generations and territories through new modalities of curation, scholarship, and criticism. The exhibition will examine the Stonewall protests and the 50 years of art production since.
Zoe Leonard will be included in the exhibition "Transamerica/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today" at the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX from 20 June - 15 September 2019. The exhibition celebrates the authentic, beautiful, and vulnerable voices of contemporary, North American artists who express their true selves through a broad gender spectrum. Some of the artists identify as LGBTQ+, and some do not. The art in Transamerica/n speaks to family, community, self-discovery, and ultimately identity.
Zoe Leonard will be included in the exhibition "Morrison and Rice" at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects from 19 June - 20 July 2019. HFAP presents a two person exhibition of Richard Morrison(1948-2015) and Bill Rice (1932-2006). The two artists were close friends and collaborators for twenty-five years. This show includes major works from their estates and private collections. In the rear gallery there will be a selection of works by their peers and friends including Peter Hujar, David Wojnarowicz, and Zoe Leonard.
Donald Moffett and Zoe Leonard will be included in the exhibition "Manifesto: Art x Agency" at The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on view June 15–Jan. 5, 2020. Organized by the Hirshhorn’s Chief Curator Stéphane Aquin and comprising more than 100 works of art and ephemera created over a hundred-year period, “Manifesto: Art x Agency” explores how artists used manifestos to engage with the political and social issues of their time and how contemporary practices still employ art as a tool in the making of history.
Jim Hodges will be included in in "Seeing Things as They Really Are: Three-dimensional Paperworks" at Dieu Donné, New York from 13 June - 8 September 2019. This group exhibition mines the archive at Dieu Donné to examine the organization’s rich legacy of sculptural and three-dimensional papermaking. The choice to create dimensional works in paper pulp is not just for the material’s aesthetic and physical qualities, but for the powerfully subversive, humorous, political, and emotional associations that paper and the printed word embody. This exhibition focuses on works whose overlooked and underappreciated subject matter are imbued within these inherent associations with paper: objects like plastic bags, cardboard, chains, plastic tubing, dishrags, and CDs.
Zoe Leonard will be included in "Kiss My Genders" at the Hayward Gallery at Southbank Centre, London from 12 June - 8 September 2019. Spanning the past 50 years, the exhibition will bring together over 100 artworks by artists from around the world who employ a wide range of approaches to articulate and engage with gender fluidity, as well as with non-binary, trans and intersex identities.
Working across photography, painting, sculpture, installation and video, many of the artists in Kiss My Genders move beyond a conventional understanding of the body, and in doing so open up new possibilities for gender, beauty and representations of the human form.
Gary Simmons will be included in the exhibition, 'Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers', at Somerset House, London, UK. This summer, Somerset House celebrates the past 50 years of Black creativity in Britain and beyond, in a major new exhibition spanning art, film, photography, music, literature, design and fashion.
Tony Feher included in the exhibition "Celebration of Our Enemies: Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection" at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles from 9 June - 8 September 2019. This selection of video, sculpture, and photography from the Hammer’s Contemporary Collection presents an intergenerational group of artists whose works rarely have been exhibited together. "Celebration of Our Enemies" embraces the concept of the enemy as an inherent part of art’s character and provides a context in which friends and enemies, collaborators and competitors, lovers and loved ones can cohabitate in the warm glow of the museum’s galleries.
Tony Feher will have a solo exhibition at Pymouth Rock in Zurich, Switzerland from 7 June - 22 July, 2019. Feher was one of the most rigorous and innovative sculptors of the past three decades. From his emergence in the late 1980s to his death of AIDS related illnesses in 2016 he manipulated the detritus of the human landscape, constructing sculptures that maintained an intrinsic poetry as they dealt directly with an everyday minimalism of shape, color and form.
The exhibition is co-curated with the artist Wyatt Kahn. Kahn worked for Feher from 2010-2012 and Feher became both a mentor and close friend of Kahn’s up until his death.
Janine Antoni will be included in the exhibition "Artists I Steal From" - curated by Alvaro Barrington and Julia Peyton-Jones at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in London and on view from 5 June until 9 August 2019. "Artists I Steal From" is an exhibition about looking at art through the eyes of an artist. Artists have always borrowed from one another; however, few are as candid about their sources – about who they steal from and why – as the artist Alvaro Barrington (b. 1983, Caracas, Venezuela). "Artists I Steal From" brings together works by 49 artists, some of whom have never been shown in the UK before, some who are considered to be among the greatest artists of our time. All have directly influenced the way Barrington creates, thinks and sees, and all have perfected techniques or solutions that he has been inspired to ‘steal’.
Leonardo Drew has been commissioned to create a new public project for the Park next spring. Marking the Conservancy's 38th commissioned exhibition and the artist's first major public art project, City In the Grass will present a topographical view of an abstract cityscape atop a patterned panorama. Building on the artist's signature technique of assemblage and addictive collage, the 100-foot long installation will be Drew's largest and most ambitious work to date, incorporating new materials and a new conceptual premise. City in the Grass will be on view from 3 June 2019, through the fall of 2019, at the Park's Oval Lawn.
For City in the Grass, Drew has conceived of an expansive aluminum structure that will undulate along the Park's lawn following the subtle slopes and valleys. Meticulously layered with a mixture of multicolored sand and dirt, the structure will mimic a patterned carpet as its coarse, decorative surface gathers and folds, reflecting the artist's interest in East Asian decorative traditions and global design more broadly. In various sections the artist will install wood reliefs emerging from the undulating waves, reminiscent of aerial views of protruding cityscapes.
Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art (Pizzuti Collection of CMA) is proud to announce "Jim Hodges", on view June 1 – September 22, 2019. This exhibition features more than thirty works by Jim Hodges from the collection of Ron and Ann Pizzuti.
Hodges is among a generation of artists who came of age in the 1980s and 90s amidst a deepening AIDS epidemic and the continuing struggle for LGBTQ visibility and rights; love and loss are intertwined themes in his work. Whether using words and phrases, reflective materials,or photographs, Hodges’ work addresses the personal and collective experience of the body and the senses. With a highly poetic sensibility, he draws our attention to the meeting place of external objects and interior life.
Jockum Nordström is included in the exhibition "Das Kollegium" at the Grafikstiftung Neo Rauch from 26 May 2019 - 3 May 2020. The exhibition is bringing together works by 19 international artists born between 1934 and 1982, friends, companions and forerunners of Neo Rauch, who the artist invited to take part in a joint group exhibition. The exhibition focuses on graphic works, ranging from linocuts to lithographs, etchings and collages, some of which have been created specifically for the exhibition, amongst them two large format works on paper by Neo Rauch.
Janine Antoni will be included in "The Sensation of Space" at The Warehouse, Dallas TX from 20 May - 15 November 2019. This exhibition looks at the ever-expanding ways artists create sculptures that generate, activate, and occupy space in all its physical and psychological manifestations. At its foundation is a dialogue between the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, one of the world’s finest collections of European and American modern and contemporary sculpture, and The Rachofsky Collection, a post-WWII collection of art from around the world with focuses in identity, process, and conceptual work. The Sensation of Space explores the material, formal, and thematic connections in works dating from the mid-19th century to the present and illustrates how artists continually seek out new ways to redefine traditional notions of sculpture.
Erica Deeman will be included in the new exhibition 'About Things Loved: Blackness and Belonging' at the Berkeley Arts Museum and Pacific Film Archive' from 17 May - 21 July 2019.
Black culture and museum institutions have often had a negative relationship. Historically, this has included the theft of cultural objects, the appropriation of styles, and the devaluation of skilled practices, as well as the marginalization and exclusion of Black artists from exhibitions and collections. Museums have been implicated in antiblack practices that present racial difference as biological fact rather than social construction, and exclude, marginalize, and devalue Black art, Black artists, and Black life. Recognizing this, About Things Loved: Blackness and Belonging centers a diverse array of Black art in the hope of addressing these questions: To whom does blackness belong? Where does blackness belong? How can blackness belong within the museum?
Teresita Fernández has been comissioned by the New Orleans Museum of Art to create an installation piece for the new Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, which opens 15 May 2019. Fernandez will create a 60-foot-long mosaic wall for the garden's main courtyard.
Donald Moffett will be included in the group exhibtion "100 Sculptures" at anonymous gallery, Paris, France from 13 - 20 May 2019. Curated with Todd von Ammon, 100 Sculptures is as advertised: one hundred small sculptures created by over one hundred international artists. The only given framework being that no sculpture have more than a 5 x 5 inch (12.7 x 12.7 cm) footprint. This traveling, regenerative, and celebratory exhibition is a meshwork; an extremely populous show with the objective to create the most dynamic, non-hierarchical system that is possible within the limited confines of a gallery space. The one hundred (+) objects on view have the ability to interact with and decode one another freely.
Jim Hodges will be included in the exhibition, 'With a Capital P: Selections by Six Painters', at the Elmhurst Art Museum. The title is a reference to an approach that doesn’t always use paint or brush. Curated by six distinguished local painters Leslie Baum, Magalie Guérin, José Lerma, Nancy Mladenoff, Suellen Rocca, and Kay Rosen, the group exhibition consists of six rooms, each using different criteria to interpret artistic approaches and a wide-ranging conversation about process and media by artists based in the Midwest and beyond.
José Lerma, known for works that are part art history and part personal mythology, invited numerous artists to make work on paper napkins, inspired by an installation piece from Elmhurst Art Museum’s collection by Jim Hodges. In this section of the exhibition, the ordinary material of paper napkins has been transformed through the artists’ works.
Zoe Leonard is included in "Coordinates: Maps and Art Exploring Shared Terrain" at the David Ramsey Map Center, Stanford University from 25 April - 30 September 2019. The exhibition will feature a variety of ways in which the two porous mediums overlap in inquiries about space, both geographical and metaphorical.
Jim Hodges sculpture, Unearthed, 2015, will be on view at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral from 22 April - 8 September 2019. Unearthed is a monumental, bronze cast of an uprooted tree stump by artist Jim Hodges that will be in residence at Grace Cathedral for four and a half months. During this transitional period, the sculpture will exist in a state of refinement as it absorbs the prayerful energy generated by the faithful gathered in worship, ultimately to be partially hidden once completed, when the now exposed tangle of twisted, knotted roots will again be returned to the ground and buried as they were before the original tree stump was pulled from the earth.
To coincide with the work’s interlude at the cathedral, a program has been organized that will present a series of musical performances and a public reading that follow along narratives that echo and reflect along the varied themes that resonate from the sculpture.
Larry Bell is included in the exhibtion 'Closer Look: Intimate Scale' at the Orange County Museum of Art. Co-curated with exhibiting artist Hiromi Takizawa and the Orange County Museum of Art, this exhibition provides a focused look at small sculpture in the OCMA permanent collection. Selected for their innovative materials, playfulness in scale and function, and historic importance within the context of significant art movements and artistic careers, each artwork in Closer Look is intended to be viewed at a close distance, providing the viewer with an intimate moment to make slow and careful observations
Erica Deeman has been chosen for the Headlands Center for the Arts' 2019 Artist in Residency Program.
5 April - 17 May 2019
Caragh Thuring will be included in "Criminal Ornamentation: Yinka Shonibare CBE curates the Arts Council Collection" at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park from 5 April to 16 June. The title of the show is taken from Adolf Loos' 1908 influential essay 'Ornament and Crime', in which he 'condemns the use of decoartion and craft...'Included in the exhibition are a range of works chosen to
challenge the notion of the ornament as crime.
A number of works in the exhibition suggest the diverse potential of abstract patterns within art. As well as acting as decorative pieces, they explore postcolonialism and the strong connection between individuals and society. 'Ardyne Point,' 2016, by Caragh Thuring draws inspiration from a local protest at a Scottish oil rig yard, using pattern to create a multitude of opportunities for different interpretations.
Throughout the exhibition, it is possible to see evidence of Yinka Shonibare CBE aiming to break down the boundaries of gender association through the use of pattern and fabric.
Zoe Leonard's work is included in the exhibition, 'Palimsest', at Lismore Castle, Ireland. The exhibition takes as its starting point the definition of “palimpsest” - originally a manuscript or document that has been erased or scraped clean to be re-used. It has since become used to mean “something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form”. The exhibition will explore ideas of connections across time, how locations have multiple uses through time and multiple meanings, what endures and what disappears. The idea for Palimpsest came from the richly layered history of Lismore itself, and the verdant nature that surrounds it.
ZOE LEONARD is a New York based artist who works across photography, sculpture and installation. In 2018 she was given a mid-career survey at the Whitney Museum, New York, that travelled to The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Michael DeLucia will be included in 'All That Is Solid Melts Into Air' at the Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY from 29 March - 5 May.
Larry Bell will be included in 'Glow Like That' at K11 Atelier. Light is not only a natural phenomenon but also a product of technological advancement. It is an empty signifier awaiting a narrative; it is undefined, fuzzy at the edges. Fluid and amorphous, light therefore has endless possibilities. When interacting with light, certain kinds of surfaces take on an iridescent sheen or reflect their surroundings, producing a shimmering or radiant ‘glow’. Presented by K11 Art Foundation as the first contemporary art exhibition held in Victoria Dockside, Glow Like That features 16 artists and collectives from countries including China, the US, and Japan, showcasing an impressive array of paintings, video works, sculptures, and installations.
Leonardo Drew and Gary Simmons will both be included in Black Refractions, "a landmark initiative that explores the vital contributions of artists of African descent, proposing a plurality of narratives of black artistic production and multiple approaches to understanding these works," first at the Museum of African Diaspora in San Francisco, then the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Smith College, Frye Art Museum, and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.
Shulamit Nazarian is proud to present, Close to Home, a group exhibition of four photographers that mine their personal experiences–past and present–to express moments of intimacy within larger social and political structures on view from 2 March - 6 April 2019. Engaging with the deep and complicated history of photographic portraiture, each artist renders his or her subjects in part as extensions of themselves, coded with personal and cultural references.
Erica Deeman’s Brown series is a collection of medium format photographs that depict isolated men from the African diaspora, rendered shirtless in front of a brown backdrop that matches the color of the artist’s own skin. Injecting her own presence in the portrait of others,these deceptively straightforward imagesprovide a foil for the deleterious tropes of black male portraiture—particularly images affiliated with the practice of physiognomy and mug shots. Her subject’s gazes are quiet, vulnerable, and self-aware, carrying the power and weight of the photographic history and lineage that she is acutely referencing.
The FLAG Art Foundation is pleased to present Drawn Together Again on view February 23–May 18, 2019, featuring artwork from Jim Hodges. This survey of contemporary drawing focuses on the intimate act of drawing through the variety of traditions and practices artists employ. The exhibition of more than 120 artists eschews themes and categorization, instead favoring an intentionally broad artist list to show the strength and dynamic range of contemporary practice. At the heart of the exhibition is a fifty-foot-long salon wall that brings together unexpected dialogues between multi-generational artists with a range of backgrounds and training—from outsider artists, to those with expansive careers, to classically taught students, alumni, and faculty from The New York Academy of Art, chosen through an open call.
Gary Simmons' Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark will be included in Desert X 19 in Palm Springs, CA. On view 9 February through 21 April 2019.
De La Warr Pavilion is pleased to present the group exhibition Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance, Act II, with works by Zoe Leonard. The exhibition will be on view from 9 February through 2 June 2019.
Still I Rise looks at resistance across the world from a multiplicity of viewpoints, from the domestic sphere to large-scale uprisings and spanning the late nineteenth century to present. With over 100 exhibits by some 40 practiioners, Still I Rise presents the way in which resistance has been appraoched by visual artists, writers, architects, designers, activists, working as individuals or in groups. It takes place within a global context, referring to recent women-led uprisings and demonstrations, including mass protests in Argentina confronting violence against women: 'Ni Una Menos', the global Women's Strike initiated in teh US, as well as the pivotal role women played in the formation of Black Lives Matter movement. The exhibition also references key historic moments including the Civil Rights Movement, resistance against dictatorships in Latin America in the 1960s-70s, independence movements against colonial rule in Africa, the Women's Liberation Movement, the AIDS crisis and the Stonewall Rebellion.
Gary Simmons will be included in the exhibition, '30 Americans', at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, NE from 2 February to 5 May 2019. "30 Americans explores the evolving roles of black subjects in art since the 1970s and highlights some of the most pressing social and political issues facing our country today, including ongoing narratives of racial inequality; the construction of racial, gender, and sexual identity; and the pernicious underpinnings and effects of stereotyping."
Gary Simmons will be included in The Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art's exhibition, "Prisoner of Love", from 26 January - 27 October 2019. Centered around this filmic journey, the exhibition features a rotating body of work from the MCA's collection (including Gary Simmons) inspired by the titular themes in Bruce Nauman's iconic neon Life, Death, Love, Hate, Pleasure, Pain. The work's title establishes the themes of three rotating groups of artwork in the exhibition’s final gallery: life and death, love and hate, and pleasure and pain.
The Contemporary Austin is pleased to present Janine Antoni and Anna Halprin: Paper Dance, on view from 26 January - 17 March 2019. Paper Dance is both a retrospective spanning thirty years of work by the New York–based artist Janine Antoni (Bahamian, born 1964 in Freeport, Grand Bahama) and a solo dance performance developed in collaboration with pioneering dancer and choreographer Anna Halprin (American, born 1920 in Wilmette, Illinois). On view on the second floor of the Jones Center, The Contemporary Austin’s downtown venue, Paper Dance consists of a wooden dance floor and thirty-nine crates containing thirty-eight works of Antoni’s sculpture and photography from 1989 to the present. During the exhibition, Antoni will present a series of performances within the gallery. Throughout each performance the artist will reposition and uncrate artworks so that the space changes and evolves over time, highlighting three exhibition cycles that address major themes of Antoni’s work: absence, motherhood, and identity.
Caragh Thuring will be included in the new exhibition, "Painter's Beach Club: Telescope", at the Jerwood Gallery from 19 January - 24 March. As curator Nigel Cooke says, "The title of the exhibition Painter’s Beach Club started the thought process - historically, there's been places for painters to gather together - the Colony Room in London where Francis Bacon and Freud used to go, the Cedar Tavern in New York where the Abstract Expressionists used to hang out. So sort of mythically there's always been these places for painters and I thought that maybe social media was like a new version of that."
Thomas Dane Gallery in Naples, Italy is pleased to present the solo exhibition Caragh Thuring: Roger, on view from 19 January through 2 March 2019. Utilising various fabrics as canvas, including sailcloth, Neapolitan tartan and woven images of her own previous works, Thuring constructs fragments of submarines, coins, plants, figures, textiles and volcanoes into compositions that explore the spatial depth and vocabulary of painting. The exhibition will be accompanied by an artist's book focused purely on Thuring's depictions of volcanoes created over the last fifteen years.
In these new works Thuring has returned frequently to the motif of tartan, both as a woven fabric and as depicted in paint. The tartan geometry acts as a two-dimensional plane and referential grid on which the syntactical elements of the painting are arranged and through which they are all connected.Thuring has continued this exploration by stretching as her canvas, a registered Neapolitan tartan produced by local draper ISAIA, a fabric producer established in the 1920s and still in operation today as a renowned tailor and menswear label. The long tradition of tailoring and cloth making in Italy and Naples here linked directly with that of Scotland where Thuring grew up, close to another industrial port city: Glasgow, much alike in its energy and vibrancy to Naples.
The Morgan Library & Museum is pleased to present the group exhibtion, By Any Means: Modern and Contemporary Drawings from the Morgan, with works by Marsha Cottrell. The exhibition will be on view from 18 January through 12 May 2019.
Contemporary approaches to drawing are often experimental and expansive. By absorbing and building upon the legacy of avant-garde experimentation in the first half of the twentieth century, artists from the 1950s to the present have pushed beyond the boundaries of traditional draftsmanship through their use of chance, unconventional materials, and new technologies. By Any Means brings together about twenty innovative works from the Morgan’s collection, including many recent acquisitions, by artists such as Marsha Cottrell, John Cage, Sol LeWitt, Vera Molnar, Robert Rauschenberg, Betye Saar, Gavin Turk, and Jack Whitten.
Honor Fraser is pleased to present The Sun Will Not Wait, a solo exhibition of new works by Sarah Cain. The exhibition will be on view from 12 January through 9 March 2019. For The Sun Will Not Wait, the artist will create a new floor painting onsite prior to the opening along with a body of new canvases concluding with an upward view through a skylight work inspired by a major commission by the San Francisco Arts Commission for a stained-glass wall at the San Francisco International Airport to be unveiled in June 2019.
In the paintings of Sarah Cain, spatial constraints and material pieties fall away with fearless colors, easily expanding out from canvases into installations which have in the past included furniture, clothing, jewelry, and found objects. A spirited post-minimalist, Cain crafts an abstraction intertwined with life.
Rob Reynolds will be included in "DOES IT MAKE A SOUND" at Ochi Gallery, 31 December 2018 - 18 February 2019.
Hauser & Wirth is proud to present ‘Zoe Leonard. Aerials’. Over the past three decades, the New York–based artist has created a body of work which acutely interrogates the politics and conditions of image-making and display. This exhibition, the artist’s first at the London gallery, focuses on a series of aerial photographs created in the mid to late 1980s.
Leonard’s work – at once rigorously conceptual and highly personal – has engaged with themes such as the history of photography, loss and mourning, gender and sexuality, migration, displacement, and the urban landscape. Leonard has always taken an experimental approach. With a longstanding interest in vernacular, popular, and practical uses of photography, Leonard is drawn in particular to the deadpan appearance of photographs used in science, mapping and archiving; modes of representation that are also systems for classification and interpretation. Much of her practice calls into question the impartiality of these images and the ways in which the uses of photography have altered modern visual culture. Leonard’s aerial photographs, among her earliest bodies of work, are a direct outcome of this interest, taking a perspective that alludes to surveillance and aerial reconnaissance photography. However, Leonard counters the look of traditional reportage by using composition and formal elements that underline the position of the artist and the role of the viewer in the photographic process.
Aperture is pleased to present the group exhibition At Home: In the American West with a new work by Erica Deeman, on view from 6 December 2018 - 4 January 2019. In a year when thousands of migrant children have been sent to live in tent cities, rents for a San Francisco apartment average $3,750, and wildfires have destroyed entire communities, the question of how people define "home" has never felt more urgent. Some feel nostalgic about where they came from, some never left the towns they grew up in, and others couldn't wait to leave. At Home features a variety of emerging and established photographers who traveled through ten states in the American West and spoke to people about what, and where, home is. The series includes a formerly homeless woman who finally feels settled in her tiny house in Seattle, a single mother who found her sanctuary living off the grid in the New Mexico desert, a couple who built their dream mansion in the mountains, a DACA recipient who has proudly purchased his first home in Utah, and a Los Angeles native who feels at peace by the ocean.
This exhibtion coincides with the publication of The California Sunday Magazine's December special issue in which all stories will be told through photography, focusing on a single theme: Home.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles is pleased to present Zoe Leonard: Survey, on view from 11 November 2018 - 25 March 2019.
Zoe Leonard: Survey is the first large-scale overview of the artist’s work in an American museum. The exhibition looks across Leonard’s career to highlight her engagement with a range of themes, including gender and sexuality, loss and mourning, migration, displacement, and the urban landscape. More than it focuses on any particular subject, however, Leonard’s work slowly and reflectively calibrates vision and form. Using repetition, subtle changes of perspective, and shifts of scale, Leonard draws viewers into an awareness of the meanings behind otherwise familiar images or objects. A counter-example to the speed and disposability of image culture today, Leonard’s photographs, sculptures, and installations ask the viewer to reengage with how we see.
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami is pleased to present the solo exhibition, Larry: Bell Time Machines, on view from 1 November 2018 - 10 March 2019. Larry Bell: Time Machines is the first comprehensive American museum survey of the artist’s work in nearly two decades. The exhibition features major bodies of Bell’s work, from the his early Cube series to his large-scale color-glass installations.
At ICA Miami, Larry Bell: Time Machines focuses attention on Bell’s innovative explorations of experiences generated by architectural space, as well as his little-known engagement with audiovisual media, including video and photography.
One of the most significant artists of his generation, Larry Bell (b. 1939, Chicago) is an important representative of a West Coast minimalism that married matter-of-fact materials and forms with intense sensorial experiences. Bell is most commonly known for his Minimalist sculptures—transparent cubes that thrive on the interplay of shape, light, and environment—that champion the ideas of the Light and Space Movement of the 1960s. Although he had early success with Abstract Expressionist painting, a side job at a frame shop led him to experiment with excess scraps of glass, thus beginning his fascination with the material’s interaction with light. Bell’s first series of cubes combined three-dimensional glass forms with transmitted light, creating illusions of perspective through angles, ellipses, and mirrors. His later purchase of industrial plating equipment allowed him to create sculptures with metallic-coated glass and, eventually, drawings on Mylar-coated paper.
Coinciding with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) retrospective - 'Zoe Leonard. Survey' - Hauser & Wirth is pleased to present the gallery's first Los Angeles exhibition devoted to New York-based artist Zoe Leonard. The landmark, decade-long project, 'Analogue' (1998 - 2009) is comprised of 412 photographs that document the homogenizing effects of globalization. The photographs in this installation depict vanishing storefronts and abandoned objects, which the artist captured using obsolete technology - a vintage 1940s Rolleiflex camera - along with gelatin silver and chromogenic processes. A preeminent artist of her generation, Leonard balances rigorous conceptualism with a distinctly personal vision in her work, which encourages the viewer to reconsider the act of looking.
The exhibition in Los Angeles marks the West Coast debut of this monumental installation,, which was first shown in 2007 at The Wexner Center of the Arts, Columbus, OH.
albertz benda & Friedman Benda are pleased to present the group exhibition Under the Night Sky, on view from 25 October - 15 December 2018, featuring a new work by Rob Reynolds. The night sky remains an enduring source of inspiration. For millennia, this universal cover of darkness at once symbolizes life and death, fascination, fear, immortality, regernation, and a blank slate for our projected dreams and desires.
Under the Night Sky explores the numerous ways in which the frontier of the night sky influences the human psyche and continues to hold artists in its grip. Spanning the spaces of Friedman Benda and albertz benda, the exhibition bring together significant works by modern, post-war, and contemporary artists and designers with a selection of seminal Central Asian rugs. The works in the exhibition engage with the night sky on both conscious and unconscious levels, featuring the interplay between literal homages to the night sky and works with looser interpretations of the theme, whose makers innately channel the emotive presence of night.
Accelerator at Stockholm University is pleased to display two works by Janine Antoni, Moor and Touch, on view from 30 October - 10 November 2018. This exhibition is made in close collaboration with Magasin II, who have lent these works from their collection. Moor and Touch present the results of two performative acts in which life situations and life stories are linked together.
Moor will be displayed in the Aula Magna gallery. Janine Antoni learned how to braid using traditional rope-making techniques. This piece is comprised of unusual and personal objects donated to the artist from multiple sources. The sculpture, which takes the form of a rope, contains everything from cat hair and dental floss to Christmas lights and plant samples. The work still continues to evolve today and is constantly being extended.
The video installation Touch, made in 2002, is a progression from Moor and will be projected on Accelerator's future entrance. In the video, Antoni is balancing on a line that runs parallel to the horizon in front of her childhood home in Grand Bahama Island. Antoni describes the training process as an exercise in feeling comfortable with being out of balance.
The Carnegie Museum of Art is pleased to present The 57th Carnegie International, on view from 13 October 2018 - 25 March 2019. Presenting work by 32 artists and artist collectives, the exhibition invites visitors to explore what it means to be "international" at this moment in time, and to experience museum joy. The pleasure of being with art and other people inspired the composition of this International- a series of encounters with contemporary art inside the world of Carnegie Museum of Art.
New York-based Zoe Leonard's participation in the International comes as a major survey moves from the Whitney Museum of American Art to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Her work in photography and sculpture is often epic in scale, as in her vast installation of 4,000 vintage postcards that map Niagra Falls. Her contribution to the International is part of a new epic: to photograph the length of the Rio Grande as it forms a charged, serpentine border between the United States and Mexico.
For the second program in their collaboration with San Francisco Dance Film Festival, Catharine Clark Gallery will present the film Spirit Labour, in which Hugo Glendinning and Adrian Heathfield follow the creative practice of sculptor and performance artist Janine Antoni and her collaborations and conversations with the choreographer Anna Halprin and the writer Hélène Cixous.
Spirit Labour traces the lines of connection between these artists inclined toward elemental exposure and non-human forces. the film asks: what kind of labour is it, to work communally with the bodies, movements, expressions and affects of others, to dedicate one's lifework to the othering that issues from these relations? How might we think of these labours and affinities as forms of infrastructure?
Kerry Schuss is pleased to present the second edition of a project that began a year ago in Los Angeles, with Vol. 1: Life On Earth. That exhibition marked 40 years since NASA's launch of the twin Voyager space probes. Strange Attractors. The Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Art Vol. 2: The Rings of Saturn is a group exhibition featuring works by Yuji Agematsu, Mitchell Algus, Leilah Babirye, Lisa Beck, Jane Benson, Moki Cherry, Bruce Conner, Tony Conrad, James Crosby, Ryan Foerster, Terry Fox, Lukas Geronimas, Daan van Golden, Lonnie Holley, Mamie Holst, Chip Hughes, Candy Jernigan, Tillman Kaiser, Jutta Koether, Lazaros, Paul Lee, Dave Muller, Kayode Ojo, Nik Planck, Helen Rae, Aura Rosenberg, Sally Ross, Nancy Shaver, Philip Taaffe, Richard Tinkler, Josh Tonsfeldt, Dan Walsh and B. Wurtz.
Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design is pleased to dedicate Season ONE to the individual art practices of the four original core members of fierce pussy, the New York-based queer art collective - Nancy Brooks Brody, Joy Episalla, Zoe Leonard, and Carrie Yamaoka. fierce pussy amplified is on view from 2 October 2018 - 17 March 2019. Formed in New York City in 1991 through their immersion in AIDS activism during a decade of increasing political mobilization around gay rights, fierce pussy brought lesbian identity and visibility directly into the streets. Low-tech and low-budget, the collective responded to the urgency of those years, using readily available resources: old typewriters, found photographs, their own baby pictures, and the printing supplies and equipment accessible in their day jobs. fierce pussy was composed of a fluid and often shifting cadre of members. Four of the original core members - Nancy Brooks Brody, Joy Episalla, Zoe Leonard, and Carrie Yamaoka - continue to work together.
arms ache avid season: Nancy Brooks Brody, Joy Episalla, Zoe Leonard, Carrie Yamaoka: fierce pussy amplified tracks each artist's work from the 1990s to the present and draws upon the collective power, shared tactics, and diversity of their works. The works, some of which will be created specifically for the season, will be installed in four movements or "chapters." Each chapter will include works from all four artists in different configurations to amplify the four art practices as living, breathing entities. It is the first time the works of the four artists are put into direct inquiry. A gallery containing artifacts and documentation of fierce pussy will be on view.
The Deutsches Hygiene-Museum is pleased to present the group exhibition Shine on Me: We and the sun, on view from 28 September 2018 - 18 August 2019.
In the late summer of 2018, the NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched a historic mission: its goal is to get as close to the sun as never before. Almost at the same time, the German Hygiene Museum embarks on a sister mission, which approaches the sun for the first time in a major special exhibition. Join us on board and learn more about the cultural significance, the scientific insights, the unresolved mysteries surrounding the star, on which everything revolves around the world - and learn more about us humans: What did the ancient cultures of all Continents over the sun? What can solar science say today about its composition? And what influence does it have on our present, our well-being and our everyday life?
Right at the beginning of the exhibition, a large-scale art installation awaits you that is inspired by the century-old dream of space to touch the sun. From here, you'll embark on seven "orbits" orbiting the Sun from different perspectives - deity, timer and symbol, luminosity, medicine and energy source and, of course, the star at the center of our universe.
me Collectors Room / Stiftung Olbricht is pleased to present The Moment is Eternity: Works from the Olbricht Collection, on view from 26 September 2018 - 1 April 2019. The group exhibition features works by Zoe Leonard and shines the spotlight on the photographic works in the Olbricht Collection.
Transience is one of the key themes of the Olbricht Collection. And what artistic medium other than photography could be better suited to addressing the questions of time and history that this theme throws up? Lending duration to the moment is inscribed into the very medium itself. In theis property, art and philosophy come together.
In connection with her public installation in Harvard Yard this fall, Autumn (...Nothing Personal), artist Teresita Fernández will discuss her practice and ongoing research for this major commission by the Harvard University Committee on the Arts. This event will take place on Thursday, 20 September 2018 from 6:00 to 7:30pm at Harvard Art Museums.
On view August 27 through October 1, 2018, Autumn (. . . Nothing Personal) is a site-specific work built for Tercentenary Theatre in Harvard Yard. The title references James Baldwin’s 1964 text Nothing Personal, which was published as a collaborative book with photographer Richard Avedon at the height of the civil rights movement. Fernández’s project centers Baldwin’s text as a collective reading and asks members of the Harvard and local communities to use the sculpture as a social space to read, perform, gather, and debate.
Larry Bell and Jim Melchert: Artists In Conversation
Moderated by Gay Outlaw
Tuesday 18 September | 6:30 pm
Timken Lecture Hall
California College of the Arts
Free and open to the public
Presented by Anthony Meier Fine Arts and California College of the Arts
In conjunction with
'Larry Bell: Bay Area Blues'
Anthony Meier Fine Arts
18 September - 19 October 2018
Parkett is pleased to present the group exhibition, A Time Capsule Revisited: A New Installation of Works Made by Women for Parkett 1984-2017" at the New Temporary Exhibition Space at Löwenbräu, Zurich. The group exhibitions has works by Zoe Leonard and will be on view from 25 August through 15 November 2018.
On the occasion of Complete Cubes, Hauser & Wirth's first exhibition devoted to Larry Bell in his hometown of Los Angeles, please join us for a discussion of the artist's work with Aram Moshayedi, curator at The Hammer Museum.
With over 20 works ranging in size from 2 inches to 40 inches and spanning the early 1960s to today, this exhibition celebrates Bell's mastery of light, reflection, and volume through a groundbreaking approach to glass. Hauser & Wirth's presentation also features new large-scale glass sculptures created fo the exhibition.
This event is free, however, reservations are recommended.
Hayward Gallery is pleased to present the group exhibtion, Space Shifters, with works by Larry Bell. The exhibition will be on view from 16 September 2018 - 6 January 2019. A major thematic exhibition featuring artworks by over 20 international artists that alter or disrupt our sense of space and re-orient our understanding of our surroundings in ways that are by turns subtle and dramatic. Often constructed from reflective or translucent materials, including glass and resin, the artworks in Space Shifterselicit responses that are both physiological and psychological.
Featuring pioneering sculptures from the 1960s – often minimal in nature and concerned with light, volume and scale – this exhibition also includes large-scale installations, ambitious architectural interventions and a number of site-specific commissions that respond to the gallery’s brutalist architecture and provide a dramatic and fitting conclusion to Hayward Gallery’s 50th anniversary year.
De Nieuwe Kerk is pleased to present the group exhibition, "Buddha's Life, Path to Present" with works by Tony Feher. The exhibition will be on view from 16 September 2018 through 3 February 2019. The earliest objects in the exhibition date back to the third century A.D. and the most recent from 2018. The ancient works of art recount the life of Siddhartha Gutama, better known as the Buddha. Born a wealthy prince in the fifth century BC, he chose at the age of 29 to renounce his royal lifestyle and devote himself to spiritual development. The various phases in his life - his birth, renunciation, enlightenment, first sermon and death - symbolize Buddhist belief and form the narrative of this exhibition.
The essence of Buddhism is enlightenment, attainable via a consciousness of the here and now. The exhibition makers, including co-curator and designer Siebe Tettero, illustrate the ‘now’ by including works by contemporary artists; some of these are new pieces specially created for this exhibition. The contemporary exhibits are by internationally famous artists like Ai Weiwei, Yoko Ono, Tony Feher, Alicia Framis, Tatsuo Miyajima, Allan Kaprow, Rei Naito, Kohei Nawa, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Ugo Rondinone and Carolee Schneemann. Dutch art is also represented with works by Salvador Breed and Koos Breukel.
The 57th Salon is pleased to present the group exhibition, The Marvellous Cacophony, with works by Larry Bell. The exhibition will be on view from 15 September - 28 October 2018.
The Marvellous Cacophony is based on the idea of diversity. This concept puts the Serbian and the Belgrade art scenes into an international context, but at the same time, refers to the complex cultural and socio-political situation in the region. At the beginning of 21st century, despite the fact that the Western notion of contemporary art has become an universal model of reference, no single common denominator has emerged. The art world has many centres, multi-layered activities, a plurality of ideas about what art is and what it can be, and an impressive number of heterogeneous works. This Marvellous Cacophony reflects the richness of the world. It is a positive condition, creating energies that can include dissonance and even conflicting ideas and expressions. It involves the coexistence of multiple identities and permanent relational flows, conveying notions of miscellany and openness, and creating meaningful narratives about art and culture, social issues and politics. The Marvellous Cacophony will explore worldwide artistic production, looking into diverse art scenes and different generations of living artists. It will bring together a constellation of works that express, through their forms, structures, materials, techniques, devices and content, the extraordinary richness of contemporary artistic expression.
Chimento Contemporary is pleased to present View from the Cheap Seats, a solo exhibition of new works by San Francisco-based artist, Richard Hoblock. The exhibition will be on view from 15 September - 27 October 2018.
In his paintings, Hoblock extends the practice of traditional abstraction beyond the basic tenets of gesture, color, and form, by an excavation of the interstitial spaces. Profuse with layer upon layer of sumptuous paint, and infused with various oils to create a sensual undulation of luster, each painting appears to breathe, given life with the ever-changing light.
Characterized by a precise dynamism and deliberate gesture, while structured with formal strength, Hoblock’s paintings are experiential. Bold artistic signatures complement deeply complex surfaces, while the sophistication of his gestures signify a mode of communication that is wordless and beyond materiality. By transcending both language and time to evoke a myriad emotional states, his paintings reveal a feeling of unrealized portrayals of the past, as well as foretelling life’s inevitable joy and pain. Hoblock’s autographic markings stir up and suspend places in our imagination we choose to deny, or for which we desperately yearn.
Radiant biomorphic shapes create privately sensual moments, as if the immediacy of flesh is carved out with visceral glee. On viewing these works, this liminal space places us between desire and destruction. We bask in the portal of transcendence and possibilities — “ecstasy before the void is always fleeting.” (Bataille)
Galerie Max Hetzler is pleased to announce the group show True Stories. A Show Related to an Era – The Eighties, curated by Peter Pakesch. The show will be on view from 14 September - 27 October 2018 and includes works by Zoe Leonard.
Seen from today’s perspective, during this decade, the way art would function in society has changed largely. Within the history of the late 20th Century, the very two years 1968 and 1989 are truly significant for politics as well as for culture. One signifies the height of the Cold War and the departure to new freedoms, the other one the end of this Cold War and the dawn of a new world order (that still is not in place yet).
Kunst Haus Wien is pleased to present the group exhibition, Still Life: Obstinacy of Things, on view from 12 September 2018 through 17 February 2019. Are the banal objects of our consumerist world to be equated with the opulently arrayed fruits, blooms and other vanitas motifs familiar to us from the painterly still lifes of Old Masters? What is it that underpins our 400-year fascination with the genre? And why are contemporary artists rediscovering the still life for themselves in the medium of photography at this very precise moment in time? What do still lifes have to say to us today about our habits and our very own existence?
With a selection of international and Austrian artists ranging from Jan Groover to Christopher Williams, Leo Kandl and Harun Farocki, the large theme-based photo graphy exhibition highlights the historical development strands that have led to today’s radical re-examination of the genre as a new field of experimentation for artistic expression. Above all, the exhibition featuresa younger generation of artists who are reflecting our very own ‘present’ in their photographs. They do so by precisely perceiving and meticulously examining the world of objects that surrounds us, with all its peculiarities, beauty, and ugliness. While some have chosen aggressively to combine highend consumer products with garbage and trash, others focus on things utterly over looked: worlds of objects that act as the traces of our everyday world with an often idiosyncratic beauty – which is precisely why they reward a closer examination. As we slow down the pace with which we contemplate them, these new still lifes counterbalance the glut of digital images that submerge our everyday lives, creating spaces in which our quotidian objects encounter things both novel and unfamiliar.
Simon Lee Gallery is pleased to present Green Past Gold, an exhibition of new work by Los Angeles-based artist, Gary Simmons. This is his fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition will be on view from 13 September - 20 October 2018.
Across his wide-ranging practice racial, social and cultural politics have been central themes and continue to occupy this recent series of the artist’s signature ‘erasure drawings’. Since the early stages of his career, Simmons has used the act of erasure as a means by which to interrogate racial identity and oppression in America. In these new monumentally-scaled works, he depicts the names of African-American actors of the silver screen alongside the titles of the silent films and early ‘talking pictures’ in which they starred. Towering over the viewer as though cinema screens themselves, each work is crafted over time with washes of grayscale pigment that evoke the wiped-clean slate of a blackboard. At centre stage, the oft-forgotten names of black screen actors are illuminated in glowing white paint, while the titles of the films recede into the background, smudged almost to oblivion.
Simon Lee Gallery New York is pleased to present The Tissue of Memory, a cross-generational group exhibition that considers the gesture and its history, as exemplified by the practices of Kelly Akashi, Robert Mangold, Agnes Martin, Win McCarthy, Monique Mouton, Josephine Pryde, Gary Simmons, Cy Twombly and Heimo Zobernig. The exhibition will be on view from 12 September - 10 November 2018.
Employing signs, forms, and gestures in service of inscription, the works on view demonstrate artists' thinking through the medium at hand and materials influencing composition.
Slide Space 123 at Mills College is pleased to present Additive Measures, a group show with works by Rosana Castrillo Díaz. The exhibition will be open from 10 September - 12 October 2018. The artists in the exhibition are all Mills College MFA Studio Art Alumni who share an occupation withthe passage of time, and our iintrinsic human want to quantify and describe the vastness of this experience. The act of accumulation, be it a collection of personal notes or the progressive loss of information in a jpeg file, become a possible metric for this arduous task.
Rosana Castrillo Díaz's material studies revel in the subdued elegance of light and gesture. Linen, paper, and tape are layered and finely manipulated by hand, demonstrating the resilience of these unfussy materials. With a knot, tear, or dusting of mica powder, she constructs diaphanous forms that demand the careful, extended attention of their audience. The work derives its quiet strength from that which is underestimated or overlooked.
Sarah Cain will be included in Take Up Space at Pizzuti Collection, 8 September 2018 - 20 January 2019.
Take Up Space presents abstraction as it travels across floors, hangs on walls, and is suspended above stairwells. Abstraction runs throughout this space, exploring and becoming territory. The works - mostly paintings - are results of artsits' projects that consider the relevance and power of abstractions' possibilities. The works in these galleries respond: to architecture, to history, to color, to taste, to edges, to time, and to our sociopolitical climate. They are explorations of form. They require us to notice their experimentation. They charge us to take the color, shapes, and scale of their structures into account.
Kristen Lorello Gallery is pleased to present Michael Wetzel: Bu, a solo exhibition of new works by New York-based artist Michael Wetzel, on view from 5 September - 28 October 2018. This is the artist's first solo exhibition at the gallery. Sculptures in frescoed plaster with inclusions of found seashells, pebbles, and colored plexiglass are paired with paintings on linen that superimpose landscape, figure, and word. They continue the artist's ongoing exploration of the experience and imaging of place.
The geographic reference point in this exhibition is Los Angeles. Wetzel incorporates elements of L.A.'s human-made and natural landscape into the form and material of his artworks, drawing upon his lived experiences in California, while working from New York. Each sculpture includes a geometric base and elongated torso, capped by a highly embellished head. Found seashells, the outline of canyons and shorelines, and the futuristic style of L.A.'s 1960s "Googie" architecture inform the surfaces of his sculptures, which rift on the classical tradition of bust portraiture, fresco painting, and Cubist sculpture. The paintings echo the hand-wrought architectural quality present in the sculptures. Made with charcoal, casein, and paper, they communicate a mood somewhere between stiffness and tranquility.
Equal to Wetzel's interest in place as experienced is his investigation of place as invented or imaged. By incorporating text into his paintings and sculptures, Wetzel creates specific associations between word and place, drawing simultaneously from the language of printed advertisements and the research of other artists who use text to direct the viewer's reading of a site (Aitken, Baldessari, Ruscha). For Wetzel, the use of text brings into play the corporate practice of branding particular locations in service of tourism or real estate - souvenir t-shirts, billboards, travel ads, or posters - and of associating a location with a particular mood to market other products. The title of the exhibition, Bu, points two ways, as the homonym for "Boo," a term of affection, and as the packaged nickname for Malibu, "the Bu."
The Culver Center of the Arts is pleased to present the group exhibition, Painting Architecture, with works by Sarah Cain. The exhibition will be on view from 1 September - 29 December 2018. Painting Architecture invites viewers to contemplate the distinctions between architecture and painting. The artists featured in the exhibition explore elements of architecture including volume, facade, public and private spaces, and utility. The artists consider the differences of presence and examine the tension between architecture's ties to function and paintings' rejection of practical usefulness.
Cutting, collaging, and expanding paintings beyond their boundaries, Sarah Cain redefines the nature of painting. Though the scale of her work is at times architectural, Cain incorporates small found objects amid drawn and painted gestures, sometimes including domestic furniture such as a vanity or dresser.
Teresita Fernandez is on view at the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX from 30 August, 2018 - 18 August, 2019. Best known for her experiential sculptures and public installations, 2005 MacArthur Foundation Fellow and Brooklyn-based artist Teresita Fernández presents Fire (United States of the Americas) 2 as the eighth wall installation in the McNay’s AT&T Lobby. Presented in conjunction with Pop América, 1965–1975, Fire invites viewers to contemplate the social history of North America, and offers compelling commentary with striking visual elements that include a large map of the United States.
The Harvard University Committee on the Arts is pleased to present Autumn (...Nothing Personal), a site-specific work built by Teresita Fernández for Tercentenary Theatre in Harvard Yard. The installation will be on view from 27 August - 1 October 2018.
The title references James Baldwin's 1964 text Nothing Personal, which was published as a collaborative book with photographer Richard Avedon at the height of the civil rights movement. Fernández's project centers Baldwin's text as a collaborative reading and asks members of the Harvard and local communities to use the sculpture as a social space to read, perform, gather, and debate.
Van Doren Waxter is pleased to present a group exhibition with new works by Marsha Cottrell, 1 August - 30 August 2018. The group exhibition explores multidisciplinary approaches to depicting forms found in or related to the natural world. Featured historical and contemporary artists include Hilary Berseth, Marsha Cottrell, TM Davy, Jeronimo Elespe, Tom Fiars, Judy Fiskin, Joe Goode, Voliker Huller, Ellsworth Kelly, Cameron Martin, Douglas Melini, Valeska Soares, Hedda Sterne and Kevin Zucker. Spanning almost 60 years (1960-2018), works on view encompass painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture, and demonstrate pictorial strategies ranging from photographic to nearly abstract.
Marsha Cottrell's practice is centered around manipulation of the quotidian office computer and printer. Bridging drawing, printmaking, painting, and photography, Cottrell's process produces luminous images that allude to celestial bodies and interior landscapes. As in Untitled (9:49:46am) (2018), her works meld the sensuality of the corporeal with the enigma of the intangible.
Southampton Arts Center is pleased to present the group exhibtion, COUNTERPOINT: Selections from The Peter Marino Collection, with works by Donald Moffett. The exhibtion will be on view from 28 July through 23 September 2018.
A longtime resident of Southampton, Peter Marino’s architectural work includes award-winning residential, retail, cultural, and hospitality projects worldwide. Well known for integrating art within his designs, Marino has commissioned more than 300 site-specific works. COUNTERPOINT continues Marino’s cross disciplinary practice, revealing influences that have shaped the architect’s career and life-long connection to art.
COUNTERPOINT is organized into four thematic chambers designed on site by Peter Marino: Gardens Gallery serves as a connection to the Southampton community with a Jason Schmidt photograph of Marino’s Southampton garden, nine bronze Grand Moutons de Peter by Francois-Xavier Lalanne from the garden itself, and a series of screens showing a selection of Marino’s local architectural projects. The Pop Art Gallery features works by Tom Sachs, Damien Hirst, Joel Morrison, Richard Prince, and Andy Warhol. The Treasury Room focuses on photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe and Marino’s sculptural bronze boxes. Lastly, the Modern German Art Gallery includes a selection of works by Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz.
Larry Bell will be included in the exhibition "Alma Thomas: The Light of the Whole Universe" at Smith College Museum of Art from 27 July, 2018 - 1 December, 2019. New materials developed during World War II (1939–45) also transformed art in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. The invention of acrylic paint, a highly saturated, quick drying, plastic-based paint derived from Plexiglass and employed by Alma Thomas, Helen Frankenthaler, and Sam Gilliam, radically changed the way artists worked once it became commercially available in the 1950s.
The use of translucent plastics by Fred Eversley, Larry Bell, and Louise Nevelson in addition to experiments with the shape and finish of metals by Michelangelo Pistoletto, Donald Judd, and John Chamberlain show just some of the ways artists exploited the creative potential of these new materials.
Larry Bell is included in the exhibition "Alma Thomas: The Light of the Whole Universe" at Smith College Museum of Art New from 27 July 2018 - 31 December 2019.
New materials developed during World War II (1939–45) also transformed art in these decades. For example, Philadelphia’s Rohm and Haas (now The Dow Chemical Company) applied lessons gleaned from one of its wartime acrylic products—Plexiglass—to develop acrylic paint. The invention of this highly saturated, quick drying, plastic-based paint, employed by Alma Thomas, Helen Frankenthaler, and Sam Gilliam, radically changed the way artists worked once it became commercially available in the 1950s.
The use of translucent plastics by Fred Eversley, Larry Bell, and Louise Nevelson in addition to experiments with the shape and finish of metals by Michelangelo Pistoletto, Donald Judd, and John Chamberlain show just some of the ways artists exploited the creative potential of these new materials.
Baldwin Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition Gary Simmons: Within Our Gates, 27 July - 4 September 2018.
The Phoenix Art Museum is pleased to present In the Company of Women: Women Artists from the Collection, a group exhibition with works by Erica Deeman, 7 July - 12 August 2018. The group exhibition showcases nearly 50 twentieth- and 21st-century artworks from Phoenix Art Museum's collection created exclusively by women. In an era of contemporary phenomena such as the #MeToo movement, and in light of growing awareness of gender inequality in many contexts, including art museums, this exhibition is an engagement with feminist scholarship that, for decades, has aimed to provide a more complete history of artistic production.
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College is pleased to present the group show Give a damn. with works by Donald Moffett. The exhibition presents artists who, quite simply, give a damn about the world around them and the people in it. Not all artists included in the exhibition identify as activists, but through their art and its interpretations, they become advocates for freedom, equality, justice, and understanding.
The exhibition connects many media including painting, textile, photography, and drawing by 20th- and 21st-century artists diverse in race, sexual orientation, gender, age and nationality.
São Paulo Museum of Art is pleased to present the group exhibition Afro-Atlantic Histories at São Paulo Museum of Art, featuring works by Gary Simmons. The exhibition will be on view from 28 June - 21 October 2018. Afro-Atlantic Histories presents a selection of 450 works by 214 artists ranging from the 16th to 21st centuries and centered on the “ebbs and flows” among Africa, Americas, Caribbean and also Europe, to borrow the famous phrase by Pierre Verger, the French ethnologist, photographer and babalô priest who made Bahia his home.
Brazil is a central territory in the Afro-Atlantic histories, having received about 46% of the roughly 11 million Africans brought against their will to this side of the ocean throughout more than 300 years. The country also was the last to end the slave trade with the so called Golden Law of 1888, which perversely did not include any social integration plan, setting the stage for enduring economic, political and racial inequalities. On the other hand, Brazil’s leading role in those histories also sowed here a rich and lasting legacy from African cultures.
Afro-Atlantic Histories is motivated by the desire and need to draw parallels, frictions and dialogues around the visual cultures of Afro-Atlantic territories – their experiences, creations, worshiping and philosophy. The so-called Black Atlantic, to use the term coined by Paul Gilroy, is geography lacking precise borders, a fluid field where African experiences invade and occupy other nations, territories and cultures.
David Zwirner is pleased to present a group exhibition with works by Donald Moffet, 27 June - 3 August 2018. "This Is Not a Prop" brings together a multigenerational group of artists whose work explores the liminal space between body and object.
Donald Moffett treats the canvas as a surrogate for the body, creating orifices by drilling holes into the surface of his paintings. Suggestive of both sexuality and erosion, his work is steeped in social, political, and sexual critique.
Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles is pleased to present Larry Bell. Complete Cubes, the gallery’s first solo exhibition for the internationally acclaimed American artist in his hometown. The exhibition will be on view from 23 June - 23 September 2018. Larry Bell’s innovative approach to sculpture and perceptual phenomena has placed him uniquely at the hub of both Southern California’s Light & Space movement and New York Minimalism in the sixties, which continues to inform his practice today as a forerunner of California Minimalism. This landmark exhibition offers viewers insight into Bell’s lifelong dedication to the glass cube through a groundbreaking body of work that has become inextricably linked to the emergence of Los Angeles as an internationally significant center of artistic innovation.
Complete Cubes is the first exhibition to organize Bell’s iconic glass cubes by scale, showcasing an example of every size the artist has produced from the early 1960s to the present. Featuring rarely seen works that are among the most important of Bell’s early career, the exhibition comprises over 20 sculptures ranging in size from 2 inches to 40 inches, as well as new large-scale works created specifically for this presentation, which extend new formal explorations seen in his recent 2017 Whitney Biennial installation ‘Pacific Red II.’
Complete Cubes introduces visitors to Bell’s early experiments with scale and materials while illustrating his long engagement with the glass cube. The first seven works on a Plexiglas pedestal custom-designed by Bell demonstrate the variety of methods, materials, and surface treatments that the artist has employed while working with glass cubes from the early 60s through the 2000s.
Hosfelt Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition with works by Janine Antoni, 23 June - 11 August 2018.
2018 is the bicentennial of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's novel, Frankenstein. The novel's lasting impact is grounded in the fact that it is a parable about human nature. With this in mind, the exhibition begins with contemporary artists looking at the body and our attempts to conquer death; advances in science and technology; the animation of objects or machines and artificial intelligence.
Bill Brady gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition with new works by Kate Shepherd, 22 June - 27 July 2018. This exhibition explores notions of edge-assignment and subsequent effects on compositional perception. It also investigates the nature of empty, unseen, or unknown space(s).
Kate Shepherd references remembered spaces through reflection made permanent, or, the illusion of reflection transformed into a marking. In doing so, Shepherd blends the moment of the art-object’s inception and/or creation with ongoing moments of visual consumption.
The Walton Arts Center is pleased to present a group exhibition with large-scale intallations by Leonardo Drew, 19 June - 7 October 2018.
The Harwood Museum of Art is pleased to present the solo exhibition, Larry Bell: Hocus, Focus and 12, on view from 9 June - 7 October 2018. The exhibition is guest-curated by noted photographer Gus Foster, a longtime friend and collaborator of the artist – they have shared adjoining studios in Taos since 1976. Foster and Bell have selected work from Bell’s Taos studio and from the seventy-four works by the artist in the Harwood Collection.
Larry Bell is one of the most noteworthy representatives of abstract art in the postwar period. His career has spanned nearly six decades and has given him an audience in all the major art centers of the world. Bell’s medium, “light on surface,” has often utilized the technology of thin film deposition of vaporized metals and minerals on glass surfaces. His work has evolved in a number of directions, beginning with constructions, glass boxes and standing wall glass panel sculptures. Other bodies of work include Vapor Drawings, Mirage works (collages) on paper and canvas, Furniture de Lux, Sumer (a series of calligraphic bronze figures up to 30 feet in height), and Fractions, a series of 12,000 small 10 x 10-inch collage works on paper.
Bell exhibits extensively in museums and galleries internationally and in the U.S. and has been awarded numerous public art commissions. He was born in Chicago in 1939 and grew up in the San Fernando Valley of California. He briefly attended Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles where he met other students and teachers who would become lifelong friends and fellow artists. He moved to Taos, New Mexico in 1973 and currently maintains studios in both Taos and Venice, California.
Hebel_121 is pleased to present a group exhibition with new works by Kate Shepherd, 9 June - 4 August 2018.
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition with works by artists of African origin and across the diaspora and artists who empathise with the spirit of African resistance and representation. Presenting an eclectic and surprisng range of works, the exhibition includes painting, sculpture, drawing and other objects from the early twentieth century to the present day.
The Aspen Art Museum is pleased to present the solo exhibtion, Larry Bell: Aspen Blues, on view from 1 June - 16 December 2018. For his AAM presentation, Bell will install a new sculptural diptych, Aspen Blues (2018), in the AAM’s Roof Deck Sculpture Garden.
Emerging in the mid-1960s during the rise of Minimalism, Larry Bell is a pioneer of Perceptualism and has long been associated with the West Coast Light and Space artists. In 1966, Bell’s work was presented in Primary Structures, the first exhibition to focus on Minimal art and organized by the Jewish Museum in New York. Central to his practice is optical sensation as well as a masterly exploitation of human perception—offering viewers playful, complex experiences that question the limits of their vision. Dedicated to using light as a medium, Bell creates elusive, seductive objects that rely on light in order to “perform.”
His widely acclaimed glass cubes—initially relatively small and exhibited on pedestals—both reflect and absorb light to create sensuous, interwoven experiences of mirroring and transparency. Art historian Jack Burnham has described these works as “constructions which nearly dissolve into invisibility in the feat of optical titillation.” The artist’s move to Taos in the mid-1970s sparked his interest in public art, and he began to conceive more expansive and sizeable work. Over the decades, his classic boxes have become larger, more complex, and enhanced in their saturation of color and intensity.
Hiram Butler Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition with new works by Kate Shepherd, 26 May -28 July 2018.
Jim Hodges and Kate Shepherd are included in On Reflection at UrbanGlass in New York, NY.
Consisting of works that use mirror itself as a material, neon and plexiglas sculpture, and paintings with reflective surfaces, On Reflection brings together works by a range of artists whose work is concerned with reflection in the physical sense, and reflecting the conditions of contemporary experience. As a glass material, the mirror offers a starting point for numerous possibilities as a medium as well as a concept - it can reflect, double, echo, distort.
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to present the group exhibtion, The Domestic Plane: New Perspectives On Tabletop Art Objects, with works by Janine Antoni. The exhibtion will be on view from 20 May 2018 through 13 January 2019.
The Domestic Plane: New Perspectives on Tabletop Art Objects, a meta-group exhibition in five chapters—organized by five curators, including more than seventy artists—that will feature tabletop art objects from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The experience could be likened to theatre, as viewers encounter objects that interact with each other, their audience, their setting, forging relationships to be examined and meanings to be discovered in their adventurous methods of display.
The Fellows of Contemporary Art is pleased to present a group exhibition with works by Tam Van Tran, 19 May - 20 July 2018. All of the artists included in CARBON are cognizant of their relationship to the chemical element of carbon, one of the most abundant substance in the universe and the basis of all known life. Each artist addresses the importance of this framework to a more profound understanding of the nature of existence -- some through materials and mediums, others through technique and subject.
Tam Van Tran incorporates a variety of uncoventional materials including biological to examine immigration within a metaphor of the global ecosystem.
Modern Art are pleased to announce a group exhibition titled ‘Fences & Windows’.
Fences & Windows will bring together a group of artists whose work uses reduction, economy, and minimalism to explore ideas of labour, potency, brutality and powerful reciprocity. Many of the artists in this show make works that transform or reposition objects and suggest propositions in sculpture upon which the viewer might interrupt their own meaning.
Blum & Poe is pleased to present Sex & Death & Rock & Roll, Dave Muller’s tenth solo exhibition with the gallery. This presentation marks the first New York solo show for the Los Angeles-based artist in a decade.
In over fifty new paintings depicting the circular labels of assorted vinyl albums and singles, Muller draws upon his endless fascination and encyclopedic knowledge of music and its capacity to shape both individual and cultural identities. He culls resonant records from the ‘20s through the ‘90s, some familiar and others forgotten, tapping into shared poetic moments and a collective dialogue.
Caragh Thuring is included in Shadowed Forms at Andersen's Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The group show is curated by Irish sculptor Kevin Francis Gray, bringing together works from 15 internationally-acclaimed artists. Stretching between their different practices, origins and perspectives, each of the artists thoughtfully presents a selection of works which contribute to an interactive and diversified conversation on the relevance of the figure for today’s viewer, while paying homage the Hepworth piece.
MOPA San Diego is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by Erica Deeman, 27 April - 16 September 2018.
Two series by contemporary artist Erica Deeman, Brown and Silhouettes will be on display. The work investigates the history of race, ethnography, and portraiture through large-scale photographs. This exhibition is part of the museum’s The Artist Speaks series that includes a large video installation of the artist explaining the work in her own words.
On April 24, 2018, Phoenix Art Museum will present world-renowned artist Jim Hodges as the inaugural speaker at the Museum’s annual Lenhardt Lecture, a key component of the recently announced David and Dawn Lenhardt Contemporary Art Initiative. Hodges was born in 1957 in Spokane, Washington, and lives and works in New York. His work has been the subject of exhibitions at museums around the world.
Known for the materials and varied scale of his work, which ranges from small installations to oversized, multi-ton sculptures, Hodges’ art transforms everyday objects into evocative sites that merge the personal, political, and universal.
Lenhardt Lecture: Jim Hodges
Apr 24, 2018, 7pm
Tickets are $10
Seating is first-come, first-choice
le Signe, National Graphic Design Center in Chaumont is pleased to present the group exhibition, Chemin Papier, l'illustration et ses marges, with works by Jockum Nordstrom. The exhibition will be on view from 31 March - 16 September 2018.
Chemin Papier, l'illustration et ses marges offers an answer to the question, "what is illustration today?" by regarding the personal approach of fifteen among the most talented contemporary artists and showing the series of original drawings and printed matter (books, posters, fanzines, objects, periodicals). This selection of authors with their eclectic universes shows the variety of media and expression used in a creative pathway that inevitably includes drawing and paper. The exhibition will extend beyond the scope of illustration and focus on the ties between drawing and publishing, between illustration and graphic design, and more generally consider illustration as the crossroads between a variety of applied arts.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is pleased to present Selves and Others: Gifts to the Collection from Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein, a group exhibition with works by Janine Antoni. The exhibition will be on view from 24 March - 23 September 2018. The most compelling portraits reveal more than simply a sitter's physical appearance- they hint at an individual's character, suggest a psychological state, or perhaps even offer a glimpse of the sitter's soul. Drawn from many generous gifts Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein have donated to SFMOMA's collection since the late 1990s, this exhibition features portraits of the self; of personas or avatars; of family members, lovers, and friends; and of strangers.
Jasmin Sian will be included in "Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro" at Museum of Arts and Design New York, 22 March - 9 September 2018.
In June of 2015, Miriam Schapiro, the pioneering feminist artist and founding member of the Pattern and Decoration movement, passed away at the age of ninety-one. Surprisingly, given her status as the elder stateswoman of the feminist art movement, the tremendous impact of her oeuvre on contemporary art has yet to be fully acknowledged or critically assessed. This exhibition seeks to redress this gap in the history of American art through an exploration of Schapiro’s signature femmages, the term she coined to describe her distinctive hybrid of painting and collage inspired by women’s domestic arts and crafts and the feminist critique of the hierarchy of art and craft.
Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans is pleased to present Jockum Nordström: Why Is Everything A Rag - the first solo museum exhibition of the Stockholm-based artist Jockum Nordström in the Americas.
Inhabiting liminal spaces heralded as much by surrealism as by folk traditions, Nordström looks to the cultural, psychological and physical margins of society. Positioning his audience as voyeurs into derelict buildings, soundscapes and private lives—Nordström explores the conditions of “outsider” to develop an oeuvre of outlines—physical perimeters, cut-outs and scraps—creative edges of civilization. Organized by the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Why Is Everything A Rag brings Nordström—for the first time—to the city that has shaped his artistic imagination since the early ‘90s and to the home of the music he continues to make as a member of the band, Joakim Ahlund & Jockum Nordström.
Sarah Cain will be included in Artwork for Bedrooms at The Wattis Institute, 15 March - 12 May 2018.
Artwork for Bedrooms tells the story of eight artists living in San Francisco 2000–08, a period that until now has been framed by the Mission School, artists known for sprawling assemblages that took inspiration from graffiti culture. Artwork for Bedrooms draws a parallel narrative from the same moment of young artists who were similarly invested in “poor” materials, but who put them to work in more abstract, fragile, or conceptual ways. Featuring works by Tauba Auerbach, Sarah Cain, Ajit Chauhan, Veronica DeJesus, Colter Jacobsen, Sahar Khoury, Alicia McCarthy, and Will Rogan.
Artwork for Bedrooms is curated by CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice Class of 2018 Maddie Klett, Zhaoyu Lin, MK Meador, Cristiane Ulson Quercia, Rosa Tyhurst, and Qinyue Xu.
Talley Dunn is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Joseph Havel, 10 March - 21 April 2018.
Van Doren Waxter is delighted to present a solo exhibition of new work by New York artist Marsha Cottrell. Titled Screen Life, the show will be on view from March 8-April 21, 2018 at the gallery’s 195 Chrystie Street location. The exhibition will feature three unique large-scale platinum prints and an array of intimately-scaled works created with a computer and electrostatic laser printer.
Zoe Leonard: Survey is the first large-scale overview of the artist’s work in an American museum. The exhibition looks across Leonard’s career to highlight her engagement with a range of themes, including the history of photography, gender and sexuality, loss and mourning, migration, displacement, and the urban landscape. More than it focuses on any particular subject, however, Leonard’s work slowly and reflectively calibrates vision and form. Using repetition, subtle changes of perspective, and shifts of scale, Leonard draws viewers into an awareness of the meanings behind otherwise familiar images or objects. A counter-example to the speed and disposability of image culture today, Leonard’s photographs, sculptures and installations ask the viewer to reengage with how we see.
When invited to create a retrospective of her sculptural works, Janine Antoni preferred to ask herself what her works would look like when interpreted by other artists and translated into movement. Together with the choreographers Anna Halprin and Stephen Petronio, Antoni created unique performance artworks whose main focus is corporeality, revealing the enormous potential that lies in the combination of sculpture and dance. Published in cooperation with the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, and featuring critical essays by a diverse array of writers and art theorists—including feminist philosopher Hélène Cixous—ALLY shows how these artists have worked together to create a new pictorial language.
ALLY: Janine Antoni, Anna Halprin, Stephen Petronio published in cooperation with the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia.
Available for sale on 15 February 2018.
Erica Deeman will be included in Way Bay at BAMPFA, 17 January - 20 May 2018.
Leonardo Drew and Jim Hodges are included in Process and Practice: 40 Years of Experimentation at The Fabric Workshop and Museum - 15 December 2017 to 25 March 2018.
Tony Feher will be included in Ritual at the Aspen Art Museum, 15 December 2017 - 25 November 2018.
Massimo De Carlo is pleased to present a selection of new work by Jim Hodges.
29 November 2017 - 3 February 2018
Opening reception, 28 November 2017
Los Angeles–based painter Sarah Cain creates immersive, abstract installations with a bold use of color, material, and improvisation. Within her lyrical, energetic compositions, she pushes the boundaries of what painting can be and the place where painting and sculpture meet. For the 2017–18 ski season, Cain will create a site-responsive work at Elk Camp on Snowmass Mountain, working with and against the space’s architecture.
Dave Muller is included in Prospect.4:The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp at Prospect New Orleans.
Prospect.4, the fourth iteration of a citywide exhibition that opens November 16-19, 2017, finds inspiration in the lotus plant. This aquatic perennial takes root in the fetid but nutrient-rich mud of swamps so that its beautiful flower may rise above the murky water. The flower’s grace is inextricably connected to the noisome swamp, just as redemption exists in ruin, and creativity in destruction. Viewed as a symbol of spiritual enlightenment in Buddhism and Hinduism, the lotus suggests the possibility of overcoming arduous challenges. It reminds us that, from the depths of difficulty and desolation, art brings the invisible to light. The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp evokes New Orleans’s natural environment—surrounded by bayous, lakes, and wetlands near the mouth of the Mississippi River. It also alludes to the city’s unique cultural landscape as a creative force.
Zeno X is pleased to present a selection of new works by artist Jockum Nordström, 8 November - 3 December 2017
Preview: Sunday, 5 November, 3 - 6 pm.
Honey Ramka presents Standards of Living, an exhibition by Jeffrey Tranchell and Michael Wetzel. Opens Friday, October 27th from 6-9 PM. On view through Sunday, December 10th.
Wetzel’s installations draw from his experience growing up with Richard Meier’s famously austere Lambert House. Accompanying Wetzel’s work are Tranchell’s lamp-like sculptures, themselves an amalgam of home-improvement materials. Taken together, their works explore how the accumulation and remnants of memories and materials effect how we store, process, and construct the same.
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present Rise and Fall, an immersive installation of recent works by Teresita Fernández. For the artist’s second Hong Kong exhibition, Fernández will debut 24 solid graphite and pencil landscapes as an immersive installation. The relief panels, depicting the rise and fall of the tide and shifting horizon lines, are densely arranged on graphite-colored walls where Fernández has extended the blue-hued images by drawing directly on the wall surface. The result is a site-specific installation with thousands of blue horizon lines that rise and fall, surrounding the viewer. The title of the show, Rise and Fall, is also a reference to how this term is used to describe the rhythm and swinging pendulum of power and social movements throughout history.
October 26 – December 16, 2017
THE ANNUAL BOOKER-LOWE LECTURE
Inside the Studio with Leonardo Drew
Saturday, October 21, 2017: 4 p.m.–5 p.m.
Talley Dunn is pleased to present a selection of new works by Leonard Drew, 20 October - 16 December 2017.
56 HENRY is pleased to present Bagels and Locks, an exhibition of New York-based artist Kate Shepherd. The show, comprised of plywood walls that resemble temporary construction fences in New York City, will be on view from 22 September through 12 November 2017. Bagels and Locks marks Shepherd's first exhibition with 56 HENRY.
LAURENCE MILLER GALLERY is pleased to present, ERICA DEEMAN: Silhouettes, the inaugural exhibition at their new Chelsea location, 521 West 26th Street, Fifth Floor. Opening reception: September 14, 6 to 8 pm.
In her first solo exhibition at the gallery, entitled Silhouettes, Deeman employs the complex legacy of the silhouette to subvert established biases founded on face value, gender and race.
Silhouettes is comprised of a series of 45 x 45 inch color portraits of women from the African diaspora, most of whom were unknown to the artist. Deeman found her subjects by placing ads, approaching strangers on the street, and asking friends and family to pose.
Deeman’s elevated depiction of black femininity and identity underlines the series and provides a renewed narrative. The larger than life-size portraits appear to be featureless black and white silhouettes upon first glance, but as the viewer becomes more intimate with the image, each woman’s individuality unfolds in the rich textures and skin tones barely visible. Deeman states: “It has been for me to reflect how I see myself, how I see and how I am seen…through these women.”
The inaugural program On the Hour—a series of moving-image works commissioned for BAMPFA’s outdoor screen—features a new project by JJ PEET (b. 1973), a visual artist based in Minneapolis and New York. PEET’s work—whether painting, sculpture, drawing, video, or performance—actively engages with the social and political realities of our time and fluctuates between documentary and subjective approaches. Central to his practice is his own method of rigorous observation and information gathering. He asserts that he adopts a form of citizen or guerilla journalism, setting out to look and learn from what is transpiring in the world around him. PEET collects the material evidence of his cultural climate, which he then processes and reassembles in the studio in an attempt to make sense of human experience.
For THE VACANT AMERICAN, created specifically for BAMPFA’s monumental outdoor screen and Theater Two, PEET has made two separate videos that are a result of his travels to various geographic locations. Using multiple kinds of cameras to document what he encountered, PEET was guided by his instinct and aesthetic eye. Of the process, he said he was “interested in magical locations as well as the ordinary moments in-between” while he looked for “leaks in reality” in his attempt to capture current political and environmental conditions and the surveillance-saturated state of society. For FiLTER_ Animation, shown in Theater Two, PEET began drafting immediately after he visited each location, making linear, expressive drawings. The products of this direct, yet subjective, approach to documenting his experience were compiled in the form of a stop-motion animation. By contrast, in REGULATED VIEWING, on view on the outdoor screen, he deploys montage with photography and time-lapse video. He describes the work as being as much about his resistance to the camera as it is about using this tool for vision in various ways to capture what occurs around him.
Monday 11 September 2017, 6:30 pm, BAMPFA | Free admission
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, has a new space in downtown Los Angeles. As part of the inaugural exhibitions, Sarah Cain has created a dynamic wall installation for the ICA LA courtyard titled "now i'm going to tell you everything," 2017. Working in a patchwork of different materials and gestures, Cain's signature abstract style manipulates the perception of the painted canvas.
The ART Hotel in Denver, CO commissioned Rob Reynolds to create the site-specific, large-scale outdoor installation, An Ocean View for Denver, 2017.
"This image comments upon notions of idealized beach scenes with a dead-pan and subtle, but sweetly satirical play on the notion of a ‘view,’” said Dianne Vanderlip, esteemed curator of the ART hotel, who previously served as the founding curator of modern and contemporary art at the Denver Art Museum. “It’s assembled to create an idealized, fantasy image of a resort seascape.”
“No one has seen an ocean view in Denver for about 100 million years. I’m trying to do something about that,” said Reynolds.
Reynolds enlisted a large-scale, high-tech printing process in the tradition of artists like Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons and Urs Fischer who have pushed the boundaries of painting through mechanical reproduction before him. His intention: To create a large-scale outdoor artwork, reframing and activating the previously empty wall as an exhibition site.
Donald Moffett is included in Range: Experiments in New York, 1961 - 2007 at The Met - on view 18 August 2017 through 25 February 2018.
This installation borrows its title from a series of drawings by Donald Moffett (born San Antonio, 1955) rendered in fudge on paper pierced with a bullet shot by his friend, Robert Beck (born Towson, Maryland, 1959). As a young artist who arrived in New York in the late 1970s, Moffett was inspired by more-established colleagues, including Alice Aycock, Lynda Benglis, and Elizabeth Murray, whose post-Minimalist work resonated with what he calls his "fractured formalist impulses." Taking this intergenerational artistic milieu as its point of departure, this exhibition brings together works by artists whose output subverts a rigorous formalism through references to subjectivity, narrative, and process.
Gary Simmons is featured in "Dimension of Black" at the Jan Shrem and Maris Manetti Shrem Museum of Art.
Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in collaboration with the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art, Dimensions of Black traces the legacy of UC San Diego's MFA program by drawing from the museums' permanent collections. With over 30 artworks from the 1960s to today, the exhibition traverses crucial interests and perspectives that have shaped the art of our time. Artists include: Robert Colescott, Charles Gaines, Sam Gilliam, Mark Steven Greenfield, David Hammons, Daniel LaRue Johnson, Martin Puryear, Gary Simmons, Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae Weems, Jack Whitten.
Janine Antoni is included in the group exhibition Wanderlust, at the University of Buffalo Art Galleries.
One of the largest and most ambitious contemporary art exhibitions ever presented by the UB Art Galleries, “Wanderlust” questions and explores the complex nature of artists as voyagers — those who leave their studio to create work outside of the confines of four walls. It is a comprehensive survey of the artist’s need to roam and the work that emerges from this need.
Artwork ranges from drawing, photography, sculpture, installations, film and video to performance and social practice taking place in both urban and rural landscapes, and include works that are narrative, political, performative, and conceptual examples of contemporary art.
Baldwin Gallery is pleased to present Jim Hodges: Tracing the contours of our days. The exhibition will showcase new works by Jim Hodges.
28 July - 4 September 2017
Opening reception for the artist, Friday, 28 July, 6–8 pm
The California African American Museum in Los Angeles will present "Gary Simmons: Fade to Black" 12 July 2017 - July 2018.
Artist Gary Simmons--who recently returned to Los Angeles, where in 1990 he received his MFA at CalArts--references film, architecture, and American popular culture in paintings and drawings that address race, class, and memory. Much of Simmons work centers on his signature erasure techniques. Early on he drew in white chalk on readymade chalkboards or directly onto slate-painted walls, then smudged the images with his hands. In recent years he has adapted the process to canvas and large-scale wall works, such as Blue Field Explosions (2009), a monumental drawing in the stadium that is home to the Dallas Cowboys. In his first museum exhibition in Los Angeles, Simmons' "canvas" will be the four 440-square-foot walls in CAAM's grand lobby, where he is creating a site-specific drawing.
This exhibition is curated by CAAM's Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Programs, Naima J. Keith.
Gary Simmons, Blue Field Explosions, 2009. Urethane, pigment, and oil stick, 21' x 67'. © Gary Simmons, Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Tam Van Tran will be included in “Drawing: The Beginning of Everything” at Albright-Knox, 8 July - 15 October 2017.
The notion that drawing is simply a preparatory stage for painting or sculpture has long since been cast aside. The act of placing a pen or pencil to a surface is, for many artists, both a formative and driving experience. With an emphasis on works created within the last 30 years, Drawing: The Beginning of Everything is the first Albright-Knox exhibition to highlight this area of the museum’s collection.
The approaches of contemporary artists to the medium are increasingly rooted in concepts, characteristics, and meditative techniques that result in compelling and intensely personal imagery. Their varied practices promote mark-making as a constructive exploration of surface, space, composition, and scale. Additionally, this exhibition considers the ways in which drawing is employed as a means to push the boundaries that traditionally separate one artistic discipline from another by expanding beyond the page and into the realms of performance, photography, sculpture, film, and video.
Donald Moffett, whose paintings and prints are currently on view at the Blanton, discusses growing up in San Antonio, and his career as an artist and an activist based in New York with acclaimed novelist and art critic Jim Lewis. Lewis has written about Moffett's work, What Barbara Jordan Wore, a 2001 series of digital prints exploring the legacy of the Texas politician.
Donald Moffett is included in VOICE = SURVIVAL at the 8th Floor.
VOICE = SURVIVAL, an exhibition curated by Claudia Maria Carrera and Adrian Geraldo Saldaña for Visual AIDS, examines voice as a medium and a metaphor used by artists and activists confronting oppression amid the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic. The multidisciplinary exhibition features work and archival materials by ACT UP, Jordan Arseneault and PosterVirus, yann beauvais, Adinah Dancyger, Chloe Dzubilo, Gran Fury, Andrea Geyer and Sharon Hayes, Shan Kelley, Audre Lorde, Donald Moffett, Pat Parker, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Marlon Riggs, LJ Roberts, James Romberger and Marguerite Van Cook, Ultra-red, Rosa von Praunheim, James Wentzy and Diva TV, David Wojnarowicz, and others. The exhibition will be on view from June 15 through August 11, 2017 at The 8th Floor.
Tony Feher is included in Blue Black at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation.
Renowned artist Glenn Ligon (b. 1960) guest-curates a lyrical meditation on blue and black. Inspired by the Pulitzer’s monumental Ellsworth Kelly wall sculpture, Blue Black, Ligon will expand Kelly’s exploration of the two colors with a diverse selection of more than forty works spanning almost a century and touching upon notions of language, identity, and memory. With work ranging from Abstract Expressionist canvases to experimental film, and including pieces by Ligon, the exhibition resists fixed interpretations, instead enlisting color as a means to pose timely and nuanced questions.
Jim Hodges is included in Artists of Color, at The Underground Museum.
Teresita Fernández is included in the group exhibition From a whisper to a scream, at Lehmann Maupin.
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present From a whisper to a scream, a group exhibition featuring work by Teresita Fernández, Jeffrey Gibson, and Shirazeh Houshiary. The artists in this exhibition all draw from the visual vocabulary of Minimalism in their use of industrial materials, deliberate restriction of form, and engagement of physical space, but do so in order to communicate social, political, and cultural meaning in a way that the 1960s movement always resisted. Through painting and sculpture, each artist transforms this typically self-referential genre into one that speaks as loudly as narrative imagery.
Marsha Cottrell is included in the group exhibition Gray Matters, at the Wexner Center for the Arts.
This spring, see the vibrant world between black and white.
Gray Matters, a multifaceted survey of 37 contemporary women artists who have explored the practice of grisaille—the French term for working in shades of gray. Ranging from emerging to well-established, these artists challenge an all-too-simplistic notion of colorless “neutrality” as they reveal the variegated spectrum of black, white, gray, and everything in between.
Michael DeLucia is included in 99 Cents or Less, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
A major group exhibition of ninety nine artists based in the United States, 99 Cents or Less addresses Detroit’s ongoing economic crisis and its 2013 bankruptcy–the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in the history of the United States. Four years after a federal judge approved Detroit’s bankruptcy-exit plan the city’s financial present and future are still in flux. This exhibition is a reflection on the realities of a city that was once one of the country’s wealthiest and most diverse. Speaking to Detroit’s place as a global industrial powerhouse by using materials from 99 cent stores, 99 Cents or Less hopes to make the connection between past, present, and future centers of production, and point to ways that artists can address how mass production has changed and will continue to change and evolve. As the consumer’s relationship with their everyday items has changed, so has the application and approach that artists take when incorporating these items in their work.
The Olana Partnership is pleased to announce the 2017 featured exhibition, “OVERLOOK” a groundbreaking installation by Artist Teresita Fernández. Working with Guest Curator Sara Meadows, Fernández draws from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) and the Olana Collection to reexamine Frederic Church and his contemporaries’ response to the cultures and landscapes experienced during their Latin American travels. “OVERLOOK” features The Olana Partnership’s largest loan exhibition in the Sharp Family Gallery with 55 works from CPPC including “Penetrable” by Jesus Rafael Soto which will be sited within Olana’s designed historic landscape and 18 site specific works by Fernández. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore Fernández’s response and draw their own conclusions through this thought provoking site-specific installation.
Urban Planning: Art and the City 1967–2017 presents twenty-four renowned artists responding to the social, political, economic, and environmental effects of urban development in the United States. Urban Planning explores momentous social upheavals—the Civil Rights movement, gentrification, post-industrialization, white flight, the emptying of American cities, and the expansion of the suburbs—through a variety of media, including sculpture, drawing, photography, moving image, and installation. Rather than pose a definitive historical trajectory, the exhibition embraces a ruminative and introspective approach, winding through time and place to touch on situations and themes ranging from the sociopolitical to the deeply personal, all through the lens of artistic observation.
Deeply informed by the theory and practice of mid-twentieth-century abstraction, post-minimalism, and process art, Leonardo Drew’s formally abstract but emotionally charged compositions reflect his labor-intensive manipulation and composition of materials. Each work is composed of myriad individual elements that have been processed to mimic naturally occurring events such as weathering, rusting, tarnishing, or burning. His most recent installations comprise rods, chunks, blocks and chips of treated wood, which he arranges into undulating curtain-like forms and explosive wall-mounted sculptures that oscillate between the seemingly organic and manmade. Working with the grid as an organizing structure, Drew manages to invest a sense of order into material chaos, imbuing each work with a sense of reckoning with both art and nature.
For his site-specific installation in Wilsey Court, Drew has conceived of a large-scale work spanning three walls. Comprising a multitude of singular sculptural elements applied directly to the surface, it reprises many of the materials and formats he has employed and developed over the course of his career.
Zoe Leonard is included in the group exhibition Picturing Love: Photography’s Pursuit of Intimacy, at the Katonah Museum of Art.
A mother embraces her son. Friends pose by the seaside. Lovers clutch in the dark corner of a nightclub. All of these images and more are captured in the KMA’s exhibition, Picturing Love: Photography’s Pursuit of Intimacy. By turns disarmingly candid and unabashedly performative, the photographs in the exhibition examine how love is captured – and indeed at times bestowed – by the act of taking a picture. In the present moment of virtual like, love, and swipe, when all aspects of public and private life circulate in seemingly endless supply on the Internet, the exhibition takes a step back to look at the formidable history of this subject from photography’s early days to the present. Picturing Love features some forty renowned and many anonymous artists.
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce Fire (America), an exhibition of new works by Teresita Fernández. The exhibition will debut a 16-foot glazed ceramic wall panel depicting a nocturnal landscape engulfed in flames, as well as a new series of abstract landscapes made from burned paper. In addition, Fernández will create an immersive, 100-foot panoramic drawing on site comprised of built-up, dimensional layers of solid charcoal applied directly to the gallery’s walls. Titled Charred Landscape (America), the installation will circumnavigate the gallery, surrounding visitors, and dissolving into the white walls.
Lilies, butterflies, night lights, curtains, drapery, tufts of fabric, tattered ribbons, tinsel, painted sticks, audio cables, stickers, cardboard backdrops, and postcards: David Gilbert's photographic installation is a miniature theater of aspiration and doubt, poetry and poverty, private studio fantasy and ramshackle slacker nesting. His staged photographs are weirdly enchanting hyper-real moments at once formal and childlike, full of subtle material humor and melancholy. A tender psychological profile and whole world of daydreams are evoked. In and beyond the frame, Baby Girl is a blissful shape-shifting body swap with a life only just born.
The Berkeley Museum of Art & Pacific Film Archive is pleased to present Silhouettes by Erica Deeman.
Zoe Leonard is included in Subjektiv, at Malmö Konsthall.
This exhibition, entitled Subjektiv, is curated by the editorial board of the Scandinavian art journal Objektiv. Its point of departure is potential relations between art, politics and subjectivity in a time when the basis of democratic subjecthood is called into question. In this context, the usual title of the magazine, Objektiv, simply would not do, hence the temporary rebranding as Subjektiv.
The exhibition brings together artworks from the last five years that speak to the current political situation through their strategic staging of subjectivity and its political potential or impotence. All the works are camera-based – photographs and films, collages and a poster project – and span from straight documentary to a post-internet aesthetics of the interface. While radically different in strategies and aesthetics, these works all investigate the friction between the subjective, the collective, and the political.
CAM Raleigh is pleased to present a site-specific installation by Leonardo Drew.
Janine Antoni is included in the group exhibition No Place Like Home, at the Israel Museum.
In No Place Like Home, the Museum’s galleries are transformed into a domestic interior displaying artworks inspired by everyday household objects, inviting the visitor to reflect on the representation of the domestic realm in modern and contemporary art. In celebration of Dada’s 100th anniversary in 2016 and the centennial of Duchamp’s Fountain in 2017, the exhibition examines how artists have incorporated commonplace household items into their work, removing them from the context of the home in ways that subvert the mundane experiences of daily life. Featuring works by artists including Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol, Martha Rosler, Louise Bourgeois, Mona Hatoum, and Ilit Azoulay, the exhibition reexamines the concepts negotiated in the domestic sphere, including gender roles, memory, nostalgia, and questions of place and displacement.
Jim Hodges is included in Deep Cuts, at the Currier Museum of Art.
Deep Cuts will showcase work by contemporary artists who reconsider, redefine and even subvert the centuries-old practice of paper cutting. In the tradition of the craft, the art to be featured in the exhibition is impressive and intricate, but its subject matter is updated for the 21st century. Addressing deeper personal or social themes, the work will touch upon complex reference points including the various cultural, economic and environmental associations imbued in the humble medium of paper.
Artists featured in the exhibition: Elizabeth Alexander, Noriko Ambe, Hina Aoyama, Doug Beube, Ambreen Butt, Jonathan Callan, Rob Carter, Charles Clary, Brian Dettmer, Andrea Dezsö, Lauren Fensterstock, Adam Fowler, Randy Garber, Meg Hitchcock, Jim Hodges, Li Hongbo, Fred H C Liang, Marco Maggi, Youdhi Maharjan, Stefana McClure, Lisa Nilsson, Julian Opie, Shannon Rankin, Nikki Rosato, Kim Rugg, Mathias Schmied, Jane South, Jill Sylvia, Sarah Sze, Yuken Teruya, Robert The, Randal Thurston, August Ventimiglia, Mark Wagner, Kara Walker and C. K. Wilde.
Tavares Strachan is included in Desert X, a site-specific, international contemporary art exhibition for the California Desert.
Featuring commissioned artworks and installation projects by some of today’s most recognized international contemporary artists, Desert X will activate designated sites from Palm Springs to the Salton Sea. Planned education programs will explore the production, presentation and interpretation of experiential artworks created for spaces outside of traditional institutional boundaries and the challenges and inspiration offered by the desert. Curated by Artistic Director Neville Wakefield, Desert X's founding mission is to engage the specificity of the Coachella Valley's physical and social landscapes through artworks by acclaimed artists. Broadening an international audience for the area's rich cultural legacy, the exhibition will also shine a spotlight on the visual and performing arts of the area.
Initiating the education program last month, the Hammer Museum presented Conversations: Desert X Preview with Desert X Artistic Director Neville Wakefield and Executive Director Elizabeta Betinski in conversation with participating artists Will Boone, Glenn Kaino, Sherin Guirguis and Tavares Strachan about their work and the cultural and philosophical issues that make the Coachella Valley a vibrant and exciting backdrop for the desert-wide exhibition.
David Muller is included in the group exhibition WAGSTAFF's, at MOSTYN.
MOSTYN is pleased to present WAGSTAFF’S, an exhibition that considers the long-standing connection between music and art, and records an interpretation from today’s perspective. A number of the artists featured in the exhibition have previously appeared together in shows which have surveyed the linkage between the genre of music and the field of art. In this sense, the exhibition suggests some of music’s most embraced and debated facets; the cover version, the copy, and the culture of bootlegging.
Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by Tam Van Tran.
Zoe Leonard is included in Serialities at Hauser & Wirth
Beginning 15 February, Hauser & Wirth will present ‘Serialities,’ a group exhibition organized with Olivier Renaud-Clément which examines notions of seriality and repetition, and ways in which artists explore linear and non-linear narratives through iterations. On view through 8 April, the exhibition includes photographs, drawings, and sculptures by Yuji Agematsu, Carl Andre, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Sophie Calle, Liz Deschenes, Isa Genzken, Eva Hesse, Roni Horn, On Kawara, Robert Kinmont, Louise Lawler, Zoe Leonard, Sherrie Levine, Sol LeWitt, Paul McCarthy, Roman Opalka, Andrea Robbins and Max Becher, August Sander, Karin Sander, Mira Schendel, Cindy Sherman, David Smith, Ian Wallace, and Mark Wallinger.
Janine Antoni is included in the group exhibition, The Intersectional Self, at the 8th Floor.
The Intersectional Self, an exhibition centered on gender and feminist politics in the age of trans-identity, features the work of artists Janine Antoni, Andrea Bowers, Patty Chang, Abigail DeVille, Ana Mendieta, Catherine Opie, Adrian Piper, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Cindy Sherman, and Martha Wilson. The exhibition both explores how notions of femininity (and alternately, masculinity) have shifted in the context of newly defined gender identities and how family structures have been reimagined and reshaped through relatively recent advances in reproductive medicine and evolving gender roles. Ultimately, The Intersectional Self examines how feminism in its many forms has changed the world as we know it.
Leonardo Drew is included in the exhibition Between I & Thou, at the Hudson Vallery Center for Contemporary Art.
‘Between I & Thou’ includes artists from many different areas of the globe, exploring interconnections between the personal, cultural, religious and national. The works reflect the human need to tell the story of self and society, offering a rich conversation about the sameness and differentness among us. There is an emphasis on the inclusion of senior artists whose works cogently reflect lives lived across significant changes in history. ‘Between I & Thou’ celebrates diversity.
Teresita Fernández in included in the group exhibition Beyond the Horizon at the Cameron Art Museum.
Contemporary artists Teresita Fernández; Maya Lin; Jason Mitcham and Colby Parsons explore unearthing human interaction with the landscape.
Donald Moffett is included in the group exhibition, New Ruins at the American University Museum.
Curated by Danielle Mysliwiec and Natalie Campbell, New Ruins explores the tactile, perceptual, and temporal dimensions of surface and form among a resonant grouping of abstract works. Physical processes such as rubbing, layering, building, wearing away and, on occasion, obliterating, combine to offer an alternative to the traditional painter's mark, altering perception of time and presence. Materials such as bronze, marble, plaster, stone, metal, clay and wood are used to expand the language of painting and its traditional viewing modes. New Ruins feature works by N. Dash, Jessica Dickinson, Donald Moffett, Sam Moyer, Nathlie Provosty, and Brie Ruais. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the AU Studio Art Department.
Janine Antoni/Stephen Petronio: Entangle presents three works that combine action, video, and installation. Rope Dance, On the Table, and Honey Baby explore a range of ongoing multidisciplinary collaborations, which the artists began more than three years ago, setting out to blur the lines between artist, dancer, choreographer, and audience. Each offering has one element in common—a wooden floor—that frames different activities understood through the body.
Antoni and Petronio, who emerged from the worlds of visual art and dance respectively, will be in residence at Skidmore College as the 2016-17 Don and Judy McCormack Endowed Visiting Artist-Scholars. The artists will visit campus from March 1 to 4 and April 3 to 7 to engage with students, faculty, and the public. Public talks will be at 5:30 pm March 2 and 7 pm April 6, both at the Tang Teaching Museum.
Pace Prints is pleased to present a new body of works by Kate Shepherd, featuring monoprints made at the Pace Paper workshop in Brooklyn, New York. The show will highlight unique works on paper from 2011 to the present and will be on view January 20—February 25, 2017 at 521 W. 26th Street. There will be an opening reception Thursday, January 19, 6-8pm.
Marsha Cottrell will be included in the group exhibition, NYPOP Emerging Curatorial Series IV: Worlding, at the Richmond Center for Visual Arts at Westrn Michican University.
What if an art installation bent the rules? What if it questioned the norms of museum practice by replacing its traditional white walls with colorful murals? Or combined artworks not because they came from the same time or place, but because, together, they spoke to universal themes of human existence: people, places, and things?
Artist Dave Muller asks these questions in Now Where Were We?, his temporary re-installation of Mia’s contemporary art galleries. Muller collaborated with Mia’s staff to explore its vast collection, selecting and combining artworks from very different times and places. He then integrated them into the new visual context of his hand-painted murals. Muller’s extensive music collection streams throughout the galleries, adding to the eclectic atmosphere. We hope you’ll consider these artworks in a new way, beyond their original time and place, and join in the conversations that arise from this new configuration.
Unveiling of Jim Hodges' rooftop installation of With Liberty And Justice For All (A Work In Progress) in conjunction with the grand opening of the Jones Center at the Austin Contemporary Museum December 2016.
Erica Deeman is included in Get Face (To Gain Respect; To Increase One’s Status) at the Phoenix Art Museum.
Portraits prompt curiosity. Details such as the gesture of the sitter and the apparel they wear can communicate notions of status and power. We are left contemplating self-representation and the assumptions made about contemporary society through this artistic genre.
Drawn entirely from the permanent collection and spanning the nine collecting areas of Phoenix Art Museum - American, Asian, Contemporary, European, Fashion, Latin American, Modern, Photography, and Western American - these works reveal the loosely defined typology of portraiture, and provide a broad dialogue of art history, perception, and popular culture.
Private View: 16 November, 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: 17 November, 2016 – 21 January, 2017
For her forth-coming show at Thomas Dane Gallery, Caragh Thuring (b.1972, Brussels) has collaborated with weavers from Suffolk and Belgium to create canvas woven with the images of her previous works. Many of the paintings in the exhibition utilize this fabric as their starting point, and over which she has continued to paint to create new works. This ground-breaking approach confusing handcraft and a mechanised industrial process brings to light Thuring’s sustained interest in seriality and self-repetition. Thuring traditionally builds her compositions from fragments. This new group of works is made up of looming submarines, oil-rigs and deep cold blue-blacks. Thuring arranges elements within the paintings, fragmented and abstracted, each supporting the next in a sequential framework.
Kristen Morgin is included in the group exhibition Interstitial at the Pasadena Museum of California Art.
What happens to ordinary entities of domestic life when they are driven into territories where their standard uses or functions are suspended and upended and new meanings are forged? Interstitial seeks to answer this question through the examination of new and recently-created free-standing sculptures by contemporary Los Angeles-based object makers whose work exists in the interstices, the spaces between the historical genres of the decorative arts, still life, and abstraction.
Gladstone Gallery is pleased to present I dreamed a world and called it Love., an exhibition of new works by Jim Hodges.
Jim Hodges’ engagement with mirrored glass as a material originated in the mid 1990’s, with a single cracked panel mounted on raw canvas. So began a progression that has seen its employ through hand-cut mosaic series to milled camouflage motifs as stand-alone structural forms. An invested concentration in surface reflectivity as its own medium is present in much of Hodges’ work–glass, gold and polished stainless steel–and allows for multiple readings, broadening experiential possibilities and disrupting notions of a fixed site. I dreamed a world and called it Love. materializes simultaneously as a single panorama, made up of numerous individual monochromes as well as multi-colored patterned panels. Unprecedented in size, the installation offers an immersive inversion of the painting experience, along with an opportunity for reflection–literal and philosophical–in an exhilarating and undetermined environment.
Sikkema Jenkins & Co. is pleased to announce It Didn’t Turn Out the Way I Expected, a memorial exhibition of work by Tony Feher on view at the gallery from November 17 through December 23, 2016.
Janine Antoni is included in Anguish: The Grave Misgivings of Remembrance at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art
Curated by Cynthia Nourse Thompson, associate professor and director of the MFA programs in Studio Art and Book Arts + Printmaking at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Anguish: The Grave Misgivings of Remembrance is a visceral portrait of isolation, desire and remorse. Removed from the shadows, a collection of international artists present a visual dialogue that is strikingly raw and at the surface of our emotional armature—one that we work diligently to prevent illuminating.
11 Rivington Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Michael DeLucia.
Zoe Leonard will be included in the group exhibition The Sun Placed in the Abyss at the Columbus Museum of Art
This is the first major exhibition to consider the persistence of the sun as a visual metaphor and material in contemporary photographic practices. Borrowing its title from a poem by Francis Ponge, the exhibition features photography, film, video, and installation works by more than 50 intergenerational artists who have used the sun to explore the histories and conventions of lens and light based media.
Tam Van Tran will be included in Under The Spell: Los Angeles New International Art Scene at Galerie Frank Taal, 9 September - 15 October 2016.
The popularity of Los Angeles-based artists elsewhere, particularly in Europe, has set a tone of Los Angeles in the world scene. Artists such as Edward Kienholz, Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari and James Turrell from the 1960’s and 1970’s were the first wave to push outside of LA’s borders; Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Raymond Pettibone, and Jason Rhoades and in the 1980’s and 1990’s became the next wave. Artists from the late 1990’s and into the 2000’s such Laura Owens, Dianna Thater, Mark Grotjahn, Sterling Ruby, Mark Bradford, all home grown, are the newest wave to hit the world scene.
The art scene in Los Angeles is deep and varied and the exhibition Under the Spell, LA’s New International Art Scene at Frank Taal gallery in Rotterdam features ten of LA’s most interesting artists. The artists included have varied artistic practices and reflect the diversity of the LA scene.
Artists: Lynn Aldrich, Adam Berg, Carl Berg, David DiMichele, Cecilia Miniucchi, Lara Jo Regan, Chris Trueman, Tam Van Tran, Pontus Willfors and Megan Williams.
The upcoming Renwick Invitational presents the work of Steven Young Lee, Kristen Morgin, Jennifer Trask, and Norwood Viviano.
Each artist takes an innovative approach to his or her selected medium, at once breaking with tradition and referencing it to address contemporary themes. Together, the four artists can be seen to represent a current fascination in American craft with themes of ruin, resilience, and rebirth.
Galerie Lelong is pleased to present Dark Matter, a solo exhibition of new work by Los Angeles-based artist Sarah Cain. Advancing her constant search into new territories of abstraction and the possibilities of painting, Cain will transform the gallery with her first monumental floor painting that will cover and activate the entire 2,500 square foot exhibition space. By inviting viewers to step on top of the site-specific work, Cain further explores the boundaries between painting, sculpture, and installation. A dozen new paintings that recontextualize the conventional limits of the medium will also be on view.
A-B Projects is pleased to present SO IT GOES, a solo exhibition of new works by Kristen Morgin.
Public Lecture: Sept. 21, 1:30, Ceramics Studio at Pitzer College.
Co-curated with Tim Berg
Teresita Fernández is included in A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection of Contemporary Art at Princeton University Art Museum.
The exhibition is drawn entirely from the Nancy Nasher and David Haemisegger Collection and marks the first time that selections from the collection have been on public view.
The innovative use of materials by many of the most exciting artists working today is the subject of an illuminating exhibition of approximately of 35 large-scale works that offer a real-time glimpse into the varied practices of artmaking over the last decade. The artists included are the descendants of avant-garde artists who emerged a century ago and embraced industrial metals, manufactured objects and other nontraditional materials in the creative process.
Richard Hoblock will be featured in Brooklyn Waterfronts Artists Coalition's national juried art show, COLOR, opening July 23, 2016. Juried by Lilian Tone, Assistant Curator at theMuseum of Modern Art.
Private View: Saturday 16 July, 4-8pm
Exhibition Dates: 17 July - 24 July, 2016
Ilderton Wharf, London SE15
Question Centre is a nomadic platform of short-term exhibitions that draws on generational bonds among artists. It presents fresh works by a contemporary artist alongside a piece by a practitioner from a previous generation, conceived the year the younger one was born. Such piece may be an artwork or any other item or event that offers an insight into the year of birth of the invited artist. This 'obstruction' aims to both contextualise a present day practice within a historical perspective and play with the general obsession of the 'forever young' - omnipresent in the artistic environment - thus raising questions concerning generation and context.
On its third edition, Question Centre is thrilled to present a series of twelve new paintings by Caragh Thuring alongside a 1972 Thames Television footage featuring maverick snooker player Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins.
The project is developed by Maria do Carmo M. P. de Pontes.
Ochi Gallery is pleased to present Most Painted Mountain, a solo exhibition featuring new paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Rob Reynolds. The paintings in this new body of work refer directly to iconic mountains on five continents. Formally the paintings resemble alpine landscapes, rendered meticulously in relation to recent photographs sourced in the public domain and published on the Internet. Initially apprehended in the register of representational picture making – as the viewer moves closer the imagery dissolves into the pure materiality of paint. The surfaces of these works are hyper-refined in some passages, offset by several visibly distinct layers of paint, and Reynolds manages to capture the awe-inspiring mountain sky and light with exceptional accuracy, nodding to the Light and Space artists’ interest in tempered atmosphere. Reynolds also pays homage to Andy Warhol’s Do It Yourself, paint by numbers series from the 1960s— leaving areas for the viewer to visually fill in the blanks, while also creating a metaphoric ghost-like effect within the snowy mountains.
Leonardo Drew is included in Continuum, the summer group show at Vigo Gallery, 28 June – 28 July 2016.
Today we remember the life of Tony Feher who passed away on Friday, June 24th after a battle with cancer.
Tony Feher defined a unique place in contemporary art by creating elegant and poetic sculptures and installations using familiar, everyday objects. Pairing an original sense of humor and wit with a controlled minimalist aesthetic, Feher accentuated and exploited the physical characteristics of his chosen material - form, color, texture and weight - to alter our understanding and appreciation these simple objects, thus also altering our world view.
Tony was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1956, and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, with early stops in Florida and Virginia. He received a BA from The University of Texas, and resided in New York City. Tony had a long history with Anthony Meier Fine Arts, presenting his first solo exhibition in San Francisco at the gallery in 2000. He went on to exhibit his work widely in over 40 solo exhibitions and numerous group shows. In 2012, an in-depth retrospective organized by Claudia Schmuckli premiered at the Des Moines Art Center before traveling to the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston; the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts; the Bronx Museum of the Arts; and Akron Art Museum. His work can be found in important international public collections including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.
Janine Antoni will be included in This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today at Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 25 June - 23 October 2016.
With a title that plays on Robert Rauschenberg´s infamous 1961 portrait of Iris Clert–a telegram that simply states, “This is a portrait of Iris Clert if I say so,”–this groundbreaking exhibition examines the rise and evolution of symbolic, abstract, and conceptual portraiture in modern and contemporary American Art.
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present its fourth exhibition by multi-disciplinary American artist Jim Hodges. Here Hodges presents a new body of work consisting of sculpture, drawings and paintings. These works chart new directions for Hodges, building on his continuing rearranging of concepts of nature. Works are installed in both gallery spaces.
Marsha Cottrell will be included in Heliotropes a group show curated by Matthew Nichols at Geary Contemporary, 9 June - 15 July 2016.
The word “heliotrope” names at least two particular things in the world: a popular garden plant that turns its purple flowers toward the sun; and a mirrored instrument once used by land surveyors to reflect sunlight across long distances. As the title of a summer group show, the word is being creatively misread to encompass an array of visual motifs that address the sun and explore its numerous attributes.
Marsha Cottrell and Michael DeLucia will be included in Summer Exhibition at 11 Rivington, 8 June - 29 July 2016.
LA><ART is pleased to announce The Artist’s Library, a one-year interactive installation in the organization’s library designed and curated by artist Warren Neidich. The Artists' Library examines the centrality of books within an artist’s life and practice. Neidich invited twelve artists to fill twelve shelves with books that play an important role in those artists’ work. The result is a portrait of the general intelligence of an artistic community, including both the inspiration of individual artists as well as an impression of shared discourse and cognitive approaches to art making. These unexpected, obscure, and compelling book titles reveal the diversity of backgrounds, interests, tastes, and source material of each artist, and provide the viewer with a window into artistic thought and practice.
In collaboration with Sarah Beadle, Walead Beshty, Carolina Caycedo, Valentina Desideri, Victoria Fu, Charles Gaines, Pablo Helguera, Chris Kraus, Dan Levenson, Candice Lin, Shana Lutker, and Dave Muller.
Teresita Fernández’s Night Writing (Wittelsbach Graff), 2011 will be included in Touch the Sky: Art and Astronomy, curated by Mary Kay Lambino, at Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, 29 April – 21 August.
As a part of the Unscripted Bal Harbour Art Chat Series, Teresita Fernández will be in dialogue with Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) director Franklin Sirmans at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, FL on Thursday, April 28 at 6:30 pm.
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The Fabric Workshop is pleased to present Janine Antoni: Ally, 21 April through 31 July 2016.
Instigated by visual artist Janine Antoni in collaboration with preeminent choreographer, theatre, and community artist Anna Halprin and pioneer choreographer Stephen Petronio, Ally is a series of works combining sculpture, installation, film, and performance. These works are being created through the Artist-in-Residence Program of The Fabric Workshop and Museum and will premiere at the institution in April 2016.
In Ally, Antoni pursues her interest in bodily presence, touch, and movement. Through a series of unique collaborations with Halprin and Petronio, the trio investigates the translation of ideas across forms and the vast potential that lies in their relations. The encounter between these artists from distinct practices and generations becomes a means of unearthing unknown affinities and historical entwinements. In alliance the artists forge a new visual language of tactile material held within processes of transformation.
Art in General is proud to announce the selection of renowned contemporary artist Teresita Fernández as the recipient of the 2016 Visionary Artist Award.
Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum announced today that JJ PEET has been named the recipient of the 2016 Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence Award.
Janine Antoni will be included in Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 18 March – 4 September 2016.
This exhibition examines a subject critical to artistic practice: the question of when a work of art is finished. Beginning with the Renaissance masters, this scholarly and innovative exhibition examines the term "unfinished" in the broadest possible way and includes works left incomplete by their makers, which often give insight into the process of their creation, as well as those that partake of a non finito—intentionally unfinished—aesthetic that embraces the unresolved and open-ended. Some of history's greatest artists explored such an aesthetic, among them Titian, Rembrandt, Turner, and Cézanne. The unfinished has been taken in entirely new directions by modern and contemporary artists, among them Janine Antoni, Lygia Clark, Jackson Pollock, and Robert Rauschenberg, who alternately blurred the distinction between making and unmaking, extended the boundaries of art into both space and time, and recruited viewers to complete the objects they had begun.
Sarah Cain is included in Surrogates at Griffin Art Projects. The exhibition presents a selection of recent works from local private collections featuring some of Vancouver’s most prominent artists as well as significant international figures. The artworks are characterized by various kinds of surrogates, both literal and metaphoric.
Crown Point Press is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by Leonardo Drew, 25 February - 31 March 2016.
Janine Antoni, Donald Moffett and Gary Simmons will be included in Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s at the Blanton Museum of Art.
Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s is the first major American museum survey to historicize the art of this pivotal decade. The exhibition showcases approximately 60 works in a diverse range of media by 45 artists including Janine Antoni, Donald Moffett, Byron Kim, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Nikki S. Lee, Fred Wilson and Kara Walker. The exhibition offers an overview of art made in the United States between 1989 and 2001—from the fall of Communism to 9/11—and is organized around three principle themes: the so-called “identity politics” debates; the digital revolution; and globalization. Its title refers to the 1992 song by Nirvana (the quintessential 90s band); moreover, it speaks to the issues of identity that were complicated by the effects of digital technologies and global migration. The artists in the exhibition made their initial “point of entry” into the art historical discourse during the 1990s and reflect the increasingly heterogeneous nature of the art world during this time when many women artists and artists of color attained unprecedented prominence.
ARTBOOK invites you to celebrate the publication of Sarah Cain: The Imaginary Architecture of Love published by CAM Raleigh.
Saturday, February 13
5:00 to 6:00 pm
LA ART BOOK FAIR
Low gathers artists who conceive of imagery as a sculptural medium. Digital reproduction has opened a conduit that fundamentally alters terms like materiality, scale, architecture and phenomenology. As viewers, we primarily experience sculpture in the virtual space of internet searches and photography apps. As artists, our practices have evolved under the compression of imagery. Making and thinking are reshaped by the logic of technologies like flatbed printing, 3-D scanning, CNC milling. These tools allow 2-D media to be seamlessly integrated into sculptural practice, creating interesting new gains and problematic losses. Low will gather compelling responses to the question: what is an object in the age of the image?
Kate Shepherd will be included in Pure Pulp: Contemporary Artists Working in Paper at Dieu Donné at The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College, 6 February - 10 April 2016.
This exhibition brings together artwork created in the Dieu Donné studio by twenty artists who have participated in the organization’s prestigious residency programs. The artworks range from intimate two-dimensional studies to large sculptural works, all made from a form of paper pulp. The artists have varied practices outside of the residency but are united through their exploration of the possibilities of this versatile medium.
Artists whose work will be included are: Firelei Báez, Ian Cooper, David Kennedy Cutler, E.V. Day, Melvin Edwards, Natalie Frank, Jane Hammond, Jim Hodges, William Kentridge, Jon Kessler, Glenn Ligon, Suzanne McClelland, Arlene Shechet, Kate Shepherd, Molly Smith, Do Ho Suh, Mary Temple, Richard Tuttle, Ursula von Rydingsvard, and B. Wurtz.
Janine Antoni is included in Introspective, a show of artists' self portraits at BravinLee, 4 February - 19 March 2016.
Kristen Lorello is pleased to present "Geometric Cabinet," a group exhibition inspired by the eponymous Montessori activity, which introduces children three to five years old to discerning shapes. The exhibition includes tactile works by Scott Alario, Michael DeLucia, Rachel Higgins, Gerard Mullin, Liz Nielsen, Sissi, Joe Winter, and Davide Zucco that relate the shapes present in the six drawers of the Cabinet: curvilinear shapes such as the oval and quatrefoil, equilateral, obtuse and isosceles triangles, trapezoids, polygons, circles, rectangles, and the square.
Opening reception: 11 February, 6-8 pm
Kristen Morgin is included in The Treachery of Objects at the Fine Arts Center Gallery at the University of Arkansas, 29 January - 27 February 2016.
Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present Floss, a two-person installation of Pino Pascali’s Bachi da Setola and the extruded paintings of Donald Moffett.
Lora Reynolds is pleased to announce a project-room exhibition of new paintings by Donald Moffett in his second show at the gallery.
Zoe Leonard is included in Nothing Personal: Zoe Leonard, Cindy Sherman, Lorna Simpson at the Art Institute of Chicago, 23 January - 1 May 2016.
In Nothing Personal, works by three American artists come together in a show about the passage from personhood to persona.
The 82 photographs that make up The Fae Richards Archive provide a convincing record of a person who never existed. Fae Richards could have been an actress and singer who worked from the 1920s to the 1970s. She was black, gay, and talented, and she achieved success to the degree that circumstances permitted. Zoe Leonard meticulously prepared a mix of publicity shots, film stills, and personal photos to create this fictional archive. She researched historically appropriate photographic papers, and “cast” different printers as well, to guard against a uniform look. The results show happiness tinged with melancholy and ask us to think about what it means to go through life behaving as a credible facsimile.
Talley Dunn Gallery is pleased to present SPILL a solo exhibition of new works by Joseph Havel, 16 January - 20 February 2016.
Simon Lee Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of new paintings, wall work and sculptures by New York based artist Gary Simmons, in his third solo show at the gallery.
In his new body of work Simmons continues to excavate politics, music, race and class within American and British culture.
Drawing on the DIY aesthetic of punk, dub and early hip hop music and the tradition of street fly-posting to promote gigs and events, Simmons’ rainbow saturated coloured paintings reveal traces of the long forgotten individual and collective creative voices that have informed and shaped contemporary culture.
Jockum Nordström will be included in QUARTET at the National Gallery of Iceland. The National Gallery of Iceland begins its exhibition program in the new year with an exhibition that brings together four contemporary artists: Gauthier Hubert (1967), Chantal Joffe (1969), Jockum Nordström (1963) and Tumi Magnússon (1957). All four center their work on the human being itself. The presentation of their work revolves around art itself and its history, both ancient and modern, and they take quite disparate approaches to historical points of departure.
Jockum Nordström draws, cuts and affixes childlike images of society as it often appears to us in historical soap operas about masters and servants. Yet vice and immorality simmer beneath the surface.
Baldwin Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Tony Feher.
27 December 2015 – 7 February 2016
For MCASB’s next Bloom Projects, DeLucia will convert the gallery and reception area into a corporate-styled waiting area, using faux versions of luxurious architectural materials. Using elements from virtual environments of CAD workspaces, video games, and CGI films, DeLucia applies these references to the physical space at MCASB to highlight the disparity between the illusion of screen-based media and the reality of 3D space. The artist will project virtual objects onto the room, cutting the objects’ impressions into physical surfaces with a CNC router. The flawless precision of the machined surfaces will allow for a seamless illusion, and the result will be an uncanny and generic environment that lacks specificity in its form. The room’s contents (ie. chairs, desk, fish tank, coffee table, magazines, etc.) will be carved into the medium, revealing a true materiality that is often concealed. The work will materialize as a fragmented space where mundane objects have left ghostly remains as they have entered a more abstracted reality. This work is newly commissioned by MCASB.
MCASB is pleased to present Aikido Dream, a solo exhibition by Tam Van Tran.
The exhibition features a selection of approximately twenty works from the 2000s to the present and serves as a vehicle for understanding the nature of the artistic process rather than presenting a chronological or mid-career retrospective.
Aikido Dream also reflects Tran’s interest in meditation, our environment, and his belief in intuition and transience, realms in which nothing is fixed and everything is in motion. This exhibition offers a nuanced platform to understand his artistic trajectory, providing a framework that fosters an investigation of his long-standing, iterative interests in religious thought (particularly the Buddhist idea of non-duality) and pop culture, as well as natural processes and transitions.
Pearl Lam is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Leonardo Drew.
Kristen Morgin is included in Walkers: Hollywood Afterlives in Art and Artifact at the Museum of the Moving Image. The reimagining and recycling of Hollywood iconography in contemporary art, and the way that movies live on in our personal and cultural memories, are explored in the exhibition Walkers: Hollywood Afterlives in Art and Artifact. Organized by independent curator and scholar Robert M. Rubin, the exhibition includes 120 works by 40 artists that dissect, appropriate, and redefine some of the past century’s most iconic films through photography, drawing, sculpture, print, and video. They are joined by a selection of rare film ephemera re-positioned as artworks ranging from costume designs for Rosemary’s Baby to the complete original key book stills from The 39 Steps. With a nod to the "walkers,” or zombies, from the TV series The Walking Dead, the exhibition’s title references the lingering power of film detritus on the imagination of the living.
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Teresita Fernandez. Fernández’s seventh solo exhibition with Lehmann Maupin, coinciding with her monumental sculptural installation Fata Morgana, currently installed in Madison Square Park in New York, showcases her newest sculptural works—intimate interior landscapes in concrete, cast bronze, and highly-detailed glazed ceramic.
Hanes Art Gallery is pleased to present Lineaments, a solo exhibition of new works by Kate Shepherd.
Klaus Von Nichtssagend is pleased to present David Gilbert: Secret Garden, a solo exhibition of new works by David Gilbert.
In his new series of photographs, David Gilbert frames a world of ephemera and repeated imagery within the quiet of his studio.
Gilbert views the artist’s studio as a fertile environment, safely separated from the surrounding world’s rules and expectations. Images of flora and fauna inhabit the space, bringing the outdoors indoors, and launching an investigation of growth in the studio. As seen through his camera, the studio is also a place to examine childhood and to recapture a child’s joy of discovery and sense of awe. Just as growing up changes the interpretation of symbols and images, the forms in Gilbert’s work often shift meaning through context, repetition, and scale. Select images from Gilbert’s own childhood – butterfly stickers, The Wizard of Oz, princess dresses and the color pink – often appear directly in this body of work.
The third installment of SITE’s 20th Anniversary series will include installations by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Jim Hodges, Susan Silton. Projects by Ann Hamilton and Janine Antoni with Stephen Petronio have been extended to run through Jan. 3, 2016.
The Blanton currently has the greatest number of works by Donald Moffett of any museum in the United States. This fall, in celebration of the Blanton’s commitment to Moffett, a San Antonio native, the museum will present a gallery dedicated to new acquisitions by the artist in a rich variety of media including painting, drawing, and projected video on painting. The installation will illuminate Moffett’s diverse and influential practice. Highlights of the presentation include a suite of works that examine the legacy of Texas congressman Barbara Jordan to seductive and bold abstract paintings. This intimate exhibition is part of a growing initiative to increase the Museum’s holdings of Texas artists.
29 August 2015 - 28 February 2016
Vigo is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Leonardo Drew. In his new works, Drew explores the themes he has developed over the last few years, breaking free from and manipulating the order of the grid whilst never quite fully escaping its core sanctity. Number 135L, (below) for example is comprised of a system of expansive small wooden elements, each fastidiously laid like a growing mosaic, emanating from the form like the bark of a rare ambiguous tree. The result is an object fossilised and hardened by the artist’s industry, whilst at the same time seemingly folding back on itself as an organic form, soft in its under frame, like folded pasta or a ribbon encrusted in time.
Tony Feher, Jim Hodges, Zoe Leonard, and Donald Moffett are included in Art AIDS America at the Tacoma Art Museum.Tacoma Art Museum is proud to present Art AIDS America, a groundbreaking exhibition that underscores the deep and unforgettable presence of HIV in American art. More than ten years in the making, the exhibition of 120 works is now on view at TAM through January 10, 2016.
CAM Raleigh (Contemporary Art Museum)is pleased to present The Imaginary Architecture of Love by Sarah Cain. Cain will create a monumental painting directly on the walls and floor of the 4,000 square foot museum. As is typical of her practice, Cain will embed objects found insitu and layer paintings made on traditional stretched canvases within the work.
Gary Simmons is included in Time/Image at the Blaffer Art Museum. Time / Image is organized around the work of 11 international artists and filmmakers–-Siemon Allen, Matthew Buckingham, Allan deSouza, Andrea Geyer, Leslie Hewitt, Isaac Julien, Lorraine O’Grady, Trevor Paglen, Raqs Media Collective, Ruth Robbins, and Gary Simmons–-who understand time expansively rather than quantitatively. These artists seek out and develop temporal strategies of representation across film, video, photography and painting that revive ghostly residues of the past, propose unexpected alignments across time periods, or reveal time-bending properties of their materials.
Hiram Butler Gallery is please to present Joseph Havel: How to Draw a Circle, a solo exhibition of new works by Joseph Havel.
1 August - 26 September 2015
SITE presents Honey Baby, a collaboration between Janine Antoni and the choreographer Stephen Petronio. This work is the second collaboration between Antoni and Pertronio, the first being Like Lazarus Did (2013), a dance and live art-installation. Honey Baby is a fourteen-minute video inspired by motion in utero, exploring the unique relationship between subject and host.
18 July - 4 October 2015
Blum and Poe is pleased to present Dave Muller: Three Day Weekend.
Three Day Weekend is a roving project space operated by Dave Muller.
Exhibitions are generally three days long, occurring on holidays and their weekends (however, there are exceptions). While currently based in Los Angeles, Three Day Weekend has organized shows in New York, Houston, Vienna, Tokyo, Malmo, and London.
Three Day Weekend was established in early 1994 in downtown Los Angeles.
TDW at Blum & Poe runs from Summer 2015 to Summer 2016.
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The Museum of Modern Art presents Zoe Leonard's Analogue --a landmark photographic project conceived over the course of a decade -- which documents, in 412 color and black-and-white photographs, the eclipsed texture of 20th-century urban life as seen in little bodegas, mom-and-pop stores with decaying façades and quirky handwritten signs, and shop windows displaying a mixed assortment of products.
27 June - 30 August 2015
Marc Selwyn Fine Art is pleased to present Kristen Morgin: Messages to My Twenty Year Old Self, a solo exhibition of new works by Kristen Morgin.
6 June - 11 July 2015
Mad. Sq. Art, the free, contemporary art program of Madison Square Park Conservancy, proudly presents Fata Morgana by New York-based artist Teresita Fernández, the Conservancy’s largest and most ambitious outdoor sculpture to date. The outdoor sculpture, which will consist of 500 running feet of golden, mirror-polished discs that create canopies above the pathways around the Park’s central Oval Lawn, will be on view in Madison Square Park beginning June 1, 2015.
Fata Morgana opens at Madison Square Park 1 June 2015, rain or shine - 5:30 - 7:30pm.
Honor Fraser is pleased to present Sarah Cain: Bow Down, a solo exhibition of new works by Sarah Cain.
29 May - 11 July 2015
Xippas Gallery Geneva is pleased to present Ephemera, a solo exhibition of new works by Jeremy Dickinson.
29 May - 31 July 2015
Simon Preston Gallery is delighted to present Caragh Thuring’s third solo exhibition at the gallery. This exhibition evolves the foundational components evident in the artist’s recent exhibition at the Chisenhale Gallery, London. Continuing with the series of window paintings, originally derived from her own photographs of Dutch suburban homes, Thuring perceives the windows as self-portraits of their owners. Considering the dual function of the windows as devices for observing and for being observed, the objects in these works become substitutes for traditional portraiture. The images are interrupted by reflection, surface and a constant reversal of interior and exterior space, disrupting straightforward readings of psychological perspective, as marked by the boundary of the window frame. Developing this series further, a recurring brick motif appears as a photogram, detached from the painting process, and adding a structured layer to the linen.
10 May - 21 June 2015
Gary Simmons will be included in “All the World’s Futures” at the Venice Biennale, Venezia Giardini – Arsenale Orario, Venice, Italy.
9 May – 22 November 2015
Fluent~Collaborative & testsite are pleased to present incubator, a collaboration between visual artist Janine Antoni and choreographer Stephen Petronio that prompts the conversation between sculpture and dance. Curated by Louis Grachos and Andrea Mellard, the presentation at testsite will feature site-specific installations, video work, sculpture, and photography. The exhibition is co-organized by testsite and The Contemporary Austin and opens at testsite on Sunday, May 3rd with a public reception from 4 to 6 pm and an artists-curators talk at 4:30 pm.
Sunday 3 May 2015.
Madison Square Park Conservancy and acclaimed artist Teresita Fernández today announced details regarding Fata Morgana, a major public art installation in Madison Square Park to be on view April 30, 2015 – January 10, 2016. The outdoor sculpture, the largest and most ambitious ever mounted by Mad. Sq. Art, the free contemporary art program of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, will consist of 500 running feet of golden, mirror-polished discs that create canopies above the pathways around the park’s central Oval Lawn.
30 April 2015 - 10 January 2016
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects is pleased to present Tam Van Tran: Exodus, a solo exhibition of new works by Tam Van Tran.
11 April - 23 May 2015
LAXART is pleased to present Rob Reynolds: Vanishing Point, a solo exhibition of new works by Rob Reynolds.
11 April - 31 May 2015
Jockum Nordström announced as the winner of the 8th Guerlain Prize for Contemporary Drawing by the Foundation D'Art Contemporain.
Talley Dunn Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Leonardo Drew.
20 March - 16 May 2015
From the Vow Made is a solo exhibition by Janine Antoni presented at Luhring Augustine. The show includes a collection of seven sculptural works and a video collaboration with choreographer, Stephen Petronio.
For the past seven years, Antoni has turned to dance and movement for her inspiration. She has engaged in several somatic movement practices to further her exploration into what it means to live from an embodied place. These new works emerge from her somatic revelations and her study of milagros, sculptural votive offerings used in latin cultures. Ranging from body parts to domestic objects, milagros are often hung in churches as symbols of things in life requiring prayer, healing and protection. Antoni’s milagros are prayers for embodiment.
21 March - 25 April 2015
Bartha Contemporary is pleased to announce a series of group exhibitions marking the gallery’s fifteenth anniversary. Entitled “Expanded Field – Four New York Painters” the first exhibition will take place from March 13 to May 2, 2015. Featuring works by gallery artists James Howell, Winston Roeth, Kate Shepherd and Joan Waltemath. This exhibition is takes place in memory of James Howell, who sadly passed away in late 2014.
The perception of vast expands of nature, seemingly never ending horizon lines and a uniquely American understanding of scale continues to inform numerous exhibitions about American Art. Its influence on post war western art in general is well documented.
This exhibition showcases work by four New York painters, James Howell, Winston Roeth, Kate Shepherd and Joan Waltemath that draw on this American tradition. While each explores the perception of space through abstract means, their works take on distinct characteristics.
13 March - 2 May 2015
Tony Feher will be included in Flames on the Side of My Face, a group exhibition at Klaus Von Nichttsagend Gallery curated by artist David Gilbert. Flames on the Side of My Face brings together work by four artists working in different media to explore anger. The work presented eschews stereotypes of angry artwork such as noise, yelling, or violent movement; instead the agitation is held eerily still and quiet. Through this exploration and focus, the work becomes intensely physical and bodily.
13 February - 15 March 2015
Sarah Cain is included in Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting. This exhibition presents 30 artists whose work reflects the language and style of abstraction: Markus Amm, Mark Bradford, A.K. Burns, Sarah Cain, Aaron Curry, Theaster Gates, Mark Grotjahn, Iva Gueorguieva, Sergei Jensen, Rashid Johnson, Jennie C. Jones, Rachel Lachowicz, Dashiell Manley, Julie Mehretu, Dianna Molzan, Albert Oehlen, Alexandra Olson, Laura Owens, Anthony Pearson, Howardena Pindell, Gerhard Richter, Sterling Ruby, Analia Saban, Maaike Schoorel, Amy Sillman, Diana Thater, Lesley Vance, Mary Weatherford, Lisa Williamson, and Christopher Wool.
24 August 2014 – 22 March 2015
Teresita Fernández will be included in Piece by Piece: Building a Collection at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Piece by Piece: Building a Collection, explores a selection of 32 objects by 25 national and international artists that evoke meditations on process, pattern, and material. Together the works engage with themes of abstraction, the body and gesture, race and politics, as well as landscape and geography; ultimately coalescing into the distinguished vision and influence of the collector in the building and shaping of a unique collection.
30 January – 26 April 2015
Barnaby Furnas: The Last Flood, a site-specific, sixty-foot-long painting by New York-based artist Barnaby Furnas will be created on-site during the artist’s two-week residency at CAM in January 2015. This monumental work is the latest in Furnas’s series of Red Sea paintings in which large swaths of saturated pigments and dye gesturally traverse the picture plane and allude to diverse biblical narratives, including the parting of the Red Sea in the Book of Exodus. Here, viewers symbolically assume the subject position of Moses leading the Israelites to freedom as a once-oceanic obstacle becomes a conduit for regeneration and transformation.
The Daniel & Florence Guerlain Foundation is pleased to announce Jockum Nordström as the recipient of the 2015 Fondation Daniel & Florence Guerlain Contemporary Drawing Prize.
Award ceremony: March 26, 2015
Salon du dessin
Palais de la Bourse
Daniel & Florence Guerlain Contemporary Art Foundation
5, rue de la Vallée
78490 Les Mesnuls
David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Swedish artist Jockum Nordström, which marks his first solo show at the gallery in London. This presentation follows the artist’s recent major European survey, All I Have Learned and Forgotten Again, that was on view in 2013 at Lille Métropole, musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut in Villeneuve d’Ascq, France, before it traveled to the Camden Arts Centre in London, making it the first solo exhibition of his work in the city.
28 November 2014 - 24 January 2015
Chisenhale Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Caragh Thuring.
27 November 2014 - 1 February 2015
Preview: Wednesday 26 November 2014, 6.30-8.30pm
Rob Reynolds is included in 'Blessed Oblivion,' an exhibition of Los Angeles-based artists at GAVLAK Palm Beach.
Lisa Anne Auerbach, Judie Bamber, Mary Corse, Zoe Crosher, Lecia Dole-Recio, Francesca Gabbiani Ruscha, Mark Grotjahn, Michael John Kelly, Robert Levine, Catherine Opie, Lari Pittman, Rob Reynolds, Ed Ruscha, Aaron Sandnes, Jim Shaw, Lily Stockman, Vincent Szarek, Britton Tolliver, and Brian Wills.
25 November 2014 - 5 January 2015
In conjunction with the opening of Project Gallery: Gary Simmons, the artist will discuss the newly commissioned, large-scale mural that he created for PAMM’s double-height project gallery with PAMM Curator René Morales.
Thursday 13 November 2014
AMERINGER | McENERY | YOHE is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent works from San Francisco based artist, Rosana Castrillo Díaz.
13 November - 13 December 2014
Metro Pictures is pleased to present Gary Simmons: Fight Night, an exhibition of new works by Gary Simmons.
30 October - 13 December 2014
Los Angeles-based artist, DJ, and record collector Dave Muller will create a mixed-media, site-specific installation that merges wall murals, large-scale paintings, three-dimensional works, and recorded music in the Art and Culture Center’s Main Gallery. The project includes Muller’s interactive Three Day Weekend event, which engages the community in a free exchange of art, music, and ideas.
15 November 2014 - 18 January 2015
Hiram Butler Gallery is pleased to announce Super Special Happy Group, an exhibition of new works by Tony Feher.
1 November - 27 December 2014
Gary Simmons is included in Prospect.3: Notes for Now (P.3), an international contemporary art biennial. P.3 will feature the work of 58 artists selected by Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans in 18 venues located throughout New Orleans.
16 October 2014 - 25 January 2015
Lora Reynolds Gallery is pleased to announce Donald Moffett: head., an exhibition of projection paintings by Donald Moffett.
November 20, 2014 - January 17, 2015
Opening reception: Thursday, November 20, 6-8 pm
Sarah Cain's newest site-specific work at LAND HQ is now on view at on Highland and Santa Monica in Hollywood, CA.
6775 Santa Monica Blvd., #2A
Los Angeles, CA 90038
In the summer of 2015, SITE Sana Fe will present the exhibition Unsuspected Possibilities, a collaboration between artists Leonardo Drew (b. 1961), Sarah Oppenheimer (b. 1972) and Marie Watt (b. 1967), and organized by SITE’s Curator Janet Dees. The three artists will create new installations that are not only specific to SITE’s space but also responsive to each other. The conception of each artist’s work is in direct response to the others’ during the planning stages of the project, and the resulting exhibition is a lively thoughtful interplay unfolding in the galleries in real time. Unsuspected Possibilities will feature architectural interventions into SITE’s space by Oppenheimer, as her work will partly serve as the connective tissues between all of the artists’ installations.
18 July - 25 October 2015
Tony Feher will be in conversation with Dan Cameron and Polly Apfelbaum at the Lumber Room on 8 October 2014.
8 October 2014, 6-8pm
Kyoto University of Art & Design will present the exhibition 'Nishijin Sky : Teresita Fernández + HOSOO.' For Nishijin Sky, Fernández created a luminous golden landscape that recalls a horizon of rising and falling water surrounded by an atmospheric darkness reminiscent of cinematic dissolves and film projections. To interpret this image, Masataka Hosoo invented a weaving machine in order to present Fernández’s image as a kinran-donsu textile (thick brocaded satin), transforming it into a free-standing landscape sculpture that can be viewed from all sides. The result is a meeting of contemporary art and traditional craft.
2 October 2014 to 16 January 2015
Tony Feher will give a lecture at UMFA's Dumke Auditorium at 5pm on 2 October following the public preview of Fehe's site-determined installation - They arrived yesterday, dusty and weary from the journey, but in good spirits.
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
2 October 2014, 5pm
ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, the Peabody Award-winning biennial television series, returns to PBS in October for a seventh season, premiering nationally on four consecutive Fridays, October 24 through November 14 at 10 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings).
The new season features twelve artists--Tania Bruguera, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Leonardo Drew, Omer Fast, Thomas Hirschhorn, Elliott Hundley, Katharina Grosse, Graciela Iturbide, Joan Jonas, Wolfgang Laib, Trevor Paglen, and Arlene Shechet--across four episodes.
Visit the ART21 website to learn more about the season, episodes, and featured artists.
The Trustees of The Linda Pace Foundation announce an artist talk by Teresita Fernández, a renowned contemporary artist whose work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, at 11AM, Saturday, September 6, 2014 at SPACE. The talk is free and open to the public.
During her talk, Fernández, a 2005 MacArthur Foundation Fellow and recipient of many prestigious works, will reflect on her new works, including her recent show at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, “As Above So Below,” a large-scale exhibition in which Fernandez combined graphite and gold to make a series of immersive, interconnected installations. Twin, a work created by Fernández in 2002 and owned by the Linda Pace Foundation, is part of the PACE GEMS exhibition currently on display in SPACE.
11AM, Saturday, 6 September 2014
Kate Shepherd’s Fwd: The Telephone Game will inaugurate Galerie Lelong’s fall season with an exhibition of the artist’s most recent paintings.
12 September - 18 October 2014
Blum & Poe is pleased to announce Dave Muller: Sublime Memory Garden, the inaugural exhibition of its Tokyo gallery at 1-14-34 Jingumae.
18 September - 15 November 2014
During a limited five-week period from 30 July - 30 August 2014, the two Michelin-starred Quince restaurant will move to Hedge Gallery for a pop-up dinner series, titled curATE.
Anthony Meier Fine Arts’ curATE exhibit, Deconstruction, examines the artists’ relationships to their respective practices. “Deconstruction” refers to the building up and taking apart of the elements composing the artwork; Gallery artists featured include Sarah Cain, John Chamberlain, Michael DeLucia, Leonardo Drew, Tony Feher, Kate Shepherd, Tam Van Tran and Michael Wetzel.
6 - 9 August 2014
Nicolas Byrne will be included in 'Burning Down The House' at the 10th Gwangju Biennial in South Korea, 5 September - 9 Novermber 2014.
Rob Reynolds will be included in Chinatown, Revisited, a panel discusion at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County regarding the impact of water in Southern California. Followed by a closing reception and viewing of Rob Reynolds' exhibitionJust Add Water: Artworks Inspired by the L.A. Aqueduct.
PANELISTS: Lauren Bon, Metabolic Studio, Jim McDaniel, Senior Assistant General Manager at LADWP, Rob Reynolds, Artist. Moderated by Jon Christensen, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA, Editor of Boom.
Thursday 24 July 2014
Anthony Meier Fine Arts is proud to announce that Janine Antoni and The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) in Philadelphia are the recipients of a 2014 grant from The Pew Center of Arts & Heritage. FWM has been awarded a grant for the production of Ally: a piece Antoni conceived of as a collaboration with pioneering choreographers Anna Halprin and Stephen Petronio. Ally will be a performance-as-exhibition that will include the dancing body and malleable environments.
Sarah Cain is included in 'I was a double,' a multilayered exhibition/composition interweaving music and art. On view 5 July 2014 - 4 January 2015 at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College.
5 July 2014 - 4 January 2015
Derek Eller Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of three painters: David Kennedy Culter, Michael DeLucia, and David Scanavino. The exhibition will open on Friday 30 May and continue through 3 July 2014.
The three artists negotiate the tension between surface and three-dimensional form in our post-digital age. The potential of converting condensed surface into sculptural space indicates that image itself is not an illusion but emerging as a material in its own right.
Michael DeLucia's sculptural medium is the data that he manipulates using Computer Modeling software. His abstract geometries and most recently, stock models are constructed from coordinate points, lines and planes forming volumes that are visualized based on artificial suggestions of light, and materiality. The basic elements react to the artist's hand based on the properties of complex programming languages rather than natural physics or material structures.
30 May - 3 July 2014
Teresita Fernández’s latest solo show of new work As Above So Below, opening at MASS MoCA on May 24, 2014, combines graphite and gold to create a series of immersive, interconnected installations whose scale shifts from intimate to vast, from miniature to panoramic.
Opening 24 May 2014
Lumber Room is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Tony Feher opening on 18 May 2014.
Gary Simmons is included in Black Eye Art, a group exhibition curated by Nicola Vassell.
3 May - 24 May 2014
Roy McMakin partners with Austin gallerist Lora Reynolds to launch a line of furniture that will mark a return to small scale production.
Akron Art Museum is pleased to present: TONY FEHER, a twenty-year survey dedicated to American sculptor Tony Feher.
Opening 12 April 2014.
In celebration of Brown University’s 250th Anniversary, the David Winton Bell Gallery and the Department of Visual Art present a series of one-person exhibitions by distinguished alumni. The works of Dawn Clements ‘86, Paul Ramirez Jonas ‘87, and Kerry Tribe ‘97 will be on view from February 15 to March 30. The second round of exhibitions, featuring the work of Sarah Morris ‘89, Rob Reynolds ‘90, and Taryn Simon ‘97 will be shown from April 12 through May 25.
12 April - 25 May 2014
Zach Feuer Gallery is pleased to present The Super Can Man and Other Illustrated Classics, an exhibition of more than thirty new works by Kristen Morgin.
3 April - 3 May 2014.
Sargent’s Daughters is pleased to announce an exhibition of three painters: Dee Ferris, Barnaby Furnas and Annie Lapin. The exhibition will open on Sunday, April 6th and continue through April 27th, 2014.
6 April - 27 April 2014
Talley Dunn Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Joseph Havel opening on 22 February 2014.
22 February - 29 March 2014
Kate Shepherd will be included in Coloring, a group exhibition opeing on 10 January 2014 at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.
10 January - 8 March 2014.
Donald Moffett will be included in A Chromatic Loss, a group exhibition opeing on 9 January 2014 at Bortolami Gallery.
Opening 9 January 2014
Baldwin Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Gary Simmons on view from 26 December 2013 - 2 February 2014.
26 December 2013 - 2 February 2014
Sikkema Jenkins & Co. is pleased to present Encore, a solo exhibition of work by Tony Feher. The show marks twenty years since the gallery, then called Wooster Gardens, first presented Tony Feher’s work in his premier solo exhibition in New York.
22 November 2013 - 18 January 2014
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is pleased to present Just Add Water: Artworks Inspired by the L.A. Aqueduct, featuring new work by Rob Reynolds.Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Reynolds has created 10 original, large-scale watercolors that interpret the epic significance of the Aqueduct, through the lenses of history, geography, and time. In each, Reynolds references key sites and historical moments aligned with the Aqueduct’s 233-mile route and 100-year history.
5 November 2013 - 3 August 2014
The Studio Museum in Harlem has awarded the eighth annual Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize to Gary Simmons. The Wein Prize, one of the most significant awards given to individual artists in the United States today, was established in 2006 by jazz impresario, musician and philanthropist George Wein to honor his late wife, a long-time Trustee of the Studio Museum and a woman whose life embodied a commitment to the power and possibilities of art and culture.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts is pleased to announce: TONY FEHER, a twenty-year survey dedicated to American sculptor Tony Feher. The exhibition and the accompanying monograph represent the first attempt at a comprehensive, in-depth consideration of Feher’s career. It seeks to reveal the richness, complexity, and impact of Feher’s investigations through a careful selection of 60 key works that revolve around a very personal formal, material, and spatial vocabulary developed and refined over the past couple of decades. Tony Feher is organized by Claudia Schmuckli, director of Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston.
6 October 2013 - 15 February 2014
Eleven Rivington is pleased to present Michael DeLucia: Eye of Providence, a solo exhibition featuring new work by DeLucia.
17 October - 17 November 2013
Thomas Dane Gallery is pleased to present Hurvin Anderson: New Works, the third exhibition at the gallery in close conjunction with his first museum survey, which opens shortly at IKON, Birmingham, his native city. Entitled 'Reporting Back', the latter spans more than fifteen years of painting, whilst the exhibition in London presents new works, on canvas and paper. The two shows create a dialogue that reveals the subtle shifts and careful evolution of his oeuvre.
15 October - 16 November 2013
In October 2013, Dallas will premiere a major traveling exhibition and the first comprehensive survey to be organized in the United States on the work of contemporary American artist Jim Hodges. Co-organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center, Jim Hodges explores the trajectory of the artist’s twenty-five-year career, highlighting the major themes that unify his multilayered and varied practice.
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX (October 6, 2013–January 12, 2014)
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (February 14–May 11, 2014)
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (June 6–September 1, 2014)
UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (October 5, 2014–January 17, 2015)
Janine Antoni will be included in Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Identity, an exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery exploring representations of motherhood through the works of eight contemporary artists.
11 Oct 2013 - 5 Jan 2014
The Mattress Factory is pleased to present Janine Antoni, a solo exhibition featuring new work by Antoni that explores the human condition while speaking directly to the viewer’s own body.
12 September 2013 - 30 March 2014.
Rob Reynolds is included in the group show Sea Scapes Between the Lines opening on 5 September 2013 at Highlight Gallery in San Francisco, CA.
Lehmann Maupin is honored to open it’s fall season in Hong Kong with the first solo show in China of acclaimed American artist Teresita Fernández, whose conceptual, experiential works are often characterized by an interest in perception and the psychology of looking.
12 September – 9 November 2013
Quint Contemporary Art (QCA) is pleased to present: ROY MCMAKIN: Some Drawings and a Table, a solo exhibition by Roy McMakin.
August 3 - September 7, 2013
Ikon Gallery is pleased to announce: Hurvin Anderson, fifteen - year survey that reflects on Anderson's career to date.
25 September – 10 November 2013
Kate Shepherd is included in the group show Learning to See; Joseph Albers and the Interaction of Color at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. This installation of selections from SMoCA’s permanent collection celebrates Albers’s legacy and the 50th anniversary of The Interaction of Color. The Albers prints on view are from his 1972 portfolio Formulation: Articulation. They are shown alongside works by other artists who have shared Albers’s fascination with color.
18 May - 22 September 2013
In October 2013, Dallas will premiere a major traveling exhibition and the first comprehensive survey to be organized in the United States on the work of contemporary American artist Jim Hodges. Co-organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center, Jim Hodges explores the trajectory of the artist’s twenty-five-year career, highlighting the major themes that unify his multilayered and varied practice.
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX (October 6, 2013–January 12, 2014)
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (February 14–May 11, 2014)
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (June 6–September 1, 2014)
UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (October 5, 2014–January 17, 2015)
Tony Feher is included in the group show The Gravity of Sculpture: Part II at Dorsky Gallery. Featuring the work of Bill Albertini, Beth Campbell, Tony Feher, Brian Gaman,Robert Gero, Jeff Grant, DeWitt Godfrey, Sarah Kabot, Peter Kreider, Russell Maltz,Curtis Mitchell, Roxy Paine, Paul O'Keeffe, Alex Seton, Stephen Schofield,Jeanne Silverthorne, and Barry Underwood.
May 5 – July 3, 2013
Sarah Cain will be included in the group show Outside The Lines at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.
October 31, 2013 – March 23, 2014
LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) will present Painting in Place, a group exhibition of contemporary painting in the historic Farmers and Merchants Bank in Downtown Los Angeles.
Artists include Rita Ackermann, Kevin Appel, Jennifer Boysen, Sarah Cain, N. Dash, Matias Faldbakken, Kim Fisher, Barnaby Furnas, Alexandra Grant, Matt Greene, Mark Hagen, David Hendren, Julian Hoeber, Rashid Johnson, Jacob Kassay, Olga Koumoundouros, Jim Lee, Nate Lowman, Allison Miller, Sam Moyer, Amanda Ross-Ho, Analia Saban, Kate Shepherd, Gary Simmons, Vincent Szarek, Britton Tolliver, Kon Trubkovich, Monique van Genderen, and Bobbi Woods.
401 South Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90013
22 May - 31 July, 2013.
Janine Antoni collaborates with Stephen Petronio Company for the world premiere of Like Lazarus Did. Collaborators include composer Son Lux, performing live with members of yMusic; The Young People's Chorus of New York City (Francisco Núñez, Director); visual artist Janine Antoni; and lighting designer Ken Tabachnick.
30 April – 5 May 2013
The Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street NYC
Kate Shepherd will be included in the group exhibition Edge Order Rupture at Galerie Lelong.
Teresita Fernandez and Tam Van Tran will be included in the group exhibition Pattern: Follow the Rules at Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University.
22 March - 23 June 2013
Jane Kim Gallery is pleased to announce Swing State, a group show of 13 New York based artists: Lisa Beck, Steve DiBenedetto, David Diao, Lydia Dona, Tamara Gonzales, Joanne Greenbaum, David Humphrey, James Hyde, Fabian Marcaccio, Donald Moffett, Thomas Nozkowski, Lucas Samaras, and David Shaw.
7 April - 5 May 2013
119 Hester Street
New York, NY 10002
Richard Hoblock will be included in the exhibition Opposing the Binary at Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
15 March - 20 April 2013
Anthony Meier Fine Arts is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Kristen Morgin at this year's ADAA: The Art Show.
6 – 10 March, Booth # B6, Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street, New York, NY
Anthony Meier Fine Arts is pleased to announce a single-artist presentation by Roy McMakin at this year's Armory Show, entitled An Exhibition of Chests of Drawers (As Subject Matter and
Utilitarian). Roy's work will be featured in Focus: USA, curated by Eric Shiner.
7 – 10 March, Booth #900, 52nd Street and 12th Avenue, New York, NY
Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe is pleased to announce a solo booth of work by Tam Van Tran at The Art Show, organized by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) at the Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street, New York, from 6 - 10 March. Gala Preview on 5 March.
Truth&Beauty is pleased to announce the opening of Funhouse (part 1), an exhibition organized by Rob Reynolds and Craig Wadlin, 16 February 2013, 6 -10 pm. Funhouse (part 1) displays work by a dozen American artists: ART CLUB2000, Patterson Beckwith, Louise Bonnet, Josh Callaghan, Mark Chiat, Wendy Edwards, Steve Ellis, Danny McDonald, Jack Pierson, Rob Reynolds, Haim Steinbach, and Thomas Zummer.
16 February - 30 March 2013
978 Chung King Road, Los Angeles CA, 90012
Sarah Cain will be included in PAINT THINGS: beyond the stretcher, a group exhibition at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.
Sarah Cain will be included in Set Pieces, an exhibition curated by Andrew Berardini & Lauren Mackle at Cardi Black Box.
8 February – 15 April 2013
Saatchi Gallery announced artist Barnaby Furnas will judge the final round of the In Living Color Showdown competition.
Dave Muller, "Death Disco" on view at The Approach, London, January 16 - February 10th 2013.
Vilma Gold is pleased to announce a second solo exhibition by British artist Nicholas Byrne.
26 JANUARY – 9 MARCH 2013
'Tony Feher: Free Fall'
When: Opens 7 p.m. Friday. Noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, through March 19
Where: DiverseWorks, 4102 Fannin, Suite 200
Information: Free; 713-223-8346 or www.diverseworks.org
Focus: Gary Simmons is currently on view at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
13 January through 14 March 2013
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St.
DiverseWorks is pleased to present Tony Feher: Free Fall, a
commissioned installation by the critically acclaimed mid-career artist on view January 19 – March 16,
2013, with an opening reception on Friday, January 18 from 7 – 9 pm.
DiverseWorks is pleased to present Tony Feher: Free Fall, a
commissioned installation by the critically acclaimed mid-career artist on view January 19 – March 16,
2013, with an opening reception on Friday, January 18 from 7 – 9 pm.
Sarah Cain will be included in Wall, a group exhibitionat at the Columbus College of Art & Design.
21 February - 4 April 2013
The Aspen Art Museum is proud to announce the selection of
renowned contemporary artist Teresita Fernández as the recipient of the museum’s 2013 Aspen Award for Art.
13 October 2012 - 31 March 2013, The Blaffer Art Museum showcases a 20-year collection of Tony Feher’s sculptures.
BARNABY FURNAS: If Wishes were Fishes... is currently on view at Marianne Boesky Gallery.
Donald Moffett: The Radiant Future and Mr. Gay in the U.S.A. is currently on view at the Columbus College of Art & Design.
Nov. 16, 2012–Jan. 11, 2013.
Metro Pictures presents a survey of Gary Simmons’s career that brings together a range of works produced over the last 20 years. The exhibition includes Simmons’s first chalk drawings on blackboards done in the artist’s “erasure” technique along with sculptures, paintings, photographs and a 1992 wall drawing not seen since it's first presentation at the Drawing Center.
November 29 2012 – January 19 2013
Cecilia Edefalk is included in the exhibition The Castle in the Air. Séance of Imaginationat the Centre of Culture ZAMEK (the Castle) in Poznan, Poland.
Tony Feher is the debut show for the newly remodeled and reopened Blaffer Art Museum. Curated by Claudia Schmuckli, Blaffer director and chief curator, the exhibition presents a 25-year survey of Feher's works.
October 13, 2012 - March 31, 2013
Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston
Blaffer Art Museum is pleased to present a twenty-year survey dedicated to American sculptor Tony Feher. The exhibition and the accompanying monograph represent the first attempt at a comprehensive, in-depth consideration of Feher’s career. It seeks to reveal the richness, complexity, and impact of Feher’s investigations through a careful selection of 60 key works that revolve around a very personal formal, material, and spatial vocabulary developed and refined over the past couple of decades.
October 13, 2012 - March 31, 2013
Sarah Cain will be included in Treating Shadows as Real Things, a special project as a part of ARTISSIMA Lido in Turin, Italy. The exhibition will be held in the Church of The Holy Shroud where artists: Lucas Blalock, Sarah Cain, Giorgio de Chirico, Samara Golden, Mark Hagen, Anthony Lepore, Andrea Longacre-White, Carlo Mollino and Ry Rocklen address the flexibility of perception, the nature of belief and the space and possibility of the metaphysical.
Sarah Cain will be included in For the Martian Chronicles, a group exhibition at L&M Arts. For the Martian Chronicles pays homage to the late writer Ray Bradbury (1920-2012), who in the 1940’s lived in a home located on the current L&M Arts property. Here, in what was then a small white clapboard house, Bradbury wrote much of what would become his celebrated book, The Martian Chronicles
The exhibition will be on view 8 November 2012 - 5 January 2013
In October 2013, Dallas will premiere a major traveling exhibition and the first comprehensive survey to be organized in the United States on the work of contemporary American artist Jim Hodges. Co-organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center, Jim Hodges: sometimes beauty explores the trajectory of the artist’s twenty-five-year career, highlighting the major themes that unify his multilayered and varied practice.
Hurvin Anderson will be featured in Thresholds, a group exhibition that questions the uncertain boundaries of personal, geographical, policital and cultural identities. Thresholds is presented as part of Liverpool Biennial 2012 and will be on view 15 September 2012 - 7 April 2013.
Socrates Sculpture Park will honor artist Tony Feher and curator Richard Flood at their annual benefit on 27 September 2012. The event will feature cocktails, live music, boat rides and maritime cuisine.
Rob Reynolds will be included in Common Tread: Traversing the American Landscape, a group exhibition curated by Martha Lourdes Rocha and Martin Lorigan. Common Tread: Traversing the American Landscape will be on view at Begovich Gallery, California State University, Fullerton from 8 September - 11 October 2012.
Gary Simmons will be included in Thenceforward, and Forever Free, a group exhibition at Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University. Thenceforward, and Forever Free is presented as part of Marquette University's Freedom Project, a year-long commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War.
The exhibition will be on view 22 August - 22 December, 2012.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will feature work by Gary Simmons in the inaugural Director's Council Focus exhibition for the 2012-2013 season.
FOCUS: Gary Simmons will be on view 9 November 2012 - 6 January 2013.
Roy McMakin will be included in Temporary Structures, an interdisciplinary group exhibition curated by Glen Helfand and Cydney Peyton for the Walter and McBean Galleries at San Francisco Art Institute.
The exhibition will open on Friday 14 September.
Donald Moffett: The Radiant Future and Mr. Gay in the U.S.A will be on view at the Columbus College of Art & Design from 16 November 2012 - 11 January 2013.
The Radiant Future will feature recent paintings, while Mr. Gay in the U.S.A. will be displayed as a suite of 17 courtroom drawings from the case of Ronald Gay.
The artist will give a talk on Friday 16 November at 5.30pm.
Sarah Cain's first monograph, published by LAND, is scheduled for release on 11 July 2012. The book details the artist's work from 2002 to the present, and features texts by Andrew Berardini, Sarah Cain, Tara McDowell, Shamim M. Momin and Franklin Sirmans.
Tony Feher’s commissioned public art installation at the new federal courthouse in Rockford, Illinois, will be dedicated on Monday 14 May 2012. A lecture by the artist will follow at 7pm at the Rockford Art Museum.
Anthony Meier Fine Arts is pleased to announce a traveling survey dedicated to American artist Tony Feher. Organized by Director and Chief Curator Claudia Schmuckli of the Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston, the exhibition will seek to reveal the richness, complexity, and impact of Feher’s investigations through a careful selection of 60 key works.
The exhibition will open 11 May 2012 at Des Moines Art Center and is accompanied by a monograph that represents a comprehensive, in-depth consideration of the artist’s career to date.
In celebration of his traveling survey exhibition and newly-launched, fully-illustrated monograph, Tony Feher will speak in a dialogue with Zoe Leonard at the New York Public Library. Booksigning will follow.
Wednesday, 30 May 2012, 6-8pm
Kate Shepherd will be included in a group exhibition at the Lannan Foundation Gallery entitled Transparent. The exhibition will be on view 28 April through 15 July 2012.
Donald Moffett will be featured in a survey exhibition at The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, on view 23 June through 9 September 2012.
With the indoor galleries closed for renovation, the Ulrich Museum of Art turned to Tony Feher to activate their outdoor spaces by creating a pair of temporary site-determined artworks titled titled "Carl Sagan, Carl Sagan" for the Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection. On the WSU campus, his inventive application of fluorescent orange to the museum’s façade and the branches of trees across campus encourages university students, staff, and visitors to see familiar spaces anew. Tony Feher: Extraordinary Ordinary is on view through Fall 2012 at Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas.
Sarah Cain has been chosen to participate in Bold Tendencies 6, London, UK. Bold Tendencies is a non-profit summertime sculpture project dedicated to showcasing new art by international artists.
Cecilia Edefalk is included in The Carnegie Art Award 2012 exhibition at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, on view 16 March through 23 May 2012.
Sarah Cain has been selected to participate in Made in L.A. 2012, the first Los Angeles Biennial organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART. The exhibition is scheduled for 2 June - 2 September 2012 at the Hammer Museum, the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, and LAXART, Los Angeles.