ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Alex Dordoy - Gemeentemuseum Den Haag - August 28th - November 23rd <p>De Ateliers in Amsterdam has long enjoyed a close relationship with Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, a relationship which was affirmed last year through&nbsp;De Ateliers DEBUT SERIES. As part of a three-year project, the museum offers artists who have served a residency at De Ateliers - the leading institute for young artistic talent in the Netherlands - the opportunity to present their first ever solo exhibition in a Dutch museum. This wonderful initiative has been made possible by Outset Netherlands with the support of the Niemeijer Fonds Foundation. Alex Dordoy (Newcastle, 1985) is the second artist to be featured in the series. His solo exhibition can be viewed from 28 August to 23 November 2014 in the Projects Room (Projectenzaal).&nbsp;</p> <p>In addition to presenting a unique collection of classic modern art, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag attaches great importance to exhibiting works of new and upcoming artists. This collaboration with De Ateliers and the partnership with Outset Netherlands make it possible to offer a platform to top talents like Alex Dordoy. Dordoy trained at the Glasgow School of Art, and attended De Ateliers for two years. He combines traditional techniques with high-grade technology. The artist edits and manipulates existing objects, photographs, images and patterns using Photoshop, after which he develops them into paintings or sculptures in plaster, silicone or jesmonite. He has created new works especially for the Projects Room, which will be shown at this exhibition.</p> <p>Dordoy has made a series of paintings based on scenes from a computer game he plays on his mobile phone. He edited the screenshots in Photoshop and then painted the images on canvas. The paintings depict empty, stylised office spaces with windows overlooking an anonymous urban environment. The paintings also serve as large windows, where the viewer sees the contours of the painting and can then take a look through the windows at the city beyond. This creates a spatially layered effect, which is enhanced by the life-size dimensions of the paintings. The spectator walks along the fictitious, painted spaces and is drawn into them. When you walk past, it seems as though you are scrolling through photos on your phone or seeing the scenery go by from a train. Yet, because of the lack of details, you are unable to pinpoint any specific place or time.</p> <p>The 'plinth works' or sculptures each consist of a high pedestal on which an object, such as an old laptop computer or a pair of sneakers used by Dordoy, has been placed. Here he endows used, consumed objects with a second life and a new meaning. Dordoy explores how objects can invoke varying associations at different times and in different contexts, thereby acquiring a new meaning.</p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 03:17:44 +0000 Manuel Pardo - Gary Marotta Fine Art - August 29th - October 31st Sat, 23 Aug 2014 03:03:57 +0000 Ricky Bernstein - Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts - June 24th - June 21st, 2015 <p>Sheffield, Massachusetts artist, Ricky Bernstein tells stories in visual format bringing his self-created comic book imagery to life through vibrantly colorful and emotionally engaging installations. His energetic, representational, oversized cartoon graphics draw visitors into familiar domestic scenes, past and present, in a humorous way. Using a m&eacute;lange of materials, Ricky composes narrative collage-style wall reliefs with a distinct pop-art flavor. Common stories take on larger-than-life proportion, inviting viewers to witness a compelling slice of Americana as if in a still-life sitcom.</p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 02:58:16 +0000 George Bellows, Reginald Marsh, Rockwell Kent, Max Weber - Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts - May 20th - November 9th <p>Between 1910 and 1960, both American society and art underwent tumultuous and farreaching transformations. The United States emerged as an international power of economic, industrial, and military might, while also experiencing two world wars and the Great Depression. This exhibit of works on paper from the permanent collection includes artists George Bellows, Reginald Marsh, Rockwell Kent and Max Weber and explores a wide array of artistic styles, including Cubism, Synchronism, Precisionism, Expressionism, and Social Realism.</p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 02:54:41 +0000 Group Show - Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati - September 12th - February 22nd, 2015 <p>The &ldquo;Memory Palace&rdquo; is a Greco-Roman technique that prompts its user to remember by populating imagined architectures with a sequential path of memories. By coupling physical and psychological structure, this subjective apparatus turns recollections, impressions and remembrances into the bricks and mortar of a mental dwelling. As one subsequently walks the mind through this fictive floorplan, he/she theoretically reconnects floating parcels into a single, unified tapestry. In practice, such passage reveals the dramatic renovation human memory performs upon history &ndash; transforming past events into personal narratives.</p> <p>On the occasion of the CAC&rsquo;s 75th anniversary this exhibition will present memory as soft, malleable clay. Rather than galvanizing history or renewing the supposed fixity of facts,&nbsp;<em>Memory Palace</em>&nbsp;will instead revel in remembering as a creative act: highlighting the way our recollections shift actual histories into imperfect, but quintessentially human legacies.</p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 02:25:01 +0000 Peggy Crawford - Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati - September 12th - February 22nd, 2015 <p><em>I have always viewed the camera as a tool to express my vision, and experimented widely teaching myself how to use it, rather than taking formal classes on how to make photographs. Nourishment for my photography has come from looking at paintings and other works of art, studying details in nature &ndash; light, shadow and space &ndash; and trying to catch people expressing their individual feelings and needs, which often turn out to be universal. Cultivating my capacities to see and feel, and then to express what I see and feel in terms of color and light underpins my photography. I did not come to consider myself a professional photographer &ndash; neither exhibiting nor selling pictures &ndash; until quite late in life.</em></p> <p><em>Peggy Frank Crawford</em></p> <p>These words guide the way to looking at this small sample of Peggy Frank Crawford&rsquo;s lifetime career in art and photography. At age seven a snapshot captured her as she trained her Brownie Box camera at the locks of Sault Ste. Marie in Michigan. The camera has been an ever-present companion since, accompanying her upon travels around the world. She photographed her hometown, Cincinnati, and her favorite residences, among them New York City and Paris. Crawford also traveled to Yemen nine times. During these years from 1985 to 2004, relations between Yemen and the USA reflected the speed with which the world was changing.</p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 02:21:16 +0000 Taiyo Onorato, Nico Krebs - Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati - September 12th - February 22nd, 2015 <p>The Swiss-born, Berlin-based duo Taiyo Onorato &amp; Nico Krebs (both b. 1979) respond with humor and wit to various traditions of modernist architecture, documentary photography and the heroic travelogue. By pecking at such constructions, the artists reveal a more whimsical, ironic, and subjective vision of the structures and technologies that shape the way we see and live. Their work simultaneously explores the subject of artistic collaboration, as well as the expansion of photography as an artistic medium. Though much of Onorato &amp; Krebs&rsquo; practice is photographic, the artists&rsquo; engagement with other media&mdash;film, sculpture, sound &mdash;sheds the artifice of objectivity and documentation to revel in reconstructions of the world around us.</p> <p>This is the first major museum exhibition for Onorato and Krebs in the United States, and will collect a variety of eclectic, but interrelated bodies of work.&nbsp;<em>The Great Unreal</em>&nbsp;turns photographs taken on road trips in the U.S. (between 2005 and 2008) into the platform and playground for surreal satire. They returned to this format in 2013 during travels through Central Asia, producing an equally fantastic take on the lived experience of mapmaking. For the&nbsp;<em>Constructions</em>&nbsp;series (2009-2012), the artists photographed Berlin buildings in perspective and extended their contours with strategically placed wooden armatures. Further employing the camera&rsquo;s eye to suggest alternative ways of seeing, the&nbsp;<em>Spins</em>&nbsp;series turns found materials and extreme camera angles into a psychedelic vision of the everyday.</p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 02:17:04 +0000 Group Show - Art Gallery of Ballarat - August 23rd - October 5th <p>The 2014 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards exhibition of finalists presents the distinctive and recent work of Victoria's Indigenous artists, drawing from their cultural heritage, personal experiences and art practice.</p> <p>Visitors to the exhibition will experience an extraordinary diversity, ranging from works that are representative of current contemporary art practice to works which reinterpret and reclaim traditional modes and imagery in new and exciting ways.</p> <p>The Awards reflect the vibrant Indigenous arts community and continuing cultural practice in Victoria and challenge the stereotypical notions of Aboriginal art.</p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 02:07:44 +0000 Sissi Farassat - Galerie Edwynn Houk - August 28th - October 25th <p>Galerie Edwynn Houk is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent works by Sissi Farassat (Iranian, b. 1969). The exhibition opens on Thursday, 28 August and continues through Saturday, 25 October 2014. There will be a reception and book signing with the artist from 6-8pm on Thursday, 28 August. This exhibition marks Sissi Farassat&rsquo;s first one-person exhibition in Switzerland.&nbsp;<br /><br />Encountering Sissi Farassat&rsquo;s work, one quickly realizes the incredible amount of time she has spent transforming her photographs with needle and thread, and slowly, deliberately, turning each into a unique object. Upending what seems to be most specific about the photographic medium&mdash;the instantaneousness of the picture-taking process, its completion by the photographic print, and the endless reproducibility of that print&mdash;Farassat alters her original photographs by stitching thousands of crystals, beads, and sequins directly onto the prints. She redefines figure-ground relationships, privileging the subject as it is seemingly surrounded by a shimmering sea of gemstones with the circle as a reoccurring motif, all of which reference Byzantine and Persian iconography as much as Vienna Secession and Pop Art.<br /><br />Farassat began by altering her own expired passports, embellishing them with sequins and beadwork, again repurposing the passport from its original use to a unique artwork. Since then, Farassat has used either self-portraits or casual snapshots of her friends and close acquaintances. The images are neither staged nor formally posed, but always seductive and mysterious.&nbsp;<br /><br />Farassat isolates each photograph&rsquo;s subject with her handiwork, replacing the original background with a delicate overlay. By doing so, she blurs the distinction between the photograph and the object, the revealed and the concealed, and eliminates the subject from its original context. Farassat challenges our gaze and seems to take pleasure in the ambivalence of her transformations.&nbsp;<br /><br />Sissi Farassat has been a working photographer since 1991 and attended the International Summer Academy conducted by Nan Goldin in 1993. She was a student of Friedl Kubelka at the School of Fine Arts Photography in Vienna (1993-94). Afterwards, she received a stipend for Paris from the Austrian Department for Education, Science and Art to realize her series Self Portrait Paris. Her work has been widely exhibited in Museums internationally, amongst others at Museum of Vienna, Austira; Landesgalerie Linz, Austria; National Gallery of Art Poland; the Fototriennale in Vienna; Fotogalerie Vienna; Hara Museum Tokyo; FLAG Foundation, New York; Museum of Photography Thessalonki; station 21, Zurich; Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, New Jersey; CAN Foundation, Seoul, Korea; Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa; and the Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, UK. Farassat&rsquo;s work is included in a number of important private and institutional collections, such as the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Museum f&uuml;r Gestaltung Z&uuml;rich,
MAK - Museum f&uuml;r Angewandte Kunst in Vienna, Museum Moderner Kunst K&auml;rnten, Collection Essl in Vienna, Collection of the City of Linz and Collection of the City of Vienna. She lives and works in Vienna, Austria.</p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:45:23 +0000 Robert Rauschenberg - Nasher Museum - August 28th - January 11th, 2015 <p><em>Rauschenberg: Collecting &amp; Connecting</em>&nbsp;offers a fresh look at 34 works of art that the artist reserved in his own collection. The exhibition, on view through Jan. 11, 2015, originated at Duke is a collaboration with the&nbsp;Robert Rauschenberg Foundation&nbsp;in New York. Two gallery pavilions organized into&nbsp;eight sections&nbsp;also include works from the Nasher Museum&rsquo;s collection, many on view for the first time, with special emphasis on Soviet nonconformist and conceptual art of the 1980s and 1990s. The exhibition also features 24 works from the newly acquired gift of more than 50 works by San Francisco artist Bruce Conner.</p> <p>The exhibition includes drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, fresco, assemblage, photography and film.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is an exciting moment for the Nasher Museum as we present stunning work by Rauschenberg, one of the most important artists of contemporary art, alongside art in our collection, some of which has never been shown before at the Nasher Museum,&rdquo; said Sarah Schroth, Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Director of the Nasher Museum. &ldquo;The show beautifully reflects the Nasher Museum&rsquo;s mission to work closely with Duke faculty and students and support new research while also sharing great art with the community.&rdquo;</p> <p>Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) came to national attention in his early 20s. He was born in Texas and spent his adult life on the East Coast. In 1951, Rauschenberg began creating monochrome paintings, and by 1954 had developed his famous Combine paintings.</p> <p>Notoriously eclectic, Rauschenberg worked in many mediums. He considered himself a reluctant radical, making change a constant in his art, and eluding the efforts of others to categorize his style.</p> <p>&ldquo;Visitors will encounter unique conversations among the visual vocabularies of the artists in this exhibition, which honors the spirit of Rauschenberg in fostering connections to and exchanges with and among artists,&rdquo; said Stiles.</p> <p>&ldquo;This exhibition is about looking long and hard at Rauschenberg and his dialogue with other artists in order to see the art afresh.&rdquo;</p> <p>Stiles curated the exhibition with the assistance of Duke undergraduates Lauren Acampora, Katherine Hardiman, Emma Hart, Jacqueline Samy and Taylor Zakarin, who graduated with distinction for their work on the project. An online catalogue, featuring essays by Stiles and her students, is funded by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.</p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:16:04 +0000 - The Gibbes Museum of Art - August 18th - March 6th, 2016 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:06:28 +0000 Geof Kern - PDNB Gallery - September 6th - November 15th <p class="paragraph_style">This fall, PDNB Gallery will kick off the season with a solo show for the highly recognized fashion and advertising photographer,&nbsp;Geof Kern, (b. 1950, Brooklyn, NY).&nbsp; Kern is a Dallas treasure, well known in fashion circles, particularly the&nbsp;Neiman Marcus&nbsp;set. This exhibition strongly illustrates the influence of high art on the world of advertising.</p> <p class="paragraph_style">In the history of photography, museums and art collectors from all over the world have acknowledged the importance of photographers that specialize in the world of fashion and advertising, such as Man Ray, Horst, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber and David LaChapelle They have all been trailblazers, bridging the two worlds seamlessly.&nbsp;</p> <p class="paragraph_style">This exhibition will include his most memorable photographs from fashion projects for&nbsp;Matsuda Tokyo&nbsp;and Neiman Marcus.&nbsp; In the 1990&rsquo;s, Kern was invited to create an artist book for the eminent fashion designer,&nbsp;Yukio Kobayashi, of Matsuda Tokyo. Kern&rsquo;s surrealist influenced photography was included among a most respected list of artists on this book series, including Bruce Weber, Juergen Teller, Nan Goldin and performance artist Laurie Anderson.&nbsp;</p> <p class="paragraph_style">In 1996, Kern created the cover for the groundbreaking first issue of,&nbsp;THE BOOK, the popular Neiman Marcus publication. His memorable photograph of the butterfly chair inspired the iconic butterfly motif of Neiman Marcus.&nbsp;</p> <p class="paragraph_style">Soon after, Neiman Marcus called upon several leaders of the fashion photography world to create a hefty, 30&nbsp; - 40 page advertising insert for Harper&rsquo;s Bazaar named,&nbsp;The Art of Fashion. Geof Kern, Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon and Annie Leibovitz each created a separate issue.&nbsp;</p> <p class="paragraph_style">In 2007, Kern conceived, designed and photographed the innovative100-year anniversary, limited edition,&nbsp;Neiman Marcus Pop Up book,&nbsp;which has become a collectible.</p> <p class="paragraph_style">Geof Kern has been very successful throughout his career. He has been honored with many awards, including the&nbsp;Infinity Award in Applied Photography&nbsp;from the&nbsp;International Center of Photography&nbsp;in New York City. This is a highly recognized award in the art world.</p> <p class="paragraph_style">A catalog will accompany the exhibition, with forward by D.J. Stout, former Texas Monthly photo editor and current design consultant for&nbsp;Pentagram. Geof Kern will be signing copies during the opening reception.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:00:19 +0000 MATHIEU BEAUSEJOUR - galerie antoine ertaskiran - August 28th - October 4th <p>galerie antoine ertaskiran is proud to present the second solo exhibition at the gallery by Mathieu Beaus&eacute;jour, titled&nbsp;<em>La banque du Soleil (Bank of the Sun)</em>. Over the past 15 years, Mathieu Beaus&eacute;jour's artistic practice has evolved around the perspective of resistance and semantic diversion. The artist seeks to subvert the material and the concepts of power, alienation and oppression, casting a look, both ironic and nostalgic, at political and artistic avant-gardes. Continuing his aesthetic research into the ideas of control and submission, the artist presents in this show a new selection of drawings, photographs and objects. Inspired by the British capitalist system and marked by the ubiquitous presence of surveillance cameras he noticed during a 6 month stay at the Qu&eacute;bec Studio in London, Mathieu Beaus&eacute;jour deciphers and analyzes the rigour of that system, and the many meanings of power and rule, using minimalism and a great economy of means.<br /><br />The works of Mathieu Beaus&eacute;jour are challenging to read, as they invite the viewer to experience the work at the expense of the image. Whether it is a portrait of headless businessmen, black suns or illegible text, each piece reveals a double meaning, where the reading codes are scrambled, the image encrypted.<br /><br />Mathieu Beaus&eacute;jour lives and works in Montreal. His production is diverse and hinges especially on installation art, performance, intervention and printing. His work has recently been presented in numerous group and solo exhibitions, such as at Mus&eacute;e R&eacute;gional de Rimouski with the exhibition&nbsp;<em>La R&eacute;volte de l'imagination - Une R&eacute;trospective</em>&nbsp;(this show will be on display at centre d'exposition Expression de Sainte Hyacinthe in winter 2015), at the Mus&eacute;e d&rsquo;art contemporain de Montr&eacute;al during the exhibition&nbsp;<em>La Beaut&eacute; du geste</em>&nbsp;in 2014 and the Quebec Triennial 2011, and also as part of the Manif d'art 7 de Qu&eacute;bec, 2014. His work has been the subject of several exhibition catalogues, the most recent to be released in March 2015 under the direction of curator Andr&eacute;anne Roy. Mathieu Beaus&eacute;jour's works can be found in many public and private collections, including those of Bank of Montreal, Loto-Qu&eacute;bec, Mus&eacute;e national des beaux-arts du Qu&eacute;bec, the Mus&eacute;e d&rsquo;art contemporain de Montr&eacute;al and Giverny-Capital among others. He currently has an artist's studio at the Darling Foundry (Montreal) sponsored by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.</p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:52:37 +0000 Najee Dorsey - The Columbus Museum - August 21st - January 4th, 2015 <p><img src="" alt="" /></p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:47:25 +0000 Group Show - White Rabbit Gallery - August 27th - February 1st, 2015 <p>For most of China&rsquo;s 1.3 billion people, the struggles of daily life are far more pressing than politics. They may long to escape the jostling crowds, but they find strength and solace in others, too&mdash;and they suffer when human connections break, leaving them lost and alone.</p> <p>COMMUNE brings together the responses of some of China&rsquo;s most exciting contemporary artists to the pleasures and pains of the human drama, exploring realities that outsiders may&nbsp;never have experienced directly, yet instinctively understand. Their takes are solemn, funny, beautiful, bizarre; often uniquely Chinese, yet&nbsp;always deeply human.</p> <p>Highlights include:</p> <ul> <li>Bai Yiluo&rsquo;s<em>&nbsp;Spring and Autumn 1&nbsp;</em>(2007), above, a tree whose branches are old and new farm tools</li> <li><em>2010&nbsp;</em>(2010-11), in which Xia Xing, a former printer, documents an entire year in 60 oil paintings of newspaper photographs</li> <li><em>The Static Eternity</em>&nbsp;(2012), a perfect recreation of the simple rural home of Gao Rong&rsquo;s late grandmother, made entirely from embroidered cloth</li> <li><em>The Remnants of Images&nbsp;</em>(2013), by Hu Jieming, ordinary-looking archival cabinets containing softly animated historical and&nbsp;contemporary photographs</li> <li>Ai Weiwei&rsquo;s 500 kg of porcelain&nbsp;<em>Sunflower Seeds&nbsp;</em>(2010), created by an entire community and a striking&nbsp;metaphor for the relationship between the individual and the collective</li> <li><em>Everything from Nothing</em>&nbsp;(2013), in which Wang Lei reflects on a verse from the Tao Te Ching by cutting out the faces and datelines, and literally knitting together the stories, from a year&rsquo;s worth of newspapers.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:26:17 +0000 Adolf Frohner - ESSL MUSEUM - September 5th - January 11th, 2015 <p>The Essl Museum is pleased to present the first retrospective of Adolf Frohner&rsquo;s work in more than ten years at the occasion of his anniversary.<br />Frohner&rsquo;s career started out in the context of Vienna Actionism, which provided a seminal impulse for his further artistic development. Experiments with classical modernism and the search for a new definition of what constituted a work of art marked Frohner&rsquo;s creative output between 1961 and 1963. The use of poor, found materials such as scrap metal, trash or old mattresses and the uninhibited crossing of genre borders have remained typical elements of his oeuvre.<br /><br /><strong class="avtext">A critical view of humanity and the world</strong><br />Although Frohner increasingly devoted himself to painting, drawing and sculpture in the early 1960s, it can be said in retrospective that combining different media and expanding their boundaries was just as characteristic of his creative endeavours as the exploration of what constitutes human existence. This innovative spirit and critical view of humanity and the world ensures Adolf Frohner a place among Austria&rsquo;s most significant artists after 1945. With seminal works from all periods of his career, this solo exhibition offers deep insights into Frohner&rsquo;s five decades of artistic work, presenting series of graphic art, narrative monumental canvases and experimental objects.<br /><br /><strong class="avtext">A wide range</strong>&nbsp;<strong class="avtext">of works</strong><br />Starting at the very outset of his career, the show covers a wide range, including Actionist objects and abstract graphic art from the 1960s or Frohner&rsquo;s portraits of women from the 1970s on canvas, paper and in the form of collages, such as "Gib mir den Schuh Eva (Adam und Eva)". Central paintings from the 1980s and 90s and the triptych "Das Leben, der Tod, ich - oder Sokrates", as well as key examples of his sculptural work, such as "Denkmal f&uuml;r Alberto Giacometti", complete the retrospective look at his oeuvre.</p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:17:45 +0000