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Isabel Reitemeyer’s Collages Are Minimal And Surreal  
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5/23/15 Posted 5/23/15

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Fractal Realities: A Look at Lala Abaddon's Amazing Photo-Weavings   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Lala Abaddon at Castor Gallery February 26th - March 29th
Posted 2/24/15

Mixing painting and weaving with 35mm photography, Brooklyn-based artist Lala Abaddon creates intricate woven works that “create space and time within a stationary moment” through her use of color and contrast. By cutting printed photographs into hundreds of strips, which she then weaves together, Abaddon creates a deconstructed collage of worldly experience, exemplifying alternate realities of chaos, color, and the universe. Her work dives into the cerebral components of human connection wit... [more]

Paris Dispatches: Fashion Adjacent  
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2/2/15 Posted 2/2/15

Paris Dispatches is the blog of ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist in Residence, Brett Day Windham, who will be undertaking her residency in Paris during January and February 2015. She will be using the blog to share her process, work, and experience throughout the residency. You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here. Fashion week may be over, but I live in the Marais, and it is chic, and the sales are still on. So, I had an opportunity to see some re... [more]

Vacant Vice: Freeman & Lowe's Ace Hotel Installation   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe at Ace Hotel January 5th - January 11th
Posted 1/7/15

The basement of the Ace Hotel is filling up with leggy females and men with manicured facial hair. It’s not a big room, but the black lights on the dimpled white walls make it seem expansive. The DJ is spinning something that seems like the sonic equivalent to the end of an acid trip as the fog machines get fired up and the bar opens for business. I’ve been to a few immersive installations created by Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe. None have ever been as grand and glorious as the fir... [more]

1950s Collages by Helen Adam Anticipated the Internet Meme   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 1/5/15

A funny image accompanied by a one-liner caption—it’s a form we know all too well. The internet meme is infinitely reproducible, mutable, and sharable: they're digital artifacts symptomatic of our current cut-and-paste culture. But we’re not the first generation to cut and paste with wild abandon: in Europe in the 20s and 30s, photomontage became surreal art in the hands of practitioners like Hannah Höch, John Heartfield, and Raoul Hausmann; British artists took to colla... [more]

A Certain Disney Utopia: Ysabel LeMay’s Photo-Fusions   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Ysabel LeMay at Verve Gallery of Photography September 12th, 2014 - October 25th, 2014
Posted 10/3/14

Who said Disney was dead? Ysabel LeMay’s staggeringly beautiful photo-fusions, currently on view at Verve Gallery, prove otherwise. Ysabel LeMay is a commercial graphic artist turned painter turned photographer. Each image is made up of hundreds of photographs, collaged together using Photoshop to create grand representations of nature, bounty, and beauty. Her work is more cinematic than painterly: each digital C-print has a plexi-face, whose glossy sheen intensifies the work’s decorative sens... [more]

A World's Fair tribute in a New York neighborhood mash up   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Balthus, Joseph Cornell, Daniel Gordon, Van Hanos, Robert Indiana, Ray Johnson, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Anya Kielar, Claes Oldenburg, Dushko Petrovich, James Rosenquist, Pierre Roy, Peter Saul, Johannes Vanderbeek, Stan VanDerBeek, Roger White at Rachel Uffner Gallery June 28th, 2014 - August 16th, 2014
Posted 8/24/14

New York City has always been a draw for an eclectic mix of artists working across the visual and performing arts. Its underground pubs and speakeasies, expansive loft spaces, museums, sidewalks, and streets have served as creative inspiration for all kinds of movements including jazz, expressionism, Fluxus, hip-hop, and punk. Despite all of that creative energy and expression, the city has also been a beautiful breeding ground for social and cultural dissonance. While New York may not be known for... [more]

Scapegoats and Masks   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Gilbert & George at White Cube, Bermondsey July 18th, 2014 - September 28th, 2014
Posted 8/7/14

Over sixty new works comprise Gilbert and George’s new series, Scapegoating Pictures for London. As always, the well-known duo, now in their seventies, are the stars of their digital photomontages, which are dissected in their familiar multi-panel geometrical style, and dominated by menacing red, black, and white colors. The eccentric British and Italian couple is known to use familiar images from their local neighborhood in East London, where they have lived for the past 45 years. Dominating t... [more]

Wangechi Mutu's Fantastic Journey: An Interview with Curator Trevor Schoonmaker   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Wangechi Mutu at Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA NOMI) April 18th, 2014 - July 6th, 2014
Posted 6/16/14

This season, MOCA North Miami opened its doors to the touring exhibition of Wangechi Mutu’s first museum survey in the US. A Fantastic Journey, curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art, features over fifty works across the artist's career from the 1990s to present. ArtSlant got a chance to sit down with Schoonmaker for the inside scoop on Mutu, the exhibition, and its impact on the contemporary art... [more]

A lingering beauty: the impeccable marks of Rex Ray   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Rex Ray at Gallery 16 April 4th, 2014 - May 17th, 2014
Posted 4/21/14

I lingered in front of Rex Ray’s Prednisporata (2013). Polychromatic shapes shimmer against a black sky. A firework-like flower bursts above that skyline of plump perfume bottles. Simultaneously hard-edged and fluid, the layers of colorful forms luminesce from the canvas, awaiting adoration, unflinching. I’m mesmerized more by the detail than the subject. Each filigree and wash of color hand-painted, each curving form cut out by hand. I move in very close to notice all the circular shreds of... [more]

I saw the clouds were beautiful and I watched them cover the sun.   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Nina Yuen at de Appel Arts Centre February 8th, 2014 - April 13th, 2014
Posted 2/27/14

Like a great pop song or a poem, Nina Yuen’s work enchants, making you feel like she’s speaking to you alone. Her performative films, which are currently on view at de Appel arts centre, bind the universal with the ultrapersonal. They fill the second floor of the Prins Hendrikkade space in an exhibition consisting mainly of these short, fantastical films of approximately six or seven minutes each, plus some prints titled as studies for her films Andoe and Lea. Although it is nice to see Y... [more]

White-Goods Dystopia: Pop Art's Well-Furnished Prison   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Richard Hamilton at Tate Modern February 13th, 2014 - May 26th, 2014
Posted 2/19/14

Art made for the immediate present can rarely stay present; this is the great curse of being a la mode, part of a zeitgeist or a representative of one's own era. Andy Warhol has been lucky enough to remain more-or-less constantly – well, if not relevant, certainly au courant in his fashionable style – and enduringly popular (in a recent Vanity Fair poll of the greatest living artists, with participants including Richter, Serra and Baldessari, several ballots suggested that Warhol be c... [more]

Context Is All   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Hannah Hoch at Whitechapel Gallery January 15th, 2014 - March 23rd, 2014
Posted 1/30/14

In the world of television, there is a theory which is commonly referred to as the 'Seinfeld Is Unfunny' trope; put simply, it refers to the retroactive viewing of a thing which, though innovative in its day, seems expected in the modern world. Paradoxically, things fall prey to the Seinfeld Is Unfunny phenomenon precisely because they themselves were the first to carve out the particular style which now renders them passé or wholly predictable in the eyes of the viewer. (The pop-culture t... [more]

Punk is Dead (again)   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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at Cité de la musique October 15th, 2013 - January 19th, 2014
Posted 1/21/14

"Yes that's right punk is dead, it's just another cheap product for the consumer’s head Bubble gum rock on plastic transistors, school boy sedition backed by big time promoters" So sang Crass in their 1978 track Punk is Dead... And the big time promoter in this instance is the French state via Cité de la Musique, where, from a certain perspective, Punk suffers the final ignominy of transferring from cultural reference or product for sale to vitrine protected cultural artefact t... [more]

An Overdue Retrospective   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Faith Wilding at Threewalls January 10th, 2014 - February 22nd, 2014
Posted 1/17/14

At first look, Fearful Symmetries exhibits surprising choices for Faith Wilding’s first retrospective. Best known as a performance and installation artist and writer involved with feminist art collectives, Wilding has firmly secured her place in the canon of the feminist art movement. Having studied with Judy Chicago in the Feminist Art Program – first at California State University, Fresno, and then at CalArts – she subsequently participated in Womanhouse (1971–1972), in... [more]

Magpie Sensibility: An Interview with Raven Schlossberg  
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12/29/13 Posted 12/29/13

New York, Dec. 2013: Raven Schlossberg’s collages are comprised of images cut from vintage magazines and lacquered on birch panels. Like Richard Yates, Richard Hamilton, David Lynch and Gregory Crewdson, Schlossberg peels away the airtight plastic wrap around America’s fantasy iconography. Her glossy surfaces highlight the seductive power of slick magazine paper to blind readers to the social injustices and manipulative messages imparted through mass media. She assembles her images i... [more]


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