ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Paul Klee - Zentrum Paul Klee - February 14th - May 25th <div class="kmb_txt_lead"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Nach einer grossen Karriere in Deutschland, u.a. als Lehrer am Bauhaus, sah sich Paul Klee 1933 aufgrund der politischen Entwicklungen und als &laquo;entarteter K&uuml;nstler&raquo; gezwungen, in seine Heimatstadt Bern zur&uuml;ckzukehren, wo er sein einmaliges Sp&auml;twerk schuf.</p> </div> <div class="kmb_txt_paragraph"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Die&nbsp;Ausstellung vermittelt einen &Uuml;berblick &uuml;ber&nbsp;Klees k&uuml;nstlerisches Gesamtwerk und h&auml;lt bei&nbsp;seinen Berner Motiven, Berner Sammlern und&nbsp;den wichtigen Berner Ausstellungen inne. Daneben werden&nbsp;Klees Auswirkungen auf Berner Kunstschaffende sichtbar.&nbsp;Das letzte Atelier von Paul Klee am Kistlerweg 6 in Bern wird&nbsp;rekonstruiert und erlaubt einen authentischen Einblick in die&nbsp;beeindruckend bescheidene Arbeitssituation eines der bedeutendsten&nbsp;K&uuml;nstler des 20. Jahrhunderts.</p> </div> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:10:47 +0000 Henry Moore - Zentrum Paul Klee - January 30th - May 25th <div class="kmb_txt_lead"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Great art is not perfect. [&hellip;] Perfectionist art does not move me.&nbsp;<br />Henry Moore 1957</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Henry Moore (1898&ndash;1986) is seen today as one of the most important English sculptors of the 20th&nbsp;century. His early work from the 1920s and 1930s was initially controversial, as the distortions and simplifications of the human figure were seen as an attack on traditional forms of representation.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="kmb_txt_paragraph" style="text-align: justify;"> <p>Moore continued his liberation of the figure from the classical tradition. His engagement with so-called &lsquo;primitive&rsquo; art as well as with contemporary sculptural forms of expression were of great importance to Moore&rsquo;s development. He regularly visited the British Museum in London, where he devoted intense study to non-European art. In Paris he also made contact with the avant-garde &ndash; with Constantin Brancusi and Pablo Picasso, among others.</p> <p>In the 1930s Moore increasingly developed abstract biomorphic forms. He based these on his collection of bones, shells and stones, in which he was able to study natural metamorphosis &ndash; growth, wear, change. His artistic goal was to create living forms as nature does. For that reason he emphasized the direct treatment of the material &ndash; stone or wood. Only later did he also have his sculptures cast in metal. Moore became one of the protagonists of the London art scene. He expressed himself in several essays about his own work, and assumed an autonomous position. At the same time, he refused to allow himself to be entirely co-opted by contemporary art movements, either by Surrealism or geometrical abstraction.</p> <p>During the Second World War Moore fled the air raids on London for the countryside, where he lived until his death. During that time he produced only a few sculptures, but captured the situation of people seeking refuge in the London Underground in numerous drawings. In the post-war era Moore increasingly had the opportunity to show his works abroad. He also realized large numbers of commissions for art in the public space. His sculptural work was concentrated, as it had been before the war, on the depiction of the human figure. Now he was criticised by younger artists, because clinging to figuration was considered too traditionalist. Whether Moore was making abstract or figurative sculptures, he was always concerned with developing a universal pictorial language out of elemental forms.</p> <p>In his late work above all he produced an extensive body of over 700 lithographs. This shift from sculpture to printed work may also have had something to do with the ageing artist&rsquo;s declining manpower. With his printed works Moore created a new artistic space for himself far from his sculptural works.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="kmb_txt_paragraph"> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition shows with 28 sculptures and 42 works on paper from the collections of the Tate and the British Council for the first time in 25 years in Switzerland an overview of the work of one of the greatest sculptors of the 20th century.</p> </div> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:07:00 +0000 Banksy, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Group Show, Robert Indiana - Yekaterinburg Gallery of Modern Art - February 6th - March 22nd <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is presented in Yekaterinburg by the Art Center &ldquo;Perinnye Ryady&rdquo; in St-Petersburg. It consists of original graphic art works and posters by 20 most important pop art artists.</p> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:02:46 +0000 Samira Abbassy - XVA Gallery Al Fahidi - February 7th - April 1st <p style="text-align: justify;">XVA Gallery is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of Iranian born, New York based, artist Samira Abbassy - An Autobiography &amp; other Confessions. This is the first time Abbassy will exhibit her work in the UAE. <br /> <br /> The exhibition will consist of oil paintings on canvas or gesso panel, accompanied by works on paper, from 2009-2014. Abbassy&rsquo;s works are very process based, exploring ideas of cultural identity as expressed through self-portraits and re-interpreted stories of her homeland. Abbassy states &lsquo;I use self-portraiture as a way of examining and defining myself in a constantly shifting cultural context. Although seemingly autobiographical, the figures are not me, but &ldquo;the archetypal self&rdquo;. &ldquo;The Self&rdquo; is examined as a phenomenon which combines autobiographical, cultural, psychic and chemical aspects, in which events/ narratives become incorporated into or cause dismemberment of the body.&rsquo;</p> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:59:28 +0000 Group Show - Waterstone Gallery - February 15th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <h2>Group Show of Gallery Artists</h2> <p>First Thursday Reception, February 5th, 6-8pm</p> <p>Artists' Talk, February 15th, 11am</p> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:57:15 +0000 Group Show - Waterstone Gallery - February 3rd - March 1st <h2>Group Show of Gallery Artists</h2> <p>First Thursday Reception, February 5th, 6-8pm</p> <p>Artists' Talk, February 15th, 11am</p> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:56:35 +0000 Antonia Hirsch - Southern Alberta Art Gallery - February 14th - April 12th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Reception sponsored by KPMG</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Antonia Hirsch's practice testifies to a long-standing engagement with the quantitative, spatial and syntactic systems that structure an understanding of our universe.&nbsp; The opposite of chaos, cosmos can be defined as a complex and organized system: the ordered universe.&nbsp; Hirsch's work often relates these ordering structures to embodied and visual experience, considering how the ideological nature of these representational systems expresses itself through particular forms of abstraction.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Negative Space</em> is an exhibition of new work that investigates the interrelation of inner and outer worlds.&nbsp; As the title indicates, the works consider the space around and between subjects and systems.&nbsp; The installation includes images and objects whose origin ranges from astronomy to contemporary mobile devices acting as points of departure to address a complex network of speculative ideas.&nbsp; The exhibition's exploration of seeing and believing manifests in evocations of outer space and devices, such as the Claude glass (or black mirror) used by 18th and 19th century landscape painters, that simultaneously pull the user into an interior world while projecting worlds away.&nbsp; This thread between inner and outer space continues in Hirsch's dramatic anamorphic video projection of an asteroid hurtling through a black void.&nbsp; On closer inspection, the asteroid reveals itself to be a far more terrestrial entity - an old potato, pocked and wrinkled.&nbsp; Together with a framed image of the genuine article (Asteroid 433 Eros) and a glass screen with the ambiguous profile of either the asteroid or the potato drawn upon it, the viewer finds their reflection similarly thrust into the fold.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As all cosmologies attempt to understand the implicit order within a whole, Hirsch's work opens up a space for speculation on desire and human experience.&nbsp; Taking up a history of reflection, <em>Negative Space</em> sets forth inquiries into the contexts of technology, philosophy and creative practice, questioning how we and our devices - both historical and present day - favour the image over the "real."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Hirsch is a Berlin based artist, writer and editor.&nbsp; Her work has been exhibited at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; The Power Plant, Toronto; Taipei Fine Arts Museum; Tramway, Glasgow; and ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, among others, and is held in the public collections fo the Vancouver Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, and Sackner Archive of Concrete &amp; Visual Poetry, Miami Beach.&nbsp; Her writing and projects have appeared in <em>artecontexto</em>, <em>C Magazine</em>, <em>Fillip</em>, and <em>The Happy Hypocrite</em>.&nbsp; She is the editor of the anthology <em>Intangible Economies</em> (<em>Fillip</em>, 2012).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition <em>Negative Space</em> is a catalyst for a parallel publication operating between an artist book and a topical anthology that will be released by SFU Gallery in 2015.&nbsp; Edited and introduced by Hirsch, it contains conversations and texts by artists, writers, and theorists.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Negative Space</em> is organized by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery in collaboration with SFU Galleries.&nbsp; Funding assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the City of Lethbridge. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:50:51 +0000 Graeme Patterson - Southern Alberta Art Gallery - February 14th - April 12th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Reception sponsored by KPMG</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This latest body of work by Graeme Patterson tells a nostalgic story of two characters who embark on a series of bittersweet adventures.&nbsp; From childhood to adulthood, stages of life are conveyed in idiosyncratic animated videos that accompany large sculptures containing highly detailed miniature worlds.&nbsp; Each of the sculptures reflects on a stage of life.&nbsp; Though Patterson focuses on male friendships, viewers can relate to the subtleties and complexities inherent in all close relationships.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Figures of a bison and a cougar represent Patterson and a childhood friend who moved away.&nbsp; The animals are central characters throughout the loose, yet highly complex narrative that is a point of connection for all the works in the exhibition.&nbsp; In <em>The Mountain</em>, the childhood homes of the young friends are recreated.&nbsp; Viewers can peer inside tiny windows to see rooms decorated as Patterson remembers them from the 1980s, with furniture and flooring made from tiny Popsicle sticks, and scraps of fabric used for carpet and curtains.&nbsp; In <em>Grudge Match</em>, comprised of a set of gymnasium bleachers, scenes of high school sports are played out in the projection.&nbsp; Viewers are invited to sit on the first three rows of the bleachers to watch the animation.&nbsp; Two charred bunk beds are joined to form <em>Camp Wakonda</em>, which is populated with dramatic scenes from Patterson's memory including a school bus crash and tiny projected flames.&nbsp; <em>Player Piano Waltz</em> is a functioning player piano that represents the completed transformation to manhood.&nbsp; A modified cylinder plays Patterson's own composition, which is activated along with projections when viewers deposit a dollar coin.&nbsp; Atop the piano is a model building in which the bison and cougar now enact the pastimes of adulthood.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">To conclude the experience of this exhibition, viewers are encouraged to watch <em>Secret Citadel</em>, a 30-minute animation that plays continuously.&nbsp; This piece brings together the many scenes within each sculpture, and evokes the vulnerabilities of friendship and of loneliness, love and loss.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Graeme Patterson lives in Sackville, New Brunswick.&nbsp; Since graduating from NSCAD in 2002 his work has shown nationally and internationally including several solo exhibitions at significant Canadian art galleries.&nbsp; Some of his recent accomplishments include; 2012 Canada Council for the Arts Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award (media arts), Atlantic finalist for the 2014 and 2009 Sobey Art Award, finalist for the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award, and a 2011 Juno award nomination for album package of the year. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Graeme Patterson: Secret Citadel</em> is co-produced by the Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH) and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS) and is co-curated by Melissa Bennett, Curator of Contemporary Art, AGH and Sarah Fillmore, Chief Curator, AGNS.&nbsp; Funding assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the city of Lethbridge.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:49:42 +0000 Terry Haggerty - von Bartha, Basel - February 13th - April 4th Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:47:15 +0000 - Tacoma Art Museum - March 14th 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The new year marks the 100<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Taos Society of Artists&rsquo; founding, providing an opportune moment to reconsider that pioneering Southwestern art association, as well as other creative centers that flourished in New Mexico in the early 20<sup>th</sup> century.&nbsp; Often it is the colorful landscape and its indigenous population that captured the artists&rsquo; and the public&rsquo;s imagination.&nbsp; But still-life specialists also found inspiration in the inanimate <em>things</em> of the region&mdash;Pueblo pottery, tribal artifacts, Hispanic devotional figures&mdash;objects that with equal eloquence evoked the &ldquo;land of enchantment,&rdquo;&nbsp; The work of New Mexico&rsquo;s early still-life painters is featured in the &ldquo;Eloquent Objects&rdquo; exhibition and in this lecture.</p> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:44:44 +0000 Susan Robb - Tacoma Art Museum - February 21st 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Susan Robb&rsquo;s project &ldquo;Wild Times&rdquo; began in April 2014 when she began her journey along the Pacific Crest Trail that spans from Mexico to Canada. During this journey, she sent photos, sounds, texts, videos, and objects back to &ldquo;base camps&rdquo; across the country. These base camps were private homes, schools, galleries, and museums which interacted with her during her journey. Robb also communicated through her blog &ldquo;Wild Times Project&rdquo; and used her experiences to create art, projects, and get the public to think about the wilderness, what is public versus private, the gallery and nature, and formal versus formless. Come hear about her experiences and the journey she took!</p> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:43:41 +0000 Georgia O’Keeffe, Gustave Baumann, Catherine Critcher, Eliseo Rodriguez - Tacoma Art Museum - March 1st - June 7th <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Eloquent Objects: Georgia O&rsquo;Keeffe and Still-Life Art in New Mexico</em> will feature more than 60 paintings by Georgia O&rsquo;Keeffe and her contemporaries. Their art records their changing impressions of the harsh landscape of the Southwest and the region&rsquo;s evocative objects at a time when these artists were seeking to refine their individual versions of&nbsp;modern art through this uniquely American place. In addition to O&rsquo;Keeffe and the iconic modernists Stuart Davis and Marsden Hartley, artists from each of the major art centers in the Southwest &mdash; Taos, Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Roswell &mdash; will be highlighted. These artists include, among others, Gustave Baumann, Catherine Critcher, and Eliseo Rodriguez.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Organized by Joseph S. Czestochowski. Produced by International Arts &reg;. Curated by Charles C. Eldredge.</p> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:41:39 +0000 Andy Warhol - Phoenix Art Museum - March 4th - April 19th <p style="text-align: justify;">Phoenix Art Museum is proud to present&nbsp;<em>Andy Warhol: Portraits</em>,&nbsp;an exhibition organized by and featuring original works from The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As an artist, Andy Warhol&rsquo;s unique visual language tells the story of an artist fascinated with the phenomena of fame and celebrity. This exhibition features Warhol&rsquo;s depictions of the persona that forever embedded celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Sylvester Stallone and Prince &ndash; to name a few &ndash;&nbsp;into America&rsquo;s cultural conscience as well as several of his self-portraits including silkscreen works, Polaroids of the artist in drag, and family photographs of a young Warhol.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Often cited as an icon of the Pop art movement, Warhol&rsquo;s visual explorations span almost every available medium: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film and even music.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Andy Warhol: Portraits</em>&nbsp;includes nearly 200 portraits, paintings and drawings produced by Warhol from the 1940s to the 1980s.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">More than 25 years after his death, Warhol remains undeniably one of the most influential figures in Contemporary art. This comprehensive exhibition of portraiture by Warhol debuted at The Andy Warhol Museum in Spring 2010 and is on view at Phoenix Art Museum for the first time in the Southwest.</p> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:36:00 +0000 Group Show - Phoenix Art Museum - January 24th - April 12th <div style="text-align: justify;">There&rsquo;s no question that Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was one of the most intriguing people to ever live. Brilliant in the arts, sciences, and engineering, Leonardo da Vinci was driven by a deep sense of curiosity about the world around him, recording his observations on numerous pages of paper, which were later gathered and bound as manuscripts, or codices. The only manuscript by Leonardo in an American collection, the <em>Codex Leicester</em> (pronounced &ldquo;less-ter&rdquo;) consists of 18 double-page and doubled-sided sheets (72 pages total), and its presentation at Phoenix Art Museum will be the first time a work by the hand of Leonardo himself will be on view in Arizona.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Leonardo&rsquo;s active mind and working method are defined in this exhibition by three primary characteristics: <strong>curiosity</strong>, <strong>direct observation</strong>, and <strong>thinking on paper</strong>. These characteristics are vital parts of the creative process and they pave the way toward great discoveries and inventions. This exhibition of <em>Leonardo&rsquo;s Codex Leicester</em> will be groundbreaking in its approach of bringing Leonardo into a broad artistic context that explores his continuing influence on artists into our own time.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Included in the exhibition will be carefully selected works of art by a diverse group of artists who shared aspects of Leonardo&rsquo;s practices, including Leonardo&rsquo;s Italian Renaissance contemporary Jacopo de&rsquo; Barbari, 19th-century painters Claude Monet and Gustave Courbet, photographers Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Eadweard Muybridge and Harold Edgerton, and living artists Kiki Smith, Tony Foster and Bill Viola.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">In the 21st century, video artist Bill Viola has stressed the value of watching movement in extremely slow motion, while often making reference to art of the past. Viola&rsquo;s <em>The Raft,</em> 2004, is a video installation in which an assembled group of individuals are subjected to high pressure water hoses, allowing the scene to slowly reveal the effects.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Other artistic examples that explore the central themes will also be included. Share your Leonardo da Vinci experience with #ldvcodex on Instagram and Twitter.</div> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:31:39 +0000 - Phoenix Art Museum - January 10th - February 5th <p style="text-align: justify;">In photography, platinum prints (and their close cousins, palladium prints) are valued for their velvet matte surface, subtle range of tones, delicate rendering of the image, and colors which vary from cool greys to warm, rich browns.&nbsp;Patented in 1873, the platinum process has been used nearly consistently to the present.&nbsp;Along with other historic processes, platinum printing is one of many options available to today&rsquo;s photographers. Yet even as digital photography becomes predominant, some photographers have gravitated to the platinum process for its analogue appeal, despite its expense and the labor it requires.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Although many photographers experiment with the platinum process, few have explored the medium as extensively as Lois Conner, Scott Davis, Kenro Izu and Andrea Modica. Each of these four photographers have produced extensive bodies of work in platinum, exploiting the particular characteristics of the materials to produce innovative and compelling prints.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>PLATINUM: Contemporary Photography</em> is presented in conjunction with the exhibition <em>All That Glitters is Not Gold: Platinum Photography</em> <em>from the Center for Creative Photography</em>, on view in the Phoenix Art Museum&rsquo;s Norton Gallery from November 1, 2014 to March 1, 2015.&nbsp;<em>All That Glitters</em> is a chronological exploration of how the medium has been used by a wide range of photographers from the 19<sup>th</sup> century to the present.&nbsp;<em>PLATINUM</em> presents the work of four masters of the process, to show just how far platinum can expand.&nbsp;Social photography is not allowed in this exhibition. Share your thoughts to @phxart on Twitter with #platinum.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong style="line-height: 1.5em;">The exhibition is organized by the Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum.</strong></p> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:27:56 +0000 - Phoenix Art Museum - November 22nd, 2014 - April 19th <p style="text-align: justify;">Virtually every art museum has works by unidentified artists in their collection. We know <em>what</em> the works are, and based on a variety of information ranging from style, paper, composition, subject matter, and even colors used, can indicate when and where a work was created. What we don&rsquo;t always know is <em>who</em> made them. <em>Mysteries from Europe</em> is an exhibition that highlights works by these unidentified artists.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In some instances it may be as simple as an item being left unsigned, a common practice by artists prior to the Renaissance. Works once attributed to specific artists are later brought into question by art-world professionals. Drawings are frequently left unsigned, often considered by artists as studies and personal images not necessarily worthy of signing. These can be drawings done as part of a student&rsquo;s routine study, or sketches by professional artists made to inform later works. Sometimes items are signed, but the artists remain unknown because their signatures are illegible today. Or, works are clearly signed, but the signature does not match the known qualities of the supposed artist in question, and forgeries do exist.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lacking an identified artist does not mean these objects are without intrigue and interest as works of art. There is pleasure in looking closely and enjoying images without the associated baggage that comes with artistic biographies.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Explore <em>Mysteries from Europe</em> to discover the many possibilities for why an artist remains &ldquo;unknown.&rdquo; These mysteries present ongoing challenges to art historians and connoisseurs. Their abilities to look closely, remember details, and make connections to identified works can sometimes lead to a possible identification.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">There is a wealth of information available to us today through archives, the internet, published books, journals, and social media that was not available to earlier art historians. During the run of the exhibition, it will be curious to see&mdash;will any of the mysteries of attribution be solved?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Mysteries from Europe: Works by Unidentified Artists</em>&nbsp;is an exhibition organized by Phoenix Art Museum. Social photography is encouraged in this exhibition. Share your visit and any clues you find with #EuroMysteries.</p> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:25:57 +0000