ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/show en-us 40 Group Show - Southeast Museum of Photography - April 30th, 2013 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p>April 30 - July 28, 2013</p> <p><strong>Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 30, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm</strong></p> <p><em>Departures</em> is a juried exhibition that highlights photography by recent graduates of the Daytona State College photography program.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The following students are represented in this exhibition</span>:  Alicia Adams, Alex Brown, Dana Brown, David Downs, John Hilton, Lola Gomez, Cheryl Peterson, Ivon Neville, Jake Niedzwiecki, Jenna Kamide, Chelsea Perez.</p> <p><em>This event is free and open to the public.</em></p> <p><strong>For more information:</strong> <a href="http://smponline.org/ex_departures2013.html" rel="nofollow">http://smponline.org/ex_departures2013.html</a></p> <p><strong>Museum Hours</strong>: T,Th,F 11-5pm, W 11-7pm, Sat &amp; Sun 1-5pm.  <strong>Closed Mondays. June &amp; July hours 12-4pm.</strong></p> <p>The Southeast Museum of Photography is a service of Daytona State College<br />1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. (Building 1200) Daytona Beach, FL, 32114.</p> <p><span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space: nowrap;">386-506-4475<a href="#" title="Call: 386-506-4475" rel="nofollow" style="position: static !important; margin: 0px; width: 16px; bottom: 0px; display: inline; white-space: nowrap; float: none; height: 16px; vertical-align: middle; overflow: hidden; top: 0px; cursor: hand; right: 0px; left: 0px;"><img title="Call: 386-506-4475" src="data:image/png;base64,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" style="position: static !important; margin: 0px; width: 16px; bottom: 0px; display: inline; white-space: nowrap; float: none; height: 16px; vertical-align: middle; overflow: hidden; top: 0px; cursor: hand; right: 0px; left: 0px;" /></a></span>.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:34:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Group Show - Southeast Museum of Photography - April 30th, 2013 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p><span style="color: #7a7e85;"><strong><em>Graduating Student Photography from the University of Central Florida (Daytona Beach)</em></strong></span></p> <p>April 30 - July 28, 2013</p> <p><strong>Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 30, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm</strong></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The following students are represented in this exhibition</span>: Katie Altvater, Luke Bhothipiti, Nicole Calvin, Brittany Helen Fournier, Ben Hayward, Taylor Kathleen Johnson, Amanda Little, Aleisha Maxime, Wren Brock McLelland, Victoria Piquero, Amanda Rollins, Michelle Sarkissian, Karly N. Scheuerman, Amy Wuertz.</p> <p><em>This event is free and open to the public.</em></p> <p><strong>For more information:</strong> <a href="http://smponline.org/ex_thesis2013.html" rel="nofollow">http://smponline.org/ex_thesis2013.html</a></p> <p><strong>Museum Hours:</strong> T,Th,F 11-5pm, W 11-7pm, Sat &amp; Sun 1-5pm.  <strong>Closed Mondays. June &amp; July hours 12-4pm.</strong></p> <p>The Southeast Museum of Photography is a service of Daytona State College<br />1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. (Building 1200) Daytona Beach, FL, 32114.<br /><span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space: nowrap;">386-506-4475<a href="#" title="Call: 386-506-4475" rel="nofollow" style="position: static !important; margin: 0px; width: 16px; bottom: 0px; display: inline; white-space: nowrap; float: none; height: 16px; vertical-align: middle; overflow: hidden; top: 0px; cursor: hand; right: 0px; left: 0px;"><img title="Call: 386-506-4475" src="data:image/png;base64,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" style="position: static !important; margin: 0px; width: 16px; bottom: 0px; display: inline; white-space: nowrap; float: none; height: 16px; vertical-align: middle; overflow: hidden; top: 0px; cursor: hand; right: 0px; left: 0px;" /></a></span>.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:42:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Jerry Bywaters, Alexandre Hogue, William Lester, Thomas Stell, Harry Carnohan, Coreen Spellman - The Amon Carter Museum of American Art - April 30th, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p>This installation of Texas paintings captures a pivotal moment in the state’s cultural history. In the 1930s, a group of young artists—including Jerry Bywaters, Alexandre Hogue, William Lester, Thomas Stell, Harry Carnohan, and Coreen Spellman, among others—gained national recognition for their scenic and ideological interpretations of the local environment. Although they depicted the people and landscapes of Texas in identifiable and representational manners, each artist possessed their own style, often combining realism with modernist influences ranging from Cubism to Surrealism. These evocative paintings provide a poignant glimpse of life and art in Texas during the era of the Great Depression.</p> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 04:50:44 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list James Burke - Baton Rouge Gallery - center for contemporary art - May 1st, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>With his latest BRG exhibition, “Omond’s Blue Water,” James Burke finds inspiration in a 500-mile expedition led by Minnesotan Sigurd F. Olson through the great rivers and lakes of Northwest Canada in the 1950s. The six men on the trip traveled the routes taken by French fur trappers by canoe. Among these men was Canadian Omond Solandt whose primary responsibility was navigation. Burke’s paintings imagine another “Omond” and focus on two of the constants that define his experience – the water and the horizon. Ultimately, the paintings are made from visual references, memories (both near and distant), imaginings and - best of all - reactions to things that happen when one color, idea, or image bumps into another by accident. </p> <p>One of eight founding artists of the Unit 8 Gallery in 1965, which would become Baton Rouge Gallery just a year later, Burke is one of the most influential contemporary arts figures in South Louisiana and is Professor Emeritus at Louisiana State University. He earned his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa in 1963 and since that time his work has been exhibited in over 100 exhibitions across the United States. His work is also featured in numerous collections, both public and private, including the New Orleans Museum of Art, The Mint Museum (Charlotte, NC), the North Country Museum of Arts (Park Rapids, MN) and The Dulin Galleries (Knoxville, TN).</p> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:58:01 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list David Horton - Baton Rouge Gallery - center for contemporary art - May 1st, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>With David Horton’s latest BRG exhibition, “Friends and Fables,” he further embraces the label of “narrative painter.” Drawing on and hopefully adding to the rich tradition of the artists who have been labeled as such before him, Horton’s work is rife with symbolism. Each composition forms an allegory to a life situation with the condition of the object and its relationship to other things in the composition revealing clues to the story being told. </p> <p>A BRG artist member since 2003, Horton has taught art and design at LSU, Arizona State Univerisity, Mississippi State University and Nicholls State University over the past 27 years. Horton has kept studios in southern Spain, Paris and Provence. He has shown his work in many national and international venues and has been collected by Bonnie Raitt, Paloma Picasso, Morgan Guaranty Bank of Paris, the Delta Blues Museum and Scottsdale Center for the Arts. </p> <p>Horton's work has been favorably reviewed in The International Herald Tribune of Paris, L'Oeil International art magazine of Paris, The Times Picayune of New Orleans and many other national and international newspapers and magazines. He has exhibited in Paris at the Petite Palais and at other galleries and museums in Paris, Taiwan and Italy.<strong> <br /></strong></p> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:58:01 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Lisa Qualls - Baton Rouge Gallery - center for contemporary art - May 1st, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Lisa Qualls’ second BRG exhibition since joining the gallery, “The Familiar Wilderness,” is a body of work created with the freshness of relived childhood memories. With subjects ranging from still life to portraits and landscapes, this collection of tightly rendered drawings and abstracted paintings reinterpret classical styles through both Modernist and Postmodernist eyes. She portrays the world with awe and innocence, inviting the viewer to recall the excitement of discovering their world through familiar objects. </p> <p>Qualls is a native of Baton Rouge and resident of Houston, TX. Her work has been exhibited in numerous locales across the United States including Texas, New York, Oregon, New Jersey and North Carolina, among others. In 2011, Qualls received a Fellowship Grant from the Houston Arts Alliance and was a Hunting Art Prize Finalist in 2010. In October, 2010, her work was also featured in the Strawmen and Sugarbones Catalogue.</p> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:58:01 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Jeffrey Gibson - ICA (The Institute of Contemporary Art - Boston) - May 1st, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p>Jeffrey Gibson’s paintings and sculptures deftly combine geometric abstract painting with the traditional craft materials of his Native American heritage. His recent paintings are composed on stretched animal hides, a luminous surface for paint. Gibson’s provocative use of hide and abstraction relates both to indigenous culture and challenges the trajectory of modern art. Mixed media sculptures combine traditional craft with Op Art painting: drum heads—linked and suspended as a column—are painted with geometric patterns; a recycled army blanket is painted with related motifs and strung to a flag pole. Gibson has located in his work a compelling paradigm: that the categories between abstract painting histories and Native American visual histories and materials are not so very far apart, and that Gibson’s own heritage and training might productively bridge the two.</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 08:49:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Sarah Bapst, Katarina Burin, Mark Cooper, Luther Price - ICA (The Institute of Contemporary Art - Boston) - May 1st, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p>This exhibition presents work by <b>Sarah Bapst,</b> <b>Katarina Burin, Mark Cooper,</b> and <b>Luther Price</b>—the finalists for the James and Audrey Foster Prize, a biennial award recognizing artists of exceptional promise from Greater Boston. Selected for the innovation, conceptual strength, and skillful execution of their work, the finalists all share a confident artistic approach: a sign of breakthroughs to come.</p> <p><b>Sarah Bapst</b>'s sculpture and works-on-paper explore how to approach the arbitrariness of art in making decisions about form and content. <b>Katarina Burin'</b>s drawings, structures, installations, and collages are influenced by the documentation and circulation of historical architecture and design imagery. <b>Mark Cooper</b>'s paintings and sculptures—made with fiberglass, rice paper, painting, silk screen, and varying images and patterns—explore dualities of culture and meaning. Known for his work as a filmmaker, <b>Luther Price </b>creates handmade slides using found footage and raw materials he then manipulates and reassembles in a study of dying technology.</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 08:52:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Christoph Keller, Bruno di Lecce, William Basinski, Jacob Jessen, Fiete Stolte, Roberto Pugliese, Marie Kølbæk iIersen - Kunsthal Charlottenborg - May 1st, 2013 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p><em>Ghostbusters (or how to stress photography)</em> is an exhibition on photography without photographic artworks. </p> <p>Seven international artists reflect on the photographic procedure and methodology through old and new productions created for Toves Salon – Charlottenborg Temporary Exhibition Space. The exhibition consists of seven different statements about photographic signs as signifying elements, about mapping and tracking an environment, about transfering and translating from one medium to another, about the constitutive ingredients of photography: light and matter (phôs – light, graphè – writing), about the role of the author in the photographic process. <br /><br />Along with these positions, the exhibition <em>Ghostbusters (or how to stress photography)</em> also presents two “ghosts”; historical references of Dennis Oppenheim and Gordon Matta-Clark."</p> <p>The exhibition is supported by The Danish Arts Council and Københavns Kommunes Billedkunstudvalg</p> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 01:53:36 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Cally Spooner - Kunsthal Charlottenborg - May 1st, 2013 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM <p><strong>Cally Spooner</strong> (1983, lives and works in London) examines, in her work, how various forms of performance has an effect on language. She often uses professional actors in her performances, which are formally recognizable from other genres (theatre, cabaret, concert etc.) but which challenge these genres linguistically. For POST at Charlottenborg, she shows the work <em>Seven Thirty Till Eight</em> in which a singer will perform a series of "classic" popular songs, but with new lyrics concerning the ideas of ‘work’, written on the basis of the German philosopher Hannah Arendt"s theories. </p> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 01:56:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Jeff Wall - MCA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney - May 1st, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p>See why Wall is recognised as one of the most intriguing and influential artists working today. This overview of his career covers three decades of his artistic and photographic innovation and includes his large-scale works – epic and luminous colour photographs presented as transparencies in light boxes; black and white prints; more recent colour prints; and intimate small-scale photographic observations.</p> <p>Enjoy this rare opportunity to see many of his most dazzling and recognised photographs, images that have changed the trajectories for photography in our time, including <em>The Destroyed Room</em> (1978); <em>A sudden gust of wind (after Hokasai)</em> (1993); <em>After ‘Invisible Man’ by Ralph Ellison, the Prologue</em> (1999-2000); and recent works such as <em>Knife throw</em> (2008); and <em>Boy falls from tree</em> (2010).</p> <p>Explore the evolution of cinematic, documentary and ‘near documentary’ photography in Wall’s work and the significance of this modern storyteller’s contribution to contemporary art.</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 06:43:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Nancy Wilkins - Waterstone Gallery - May 1st, 2013 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>In May, Waterstone Gallery presents <em>New Work</em> by Nancy Wilkins --recent monoprints, polymer intaglio and mixed media collage that combine printmaking techniques into unique compositions.</p> <p>Nancy writes: “Each piece begins as a rough idea, a thumbnail sketch that is frequently abandoned as the process itself reshapes my initial concept. The press and paper-cutter are tools and partners, contributing with often unexpected results that lead in new directions. I approach this work as a mental and physical exercise where creating composition feels very much like a wrestling match—a back and forth interaction in which I attempt to align often competing elements. I swing between extremes: I am attracted to geometry, order, clean line and black and white—yet also organic shape, color and loose, flowing energy. The attempt here is creating structure balanced with expression.”</p> Sat, 06 Apr 2013 08:29:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list CAMILLE HANNAH, Michael Staniak - Artereal Gallery - May 2nd, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>The works of Camille Hannah and Michael Staniak reflect the influences and language of painting of the twenty-first century technological environment. Their paintings, as sites for the enactment of a pivotal moment, allude to the process and that transitory stage of creating and capturing an image in the digital age.</p> <p>Despite the technological impetus, their works are undeniably paintings. They are tactile, voluptuous, gestural, and Camille Hannah’s are cinematic in scale and concept. The artists acknowledge, exploit and celebrate the viscosity of the paint medium and the emotional qualities of colour while expressing and articulating the process, the interstices, the moment and the momentum of generation of an image.</p> <p>Both deny a figurative outcome. The works are abstract in essence. Neither artist uses the more obvious pixel based imagery to express their concepts. The paintings have a twenty-first century sensibility and are vested conceptually in technological processing while both artists mine twentieth-century art history movements and influences. In Camille’s works, the gesture, the scale of the body, the sweep of the arm, the creative performance is evident and expressive of spatial and temporal transference. It is as if she has hit the pause button and recorded creation in mid process; rupturing representation, and giving us a view from the inside looking out.</p> <p>Camille Hannah’s three large-scale works are from her recent series <em>Stutter Speed. </em>The paintings on aluminium are face-mounted to <em>Perspex</em>. This is a presentation format favoured by photo-media artists for their digital prints and gives Camille Hannah’s paintings the surface sheen and gloss, the lustre and luminosity of the screen or lens. Light is integral to her practice:</p> <p>“My paintings attempt to evoke the simultaneous presence of real vistas as well as cinematic ones, drawing upon the history of painting as an act of quotation, where one can find depth in a ground revealed by the twist of a brush, a void which divides the surface whilst continuing beneath what it divides – up close. Interested in the photographic aesthetic that harnesses a unique experience of light, my paintings have an ability to suggest movement yet with light’s imperceptible speed; a relationship between painting and digital technology that is one of seduction rather than production.” <strong>Camille Hannah 2012</strong></p> <p>Michael Staniak ‘s marks recall the ‘push me – pull you’, stutter, interruption and pass of the printer and the momentum and the blur of processing high-keyed colour at speed or as the velocity merges black and white merge to grey. He identifies his works with titles of ‘IMG’ and subsequent numerals in the way of identification utilized by photo-media image capture software and fittingly encases his impasto works in steel, round-cornered frames consistent with the window edge of computer software.</p> <p>Michael Staniak puts his IMG series in context:</p> <p>“The paintings focus on industrial processes and methods derived from digital imaging - from compositional elements, glitches and colours, to methods of output such as inkjet-printing or screen-printing. I avoid evidence of the hand and at the same time stay away from the cliche language of the pixel as a digital signifier. I feel the pixel has been over-used in painting to describe the digital. New imaging is becoming so refined it may ultimately obliterate the pixel from the image altogether. Artists in "The Painting Factory" at LAMOCA, curated by Jeffrey Deitch are all considered painters however some don’t even paint, like Wade Guyton who only uses a digital printer. Traditionalists may be angered, however there is no doubt they are the most current and forward thinking forms of painting, reacting to current methods of commercial image making. This epitomises all that my works explore.</p> <p>The way I paint involves me thinking about and experimenting with mediums and process. Content is secondary. Put differently, the content is a result of the mediums and process - sometimes I have control, others I don’t. There is a similarity in using programs like<em> Photoshop</em>, where you can control what you’re doing but have no control over the parameters already set by the program. It is important for me to use materials and methods that are non-traditional in painting when speaking of technology and trying to emulate a language rooted in technological and digital developments. The work itself is actually content-less. “Colour fields” and textures exist that allude to Modernism and Minimalism, however are borrowed from the digitised as well.</p> <p>My recent works have also developed from looking at “digital painting” created on platforms such as <em>MS Paint</em> or <em>Photoshop</em>, using computers and touchpads or even iPhones. These digital images are structured to be painterly, therefore becoming kind of faux Modernist or Abstract-Expressionist works. The most interesting thing about these images is that they come across as kitsch and out-dated and at the same time they are extremely current. The technology, colours and techniques used are cutting edge, as an example the works developed on the <em>paintfx.biz</em> website. However, the images themselves have an element of nostalgia, repeating the visual language of Modernism with no end. It seems that what is “painterly” is expressed in abstract forms. This juxtaposition of pop-kitsch and cutting-edge technology influences my paintings greatly. They may have some similar elements to German artist Anselm Reyle’s works that balance different Modernist elements with cultural or pop iconography. It is difficult to avoid pop culture altogether in art. Now with the use of things like social media, most art forms have been absorbed into popular culture or mass circulation in some way.” <strong>Michael Staniak 2013</strong></p> <p>Both artists are graduates of the Victorian College of the Arts.  Michael Staniak is the Founder/Director of Paradise Hills Gallery and Studios in Victoria and his works are in significant private and corporate collections in Australia and New Zealand. Camille Hannah was a finalist in the 2012 Wynne Prize and is the recipient of many awards including the Pleysier Perkins Acquisitive Prize in 2011, The Tania Brougham and the Myer Foundation Awards in 2010. In 2009 she received the National Gallery Women’s Association Undergraduate Encouragement Award. Her work is in the Artbank Collection and in significant private and corporate collections in Australia and Europe.</p> <p> </p> <p>Barbara Dowse</p> <p>Curator</p> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 05:01:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Renuka Fernando - Artereal Gallery - May 2nd, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Renuka Fernando investigates the act and the potentialities of drawing. The works go beyond the conventional boundaries and material of a work on paper, to that of the sculptural and the psychological.</p> <p>“<em style="line-height: 1.3em;">Whilst initially </em><em style="line-height: 1.3em;">my work was an investigation of place, in this case the landscape situated around Hill End, as I progressed  I began to understand that it was as much about the self as it was about landscape.</em></p> <p><em style="line-height: 1.3em;"> </em><em style="line-height: 1.3em;">Our experience of the world is understood through visual and sensory perception which is always selective and subjective. But knowledge is mediated by memory, which, at the best of times, is an unreliable mechanism of invention and loss. This project questioned if I could disturb the surface of what I thought I knew and find a more authentic way of mark making in order to represent the residues of experience as deposited by memory. I began a drawn conversation between experience, memory and the material world itself.”</em></p> <p> </p> <p>Renuka Fernando</p> <p>2012</p> <p> </p> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 05:04:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Daniel Pitín - Charim Galerie - May 2nd, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Thu, 25 Apr 2013 00:40:00 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Claire Cowie - Elizabeth Leach Gallery - May 2nd, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><span style="color: black; font-size: small;" color="black" size="2"><b>Claire Cowie</b>’s <i>Unreliable Source</i> is an installation of new sculpture, works-on-paper, and photographs rooted in folklore and personal mythology. Through surreal and dreamlike imagery, this exhibit addresses issues of family, community and culture, and how we make meaning and understand the world. Can we trust what we know or what we are told? Is there any veracity to memory, and what if our memory has disappeared? How can we navigate the waters of this life? Her investigation has produced a multifaceted installation, dense and rich with complex references, including family photographs, African and Native American sculpture, and folktales. Fingers beckon from the walls of the gallery. Delicate washes of ink, watercolor with elements of collage upon paper speak to an imaginative narrative. Masks question who we are supposed to be. Like any good folktale, there are moments of darkness and elements of hope in this body of work. What gives the work its seductive power is that the story is left open for the viewer to construct his or her own narrative.<br /><br /> Claire Cowie attended both the North Carolina School of the Arts (Winston-Salem, NC) and Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO). She received her MFA from the University of Washington (Seattle, WA). Cowie’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including shows at the Henry Art Gallery (Seattle, WA), Takeda Biennial (Oaxaca, Mexico), Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma, WA), Frye Art Museum (Seattle, WA), Shenzhen Art Institute (Shenzhen, China), Art Gym at Marylhurst University (Lake Oswego, OR). Her work is included in the collections of the Henry Art Gallery, Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, WA), Safeco (Seattle, WA), and Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma, WA), among others. </span></p> Sat, 13 Apr 2013 02:28:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list