Modérateur : Flo
The Kravets/Wehby Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of objects in the mirror are closer than they appear, a group exhibition of painting and sculpture featuring work by Devon Costello, Cheryl Donegan, Deshawn Dumas, Steve Harding, David Pappaceno, and Emily Weiner opening on Saturday, December 15th and running through January 26th.
In objects in the mirror are closer than they appear, the artists present a wide range of abstract painting and sculpture that engage with depth and perspective.
Armory Art Takes Over NYC
VOLTA NY will enter its 8th year this March. It stands out as the premiere invitational show of solo artists’ projects.
Last year, they hosted Open Forum, a series of talks co-hosted with The Armory Show, performances, open studio visits, art tours, artistic interventions, a specialized docent program, featuring participation from New York’s leading visual art institutions, art films and video art series.
Be sure to check out this year's event Thursday, March 7 – Sunday, March 10, 2013. New Location: 82 MERCER – New York, NY 10013
New York Abstraction In The Mid West
On January 19th, White Flag Projects, located in St. Louis, will present the works of eight great New York artists working in a mix of figurative and abstract painting in a show entitled "Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out." These artists include Markus Amm, Ashley Bickerton, Carroll Dunham, Joyce Pensato, Julia Rommel. Peter Saul, Joshua Smith, and Ryan Sullivan.
White Flag Projects is a not-for-profit alternative art institution established in 2006 to facilitate meaningful exhibitions by progressive international, national, and local artists.
They Paint Horses Don't They?
Alex Hubbard Bent Paintings (Why Horses Paint)
Galerie Eva Presenhuber
November 2, 2012 - January 19, 2013
Galerie Eva Presenhuber is very pleased to be opening its exhibition space in the Löwenbräu Complex with BENT PAINTINGS (WHY HORSES PAINT), an exhibition of new work by American artist Alex Hubbard.
In his first solo show at the gallery, the New York based artist presents his “Bent Paintings” and a video work. The sculptural character of the nine “Bent Paintings” breaks with conventions of classical painting, the geometrical two- dimensionality of traditional picture formats giving way to bent structures, some of them free-standing sculptures totally emancipated from the wall. As a continuation of his “Trash Paintings,” to which plastic objects are attached in the style of a material assemblage, both the support and the applied plastic objects are subsequently cast in urethane. While this collage of different trashy objects resembles a staged presentation of the flotsam and jetsam of civilization, they also seem to be dancing, arranged in a secret choreography, the movement of its individual items frozen. All “Bent Paintings” are based on the same painting, which is nine times molded and cast.
To Be or Not to Be
Tim Van Laere Gallery
2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Dec 6 - Jan 26, 2013
This group show features recent works by a range of European artists working in a variety of media.
Featuring: Fred Bervoets, Armen Eloyan, Gelitin, Adrian Ghenie, Kati Heck, Jonathan Meese, Peter Rogiers, Rinus Van de Velde and Aaron van Erp.
The Ripest Fruit, Art
It's Winter here in NYC, which means it's quite cold. Most fruits aren't in season anymore, but there's still some proverbial fruit on the tree. Check out No Fruit at the Root in Beijing. This show is set out as a maze that moves between dark and light spaces, and through three works that focus the viewer’s gaze so intensely on texture and surface detail that the subjects and sculptures themselves are effaced. The effect is not so much disorientating as displacing. No Fruit at the Root is on view until Jan 28, 2013 at Beijing Commune. Beijing Commune, 798 Art District No.4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, 100015
The Finest Cakes in Soho
83 Grand Street
47 Wooster Street
January 10th – February 16th 2013
Curated by Alex Gartenfeld
Featuring: Sam Anderson, Ed Atkins, Cecily Brown, Monica Bonvicini, Massimo Grimaldi, Josephine Halvorson, Tommy Hartung, Steffani Jemison, Maria Lassnig, Ryan McGinley, Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, Lari Pittman, Sterling Ruby, Tabor Robak, and David Scanavino
Team is pleased to present a group exhibition organized by New York-based curator Alex Gartenfeld. Black Cake will run from 10 January through 16 February 2013. The show will be installed at both Team Gallery locations: 83 Grand Street and 47 Wooster Street in SoHo.
Various anthropologists and poets tell us that even into the 19th Century, in early spring certain Gaelic villages would partake in the tradition of Beltane by making a bonfire and a mealy cake. The cake would be divided into lots, one for each member of the tribe, and dumped into a bonnet. A single chunk was covered in dust, and the person who drew this black piece was pushed into the fire.
26 street: 526 W 26 street, suite 519, 6-8pm
Jan 10 - Feb 16, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday January 10, 6-8pm
Inspired by the regional occurrences that have wrecked our habitats and compromised our daily lives in varying degrees, "The Beacon" highlights select stages of a natural disaster, from beginning to aftermath. While some works include the proverbial beacon or “guiding light,” others portray extreme weather or its consequences. The exhibition is about the inner sanctums of one's mind and the will to carry on as a survival instinct.
Featuring: Alexis Rockman, April Gornik, Joe Bradley, John Gordon Gauld, Lawrence Weiner, Meghan Boody, Michelle Stuart, Phillip Estlund, Spencer Tunick
Emmy Skensved's Materiality
Emmy Skensved, Vis-à-Vis
1086 ½ Queen Street West | Toronto, ON | M6J 1H8
January 10th- February 17th, 2013
Opens: Thursday, January 10th, 7-10pm
ESP is pleased to present Berlin based artist Emmy Skensved's solo show Vis-à-Vis.
For this series of work, Skensved mines her own materials for the subject matter. The textured acrylic paint used to produce the work is photographed and digitally altered to make graphic designs, which are traced back onto the paint before finally being cut and collaged onto the support. The actual brush marks and the illusionistic representations thereof make reference to one another, creating a self-referential loop. The digital process also leaves a distinctive mark on the end product.
Art with a nice taste
Taste of Us
Jan 11 - Feb 17, 2013
261 Broome Street | New York, NY 10002
Denny Gallery just opened in the Lower East Side in NYC. Now showing is Amanda Valdez. Valdez makes colorful, multimedia works, populated by shapes that oscillate between representation and abstraction. The works have a very strong physicality, immediacy, and sense of embodiment. Various materials- embroidery, acrylic paint, fabric and canvas- are sewn together to become continuous, integral elements of the work. Sewn elements are not delicate. Fabric and stitches do not cede to painted elements, and the overall effect is one of materials acting out and asserting themselves.
Arrivals and Departures, Berlin
The Arrival II
Emerson Gallery Berlin
10117 Berlin, Germany
Nov 24 - Feb 2, 2013
Featuring: Inge Mahn, Antje Neppach, Pawel Polus, Lorant Szathmary, Frank Tornow
Emerson Gallery is hosting five artists from three countries with photography, conceptual art and painting in an exhibited titled The Arrival II.
Arrival always means a turning point. The hopeful or fearful eye out for what is to come can be one hand with joyful expectations or fears associated with. Arrival can also be read as a Christian motif, as we formulated in 2005: "The word 'arrival', from the Latin, adventus, Advent ', marks the beginning of the Christian year circle of preparation for Christmas, the celebration of the birth of Christ. Originally, the term "Advent" the Greek word "epiphaneia" (appearance, revelation) and was related to the arrival of the deity in the temple, or the visit of a king.
Recycle Your Art
Environmental Services: WHAT IS YOURS IS MINE
15 Rivington Street, New York, NY
On View: January 12 — February 17, 2013
Owner/Operator, Doug Weathersby, founded Environmental Services (ES) upon completing graduate school as a means to be both financially stable and as a promise to himself to create art on a daily basis. For $40/hour (three hour minimum) ES will do anything from installing your art to forming a compost pile in your back yard to painting your house, all the while creating art through photographs, temporary installations, and the reconfiguration of accumulated materials. At its core, Weathersby’s practice is collaborative as he openly responds to a given context. Often exhibiting images or detritus from various job sites, he forms entire shows based on his multidisciplinary practice.
I have binders full of collages
A Binder Full of Collages
53 Stanton St, New York
December 13, 2012 - January 27, 2013
Featuring: Raffaella Chiara, Dennis Dawson, James Gallagher, Steve Greene, Eva Lake, Robert Yoder
frosch&portmann is pleased to announce A Binder Full of Collages, a group exhibition that brings together collages of six artists who have been working in this medium for many years
Ride The Big One
Robert Longo: Black and White
February 1 - March 30, 2013
Opening Reception: February 1st 7 - 9PM
Andy Denzler in Berlin
Interior / Exterior
Dec 1 - Feb 2, 2013
Galerie Michael Schultz
Mommsenstraße 34 10629 Berlin, Germany
Swiss artist Andy Denzler recently opened a new solo show titled Interior/Exterior at Galerie Michael Schultz in Berlin.
The River of Time
Steve McCurry - The River of Time.
Photographs from Asia 1980 - 2011
Jan 18 - June 16, 2013
38440 Wolfsburg, Germany
For the first time in Germany, the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg presents a comprehensive overview of the powerfully colorful oeuvre of the American photographer Steve McCurry in a museum environment. In the series of pioneering photographers, in what already works by Man Ray (1994), Brassaï (2004), Edward Steichen (2008) and Henri Cartier-Bresson (2011/12) have been shown, the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg is now dedicating a living photographer a solo exhibition .
Painting in a Box in L.A.
Check out this group show at The Box entitled Painting in L.A. before it's too late. The works are disparate, funky and bring together a range of artists whose practice is not easily defined. Featuring: Judith Bernstein, Wally Hedrick, Michael Henderson, Lee Lozano, Boris Lurie, Paul McCarthy, Otto Muehl, Al Payne, Alfons Schilling, Carolee Schneemann, Barbara T. Smith.
Venue: The Box, Los Angeles ends January 26, 2013
Where Everything Intersects
Vera & Melchor de Arcenegui
240 West 16th St, b/w 7th and 8th aves, #A1,
Jan 25 - Feb 15, 2013
Featuring: Alan Ruiz, Andrés Ramírez Gaviria, Donna Huanca, Iliana Ortega, Lupe-Toys, Paul Loughney, Timothy Hutchings, Valentina Gonzalez-Wohlers. Curated by Yoab Vera
What is the boundary between limits? How to transcend those intervals? Ulterior Intersections analyzes continuity and extended phases of space among minimalist aesthetics. Each structure ponders upon its own physicality, recognizing similarities among contrasts, and suggesting a correspondence between opposite poles.
An Abstract Humor at The Painting Center
The Painting Center
547 West 27th Street, Suite 500
New York, NY 10001
January 29, 2013 - February 23, 2013
Reception: Thursday, January 31, 6-8 pm
Analyzing wit in reference to abstract art and language is a sure way to diffuse its potency, since its delivery feeds on the novel and unexpected. Disruption of the status quo helps to define humor. Modernist aesthetics surrounding form, balance and proportion still provide a common reference point from which to view abstract art. This shared visual language has become part of our collective consciousness and dictates our expectations. When preconceived standards are disrupted they can alter assumptions, surprise, reinvent and communicate wit.
Featuring: Marina Adams, Polly Apfelbaum, Joanne Freeman, Joe Fyfe, Barbara Gallucci, Phillis Ideal, Jonathan Lasker, Sarah Lutz, Doreen McCarthy, Mario Naves, Thomas Nozkowski, Paul Pagk, Ruth Root, Fran Shalom, and Stephen Westfall
7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art
The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7)
December 8, 2012 — April 14, 2013
Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and Queensland Art Gallery (QAG)
Exclusive to Brisbane
Established in 1993, The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) is the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art’s flagship international contemporary art event. It is the only major exhibition series in the world to focus exclusively on the contemporary art of Asia, the Pacific and Australia. APT7 continues the series’ forward-thinking approach to questions of geography, history and culture and how these questions are explored through the work of contemporary artists.
Featuring: Ben Afex, Amatus Ahmak, Antonin Arke, Susan Jacobs, Stefanus Jakfu, Norbertus Jokomen, Nguyen Minh Phuoc, Manuel Ocampo, Paramodel, Pratchaya Phinthong, Phuan Thai Meng, Paulis Pokman, The Propeller Group, Sara Rahbar, Wedhar Riyadi, Edwin Roseno, Ruangrupa, Sangdon Kim, Dominic Sansoni, Greg Semu, Yakobus Serambi, Raqib Shaw, Dayanita Singh, Dinisius Sirets, Tadasu Takamine, Tallur L.N., Fiona Tan, Te Wei, Filipe Tohi, Tromarama, Tuan Thai Nguyen, Tintin Wulia, Yuan Goang-Ming, Zhou Tiehai and more.
Art after Objects in Milan
Beyond The Object
Brand New Gallery
Via Carlo Farini 32, 20159 Milano (Italy)
January 15, 2013 - March 09, 2013
Featuring: Aaron Aujla, Gabriele Beveridge, Andy Boot, Sophie Bueno Boutellier, Sarah Crowner, Robert Davis, Michael De Lucia, Tomas Downes, Ed Fornieles, Raphael Hefti, Julian Hoeber, Parker Ito, Sachin Kaeley, Barbara Kasten, Sean Kennedy, Jason Kraus, James Krone, Daniel Lefcourt, Tony Lewis, Lloyd Corporation, Andrea Longacre-White, Marie Lund, Dave McDermott, Matthew Metzger, Carter Mull, David Ostrowski , Virginia Overton, Michael Part, Hayal Pozanti, Noam Rappaport, Davina Semo, Lucien Smith, Chris Succo, Mika Tajima, Oscar Tuazon, Artie Vierkant, Emily Wardill
Decenter Revisits The 1913 Armory Show
Henry Street Settlement (Abrons Arts Center)
Chinatown/LES: 466 Grand street, 6-9
February 17, 2013 - April 7, 2013
Opening Reception: February 17, 6-8 pm
Panel Discussions: February 17, 4-6 pm
Abrons Arts Center Playhouse
At the 1913 Armory Show, the Association of American Painters and Sculptors showcased the "New Spirit" of modern art. A backlash of scathing criticism showed how baffled the general American public was by the seeds of abstraction in the Cubist artworks, which quickly became a shorthand expression for the structural changes brought about by modernity. They not only redefined artistic practice, but also altered our understanding of the process through which we perceive the world. Curated by Andrianna Campbell and Daniel S. Palmer,
Featuring: Cory Arcangel, Tony Cokes, Douglas Coupland, David Kennedy Cutler, N. Dash, Michael Delucia, Jessica Eaton, Franklin Evans, Amy Feldman, Andrea Geyer, David Gilbert, Ethan Greenbaum, Gregor Hildebrandt, Butt Johnson, John Houck, Barbara Kasten, Andrew Kuo, Liz Magic Laser, Douglas Melini, Ulrike Mohr, Brenna Murphy, John Newman, Gabriel Orozco, Rafaël Rozendaal, Seher Shah, Travess Smalley, Sara VanDerBeek
5 Artists To See During Armory Art Week 2013
We're looking forward to this year's showdown as over 10 fairs come together in NYC this March. We've selected 5 must see artists among many others. A short list follows:
The Armory Show, the fair that started it all, will return to Piers 92 & 94 with a special FOCUS: USA this year. Check out Dodge Gallery's highlight, Dave Cole and his rusty lead American flag. The Armory Show will be held at 12th Avenue at 55th Street, Piers 92 and 94 from Mar 7 - 10, 2013.
Other featured artists in FOCUS:USA include: Elise Adibi, Lincoln Schatz, Andy Warhol, Andrew Brischler and Simone Leigh, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Rochelle Feinstein and Artie Vierkant, Paul Gabrielli and Cary Leibowitz, Duke Riley, Tavares Strachan, Shuhei Yamada, Type A, Kendell Carter, and Joel Ross, Chitra Ganesh and Dorothea Tanning, Todd Pavlisko, Desiree Holman, Liz Magic Laser.
El Museo del Barrio gets superreal
superreal, presented by El Museo del Barrio is a photography and video exhibition that explores alternative realities from 1980 to today. The artists' own creations of alternative realities through the use of photographic mediums that traditionally assert our understanding of what is real directly challenge the viewer. Our worlds of landscapes, human figures, architecture, objects and natural phenomena are caught in a striking dichotomy: emphasis versus subversion, obscurity versus revelation. superreal features 150 works by artists such as ADÁL, Tania Bruguera, Vik Muniz, Miguel Rio Branco, Betsabee Romero, and Andres Serrano.
On the exhibition, curator Rocio Aranda-Alvarado states: "(this) is an exciting exhibition that explores alternative realities and challenges how the photographic lens is traditionally understood as a reflection of actuality. The majority of the works in the exhibition come from El Museo's permanent collection, and most have never been shown.
Scope's Landmark Venue New York 2013
SCOPE’s flagship fair returns to New York City in 2013 with a distinguished, landmark venue: Skylight at Moynihan Station. New York City’s iconic Post Office will host a series of highly-curated events; SCOPE is honored to be among this elite group selected for the remarkable opportunity of culturally programming an historic New York City landmark.
Widely regarded for its influential voice in the emerging art market, SCOPE New York 2013 will feature 55 international galleries alongside 20 Breeder Program galleries, selected by curatorial panel. Hailing from four continents and eighteen countries, SCOPE exhibitors represent the best and brightest contemporary work from emerging and mid-career artists.
Armory Art Week 2013: The Low Down
This year, Armory Art Week 2013 will reach back into art history, don prizes to the best dressed and have artists establish brands.
The Armory Show Announces Liz Magic Laser As Commissioned Artist
The Armory show has announced Liz Magic Laser as their commissioned artist for the 2013 edition. Laser's practice is interdisciplinary and broad as she combines performance, theatre and installation. Some of her most exciting shows have been at Mälmo Konsthall, the Performa 11 Biennial, The Kitchen and MoMA PS1. As their commissioned artist, Laser will brand the 2013 Armory show.
ADDA Announces Historical Solo Shows
The ADDA Art Show this year is full of surprises, including groundbreaking solo exhibitions of Louise Lawler at Metro Pictures, David Zwirner’s presentation of Milton Avery, and Tacita Dean at Marian Goodman Gallery. Visitors will also love their thematic group shows like “Cubism and Pop” at Richard Feigen & Co., and “20th Century Impressionism” at Acquavella Galleries, Inc.
Spring Break In NYC
SPRING/BREAK Art Show
The Old School, 233 Mott Street, New York City 10012
Dates: March 6-11 2012
This year check out the SPRING/BREAK Art Show, the new curator-driven art fair during Armory Arts Week. The 2nd Annual fair will inhabit Old School, a four-story schoolhouse located in NoLIta from March 5th – March 10th, 2013.
Featuring the projects of over 20 curators, the show will abandon the traditional focus on galleries – offering a “break” from the typical art fair model – and showcase a range of New York City’s curatorial voices, all surrounding a single exhibition theme - New Mysticism.
Utilizing over 20 classrooms, hallways, and unique areas in one of the city’s oldest schoolhouses, new art works will be on display, arranged by curators representing the more recent creative contributions of the Lower East Side, Williamsburg, Gowanus, and Bushwick. New Mysticism, the fair’s 2013 curatorial theme as described by Andrew Gori and Ambre Kelly, the co-founders of The They Co. and SPRING/BREAK Art Show, ‘examines how digital semiotics, the Internet, and technology at large, along with the old relics of 20th century visual culture together all provoke a new formal intuition within the aesthetic incantations of formal expression today – often more human than our advancements would have us know.’
Independent Fair Returns to Chelsea
March 7 – 10, 2013
548 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
Preview: March 7, 4pm – 9pm
The fourth edition of Independent, scheduled for March 7-10, 2013 will return to its former location at 548 West 22nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues in the heart of the Chelsea gallery district.
This year’s edition will feature over 40 international galleries and non-profit institutions representing fourteen countries. Independent will also highlight the presentation of international publications Mousse, Bidoun, and DAP housed within the commissioned rooftop, designed by architect Christian Wassmann. Wassmann will also collaborate with Independent on the architectural design of the exhibition space, which will reflect the spatial and curatorial concerns of the galleries and institutions.
This year’s edition will be dedicated to the non-profit institutions in New York that were hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy. Chelsea-based organizations The Kitchen and Printed Matter will participate for the first time at Independent presenting their programs.
The Lone Contemporary Japanese Art Fair Returns
New City Art Fair
March 7 – 10, 2013
529 W 20th St 2W
New York, NY 10011
The New City Art Fair is the only contemporary Japanese art fair in New York City. Taking place in Chelsea, at hpgrp Gallery New York located at 529 West 20th Street, the show will be open from March 7-March 10, 2013. There will be 11 participating galleries from Japan. Entrance to the fair is free.
The New City Art Fair will focus on showing original artworks by Japanese artists. With an aim to present contemporary Japanese art to art fans worldwide, the New City Art Fair opened its doors the first time in New York in March 2012. The second edition was held in Taipei in November 2012 and brought 35,000 visitors. In conjunction with the Armory Arts Week, the third edition will be back to New York.
Group Show at Soho's Broadway Gallery
473 Broadway 7th FL
NY, NY 10013
March 6 – March 28, 2013
Reception: Thursday, March 7, 6-8PM
Featuring: Anna Lukasik-Fisch, Alika Kumar, Frances Sniffen, Gabriela Culic, Jesus Cabanas, Antonio Russo, Dorel Topan, Regina Miele, Claudia Salguero, Maxine Nienow, Jaci Berkopec, Brittany Schall, Tomaas and Ira Chernova
Art Paris 2013 at the Grand Palais
Art Paris Art Fair
March 28 - April 1, 2013
21 Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 75008 Paris, France
Held from 28th march to 1st april 2013, Art Paris Art Fair brings together 144 galleries from 20 countries under the majestic roof of the Grand Palais. the fair invites Russia as guest of honour in 2013. This year, Art Paris Art Fair is confirming its identity as the art event that focuses on the art scenes the East (Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia).
Featuring: Alexeeva Marina, Alftan Henni, Allen Thomas, Alliaud Estèla, Almazov Nicolaï, Almeida Helena, Alsayad Houmam, Alsharif Basma, Altieri Gilles, Altmann Alexander, Alviani Getulio, Ambrosio Maddalena, Anakis Angie, Anastassiades Michael, Andjelić Igor, Andre Carl, André Cyrille, Andreenkov Vladimir, Andrialavidrazana Malala, Andrianomearisoa Joël, Angèi Massimo, Angelidakis Andreas, Anonyme Warli, Anselmo Giovanni, Ansiau Maxime, Antas Axel, Antoniucci Pierre, Anufriev Sergey, Appel Karel, Arad Ron, Araki Nobuyoshi, Arcangelo, Archer Nicholas, Archer Timothy, Arden Roy, Arendt Masha, Arik Levy, Arikan Burak and more.
Armory Week's One & Only Video Fair
Contemporary Video Art Fair
March 7–10, 2013
Waterfront New York Tunnel
269 11th Avenue
Between 27th and 28th Streets
New York, NY 10001
Featured Artists: Greta Alfaro, Michel Auder, Cathy Begien, Janet Biggs, Khalil Charif, Kevin Cooley, Sam Curtis, Kota Ezawa, Hermine Freed, Mihai Grecu, Malak Helmy, Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen, Oswaldo Maciá, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Marko Mäetamm, Tang Maohong, Eva and Franco Mattes, Kambui Olujimi, Cheryl Pope, Marinella Senatore, Anne Spalter, Rbt. Sps., Zefrey Throwell and Dirk Skreber, Jan Tichy, Tommy Turner, Edin Vélez, Ted Victoria, Nina Yuen, Bryan Zanisnik, Zhao Zhao
Burn Your Homework. SPRING/BREAK Is Here!
SPRING/BREAK Art Show returns for it’s second annual exhibition at the Old School on March 5 – 10, 2013. NY Arts Magazine recently caught up with two of the show’s many curators, Ambre Kelly and Andrew Gori. This year’s rendition is titled, “New Mysticism.” Using this theme, more than 20 curators will show pieces that all fit the premise of the exhibit. Over 70 artists will be displayed within the Old School’s historic walls.
Kelly and Gori explain, “New to the initiative, SPRING/BREAK partners this year with online auction house Paddle8, with all sales accessible to Paddle8’s global collector community – making SPRING/BREAK the first fair to make works salable exclusively through a digital platform. An online preview of selected works launches February 27th, with sales going live March 5th – 10th, in tandem with the exhibition (see: http://www.paddle8.com/auctions/springbreak).”
They add, “Also new this year, fair organizers, artists, and curators have agreed to donate a portion of sales to the NYFA Emergency Relief Fund for individual artists affected by Hurricane Sandy. In addition, the auction will allocate a percentage of sales from artwork to Joanne Tucker and Adam Driver’s Arts in the Armed Forces (AITAF) initiative.”
Alex Kvares, Temnota 6, 2012. Courtesy of Mulherin + Pollard NYC
It's Party Time in the Lower East Side
In conjunction with Armory Art Week, the Lower East Side will be in full party mode. Friday, March 8, 2013, 7 - 9 pm is Lower East Side Gallery Night with several neighborhood galleries offering extended hours. And then on Sunday, March 10, 2013, 12 - 6 pm will be the Lower East Side Gallery Stroll.
Stop by any of over 50 participating galleries for snacks and beverages all day Sunday. Click here for a map of all participating galleries, or click here for more information. Check out a few of the highlights below.
Brennan and Griffin
Lose Your Way to California
Pretend To Lose Your Place
March 19 - April 26, 2013
Reception : Tuesday, March 19, 6-8:30 Pm
Wharton + Espinosa : Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Avenue, Suite B275,
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Gallery Hours : Monday - Friday, 11-6pm
New York artist Jaqueline Cedar utilizes a fractured dimensionality in which bodies, light, and location intersect and coexist on parallel planes dictated not by a natural order but a dreamlike logic. Flesh, matter, and consciousness all fragment within Cedarʼs layered fields of disorienting space. Time, on the other hand is static, either nonexistent or in suspension, inducing an ambiguous sense of suspense or infinite irresolution.
Cedarʼs artistic genealogy is found in a heady concoction of early 20th century painting and faint hints of a west coast sensibility seeping in from her Southern Californian roots. Her most recent works cite Orphism as a key source, referring to the mystical content of painters rooted in cubism whose primary interest was the expression of sensation and infinite interrelated states of being. This reference poignantly surfaces in Cedarʼs enigmatic narratives of deep contemplative states and disjointed physical and psychological engagements, all charged with a permanent sense of foreboding - forever preparing and waiting for events to come.
It's Getting Woodsy in Bushwick
Eye Level with the Smallest Leaf: Louise Dudis
March 22 through April 28, 2013
Opening reception: March 22, 2013, 6-9pm
Robert Henry Contemporary
56 Bogart St
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Eye Level with the Smallest Leaf by Louise Dudis features 5 new large-scale pieces from her Fallen Tree Series that consists of multi-panel photographs of the forests of the Hudson Valley, and specifically trees that lie in the forests along the Hudson River’s edge. With its focus on the emotional and spiritual influence of the land, Dudis' work is a contemporary reexamination of the 19th Century’s Hudson River School of painting. Through the lens of 21st Century technology and environmental concerns, her work, influenced by American Transcendentalism, questions our impact and relationship to the land and explores ideas about time, the environment, spirituality and philosophy.
CHICKEN OR BEEF?
A Transcontinental Survey of Figurative Painting
Curated by Jesper Elg
Opening: March 6, 6-9pm
March 6 – April 20, 2013
Highlighting the ever-buoyant importance of the figurative, this show puts together works from artists across the globe. It proves to be an extensive overview of image-heavy work, taking a hard stand in favor of a painting practice under scrutiny in today’s abstraction saturated painting climate.
Featuring work by Allison Schulnik, Anders Oinonen, Anna Bjerger, Antonio Ballester Moreno, Barnaby Furnas, Bjarne Melgaard, Cecily Brown, Dan Attoe, Devin Troy Strother, Eddie Martinez, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Erik Parker, Geoff McFetridge, HuskMitNavn, Jannis Varelas, Jemima Kirke, Jocelyn Hobbie, John Copeland, John Korner, Jules de Balincourt, Katherine Bernhardt, Keegan McHargue, Lola Montes Schnabel, Margaret Kilgallen, Maya Bloch, Miriam Cahn, Misaki Kawai, Peter Linde Busk, Rosson Crow, Ryan Schneider, Tal R, Taylor McKimens, Todd James, and Troels Carlsen.
Neo-Expressionism and Power Chords
Hearing the guitar riff toward the end of Boston’s 1976 rock song “Peace of Mind” from a passing car radio the other day, I was a little surprised to find myself gripped by the sound, just as when I was a teenager and predictably compelled by such things many years ago.
The musical gesture is certainly a cliché, but I listened; a cluster of chords form a simple, blocky, repeated figure. The fully cranked electric guitar and amp pump out a sound soaked in a humming spectrum of overtone distortion. All other instruments drop out during the break and let it hang excitingly in the air. The aural space around it for that moment is vast.
The brief rhythmic guitar break is a statement of the drive that’s layered up and elaborated throughout the entire song - but here it is stripped down for a minute, right to the heart of the matter. Its a sonic emotional mission statement by the long-haired, red-eyed stoner at the center of it all. He soars for a moment through an inner space of pure feeling, whipping out an energy in this riff that majestically trumps all that boring “corporate ladder” and “competition” crap.
Brian Cypher at Schema Projects
Friday April 5th - Sunday April 28th
92 St Nicholas Ave
Brian Cypher isn't afraid to do his thing. Working prolifically with all kinds of drawing and painting materials throughout his career, he seems to be comfortable producing powerful yet whimsical abstractions, no matter the scale he chooses. Schema Projects being a space specializing in works on paper, Cypher's drawings on display here are a selection from work produced over a twenty year span. Amazingly, one finds it a challenge to figure which works were created when. All of the works share a visual relationship governed by Cypher's ability to make seriously considered abstractions appear playful and easy.
Untitled Art Fair Establishes a Name for Itself
Amongst the extensive list of fairs exhibited at Art Basel, an underdog outshined the competitors with its fresh take on environmentally-minded art. Untitled, directed by curator Omar Lopez-Chahoud, made its debut this year by setting up camp right on Miami Beach. Showcasing up-and-coming artists from all over the world, Omar selected the appropriate galleries whose art was not only intertwined via commonalities, but had also complimented the airy space within the billowing tent. Given enough room to run caravans through its halls, Untitled offered wide paths bathing in sunlight that penetrated through several beach panoramas, as well as the thin ceilings of the tent. Working with architects and artists alike, Omar’s ambitions led him to create a fantastic art show within a refreshing space, which differentiated the fair from the stale, overcrowded indoor galleries we’ve all become accustomed to in the art world.
Selections from The Tribeca Film Festival 2013
For movie fans who are partial to movies without closure, the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival provides many good movies without complete endings. You can use your imagination to project a conclusion. Perhaps life has become so subtle and arbitrary, endings are no longer relevant. What might matter more is what brings people to the edge.
Hollywood of the 30’s and 40’s excelled at creating non-realities that a majority of moviegoers sought and accepted. The fields of dreams today are difficult to share. They are “private Idahos” that are so self-centered and bravely egocentric as to be pure cinematic narcissism. This festival had very varied and strong offerings. Here are some of the more personal films.
Courtesy of Pace Gallery
Maya Lin at Pace Gallery
One of the most elegant and thought-provoking exhibitions this year is Maya Lin’s Here and There.
Lin became the center of controversy in 1981 when she won the competition to design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Still a student, and virtually unknown, her design was chosen from over 1,400 submissions. I remember seeing an exhibit of many of those entries and being astonished at the judges’ insightful choice of a delicate series of small color pencil drawings over the extensive technical plans and sculptured memorial models surrounding them. Lin’s clear vision was to create a “v” shape cut in the earth of dark granite with the names of those lost listed by the years they had fallen.
To Sleep, Perchance To Dream by Anita Sto and Giorgio Savona
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 independent curators Anita Sto and Giorgio Savona will present TO SLEEP, PERCHANCE TO DREAM, a preview of a work in progress by conceptual multimedia artist, Anita Sto and Professional Photographer Giorgio Savona.
The exhibition will be held at Broadway Gallery, 473 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10013.
TO SLEEP, PERCHANCE TO DREAM, is a work based on the idea of Giorgio Savona. This event at Broadway Gallery would be the preview of theirs work on suicide. Savona and Sto’s project consists in representing five forms of suicide: Seppuku, hanging, drowning, poisoning and wrist cutting. The intention of their piece is to capture the intimate emotions and solitude within which one might be overwhelmed to the point that they decide to interrupt life.
Justin Mortimer, Bureau, 2011. Oil on canvas, 184 x 224 cm. AmC Collezione Coppola, Italy. Photo Anna Anca.
When Darkness Falls by Emese Krunák-Hajagos
Mankind has always been fascinated by darkness. In the beginning as the Bible says, “darkness covered the face of the deep” and since then looking into the abyss is part of human history. We associate the unknown with darkness and surely darkness will accompany our end. Why do we love dark visions such as the end of the world? Why is shivering with fear so appealing to our fantasies? Why do we always go for the worst possible scenario?
Image courtesy of Blain-Didonna Gallery
Paul Delvaux at Blain-DiDonna Gallery by Tony Zaza
While other fine arts venues continue to exploit the unwashed and uneducated, Blain-DiDonna Gallery continues to offer opportunities to re-examine artists whose work reinterprets our notions of the nature of artistic expression, while at the same time preserving their integrity and mystery. Following their stimulating Hans Arp show comes the enigma of Paul Delvaux, whose painterly gaze extends into imaginative mindscapes.
Delvaux lived for nearly a century. More an orphan from than a practitioner of the Surrealist agenda, the artist had been given a comfortable childhood and a classical education, but had no enthusiasm for the law career his father desired of him. After World War I, having briefly studied drawing for a possible architect career, he appears to have been seduced by the sensuality of art, and took to painting. At first, he worked on conventional landscapes of no particular significance. Later he mastered the skills that would characterize his most mature work.
He was blessed with the luxury of being able to travel at will, and this provided the source of his haunting imagery. In 1934, Delvaux entered the Walloon village of Spy, where he harvested the fruit for his fertile dreamstates in obscurity and solitude. From then on, each work was a ticket he gave to the viewer, enabling their journey through his hallucinatory landscapes.
Volta 9: Monday June 10th - Saturday June 15th
Designed to be the missing link within the Basel Art Fair empire, Volta9 represents contemporary voices of exciting artists and curators from across the globe. In it's 9th year, the fair is gearing up for what seems to be it's most exciting expose so far. Galleries across the Americas, Europe, and Asia were asked to focus on an enticing emerging artist who they considered of interest in respects to fostering a healthy relationship for the length of the artist's career.
The fair opens this coming Monday June 10th and remains open through Saturday the 15th. Meaning "turn" in Italian, Volta promises to present the cusp of the next great generation of artists who will boldly lead the way forward. Having them all in one cutting edge venue presents us with the opportunity to see who holds the aces of the future. As the galleries line up their contemporary arsenal of young guns, we wait in the wings, salivating over the anticipation of being blown away.
Peruse the available exhibitors in order to plan your calculated approach to this years most exciting art fair:
Representing 90 galleries that encapsulate South Korea's emerging contemporary art scene, Art Show Busan's second art fair is clearly something to keep on your radar. Art Show Busan made it's debut in June of 2012, generating over 20 million visitors. The momentum ignited in last years fair illustrates that Busan as a hub for contemporary art and culture is here to stay.
Starting on Thursday June 6th, Art Show Busan anticipates your visit. This may be a brief show, but the lectures, awards, and exhibitions will leave you with a keen sense for the current artistic and cultural tempo in South Korea. In recent years, Busan has also hosted the Busan Biennale and Busan International Film Festival, placing Busan among other elite global cities.
Feast your eyes on some of Art Show Busan's main attractions -
Opening: Global Projects at Broadway Gallery
Broadway Gallery is pleased to announce Global Projects: Artists at Home and Abroad. The salon-style hanging beckons us to view pivotal artistic ideas presented by a fresh group of artists from across the globe.
Artists featured: Claudia Luthi, Bente Helmersen, Martin Pawera, Yuria Okamura, Jun Ahn, Jose De Olio, Julian Hibbard, Julio Gamboa, Matthew Paquette, Niv Rozenberg, and Andrea Garcia.
Join us for the Opening Reception at our Broadway Gallery (473 Broadway, 7th Floor) this Thursday, June 13th from 6 to 8 PM.
Announcing Art Vilnius 2013
The importance of recognizing emerging artists and artistic movements is becoming more and more vital to a country's contemporary cultural heritage. Art fairs are evolving as staple components of the status quo for major cities globally. Thus it is important to recognize and take note of these developing fairs, in the hopes that we can attempt to better understand international cultural trends and artistic movements.
Art Vilnius 2013 will begin on the Wednesday June 26th. Don't miss this chance to become a part of Lithuania's 4th major art fair!
Take a closer look at http://www.artvilnius.com/en/2013