ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/show en-us 40 Biene Feld - Galerie Born - July 12th - August 30th Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:11:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Gabriel Acevedo Velarde - Galeria 80M2 Livia Benavides - July 7th - August 14th <p style="text-align: justify;">"When the elevator doors<span style="font-size: small;"> opened on floor 22, I could not locate de relation between this hall and the building s position I perceived in the entrance. In fact, I forgot for a couple of seconds how I had gotten there. The panoramic view of the sunny city came through wide windows barely covered by sparkling dust. &iquest;Was this the same ministry from which you could see the ocean in the distance? &iquest;Was it here where the first TV channel s studios where? "This way, please" the manager said.&nbsp; </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">There is a common space between the world of subjective desires and the experience of this modern institutions, like the state or the museum. There is an almost scenographic ambient in which this two dimensions distort each other. Now, for example, I had many assignments: Conceive the institutional image of a state news channel, design the cover of a book about a historic corruption case and developing an individual exhibition. A few days ago, as I ran next to the sea, I thought that all this demanded simultaneously civic responsibility and a personal approach-&nbsp; </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">As the manager took me through the halls of closed offices, I tried to record in my memory all I saw. Those seconds became hours, days, maybe years of images, some lived, others filtered by VHS or Betamax cassettes. At some moment my smile stopped in front of the face of the chief of staff, who said no, you cant do this Thank you anywa</span>y, I answered, still smiling, for I knew that I did not need his permission. I just wanted to know the building from the inside." - G.A. V.</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;">"Cuando las puertas del ascensor se abrieron en el piso 22, no pod&iacute;a ubicar la relaci&oacute;n entre este hall y la posici&oacute;n del edificio respecto a la entrada. De hecho, olvid&eacute; por unos instantes c&oacute;mo hab&iacute;a llegado ah&iacute;. La panor&aacute;mica de la ciudad soleada entraba por amplias ventanas levemente cubiertas de polvo reluciente. &iquest;Era este el ministerio desde donde se pod&iacute;a ver el mar a lo lejos? &iquest;Era aqu&iacute; donde estaban los estudios del primer canal de televisi&oacute;n? "Por aqu&iacute;, por favor", me dice el encargado. <br /> <br />Hay un espacio en com&uacute;n entre el mundo de deseos subjetivos y la experiencia de las instituciones modernas, como el estado o el museo. Es un estado de "quasi-escenograf&iacute;a" en donde estas dos dimensiones se distorsionan mutuamente. Ahora, por ejemplo, tuve varios encargos: concebir la imagen institucional del canal de televisi&oacute;n estatal, dise&ntilde;ar la portada de un libro sobre un caso hist&oacute;rico de corrupci&oacute;n y hacer una exposici&oacute;n individual. Hace unos d&iacute;as, mientras corr&iacute;a al lado del mar, pensaba que todo esto demandaba simult&aacute;neamente responsabilidad ciudadana y un enfoque personal. <br /> <br />Mientras el encargado me llevaba a trav&eacute;s de pasillos de oficinas cerradas, yo trataba de grabar en la memoria todo lo que ve&iacute;a. Esos segundos se convirtieron en horas, d&iacute;as, tal vez a&ntilde;os de im&aacute;genes, algunas v&iacute;vidas, otras filtradas por casets de VHS o Betamax. En alg&uacute;n momento mi sonrisa se detuvo frente a la cara del Jefe de Personal, que me dijo que no, no se puede. Gracias de todas maneras, respond&iacute; sin dejar de sonre&iacute;r, pues sab&iacute;a que en realidad no necesitaba su permiso. S&oacute;lo quer&iacute;a conocer el edificio por dentro." - G.A.V</p> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:08:31 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Alessandro Marchi - espacio trapézio - July 3rd - August 30th <p class=" text-justify" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Alessandro Marchi</strong> emplea la fotograf&iacute;a como una herramienta para registrar su experiencia errante por la ciudad. De esta manera capta las primeras impresiones obtenidas, aquellas historias que de manera aleatoria se interponen en su camino.</p> <p class=" text-justify" style="text-align: justify;">En esta exposici&oacute;n presenta el resultado de cuatro meses de residencia art&iacute;stica en Intercambiador Acart, durante los cuales realiza un recorrido fotogr&aacute;fico por la ciudad de <strong>Madrid </strong>a modo de acto <em>psicom&aacute;gico</em> de creaci&oacute;n instintiva.</p> <p class=" text-justify" style="text-align: justify;">Durante el primer mes el artista camina por la ciudad explorando cada d&iacute;a un &aacute;rea urbana diferente en busca de una historia o una idea que pueda ser materializada en un libro. A lo largo de estos 30 d&iacute;as desarrolla el proyecto <strong><em>Variables Ocultas</em></strong>, un trabajo a modo de LP donde cada libro es como una canci&oacute;n. Una grabaci&oacute;n en bruto, sin apenas masterizaci&oacute;n ni postproducci&oacute;n.</p> <p class=" text-justify" style="text-align: justify;">Marchi se propone a s&iacute; mismo realizar un libro al d&iacute;a. Toma esta decisi&oacute;n para superar la limitaci&oacute;n impuesta por el perfeccionismo y el miedo al fracaso, con el prop&oacute;sito de finalizar un producto nuevo cada d&iacute;a, capturando la frescura de las ideas sin dejar que el cerebro las juzgue o las analice. Tras esto, las variables ocultas juegan un papel inesperado y el caos comienza a reinar.</p> <p class=" text-justify" style="text-align: justify;">En la segunda parte del proceso Marchi realiza un an&aacute;lisis de lo que aparece en esos 30 libros y lo usa como punto de partida para su trabajo final, un fotolibro y una serie fotogr&aacute;fica sobre la ciudad de Madrid. La obra resultante trata sobre las m&uacute;ltiples alteraciones del entorno en que vivimos, sobre los cambios que se producen (en principio ca&oacute;ticos) en las zonas comunes y espacios p&uacute;blicos. &Eacute;stos son recibidos por la comunidad que los adopta y los aplica de manera regular, en resumen, c&oacute;mo colectivamente transformamos el caos en un nuevo orden.</p> <p class=" text-justify" style="text-align: justify;">El artista camina por Madrid en busca de modificaciones generadas por el propio entorno urbano. Trabaja a trav&eacute;s de series tem&aacute;ticas en las que registra las modificaciones urbanas que han sido aceptadas por la comunidad y se han convertido en un h&aacute;bito. Modificaciones arquitect&oacute;nicas, caminos desviados, soluciones temporales y cambios culturales que forman parte de este caos organizado en continuo cambio del que nuestras ciudades son testigo.</p> <p class=" text-justify" style="text-align: justify;">Marchi realiza un retrato de la ciudad a trav&eacute;s del uso que las personas hacen del&nbsp; espacio p&uacute;blico. En palabras del artista &ldquo;somos la ciudad en que vivimos y la ciudad es un reflejo de nosotros&rdquo;.</p> <p class=" text-justify" style="text-align: justify;">En la tercera fase del proyecto Alessandro Marchi desarrolla un &uacute;ltimo libro tematizado de manera espec&iacute;fica en el barrio de <strong>Chueca</strong>. Durante las dos primeras semanas el artista utilizar&aacute; la sala de <strong>Espacio Trap&eacute;zio</strong> como su estudio de trabajo para desarrollar este &uacute;ltimo cap&iacute;tulo de <strong><em>Variables ocultas</em></strong>.</p> <p class=" text-justify" style="text-align: justify;">El viernes 17 de julio, se presentar&aacute;n los resultados de ese libro y servir&aacute; de evento para celebrar el conjunto del proyecto <em>Variables ocultas</em>.</p> <table class="default" summary="fgh" width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class=" text-justify" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Alessandro Marchi </strong>(1975). Vive y trabaja en Stavanger (Noruega). Ha terminado recientemente una clase magistral de fotograf&iacute;a documental en la galer&iacute;a Noorderlicht en los Pa&iacute;ses Bajos. Los temas principales en su obra son los paisajes urbanos, la fotograf&iacute;a de calle, la psicoarquitectura y los temas sociales. Marchi ha expuesto anteriormente en Format Festival en Derby (Reino Unido); Instituto Goethe en Riga (Letonia); Organ Vida Festival en Zagreb (Croacia); NMNP Project Space, Studio 17 y Tou Scene en Stavanger (Noruega).<br /> &nbsp;<br /><a href="http://www.alessandromarchi.com/" target="_blank">www.alessandromarchi.com</a></p> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:42:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Judy Cooke - Elizabeth Leach Gallery - July 2nd - August 29th <p style="text-align: justify;">One of the Northwest's most influential painters, <strong>Judy Cooke</strong> has been exploring abstract imagery and the structure of painting for over 30 years. With a strong understanding of and connection to the genres of geometric abstraction and abstract expressionism, Cooke explores the space between paintings and sculpture, examining the physical nature of the work. Trained as a draftsman and printmaker, Cooke brings structured discipline and rigor to her seemingly free form abstract compositions. In <em>Choose</em>, Cooke&rsquo;s interest in form and line manifests in the dynamic relationship between the plane of the wooden surface and its dimensional construction, allowing color to guide the conversation. Bold, yet subtle gestures constitute Cooke's visual language, creating a means through which she comments on the world around her.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Judy Cooke majored in printmaking at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She received her BFA at Tufts University (Medford, MA) and a MAT at Reed College (Portland, OR). She has exhibited extensively, including a retrospective at the Art Gym, Marylhurst University (Lake Oswego, OR), and exhibitions at Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR), and Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma, WA). She has been the recipient of numerous prestigious grants, including the Flintridge Foundation Award for Visual Art (Pasadena, CA), Regional Arts &amp; Culture Council Visual Artist Fellowship Grant (Portland, OR), Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship in Painting (Salem, OR) and the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship. Her work is included in the collections of the Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR), Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma, WA), School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA), and Boise Art Museum (Boise, ID), among many others.</p> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:39:41 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Al Taylor - Elizabeth Leach Gallery - July 2nd - August 29th <p style="text-align: justify;">Elizabeth Leach Gallery is pleased to present <strong>Al Taylor:&nbsp;<em>Greek Studys and Test Tubes</em></strong>, our second solo exhibition of Taylor&rsquo;s work, which&nbsp;will include small sculptural objects, drawings, and a selection of rarely seen prints.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In a group of wall-mounted assemblages entitled&nbsp;<em>Test Tubes</em> (1990-92), the artist characteristically recycled everyday ephemera, such as plastic bottle cap rings and metal springs to create miniature three-dimensional studies that hang encapsulated in plastic bottles. Taylor created constructions out of unconventional materials in order to open up the boundaries of the pictorial plane, allowing him to &ldquo;see more.&rdquo; He explored line and form by alternating between drawings and dimensional objects, each body of work informing the next. While traveling in Greece, the artist was inspired by the classical drapery folds often depicted in Greek sculpture. This prompted a series of drawings titled&nbsp;<em>Greek Studys</em>&nbsp;[sic] (1992-1993), in which forms are drawn in shades of red, brown, black and white, a palette reminiscent of Greek vase painting. In these drawings, Taylor explores the volume created by linear curves and the interplay between light and shadow. Throughout his career, Taylor sought to expand the perception of space by manipulating various media in idiosyncratic ways. Presented together, these two bodies of work provide insight into his methodology as well as his playful sense of&nbsp;humor.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Born in Springfield, Missouri, Al Taylor (1948-1999) received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1970. Taylor lived and worked in New York City and his work has been shown in numerous exhibitions throughout America and Europe, including solo exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Bern, the Kunstmuseum Luzern, the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung M&uuml;nchen, Munich, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humleb&aelig;k, Denmark, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. Taylor&rsquo;s work can be found in many prominent public and private collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung M&uuml;nchen, Munich.</p> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:38:37 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Jonathan Yeo - Circle Culture Art - July 10th - September 18th <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />&lsquo;Exposure&rsquo;, on view from 10th July 2015, is the second show Jonathan Yeo has exhibited with Circle Culture Gallery and the first time he has presented works in Hamburg. The exhibition will primarily consist of Yeo&rsquo;s Leaf Works, created using the artist&rsquo;s unique and celebrated form of pornography collage. It will be the first &ndash; and possibly the last &ndash; time these works will be shown together as a group in their own right.Yeo started the Leaf Works series in 2008. Pieces from the series have been on display in New York and Los Angeles, in 2008 and 2010. Several new artworks have been created specifically for the exhibition in Hamburg, including a major gold-leaf heart painting entitled &lsquo;Planten un Blomen&rsquo;.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Leaf Works are the furthest extension in Yeo&rsquo;s Porn Collage series, which explores representations of the body and the proliferation of pornography in the media. The Porn series started with a portrait of the former American President George W. Bush, in 2007, which gained attention of the media and public around the world. This, in turn, led to a series of portraits of people who in some way trade, or traded, on their sexual morality.<br /><br />Yeo was first drawn to pornography as a medium after the birth of his second daughter, which made him increasingly aware of the sexualisation and objectification of women in the media and advertising. As well as the collaged portraits and Leaf Works, Yeo created a number of other figurative works in the form of classical nudes, also made from explicit material. These pieces, such as &lsquo;Catherine and Pepper&rsquo;, which will be on display at Circle Culture Gallery, also play on the canon of art history by transforming the traditionally acceptable portrayal of the human body into something controversial through the use of pornographic representations of the nude body.<br /><br />The Leaf Works continue to play with the viewer&rsquo;s expectations in their subtle transformation of form and subject. Their subversive content challenges the viewer &ndash; the soft, falling leaves on closer inspection reveal themselves as fragmented genitalia and sexual acts taken from pornography magazines &ndash; thereby commenting on pornography&rsquo;s place in society, in that it has become almost invisible through its pervasiveness. This concept is taken even further in the wallpaper inspired by this series. Here, the pornographic leaves are designed to incorporate the same sexual imagery, but their form, reminiscent of old-fashioned repeat pattern wallpaper, further conceals the source material. This wallpaper was presented for the first time at the Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens in 2009. Since then it has been re-configured several times and the newest version will be on display at Circle Culture.<br /><br />The last show Jonathan Yeo exhibited at Circle Culture, &lsquo;(I&rsquo;ve Got You) Under My Skin&rsquo;, in 2012, gained worldwide attention and also focused on a type of exposure, with a series of paintings depicting patients undergoing plastic surgery. A surgeon&rsquo;s markings on pre-op bodies indicate where the skin will be cut, pulled and lifted, reversing the traditional view of the classically, beautiful nude female form to one of clinical bodily representation. The corpus becomes a fragile, biological vessel subject to self-inflicted violence as a result of today&rsquo;s unrealistic beauty expectations, influenced by popular media.<br /><br />This new exhibition seeks to challenge the way imagery is read by society and how it is affected by it, as well as continuing to explore Jonathan Yeo&rsquo;s fascination with representations of the human body and identity.</p> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:36:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Masayuki Kawai - Chi-Wen Gallery - July 4th - August 22nd <p style="text-align: justify;">Chi-Wen Gallery is pleased to present Masayuki Kawai&rsquo;s third solo-exhibition with the gallery, <strong><em>VIDEORGANISM- Infinite Mutation</em></strong>, on view from July 4 - August 22, 2015. The artist will be present for an opening reception on July 4, from 3-6pm.<br /><br />Masayuki Kawai creates video works in a unique style that takes radical visions of philosophy and politics from the standpoint of of informational society&rsquo;s consideration and criticism of the essence of media. He explores his vast range of styles and activities unconstrained by existing genres such as films, contemporary arts, and media arts. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In this third solo show with the gallery, the artist will showcase several new video works which include the <strong><em>Video Feedback Aleatoric</em></strong> series, the <strong><em>Video Feedback Configuration </em></strong>series and the <strong><em>Noise, Tuned and Framed</em></strong> series. Each work is made with an analog video feedback from a closed circuit system with free-flowing electronic data. No outer video/sound source is used; the video machines and circuits contain subtle noises that are amplified in the loop to generate infinite data flows. When these are put into the video input, they display various figure and colour mutations. When these are channeled into the audio input, they make sounds that are synchronized with the image. It is impossible to make these images and sounds by computer programing-simulation because the digital process eliminates the noise and gives privilege to the signals. Thus, through these works, we directly experience an organic creation of singularity with analog electronic video.</p> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:34:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Arlindo Silva - Centro de Arte Contemporânea Graça Morais - July 5th - October 5th Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:31:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Group Show - Centro de Arte Contemporânea Graça Morais - May 9th - September 6th <p style="text-align: justify;">Iniciada nos primeiros anos da d&eacute;cada de 1990, a Cole&ccedil;&atilde;o Ant&oacute;nio Cachola &eacute; uma das mais representativas cole&ccedil;&otilde;es da cria&ccedil;&atilde;o art&iacute;stica portuguesa dos &uacute;ltimos 25 anos.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Aberta ao futuro e em permanente crescimento, nela coexistem distintas gera&ccedil;&otilde;es de artistas, sendo particularmente expressiva a rela&ccedil;&atilde;o de obras associadas ao fluxo criativo dos artistas da gera&ccedil;&atilde;o mais recente, paradigma dos mais emergentes e promissores territ&oacute;rios autorais, sobretudo da gera&ccedil;&atilde;o nascida ap&oacute;s a revolu&ccedil;&atilde;o de 1974.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Alicer&ccedil;ada no gosto e na paix&atilde;o do seu colecionador, a Cole&ccedil;&atilde;o Cachola &eacute; simultaneamente reveladora da pluralidade de trajet&oacute;rias e op&ccedil;&otilde;es pl&aacute;sticas, da diversidade e do hibridismo de dispositivos art&iacute;sticos que caracterizam a arte do nosso tempo, sublinhada, de algum modo, na sele&ccedil;&atilde;o de obras dos 30 artistas que integram a presente exposi&ccedil;&atilde;o.</p> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:31:31 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list - ART SEASONS Singapore - July 10th - August 1st Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:18:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list - Baton Rouge Gallery - center for contemporary art - June 28th - July 30th <h2 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Baton Rouge Gallery's July Exhibition to Feature the Latest Works from April Hammock, Randell Henry and Tom Richard</span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Baton Rouge Gallery (&ldquo;BRG&rdquo;) is proud to feature the latest works from three of its artist members &ndash; April Hammock, Randell Henry and Tom Richard. The three-person exhibition will be on display at BRG through July 30, 2015 with no admission charges during normal gallery hours (12-6 p.m., Tuesday &ndash; Sunday).&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">A &lsquo;First Wednesday&rsquo; Opening Reception will be held - in partnership with BREC - at the gallery, located inside City Park (1515 Dalrymple Drive) to celebrate the exhibition on July 1, 2015 from 7 &ndash; 9 p.m. As always, &lsquo;First Wednesday&rsquo; Opening Receptions are free and open to the public.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">On Sunday, July 5, the gallery&rsquo;s ARTiculate Artist Talk series will offer an intimate look at the inspirations, techniques and thoughts that led to the works featured in the gallery. Each of the exhibiting artists will be on hand to discuss their work and answer questions from those in attendance. ARTiculate begins at 4 p.m. and is also free and open to the public.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Visitors to the exhibition will be treated to Hammock&rsquo;s abstract landscapes, Henry&rsquo;s vivid abstract collages, and Richard&rsquo;s playful take on abstract expressionism.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>April Hammock - <em>Surfaced</em></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">April Hammock's "Surfaced" dives into how events - both big and small, significant and seemingly meaningless - can impact the world. &nbsp;Influenced by old myths, poems and songs, Hammock became inspired by the change that can be brought about by the rising and falling of both great and small occurrences. Through the layering of colors, she creates paintings of strong landscapes that express the transitive property of time. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Hammock became a BRG Artist Member in 2001. She received her B.F.A. in Visual Arts and Design at Southeastern University and her M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing at Louisiana State University. Hammock has exhibited work in national and local galleries from New York to California, as well as throughout her home state of Louisiana. Hammock has taught art at Louisiana State University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Southeastern University. She is currently an instructor for the Talented Visual Arts in the East Baton Rouge Gifted and Talented Program at Baton Rouge Magnet High School.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Randell Henry - <em>Abstractions in Collage</em><br /></strong>Bright, passionate and thought provoking are just a few words to describe Randell Henry's artwork in "Abstractions in Collage." Henry's use of vivid color and mixed media collage create vibrant depth; provoking onlookers to practically feel crooning nighttime blues sessions and the popping, jumping jazzy tunes of the Harlem Renaissance. Through the use of abstraction and collage, Henry recalls African American history and pushes us all to appreciate the artists, writers and musicians that touched our world. &nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Henry, a BRG Artist Member since 1985, was recently featured in "60 Americans," a popular contemporary art exhibit at Elga Wimmer PCC in New York honoring 60 influential American artists. He received his B.F.A. at Southern University, where he is currently on faculty within their Department of Visual Arts. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums from New Orleans to Ghana. Henry&rsquo;s work has been exhibited at Southern University Museum of Art, The West Baton Rouge Museum, Dallas Museum of African American Art, The Museum of Arts and Science in Daytona Beach, Florida and The National Museum of Ghana.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Tom Richard - <em>You Ain't Got Jack, Son</em></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In &ldquo;You Ain&rsquo;t Got Jack, Son,&rdquo; Tom Richard evaluates the past by addressing issues of history, how history is made and how it subsequently shapes identity. Through the use of toys and historical imagery, Richard uses spontaneous abstraction to remake historical figures and photographs to create a moment that feels "right" to him. Richard's paintings and drawings combine images that allude to Baroque and Expressionist paintings while incorporating mixed media pieces and images of his childhood toys. &nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Tom Richard, a BRG Artist Member since 2007, earned his B.A. from Louisiana State University and M.F.A. from the University at Albany, SUNY. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in New York City, San Francisco, New Orleans, Chicago and Little Rock. Richard has been chosen by jurors around the country for special recognition in national and regional exhibitions, with recent solo exhibitions at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, AR and the Laredo Center for the Arts in Laredo, TX. Richard is currently a Professor of Art at the University of Arkansas in Monticello, Arkansas.</span></p> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:14:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Liang Manqi - ARARIO Gallery (Seoul) - July 9th - August 30th Mon, 06 Jul 2015 08:23:37 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Shine Kong - ARARIO Gallery (Seoul) - July 9th - August 30th Mon, 06 Jul 2015 08:23:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Aleksander Aleksandrov - 11.12 Gallery - Singapore - June 9th - July 18th Mon, 06 Jul 2015 08:14:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list - Cleveland Museum of Art - July 19th - June 26th, 2016 <p style="text-align: justify;">At Islamic courts, tents were symbols of royal power and prosperity; wealthy dynasties owned thousands of tents in various shapes and sizes. Tents were often presented as luxurious gifts but also pitched for imperial ceremonies and military campaigns, and while travelling. The Cleveland Museum of Art has acquired a spectacular imperial tent, on display to the public for the first time from July 26, 2015, to June 26, 2016, created for Muhammad Shah who ruled Iran from 1834 to 1848 during the Qajar dynasty.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This royal tent retains its complete ceiling, with each roof panel displaying birds flanking the base of blossoming branches. Seven of the original fourteen wall panels form a semicircle, which allows visitors to see and enter the ornate interior. Featuring inlaid, brilliantly colored woolen cloth embellished with silk-thread embroidery, each interior wall panel is decorated with a single large vase of exuberant blossoms set between robust birds on a rocky mound under a niche with blossoming vines. The exterior, in contrast, is covered with a plain red cotton cloth.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition will include a portrait of the owner and a video with images of the royal family and courtly life, contextualizing the times in which such tents were commissioned and used.</p> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:43:08 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Arnold Chang, Michael Cherney - Cleveland Museum of Art - July 12th - February 16th, 2016 <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Chinese Landscape Duets of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney</em>&nbsp;features contemporary landscapes by Arnold Chang (Chinese-American, b. 1954) and Michael Cherney (American, b. 1969), including solo and collaborative works that are profoundly rooted in the aesthetic tradition of Chinese painting. Respectively employing both painting and photography to create artistic dialogues, the combined operations of Chang (the painter) and Cherney (the photographer) turn their creative processes into artistic improvisations. Their collaboration breaks the barriers of cultural and geographical constraints; both artists were born in New York, where Chang still resides, and Cherney lives in Beijing. A common denominator of the two artists&rsquo; works is an emphasis on the harmony of abstract and natural rhythms; when their respective art forms are combined, the rhythms of brush and ink echo the rhythms of nature from which the brushwork is derived.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Cherney&rsquo;s photography presents China&rsquo;s sublime natural beauty, imbued with an evocative quality. His poetic vision and &ldquo;painterly&rdquo; style is inspired by the art of Chinese painting. Cherney&rsquo;s photographic excerpts are the first stage for Chang&rsquo;s composition. Whether they are crystalline structures of mountains, intriguing patterns of rock textures, or velvety masses of vegetation, the enlarged photo excerpts draw our attention to microscopic detail and arouse an awareness of the rhythms of nature.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Chang&rsquo;s keen interest is in the abstract art of Chinese literati painting and its associated brush-and-ink&nbsp;<em>(bimo)</em>techniques. His creative pursuit can be compared to the act of imitation&nbsp;<em>(fang)</em>&nbsp;practiced by the traditional Chinese artists, which depends upon mastery of the ancient methods.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Chang-Cherney dialogue also ingeniously reveals the creative tensions between the different media and various kinds of visual and mental experiences. In this exhibition, direct experience is combined with the transforming power of memory and intuition. No matter whether the fusion is harmonious or dissonant, seamless or hard-edged, the viewer is invited to engage with the active interplay of time, space, medium, and concept.</p> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:40:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list