ArtSlant - Current exhibits http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/show en-us 40 Rose Rigley, Vide Freiburg, Louisa Ennis-Thomas, Raewyn Biggs - 69 Smith Street Gallery - February 6th, 2013 - February 24th, 2013 <p><em>Simmer</em> is a touring exhibition from artist-run-initiative, <em>Knock Knock</em>, based in Cairns, Queensland.</p> <p><em>The exhibition</em> <em>features artists living and working in the Far North who explore creative territory &lsquo;beyond the frame&rsquo;. Sculpture and installation form the basis for the exhibition, considering a range of individual themes including place, memory, the human condition and our relationship with the natural environment.</em></p> <p><em>Within their creative practices, Raewyn Biggs, Louisa Ennis-Thomas, Vide Freiberg and Rose Rigley share a common approach where both conceptual concerns and the exploration of a sense of materiality govern their creative process. </em></p> <p>Curator, Louisa Ennis-Thomas</p> <p>This travelling exhibition has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.</p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>Simmer</em> is a Knock Knock Contemporary Artists' Initiative project. For further information please visit:</p> <p><strong>www.knockknockarts.com.au</strong></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:39:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Claire Ngu - 69 Smith Street Gallery - February 6th, 2013 - February 24th, 2013 <p>Space 4 includes a collection of images created by Claire Ngu.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 01:30:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list - 69 Smith Street Gallery - February 6th, 2013 - February 24th, 2013 <p>Space 3 includes a collection of work by the group of friends who met at 69 Smith Street Gallery.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 01:32:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Veronica Hodgkinson - 69 Smith Street Gallery - February 6th, 2013 - February 24th, 2013 <p>The golden glow of the fire and the black remains of the scoured earth. This exhibition reflects on the devastating bush fires that Victoria has experience over the past few years.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 01:34:40 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Michael Loew - ACME Fine Art - February 9th, 2013 - March 30th, 2013 <p>A retrospective survey of watercolors and drawings by noted abstract expressionist artist Michael Loew will open on Saturday 9 February at ACME Fine Art in Boston. A reception from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. will mark the occasion. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday 2 March at the gallery and on-line at www.acmefineart.com. </p> <p>The exhibition will be composed of works created between the late 1930s and 1985, and it highlights drawings and watercolors that were made as studies for paintings or murals, as well as finished, stand alone artworks.  </p> <p>Michael Loew was a master of weaving geometry with nature. He seemed to delight in exploring the limits of nature based abstraction. Throughout his career one can see a back and forth between the almost totally abstract, and the representational. Although it is impossible to say how and where Loew's modern tendencies originated, it is fair to say that his experiences, his education, and his own interests led him in a distinctly avant-garde direction very early on. On the side of experience, one might point out his collaboration with DeKooning on a 1939 NYC World's Fair mural that led to a life-long friendship that must have influenced Loew. Certainly, his post war training under one of the most important nature-based abstract expressionists, Hans Hofmann, also proved to have had significant influence. Then, there was his study abroad at the Atelier Leger. Although various influences may have come to bear on Michael Loew, his work is always in his own true voice, and that voice is consistently clear, concise, and elegantly expressive. </p> <p> A comprehensive exhibition catalogue including an essay by Susan C. Larsen is available through the gallery. Please contact ACME Fine Art for further information about Michael Loew, or this exhibition.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:36:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Candice Breitz - ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) - December 6th, 2012 - March 11th, 2013 <p><strong><em>Candice Breitz: The Character</em> is the first major solo exhibition in Australia by internationally renowned South African artist Candice Breitz.<br /> <br /> </strong>To what extent are our lives 'scripted' for us by the media we consume and other influences that we encounter in our intimate and social environments? Pop music, cinema and celebrity culture converge in the artist's video installations to reflect on how we create, define and perform our identities in a world of mass media saturation.<br /> <br /> Through inventively re-edited interviews, fan performances and montaged cinema sequences, Breitz's works present a new take on contemporary portraiture by creating innovative narratives to probe and analyse individual experience.<br /> <br /> A major part of the exhibition will be the inclusion of <em>The Woods</em>, a new work making its international debut. Co-commissioned with the Peabody Essex Museum, Breitz's new trilogy focuses on child performers and the performance of childhood to probe aspirations and promises embedded in mainstream cinema.<br /> <br /> From adoring Michael Jackson fans re-performing the <em>Thriller</em> album, to in-depth interviews with identical twins and studied re-performances of popular 'rom-com' scenes, Breitz playfully yet astutely investigates the extent to which our lives are constructed by parameters dictated to us by the media, society, and the particular moment in time that we are born into.</p> <p><strong>Please note: ACMI will be closed on Christmas Day</strong></p> Sat, 22 Dec 2012 03:24:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Warwick Thornton - ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) - February 5th, 2013 - June 23rd, 2013 <p>Opening today at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is <i>Warwick Thornton: Mother Courage</i>, a striking video and sculptural installation from lauded Australian filmmaker Warwick Thornton. Thornton is an Alice Springs based filmmaker and artist whose film <i>Samson &amp; Delilah</i> (2009) won the Camera d’Or for best first feature at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. </p> <p>Commissioned by ACMI for the ACMI Commissions Series, <i>Warwick Thornton: Mother Courage</i> is a two-channel video and sound installation presented inside a dilapidated campervan. Inspired by Bertolt Brecht's 1939 play <i>Mother Courage and Her Children</i>, Thornton has translated the play’s underlying theme of survival to an Australian context. Whereas Brecht's Mother Courage drags around a cart, plying her wares on the battlefields of an endless war, Thornton's Mother Courage is an elderly and impoverished Aboriginal painter who makes and sells her art from the back of a van.  Surrounded by paint pots, utensils and bedding, the resourceful woman (played by artist Grace Rubuntja) applies herself to her dot painting, while her bored grandson sits listening to loud Aboriginal rock music that blares from a radio. The artist and her grandson are physically confined to the cramped space of the campervan, and yet the work invites the viewer to place the pair in a much larger context that acknowledges the influence of culture and tradition, but also the impact of colonisation.</p> <p><i>Mother Courage </i>made its international debut last year in Kassel, Germany at the prestigious art festival dOCUMENTA (13). Here <i>Mother Courage</i> was constantly on the move, roving from gallery to gallery and visible to queues of exhibition visitors around the city. At ACMI, the work finds new meaning within the rarefied confines of the museum, cutting against the grain of the white cube/black box experience offered by Gallery 2.</p> <p> </p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 05:55:44 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list - Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi - October 23rd, 2012 - February 10th, 2013 <p>The Wellington Media Collective was established in 1978 as a confederation of graphic designers, printers, photographers, and associates. Underpinned by a belief in the power of media arts to intervene in social space, their activities over two decades have involved the production of posters, magazines, catalogues, and leaflets for community and political groups, ranging from trade unions to arts and activist organisations. This retrospective exhibition examines the politics of style implicit in the Collective’s substantial body of graphic work, and through this lens, surveys a history of public culture in Wellington and New Zealand. The Collective’s graphic archives interweave a story of political activism with a cultural history of performance and art, both located against a changing economic environment, new networks of distribution and communication, and the technological shift from page to screen. Comprising original prints, posters, publications and ephemeral material, as well as oral histories provided by members of the Collective, the exhibition draws on an archival project undertaken in collaboration with the Alexander Turnbull Library and the Department of Museum and Heritage Studies, Victoria University of Wellington. A major book project documenting the Collective’s history will be launched at exhibition’s close. Coordinated and edited by Ian Wedde with Mark Derby and Jenny Rouse, and designed by Wellington Media Collective, the extensively illustrated monograph is co-published with Victoria University Press.</p> <p><strong>Gallery closed for summer break from 22 December 2012 to 21 January 2013</strong></p> Sun, 04 Nov 2012 02:02:06 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Martha Rosler - Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi - October 23rd, 2012 - February 10th, 2013 <p>1974-75, Series of 45 gelatin silver prints of text and images on 24 backing boards<br /> Kirk Gallery</p> <p>The Adam Art Gallery is proud to present a one work exhibition of Martha Rosler’s<em> The Bowery in Two Inadequate Descriptive Systems </em>(1974-75). A seminal piece of photo-conceptual art and a reference point in traditions of socially-oriented creative practice, <em>The Bowery</em> offers a portrait of what was once New York City’s most archetypical skid-row. Pairing images of derelict storefronts and empty street corners with a descriptive poetics of drunkenness and vagrancy, Rosler’s photo-text installation refuses the direct representation of an implied human subject in favour of a layered interrogation of the adequacy of both visual and literary modes to the experience of social marginalisation. Nonetheless, the work insists upon the political resonance of the material settings of urban blight. Images and text are interspersed with occasional blank panels in the space of a photographic image, and it is this dialectic between concreteness and the incommensurable which lends <em>The Bowery</em> its enduring critical charge. Martha Rosler works in video, photography, text, installation, and performance, and as an essayist and social commentator. Her preoccupations center on everyday life and the politics of the public sphere, often with an attention to women’s experience. The Adam Art Gallery will host a series of public events to support this exhibition, including two fora on documentary practice co-sponsored by the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland. Martha Rosler will participate in the inaugural Adam Art Gallery<em> Skype</em> Conversation series in early 2013, discussing politics, activism, and the digital commons in the context of her recent projects.</p> <p><strong>Gallery closed for summer break from 22 December 2012 to 21 January 2013.</strong></p> Sun, 04 Nov 2012 02:04:21 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Mark Hanson, Ron Hanson - Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi - October 23rd, 2012 - February 10th, 2013 <p>Ron and Mark Hanson, the editors of Wellington and Taipei based White Fungus magazine, have been invited to prepare a series of posters to accompany the Wellington Media Collective and Martha Rosler exhibitions. Unfolding over the eight week duration of the exhibition in the Adam’s Window space, this poster sequence and its associated free newsprint publication will take this remark by current Prime Minister John Key as a point of departure: “<em>Our children are important… They are the consumers of the future.</em>” Reflecting upon the concrete impact of neo-liberal thinking on Wellington’s urban and architectural fabric over recent decades, the White Fungus brothers talk back at local brandings of the city as New Zealand’s ‘Creative Capital.’ An emphasis on print publication ties the magazine’s zine aesthetic to a legacy informed by the Wellington Media Collective, and the project proposes the protest poster as at once a mode of still-contemporary activism and the formal expression of a local style. The Adam Art Gallery will run a Poster Competition to accompany the White Fungus commission, judged by Wellington Media Collective, White Fungus, artist John Lake, and Kate Daellenbach, School of Marketing and International Business, Victoria University of Wellington.</p> <p><strong>Gallery closed for summer break from 22 December 2012 to 21 January 2013.</strong></p> Sun, 04 Nov 2012 02:06:26 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Winfred Rembert - Adelson Galleries - February 1st, 2013 - March 31st, 2013 <p>Adelson Galleries Boston is pleased to present Caint to Caint, a solo exhibition of Winfred Rembert (b. 1945).  The artwork will be on display from Friday, February 1st, 2013 through March 31st, 2013 in our South End gallery at 520 Harrison Avenue.<br />  <br /> The title of the show is based on Winfred Rembert’s painting, “Caint to Caint (Can’t see when you go to work, can’t see when you get back),” referring to working in the cotton fields before sunrise until after sunset during his days in Cuthbert, Georgia in the 1950s and 60s.  Winfred continues this work ethic - working from the early morning to late at night telling his life’s story on leather sheets.<br />  <br /> Having survived the hardships of bigotry, near lynching, and jail, Winfred has seen some of the ugliest moments in American history.  He retells these memories with a method that he learned in prison when he witnessed a man carving leather wallets.  He began practicing this technique, and later in his life, at the suggestion of his wife Patsy, Winfred took the practice to a new level by carving his life story into sheets of tanned leather that he colors with dye.  He does not simply depict the horror of his past; rather, he recaptures the feeling and vision of Cuthbert, Georgia in the 1950s and 60s.  One sees segregated pool halls, church and town scenes that seem antiquated, yet they existed during this man’s generation.  His amazing life story is not only an inspiration, but also an important part of American History.  <br /> </p> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 23:24:37 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list SungSoo Kim, Brent Kee Young - Akron Art Museum - October 20th, 2012 - April 7th, 2013 <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>"Lovers of beautiful glass sculpture will be in for a treat over the next six months, because the Akron Art Museum is showing works by two outstanding artists.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Brent Kee Young, who teaches at the Cleveland Institute of Art, and Sungsoo Kim, who teaches at Kent State University School of Art, have each developed new, highly individual and divergent techniques that push the boundaries of glass sculpture.</strong>"<br /> - Dorothy Shinn, Akron Beacon Journal</p> <p>The Akron Art Museum joins dozens of Ohio museums and galleries in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the studio glass movement in the United States, which began with the Toledo Glass Workshops in 1962. Featuring artists at the forefront of contemporary glassmaking, <em>New Artifacts: Works by Brent Kee Young and Sungsoo Kim</em> pays tribute to the pioneering spirit of the movement’s founders. Works by Cleveland Institute of Art professor and department head Young are juxtaposed with the works of Kim, an adjunct professor at Cleveland Institute of Art and Kent State University. Each has developed diverging and highly personal techniques that expand our understanding of the possibilities for glass.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 22:44:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Adolph Gottlieb - Akron Art Museum - October 27th, 2012 - February 17th, 2013 <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>"The sculptures are magnificent to behold, the paintings even more so. But best of all, this exhibit captures the essence of an era, and it does so with little-known works and late-career paintings that reveal the artist’s interest in gravity, suspension and motion.</strong>"<br /> -Dorothy Shinn, Akron Beacon Journal</p> <p>Adolph Gottlieb, a first-generation abstract expressionist painter whose art was central to the development of mid-twentieth century painting in America, was among only three of his fellow painters to create both two- and three-dimensional works. Gottlieb’s sculptures are little-known and have rarely been seen in the United States. <i>Adolph Gottlieb: Sculptor</i> includes sculptures, maquettes and templates, as well as several major paintings from the 1960s and 1970s that illustrate the important relationship between the artist’s drawings and sculptures. Additionally, the connections between Gottlieb and his contemporaries will be examined in an adjacent presentation drawn from the museum’s collection of painting and sculpture.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 22:36:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Danny Lyon - Akron Art Museum - January 26th, 2013 - June 21st, 2013 <p>This exhibition presents a dramatic inside look at 1960s biker counterculture. From 1963 – 1967 Danny Lyon not only captured the bikers in photographs, but immersed himself in the lifestyle. Lyon joined the Chicago Outlaw Motorcycle Club, making him a pioneer of the new form of photojournalism where the artist was personally involved with the subject. This series was featured in Lyon’s defining first photography book and became one of the most important and influential documentary series of the late 20th century. This exhibition is drawn exclusively from the museum’s extensive holdings of Lyon’s work.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 22:48:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Duncan Tonatiuh - Akron Art Museum - February 9th, 2013 - August 4th, 2013 <p>The museum is collaborating with Leggett Elementary, King Elementary, Glover Elementary and The Lippman School to celebrate the power of picture book storytelling and promote visual literacy. Leggett second and third grade students will create collaborative classroom picture books to be displayed in The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Gallery. The student artists will also meet and work with children's book author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh, who will create a large-scale mural for the exhibition depicting a contemporary interpretation of Ezra Jack Keat's classic <em>The Snowy Day</em>.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 22:51:17 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Ben Huff - Alaska State Museum - February 1st, 2013 - March 16th, 2013 <p>Exploring the people and landscape of Alaska's Dalton highway, Ben's work attempts to portray the road as the physical and psychological line between oil and frontier.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 03:44:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list