ArtSlant - Current exhibits en-us 40 Peter So - 69 Smith Street Gallery - March 20th, 2013 - April 7th, 2013 <p>So! <br /> You think the traditional ‘Nude’ is a dying art…………….<br /> <br /> Here, looks again, ‘Bodily Dialogue’, paintings and drawings by Peter So is to challenge that!<br /> <br /> This emerging artist, although established with an illustrative background is turning the ‘Nude’ upside down and carrying it to the extreme.Years of life drawing experiences he is fusing the traditional with the new, exploring pictorial dynamics with composition, background, colours, lines, densities of tones, to challenge the norm. <br /> <br /> The artist had developed, and evolved a unique style of drawing, that transformed the two dimensional image onto a two dimensional plane to appeared three dimensional., as critics has referred to his drawings as ‘sculptural’, a feat which would have rendered Picasso’s ‘affirmation of the two dimensional plane’ pointless. <br /> A surrealist, heavily influence by Freud and Dali, Peter is searching and connecting with his subconscious and interpreting his own images, and becoming aware of his own duality; a discovery that slightly surprised himself.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 23:38:19 +0000 Peter Quarry - 69 Smith Street Gallery - March 20th, 2013 - April 7th, 2013 <p>A 'stolen glance' occurs when a person looks at someone, hoping that no one will see their true intentions or feelings. In my portrait work, I seek to capture these looks, as they are far more interesting than the classic portrait pose. Depicting a subject's 'stolen glance' can reveal hidden emotions or motivations that appeal to a viewer, regardless of whether they know the subject or not.<br /> <br /> But is there another type of stolen glance? Is it the glance of someone who has had something of theirs stolen? Their home or possessions perhaps? Or something less tangible but crucially important like their dignity, freedom, rights or future? <br /> <br /> Loss is a universal human experience that we all can relate to. Our internal wiring predisposes us to feel empathy for those in pain. I want to trigger this natural empathic reaction by showing what the faces of dispossession look like. In this show of new works, I have painted refugees, the homeless, the disenfranchised, in order to explore new ways of seeing and being seen. <br /> <br /> All proceeds of sales go to the Brotherhood of St. Laurence.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 23:41:00 +0000 Shelley Vincent - 69 Smith Street Gallery - March 20th, 2013 - April 7th, 2013 <p>“Recent Works” is a selection of mixed media paintings by Shelley Vincent, at 69 Smith Street Gallery in Fitzroy, from the 20th March to 7th April 2013. The exhibition displays the artists on-going interest in line and colour, and in exploring the effects of various media, supports and techniques.<br /> <br /> These works are at home in quiet backyards hemmed in by apartments, under noisy motorways and in the less fashionable CBD laneways. They lurk around the edges and sidle in between the gaps. They are striving to exist amongst the turmoil.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 23:43:23 +0000 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 </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 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 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 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 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 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 Max Ernst - Albertina - January 23rd, 2013 - May 5th, 2013 <p class="avtext"><em class="avtext">“Before he descends, a diver never knows what he will bring back up.”</em> (Max Ernst)</p> <p class="avtext"><br />The Albertina will devote an exhibition - his first retrospective in Austria - to Max Ernst, the great pictorial inventor. Presenting a selection of 180 paintings, collages, and sculptures, as well as relevant examples of illustrated books and documents, the exhibition will assemble works related to all of the artist’s periods, discoveries, and techniques, thereby introducing his life and œuvre within a both biographic and historical context.</p> <p class="avtext">Together with Matisse, Picasso, Beckmann, Kandinsky, and Warhol, Max Ernst no doubt numbers among the leading figures of 20th-century art history. An early protagonist of Dadaism, a pioneer of Surrealism, and the inventor of such sophisticated techniques as collage, frottage, grattage, decalcomania, and oscillation, he withdraws his work from catchy definition. His inventiveness when it comes to handling pictorial and inspirational techniques, the breaks between his countless work phases, and his switching back and forth between themes cause irritation. Yet what remains a constant is his consistence in terms of contradiction.<br />Max Ernst was a restless personality who always strove for freedom. Torn between the realization of his personal aims in life and the social and political obstacles during a turbulent period, he nevertheless always looked ahead: a “flight into the future”. A misunderstood and revolting artist, he had moved from Cologne to Paris in 1922, where he joined the circle of the Surrealists; he was detained as hostile alien twice, attempted to get away, and was released thanks to lucky “coincidences”. In 1941 he escaped into American exile<br />Remembrance, discovery, recycling, and collage were the combined motor that drove him in his work.  Under these aspects, the exhibition positions Max Ernst’s œuvre between references to the past, contemporary political events, and a prophetic and visionary perspective of the future. He who attested to himself a “virginity complex” in the face of empty canvases went always in search of means that would allow him to augment the hallucinatory capacities of his mind, so that visions would arise automatically in order to “rid him of his blindness”.</p> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 04:06:14 +0000 Lewis Baltz - Albertina - March 1st, 2013 - June 2nd, 2013 <p class="avtext">The landscape photographs by the US-American Lewis Baltz are characterized by deserted and frequently devastated peripheries. In 1970s, he revolutionized fine-art photography with motifs that had previously not been thought worth depicting, such as industrial buildings, suburban housing developments, and wasteland. <br /><br />From March 2013, the Albertina will dedicate an exhibition comprising as many as several hundreds of photographs to this artist, who was born in Newport Beach, California, in 1945. On display will be, among other works, the famous series <em class="avtext">The Tract Houses</em> (1971) and <em class="avtext">The New Industrial Parks Near Irvine</em> (1973-75), through which Baltz fundamentally reformed the genre of landscape photography, thereby addressing the disastrous impact of technology on society in the twentieth century. <br /><br />Baltz’s imagery reveals itself as thoroughly innovative: in formally rigid photographs, such as in the series <em class="avtext">The Prototype Works</em> (1967-76), the artist has defamiliarized architectural motifs to such an extent that they turn into almost abstract forms and surfaces. This utterly precise language of form, by which Baltz focuses on the materiality and surface textures of the objects depicted, demonstrates the influence of Minimal Art on his work. With their allusions to further artistic movements, such as Conceptual Art and Land Art, Baltz’s photographs turn out to be a play with citations and references that is to be analyzed in this exhibition. <br /><br />The show will highlight outstanding works by Lewis Baltz, which apart from the aforementioned examples will include the series <em class="avtext">Candlestick Point</em> (1987-89) and the colour photographs of <em class="avtext">Sites of Technology</em> (1989-91). The Albertina seizes this exhibition as an opportunity to display exceptional photographs from its own holdings in the form of the two series <em class="avtext">The New Industrial Parks Near Irvine</em> and <em class="avtext">The Prototype Works</em>. Further excellent works by such artists as Robert Smithson, Ed Ruscha, Bernd &amp; Hilla Becher, and Donald Judd will visualize artistic influences that proved to be crucial for Lewis Baltz’s work. This contextualization is meant to present the complexity of Lewis Baltz’s œuvre on the one hand and pay tribute to one of the most important photographers of the second half of the twentieth century on the other. </p> <p class="avtext"> </p> Sun, 26 May 2013 00:48:20 +0000 Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Maarten van Heemskerck, Hendrick Goltzius, Rembrandt van Rijn, Anton van Dyck, Peter Paul Rubens - Albertina - March 14th, 2013 - June 30th, 2013 <p class="avtext">The graphic collection of the Albertina houses an internationally important inventory of Dutch drawings. Its scope and quality make it possible to present Dutch drawing art in all of its thematic, technical and stylistic diversity. A top-class selection of 170 works is presented in the Albertina.</p> <p class="avtext">Highlights of the exhibition are larger groups of works from Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Maarten van Heemskerck, Hendrick Goltzius, Rembrandt, Anton van Dyck and Peter Paul Rubens.  </p> <p class="avtext"> </p> Sun, 26 May 2013 00:53:10 +0000 Antoine Roegiers - Albertina - March 14th, 2013 - June 30th, 2013 <p class="avtext">Last year the Albertina began inviting artists at irregular intervals to take part in interventions in and at the palace. This new series will be continued this year.</p> <p>Following the first intervention by Markus Hofer, it will be possible as of 14 March to view the works of the Belgian artist Antoine Roegiers on the theme of Brueghel's "The Seven Deadly Sins" in the exhibit <a target="_blank" href="http://main.jart?rel=en&amp;content-id=1202307119323&amp;ausstellungen_id=1304426266799" class="avtext"> </a><span class="avtext"><em class="avtext">Bosch Brueghel Rubens Rembrandt</em> </span>.</p> Sun, 26 May 2013 00:57:26 +0000 Maerten van Heemskerck, Barthel Bruyn the Elder, Mariotto di Nardo, Neri di Bicci, Apollonio di Giovanni, Jacopo Ligozzi - Allen Memorial Art Museum - August 28th, 2012 - June 30th, 2013 <p></p> <p><em>Religion, Ritual and Performance in the Renaissance</em> brings together more than 80 works, sacred and secular, spanning the late thirteenth to early seventeenth centuries, from both Northern and Southern Europe. The objects—which include paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts—are from the collections of the AMAM and Yale University Art Gallery.</p> <p>The exhibition was made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, as part of a collection-sharing initiative. It presents works used in private devotion, public worship, religious processions, and other rites and rituals, such as marriages, alongside those of a more secular nature, including portraits and chests, which nevertheless perform functions related to self-fashioning and display. Among the many exceptional works in the exhibition are two portable altarpieces that would have been used in private devotion: one, a painted triptych (the earliest on view, from ca. 1280-90), is discreet and intimate, while the other, a lapis lazuli- and coral-encrusted work complete with its case (one of the latest works, from 1608), is a masterpiece of craftsmanship. The exhibition allows the AMAM to supplement its rich Renaissance collection with superb paintings from Yale by Taddeo and Agnolo Gaddi, Sano di Pietro, Ridolfo Ghirlandaio, Lucas van Leyden, and Jacopo Tintoretto, among many others, as well as sculptures from France, Germany, and Italy.</p> <p>An exciting aspect of the exhibition is the opportunity it presents to see works by Apollonio di Giovanni, Neri di Bicci, Mariotto di Nardo, and Barthel Bruyn the Elder from both the AMAM and YUAG collections. Also reunited are six enigmatic paintings from a series of twelve by Maerten van Heemskerck. A very large early fifteenth-century Florentine altarpiece is seen in its full glory, emphasizing the fragmentary nature of so many other Renaissance paintings whose original surrounding works have been lost. The exhibition will be used extensively in teaching, research, and public programs during the 2012-13 academic year.</p> Sun, 09 Sep 2012 00:59:28 +0000 Audrey Flack, Ana Mendieta, Holly Wright, Jackie Winsor, Alison Saar, José Bedia, Joseph Beuys, Dennis Oppenheim, Louise Bourgeois - Allen Memorial Art Museum - August 28th, 2012 - June 30th, 2013 <p>As in earlier periods, the art of the 20th and 21st centuries engages in a dialogue with the important themes of religion, ritual, and performance. Works from the AMAM collection by artists from diverse backgrounds and artistic approaches reflect a broad array of responses to these concepts. Examples by artists such as Louise Bourgeois and photographer Holly Wright address religion, ranging from the Christian tradition to other beliefs from around the world. Other artists like Jackie Winsor employ the idea of ritual as an art-making strategy, while Alison Saar and José Bedia present it as a subject. Ephemeral performance art is documented in works by artists including Joseph Beuys, Dennis Oppenheim, and Ana Mendieta.</p> Sun, 09 Sep 2012 01:05:14 +0000 - Allen Memorial Art Museum - September 6th, 2012 - June 30th, 2013 <p>This exhibition brings together exquisite examples of Muslim figurative and non-figurative art.  Illustrated manuscripts and calligraphic samples from regions ranging from North Africa in the West to the Persian Plateau in the East will allow visitors to examine and take pleasure in some of the diverse aesthetic traditions of the Muslim world. This exhibition coincides with Professor Esra Akin-Kivanc’s courses “Visual Cultures of the Muslim World” and “Approaches to Islamic Art and Architecture.”</p> Sun, 09 Sep 2012 01:20:38 +0000