ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Luisa Rabbia - Peter Blum Gallery - December 11th - February 7th, 2015 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:27:09 +0000 Sebastião Salgado - Yancey Richardson Gallery - December 11th - January 17th, 2015 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:22:27 +0000 Group Show - Whitebox Art Center - December 9th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: center;">Whitebox Art Center presents</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>The Station<br /> </strong>A two hour immersive live installation of sound, light, movement and sculpture</p> <p style="text-align: center;">December 9th | 7pm</p> <p style="text-align: center;">So Young An | Li Cata | Carly Czach | Carlye Eckert | Mandie Erickson | Michael Getmon Robert Duteil | Susan Hayes | Phillip Kim | Thea Little | Rebecca Medina | India Menuez Ross Menuez | Jeremy Pheiffer | Anna Schon | Courtney Surmanek | Seth Tillet</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Link to The Station&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a><br /> Link to The Station&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Indiegogo</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><br /> </strong>New York City &ndash; Whitebox Art Center is pleased to present an&nbsp;on-going collaborative InnerCity Projects by Jo Wood Brown and Miriam Parker.&nbsp;&nbsp;This multi-media installation explores how we form our world through images. The viewer becomes immersed in an interactive painting, integrating reality through the lens of the imagination.&nbsp;The soundscape, as well as the movement of the performers, draw from improvisation to create a unique environment based on each individual inhabiting the space.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">InnerCity Projects is a creative team that brings together installation, dance, video, sculpture and painting. Jo Wood-Brown and Miriam Parker began working together in 2007 with the interest in creating hybrids between visual art and dance as a way of fusing many different ways of seeing.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Station is a live installation that epitomizes the interdisciplinary innovation of both Parker and Wood-Brown. The work distills, morphs and changes as it travels through many media and disciplines. The audience is invited to migrate through the exhibition along set pathways of cement bricks, giving the audience a performative, participatory role.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Each viewer&rsquo;s experience is shaped further by encounters with performance, image, structure, sound and light.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Curated by Jo Wood-Brown &amp; Miriam Parker</p> <p style="text-align: center;">For information please visit:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a><br /> Link to <a href="" target="_blank">InnerCity Projects Facebook</a><br /> Link to InnerCity Projects&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">vimeo</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">The programs of Whitebox Art Center are made possible in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href=""><img class="align=" src="" alt="Whitebox Art Center DCA sponsor" width="91" height="42" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:20:08 +0000 - Whitebox Art Center - December 6th 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM <p style="text-align: center;">Whitebox Art Center presents</p> <p style="text-align: center;">CRAWL</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;December 6th, 2014 | 5:30 &ndash; 6:30 PM &ndash; Gallery Hour</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Performances | 6:30pm<br /> Featuring performance &ldquo;Infinity Rises&rdquo; by Christine Jaeger<br /> Dance artists Lydia Zimmer and E | N | Z | A (Enza DePalma)<br /> After party event | <a href="" target="_blank">Black Tree Restaurant</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">New York City &ndash; CRAWL introduces a multi-disciplinary arts approach&nbsp;and contemporary dance model to their performance series. Taking place in four distinct venues in various neighborhoods across the city, each production features two emerging choreographers as well as a third artistic act. CRAWL events demonstrate the skill, creativity, and diversity of the emerging generation of artistic work in New York City. &nbsp;Each CRAWL includes an after party event, giving our audiences and artists a chance to meet each other, discuss the work, and build relationships around their communal experience.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The People Movers is a contemporary dance company that creates and performs original works by creative director Kate Ladenheim, (14-15 Leimay Fellow at CAVE). The People Movers&rsquo; work is known for exploring the abstract and inherently performative qualities of the world through complex, athletic movement, steeped in contemporary relevance. Ladenheim founded The People Movers in January 2012 as a platform to explore her choreographic goals and ideas; however, the group&rsquo;s programming has expanded to incorporate arts advocacy and&nbsp;presentation. The People Movers have performed in premier venues across the northeast, and have enjoyed residencies through The Field&rsquo;s Subsidized Block Rehearsal Space Rental Program, White Wave Dance, and with The Ballet and Dance Center in Syracuse, New York. The PeopleMovers have also been commissioned by the Juventas New Music Ensemble.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><a href=""><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-7672" src="" alt="Whitebox Art Center Crawl " width="640" height="160" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">For more information visit:&nbsp;<a style="color: #0066cc;" href="" target="_blank">Ticket information</a>&nbsp;or&nbsp; <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">For more information on <a href="" target="_blank">The People Movers Contemporary Dance</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">People Movers Contemporary Dance Contact:&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">The programs of Whitebox Art Center are made possible in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href=""><img class="align=" src="" alt="Whitebox Art Center DCA sponsor" width="91" height="42" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:19:33 +0000 Sun Xun - Sean Kelly Gallery - December 13th - January 24th, 2015 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:08:56 +0000 Saira Mclaren - Sargent's Daughters - January 9th, 2015 - February 8th, 2015 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:06:47 +0000 Jo Baer, Anne Neukamp, Diane Simpson - Mitchell-Innes & Nash - 26th St. - December 13th - January 24th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Mitchell-Innes &amp; Nash is pleased to present a three-person show with <strong>Jo Baer, Anne Neukamp, and Diane Simpson</strong>. This will be the gallery&rsquo;s first time exhibiting work by these three artists and will include a range of paintings and sculptures from 1978 to the present. The exhibition will be on view from December 13, 2014 through January 24, 2015.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Although their aesthetic practices differ, Baer, Neukamp, and Simpson all produce work that abstracts its original source material in order to create a new visual conversation between forms in space.&nbsp; All three artists borrow and adapt source materials from a range of outlets, which include the common culture of branding, iconography, and figuration. Works such as <em>Latz</em> (2014) depicts Neukamp&rsquo;s ability to create almost vector-like graphics, which oscillate between ambiguous planes of texture, geometry and color.&nbsp; In turn, Baer&rsquo;s paintings reveal wavering forms that entice the viewer to make his or her own visual connections between imagery that seems at once foreign and familiar.&nbsp; Similar to both Neukamp and Baer&rsquo;s paintings, Simpson&rsquo;s approach to sculpture in works like <em>Mesh Bonnet</em> (1992) comparably dismantles an existing form, before reconfiguring it into a new compounded construction.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Cohesively these three artists all pull from the culturally familiar and through various methods of distortion&mdash;cropping, reconstruction, and overlay&mdash;investigate the volatile boundary between abstraction and representation.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Jo Baer</strong><br /> Jo Baer lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands.&nbsp; She has had solo exhibitions at institutions such as Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.&nbsp; Her work has been included in recent group shows at Museum of Contemporary Art Grand Avenue, Los Angeles; The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA; and Korean Biennale, Busan.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Anne Neukamp</strong><br /> Anne Neukamp lives and works in Berlin, Germany.&nbsp; She has had recent solo exhibitions at the Kunstverein Oldenburg and the Mus&eacute;e Wilhelm-Hack-Galerie Rudolf-Sharpf, Ludwigshafen, both in Germany.&nbsp; Her work has been exhibited in group shows at KunstWerke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Centre d&rsquo;art de Guyancourt, Guayancourt; and Fondation Arthena, D&uuml;sseldorf.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Diane Simpson</strong><br /> Diane Simpson lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.&nbsp; Recent solo exhibitions of her work have been mounted at JTT, New York and Corbett vs. Demsey, Chicago.&nbsp; Her work has been included in group shows at the Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and White Columns, New York.</p> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:31:57 +0000 - Matthew Marks Gallery - 526 W. 22nd St. - December 13th - January 10th, 2015 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:45:24 +0000 Juan Muñoz - Marian Goodman Gallery - December 9th - January 31st, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Marian Goodman Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of selected works by Juan Mu&ntilde;oz from 1984-2001 which will open on Tuesday, December 9th and be on view through Saturday, January 31st. The exhibition is curated by Russell Ferguson and will be accompanied by a catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition.<br /> <br /> Three key works by Mu&ntilde;oz will be featured: the sculptural installations <em>Thirteen Laughing at Each Other</em>, 2001, <em>Many Times</em>, 1999 and a <em>Figure Hanging from One Foot</em>, 2001. These will be accompanied by works on paper and early wall sculptures. Including works such as empty or occupied balconies, isolated figures, and those laughing and in conversation, this group of works often puts viewers in an ambiguous position, looking but also seemingly being looked at. The work suggests, as Russell Ferguson writes, <em>&ldquo;the tension between the comfort of the group and the desire for individual autonomy.&rdquo; </em><br /> <br /> Regarded as one of the most important sculptors of his generation, Juan Mu&ntilde;oz was known for his return to the human form in art and for his emphasis on the relationship of sculpture, architecture and the viewer. In sculptures, drawings, &lsquo;conversation pieces&rsquo;, and immersive installations, he often placed the viewer in dramatic relationship to space and objects that were at once architectural and implied narrative or silence, a sense that something had happened or was about to happen. His sources ranged from literature, architecture, mythology, to music, film, theater, poetry. Ever the storyteller, his artistic activity extended to plays for radio and theater, writings and essays. Frequently, Mu&ntilde;oz&rsquo;s sculptural tableaux offer the viewer an experience of physical passage through interior spaces, suggesting a psychological landscape of presence and distance, labyrinths and solitudes, urbanscapes and empty interiors, the collective and the individual. <br /> <br /> <em> &ldquo;I sometimes feel that [some of] my work is about waiting, waiting for something to happen; on the one hand afraid in case it does happen, or even wishing that it had never occurred. It is like keeping a work in that state that we would call desire- keeping it at that level of desire, just holding it there that wish, that uncertainty, keeping the work still just here. Or like watching a door which one day a person might open.&rdquo; </em> <br /> -Juan Mu&ntilde;oz in <em>Monologues and Dialogues</em>, 1997 <br /> <br /> Forthcoming exhibitions in 2015 include a solo exhibition at the Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy curated by Vicente Todol&iacute;, which will open April 9th and run through August 23rd. <br /> <br /> Mu&ntilde;oz&rsquo;s work has also most recently been shown at Turner Contemporary, Kent, UK (2013) and the Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts (2010). Important retrospectives of his work include those at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sof&iacute;a, Madrid (2009), Tate Modern, London and the Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain (2008), the Mus&eacute;e de Grenoble Grenoble (2007), K21 Kunstsammlung, Dusseldorf (2006-2007); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2003), The Art Institute of Chicago (2002), the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston(2003). <br /> <br /> Recent group shows include <em>Manifesta 10</em> at the State Hermitage Museum, Russia (2014), <em>Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950</em> at the Kunsthaus Graz, Austria (2014-2015); <em>Kaboom! Comics in Art</em>, Museum fur moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany (2013); <em>Echoes of Silence</em>, Neon, Athens (2013) and <em>Inside|Out</em>, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky (2012).<br /> <br /> Please join us at the opening reception on Tuesday, December 9th, from 6-8 pm. For further information, please contact the Gallery at: 212 977 7160.</p> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:43:54 +0000 Vahakn Arslanian - Marc Jancou Contemporary - December 10th - January 31st, 2015 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:40:24 +0000 Yasumasa Morimura - Luhring Augustine - Chelsea - December 13th - January 24th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Luhring Augustine is pleased to present <em>Las Meninas Renacen de Noche (Las Meninas Reborn in the Night)</em>, a recent body of photographs by Yasumasa Morimura. In these self-portraits, the artist reimagines Diego Vel&aacute;zquez&rsquo;s 1656 Las Meninas by assuming the role of each character in the renowned work. Morimura photographed Vel&aacute;zquez&rsquo;s painting in situ at the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, using the museum as a stage for his study. <br /> <br /> In his exploration of <em>Las Meninas</em>, Morimura creates new narratives by altering the positioning of the subjects both in the original composition and in the visual space of the museum. The artist first used imagery from Vel&aacute;zquez in 1990, when he impersonated Princess Margarita, or &ldquo;The Infanta,&rdquo; a portrait that appears in one photograph from this new series. In addition to the eleven personalities he assumes from <em>Las Meninas</em>, for the first time Morimura portrays himself, undisguised, as the artist. In his reconsideration of this iconic painting, Morimura further investigates the questions that Vel&aacute;zquez posed in regard to perspective, authorship, and identity. <br /> <br /> Morimura has been working as a conceptual photographer and filmmaker for more than three decades. Through extensive use of props, costumes, makeup, and digital manipulation, the artist masterfully transforms himself into recognizable subjects, often from the Western cultural canon. Morimura has based works on seminal paintings by Frida Kahlo, Vincent Van Gogh, and &Eacute;douard Manet, and he also uses images culled from historical materials, mass media, and popular culture in his practice. His reinvention of iconic photographs and art historical masterpieces challenges the viewer&rsquo;s common associations with the subjects while also commenting on Japan's complex relationship with and absorption of Western culture. <br /> <br /> Yasumasa Morimura was born in 1951 in Osaka, Japan, where he currently lives and works. Solo exhibitions of Morimura&rsquo;s work were presented in 2013 at The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, the Hara Museum, Tokyo, and the Shiseido Gallery in Tokyo, where <em>Las Meninas Renacen de Noche</em> debuted. The artist also recently served as the Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed 2014 Yokohama Triennale. Morimura's work is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh.</p> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:37:20 +0000 Maira Kalman - Julie Saul Gallery - December 13th - February 8th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Reception and booksigning, Saturday, December 13, 3-6 pm</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We are pleased to announce a solo exhibition in the project gallery of selected gouache paintings by Maira Kalman in conjunction with her curated show <em>Maira Selects</em>, an inaugural exhibition at the newly renovated Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, opening to the public on Friday, December 12. Kalman&rsquo;s two new books, <em>My Favorite Things</em> and <em>Ah-Ha to Zig-Zag</em>, based on the Cooper Hewitt show and collection, will be available at the opening for sale and signing.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As a narrative and pictorial exploration of significant objects chosen from the Cooper Hewitt&rsquo;s collection, Kalman brings together objects such as teapots, illustrated books, porcelain figures of ballet dancers and President Abraham Lincoln&rsquo;s gold pocket watch. Kalman is best known for her distinctive take on modern life. Here, she explores the human condition, presenting objects that create a picture of daily life as she sees it and lives it. The disparate elements, she says, are bound together by sheer luck: &ldquo;These objects might be on a sidewalk or in a museum, but all seem to be equally brave to survive&mdash;which is how I also feel about people.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kalman has authored over thirty books for both children and adults, and has designed theatrical sets, painted murals, created embroideries and performed in musical events. In 2010 the ICA in Philadelphia organized a survey of her work which traveled to three additional museums including The Jewish Museum in New York. In 2014 the Frist Museum in Nashville exhibited the gouache paintings from her illustrated <em>The Elements of Style</em> in their entirety for the first time.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Recent Press<br /> <a href="" target="_blank">The Atlantic</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Herald Scotland</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">The Daily Beast</a></p> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:32:07 +0000 Reinier Gerritsen - Julie Saul Gallery - December 13th - February 8th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Reception and book signing, Saturday, December 13, 3-6 pm</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Conversation between Gerritsen and Ren&eacute; Put, designer, Tuesday, December, 9, 6:30 pm at the Aperture Gallery and Bookstore</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Julie Saul Gallery is pleased to announce our first solo exhibition with Dutch photographer Reinier Gerritsen in conjunction with the new Aperture publication The Last Book. For almost a decade Gerritsen has been working in the New York City subways. Here he explores the act of reading as it occurs in public spaces the cramped and jostled environment of a subway car. It began as a series of modest observations and transformed into a collection of vivid documentary portraits, set against a visual landscape of best sellers, classics, romance novels, detective thrillers and every kind of printed book, as diverse as the readers. Conceived as an elegy to the end of bound books, in a positive twist it has now become evident that people are moving away from electronic reading devices and that the printed book is alive and well!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Gerritsen records through a burst of exposures, capturing many images in rapid succession. Next he uses Photoshop to recombine the figures, selecting each individual&rsquo;s expression and gesture. The diversity of age, gender, ethnicity and of course reading selections, is spectacularly broad. Ultimately, it is the individual portraits which form the group that make Gerritsen a great documentarian of humanity. The shallow space, sharp focus, gestures and grimaces and jewel like color in his photographs bring to mind his 15th century Dutch predecessors such as Quentin Matsys. In addition to his standard format of wide color prints he has interspersed throughout the book black and white individual &ldquo;studies&rdquo; of readers. An entire index of the books being read and their ISBN numbers complete the book.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Gerritsen (born Amsterdam, 1950) has been photographing in the public sphere for over twenty years and exhibited widely in Europe. In 1992 he was awarded the prestigious Rijksmusuem commission that resulted in a book and exhibition at the Rijksmuseum. Selections from his book Wall Street Stop (2010) introduced his work to the US in Being American at the SVA Gallery in 2011 and Metro here in spring of 2014. His previous three monographs were published in 1993, 2002, and Wall Street Stop in 2010.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Signed copies of the Aperture publication will be available at the exhibition. <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.</p> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:29:56 +0000 Cary Smith, John Newman - Jeff Bailey Gallery - January 24th, 2015 - March 8th, 2015 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:26:13 +0000 Evie Falci, Robert Otto Epstein - Jeff Bailey Gallery - January 24th, 2015 - March 8th, 2015 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:26:11 +0000 Victoria Gitman - Garth Greenan Gallery - January 6th, 2015 - February 7th, 2015 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:21:48 +0000