ArtSlant - Recommended en-us 40 Chris Dennis - Coup d'oeil Art Consortium - April 13th, 2013 - May 18th, 2013 <p align="center" style="text-align: left;"><b>PLEASE BE QUIET PLEASE.  paintings  by CHRIS DENNIS words by LAUREN CAPONE</b></p> <p align="center" style="text-align: left;"><b>APRIL 13 – MAY 18 2013</b></p> <p align="center" style="text-align: left;"><b>Reception, Saturday April 13<sup>th</sup>. 3-6pm (Reading by Lauren Capone at 4.30pm)</b></p> <p><b>Please be quiet, please.</b> (Named after Raymond Carver’s first short story collection) is Chris’ third solo show at Coup and sees a further distillation of his long standing preoccupations with surface and texture. His recognizable Therianthropes are still present, but are overpowered by forces flowing out and over these small panels against a backdrop of surprising colour.</p> <p>In his own words: <i>“There are a lot of things I don’t say, shouldn’t say. Things I don’t want to hear.</i></p> <p><i>These are some of those things”.</i></p> <p> Adding another dimension to the show, Chris is delighted that New Orleans poet, Lauren Capone has agreed to provide a series of ‘responses’ to the work.  They will presented in the gallery alongside the paintings and included in a forthcoming publication.</p> <p> <i>“Something squirms to loose itself of me,</i></p> <p><i>a thing not to say, I wish I wouldn’t have said,</i></p> <p><i> mouths agape, as though telling.</i></p> <p><i>Tell me:</i></p> <p><i> Conflagration</i></p> <p><i>And the stuff enters a soul.”</i></p> <p> from <i>“Symmetry of a Purge”</i></p> <p align="center" style="text-align: left;"> <b>Coup d’oeil art consortium.  </b><b>2033 magazine street, new orleans, la 70130.  </b></p> <p align="center" style="text-align: left;"><b>Ph: 504 722 0876    Hours: 12-6 Wed-Sat,  1-6 Sun-Mon</b></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><b></b></p> <p><b> <img src="" alt="Chris Dennis. Please Be Quiet Please. coup doeil art consortium" style="float: left;" /></b></p> <p align="center"><b> </b></p> <p align="center"><b> </b></p> <p></p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:07:33 +0000 Karen Kilimnik - MCA DENVER - March 2nd, 2013 - June 23rd, 2013 <p><strong>The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver)</strong> presents a solo exhibition of acclaimed American artist Karen Kilimnik. <em>Dance Rehearsal: Karen Kilimnik’s World of Ballet and Theatre</em> continues Kilimnik’s longstanding fascination with classical and romantic story ballets and historical theatre. <em>Dance Rehearsal</em> will be on view at MCA Denver from March 2, 2013 through June 16, 2013.<br /> <br /> Featuring over 30 works from the late-1980s to the present, <em>Dance Rehearsal</em> features Kilimnik’s many diverse styles and mediums – from figurative drawing to mixed media installations, collage, photography, and video, as well as more recent forays into set design and choreography. Throughout Kilimnik’s career she has reinterpreted sources ranging from fairy tales, mysteries, books, TV shows and ballets. The exhibition highlights her longstanding engagement with both Old Master paintings and the ballets of the 17th and early 19th-centuries. Her works reimagine historical figures and suggest parallels to contemporary pop culture.  <br /> <br /> <em>Dance Rehearsal: Karen Kilimnik’s World of Ballet and Theatre</em> is organized by the Mills College Art Museum and supported by the Joan Danforth Art Museum Endowment. The exhibition is curated by Melissa E. Feldman. <br /> <br /> <em>Dance Rehearsal: Karen Kilimnik’s World of Ballet and Theatre</em> opens to the public Saturday, March 2 with an all-day celebration coinciding with the museum’s monthly Penny Saturday event. On the first Saturday of every month, admission to the museum is just 1¢. There will be activities celebrating the exhibition throughout the museum.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 01:06:56 +0000 Group Show - Mudam Luxembourg - March 23rd, 2013 - September 8th, 2013 <p>Inspired by the work of the German writer W. G. Sebald, the exhibition <i>L’Image papillon </i>(The Butterfly Image) addresses the complex relations that link image and memory. It gathers together sixteen artists whose work, like Sebald’s, explores the realms of memory and history through the concepts of experience and overlapping temporalities.</p> <p>Borrowing its title from a recent essay on Sebald’s work by the writer and literary researcher Muriel Pic, the exhibition uses the figure of the ‘butterfly image’ to examine the questions this kind of relation to the past asks in the context of the visual arts. Tracing its recurrence in Sebald’s books, Pic considers the butterfly as the allegorical image of a dialectical relation to memory – on the one hand the scientific gesture of collecting and archiving, in which the past is frozen or ‘pinned down’, and on the other hand a more emphatic relation to the past, which sees memory as the place of experience, of an ‘observation of the past as movement’. Or as Pic describes it, ‘we follow the memory with the gaze, it twirls like a butterfly.’</p> <div class="content-element"> <div id="c22125" class="csc-default"> <p class="bodytext">One of the characteristics of the four works of fiction Sebald published between 1990 and 2001 – <i>Vertigo, The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn </i>and <i>Austerlitz </i>– is the presence, in the main body of the text, of uncaptioned black-and-white images of mostly imprecise origin and nature, which act like memories punctuating the narrative as it unfolds. Similar to these images, the works in this exhibition explore different possibilities to materialise the images of the past in the realm of experience. They share several key motifs of Sebald’s books, including the crossing of temporalities, a sensible relation to documents and archives, the interweaving of personal and collective history, destruction, the fragment and the trace.</p> <p class="bodytext">The exhibition takes the shape of fifteen monographic presentations, each comprising a group of works or a large-scale installation and introduced by an image from Sebald’s books. Through the connections they establish with the works on display, these images attempt to emulate two modes of relation that lie at the heart of Sebald’s writing – montage and coincidence – in the exhibition.</p> </div> </div> Sat, 23 Mar 2013 23:56:41 +0000