ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/show en-us 40 Margie Schimenti, N. Byram Luth, Glenda Larson Musilek - Artists Cooperative Gallery - October 5th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>N. Byram Luth diverges this year to show weavings along with her usual collage and painting. When hand weaving and embellishing these “rugs” she emphasizes color and surface texture, striving to give them an irresistible tactile quality. Her collages show a concern for modern social problems and are a satirical commentary on social interaction and interpersonal relationships. She is fascinated by visual interplay of text with pictorial imagery.</p> <p>Painter Glenda Larson Musilek has created a body of work from represen-tational to abstract. When painting landscapes, she explores the effects of light, striving to achieve a feeling of oneness with nature while utilizing paint to achieve the true texture of a scene both emotionally and visually. Her ab-stracts, while incorporating surface texture, delve deeply into her own inter-nal landscape, encouraging interpretation based on the viewer’s own emo-tions and thought processes.</p> <p>Margie Schimenti is exhibiting mixed media constructions based on vignettes of daily life. Schimenti is a conceptual artist who challenges conventional ideas by her choice of materials, often common found objects, juxtaposed in ways that force the viewer to con-sider their own definitions of the meaning of art. Photography, long a part of her art, is inserted here and there to give her constructs a first-person viewpoint.<br /><br /></p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 07:20:31 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Pedro Calapez - Centro de Arte Contemporânea Graça Morais - October 5th, 2012 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; line-height: 150%; text-align: justify;">A condição arquitetónica, ainda que atravessada pelas mais inesperadas soluções formais e técnicas marcou sempre, como matriz organizadora e até estruturante, o trabalho de Pedro Calapez (Lisboa, 1953). A par dela, está a memória e um manancial de referências que desconstrói, depura e reinventa para criar fragmentados “<i>campos polícromos de caráter abstrato</i>”.</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; line-height: 150%; text-align: justify;">Há no seu trabalho, permanentemente pautado pelo rigor e pelo método, uma predileção pelos grandes formatos ou, quando não, pelas composições agrupadas e pelas montagens cenográficas de feição teatral, que combina, num jogo de arquiteturas e de tantas outras estratégias processuais, para dar corpo a um trabalho que, continuamente, vem superando “<i>os limites da pintura para adquirir os rasgos de uma instalação</i>”.</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; line-height: 150%; text-align: justify;">(...)A conjugação de técnicas e cruzamento de disciplinas, a utilização de novos materiais e de suportes não convencionais, a volumetria, o diálogo estabelecido entre domínios próprios da pintura com os contextos escultórico e arquitetónico ou na acentuada tendência para a instalação cénica, aproximam a sua obra do conceito de “campo expandido” defendido, em 1979, pela historiadora Rosalind krauss.</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; line-height: 150%; text-align: justify;">(…) Quase sempre aplicada à espátula sobre os suportes, sejam as placas de alumínio, planas, torcidas ou recortadas, as monumentais e texturadas folhas de papel, o vidro temperado ou os tijolos industriais, a cor é o elemento dominante em toda a exposição. Pedro Calapez constrói sedutores e desconcertantes planos de cor, evocações de lugares, de paisagens, fragmentos ou parcelas de espaços não convencionais e outros tantos referenciais.</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; line-height: 150%; text-align: justify;">Ainda que da maior importância no seu trabalho, as referências surgem habitualmente de fontes muito diversas. Se em diferentes fases da sua carreira fez uma aproximação à obra de grandes mestres da história universal, de um modo muito particular a pintura de Giotto, Fra Angelico ou Piranesi, a sua obra vem mantendo correlações com um conjunto muito vasto de géneros e tendências, que oscilam entre a citação de imagens de cariz erudito ou simplesmente apropriadas de banais imagens do quotidiano.</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; line-height: 150%; text-align: justify;">(…) Centrada na sua produção mais recente, concretamente nos trabalhos realizados em 2011 e 2012, a presente exposição propõe ao olhar do visitante um campo visual muito diferenciado. Novos temas, formas, séries e abordagens parecem manter infinito o campo de possibilidades de uma obra que, num contexto contínuo de experimentação e interrogação, surge alicerçada, desde o seu início, na reformulação dos princípios académicos e protocolos conceptuais da pintura.</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; line-height: 150%; text-align: justify;">(…) Bandas retangulares, zonas de cor justapostas, interceção de manchas e de planos, de lisos e texturados, de cheios e vazios, realizam-se em exercícios visuais de grande abstração cromática, a partir dos quais evoca, num jogo de segmentos, memórias incertas, onde cada elemento parece transcender, para lá dos limites do quadro, o seu território de conflito.</p> Sun, 16 Sep 2012 23:41:42 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Group Show - Elaine L. Jacob Gallery - October 5th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Since the 1930s, the Mid-America College Art Association (MACAA) has provided a forum for the artist/teachers of America to discuss and debate the issues of our profession, to share ideas and information of mutual benefit and to affirm the friendships and collegiality that bind us together.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition coincides with the 2012 MACAA Conference being hosted by Wayne State University’s James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History from October 3 through October 6. More information about the conference can be found at &lt;art.wayne.edu/DETROIT2012/&gt;.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Michelle Perron, juror for this year’s members exhibition, runs three major cultural programs at Detroit's College for Creative Studies: Center Galleries, Woodward Lecture Series, and Kresge Arts in Detroit. Director Perron has curated countless exhibitions, hosted over 80 lectures by major international artists and scholars, served on boards and committees of Detroit's major visual arts organizations, and has been an active arts community activist since the mid-1980s. A native Detroiter, her professional career has included posts at organizations such as Michigan Gallery and O.K. Harris Works of Art in the Detroit area, and Merce Cunningham Dance Company and Art et Industrie Gallery, both in New York City.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:05:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list - Kunsthaus Zürich - October 5th, 2012 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM <p>Things are moving! The Kunsthaus extension is evolving dynamically, and the time has come to reveal what is happening on Heimplatz with a display in the large exhibition hall. Planning has now reached the stage at which we can present large models and lots of fascinating details of the architecture as well as answering many questions: why the Kunsthaus is growing, why an extension designed by a world-famous architect was chosen – and, most of all, what the new building on Heimplatz will look like inside and out. How will visitors be received, what impression will the space create, what services will be on offer?<br /><br />Naturally, there will be plenty of art on display too. The curators will be introducing presentation concepts, bringing out works that, for reasons of space, cannot be shown until the new building is complete, and revealing new acquisitions that have already been made in anticipation of the extra space that will be available. The Kunsthaus will be exploring new avenues with private collections and foundations. For this exhibition, David Chipperfield will create separate spaces in the Bührle gallery that are very similar in terms of size, equipment and lighting to the new original. This will enable us to see whether both art and visitors will feel at home, and whether the new Kunsthaus will meet – or maybe even exceed – expectations.<br /><br />There will be discussion events, special art education programmes, and an Open Day as our way of saying ‘thank you’ to everyone for their interest and curiosity.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 02:06:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Jerry Gretzinger - Mass MOCA - October 5th, 2012 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p>In 1963 Jerry Gretzinger doodled a map of a small imaginary town. His sketch took on a life of its own and today comprises over 2,600 hand-crafted panels spanning a jawdropping 2,000 square feet. The world depicted evolves and shape-shifts as he works and re-works a panel every day. To guide the evolution, Jerry has devised an elaborate game of chance that features a card deck with instructions—the map’s “future predictor”. Each morning he chooses a card at random that determines his course of action for that day—one day he might add new features to a panel, while on the next he might completely void one out. This is hand-wrought Minecraft on a truly massive scale. <br /><br /> Jerry sets up his studio in the Hunter Center, and we display the map (the first time it has ever been displayed in its entirety) during the pro- duction of a new documentary film about Gretzinger by Greg Whitmore. Watch this fascinating artist at work, see a film being made, and learn about the game behind the map.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 02:15:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Gerri Sayler - Missoula Art Museum - October 5th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p>The installation Evanescent in the Travel Montana Lobby in the Andrew Precht Addition of the MAM was created by Moscow, ID artist Gerri Sayler. Sayler created the sitespecific<br />work in response to her study, exploration, and understanding of Glacial Lake Missoula. Appropriately, the title Evanescent is defined as, “Ephemeral or transitory, likely to vanish quickly like vapor” and expresses exactly the essence of the installation.</p> <p>Sayler designed the work specifically for MAM and speaks of the inspiration. “At play was an impulse to create an installation evocative of trickling water and crystalizing ice. Conceptually, I hoped to allude to fluidity as a metaphor for time – the barely perceptible moments, intermingling like water and ice as they seep, melt, and flow into the<br /> interstices of our lives”.</p> <p>To that end Sayler has constructed, assembled, and suspended fused hot glue and monofilament strands. Each strand is suspended throughout the MAM lobby from a structure high above, evoking water, ice and a sense of cascading. Because of the shear length of the strands, one next to another, the installation is kinetic in nature. The slight and subtle movements of each strand will present the viewer with an ever changing experience with no two moments to be experienced in an identical way.<br /> <br /> Sayler will be here for a fall residency and available for interaction with community members during the installation of the work. Her residency will occur the week prior to the opening and culminate with a reception and artist talk. A video documenting the installation with an artist interview will accompany the exhibition.<br /> <br /> The residency and video are supported through the generosity of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 03:15:36 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Alex Monteith - MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst & MMK Zollamt - October 5th, 2012 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM <div> <p><b>Composition with RNZAF 3 squadron Exercise Blackbird </b><br /><br />The films and film installations by the artist and director Alex Monteith of New Zealand are characterized by a strong visual and poetic language of remarkable compositional clarity. As seen in her films on motorcycle racing, surfing and aerobatics, her works revolve around the themes of speed, endurance and high performance.<br /><br />This fall, the MMK will present the three-channel video installation Composition with RNZAF 3 squadron Exercise Blackbird. This large-scale installation conveys a very real sense of being in a helicopter and flying thunderously over the snow-covered alpine landscape of New Zealand’s South Island. On three helicopters forming a squadron, the artist mounted cameras pointing backwards. The three projections initially differ from one another slightly, creating a sense of disconcertion in the viewer. Above the deafening sound of the helicopters, the voices of the pilots communicating by radio can be heard, making the scenes reminiscent of a military campaign.<br /><br />Alex Monteith’s films mirror the liberties enjoyed by modern society while also drawing attention to the limitations of human action in coming to terms with geographic, environmental or territorial situations and conflicts.<b><br /></b></p> </div> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 14:08:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Margaret Watkins - National Gallery of Canada - October 5th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <h6>Prints, Drawings and Photographs Galleries</h6> <p>Margaret Watkins made a name for herself during the 1920s in the world of commercial photography with the staging of everyday objects, such as soap, gloves and a pack of cigarettes, making them attractive and desirable. This exhibition of some 90 photographs will be the first retrospective of this important Canadian Modernist photographer.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 01:30:09 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Jim Richard - New Orleans Museum of Art - October 5th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <div style="display: block;" class="for-desc"> <p>This fall the New Orleans Museum of Art is pleased to present a solo exhibition of the paintings by renowned New Orleans artist Jim Richard. Entitled <em>Jim Richard: Make Yourself At Home</em>, this will be the artist’s first solo exhibition at NOMA since 1978. The show will focus on the subject Richard is best known and admired for: interior scenes bursting with works of art and colorful décor. The twelve paintings on display will provide an exceptional opportunity to view a large range of the artist’s work covering the last twenty years of his career. <em>Make Yourself At Home</em> will also debut a number of paintings that have never been shown to the public before.</p> <p>Born in 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas, Richard is best known for his paintings of modernist works of art situated in richly decorated and ominously claustrophobic home interiors. Since 1977 Richard has been producing domestic scenes adorned with modern paintings and sculptures. Mining magazines, books, and advertisements for examples of wallpaper, furniture, upholstery, and artwork, Richard fuses these elements into invented residential spaces. In his paintings and collages, works of art compete against loud examples of décor. His work straddles the line between celebrating and critiquing kitsch and rampant consumer culture.</p> <p>Richard has a long history of exhibiting at NOMA, having been included in ten exhibitions over the past decades, including five iterations of the juried New Orleans Triennial (more than any other artist in its history). As a professor of painting at the University of New Orleans for the past thirty-seven years, Richard played a pivotal role in maintaining the strength of the Fine Arts program at UNO, which for several decades has been a fount of artistic activity in New Orleans. Through UNO Richard influenced a generation of students, including painters Wayne Gonzales and Peter Halley, and sculptor Lucky DeBellevue.</p> </div> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 07:03:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Group Show - Southeast Museum of Photography - October 5th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>October 5, 2012 - February 3, 2013</p> <p><strong>Opening Reception and Artist's Talk with Lauren Henkin and Jennifer Schlesinger-Hanson: Friday, October 5, 6:00-8:00pm</strong></p> <p><br />The 25 photographers exhibited in Anthology 2012 are entering the solid core of their careers as their style and subject matter matures to reflect the concerns of a new generation of artists that are producing some of the most significant new work in the field today.</p> <p><strong>For more information:</strong> <a href="http://smponline.org/ex_anthology2012.html" rel="nofollow">http://smponline.org/ex_anthology2012.html</a></p> <p>Free admission &amp; parking<br />Museum Hours: Closed Mondays. Open: T,Th,F 11-5pm, W 11-7pm, Sat &amp; Sun 1-5pm</p> <p>(386) 506-4475</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 16:02:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Todd James - V1 Gallery - October 5th, 2012 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p>V1 Gallery is proud to present Free To Be You &amp; Me a solo exhibition by Todd James.<br />  Luminous colored Somali pirates, smoking cigarettes as the sun sets, drinking tea, making hostage demands on satellite phones, brandishing AK 47’s and rocket propelled grenades populate Todd James new body of work. The crisp oil paintings have an alluring innocence at first glance. Under the seductive colors and smooth compositions a darker truth lurks. These are modern pirates – savage entrepreneurs. Their bounty is cash for humans and materiel. Parasites on a system and ideology, that inadvertently was part of their creation. Time and time again they jam an AK 47 into the wheels of the global economy and flow of goods, reminding us that the world is not equal for all and that humans will go to great lengths to secure riches. The duality of the work is typical for Todd James, not passing judgment, rather illuminating contradictions in contemporary society. His work is informed by the images we know from the constant stream of media we are swimming in. He distills these images, giving the viewer a chance for brief contemplation, in a time that rarely offers that.<br />  <br /> The second part of Free To Be You &amp; Me is a recreation of the Vandal’s Bedroom – a large-scale installation – that premiered at the Art In The Streets exhibition at the MOCA in Los Angeles. The changing installation, mimics a teenage graffiti vandals bedroom and working headquarter, with hundreds of rough sketches pinned roughly to the walls, pop culture references, slogans, appropriated cartoon characters and art supplies. The piece is an homage to the environment Todd James grew up with and in part informed his later practice.<br /> According to Todd James, both vandals and pirates step over invisible boundaries put in place by faceless power structures every day. Both also anonymously make claims (to space or to cargo), their deeds forcing society to confront the undeniable complexity of right and wrong. The exhibition and title poetically questions the inherent dilemmas of freedom in our world.<br />  <br /> Todd James (born in New York, 1969, lives and works in New York) has exhibited extensively around the world. He has been an integral part of the genre expanding and defining exhibitions: Street Market, Beautiful Losers and Art In The Streets. He has recently exhibited at Nazuka Underground in Tokyo, Gering &amp; López Gallery in New York and the MOCA museum in Los Angeles. A new book on his work Yield To Temptation has just been published on the occasion of his latest solo exhibition in Tokyo. Free To Be You &amp; Me is Todd James second solo exhibition with V1 Gallery.</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:41:40 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Rontherin Ratliff - Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans - October 6th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>“Revolve is inspired by the idiomatic expression, ‘As you make your bed, so you must you lie on it.’ It is intended as an invitation to a conversation, pointed at the topic of youth violence in New Orleans and the cycle in which it systematically revolves. A cycle that should alarm us, in the same way in which it would, if we walked into a room where a child was playing with a loaded gun.”</p> <p><b>Rontherin Ratliff</b>, a native of New Orleans, was introduced to art at an early age as he witness his mother designing everything from clothing to wooden toys. Working along side his father he assisted in bringing her ideas to life. He credits his father for his skilled craftsmanship. Now he is a multi-faceted artist, working in such diverse media as sculpture, mural, and graphic design.</p> <p>As a member of YA/YA (Young Aspirations/Young Artists), he was contracted to restore chairs for a private collection in Sanselpocro, Italy (1997); his interior design project was exhibited as part of Artpentry at the Louisiana Children’s Museum in 2002; and he designed murals for the City of Hammond (1999), Café du Monde Sculpture (commissioned by the Vieux Carré in 1999), Harrah’s Casino and MTV’s The Real World (2000). In 2007, Rontherin designed and painted YA/YA’s Coming Home mural series, which was painted on the wall of the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 23:50:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Ben Diller - Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans - October 6th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>“These investigations span two and three dimensions through the making and un-making of form. I am responding to observations of clashes in the natural and industrial landscape. I am intrigued by the dichotomy of this growth of decay in natural and synthetic systems, from landfill strata to overgrown architecture and jobsite debris that has taken on a life of its own. I juxtapose graphic iconography with weathered, organic imagery. Many of these elements that are recycled, are repurposed and given new meaning. By documenting and distilling this visual data, I am drawing attention to multiple interpretations of contemporary issues and aesthetics . Some of these include: the contradictory nature of how we respond to the environment and current challenges of renewal and development. It is my hope that this work will resonate with the viewer, inspiring reflection and understanding.”</p> <p>Ben Diller received his Master of Fine Arts in 2002 in Studio Art from the University of California, Davis. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1992 from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH, where he majored in Painting with a double minor in Sculpture and Printmaking. Diller has had solo exhibitions at OK Harris Gallery in New York,NY; ARC Gallery in Chicago,IL; and the Richmond Art Center in Richmond, CA. He has been an artist in residence at Sculpture Space in Utica, NY and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT.</p> <p>Diller also received grants from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA and the Ohio Arts Council. He is currently an Instructor of Art/Drawing Coordinator at Southeastern Louisiana University. He has lectured on his work at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA, The diRosa Preserve in Napa, CA and the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL. Ben and his artistic collaborator, Cynthia Giachetti, recently got married. They currently are in the exhibit, “Uniquely Louisiana” at the LSU Museum in Baton Rouge.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 23:53:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list - Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans - October 6th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Presented on multiple monitors and projection surfaces, Cinema Reset’s multimedia artists and curators will offer a constantly evolving stream of cinematic content in this three month exhibition, highlighted by intermittent larger-than-life projections for special events and programs. These exhibitions will inaugurate Press Play, a space dedicated to digital media.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 00:04:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Group Show - Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans - October 6th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <div class="event-details"> <p><i>Where Do We Migrate To?</i> explores diverging ways in which migration, experiences of displacement, and questions of belonging have been addressed by artists in recent years. The exhibition features work by <b>Acconci Studio, Svetlana Boym, Blane De St. Croix, Lara Dhondt, Brendan Fernandes, Claire Fontaine, Nicole Franchy, Andrea Geyer, Isola and Norzi, Kimsooja, Pedro Lasch, Adrian Piper, Raqs Media Collective, Société Réaliste, Julika Rudelius, Xaviera Simmons, Fereshteh Toosi, Phillippe Vandenberg, </b>and<b> Eric Van Hove</b>. Displaying a multiplicity of migratory encounters, the exhibition approaches political, psychological, poetic, and pragmatic manifestations of the contemporary migrant experience. While our world is shaped by incessant globalization, the migrant remains a figure marked entirely by their transgression of national boundaries. The exhibition challenges that notion and suggests an alternative view of the migrant as a role model through which to recognize our present day selves. This touring exhibition is accompanied by a hardcover catalog published by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture. In addition Niels Van Tomme will hold a gallery talk at the CAC on the opening weekend of the exhibition, and films from the accompanying film series will be screened in partnership with the New Orleans Film Society.</p> <p>The nationally touring exhibition <i>Where Do We Migrate To?</i> is curated by Niels Van Tomme and organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, which also published the exhibition catalogue by the same title. The exhibition and catalogue are made possible, in part, with the support of the Flemish Government through Flanders House New York.</p> </div> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 00:08:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Joey Fillastre, Felici Asteinza - Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans - October 6th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Florida-based art collective MILAGROS have developed works for the CAC EXPOSE windows, a public art exhibition viewable from St. Joseph Street. MILAGROS members <b>Joey Fillastre</b> and <b>Felici Asteinza</b> created large scale paintings in the CAC’s Lupin Gallery, which presented a wonderful opportunity to watch a work evolve into a final installation.</p> Sun, 09 Dec 2012 23:57:33 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list