ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Elijah Burgher, Robert Burnier, Fernando Pareja, Leidy Chavez, Cheryl Pope, Michael Rakowitz, Jessica Stockholder, Saya Woolfalk, Ken Gonzales-Day - EXPO CHICAGO - September 18th - September 21st Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:34:02 +0000 Oa4s, Noah Barker, Erin Jane Nelson, Timothy James Kelly, Nico Colón, Theo Michael, Temra Pavlovic, Jack Heard - PEREGRINEPROGRAM - September 21st - October 12th <h6><span style="font-size: small;"><em>d h c m r l c h t d j;&nbsp;</em></span></h6> <h6><span style="font-size: small;"><em>or true facts about stones;&nbsp;</em></span></h6> <h6><span style="font-size: small;"><em>or the race with the tortoise.</em>&nbsp;</span></h6> <h6><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></h6> <h6><span style="font-size: small;">Oa4s,&nbsp;Noah Barker,&nbsp;Erin Jane Nelson,&nbsp;Timothy James Kelly,&nbsp;Nico Col&oacute;n,&nbsp;Theo Michael,&nbsp;Temra Pavlovic,&nbsp;Jack Heard.</span></h6> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:11:09 +0000 Andrew Falkowski - Paris London Hong Kong - September 5th - October 18th <p style="text-align: justify;">Paris London Hong Kong is pleased to invite you to&nbsp;<em>Light/Industry/Coating</em>, an installation of new work by Andrew Falkowski.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Light/Industry/Coating&nbsp;is the first in a periodic cycle of paintings that considers various material applications in a series of digressive permutations. They are responses to entanglements offered to various mediated and material platforms. Exploratory in nature, Falkowski&rsquo;s painting cycle considers the title terms for their dialogic possibilities.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The paintings in Light/Industry/Coating are indebted to excel spreadsheets, skateboard graphics, running shoe displays, enrollment strategies, labor economies, big box DIY warehouses and materials found in various light/cottage industries. Thin, tablet sized grid paintings line the wall on a shallow shelf. The black color fields of the paintings blend into the black gallery wall, projecting various color differences in the field, or grid, forward. Attached to this series are two &rsquo; x 7&rsquo; plexi-glass acrylic paintings. These larger paintings act in contradistinction to their smaller counterparts. While the smaller tablet sized paintings function primarily as objects, the high gloss surface of these larger pieces function experientially, mirroring, expanding and refracting the space as a whole.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Small square monochrome paintings act in material dialogue to the larger plexi-glass paintings. These transparent, color tinted acrylic glass monochromes have wood frames coated with milk paint, an ancient material once used for Egyptian hieroglyphics but now more associated with historic furniture restoration and &lsquo;shabby chic&rsquo; DIY home improvement.&nbsp; Implied material opposition collapses as the Plexiglas, used for light industrial fabrication, finds counter-balance in the cottage/craft industry&rsquo;s milk paint.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Finally, hyper-smooth, framed white panels are sprayed with transparent, saturated color. Shapeless and formless, the colors intermingle to construct bright tertiary colors, an indistinct response to the grid schema prevalent throughout the installation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Subjective presence here is modeled as an editorial consideration, a simple digression of choice. Like a synecdoche&mdash;or a loop&mdash;Andrew Falkowski&rsquo;s work in&nbsp;<em>Light/Industry/Coating</em>circles around the constructs that administer, rank and project subjective significance through various broad based databases that bind decontextualized horizons.</p> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:05:06 +0000 Stacia Yeapanis, Jason Uriah White - Design Cloud LLC. - July 25th - October 24th <p style="text-align: justify;">Design Cloud presents HERE | NOW, an exhibition visualizing stress, loss, and longing through new and evolving work from artists&nbsp;Stacia Yeapanis&nbsp;and&nbsp;Jason Uriah White.&nbsp;&nbsp;This two-part exhibition explores themes in a physical as well as a digital space. To compliment the installations on view at the Design Cloud studio,&nbsp;<em>HERE | NOW</em>&nbsp;also features a provocative, boundary-pushing&nbsp;online exhibition space.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>HERE | NOW</em>&nbsp;seeks to explore a dichotomy of expression. With the reservation and obfuscation in White&rsquo;s &ldquo;emotional topographies&rdquo; compared to Yeapanis&rsquo; practice of embodied meditation generating individual components for her impermanent and improvisational installations. &shy;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Meador says, &ldquo;Taken as a whole, this show offers a glimpse at how the creatively&shy;-minded visualize stress, loss and longing.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Yeapanis presents&nbsp;two bodies of work:&nbsp;&ldquo;Specimens&rdquo; (2013),&nbsp;her shadowbox collages,&nbsp;explore desires for food, sex, status, romantic love, escape, and physical perfection; while &ldquo;Presence Portal&rdquo;&mdash;an impermanent, improvisational installation created entirely onsite at Design Cloud&mdash;deals with a more profound longing.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Of her work, Yeapanis remarks, &ldquo;Both are sensory experiences of repetition that can transform anxiety about impermanence, uncertainty, and imperfection into curiosity about the mystery of what&rsquo;s actually here, right now.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">White&rsquo;s inspired by forces experienced within the natural world. His interpretation of modern themes of emotion are depicted as evolving, overlapping fluid lines in motion&ndash;forms that seem to be constantly changing.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Playing off his professional experience as a new media director working with new animation technologies, White&rsquo;s &ldquo;What is Now&rdquo; grapples with the distance between modern life and new technology by rendering erratic emotions as suspended forms that hover within the constraints of a structured diorama.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For the special online-only exhibition, curator MK Meador collaborated with designer&nbsp;Meghan Ryan Morris&nbsp;to develop an experimental, groundless space showcasing new work from each artist. The purpose of this component for&nbsp;<em>HERE | NOW</em>&nbsp;is to suggest that an artist&rsquo;s emotional renderings are perhaps best experienced when viewed from &ldquo;inside&rdquo; the work&mdash;within and innovative multidimensional space.</p> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:49:53 +0000