Saatchi Art, the Saatchi Gallery, and Google+ just announced the winners of their first-ever Motion Photography Prize. “Motion Photography” is apparently the high-brow version of a GIF, those low-brow, low-tech repeating videos long enjoyed by Tumblr gurls and basement dwelling neckbeards, and more recently, everyone. They've also already been kind of a thing in the art world—the Pittsburgh collective VIA launched its intense 2014 T.GIF tournament last month and we hosted our own... [more]
Daniel Gordon, "Still Life with Pitcher and Apples", 2013, C-Print, 50" x 40", Courtesy of the artist.
This week Brooklyn-based Photographer Daniel Gordon was awarded the prestigious Foam Paul Huf Award 2014, given to one young photographer each year, who receives €20,000 and an exhibition in Foam Amsterdam.
Gordon constructs these incredible still lifes out of scraps of paper and found objects, which he then photographs. He doesn’t create them using PhotoShop. It’s a throwb... [more]
Sun Tunnels (1976) via CLUI
Photographer, videographer, and sculptor Nancy Holt, 75, passed away Saturday in Manhattan after fighting a long battle with Leukemia.
Holt, best known for her monumental sized sculptures in Southwest, was one of the first, and most notable, pioneers of the Land-art movement of the 60s and 70s. She was a rarity in her time, both as a woman in an art world still largely dominated by men and as an artist eschewing the gallery for on-site installations. Over her fif... [more]
Adel Gorgy, Traces of Pollock #3, 2013, Pigment Print, 40 x 72 in. (100 x 180 cm.)
Adel Gorgy, in his current exhibition, Traces of Pollock, de Kooning and Warhol at Able Fine Art NY in Chelsea has brought keen observation, a graceful esthetic and a unique vision and process to an impressive body of work. In the current age of knockoffs and spinoffs, prequels and sequels, true originality of thought and expression, like Adel Gorgy's, is rare and worthy of attention.
In a series of photographi... [more]
Jasper Johns, Photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters
Sculptor and cacoepy-vigilante Jasper Johns testified before a federal court in Manhattan on Thursday, stating that no, he did not authorize anyone to reproduce his sculpture, and it’s pronounced ˈraʊʃənbɜːɡ, btw. The 83-year-old artist, whose work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the MoMA, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others, was called to testify in the case against founder Brian... [more]
DO NOT WORK WITH PEVETO by houartylove Renée Lotenero at PEVETO
November 2nd, 2012 - December 15th, 2012
The exhibition is good, and congrats to the artist. A good friend of mine told me a rather disturbing story recently. He had been working with scott for years, and scott has helped him a great deal. Recently scott has not been able to sell as much art to pay his bills and has resorted to throwing events to sustain his gallery. Scott openly admits his failure, in his bathroom there is a painting that says 'BLACKBALL' which he says he got an employee to make in order to remind him how his ex-wife ha... [more]
The 5th Annual RAWards, from RAW: natural born artists, hits L.A. this Sunday naming the best of the underground and unconventional. Already the largest indie arts awards show in the world, RAWards is honors artists and musicians as well as filmmakers, hair stylists, makeup artists, and accessory designers.
We’re particularly excited to find out about their RAW Visual Artist of the Year, Jennifer Hansen from San Francisco and Photographer of the Year, Kait O’Brien from Minnesota.... [more]
Art Basel turns Miami Beach into a stage showcasing incredibly innovative and important contemporary art from around the globe. But under a 10,000-square-foot tent in the Wynwood District, art fuses with music, fashion, and philanthropy.Art of Fusion MIA will present Miles Regis and his "Messages For the People" exhibit. "Messages" consists of intricate pieces fusing image with text to provide profound social and cultural commentary. Modern day hieroglyphics color Regis's canvases delivering ast... [more]
February 29th was the opening night for the show A COOL WIND BLOWS at NOoSPHERE Arts. Another time this nonprofit art space is an important place where put on show and create connection between the american and the norwegian art scene. A COOL WIND BLOWS was born from the collaboration between the National Association of Norwegian Sculptures (NBF) and the art space. 14 norwegian artists are showing their works creating literally a cool wind blowing through the gallery’s spaces flooding in a wi... [more]
A surreal side to Sochi by Flatland Rob Hornstra at Huis Marseille Museum voor Fotografie
December 14th, 2013 - March 9th
The exhibition is very noteworthy to visit. Rob Hornstra has his very own signature style, exceptional for a documentary photographer.
In a certain way he tells his own stories by combining portraiture with interior photographs and occasionally a landscape. He uses colour to create an atmosphere that is both intimate and realistic _ with hard to avoid ‘nostalgic’ overtones when it comes to the worn-out interiors and environments of the former Soviet Union. His ‘snapshot’ st... [more]
For the month of November, ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists features an exhibition of photography by Jesse Kuroiwa and Nick George. Both artists challenge the possibilities of the photographic medium, either by questioning its claim to objectivity or by grounding artistic practice in its fundamental processes.
Jesse Kuroiwa excavates unseen pasts in his photographs of barren American landscapes. He includes captions describing stories and events of Japanese internment in relation to the sett... [more]
Reginald Ingraham Gallery / Los Angeles
by Greg Angaza Pitts ·
November 5, 2013 · in November 2013, Reviews
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“Speaking Tongues (The material of communication)” introduces Duane Paul’s considerable talent and ability in the artist’s first solo exhibition. The show’s 12 works (all 2013) are divided into... [more]
I entered the empty Bob Bullock Gallery space on Azusa Pacific's West Campus at 7:55 a few nights ago to see what might be meant by a Judy Pfaff exhibition titled, "The Art of Flower Arranging."
To either side, the long walls of the gallery were covered from the eye level of a child into the open, framing architecture of the ceiling, with bands of photographs in series. The content of these varied from what appeared to be the documentation of bone arrangement in taxonomy and studio sho... [more]
Author: DeWitt Cheng
Curator: Lonnie Lee
The mixed-media works of Cheryl Calleri and the oil paintings of Thekla Hammond, together exhibited under the unifying title "Coalesce," complement each other well enough. But the two artists went beyond that level of dialogue and coalesced — or, more prosaically, collaborated — on a joint project, a video installation, "Co-Motion," with music by Armando Mafu... [more]
After the first quick round of Art Synthesis, the eyes quickly bookmark certain works and artists for the latter, slower rounds but the mind, hungry for a single thread of narrative, doesn't find any. On contemplation, that turns out to be the mind's problem, not the artists'. So used our minds are with picking up a curator's text on entrance and viewing the entire exhibition through that lense, that they suddenly feel ill-at-ease when they have to be the meaningmakers themselves. It turns out tha... [more]
The Revelation of Great: Jerome Soimaud
The qualities of a great artist, I suppose, are always up for discussion in the art world. For intellectuals, a great work might be one that elevates the mind or translates an idea. For those who covet the superficial, the captivation of the eye does the trick. Maybe an artist or academician would analyze the work for technical skill: the balance of the composition, manipulation of materials and process, and its maker’s use of color and line, before... [more]