ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Group Show - Leila Heller Gallery - Chelsea - December 19th - January 10th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Leila &nbsp;Heller &nbsp;Gallery &nbsp;is &nbsp;pleased &nbsp;to &nbsp;present &nbsp;<strong>Time &nbsp;To &nbsp;Hit &nbsp;The &nbsp;Road</strong>, &nbsp;a &nbsp;group &nbsp;exhibition&nbsp; curated &nbsp;by &nbsp;Alex &nbsp;Gerson &nbsp;and &nbsp;Matteo &nbsp;Zevi. &nbsp;This &nbsp;is &nbsp;the &nbsp;first &nbsp;show &nbsp;in &nbsp;New &nbsp;York &nbsp;City &nbsp;featuring &nbsp; works &nbsp;by &nbsp;artists &nbsp;who &nbsp;participated &nbsp;in &nbsp;Gerson &nbsp;and &nbsp;Zevi&rsquo;s &nbsp;Land &nbsp;Art &nbsp;Road &nbsp;Trip &nbsp;residency &nbsp;in&nbsp; the &nbsp;summers &nbsp;of &nbsp;2013 &nbsp;and &nbsp;2014. &nbsp;This &nbsp;trip &nbsp;is &nbsp;a &nbsp;traveling, &nbsp;immersive, &nbsp;residency &nbsp;program&nbsp; exploring &nbsp;works &nbsp;by &nbsp;pioneering &nbsp;Land &nbsp;Artists &nbsp;throughout &nbsp;the &nbsp;Southwestern &nbsp;United &nbsp;States.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In &nbsp;recognition &nbsp;of &nbsp;the &nbsp;cultural &nbsp;richness &nbsp;and &nbsp;creative &nbsp;spirit &nbsp;of &nbsp;the &nbsp;&ldquo;Land &nbsp;of &nbsp;Enchantment,&rdquo;&nbsp; a &nbsp;portion &nbsp;of &nbsp;all &nbsp;the &nbsp;show&rsquo;s &nbsp;proceeds &nbsp;will &nbsp;benefit &nbsp;the &nbsp;Museum &nbsp;of &nbsp;New &nbsp;Mexico&nbsp; Foundation. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Time &nbsp;to &nbsp;Hit &nbsp;the &nbsp;Road &nbsp;is &nbsp;the &nbsp;culmination &nbsp;of &nbsp;a &nbsp;great, &nbsp;collaborative &nbsp;adventure, &nbsp;reflecting&nbsp; the &nbsp;experiences &nbsp;of &nbsp;dozens &nbsp;of &nbsp;artists &nbsp;who &nbsp;participated &nbsp;in &nbsp;the &nbsp;Gerson &nbsp;Zevi &nbsp;Land &nbsp;Art &nbsp;Road&nbsp; Trip. &nbsp;Over &nbsp;the &nbsp;last &nbsp;two &nbsp;years, &nbsp;more &nbsp;than &nbsp;sixty &nbsp;young &nbsp;artists &nbsp;participated &nbsp;in &nbsp;this&nbsp; exploration &nbsp;of &nbsp;the &nbsp;open &nbsp;road, &nbsp;learning &nbsp;new &nbsp;things &nbsp;about &nbsp;themselves &nbsp;and &nbsp;about &nbsp;the&nbsp; world &nbsp;around &nbsp;them. &nbsp;Now, &nbsp;for &nbsp;the &nbsp;first &nbsp;time, &nbsp;their &nbsp;work &nbsp;will &nbsp;be &nbsp;displayed &nbsp;in &nbsp;a &nbsp;group &nbsp;show at &nbsp;Leila &nbsp;Heller &nbsp;Gallery &nbsp;in &nbsp;New &nbsp;York &nbsp;City. &nbsp;Here, &nbsp;thousands &nbsp;of &nbsp;miles &nbsp;from &nbsp;the &nbsp;dirt &nbsp;roads &nbsp;and&nbsp; dusty &nbsp;cliffs &nbsp;of &nbsp;the &nbsp;desert, &nbsp;this &nbsp;remarkable &nbsp;group &nbsp;comes &nbsp;together &nbsp;once &nbsp;again &nbsp;to &nbsp;show &nbsp;how&nbsp; the &nbsp;creative &nbsp;journey &nbsp;has &nbsp;inspired &nbsp;their &nbsp;artistic &nbsp;practice. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In &nbsp;the &nbsp;summers &nbsp;of &nbsp;2013 &nbsp;and &nbsp;2014, &nbsp;these &nbsp;artists &nbsp;spent &nbsp;up &nbsp;to &nbsp;a &nbsp;month &nbsp;at &nbsp;a &nbsp;time &nbsp;traveling&nbsp; together &nbsp;across &nbsp;the &nbsp;Southwest, &nbsp;exploring &nbsp;iconic &nbsp;works &nbsp;of &nbsp;land &nbsp;art &nbsp;by &nbsp;Robert &nbsp;Smithson,&nbsp; Michael &nbsp;Heizer, &nbsp;Nancy &nbsp;Holt, &nbsp;and &nbsp;Walter &nbsp;de &nbsp;Maria. &nbsp;Much &nbsp;like &nbsp;the &nbsp;artists &nbsp;whose &nbsp;works&nbsp; they &nbsp;visited, &nbsp;these &nbsp;new &nbsp;explorers &nbsp;spent &nbsp;days &nbsp;at &nbsp;a &nbsp;time &nbsp;outdoors, &nbsp;in &nbsp;close &nbsp;contact &nbsp;with&nbsp; the &nbsp;works, &nbsp;nature, &nbsp;each &nbsp;other, &nbsp;and &nbsp;little &nbsp;else. &nbsp;Retracing &nbsp;these &nbsp;steps, &nbsp;these &nbsp;road &nbsp;trips&nbsp; exposed &nbsp;this &nbsp;group &nbsp;of &nbsp;artists &nbsp;to &nbsp;life-&shy;ÔÇÉchanging, &nbsp;defining &nbsp;experiences, &nbsp;continuing &nbsp;the&nbsp; legacy &nbsp;of &nbsp;pioneering &nbsp;Land &nbsp;Artists &nbsp;who &nbsp;took &nbsp;their &nbsp;practice &nbsp;beyond &nbsp;the &nbsp;confines &nbsp;of&nbsp; traditional &nbsp;studio &nbsp;or &nbsp;gallery &nbsp;settings. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Time &nbsp;to &nbsp;Hit &nbsp;the &nbsp;Road, &nbsp;curated &nbsp;by &nbsp;Alex &nbsp;Gerson &nbsp;and &nbsp;Matteo &nbsp;Zevi, &nbsp;the &nbsp;leaders &nbsp;of &nbsp;the &nbsp;Land&nbsp; Art &nbsp;Road &nbsp;Trip, &nbsp;is &nbsp;an &nbsp;exploration &nbsp;of &nbsp;these &nbsp;shared &nbsp;experiences, &nbsp;and &nbsp;the &nbsp;ways &nbsp;in &nbsp;which &nbsp;this&nbsp; group &nbsp;of &nbsp;artists &nbsp;have &nbsp;created &nbsp;and &nbsp;maintained &nbsp;creative &nbsp;dialogues &nbsp;amongst &nbsp;each &nbsp;other. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Following &nbsp;their &nbsp;sharp &nbsp;exposure &nbsp;to &nbsp;the &nbsp;myriad &nbsp;physical &nbsp;and &nbsp;conceptual &nbsp;dialogues&nbsp; generated &nbsp;by &nbsp;these &nbsp;trips, &nbsp;most &nbsp;of &nbsp;the &nbsp;artists &nbsp;did &nbsp;not &nbsp;return &nbsp;to &nbsp;their &nbsp;lives &nbsp;in &nbsp;isolation.&nbsp; Rather, &nbsp;they &nbsp;found &nbsp;their &nbsp;practices, &nbsp;their &nbsp;relationships, &nbsp;and &nbsp;their &nbsp;thoughts &nbsp;drawn &nbsp;into&nbsp; dialogues, &nbsp;between &nbsp;themselves &nbsp;and &nbsp;with &nbsp;the &nbsp;journey &nbsp;they &nbsp;had &nbsp;undertaken. &nbsp;In &nbsp;this &nbsp;show,&nbsp; many &nbsp;of &nbsp;these &nbsp;discourses &nbsp;are &nbsp;revealed, &nbsp;along &nbsp;with &nbsp;the &nbsp;wide &nbsp;variety &nbsp;of &nbsp;creative&nbsp; expressions &nbsp;that &nbsp;have &nbsp;resulted. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About&nbsp; the&nbsp; Museum&nbsp; of&nbsp; New&nbsp; Mexico&nbsp; Foundation :</strong> The&nbsp; Museum&nbsp; of&nbsp; New&nbsp; Mexico&nbsp; Foundation&nbsp; supports&nbsp; multiple&nbsp; cultural&nbsp; institutions&nbsp; that&nbsp; encompass&nbsp;&nbsp; seve ral&nbsp; museums,&nbsp; historic&nbsp; sites&nbsp; and&nbsp; Office&nbsp; of&nbsp; Archaeological&nbsp; Studies.&nbsp; The&nbsp; Foundation&rsquo;s&nbsp; mission&nbsp; is&nbsp;&nbsp; to&nbsp; support&nbsp; the&nbsp; Museum&nbsp; of&nbsp; New&nbsp; Mexico&nbsp; system&nbsp; through&nbsp; fund&nbsp; development&nbsp; for&nbsp; exhibitions&nbsp; and&nbsp;&nbsp; education&nbsp; programs,&nbsp; financial&nbsp; management&nbsp; and&nbsp; advocacy</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:29:03 +0000 Charles W. Hutson - Edward Thorp Gallery - January 22nd, 2015 - February 28th, 2015 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:11:16 +0000 Hugo McCloud - Sean Kelly Gallery - January 30th, 2015 - March 14th, 2015 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:36:21 +0000 Alec Soth - Sean Kelly Gallery - January 30th, 2015 - March 14th, 2015 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:36:13 +0000 LICArtists Inc. - Atlantic Gallery - January 5th, 2015 - January 17th, 2015 <p>"Over The Bridge"is a group exhibition featuring the works of 39 Queens-based artists, all of whom are members of LICArtist, Inc. The show opens January 5, 2015 at Atlantic Gallery. A reception for the artists will be held on Thursday, January 8, from 5-8pm. An informal Art Talk event will be held Thursday, January 10th, from 2-5pm to meet the artists, who will introduce themselves and discuss their works and the new growing art scene in Long Island City, with those attending. In addition, a continuous digital slide show will provide a brief tour of some of the art venues in Long Island City. A closing reception will be held Saturday, January 17, from 2-5. All events are free and open to the public.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The artists in OVER THE BRIDGE include painters, sculptors and graphic artists, all of whom have their studios and residences in Queens:</strong> Linda Arnold, Virginia Asman, Michele Bonelli, Yanka Cantor, Ann Cofta, Marilee Cooper, James Corporan, Carol Crawford,&nbsp; Salvador Espinoza, Paul Farinacci, Kathy Ferguson, Nancy Gesimondo, Tamar Hirschl, Mary Horowitz, Deborah Julian, Michele Krauss, Eric Lawrence, Alice Lipping, Stephanie Liu, Robert Lobe, Nancy Macina, Ellen Mandelbaum, &nbsp;Jean-Marie Guyaux, Glenn Marlowe, Kristen Martin, Jean Ostrow, Michelle O&rsquo;Connell, Suzanne Pemberton, Mary Pinto, Leonora Retsas, Selva Sanjines, Claudia Schellenberg, Elinore Schnurr, Maria Spector, Max Tzinman, Marjorie Van Cura, Mark Venaglia, Masha Volkova, and William Zehngut.</p> <p><strong>Atlantic Gallery Hours</strong> during this special show are Mondays-Saturdays 12-6 pm; with extended hours on Thursdays 6-9 pm. &nbsp;&nbsp;Works and biographies of the members of LICARTISTS, INC. can be seen on their website, <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:19:53 +0000 RESPOND, Smack Mellon Open Call - Smack Mellon - January 17th, 2015 - February 22nd, 2015 <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="td1" valign="top"> <p class="p3">Due to time and space limitations, we are only able to consider a single submission from each artist. Because this is an unusual exhibition with many public events, we are unable to insure artworks exhibited in the gallery.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"><strong>Event Proposal Guidelines</strong></p> <p class="p3">We would like to provide Smack Mellon's 5,000 square foot gallery space to be used by community organizers, activists, artists, and communities to organize, collaborate, and act.</p> <p class="p3">We invite members of the community to submit proposals that will:&nbsp;</p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li3">Provide concrete resources to help adults and youth to participate in the community and political response to the epidemic of police violence against black men</li> <li class="li3">Empower young people to engage in the political process through conversation, creation, and protest</li> <li class="li3">Create cross-generational and cross-community connections that extend beyond the art world and facilitate enduring collaborations</li> </ul> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="td1" valign="top"> <p class="p1"><strong>An opportunity to&nbsp;</strong><a href=";c=lVHJWxRwWzYiCtAsIGehgOBWjQAOt_YgZY6o6fzwvX8M60P_bJYdVw==&amp;ch=w3c0EykWuqqUy4aWuYJo9z4GYvXwukCxEy3QzNKqzEYp1xnvCYz54g==" rel="nofollow"><strong>RESPOND</strong></a><strong>: Smack Mellon Open Call</strong></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;After hearing about the grand jury's decision to not indict Daniel Pantaleo, Smack Mellon has postponed a planned exhibition* in order to respond to the continued failure of the United States to protect its black citizens from police discrimination and violence. In order to channel our outrage into actions that can facilitate systemic change, Smack Mellon's gallery space will be used to present events, performances and artworks that address the institutional racism that allows for the police to murder black men.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;The exhibition dates for RESPOND are January 17- February 22, 2015.</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;Smack Mellon's&nbsp;<a href=";c=lVHJWxRwWzYiCtAsIGehgOBWjQAOt_YgZY6o6fzwvX8M60P_bJYdVw==&amp;ch=w3c0EykWuqqUy4aWuYJo9z4GYvXwukCxEy3QzNKqzEYp1xnvCYz54g==" rel="nofollow">current Studio Artists</a>&nbsp;Esteban del Valle, Molly Dilworth, Oasa DuVerney, Ira Eduardovna, Steffani Jemison, and Dread Scott will work with Smack Mellon staff as lead organizers. &nbsp;</p> <p class="p3">We hope you will join us in sending this important message about injustice from the artistic community out to a broader public. &nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">RESPOND:&nbsp;<strong>Exhibition information:</strong></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;RESPOND is a powerful and diverse collection of curated artworks, artifacts, objects, performances, and public programs that respond to the context of police violence. Artists working at all levels and in all media are invited to apply for inclusion in the group exhibition. We hope to provide an exhibition opportunity that enables emerging artists, established artists, and young people to share their work side-by-side. &nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;All submissions will be reviewed in the order that they are received. The submission deadline is Sunday, December 28, but artists are encouraged to submit as soon as possible for full consideration.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3">Artists selected for inclusion in the group exhibition will be notified Friday, January 2. Artwork must be received at the gallery between January 3 and January 7. We recommend that artists hand-deliver the work between 12pm and 6pm, January 3-7. Artwork can be shipped to the gallery, but Smack Mellon is unable to cover shipping or return shipping costs.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;<strong>Artwork Guidelines:</strong></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li3">Two-dimensional work will be hung salon-style. Artwork may be in any size and any medium. Artwork must be exhibition-ready with hanging hardware. Smack Mellon is unable to frame any artworks for the exhibition.</li> <li class="li3">Three-dimensional works, including sculptures, artifacts, objects, and artist books, will be accepted.</li> <li class="li3">Video submissions will be accepted. Video works by multiple artists will be looped on a single monitor.</li> <li class="li3">Performance submissions are accepted. Performances must be submitted as video documentation of past work. In the image script, clarify that the video is meant as a performance proposal (and not a self-contained video artwork).</li> </ul> <p class="p3">This is a large exhibition with limited space, and our goal is to include a large and diverse group of artists. Accordingly, size will be considered when evaluating your work. Video works that are shorter than 8 minutes will receive the strongest consideration.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="p3">&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:55:24 +0000 Eva Lewarne - Jadite Galleries - May 12th, 2008 - May 31st, 2008 <p>Solo Exhibition called SILENCE...</p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:14:33 +0000 Walead Beshty, Sarah Crowner, Abraham Cruzvillegas, N. Dash, John Houck, Koo Jeong-A, Kris Martin, Amalia Pica, Hank Willis Thomas - The Jewish Museum - March 13th, 2015 - August 9th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">The notions of Difference and Repetition have been part of philosophy and art practices for thousands of years. Artists have commonly employed repetition&mdash;the creation of artworks in series or the making of multiples and copies&mdash;in their work for a variety of reasons, ranging from the commercial to the subversive. Yet, crucial differences are often embedded within the process of iteration. <em>Repetition and Difference</em> brings together objects from the Museum&rsquo;s collection and works by contemporary artists that examine how differences and derivations can reveal significant meaning and who have consistently returned to ideas of repetition and difference as a means of exploring its formal possibilities and social implications. The exhibition is titled after Gilles Deleuze&rsquo;s seminal text <em>Difference and Repetition</em>, first published in French in 1968, a landmark book that fundamentally questioned concepts of identity and representation to propose how multiplicity replaces the ideas of essence, substance and possibility.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Repetition and Difference</em>&nbsp;historic works:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Hanukkah Lamps<br /> Marriage Contracts<br /> Mezuzah Cases<br /> Pillar Figurines<br /> Skullcaps<br /> Spice Containers<br /> Torah Binders<br /> Tyrian Shekels</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Repetition and Difference</em>&nbsp;is curated by Susan L. Braunstein, Henry J. Leir Curator, and Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, with the assistance of Daniel S. Palmer, Leon Levy Assistant Curator.</p> <h5 style="text-align: justify;"><em>Repetition and Difference</em>&nbsp;is generously supported by the Barbara S. Horowitz Contemporary Art Fund, the Jewish Museum Centennial Exhibition Fund, and the Joan Rosenbaum Exhibition Fund.</h5> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:51:25 +0000 Matt Chambers - Zach Feuer Gallery (LFL) - January 6th, 2015 - February 7th, 2015 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:43:25 +0000 Brad Troemel - Zach Feuer Gallery (LFL) - February 12th, 2015 - March 14th, 2015 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:43:23 +0000 JUANLI CARRION - Y Gallery - January 6th, 2015 - February 3rd, 2015 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:36:19 +0000 - Storefront for Art and Architecture - December 18th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">An evening of collaborative improvisations and solo intercessions performed by a group of sound artists, programmers and musicians form the New York&nbsp;Supercollider&nbsp;Meetup. From ethereal to cacophonous, expect the gamut of textural and tonal explorations of this unique sonic structure comprised of 8 audio channels running through 10 transducers resonating into "Situation NY," Jana Winderen and Marc Fornes/THEVERYMANY's site-specific installation.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Supercollider</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The New York&nbsp;Supercollider&nbsp;Meetup is a monthly forum for learning and collaboration around music and sound art created using the&nbsp;Supercollider&nbsp;programming language. The group has been meeting for about 4 years, and is made up of sound artists, programmers, musicians and producers of various backgrounds. Anyone interested in&nbsp;Supercollider&nbsp;is welcome to join our group, from beginners to experienced practitioners.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Participants&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Daniel Palkowski</strong> has been a New York based composer and performer since 1976. He has created content for Voyager, MacMillan Digital, Disney and Harper Collins among others. Performances worldwide. He has a CD, Electria (available wherever digital downloads are sold), and a vinyl, Asterism (1985). He has been a video and audio specialist at Ernst &amp; Young since 1997, and composer/sound designer for the online Snidetv video series. His compositions regularly appear in concerts by Composers Concordance, and the International Street Cannibals.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Dave Britton</strong> is a neuroscientist working on brain-computer interfacing. In the past he has been CTO of Internet companies and developed business applications software. He collaborates with visual artist Jack Ox on the Virtual Color Organ project. He plays flute in Irish traditional music sessions, and plays shakuhachi for personal meditation. His current SuperCollider programming project uses his EEG brainwaves to interactively create music in real-time performance accompanying his playing acoustic wind instruments.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>David Reeder</strong> is a media arts software developer who combines software design with music composition, sound invention and inter-media installations. He is co-organizer of NYC SuperCollider and author of Dansemuse, an effective, lightweight, easily configurable software library that translates movement into Open Sound Control messages. As a musician, David has performed at the Darmstadt Internationale Ferienkurse f&uuml;r Neue Musik and in New York including the Brooklyn College International Electro-Acoustic Music Festival. His compositions have been performed in cities around the US.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Nicholas Colvin</strong> is a musician, technologist and hacker, co-organizer of NYC Supercollider and Monthly Music Hackathon NYC. He is a percussionist as well as computer musician and synthesist, and performs with Gamelan Kusuma Laras at the Indonesian Consulate. In computer music, his primary focus is algorithmic composition and real-time improvisation using novel digital music interfaces.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About the installation: Situation NY</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Reflecting on the contemporary conditions emerging between the digital and the physical realms, the collaboration of Winderen and Fornes collapses sound, light and form in an object with intrinsic sensorial behaviors, inviting visitors to question the properties of matter and the built environment surrounding us. The installation is a vibrating sound experiment that aims to transform the architecture into animated sensible form. Conceived as a sound object that absorbs and contrasts the site specificity of the Storefront Gallery with abstract, spatial, formal and acoustic variations and compositions,&nbsp;<em>Situation NY</em>&nbsp;raises questions about context, sensorial readings, estrangement and the uncanny tangentially resonating with contemporary debates around the ontology of objects.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong> <em>SITUATION NY</em> </strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">by Jana Winderen and Marc Fornes /&nbsp;THEVERYMANY</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong> <br /> </strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Fabrication by</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">bengal.fierro</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Commissioned by&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Storefront for Art and Architecture</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>With the support of&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Robert Rauschenberg Foundation</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">More infomation <a href=";p=&amp;e=661" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:45:24 +0000 Yael Bartana - Petzel Gallery - January 8th, 2015 - February 14th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Petzel Gallery is pleased to announce a new exhibition by Israeli artist Yael Bartana. The show will mark the New York debut of her latest two films: <em>Inferno</em> and <em>True Finn</em>. This will be the gallery&rsquo;s second solo show with the artist. <br /> <br /> In <em>Inferno</em>, Yael Bartana films the inauguration of a grand temple, the destruction of it, and the worship of its debris. The starting point is the construction of a replica of Solomon&rsquo;s Temple in S&atilde;o Paulo by an evangelical neo-Pentecostal church called the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG). The temple is built with stones imported from Israel as the UCKG intends to bring part of the Holy Land to S&atilde;o Paulo, thus inverting the traditional path taken by pilgrims who would leave Brazil for the Holy Land. <br /> <br /> The film&rsquo;s conflation of place, history, and belief allows Bartana to weave connections between the complex realities of S&atilde;o Paulo and Jerusalem. Shot and edited with stylistic references to Hollywood action epics, her film employs what she refers to as &ldquo;historical pre-enactment,&rdquo; a methodology that commingles fact and fiction, and prophesies and histories. Using this powerful cinematic language, <em>Inferno</em> combines histories of antiquity in the Middle East with Brazil&rsquo;s contemporary hybrid culture. The film addresses the grandiose temple project through a vision of its future destruction. <br /> <br /> In contrast to <em>Inferno</em>&rsquo;s rich pageantry, stylized costuming, and abundant reference toward Hollywood blockbusters, True Finn is a documentary style film asking eight people from Finland one simple question &ndash; who is a true Finn? Invited by and working in connection with Finland&rsquo;s Pro Arte Foundation, Bartana&rsquo;s objective with <em>True Finn</em> was to create and record a utopian moment that would yield an answer to this question.<br /> <br /> As a result of an open call, eight Finnish-residents came to live together for seven days in a house in the countryside. The condition was that each person had a different ethnic, religious, and political background. Life, discussions, and specifically designed assignments were filmed, with the edited material forming the core of the artwork. <br /> <br /> <em>True Finn</em> probes questions about identity, nationhood, and belonging. These themes have always been central to Bartana&rsquo;s practice: how does national identity operate as a means of inclusion and exclusion? What happens when these people live together for a week with the sole purpose to re-define Finnishness, their own selves, and their relationship to others? What are we talking about when we talk about national identity? Can an immigrant truly shed their identity?<br /> <br /> Yael Bartana (1970, Kfar-Yehezkel, Israel) studied at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem; the School of Visual Arts, New York; and the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. Her solo exhibitions include the Moderna Museet, Malm&ouml;; PS1/MoMA, New York; The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; the Kunstverein Hamburg; and Secession, Vienna, among others. In 2011, she represented Poland for the 54th edition of the Venice Biennial where her trilogy, And Europe Will Be Stunned, premiered. Most recently, Bartana&rsquo;s work has been exhibited at the P&eacute;rez Art Museum Miami; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; 2014 Sydney Biennial; Carnegie International; and Sao Paulo Biennial. In the summer of 2015, her work will be presented at The Guggenheim Museum, New York and in the autumn of 2016 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Her artworks are included in numerous public collections, including The Museum of Modern Art in New York; The Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia; The National Gallery of Canada, Ontario; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; and Tate Modern, London.</p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:14:11 +0000 Joyce Pensato - Petzel Gallery - February 19th, 2015 - March 28th, 2015 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:13:26 +0000 - Pavel Zoubok Gallery - January 8th, 2015 - February 7th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">PAVEL ZOUBOK GALLERY invites you to <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Love Songs</em></a>, a solo exhibition of new work by Donna Sharrett, and <em>Sampling</em>, a related group exhibition curated by Dara Meyers-Kingsley. Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, January 8, 2015 from 6-8pm or during the run of the exhibitions, which continues through February 7.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Sampling</em>, a group exhibition organized by independent curator Dara Meyers-Kingsley, is spun from Sharrett's central concepts, materials and techniques presenting works by twelve contemporary artists that riff on mathematical arrangements, recycling of materials and organic processes. The diverse themes and techniques invoked are explored in a variety of media including drawing, photography, sculpture, installation and video.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Like Sharrett, some of the selected artists create collages or assemblages using fabric, thread or yarn as in Lisa Hoke's <em>Mix and Match</em>, 1994/2015 a new work comprised of her young son's shirt sleeves and a thread wall drawing; Elana Herzog's fiber collages from a recent residency at Dieu Donne and Sheila Pepe's <em>From T-7</em>, 2013 a knitted and crocheted sculpture which provides the viewer a moment of repose. Armita Raafat's <em>Untitled</em>, 2012 also integrates fabric into sculptural installations where mathematical and formal properties are privileged. Lineage and story-telling are investigated in Langdon Graves' surreal drawings on the artist's designed wallpaper; Diane Samuels' mixed-media works from her ongoing <em>One Book / One Drawing project</em>; Dario Robleto's totem of jarred spools, The Minor Chords are Ours, 2010 and David Baskin's <em>Figure 74</em>, 2004 fabricated from a chair originally owned by the artist's grandfather. The desire to repair and heal is evident in Nina Katchadourian's <em>Mended Spiderwebs Series</em>, 1998 and Nene Humphrey's mixed-media <em>Mapping Series</em>, 2013. Kysa Johnsons's chalk drawing Blow Up 125 - The Tree of Life, 2009 addresses themes of life and death, while found materials are given new and transcendent form in Paul Villinski's <em>Ghost</em>, 2014.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Dara Meyers-Kingsley has curated numerous exhibitions of contemporary art with a particular focus on interdisciplinary practices. She has organized exhibitions at LA MOCA, MCA Chicago, The New Museum, Andy Warhol Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, the Brooklyn Museum and the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, PA. She has also worked at the Andy Warhol Foundation and served as a panelist for the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts. Meyers-Kingsley is presently the Director of the Muse Scholar Program, a new honors program for undergraduate visual, performing and media artists at Hunter College.</p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:09:54 +0000 Lucy Skaer - Peter Freeman, Inc. - January 8th, 2015 - February 21st, 2015 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:09:10 +0000