ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Group Show - Front Room Gallery - February 12th - February 18th <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong><em>901 - MILES FROM NORMAL</em></strong></p> <p><strong>George Barecca</strong><strong>, </strong><strong>Sam Buchanan</strong><strong>, </strong><strong>Lexie Bragg, Megan Coonelly, CJ Davis, Emma Farber, Chris Hagen, m. jo hart, Gina Hunt, Venise Keys, Jeremy Lampe, Laura Newman, Krista G Profitt, Stoney Sasser, Dylan Welch, Micah Zavacky</strong></p> <p><strong>February 12th - 15th, 2015</strong></p> <p><strong>Opening Reception: Thursday, February 12th, 7-9pm</strong></p> <p><strong>Viewing hours: Fri-Sun 1-6 and by appointment</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>&ldquo;901 - MILES FROM NORMAL&rdquo;</strong> features a selection of works by promising MFA students from Illinois State University&rsquo;s School of Art. <strong>901</strong> is the number of miles between New York City and Normal, Illinois, where the University is located. Included are distinctive works from the realms of painting, installation, photography, ceramics, glass and prints.&nbsp; This exhibition marks the first time the artists have exhibited in NYC and it offers them a chance to receive critical response to their artwork.</p> <p><strong>George Barreca</strong> draws with slabs of clay that are spontaneously cut and attached to construct functional pots. This direct way of working and his application of loosely brushed, lush colors allow for improvisation and captures a sense of immediacy.</p> <p>Capturing elaborately staged narratives, <strong>Lexie Bragg</strong> examines the in-between moments of our lives; how our stories happen even when we aren&rsquo;t ready, and the human need for reason and story telling.</p> <p><strong>Sam Buchanan</strong><strong>&rsquo;</strong><strong>s</strong> manipulated paper wall pieces explore the dynamics of neglect and repair, harm and amendment. This exploration manifests in several ways: as woven sheets of previously cut and sagging paper; as stoppers in a broken surface; as padded and stuffed paper.</p> <p>Relying on childhood images as means for a self-portraiture, <strong>Megan Coonelly</strong> recalls the awkwardness of childhood and adolescence. Through her manipulation of paint, the desire to form an identity becomes warped and unidentifiable.</p> <p>Continuing a long-standing interest in labor and its various levels of intersectionality, <strong>CJ Davis'</strong> photographs investigate the role of women's employment in the service and care industries. Through the lens of gender, she is looking to create images that explore the feminized nature of these fields while giving voice to the diversity of real-world worker experiences.</p> <p><strong>Emma Farber's</strong> approach to contemporary abstraction involves passages culled from autobiographical moments captured in acrylic and oil paint. Her ideas include shifts in visual and mental perception and space as it exists in regard to mood/human emotion.</p> <p><strong>Chris </strong><strong>Hagen's</strong> prints and experimental books act upon a range of communal expectations to explore how we take the world in, how we share it with others, how we try to hold on to fleeting aspects of it, and how we reconsider them in hindsight.</p> <p><strong>m. jo hart</strong> creates female figures out of clay which depict ordinary moments that occur throughout the day.&nbsp; Her objective is to translate the mundane moments of everyday life into quiet, thought-provoking work.&nbsp;</p> <p>An obsessive fascination with impermanent phenomena is manifest materially in <strong>Gina Hunt&rsquo;s </strong>paintings that explore color and light with sprayed paint on cut canvas. Hunt offers simultaneous experiences based in interwoven patterns and color.</p> <p>Each of <strong>Venise Keys&rsquo;s</strong> paintings is more determined than the last to capture the emotion of the black female experience and challenge how abstraction can communicate blackness. Her paintings do not contain power fists, Afros, or black bodies but they are about all of those things.</p> <p><strong>Jeremy Lampe's</strong> glass sculptures are dynamic animated works that reference movement and dichotomies between people and their surroundings. He wants to reveal evidence that the works were soft and malleable before the annealing process as a way of showcasing the unique characteristics of glass.</p> <p>By combining steel and raw, cracked, fired clay, <strong>Laura Newman</strong> makes abstract sculptures that draw conceptual focus from the ways these materials work together to create forms that are both strong and fragile. This contrast can be related to many things in our modern society, ranging from the construction and eventual decline of cities, to expectations of gender roles.</p> <p>The relationships that people form, whether new or long standing, are the focus of <strong>Krista G Profitt&rsquo;s</strong> oil on canvas paintings. Those relationships are played out within the&nbsp;act of painting, which becomes a narrative of her personal connection to the canvas. </p> <p><strong>Stoney Sasser</strong> builds playful,&nbsp;surreal and celebratory installations, which mimic biological forms commonly manifested through the material spinoffs of human commerce and production. She uses materials like&nbsp;fabric, foam, yarn, plaster, acrylic and caulk to invite you into her imaginative world of theatrics and intrigue.</p> <p>Is it possible for a distinct material object to simultaneously have more than one kind of physical identity? With a collection of surrealist meditations on time and space, Oakland artist <strong>Dylan Welch</strong> contemplates this question and in the process creates her own science of whimsy.</p> <p>Through direct observation and memory, <strong>Micah Zavacky</strong> creates prints that refer to the landscape. He uses the landscape as a foundation for his perceptual exploration of his subject matter, and his response to an image as it develops.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Front Room Gallery is located at 147 Roebling Street in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Gallery hours are Friday-Sunday 1-6PM and by appointment. Press contact: Daniel Aycock 718-782-2556</p> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:50:29 +0000 - The New York Hall of Science - November 7th, 2014 - February 22nd <p style="text-align: justify;">View the winning images of the 40th annual <a href="" target="_blank">Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition.</a> First prize was awarded to veteran competitor Rogelio Moreno of Panama for capturing a rarely seen image of a rotifer&rsquo;s open mouth interior and heart-shaped corona. A computer system programmer by occupation, Moreno is a self-taught microscopist whose photomicrograph serves to show just how close the beauty and wonder of the micro-world truly is &ndash; not just for scientists, but anyone willing to open their eyes and look for it. Moreno is recognized along with other winners from around the world for excellence in photomicrography. Winners from Italy, the United States, Austria, Spain and Australia also ranked in the top ten, for exceptional images selected based on both artistic quality and masterful scientific technique.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:41:11 +0000 - The New York Hall of Science - March 26th - May 31st <p style="text-align: justify;">This art exhibit brings together 20 visualizations representing networks in topics as diverse as refugee migration flows, Chinese political connections and subway and bike sharing systems. The authors are representative of top visualization groups around the world who are producing some of the most innovative work in this field. In addition to the compelling graphical visualizations, visitors will be able to manipulate the data in selected projects through a technology interface. The exhibit is being displayed in connection with the<a title="CompleNet: 6th Workshop on Complex Networks" href="" target="_blank"> 6th Annual CompleNet Conference</a>.</p> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:39:54 +0000 - The Morgan Library & Museum - May 29th - September 20th <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p style="text-align: justify;">About 1474 something never seen in print before rolled off the press: the English language. William Caxton, an English merchant and diplomat, had recently learned of the new technology of print invented by Johann Gutenberg twenty years before, and Caxton capitalized on the commercial opportunity offered by this revolutionary invention. William Caxton and the Birth of English Printing celebrates this foundational moment in the history of English literature and language. Caxton published key works of English literature, such as Chaucer and Malory, as well as short religious and didactic texts, many of which he translated from French or Latin. Through his publishing activity, Caxton also helped to stabilize the English language by promoting a single dialect, and through print this dialect became more prevalent and helped to form the basis of our modern language.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As artifacts of nationalistic importance, Caxton imprints have been choice prizes for collectors since the 18th century. Pierpont Morgan favored Caxton over Gutenberg as a founder of printing and strove to acquire a premiere collection of his work. The Morgan has the third largest collection of Caxtons in the world, preserved for their literary, linguistic, and historical significance.</p> </div> </div> </div> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:50:20 +0000 Emmet Gowin - The Morgan Library & Museum - May 22nd - September 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">For this, his first-ever solo museum exhibition in New York, Emmet Gowin works as both artist and curator, discovering affinities between the five decades of his art and objects from every department at the Morgan. Approximately 50 works from the vaults of the Morgan&hellip;includings drawings, books, and music manuscripts&hellip;appear in groups that alternate with sequences of photographs by the artist, which range in date from 1963 to the present. They include searching portraits of Gowin&rsquo;s wife, Edith, and her extended family; &ldquo;working landscapes&rdquo; where nature and humanity have shaped one another for centuries, and aerial views of sites altered by catastrophes both historic (nuclear testing, large-scale agribusiness) and natural (Mount St. Helens).</p> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:48:55 +0000 - The Morgan Library & Museum - January 13th - May 10th <p style="text-align: justify;">The Morgan is home to some of the world's greatest collections of medieval manuscripts, printed books and bindings, literary manuscripts, private letters and correspondence, and original music. <em>Treasures from the Vault,</em> an ongoing exhibition series, features works drawn from these diverse collections in the sumptuous setting of Pierpont Morgan's 1906 Library.</p> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:21:30 +0000 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - April 17th 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p>Draw inspiration from original works of art. Join talented art instructors in the galleries for informal sketching fun. Materials are provided, but you may bring your own sketchbook; pencils only. Instruction provided every thirty minutes. Come and go as you like between each session. <em>Open to visitors of all ages.</em></p> <p>This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition <em><a href="" target="_blank">Discovering Japanese Art: American Collectors and the Met</a></em>.</p> <p>This event is part of MetFridays: New York's Night Out.</p> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:18:45 +0000 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - April 10th 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Join leading curators, art historians, and other specialists for lectures related to the Museum's exhibitions and collections. Today's speakers are Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere, IFAC Handa Curator of Japanese Art, The British Museum, and Monika Bincsik, Assistant Curator, Department of Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Presented in conjunction with the exhibition <em><a href="" target="_blank">Discovering Japanese Art: American Collectors and the Met</a></em>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This lecture is made possible by the Lee + Dollard Families Endowment Fund.</p> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:17:28 +0000 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - February 14th - September 27th <p style="text-align: justify;">The 2015 centennial of the <a href="" target="_blank">Department of Asian Art</a> offers an ideal opportunity to explore the history of the Museum's collection of Japanese art. Showcasing more than two hundred masterworks of every medium, this exhibition will tell the story of how the Museum built its comprehensive collection of Japanese art beginning in the early 1880s, when it owned just a small, eclectic array of Japanese decorative arts.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Works on view include the world-renowned Great Wave by Hokusai and brilliantly colored screen paintings such as <em>Irises at Yatsuhashi</em> by Ogata Kōrin and <em>Morning Glories</em> by Suzuki Kiitsu. For the first time in over a decade, magnificent sliding-door paintings that once belonged to the Zen temple Ryōanji in Kyoto will be on display. Spanning ancient to modern times, the exhibition will explore the trends that shaped art collecting and the reception of Japanese art in the United States. Moreover, it will shed light on key American collectors and curators whose passion for Japanese art helped the Museum build its world-class collection.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is made possible by The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Foundation Fund.</p> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:13:01 +0000 Linnaeus Tripe - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - February 24th - May 25th <p style="text-align: justify;">This is the first major traveling exhibition devoted to the British photographer Captain Linnaeus Tripe (1822&ndash;1902). Between 1854 and 1860, Tripe produced an unprecedented series of photographs documenting the landscape and cultural artifacts of south India and Burma (now the Republic of Myanmar). With few models to follow, he developed a professional practice under the auspices of the British East India Company, the commercial enterprise governing the region as Great Britain's imperial agent. As an officer in the British army, he traveled with diplomatic expeditions, creating a visual inventory of celebrated archaeological sites and monuments, religious and secular buildings&mdash;some now destroyed&mdash;as well as geological formations and scenic vistas. His training as a military surveyor, where the choice of viewpoint and careful attention to visual details were essential, gave his photographs a striking aesthetic rigor that distinguishes them from the picturesque travel views characteristic of the period.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition of approximately sixty photographs traces Tripe's work from his earliest images made in England (1852&ndash;1854), to those created on expeditions to the south Indian kingdom of Mysore (1854), to Burma (1855), and again to south India (1857&ndash;1858). Using large-format wax paper negatives, he achieved remarkably consistent results despite the south Asian heat and humidity, which posed constant challenges to photographic chemistry. The comprehensive scope of his work offered its British audience a virtual tour through a foreign landscape, rendering it knowable and preserving sites already bearing traces of colonial rule.</p> <div id="phcontent_0_phfullwidthcontent_0_sponsorDivTag" class="content-container sponsors"> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is made possible by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.</p> </div> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:10:36 +0000 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - March 9th - May 10th <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition will unite Plains Indian masterworks found in European and North American collections, from pre-contact to contemporary, ranging from a two-thousand-year-old human-effigy stone pipe to contemporary paintings, photographs, and a video-installation piece. Works of art collected centuries ago by French traders and travelers will be seen together with those acquired by Lewis and Clark on their famous expedition of 1804&ndash;06, along with objects from the early reservation period and recent works created in dialogue with traditional forms and ideas.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The distinct Plains aesthetic&mdash;singular, ephemeral, and materially rich&mdash;will be revealed through an array of forms and media: painting and drawing; sculptural works in stone, wood, antler, and shell; porcupine-quill and glass-bead embroidery; feather work; painted robes depicting figures and geometric shapes; richly ornamented clothing; composite works; and ceremonial objects. Many nations, including Osage, Quapaw, Omaha, Crow, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Lakota, Blackfeet, Pawnee, Kiowa, Comanche, and Meskwaki will be represented.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Accompanied by a catalogue and an <a href="" target="_blank">Audio Guide</a></p> <div id="phcontent_0_phfullwidthcontent_0_sponsorDivTag" class="content-container sponsors"> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is made possible by the Enterprise Holdings Endowment and the Diane W. and James E. Burke Fund.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It was organized by the Mus&eacute;e du quai Branly, Paris, in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and in partnership with The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City.</p> </div> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:08:26 +0000 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - April 6th - October 4th <p style="text-align: justify;">Nicolas M. Salgo (1915&ndash;2005), a Hungarian native and former United States ambassador to Budapest, was fascinated by the art of the goldsmith in Hungarian culture and formed his own "treasury" by collecting pieces that are individual and unique. This exhibition will celebrate the gift to the Metropolitan Museum of the major part of the silver collection assembled by this focused collector over three decades.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This large collection of silver&mdash;about 120 pieces, most dating from the fifteenth to the late eighteenth century&mdash;comprises a variety of types with especially refined appearance and high levels of craftsmanship, representing Hungarian silver at its best. The earliest works in the Salgo Collection are two rare medieval chalices ornamented with colorful filigree enamel. The intriguing shapes, inventive decoration, and historical importance of the objects&mdash;products of once-prosperous local aristocratic dynasties&mdash;make this ensemble exceptional. As a result of this generous gift, the Metropolitan Museum is now the only museum outside Hungary to possess such an array of sumptuous goldsmiths' work from the region.</p> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:06:43 +0000 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - April 20th - July 26th <p style="text-align: justify;">The Deccan plateau of south-central India was home to a succession of highly cultured Muslim kingdoms with a rich artistic heritage. Under their patronage in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, foreign influences&mdash;notably from Iran, Turkey, eastern Africa, and Europe&mdash;combined with ancient and prevailing Indian traditions to create a distinctive Indo-Islamic art and culture.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition will bring together some 165 of the finest works from major international, private, and royal collections. Featuring many remarkable loans from India, the exhibition&mdash;which is the most comprehensive museum presentation on this subject to date&mdash;will explore the unmistakable character of classical Deccani art in various media: poetic lyricism in painting, lively creations in metalwork, and a distinguished tradition of textile production.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Accompanied by a catalogue and an <a href="" target="_blank">Audio Guide</a></p> <div id="phcontent_0_phfullwidthcontent_0_sponsorDivTag" class="content-container sponsors"> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is made possible by the Gail and Parker Gilbert Fund, the Placido Arango Fund, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky. It is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The catalogue is made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and the Doris Duke Fund for Publications.</p> </div> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:05:04 +0000 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - May 7th - August 16th <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition, presented in the Museum's Chinese Galleries and Anna Wintour Costume Center, will explore how China has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries, resulting in highly creative distortions of cultural realities and mythologies. High fashion will be juxtaposed with Chinese costumes, paintings, porcelains, and other art, as well as films, to reveal enchanting reflections of Chinese imagery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">From the earliest period of European contact with China in the sixteenth century, the West has been enchanted with enigmatic objects and imagery from the East, providing inspiration for fashion designers from Paul Poiret to Yves Saint Laurent, whose fashions are infused at every turn with romance, nostalgia, and make-believe. Through the looking glass of fashion, designers conjoin disparate stylistic references into a pastiche of Chinese aesthetic and cultural traditions.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition will feature more than one hundred examples of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear alongside Chinese art. Filmic representations of China will be incorporated throughout to reveal how our visions of China are framed by narratives that draw upon popular culture, and also to recognize the importance of cinema as a medium through which to understand the richness of Chinese history.</p> <div class="hidden-content" style="display: block;"> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Anna Wintour Costume Center's Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Gallery will present a series of "mirrored reflections" through time and space, focusing on Imperial China; the Republic of China, especially Shanghai in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s; and the People's Republic of China, with an emphasis on changing images of Chairman Mao. These reflections, as well as others in the exhibition, will be illustrated with scenes from films by such groundbreaking Chinese directors as Zhang Yimou, Chen Kaige, Ang Lee, and Wong Kar Wai. Distinct vignettes will be devoted to "women of style," including Oei Huilan (the former Madame Wellington Koo), Soong May-Ling (Madame Chiang Kai-shek), and Empress Dowager Cixi.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Directly above the Anna Wintour Costume Center, the Chinese Galleries on the second floor will showcase fashion from the 1700s to the present, juxtaposed with decorative arts from Imperial China, including jade, lacquer, cloisonn&eacute;, and blue-and-white porcelain, mostly drawn from the Met's collection. The Astor Court will feature a thematic vignette dedicated to Chinese opera, focusing on the celebrated performer Mei Lanfang, who inspired John Galliano's spring 2003 Christian Dior Haute Couture Collection, ensembles from which will be showcased alongside Mr. Mei's original opera costumes.</p> <div id="phcontent_0_phfullwidthcontent_0_sponsorDivTag" class="content-container sponsors"> <p>The exhibition is made possible by Yahoo.</p> <p>Additional support is provided by Cond&eacute; Nast and several generous Chinese donors.</p> </div> </div> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:03:18 +0000 Vincent Van Gogh - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - May 12th - August 16th <p style="text-align: justify;">Vincent van Gogh (1853&ndash;1890) brought his work in Provence to a close with exuberant bouquets of spring flowers&mdash;two of irises and two of roses, in contrasting formats and color schemes&mdash;in which he sought to impart a "calm, unremitting ardor" to his "last touch of the brush." Painted on the eve of his departure from the asylum at Saint-R&eacute;my and conceived as a series or ensemble on a par with the Sunflowers decoration painted earlier in Arles, the group includes the Metropolitan Museum's <em><a href="" target="_blank">Irises</a></em> and <em><a href="" target="_blank">Roses</a></em> and their counterparts: the upright <em>Irises</em> from the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, and the horizontal <em>Roses</em> from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition will reunite the four paintings for the first time since the artist's death and is timed to coincide with the blooming of the flowers that captivated his attention. It will open 125 years to the week that Van Gogh announced to his brother Theo, on May 11 and 13, 1890, that he was working on these "large bouquets," and will provide a singular opportunity to reconsider Van Gogh's artistic aims and the impact of dispersal and color fading on his intended results.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is made possible by the Janice H. Levin Fund.</p> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:01:24 +0000 Robert Motherwell - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - February 2nd - July 26th <p style="text-align: justify;">In addition to a long and prolific career as a painter, American artist Robert Motherwell (1915&ndash;1991) was a dedicated teacher, a scholar of art and literature, and a champion of fellow artists. He was the youngest member of the "New York School" of Abstract Expressionists, whose name he coined and for whom he was a theorist and spokesman.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With his wide array of intellectual interests&mdash;from French Symbolist poetry to philosophy, music, and modernist painting&mdash;Motherwell provided a critical link between European artists and his American contemporaries. The works in this gallery have been assembled from the permanent collection and from the holdings of the Dedalus Foundation, founded by Motherwell in 1981, to mark the centenary of the artist's birth and to convey the broad range of his artistic activity, from monumental paintings (his work is also installed in <a href="" target="_blank">gallery 920</a>), to collages, prints, and illustrated books.</p> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:57:38 +0000