Seeing Double by Stacy Davies Gregory Adamson, A.S. Ashley, Angela Beloian, Katy Betz, Matt Blansett, Amy Caterina, Dee Marcellus Cole, Judy Davies, Wanda Ewing, Joe Forte, Tammy Greenwood, Athena Hahn, Daphne Hill, Kevin Hill, Amy Maloof, Cynde Miller, Father Bill Moore, Thomas Pathe, Leia Steingart, Vonn Sumner, Erns Valdez, Kristina Marroquin Warren at Main Street Gallery
June 8th - July 27th
By Jamie Solis
Vintage films are known to have an intrinsic cult following. Maybe it’s because they remind us of the matte simplicity that’s fading in our digital society, or it could be the growing appreciation for classic features—when storylines were still unique and theatrics took fearless risks. Either way, we find ourselves attracted to old school cinema and the bold propaganda-esque designs that adorn their artwork. Regardless the reason for our fantastic obsession, posters from moti... [more]
China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy
at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco
photo by Gregg Chadwick
"I, Sovereign, am the First Emperor; my descendants will call themselves the Second Generation, the Third Generation, and will go on forever after." - The First Emperor, Qin Shihuang (259-210 BCE) quoted by the historian Sima Qian (145-90 BCE)China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy currently on view at the Asian... [more]
Group of Artists Golden Line /Złota Linia/
What do they want?They want to meet and share their art with others.What don’t they want? Being closed in rigid frames.What unites them?
The Internet and Art.What divides them?
All the huge rest.Where are they?At the Gallery of the Cultural Centre RadzynWhere will they be?Everywhere worth being.
They were caught by the Web. From casual chatting online in autumn 2008 to spring 2011 there happened a lot. There has been born and got matured a... [more]
After a visit to the wonderland of forms that’s Parul Thacker’s first solo at Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, the whole process of meaning-making ( of contemporary art) is bound to come under fresh scrutiny.
All the available texts on the artist and her works, struggle to put her into a context, and visibly strain to find a broader theme beyond the striking yet enigmatic forms. And it’s not hard to see why. Her background is unconventional (Bachelor’s in textile design at Sophia Polytechnic Mumbai, then a ... [more]
O the sleeping bag contains the body but not the dreaming head on show at the Altman Siegel Gallery from April 18th to June 1st, features work by three artists; Alice Channer, Aaron Flint Jamison and Anicke Yi. The title is taken from a poem by Matthea Harvey, a dark meditation on containment, or it’s failure. This is the theme that unites the three artists, whose work at first seems unconnected in medium and subject.
Alice Channer’s Body Fluids is the first to confront me as I enter the gallery- a large digital print that is draped over a steel bar hung n... [more]
Kiran Subbaiah wanted to kill himself in Suicide Note (2006) because that’s the way truly famous people rolled, according to him. While viewing Narcissicon (2012), it seemed that he had made a miserable botch of a suicide. Because this time, his selves have multiplied, taken up residence together and freely borrow clothes from each other, get into scuffles, stabbings and passive-aggressive arguments.
Kiran Subbaiah, a contemporary artist based in Bengaluru has been delighting and provoking us with his conceptual scu... [more]
Ausstellung SIEGesIKONEN by Jaworska Guy Avital, Dobrochna Badora, Jacek Bakowski, Janusz Bakowski, Krzysztof Baran, Grazyna Bartnik, John von Bergen, Czeslaw Bielecki, Bozenna Biskupska, Borena Bodin, Jan Bokiewicz, Wojciech Bruszewski, Michal Brzezinski, Maciej Buszewicz, Piotr Bylina, Janusz Byszewski, Rafal Chmielewski, Krzysztof Cichosz, Erazm Ciolek, Bettina Cohnen, Witoslaw Czerwonka, Andrzej Dluzniewski, Kurt Fleckenstein, Miroslaw Dembinski - Waldemar Major Fydrych, Henryk Gajewski, Varda Getzow, Stefan Gierowski, Teresa Gierzynska, Marek Glinkowski, Sylwia Gorak, Jan Gryka, Pawel Grzes, Ryszard Grzyb, Alexander Honory, Andrzej Janaszewski, Jerzy Janiszewski, Renata Jaworska, Beatrice Jugert, Wolf Kahlen, Andrzej Kalina, Jerzy Kalina, Lodz Kaliska, Edyta Jaworska Kowalska at SIEGesIKONEN / icons of victory - transform
August 30th, 2009 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Die Ausstellung SIEGESIKONEN - transFORM ist ein Versuch die diversen Facetten der Metamorphosen zu veranschaulichen, die sowohl ganze Nationen als auch uns selbst persönlich betreffen. Über 100 Künstler verschiedenen Alters und Nationalität nehmen teil. In Bildern, Collagen, multimedialen Arbeiten und dokumentarischen Fotos, welche manchmal sehr dramatische, manchmal lustige und oft auch absurde Ereignisse aus den 80er und 90er Jahren festhalten, betrachten die Künstler unterschiedliche Wege g... [more]
Gretta Sarfaty gained international recognition in the late 70’ as a body-art and performance artist. Beginning with a traditional medium of painting, she early started to experiment with new media and performance. Even if her art has remained authentically ingenious over the years, the ways of her expression have changed, reflecting the evolution of digital technology.
She has never been dogmatic: even when expressing a strongly feminist approach, she moves smoothly around multitude of questi... [more]
by Ami Kealoha in Culture on 23 February 2006
Brooklyn-based artist Jacob Williams' day-glo psychedelia already looks like a trip through a Disneyland ride on drugs, which makes Tim Regan's recent video piece (created to announce the opening reception for Williams' solo installation "Nightmare of the Haunted Buddha") a natural fit.
Set to a dramatic Psycho-esque soundtrack, the animation sets Williams' mountains, wild-haired women, and panthers in motion, which nicely establishes... [more]
It’s an understatement that Anita Dube is a mistress of metonymy. Even the fact that she lifts and airdrops the viewer in the uneasy boundaries of thoughts and things, is also routine by now. Yet, while marvelling at the Lakeeren show of five installations made with ceramic votive eyes, one can’t but state the obvious. What’s not obvious is that, in spite of experimenting with these ready-mades since the late 1990s, she still inspires a fresh pair of eyes.
All five works on display are made w... [more]
Installation view, Sean Kennedy: Territory: First Solo Show, courtesy of Thomas Duncan Gallery
Thomas Duncan Gallery presents three installations by Los Angeles-based artist Sean Kennedy during Week 1 of Territory, a five-week exhibition of solo shows from March 19-April 20, 2013. I visited the gallery on the afternoon of the last day of Kennedy's show. Upon entering the unassuming Hollywood space, I worried that I was too late: all of the walls were blank. Soon after, I realized my observa... [more]
My article about the Bruce Nauman show "mindfuck" where I investigate how sometimes theoritical catalogue essays tell you how to read an artwork rather than opening the conversation. For artfetch.com
Visitors to Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum Mumbai this summer will be confronted by the vision of a giant cobweb made up of oversized rubber stamps on its prim Palladian facade. Though it bears the name of Reena Saini Kallat as the creator, imaginative children might look around for an escapee giant spider from the neighbouring zoo. This public work of art, Untitled (Cobweb / Crossings), is a collaboration between ZegnArt / Public, an initiative of the Italian Fashion Major Ermenegildo Zegna, and th... [more]
An implication of age compels us to craft histories for the artworks in A Handful of Dust. Their materials suggest a simpler time—products of earth, of metal, of wood—and their shapes imply function. Natural hues of a limited and subdued palette pervade, as if these artworks are remains all found in one place, all from one civilization.
Allyson Vieira, A Plan for Swamplands, 2007/2012, Plaster, 178 x 99 x 9 inches, Courtesy the Arti... [more]
Modern Luxury Angeleno by Shana Mabari Shana Mabari at Palm Springs Fine Art Fair @ The Palm Springs Convention Center
February 14th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
When: (Ended) February 14, 2013 - February
Palm Springs Convention Center
The Palm Springs Fine Art Fair enchants fairgoers on its Valentine's opening night preview with an art installation--inspired by the work of Pop Art pioneer Mel Ramos, the fair's 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award honoree--that promises to literally satiate the Southern California desert region's appetite for contemporary art.
Regional artist Lisa Provenza-Bebar (in conjunction with Cathedral City b... [more]
Here is There Whitdel Arts has been repainted, redone, refurnished and has now refreshed its resolve to being one of the preeminent art spaces for the city. On 2/22 they will unveil Anywhere But Here, being described as a "transformative installation exhibition" that has transformed Whitdel into "six all-encompassing environments where the viewer is invited to adventure into, and be surrounded by, the installation." We love magical mystery tours, don't you? The six individuals who did the half-dozen... [more]