ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Su-Mei Tse - Art Front Gallery - October 14th - November 20th Wed, 31 Aug 2016 07:57:24 +0000 Shinji Ohmaki - Art Front Gallery - September 9th - October 10th <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Shinji Ohmaki has come to notice with his textile series <em>Liminal Air. </em>It was exhibited in 2014 at the <em>Taro Okamoto Award Exhibition II </em>held at Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, and at the exhibition <em>Simple Forms: Contemplating Beauty </em>at the Mori Art Museum in 2015. Since last year, Ohmaki has collaborated with two world-famous fashion brands. At the Aichi Triennal 2016, he exhibited large-scale spatial installations in three different halls, each exploiting the available space in a unique way. Ohmaki is currently regarded as one of Japan&rsquo;s most interesting practitioners of spatial art.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">In recent years, Ohmaki has taken &lsquo;life and death&rsquo; as his main theme. He expresses the ephemeral destiny of what vanishes, and the beauty of passing. His installation at the Aichi Triennale was a culmination. Now, at Art Front Gallery, he will show his first steps in new experimental work seeking to further develop his worldview. Five two-dimensional pieces on the theme of the visualisation of time, not previously shown in Japan before, will be included. We hope you will enjoy Ohmaki&rsquo;s latest work, with their varying expressions and techniques.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Shinji Ohmaki was born 1971 in Gifu Prefecture. He had his grounding in sculpture at Tokyo University of the Arts, where he now teaches. As an up-and-coming artist he also creates and exhibits worldwide. Series such as <em>Echoes, Liminal Air, Memorial Rebirth </em>are central to his artistic persona. In them, he deals with themes like &lsquo;material&rsquo;, &lsquo;space&rsquo; and &lsquo;existence&rsquo;, upsetting our preconceived notions of sculpture by using airy, delicate and unstable forms. Sculpture tends to be thought of as volumetric and material. Ohmaki&rsquo;s creations are the opposite. He uses existentially pale and transitional substances, such as particles of fine pigments or thin textile, which risk flying away, or soap bubbles which vanish at the slightest touch. He develops such items into dynamic spatial entities, based on meticulous calculation. It might also be said that he creates a space for prayer, guiding people towards psychological tranquillity, altering viewers&rsquo; bodily perceptions. In this way Ohmaki transforms ordinary space into something extraordinary.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">In conjunction with this solo exhibition, Art Front Gallery will publish the first full-scale monograph on Ohmaki, covering the wide range of his works so far. (Gendai Kikakushitu; 3800 yen). The book is a collaboration between Japanese and foreign curators and has abundant visual information to interpret how Ohmaki has evolved his themes in ever-changing techniques, across his many artwork series.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ohmaki has participated in most major art festivals, including theYokohama Triennale (2008), Setouchi Triennale (2010), Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale (2015), and Aichi Triennale (2016). He has received invitations fromKorea, Taiwan and Singapore, andhas expanded his activity internationally. In 2018, Ohmaki&rsquo;s work will beexhibited together with otherworld-class artists, such as Marina Abramovic and Cai Guo-Qiang, at a European urban cultural event in the Netherlands.Any exciting future awaits him.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 07:53:47 +0000 Vasily Slonov - Yekaterinburg Gallery of Modern Art - August 29th - September 18th <h1 style="text-align: justify;">Василий Слонов &laquo;ДРУЗЬЯ ДЕТСТВА&raquo;. 29 августа-18 сентября 2016г.</h1> <div style="text-align: justify;">Екатеринбургская галерея современного искусства открывает выставку &laquo;ДРУЗЬЯ ДЕТСТВА&raquo; художника Василия Слонова. Автор скандально известной серии олимпийских плакатов &laquo;Welcome! Sochi 2014&raquo; Вася Слонов разрабатывает почву новой русской мифологии, предлагая свой &laquo;русский сказ&raquo; на новый лад.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">В Екатеринбурге известный художник-иронист Вася Слонов представит свой собственный миф о жизни любимых литературных героев, в реальности которых он не сомневается и приводит нам оригинальные доказательства: рентгенограммы Карлсона, Колобка, Буратино, Мышки-норушки, Чебурашки и многих других. Рентгеновские снимки, как известно, имеют единственный экземпляр. Здесь невозможны никакие цифровые вмешательства, так как изображение создаётся рентгеновским лучом, проходящим через &laquo;тело&raquo; литературного персонажа. Экспозиция из двадцати лайтбоксов предлагает зрителю вспомнить любимых &laquo;друзей&raquo; со страниц детских книг и опознать их рентген-портреты.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Впервые проект был показан на Четвёртой Красноярской биеннале &laquo;Искусство памяти&raquo; в 2001 году, а также в Москве на Винзаводе в Галерее 11/12 в 2013 году.</div> <h3 style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</h3> <h3 style="text-align: justify;">Выставка открыта с 29 августа по 18 сентября 2016г.</h3> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:15:30 +0000 Salvador Dalí - Yekaterinburg Gallery of Modern Art - June 5th - August 28th <p style="text-align: justify;">Yekaterinburg gallery of modern art is glad to present &ldquo;Cryptogram&rdquo; exhibition by Salvador Dali. Dali was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">There will be 60 graphics such as lithographs and wood engravings produced by either Dali himself or his assistants.<br /> It took more than 3 years to organize this exhibition in Saint Petersburg from private collections in Europe and the USA.<br /> You can see Carmen series of 8 selected lithographs from 1968 edition, &ldquo;Alice in wonderland" series of 12 lithographs (1969/1984), Dalinean horses (18 lithographs, 1972/1983) and 20 wood engravings from &ldquo;The Three-Cornered Hat&rdquo; novella by Pedro Antonio de Alarcon in 1958.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The highlight of the exhibition is an excellent suite &ldquo;Trilogy of love&rdquo; (1976). Art historians call this suite the most important masterpiece of Dali.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Organizers:<br /> - Art Centre in Perinnye Ryady (Saint Petersburg)<br /> - Yekaterinburg gallery of modern art</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;">Екатеринбургская галерея современного искусства открывает выставку &laquo;Тайнопись&raquo; Сальвадора Дали.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Пестрые образы, рожденные в легендах и мифах, на страницах сказок и повестей, по мановению руки художника перенеслись в красочный сюрреалистический мир. Будет представлено около 60 графических произведений, среди которых литография и ксилография, выполненные как самим мастером, так и его учениками.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Коллекция, которую привезут в наш город из Санкт-Петербурга, собиралась более 3-х лет в частных галереях Европы и Америки.<br /> В состав экспозиции вошли литографии из серий &laquo;Кармен&raquo; (8 избранных работ из уникального издания 1968 г.), &laquo;Приключения Алисы в Стране Чудес&raquo; (12 работ, 1969/1984 г.), &laquo;Далинианские лошади&raquo; (18 работ, 1972/1983 г.), а также 20 иллюстраций к повести Педро де Аларкона &laquo;Треуголка&raquo;, выполненные в технике ксилографии в 1958 г.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Изюминка выставки - великолепный триптих &laquo;Трилогия любви&raquo; (1976 г.). Искусствоведы называют триптих вершиной творчества испанского мастера.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Организаторы проекта:<br /> </strong>- Арт-центр в Перинных рядах (Санкт-Петербург)<br /> - Екатеринбургская галерея современного искусства</p> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:13:37 +0000 Tor Seidel - XVA Gallery Al Fahidi - September 3rd - October 4th Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:09:44 +0000 Lisa Onstad - Waterstone Gallery - September 18th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Onstad&rsquo;s recent paintings are a reflection of her travels in the greater world as well as her daily trips to her North Portland studio. The wildly colorful and dramatic landscape of Nicaragua serves a backdrop for her exploration of complex emotions and her relationship to her creative process. Using many layers of color and form, Onstad hopes to evoke feeling and spark memories in her viewers &ndash; connecting them to their own exotic and everyday journeys.</p> <h5>Preview reception: Aug 31, 5-8pm<br /> First Thursday Reception: Sept 1, 5-&shy;8pm</h5> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:05:47 +0000 Lisa Onstad - Waterstone Gallery - August 30th - October 2nd <p style="text-align: justify;">Onstad&rsquo;s recent paintings are a reflection of her travels in the greater world as well as her daily trips to her North Portland studio. The wildly colorful and dramatic landscape of Nicaragua serves a backdrop for her exploration of complex emotions and her relationship to her creative process. Using many layers of color and form, Onstad hopes to evoke feeling and spark memories in her viewers &ndash; connecting them to their own exotic and everyday journeys.</p> <h5>Preview reception: Aug 31, 5-8pm<br /> First Thursday Reception: Sept 1, 5-&shy;8pm</h5> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:04:26 +0000 Group Show - Von Bartha, Basel - September 3rd - October 15th Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:59:24 +0000 James Howell - Von Bartha, Basel - September 3rd - October 15th Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:56:48 +0000 Group Show - V1 Gallery - August 20th - September 17th <p style="text-align: justify;">It is a pleasure to present <em>Character</em> an exploration of artists with a strong and independent visual identity that all deploy an idiosyncratic character or characteristic in their oeuvre. The exhibition is a celebration of character in practice and work.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We look forward to seeing you.</p> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:48:04 +0000 Joanne Clarke, Ernestine Tahedl, Jodi Wheeler - Trias Gallery - September 14th - September 30th <p>A selection of new works on display by our gallery artists.</p> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:44:29 +0000 Hanna Ruminski - Trias Gallery - August 1st - September 11th <p style="text-align: justify;">New abstract paintings by painter Hanna Ruminski. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Like an old wall covered in layers of paint, posters, graffiti, etc., my work aims to recreate these urban textures on canvas.The overlapping of letters represents dialogue; expression through communication within society, both personal and public. By repeating a process of building and scraping off layers, what is revealed underneath is always a surprise. Just like with our emotions and memories, this uncovering creates a sense of vulnerability and exposure. As I have personally discovered, this only makes you stronger and more resilient. Dedicated to Curtis. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Opening to coincide with Bronte's Lake Walk evening on the first Thursday of every month.</p> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:41:44 +0000 Group Show - Trias Gallery - August 17th - August 30th <p>A selection of new pieces by our gallery artists.</p> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:40:08 +0000 Lisa Lipton - Southern Alberta Art Gallery - October 1st - November 20th <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Letting go or giving up isn&rsquo;t an act of cowardice; quite often it&rsquo;s an act of supreme bravery.</em><br /> <strong>&mdash; Lisa Lipton</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Halifax-based artist Lisa Lipton brings together the nine chapters of her film and performance opus <em>THE IMPOSSIBLE BLUE ROSE</em>. Three years in the making, Lipton&rsquo;s project is the culmination of video, theatre, dance, poetry, sculpture, and more that surfaced on her dreamy and rebellious journey throughout North America. In this final iteration, basketball games, food vendors, and long distance running merge with live music, dance, and a feature length screening offering the visitor a collaborative opportunity for exchange.&nbsp; For more information on the live performance <a href="" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lipton&rsquo;s story follows its own path, one of spontaneity and intuition, yet with recurring characters, objects, and symbols. It began with <em>Room 95</em>, a film documenting her trip across North America to Los Angeles meeting drummers along the way, swapping tales, and finding a shared rhythm in the conflation of personal/private spaces with the public stage. Since then she has gathered stories from around the continent, among them dance parties in Vancouver, looking for her own grave in Death Valley, and in the end, searching for paradise in Oahu. With each episode, Lipton&rsquo;s narrative grows rhizomatically, accumulating signifiers like souvenirs that she invests with meaning, recurring like an echo but repurposed in multiple forms. Thus, the tropical palm tree, that superlative symbol of paradise and longing, first introduced in the fabric of the California party shorts worn in <em>Room 95</em>, resurfaces often, including as a glittery prop in <em>HARANA</em> (Chapter Four). Nostalgic pop references from the 80s and 90s are found throughout, such as <em>Dawson&rsquo;s Creek</em>&rsquo;s Joey Potter, Axel Rose, or her appropriation of John Cusack from the iconic movie <em>Say Anything</em>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> <em><br /> THE IMPOSSIBLE BLUE ROSE</em>is as much a metaphysical quest for the self as an interdisciplinary &ldquo;docu-fiction.&rdquo; For all the loaded references, the circuitous narratives, the gender switching, and general ambiguity, there is a strong sense of letting go &ndash; of a lingering past, of an anticipated future, of hang ups and conventions, of high school crushes, and of teenage angst - and in doing so, a connection is made. It is in this exchange, be it between the artist and audience, the actors, the musicians, and even between the various and multifaceted forms of her practice itself, that Lipton&rsquo;s journey truly takes place.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Maritime-born Lisa Lipton is a multidisciplinary artist and musician who received her B.F.A. from NSCAD University in 2003, and M.F.A. from the University of Windsor in April, 2006. She has exhibited her work on both a national and international level, most notably in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Windsor, Winnipeg, New York, Detroit, Texas, Berlin, and Amsterdam. She recently served as one of the Shortlist representatives for the Maritime Provinces within the Sobey Art Awards (2015).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>THE IMPOSSIBLE BLUE ROSE</em> is organized by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery in association with MS:T Performative Arts Festival.&nbsp; Funding assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the City of Lethbridge.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Performance: Saturday, October 1 at 6:30 PM at Fritz Sick (420 11 St S) and the Yates Memorial Centre (1002 4 Ave S)</strong><br /> <strong>Opening Reception: Saturday, October 1 at 8 PM<br /> Reception sponsored by North &amp; Company LLP</strong></p> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:32:46 +0000 Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller - Southern Alberta Art Gallery - October 1st - November 20th <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>R. Dennehy lived most of his life in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada. Not a lot is known about him, but he is listed in the telephone book as Royal Dennehy. One thing we do know is that he once collected opera records. He was infatuated with great tenors. We are aware of these facts because we bought all his records (which were signed at the top) at the second-hand store in Salmon Arm. There were approximately one hundred records.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em> We are interested in the extreme cultural juxtaposition between opera and the small western town in which R. Dennehy lived. What did he think about while listening to these records, recorded in cities half-way around the world? Was he a trained singer? Did he want to have a career in opera? Did he lose a lover and find solace in the music? Did he dream of traveling to faraway opera houses one day? We imagined him singing along to the records, creating his own opera, displaced in time and space.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em> So we made a small room for the opera of his life. There are twenty-four antique loud speakers out of which come songs, sounds, arias, and occasional pop tunes. There are almost two thousand records stacked around the room and eight record players which turn on and off robotically syncing with the soundtrack. The sound of someone moving and sorting albums is heard. A shadow occasionally moves across the back wall when the music changes, as if there is an invisible DJ not content to listen to one full song. The man&rsquo;s voice is projected out of a megaphone: &ldquo;In the middle of the stage a man sits alone in a room filled with speakers, amplifiers, and records.&rdquo; His use of stage directions reinforces the illusion that he is a man alone, trying to create a dramatic world for himself.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em> The audience cannot enter the room. To see and hear his world, they have to look through windows, holes in the walls, and cracks in the doorways. Colored lights sequence around the room, coming on and off, fading up and down, pulsing to emphasize the mood and beat of the music. Through the use of lighting, the piece shifts in feeling from a nostalgic setting of an old attic room to that of a night club or theater stage.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><br /> </em><br /> <strong>&mdash; Janet Cardiff &amp; George Bures Miller</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Internationally acclaimed artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller return to Lethbridge to present Opera for a Small Room. Like many of the duo&rsquo;s major works, this meticulously orchestrated audio-visual installation offers an uncanny world rife with narrative and opportunities to explore. Coinciding with SAAG&rsquo;s 40th Anniversary, the exhibition celebrates Cardiff and Miller, artists who have left their mark throughout many decades of the gallery&rsquo;s institutional history and who continue to influence and inspire artists and audiences around the world. Cardiff and Miller live and work in the interior of British Columbia.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Opera for a Small Room </em>is organized by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery.&nbsp; Funding assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the City of Lethbridge.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Opening Reception: Saturday, October 1 at 8 PM<br /> Reception sponsored by North &amp; Company LLP</strong></p> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:30:28 +0000 Holger Kalberg - Southern Alberta Art Gallery - June 24th - September 11th <p style="text-align: justify;">Winnipeg-based artist Holger Kalberg explores the history and legacy of Modernism and its relationship to utopian ideals.&nbsp; In <em>The Colony</em>, a mixed media installation of paintings and sculptural elements, Kalberg challenges the language of abstraction and representation, combining a visual lexicon of Modernism with the aesthetics and materials of craft and DIY.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Throughout the exhibition a subtle tension arises between the handmade quality of Kalberg&rsquo;s works and their use of formalist modes and sensibilities.&nbsp; Kalberg describes this tension as &lsquo;conflicted appreciation&rsquo; for the visual language and ambitious aims associated with modernist utopian ideologies of the 1960s and &lsquo;70s.&nbsp; His process-driven paintings take the form of abstracted and fragmented portraits, calling to mind a historical period of optimism when social change was championed through individual action.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A sense of nostalgia pervades the exhibition.&nbsp; The works create a longing for a utopian world that may or may not arrive, and a sober realization of the futility inherent therein.&nbsp; <em>The Colony</em> presents a space to reflect on the historical moments where desire for an alternative model of society surfaced, moments where modernist ideals merged with experimentation and play.&nbsp; Within these instances, Kalberg is as much interested in the flaws as in the successes of these utopian models &ndash; even the word utopia itself, from the Greek meaning &ldquo;no place,&rdquo; reflects this embroiled relationship between optimism and impossibility.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In a sense, Kalberg&rsquo;s works become anachronistic souvenirs from a future that has not yet come to pass.&nbsp; His exhibition can be seen as a starting point for a conversation about the various concepts of utopia and its relevancy in today&rsquo;s society.&nbsp; The notions of experimentation, appropriation, craft, and design are central motives for much of the work and are reflected in a collaborative artwork installed on the exterior of the gallery.&nbsp; There will be opportunities for patrons to contribute to this piece during our public programming and children's camps.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Holger Kalberg, born in Germany, lives and works in Winnipeg, Manitoba.&nbsp; He graduated from Emily Carr University in 2001 and received an MFA from Chelsea College of Arts in London in 2007.&nbsp; Recent exhibitions include <em>Reconfiguring Abstraction</em> at the School of Art Gallery (2013), <em>Paint</em> at Vancouver Art Gallery (2007), as well as shows in Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queens University, Monte Clark Gallery in Vancouver, Clark &amp; Faria in Toronto, Galerie Bertrand &amp; Gruner in Geneva, Switzerland, and Galerie Hellebrand in Duisburg, Germany.&nbsp; He was shortlisted for the RBC Canadian Painting Competition in 2002, 2004, and 2005 and was a juror for the 2013 competition.&nbsp; He received a Canada Council Production Grant in 2006, BC Arts Council grants, as well as a University of Manitoba Creative Works Grant in 2013.&nbsp; Kalberg&rsquo;s work can be found in collections in Germany, Switzerland, US, UK, and Canada.&nbsp; Holger Kalberg is represented by Monte Clark Gallery in Vancouver.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The Colony</em> is organized by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery and curated by Ryan Doherty and Christina Cuthbertson.&nbsp; Funding assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the City of Lethbridge.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:26:44 +0000