Art after Sandy by Ryan Wong Rita Ackermann, Stephan Antonakos, Stephen Antonakos, Shoja Azari, Eric Banks, Rachel Beach, Z. Behl, Michael Benedetto, Jesus Benevente, Lynda Benglis, Leon Benn, Robert Bergman, antonio bilotta, Vivien Bittencourt, Williamson Brasfield, Michael Brennan, Ric Briggs, Melissa Carroll, Donna Cleary, Chuck Close, Mike Cloud, Diana Cooper, Joanna Pousette- Dart, DAS, N. DASH, Martha Diamond, Rackstraw Downes, Salvatore Farina, Teresita Fernández, C. Finley, Ryan Foerster, Gerald Forster, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Lucy Fradkin, Joey Frank, Natalie Frank, Scott Fulmer, John Ganz, Rico Gatson, Gandalf Gavan, Allison Ginsberg, Juan Gomez, Tamara Gonzales, Ron Gorchov, Dana Gordon, Douglas Gordon, Mark Greenwold, EJ Hauser, Lonnie Holley, David Humphrey, James Hyde, Suzanne Joelson, Darren Jones, Michael Joo, Alex Katz, Benjamine Keating, Mel Kendrick, Owen Keogh, Clay Ketter, Megan Liu Kincheloe, Kathleen Kucka, Antón Lamazares, Noah Landfield, Ronnie Landfield, Matthew C. Lange, James English Leary, Greg Leshe, Matvey Levenstein, Dean Levin, Margrit Lewczuk, Michael Marfione, Kevin Marin, Chris Martin, Zony Maya, Keith Mayerson, Josiah McElheny, Jonas Mekas, Sam Messer, MIKE METZ, Laura Miller, Donald Moffett, and more, Cy Morgan, Nyeema Morgan, Loren Munk, Shirin Neshat, Tammy Nguyen, Jo Nigoghossian, Thomas Nozkowski, Jennifer Nuss, G.T. PELLIZZI, Adam Pendleton, Ellen Phelan, Matt Philips, Jean-Jacques Du Plessis, Rona Pondick, Nickola Pottinger, James Prosek, Carlos Reyes, Samantha Rissmeyer, Max Becher & Andrea Robbins, Joyce Robins, Alexis Rockman, Alexander Ross, Lisa Ross, Brie Ruais, Dean Russo, John Ryan, Michael Ryan, Cordy Ryman, ETHAN RYMAN, Will Ryman, Bill Schuck, Michelle Segre, Richard Serra, Joel Shapiro, Veronika Sheer, Sienna Shields, Arthur Simms, Matt Smilardi, Ray Smith, Sterrett Smith, Colin Snapp, Bosco Sodi, Ursula Sommer, Gary Stephan, Robert Storr, Maya Strauss, Mark di Suvero, Meryl Bennett & Matt Taber, Alina Tenser, Mickalene Thomas, Dan Torop, Lee Tribe, Daniel Turner, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Tomas Vu, Merrill Wagner, Corban Walker, Joan Waltemath, Nari Ward, Benjamin Weber, Ishmael Randall Weeks, Wendy White, Stanley Whitney, Terry Winters, Nicole Wittenberg, Bob Witz, Alan Thomas Wood, iO Wright, Michael Wrobel, Will Yackulic, Dustin Yellin, Rachel Youens, Lisa Yuskavage, Holly Zausner, Joe Zucker at Industry City
October 20th - December 15th
Among the irrevocable losses Hurricane Sandy wrought from New York were works of art: thousands of objects damaged or destroyed in Chelsea galleries, studios in Red Hook and Greenpoint. Phong Bui, artist, curator, and publisher of the Brooklyn Rail, was among those who lost work to the storm. He curated Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1 as a statement of solidarity with a traumatized art community.
Sprawled over 100,000 square feet on four floors in the massive Industry City building in Sunset P... [more]
For his first solo show at Asya Geisberg Gallery in 2012, Guðmundur Thoroddsen presented ink drawings and wooden busts of blank-eyed bearded patriarchs—gods, men, and their progeny—as the exhibition title suggested: “Father’s Fathers.” Thoroddsen, who is Icelandic, was remixing imagery from various sources: Norse mythology, humankind’s evolutionary path, and the artist’s personal history, while the long geometric beards of the figures, depicted both in... [more]
Robin Kang - First Place, ArtSlant Prize 2013
Robin Kang interrogates machinery. From her roots as a photographer (BFA) and through her MFA in printmaking at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, it’s always been about how the machine affects the artwork produced and what exactly can be done within that process of translation: idea to object. Her latest projects involve two very different explorations. Using digital jacquard looms, she recreates patterns taken both from ancient weav... [more]
Meditations by Max Bushman Bruce High Quality Foundation at Mark Fletcher - Washington Square
November 9th - December 18th
Meditations, the new exhibition by the mysterious Bruce High Quality Foundation, is showing through the 8th of December between two spaces: Vito Schnabel (43 Clarkson Street) and Mark Fletcher (24 Washington Sq. North). The show is a single exhibition though it’s been bisected. Each environment is very different despite following the same subject. Described as “a meditation on the historical relationship between works of art and the consolidation and dispersion of political power,”... [more]
Maureen Meyer - Second Place, ArtSlant Prize 2013
I discovered Maureen Meyer’s work this summer when she was chosen by the jury to advance to the next round on the way towards the Artslant Prize. I forwarded the announcement email to Artslant’s Editor, Natalie Hegert, and asked, “Who is this person? Her work is beautiful.”
Her name is Maureen Meyer. She was born in Nuremberg, Germany and she has lived in many places. Of late, she resides, and paints, in New York City. Her... [more]
Michael Cline’s current exhibition, Corporation Pudding, presents a painted miasma of carnivalesque Americana. In six sumptuous oil paintings and a trio of elegant collages, this Florida born artist whips up one bizarre scenario after the next. Each painting is packed like a suitcase busting at the seams with repeating motifs: house plants, 2x4s, eyeballs, ears and fingers, pages torn from comics, clamp lamps, electrical cords, magazine adverts. Incredibly, Cline’s organized all thi... [more]
Gregory Amenoff makes paintings and drawings that communicate feeling and emote spirit. His perception of the outer world—the landscape, waters, and sky—provides an opening to his inner life through abstracted images. “Trace: Paintings and Drawings” at Alexandre Gallery features eleven paintings and a series of drawings that serve as the basis of the paintings. Amenoff’s new work—alive with color and light—continues to carry the influence of the Symbolis... [more]
It took me a long time to write about Aaron Flint Jamison’s exhibition at Artists Space. I had to figure out how to move past the obvious statement, which is that the work is frustratingly opaque, and say something about what lies under it. Maybe I could even say something about the opacity itself.
The exhibition leaves the gallery nearly empty: about half a dozen objects (depending on how you count them) are strewn throughout. The SoHo columns and worn floorboards of 38 Greene Street are... [more]
Patricia Perez Eustaquio’s installation at Tyler Rollins Gallery has the look and feel of a group show. This Filipino artist allows the various materials that comprise her artwork to guide her forms and intentions. Despite the unpredictability, Eustaquio manages to give us just enough of a narrative to create a comfort zone for visitors.
The exhibition’s title, The Future That Was, is a reincarnation of an exhibition that first hit the public arena at the Jorge B. Vargas Museum in Quez... [more]
For her show of new photography and sculpture at Robert Mann gallery in Chelsea, Mary Mattingly first created a number of “man made boulders,” which were made by amassing her possessions and binding them together with light brown twine. Measuring about five feet in diameter, these boulders consist of clothes, journals, keys, bottles, wires, and other miscellaneous items that Mattingly found kicking around her home. Two of these boulders are on display at the exhibition, as well as fifte... [more]
An early proponent of the arts in Brooklyn, Ad Deville aka Skewville canvassed the neighborhood surrounding his gallery, Factory Fresh, from telephone lines to the walls around every corner. Sucks Either Way, Skewville's new exhibition at Mighty Tanaka, pays homage to these stomping grounds with a fresh body of work befitting his return to New York. The stage had been set for Ad Deville to make his 2013 debut in New York as the fall gallery season began, returning after a successful show at San... [more]
In “Parasitic Gaps,” a group show curated by Miriam Katzeff, the artists Matthew Higgs, Margaret Lee, James Hoff, and Georgia Sagri explore a variety of ways that text can consolidate or destabilize meaning. Often playing with “the mating of separates,” many of the works present disparate objects and elements together in a single piece, such as a paperback book with a minimalist painting and a watermelon with a De Stijl chair. The juxtaposition of different contexts beco... [more]
Sadly having passed away nine years ago at age fifty-three, Gretchen Bender was an unsung member of the Pictures Generation and a pioneer of immersive video installations. Her work as a technologically avant-garde artist and as a commercial video editor maintained a complicated, prescient relationship with mass media. “Tracking the Thrill,” a retrospective of Bender’s career at the Kitchen, will hopefully give the oft overlooked artist the due she deserves.
Bender’s best-known work may have bee... [more]
PHOTOGRAPHY IN NEW YORK CITY
by ArtSlant Senior Editor Charlie Schultz
The quantity, caliber and diversity of photography exhibitions in New York City this fall is remarkable. For students of the medium a curriculum could be developed and if I were tasked with building the syllabus I would start with the youngest generation and click backwards. Geographically speaking, that would mean beginning in the Lower East Side, passing through Chelsea and a few uptown galleries, before concluding at the Metropolitan Museum. Is it coincidence that the exhibi... [more]
The quantity, caliber and diversity of photography exhibitions in New York City this fall is remarkable. For students of the medium a curriculum could be developed and if I were tasked with building the syllabus I would start with the youngest generation and click backwards. Geographically speaking, that would mean beginning in the Lower East Side, passing through Chelsea and a few uptown galleries, before concluding at the Metropolitan Museum. Is it coincidence that the exhibitions become increasi... [more]
Sealed within the walls of the museum, history awaits the totalizing recall of the present. This romance still seems possible within certain galleries, even as the relentless drive for higher attendance continues to spur one star-architect-driven addition at a time. As these sparkling wings ascend and crowds swell, new institutions blossom, promising to illuminate areas of art and culture previously ignored. A nagging question that arises amid the robust expansion of the museum's operation: has this... [more]