ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/show en-us 40 Orsolya Baász, Imre Berze, Barna Éltes, Enikő Lini, Mira Marincas, László Máthé - Műcsarnok - June 17th - September 13th <p style="text-align: justify;">Exhibition of young artists from the &rsquo;Barab&aacute;s Mikl&oacute;s Guild&rsquo; as part of the Cluj / Kolozsv&aacute;r / Klausenburg European Youth Capital 2015 event series.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsv&aacute;r, Klausenburg) is the European Youth Capital in 2015. The program&rsquo;s mission is to support youngsters and youth organizations in their active participation in changing the society through a sustainable, responsible and inclusive urban development process, through linking Transylvania and Romania with the major urban centers in Europe. The aim of the Budapest Center is to present Cluj and the European Youth Capital 2015 project to the Budapest public. The communications partner of the Center is the Mathias Corvinus Collegium. <br /><br /> The Barab&aacute;s Mikl&oacute;s Guild was founded by K&aacute;roly K&oacute;s and S&aacute;ndor Szolnay in 1929 as the advocacy group of the Transylvanian Hungarian artists. The inception of the Guild was modelled on and supported by &rsquo;the Helicon community&rsquo; of writers, and it received financial support from Count Mikl&oacute;s B&aacute;nffy. The Guild made its debut appearance in Cluj (Kolozsv&aacute;r) at the Teleki Palace following its foundation in 1930. Its artists: K&aacute;roly K&oacute;s, S&aacute;ndor Szolnay, Imre Nagy, D&aacute;vid J&aacute;ndi, Ign&aacute;c Udvardy, N&aacute;ndor Gallasz, Gyula Podlipny &eacute;s Albert Varga, and later the younger artists: L&aacute;szl&oacute; Andr&aacute;s, Zolt&aacute;n Andr&aacute;sy, P&eacute;ter Bal&aacute;zs, Irma Br&oacute;sz, Istv&aacute;n Debitzky, Erzs&eacute;bet Erdei, J&uacute;lia Ferenczy, Istv&aacute;n Incze, Andr&aacute;s K&oacute;s, Ferenc K&oacute;sa-Huba, Piroska Makkai, Istv&aacute;n Olajos, G&aacute;bor Piskolty, Edit Rod&eacute;, J&uacute;lia Tollas represented many different regions in Transylvania. The relaunch of the Guild after decades of forced silence was initiated by the painter B&eacute;la Abodi Nagy and the sculptor Andr&aacute;s K&oacute;s &ndash; both emeritus professors and former chairs of the Ion Andronescu Art School in Cluj &ndash; and it was put into practice by 47 artists and art theorists in 1994. The new Guild answers to the demands of a new age and respects its own traditions. The Guild found a home after years of homelessness on 18 November 2005. This significant event meant the beginning of a busy Guild life: monthy exhibitions, lectures and talks were organized and encouraged by the Munk&aacute;csy-award winner painter Mikl&oacute;s Jakobovits who led the Guild from Nagyv&aacute;rad (Oradea) from its relaunch until he was alive.</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kolozsv&aacute;r viseli 2015-ben az Eur&oacute;pa Ifj&uacute;s&aacute;gi Főv&aacute;rosa c&iacute;met. Az egy&eacute;ves program c&eacute;lja, hogy megerős&iacute;tse &eacute;s t&aacute;mogassa az ifj&uacute;s&aacute;gi szervezetek akt&iacute;v t&aacute;rsadalmi r&eacute;szv&eacute;tel&eacute;t egy fenntarthat&oacute;, felelős, befogad&oacute; v&aacute;rosfejleszt&eacute;s megval&oacute;s&iacute;t&aacute;s&aacute;ban, &ouml;sszek&ouml;tve Erd&eacute;lyt, Rom&aacute;ni&aacute;t Eur&oacute;pa nagyv&aacute;rosaival. Ezt a c&eacute;lt szolg&aacute;lja a Budapest K&ouml;zpont is, mely Kolozsv&aacute;rt &eacute;s az Ifj&uacute;s&aacute;gi Főv&aacute;ros projektet h&iacute;vatott bemutatni a budapestieknek. A K&ouml;zpont kommunik&aacute;ci&oacute;s partnere Mathias Corvinus Coll&eacute;gium. <br /> <br /> Az erd&eacute;lyi magyar k&eacute;pzőműv&eacute;szek &eacute;rdekv&eacute;delmi szervezete, a Barab&aacute;s Mikl&oacute;s C&eacute;h az &iacute;r&oacute;k helikoni k&ouml;z&ouml;ss&eacute;g&eacute;nek mint&aacute;j&aacute;ra, annak &eacute;gisze alatt alakult meg 1929-ben K&oacute;s K&aacute;roly &eacute;s Szolnay S&aacute;ndor vezet&eacute;s&eacute;vel, gr&oacute;f B&aacute;nffy Mikl&oacute;s t&aacute;mogat&aacute;s&aacute;val. A megalakul&aacute;st k&ouml;vető &eacute;vben, 1930-ban a C&eacute;h Kolozsv&aacute;ron, a Farkas utcai Teleki-palota termeiben mutatkozott be a k&uuml;l&ouml;nb&ouml;ző erd&eacute;lyi r&eacute;gi&oacute;k k&eacute;pviselet&eacute;ben jelentkező műv&eacute;szek &ndash; K&oacute;s K&aacute;roly, Szolnay S&aacute;ndor, Nagy Imre, J&aacute;ndi D&aacute;vid, Udvardy Ign&aacute;c, Gallasz N&aacute;ndor, Podlipny Gyula &eacute;s Varga Albert alkot&aacute;saival, majd k&eacute;sőbb a fiatalok, Andr&aacute;s L&aacute;szl&oacute;, Andr&aacute;sy Zolt&aacute;n, Bal&aacute;zs P&eacute;ter, Br&oacute;sz Irma, Debitzky Istv&aacute;n, Erdei Erzs&eacute;bet, Ferenczy J&uacute;lia, Incze Istv&aacute;n, K&oacute;s Andr&aacute;s, K&oacute;sa-Huba Ferenc, Makkai Piroska, Olajos Istv&aacute;n, Piskolty G&aacute;bor, Rod&eacute; Edit, Tollas J&uacute;lia &ndash; műveivel. A C&eacute;h t&ouml;bb &eacute;vtizedes k&eacute;nyszersz&uuml;net ut&aacute;n &ndash; egykori tagjainak, Abodi Nagy B&eacute;la festőműv&eacute;sznek &eacute;s K&oacute;s Andr&aacute;s szobr&aacute;szműv&eacute;sznek, a kolozsv&aacute;ri Ion Andreescu K&eacute;pzőműv&eacute;szei Főiskola nyugalmazott tansz&eacute;kvezető tan&aacute;rainak kezdem&eacute;nyez&eacute;s&eacute;re &ndash; 1994 janu&aacute;rj&aacute;ban, 47 műv&eacute;sz &eacute;s elm&eacute;leti szakember r&eacute;szv&eacute;tel&eacute;vel alakult &uacute;jj&aacute;, az &uacute;j korszak &uacute;j k&ouml;vetelm&eacute;nyeinek figyelembe v&eacute;tel&eacute;vel, de a trad&iacute;ci&oacute;khoz hűen. A 2005. november 18-i sz&eacute;kh&aacute;zavat&aacute;s jelentős d&aacute;tum a C&eacute;h &eacute;let&eacute;ben: megszűnt a hontalans&aacute;g &aacute;llapota, s megindulhatott az a pezsgő szervezeti &eacute;let, a havi rendszeress&eacute;ggel megrendezett t&aacute;rlatok, szakmai besz&eacute;lget&eacute;sek sorozata, amelyet a szervezetet Nagyv&aacute;radr&oacute;l vezető Jakobovits Mikl&oacute;s Munk&aacute;csy-d&iacute;jas festőműv&eacute;sz m&aacute;r a kezdet-kezdet&eacute;től, &eacute;lete v&eacute;g&eacute;ig szorgalmazott.</p> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:51:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Alwin Lay - Natalia Hug Gallery - September 3rd - October 17th Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:43:50 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Rick Beck, Audrey Handler, Jon Kuhn, Charles Lotton, Mark Peiser, Stephen Rolfe Powell, Lisabeth Sterling - Morris Museum of Art - June 13th - September 6th <p style="text-align: justify;">The history of American studio glass is eventful but relatively brief. Considered by many to be the father of the American studio glass movement, Harvey Littleton (1922&ndash;2013) began experimenting with hot glass in 1959. He had grown up in the shadow of the Corning Glass Works, where his father served as the head of research and development in the 1930s. Littleton is represented in the present exhibition, as are many of the leading glass artists working today. The collection, still a work in progress, was begun some years ago by Augustan Eugene Fleischer, an avid collector of many kinds of things since he was a boy. Among the glass artists represented in the exhibition are Rick Beck, Audrey Handler, Jon Kuhn, Charles Lotton, Mark Peiser, Stephen Rolfe Powell, and Lisabeth Sterling. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog published by the Morris Museum of Art.</p> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:38:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Robert Stark - Morris Museum of Art - August 15th - November 8th <p style="text-align: justify;">Artist Robert Stark has lived and painted in Union Dale, Pennsylvania, for forty years. He also maintains a studio on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where he and his wife spend their winters. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.; Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee; the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Johnstown, Pennsylvania; and ArtWorks in Cincinnati, Ohio, to cite just a few. His paintings have traveled to more than 140 world capitals under the U.S. Department of State&rsquo;s Art in Embassies program. He is represented in museum, corporate, and private collections all over the United States.</p> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:37:09 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Group Show - Morris Museum of Art - August 1st - October 4th <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition includes forty works of art in several media&mdash;paintings, drawings, and sculpture&mdash;from the State Art Collection of South Carolina. These artworks were created in recent times by twenty-five celebrated African American artists, all of whom have close ties to the state. The exhibition includes work by famed outsider artists Sam Doyle, Leroy Marshall, Richard Burnside, and Dan Robert Miller, as well as work by academically trained artists Leo Twiggs, Arthur Rose, Tarleton Blackwell, Mac Arthur Goodwin, Jesse Guinyard, Joseph Gandy, Terry K. Hunter, Larry Jordan, Larry Lebby, Robert Spencer, and Winston Wingo.</p> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:35:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Georg Baselitz - McCabe Fine Art - September 2nd - November 28th <p style="text-align: justify;">McCabe Fine Art is proud to present its first exhibition of work by German artist Georg Baselitz. Having gained notoriety and critical attention in the 1960s, Baselitz (b. 1938) is among the most successful artists to come out of Germany. Influenced by folk art as well as German Expressionism, Baselitz incorporates elements of both styles into a unique blend of figuration and abstraction. His Neo-Expressionist paintings, which often depict discombobulated or upside down figures, reflect complex and disorienting themes surrounding German identity in the post-World War II era. In particular, Baselitz himself is concerned with what it means to be a contemporary German artist.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">The paintings to be on view at McCabe Fine Art are from Baselitz&rsquo;s &ldquo;Collusion&rdquo; series (&ldquo;Verdunkelung,&rdquo; in German), which the artist began in 2008. The title of this series refers to the wartime practice of blacking out windows as a means of protection against enemy airstrikes. In each painting a sketchy white figure appears frail and ghostlike against a dark murky background. Drips and splatters of runny white paint erupt from these male nudes, recalling one of Baselitz&rsquo;s earliest and most well-known paintings: <em>The Big Night Down the Drain </em>(1962/63.) When exhibited as part of the artist&rsquo;s first solo show, this seminal work depicting a topless man holding his disproportionately large penis in his hand was deemed obscene. The painting was confiscated by the authorities, and Baselitz and his two dealers were fined. Typical of Baselitz&rsquo;s oeuvre, which includes paintings, sculptures and prints, the &ldquo;Collusion&rdquo; paintings conflate history (most often, as in this case, the darkness, despair, and vileness of World War II) with a reference to his own personal history.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Given Baselitz&rsquo;s strong connections to Nordic art and artists, it is important that a solo exhibition of his work is being held in Stockholm. Baselitz&rsquo;s subject matter, which features soldiers, forests, woodsman and animals, relates directly to traditional Nordic painting. Specifically, several late 19th century/early 20th century Nordic painters have had a great influence on the German artist. Foremost is Edvard Munch (1863&ndash;1944), Baselitz&rsquo;s great appreciation for whom is evidenced in his expressionistic style and haunting treatment of psychological themes. Baselitz&rsquo;s deep fascination with Munch has even manifested itself in the form of several portraits. In addition, Swedish artists from the same generation such as Carl Fredrik Hill (1849&ndash; 1911), Ernst Josephson (1851&ndash;1906), and August Strindberg (1849&ndash;1912) are important references for Baselitz. Since the beginning of his career Baselitz has returned again and again to paintings by Scandinavian artists for inspiration.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Georg Baselitz </strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Baselitz lives and work in Germany. Major retrospectives of his work have been held worldwide, including at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (1983; traveled to Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and Kunsthalle Basel); Centre Pompidou, Paris (1993); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1995; traveled to Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, and Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin); Mus&eacute;e d&rsquo;Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1996); and Royal Academy of Arts, London (2007). Baselitz has represented Germany at the Venice Biennale (1980) and participated in Documenta 7 in Kassel, Germany (1982). Eight new large-scale works by Baselitz, which comprise his series titled <em>F&auml;llt von der Wand nicht </em>(Doesn't Fall From the Wall), are exhibited at the Arsenale at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015). He is also a professor at the Hochschule der Kunste art academy in Berlin.</p> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:29:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Mel Ramos - LEVY - September 15th - October 28th Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:26:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Yan Pei-Ming - Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Salzburg Villa Kast - July 25th - August 28th <p style="text-align: justify;">The Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac is pleased to announce the first exhibition in Salzburg of works by Yan Pei-Ming, a Chinese-born painter who has been working between Paris and Dijon (France) for over 30 years.&nbsp; </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The defining element of Yan Pei-Ming&rsquo;s pictorial style to date has been its bichromatic approach. The contrast between black and white &ndash; or, more rarely, between black and red &ndash; subtly varies nuances of light and shade and imbues each subject with a sculptural dimension. For some time now, however, the artist has been generously expanding his palette.&nbsp; </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In this new group of works, Yan Pei-Ming explores a wider chromatic range, though remaining faithful to his style of vigorous and ample brushstrokes. Viewed close up, his paintings are powerfully abstract, but give way to a figurative intensity as one backs up to view them from a distance and as the contours of each subject re-emerge.&nbsp; </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In his <em>Aggressive Beauty</em> exhibition, Yan Pei-Ming has opted to combine fundamentally different themes. Eminent figures drawn from the history of religion and art are juxtaposed here with the most savage animality. However, these visually disparate motifs, theoretically antinomic in nature, have a common denominator: power. The subjects express a muffled strength or an immediate brutality before revealing their potential to draw us in, even to mesmerize us.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the spring of 2015, Yan Pei-Ming had a solo exhibition entitled <em>No comment</em> at the Centro de Arte Contempor&aacute;neo de Malaga in Spain. A whole room is currently devoted to his work in the <em>CHINA 8</em> show at the Museum K&uuml;ppersm&uuml;hle f&uuml;r Moderne Kunst in Duisburg, Germany. Yan Pei-Ming&rsquo;s oeuvre is represented in a number of major public collections, including those of the Mus&eacute;e National d&rsquo;Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome; Louvre Abu Dhabi; Qatar Museums, Doha; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; and National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The catalogue of this exhibition will include a text by Art Historian Hans-Joachim M&uuml;ller.</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;">La Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac est heureuse d&rsquo;annoncer la premi&egrave;re exposition &agrave; Salzbourg du peintre Yan Pei-Ming, artiste d&rsquo;origine chinoise vivant et travaillant &agrave; Dijon depuis plus de trente ans.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ce qui d&eacute;finissait jusqu&rsquo;&agrave; pr&eacute;sent le mieux le style pictural de Yan Pei-Ming &eacute;tait une peintre en noir et blanc dans laquelle l&rsquo;opposition des non-couleurs offrait une variation infinie de tonalit&eacute;s de gris. L&rsquo;opposition du noir et du blanc &ndash; et plus rarement du noir et du rouge &ndash; offre une variation subtile de nuances et conf&egrave;re au sujet du tableau une dimension sculpturale. Depuis quelque temps l&rsquo;artiste &eacute;toffe g&eacute;n&eacute;reusement sa palette.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Dans ce nouveau groupe d&rsquo;&oelig;uvres, Yan Pei-Ming explore en effet un champ chromatique plus vaste tout en restant fid&egrave;le &agrave; son style, caract&eacute;ris&eacute; par d&rsquo;&eacute;nergiques et amples coups de brosses. Observ&eacute; de pr&egrave;s, le tableau d&eacute;gage une force d&rsquo;abstraction pour reprendre toute sa puissance figurative sit&ocirc;t qu&rsquo;on s&rsquo;&eacute;loigne et que se redessinent les contours du mod&egrave;le.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Dans son exposition <em>Aggressive Beauty</em>, Yan Pei-Ming a choisi de faire cohabiter des th&egrave;mes essentiellement diff&eacute;rents. Figures &eacute;minentes de l&rsquo;histoire religieuse et de l&rsquo;histoire de l&rsquo;art c&ocirc;toient l&rsquo;animalit&eacute; la plus sauvage. Entre ces motifs visuellement disparates et de nature a priori antinomique existe pourtant un d&eacute;nominateur commun&nbsp;: le pouvoir et la puissance. Les sujets expriment une force sourde ou une brutalit&eacute; imm&eacute;diate avant de r&eacute;v&eacute;ler leur potentiel de s&eacute;duction, voire de fascination.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Au printemps 2015 Yan Pei-Ming a pr&eacute;sent&eacute; une exposition personnelle intitul&eacute;e <em>No comment&nbsp;</em>au Centro de Arte Contempor&aacute;neo de Malaga. Une salle enti&egrave;re est actuellement consacr&eacute;e &agrave; son &oelig;uvre dans l&rsquo;exposition <em>CHINA 8</em> au Museum K&uuml;ppersm&uuml;hle f&uuml;r Moderne Kunst, &agrave; Duisburg.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">L&rsquo;&oelig;uvre de Yan Pei-Ming est repr&eacute;sent&eacute;e dans de grandes collections publiques, telles que le Mus&eacute;e national d&rsquo;art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris&nbsp;; le Museum Ludwig, Cologne&nbsp;; le Museo nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo, Rome&nbsp;; le Louvre Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi&nbsp;; les Qatar Museums, Doha&nbsp;; le National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo et la National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Un texte r&eacute;dig&eacute; par Hans-Joachim M&uuml;ller sera publi&eacute; dans le catalogue qui accompagnera l&rsquo;exposition.</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;">Die Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac freut sich, mit <em>Aggressive Beauty</em> die erste Einzelausstellung des Malers Yan Pei-Ming in der Galerie in Salzburg bekannt zu geben. Der chinesische K&uuml;nstler lebt und arbeitet seit mehr als drei&szlig;ig Jahren zwischen Dijon und Paris.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Der malerische Stil Yan Pei-Mings zeichnete sich bisher vornehmlich durch seine Zweifarbigkeit aus. Die Opposition von Schwarz und Wei&szlig; - seltener auch von Schwarz und Rot - bringt ein weites Spektrum subtiler Nuancen hervor und verleiht den Motiven seiner Gem&auml;lde eine skulpturale Dimension. Zuletzt l&auml;sst sich eine gro&szlig;z&uuml;gige Erweiterung seiner Farbpalette beobachten.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Wenn Yan Pei-Ming in dieser neuen Gruppe von Werken weitere Farben in seine chromatische Tonleiter aufnimmt, so bleibt er seinem Stil mit den typischen breiten und energischen Pinselstrichen treu. Betrachtet man seine Gem&auml;lde aus der N&auml;he offenbart sich der kraftvoll abstrakte Charakter, aus der Entfernung hingegen, wirken sie &auml;u&szlig;erst plastisch und die Konturen der Modelle zeichnen sich deutlich ab.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">F&uuml;r seine Ausstellung <em>Aggressive Beauty</em> greift Yan Pei-Ming bewusst sehr unterschiedliche Themen auf. Bedeutende Figuren der Religions- und der Kunstgeschichte zeigen sich hier neben wilden Tieren. Zwischen diesen visuell sehr verschiedenartigen und auf den ersten Blick widerspr&uuml;chlich erscheinenden Motiven findet man dennoch ein zentrales, verbindendes Element: die Macht und die Kraft. Die Sujets bringen eine zur&uuml;ckhaltende St&auml;rke und unmittelbare Brutalit&auml;t zum Ausdruck, ehe sie den Betrachter verf&uuml;hren oder gar in ihren unwiderstehlichen Bann rei&szlig;en.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Im Fr&uuml;hjahr 2015 pr&auml;sentierte Ming im Centro de Arte Contempor&aacute;neo in M&aacute;laga seine Einzelausstellung <em>No comment</em>. Derzeit ist seinem Werk ein ganzer Raum im Rahmen der <em>CHINA 8</em> Ausstellung im Museum K&uuml;ppersm&uuml;hle f&uuml;r Moderne Kunst in Duisburg gewidmet. Yan Pei-Mings Werk ist in gro&szlig;en &ouml;ffentlichen Sammlungen wie imCentre Pompidou (Paris), im Ludwig Museum (K&ouml;ln), im MAXXI, Museo nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo (Rom), im Louvre Abu Dhabi, in Qatar Museums (Doha), The National Museum of Modern Art (Tokyo) und in der National Gallery of Australia (Canberra) vertreten.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Zur Ausstellung erscheint ein Katalog mit einem Text von Hans-Joachim M&uuml;ller.</p> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:15:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston - August 22nd - November 29th <div class="section"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Texas Design Now</em> features the creations of accessory, fashion, furniture, and industrial designers living and working statewide. These emerging and established designers hail from Austin, Dallas, Houston, Marfa, San Antonio, and points further afield in the Lone Star state. Diverse design sensibilities&mdash;from cutting-edge to couture, relaxed, refined, artisanal, and handmade&mdash;are animated by the independent and resourceful spirit for which this state is known.</p> </div> <h4 style="text-align: justify;">About the guest organizers</h4> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Garrett Hunter</strong> is the principal and owner of an eponymous boutique design firm located in Houston. His career began under renowned dealer Pam Kuhl-Linscomb as a buyer and designer at her Houston design emporium, Kuhl-Linscomb. Today, his firm has designed and completed numerous residential and commercial projects in Houston, Austin, New Orleans, Los Angeles, New York City, and rural projects throughout Texas. Inspired by contemporary art and esoterica, his projects explore the friction between minimalism and avant-garde grandeur. In 2011, Hunter curated an exhibition at Peel Gallery called <em>California Cool</em>, which displayed important furniture, textiles, graphic design, and jewelry with a focus on the Los Angeles area. In 2012, Hunter curated the Lawndale Design Fair at the Lawndale Art Center, which highlighted active contemporary designers at all career stages.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Chris Goins&nbsp;</strong>is the Store Director of the iconic luxury fashion retailer Tootsies in Houston. Goins has worked in the fashion industry for more than a decade, gaining experience in the luxury retail, beauty, and modeling industries. After completing a BS from the University of Houston in Consumer Science and Merchandising, she began her career working as a design, fashion, and beauty buyer at Kuhl-Linscomb and was a booking Agent for the fashion division at Neal Hamil Agency. Inspired by intricate details, impeccable construction, and boundary-pushing designers who explore unexpected materials and movement, Goins has made a name for herself as one of Houston&rsquo;s most-trusted sartorial experts.</p> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:02:41 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list EUGENIO AMPUDIA - Galería Max Estrella - September 10th - November 7th Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:01:57 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Carroll Parrott Blue, Jean-Baptiste Barrière, George Lewis - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston - August 1st - November 1st <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em><strong>Whispering Bayou</strong></em> is an immersive multi-media installation, a collaboration between Houston-based filmmaker, interactive multimedia producer, and community activist Carroll Parrott Blue; French composer and multimedia artist Jean-Baptiste Barri&egrave;re; and New York-based composer and computer interactive artist George Lewis.</span></p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Exhibition</span></h2> <p style="margin-right: 27pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The installation consists of a video triptych and a multi-channel soundscape composed of the sounds, voices, and images of Houstonians and their city.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The artists, consultants (Jason Moran, Damon Holzborn, Thomas Goepfer), and a local advisory team with strong and diverse Houston roots (Rosalinda Mendez, Krist Bender, Jamal Cyrus, David Dove, Johnny Hanson, Katy Atkiss, Rachel Kagan, Shelley Scott Wharton, Jason Woods) have gathered field recordings of the region, as well as video and audio interviews with residents past and present.</span></p> <p id="yui_3_17_2_1_1436262935856_295" style="margin-right: 27pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Whispering Bayou</em> transforms these sonic and visual memories and histories of the city into a metaphorical, virtual bayou, an ever-evolving kaleidoscope of impressions that interact with visitor movements in space.</span></p> <p style="margin-right: 27pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The work draws particular resonance from the Brays Bayou watershed, which connects nearly three-quarters of a million inhabitants who exemplify this global city&rsquo;s rich diversity in which over 100 languages are spoken. Prospective visitors to the installation can participate via the Web by uploading sounds, images, and memories (in any language) representative of what Houston means to them to this website.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;<em>Whispering Bayou</em> will produce a vibrant emotional experience that stimulates memory and imagination.</span></p> <h2 id="yui_3_17_2_1_1436263054532_318" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Tell us your story</span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">The <em>Whispering Bayou</em> project needs you to help the artists create the content that will create the artwork. We're asking you to submit a short (&lt;5-10 minutes) video, still photos of you, your family, friends and your favorite Houston places, foods and events, and/or phone call interview, portions of which may appear in the exhibition installation as edited sound and video. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://www.whisperingbayou.net/" target="_blank">http://www.whisperingbayou.net/</a></p> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 09:59:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Ananda Kuhn - Bolsa de Arte de Porto Alegre - July 22nd - August 22nd <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;Ao observar como o Homem lida com o esquecimento, analisando seus v&aacute;rios aspectos, principalmente, sua dupla face - da t&eacute;cnica em venc&ecirc;-lo e da cr&iacute;tica feita em querer venc&ecirc;-lo, percebe-se a necessidade de combat&ecirc;-lo e, ao mesmo tempo, contar com ele. Partindo deste ponto e da din&acirc;mica cotidiana executada nas profundezas da mente, Ananda Kuhn volta-se para seu pr&oacute;prio mecanismo de memoriza&ccedil;&atilde;o, devido &agrave; obscuridade com que ele acontece. Para a artista, este processo se desenvolve em partes afastadas o suficiente para que a informa&ccedil;&atilde;o n&atilde;o tenha continuidade, se d&aacute; aos saltos, entre abismos. S&atilde;o estes vazios que ela tenta resgatar atrav&eacute;s de seu trabalho art&iacute;stico. Criar a conex&atilde;o entre as mem&oacute;rias que lhe s&atilde;o claras e carregam informa&ccedil;&otilde;es significantes, para ent&atilde;o, descobrir e dar forma &agrave;s ausentes. Vindas do inconsciente e pautadas em imagens fotogr&aacute;ficas, as obras de Ananda beiram o sonho e a realidade. Disson&acirc;ncia que se traduz pelas diferentes t&eacute;cnicas utilizadas em cada composi&ccedil;&atilde;o e que se materializam entre o leg&iacute;vel e o ileg&iacute;vel, a forma e o disforme, a figura&ccedil;&atilde;o e a desfigura&ccedil;&atilde;o.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Para a atual exposi&ccedil;&atilde;o a artista foi em busca de seus devaneios memogr&aacute;ficos desde a inf&acirc;ncia, no interior do Rio Grande do Sul, at&eacute; o atual momento, no Rio de Janeiro, percorrendo diferentes lugares e situa&ccedil;&otilde;es. Densa pesquisa introspectiva que foi ent&atilde;o intitulada KOMPLEX, a partir de uma leitura de Kandinsky. O termo alem&atilde;o que significa combina&ccedil;&atilde;o resume a totalidade de sua produ&ccedil;&atilde;o, pois abrange desde a concep&ccedil;&atilde;o &ndash; que &eacute; quase uma regress&atilde;o, at&eacute; a execu&ccedil;&atilde;o &ndash; en&eacute;rgica sobreposi&ccedil;&atilde;o e justaposi&ccedil;&atilde;o imag&eacute;tica, e que consolida o resultado visual final. Assim, KOMPLEX n&atilde;o apresenta a busca de uma representa&ccedil;&atilde;o pura e fiel de instantes e imagens mentais, mas sim, a tentativa de traduzir, para a linguagem pictogr&aacute;fica do desenho, a complexa sensa&ccedil;&atilde;o do que &eacute; rememorar.</p> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 09:50:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Pablo Llana - Art Virus, Ltd. - September 10th - November 6th <p style="text-align: justify;">The artist <strong>Pablo Llana</strong> creates two- and three-dimensional works on the subjects of capitalism, consumption and obesity, for which he uses the remains of edible consumer products, food packaging and food labels high in sugar, fat and carbohydrate as his color palette.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Llanas creative approach to packaging material creates innovative images between collage and painting, giving new meaning and form to things that are considered by many people only as waste products.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Llanas works have received many awards and are represented in national and international collections.</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Der K&uuml;nstler <strong>Pablo Llana</strong> schafft zwei- und dreidimensionale Arbeiten zu den Themenkomplexen Kapitalismus, Konsum und Adipositas, wobei er &Uuml;berreste essbarer Konsum-Produkte, Lebensmittelverpackungen und Nahrungsmitteletiketten mit hohem Zucker-, Fett- und Kohlenhydratgehalt als Farbpalette nutzt.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Llanas kreativer Umgang mit Verpackungsmaterial schafft innovative Bilder zwischen Collage und Malerei und gibt Dingen Form und neue Bedeutung, die von vielen Menschen nur als Abfallprodukt betrachtet werden.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Llanas Werke sind vielfach ausgezeichnet und in nationalen und internationalen Sammlungen vertreten.</p> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 09:45:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Eberhard Havekost - Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden - September 8th - October 17th Tue, 07 Jul 2015 09:33:50 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Igor Shurov - Yekaterinburg Gallery of Modern Art - July 10th 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">An exhibition of two Yekaterinburg artists &ldquo;Informal conversation&rdquo; takes place in Yekaterinburg gallery of modern art on July 3 at 6:00 p.m.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Igor Shurov and Nikolai Fedoreev represent Underground culture of the 1980s when there was acute social and esthetic reformation in Russia. They expressed their objection against ideology and hypocrisy in the arts through their artworks. The artists practised in their easel painting, graphics and sculpture the methods of poster art and the ways of decoration of industrial, public spaces.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Nikolai Fedoreev passed away 20 years ago, he influenced on the Ural underground art in Perestroika period and also he developed the principals of early Sots Art in Yekaterinburg. The years of friendship bound Igor Shurov and Nikolai Fedoreev.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> The commemorative exhibition as if continues the artistic conversation of the two artists, who can present any object as art &ndash; whether iron wire, or tarpaulin boots, or an old tree and tools.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">About 20 paintings and installations art works bring the atmosphere of artistic controversy of the two Underground artists.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The parallel program of &ldquo;Informal conversation&rdquo;<br /> Moderator &ndash; Igor Shurov.<br /> July 9 2015 at 6:00 p.m. &ndash; &ldquo;The art of N. Fedoreev&rdquo;<br /> July 10 2015 at 6:00 p.m. &ndash; &ldquo;Underground culture in Russia&rdquo;<br /> July 17 2015 at 6:00 p.m. &ndash; &ldquo;Meet the artist&rdquo; event and discussion of the exhibition &ldquo;Informal conversation&rdquo;</p> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:11:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Igor Shurov - Yekaterinburg Gallery of Modern Art - July 17th 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">An exhibition of two Yekaterinburg artists &ldquo;Informal conversation&rdquo; takes place in Yekaterinburg gallery of modern art on July 3 at 6:00 p.m.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Igor Shurov and Nikolai Fedoreev represent Underground culture of the 1980s when there was acute social and esthetic reformation in Russia. They expressed their objection against ideology and hypocrisy in the arts through their artworks. The artists practised in their easel painting, graphics and sculpture the methods of poster art and the ways of decoration of industrial, public spaces.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Nikolai Fedoreev passed away 20 years ago, he influenced on the Ural underground art in Perestroika period and also he developed the principals of early Sots Art in Yekaterinburg. The years of friendship bound Igor Shurov and Nikolai Fedoreev.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> The commemorative exhibition as if continues the artistic conversation of the two artists, who can present any object as art &ndash; whether iron wire, or tarpaulin boots, or an old tree and tools.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">About 20 paintings and installations art works bring the atmosphere of artistic controversy of the two Underground artists.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The parallel program of &ldquo;Informal conversation&rdquo;<br /> Moderator &ndash; Igor Shurov.<br /> July 9 2015 at 6:00 p.m. &ndash; &ldquo;The art of N. Fedoreev&rdquo;<br /> July 10 2015 at 6:00 p.m. &ndash; &ldquo;Underground culture in Russia&rdquo;<br /> July 17 2015 at 6:00 p.m. &ndash; &ldquo;Meet the artist&rdquo; event and discussion of the exhibition &ldquo;Informal conversation&rdquo;</p> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:13:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list