ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 - Ceres Gallery - December 2nd - December 6th <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>New Mixed Media Work</p> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:25:42 +0000 Abdul Badi, Yehuda Blum, Colin Bootman, Maria Diaz-Luna, France Hilbert, Carlos Pinto - Clover's Fine Art Gallery - October 30th - November 30th Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:27:45 +0000 - Edward Hopper House Art Center - November 7th - January 4th, 2015 <h2><span style="font-size: small;">Book talk and signing with illustrator Wendell Minor</span></h2> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Friday, November 7, 2014, 7-8 pm</strong><br /> Artist Wendell Minor will discuss the process&nbsp;of creating&nbsp;"Edward Hopper Paints His World," a picture book biography&nbsp;that introduces Hopper to the next generation.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /></span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: small;">November 7, 2014 - January 4, 2015 in the Hopper Hallway Gallery</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Edward Hopper House is pleased to present a series of illustrations by Wendell Minor created for the new picture book biography&nbsp;&ldquo;Edward Hopper Paints His World&rdquo; (written by Robert Burleigh with illustrations by Wendell Minor).&nbsp;&nbsp; According to The Wall Street Journal, &ldquo;In the rich, warm picture-book pages of &lsquo;Edward Hopper Paints His World,&rsquo; Mr. Minor deploys his own considerable skills with the brush to summon resonant scenes of Hopper seeming to enter what would become his own paintings... This is a lovely, serene introduction for 5- to 10-year-olds to the creative process and to the particular, haunting talent of Hopper himself."</span></p> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:14:05 +0000 - Edward Hopper House Art Center - October 25th - January 4th, 2015 <p><strong>Opening Reception October 25th 2-4 pm</strong></p> <p><strong>Through January 4, 2015</strong></p> <p><strong>Juror</strong>: &nbsp;<strong>Kenise Barnes, Director of Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY</strong></p> <p><strong>Edward Hopper House </strong>presents the its 21st annual small works exhibition.&nbsp; This year&rsquo;s theme, <em>En Route,</em>celebrates the new bridge being built across Edward Hopper&rsquo;s beloved Hudson River and recognizes Hopper&rsquo;s frequent use of travel themes in his paintings.&nbsp;&nbsp; Selected artists: John Aquilino, Chris Ekstrom, Robert Hunter, Michael Iskowitz, William Jobson, FlavioMorante, Crista Pisano, Elisa Pritzker, Caroline Blum, Kathy Cantwell, Emily Cucalon, Lisa Delmonico, Jacquelyn Etling, Lisa Fiore, Daly Flanagan, Marilyn Friedman, Shabnam K. Ghazi, Daric Gill, Devorah Rosen Goldman, Heather Goodman, Jeri Greenberg, Erica Hauser, Laura Johansen, Carole P. Kunstadt, Elizabeth Meggs, Katherine Rohrbacher, Lynn Stein, Laurie Steinhorst, Toru Sugita, Erin White, Eunice Yu, Win Zibeon.</p> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:11:46 +0000 - International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) - November 7th - November 9th <p>The International Studio &amp; Curatorial Program (ISCP) Fall Open Studios is a three-day exhibition of international contemporary art. The 34 artists and curators from 22 countries currently in residence present work in their studios. The studio is a generative space &ndash; part production site, office, laboratory and situation &ndash; and it can be argued that it is more significant today for artistic process than ever before. Open Studios invites the public to 34 &ldquo;studio visits&rdquo; to experience art in its place of origin and to share conversations with artists from all over the world.&nbsp;Visitors will have access over the three days to international contemporary art practices in a studio setting as well as through ISCP&rsquo;s 20<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;anniversary alumni exhibition.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Artists and curators participating in Open Studios<br /></strong><a href="" rel="nofollow">Jo-Anne Balcaen</a>&nbsp;Canada&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Randi Grov Berger</a>&nbsp;Norway&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Melanie Bonajo</a>&nbsp;The Netherlands&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Peggy Buth</a>&nbsp;Germany&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Chun-Yi Chang</a>&nbsp;Taiwan&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Claudia Chaseling</a>&nbsp;Germany&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Burak Delier</a>&nbsp;Turkey&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Jeff Desom</a>&nbsp;Luxembourg&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Polibio D&iacute;az</a>&nbsp;Dominican Republic&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Saara Ekstr&ouml;m</a>&nbsp;Finland&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Gianfranco Foschino&nbsp;</a>Chile&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Hyon Gyon</a>&nbsp;South Korea&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Toulu Hassani</a>&nbsp;Germany&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Allard van Hoorn</a>&nbsp;The Netherlands&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Yinling Hsu&nbsp;</a>Taiwan&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Emre H&uuml;ner</a>&nbsp;Turkey&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Dominique Hurth</a>&nbsp;Germany&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Ivan Ivanovski</a>&nbsp;Macedonia&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Anna Jermolaewa</a>&nbsp;Austria&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Sta&scaron; Kleindienst</a>&nbsp;Slovenia Lilian Kreutzberger The Netherlands&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">V&eacute;ronique Leblanc</a>&nbsp;Canada&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Jae Hoon Lee</a>&nbsp;New Zealand&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Kristina Matousch</a>Sweden&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">nova Milne</a>&nbsp;Australia&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Simon Dybbroe M&oslash;ller</a>&nbsp;Denmark Marzena Nowak Poland&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Rolf Nowotny</a>&nbsp;Denmark&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Asae Soya</a>&nbsp;Japan&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Kwok Hin Tang</a>&nbsp;Hong Kong&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Lotta T&ouml;rnroth</a>&nbsp;Sweden<a href="" rel="nofollow">Alexander Tovborg</a>&nbsp;Denmark Tori Wr&aring;nes Norway&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Yuri Yim</a>&nbsp;South Korea</p> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:06:22 +0000 Group Show - International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) - November 7th - January 30th, 2015 <p>Alongside Open Studios and through January 30<sup>th</sup>, 2015 ISCP presents the exhibition&nbsp;<em><strong>New York Stories: Twenty Years of ISCP.</strong>&nbsp;</em>This exhibition, organized on the occasion of ISCP&rsquo;s 20<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;anniversary, includes work by 15 ISCP alumni that &ndash; in the broadest sense &ndash; considers the global city of New York from the perspective of an artist-in-residence. Artists: Balam Bartolom&eacute;, Taysir Batniji, Maura Biava, Christine Coenon, Jacqueline Doyen, Patrick Hamilton, Laura Horelli, Anouk Kruitof, Kakyoung Lee, Max Pam, Bundith Phunsombatlert, Karen Elaine Spencer, Axel Topfer, Christoph Weber, and Yamashita + Kobayashi.</p> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:04:30 +0000 Group Show - Viridian Artists - November 11th - November 29th <p style="text-align: justify;" align="center"><strong>Chelsea:</strong>&nbsp;It is with pleasure and pride that Viridian Artists is featuring past and present Viridian Artists in two upcoming 45th&nbsp;Anniversary Exhibitions. These exhibitions will be occurring October 21st&nbsp;through November 8th&nbsp;and November 11th&nbsp;through November 29th, 2014. There will be receptions on Thursday Oct. 23 and Thursday Nov. 13, 6-8pm.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As one of the first artist-owned galleries in the New York City art world, Viridian began its existence in Soho when Soho was just beginning to be an art destination. In 1969, a group of Long Island artist formed a gallery just off West Broadway called Second Story Spring Street, the parent of Viridian Artists before SoHo was SoHo.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Viridian moved from there to becoming the only artist owned gallery on 57th&nbsp;St where it remained until 2001 in the NY Gallery Building. As the city was digging out from under the tragedy of 9/11, Viridian was moving to 530 W 25th&nbsp;in Chelsea where it remained until 2011, moving then to its current location at 548 West 28th&nbsp;Street.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Over the years some of the original artists have remained with the gallery while others have departed and then returned. With the gallery since its inception are Janet Bohman, Bernice Faegenburg, and Virginia Evans Smit. Barbara K Schwartz, Susan Sills, Oi Sawa, and Tazuko Fujii have been the gallery nearly as long. Other artists with the gallery since before 2000 include May DeViney, Renee Borkow and the Estate of Bruce Rosen.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The artists of Viridian draw from the complicated and often contradictory currents of modern life and contemporary culture to create their art. The gallery has always prized esthetic diversity and each Viridian Artist, past and present, has a particular approach to representation and a unique way of decoding reality.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As commercial galleries become artist-owned and cooperative galleries become more respected for their high quality art and the freedom they give their artists, Viridian has maintained that critical balance necessary to compete in today&rsquo;s diverse art community. Today, surviving the heyday of commercialism as art and art as real estate, Viridian continues.</p> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:57:47 +0000 Róza El-Hassan - Thomas Erben Gallery - October 30th - December 13th <p>Thomas Erben is pleased to present the gallery&rsquo;s first exhibition with <strong>Roza El-Hassan </strong>(b. 1966, Budapest), an artist of dual Hungarian/Syrian nationality. Installing wooden figures and mixed media sculptures with works on paper and wall-drawings, El-Hassan merges many contradictory qualities into a multi-faceted and nuanced reflection on the human condition.<br /><br />Roza El-Hassan&rsquo;s social intervention and social design projects &ndash; involving materials like wicker and adobe - as well as objects and drawings, have been exhibited widely and internationally. Institutional solo exhibitions include Kunstmuseum Basel (2012); M&uuml;csarnok/Kunsthalle, Budapest (2006); The Drawing Center, New York (2003); Secession, Vienna (2000); Ludwig Museum Budapest and De Vleeshal, Netherlands (both 1999); and Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum, Graz (1995). She represented Hungary in 1997 at the Venice Biennale.<br /><br />El-Hassan&rsquo;s sculptures are at once solid and ethereal. Assembled from pieces of roughly hewn wood &ndash; small splinters joined to heavy blocks &ndash; these figures are carved by a hand alternating between the violent and the gentle. Blank or rudimentary faces combine with sketch-like body parts or carefully contoured planks into intuitive impressions: internal states projected in wood. Outer roughness is contrasted with a calm radiating from within, further enhanced by the partial coloring of some sculptures in light washes, with details added in pencil. These solemn works are balanced with more energetic pieces, like the haphazardly clad <em>Red Man</em> (2007), whose laughing face is painted a bright scarlet, matching the blanket on which he is sitting.<br /><br />Similar qualities are present in El-Hassan&rsquo;s works on paper, and throughout the artist&rsquo;s career her drawings have been the constant holding all other activities together. Some of these works come about as sketches for sculpture, performance and architecture; time is a central aspect, and many are produced in a diary-like fashion. Abstract tangles mix with vague figures, collaged pieces of torn paper and fabric, translucent fields, vibrantly colored shapes, smudged pencil. As grave as the subject matters may be, the lightness and openness of the work suggests a process of searching rather than stating, a subtle sensitivity in fraught political climates.<br /><br />The tentative, probing nature of El-Hassan&rsquo;s drawings is reflected through her entire practice, and what may at first glance seem makeshift is always underpinned with careful formal and material consideration. By letting her work sprawl in multiple directions, the artist creates a whole that encompasses all human hopes and fears, embodying currents of unrest and trauma as well as dignity, protest, and artistic integrity.<br /><br />The artist lives and works in Budapest and Berlin, where she is currently a resident at the K&uuml;nstlerhaus Bethanien. El-Hassan is the publisher of the website</p> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:01:57 +0000 Taku Obata - Jonathan LeVine Gallery - 529 W. 20th - November 22nd - December 20th Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:17:21 +0000 Kai and Sunny - Jonathan LeVine Gallery - 529 W. 20th - November 22nd - December 20th Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:16:43 +0000 Doze Green - Jonathan LeVine Gallery - 557C West 23rd - November 20th - December 20th Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:14:46 +0000 Guglielmo Achille Cavellini - LYNCH THAM - November 5th - December 21st <div class="gmail_quote" dir="ltr"> <div> <div><strong>GUGLIELMO ACHILLE CAVELLINI&nbsp;/&nbsp;Centennial Exhibition</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>5 Nov&nbsp;to 21Dec&nbsp;2014</div> </div> </div> <div class="gmail_quote" dir="ltr">Opening Reception:&nbsp;Wednesday,&nbsp;5 Nov&nbsp;2014, 6-8pm<br />175 Rivington Street, New York</div> <div class="gmail_quote" dir="ltr">&nbsp;</div> <div class="gmail_quote" dir="ltr"> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">LYNCH THAM is pleased to present select carbon works by the celebrated Italian artist Guglielmo Achille Cavellini.&nbsp; The year 2014 is an important marker in Cavellini&rsquo;s career as art institutions across Europe and the United States celebrate the centenary of his birth.&nbsp; In addition to the gallery presentation, a local Cavellini Festival, organized by Mark Bloch is scheduled from&nbsp;November 14-16. On&nbsp;November 14, the library at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, will host a reception and special viewing of their vast Cavellini archive.&nbsp; The weekend will also include a series of performances and interventions at various New York museums and non-profit spaces.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">The exhibition at LYNCH THAM includes Cavellini&rsquo;s ontological carbon series created from 1970 to 1990.&nbsp; The works feature fully and partially charred pictures and objects; including geometric abstraction of chromatic scale with portraits and image of Italy&rsquo;s physical outline as an aesthetic and personal symbol. These pieces contributed to the deep innovation Cavellini had undertaken in his work and when combined, in terms of background and form, carbon became an absolute texture, which expanded through a continued citation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">Cavellini engaged in an extensive postage-art exchange for which he became well known.&nbsp;&nbsp;This exchange turned him into the leader of a new way of communicating in art.&nbsp; He became a mythical figure for a generation of underground artists and was regarded as a liberator that would break the chains of a closed system that often excluded artists.&nbsp; In 1970, he invented the term&nbsp;<em>autostoricizzazione</em>&nbsp;(self-historicization) and started a long work of conceptual self-promotion, which sought to bypass the roles of the critic and the market.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">Cavellini was born in Brescia, Lombardy where he lived and worked until he died in 1990.&nbsp; His artist&rsquo;s books are represented in the permanent holdings of New York&rsquo;s Franklin Furnace and in the archive on 20th century art maintained by the Venice Biennale. His work is in many private and public collections including the Civiche Raccolte Comune di Milano, Museo Pecci Prato, Museo MART Rovereto, Museo di Cavalese Trento, Collezione citta di Pesaro, Civica Raccolta del disegno Sal, FRAC Nord Pas de Calais and Le Consortium Dijon in France, among many others.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">2014 venues for the Centennial Exhibitions include Emily Harvey Foundation, Venezia, Italy; Museo MART di Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy; Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary; ICI, Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco, CA; Center of Contemporary Art (Lu.C.C.A.), Lucca, Italy;&nbsp;Public Library of Cairo Montenotte, Cairo;&nbsp;Spazio Contemporanea, Brescia, Italy, among others.&nbsp; A comprehensive exhibition on mail art, curated by Mark Bloch, is scheduled for November-December at White Box, New York.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">Media enquiries:</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">Florence Lynch / Bee Tham</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">Tel:&nbsp;<a href="tel:%2B1-917-327-3580" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">+1-917-327-3580</a>&nbsp;/&nbsp;<a href="tel:%2B1-917-288-9099" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">+1-917-288-9099</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a></span></p> </div> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:45:45 +0000 Timothy Kane, David Scher, Paul Scher - The Boiler (Pierogi) - October 29th 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p>A one night, live performance by ONEM, a performance group founded in 1969 in St. Paul, Minnesota by Timothy Kane, Paul Scher, and David Scher. In conjunction with David Scher&rsquo;s &ldquo;Suspended Interruption,&rdquo; exhibition, on view at Pierogi (177 N 9<sup>th</sup> Street) until November 16.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:41:19 +0000 Sam Samore - Team Gallery - Grand St - November 23rd - December 21st <div style="text-align: justify;">Team (gallery, inc.) is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new works by American photographer Sam Samore. Entitled&nbsp;<em>Accumulation of Shapes (Part One)</em>, the exhibition will run from&nbsp;23 November through 21 December 2014. Team is located at 83 Grand Street, between Wooster and Greene. Concurrently, our 47 Wooster Street space will host&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><em>Traffic Jam</em></a>, an exhibition by German artist Andreas Schulze.</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">For his third solo exhibition with the gallery, Sam Samore presents a new series of portraits of the French actress Juliette Dol. Each work consists of two images, apparently sequenced a few frames apart, which are cropped and then joined together with a narrow black line of separation. Directly referencing the cinematic device of the split screen, the resulting works not only engage both the formal and conceptual relationships between film and photography, but also serve as in-depth investigations into obsession, inconclusive narrative and the complex psychological corridors of desire. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Printed on rag paper and exhibiting Samore's signature treatment of photographic grain, these black and white images both adhere to and depart from the artist's past works.&nbsp; While the texture and content are evocative of previous series - particularly his&nbsp;<em>Situations</em>&nbsp;- the artist in this instance offers a more complete visual scope of a singular subject. Fragmentation, both spatial and psychological, have been central themes in Samore's practice since the nineties; however, in these portraits, the rupturing of the self is the primary focus. The split of the subject into parts echoes the separation of model from camera and spectator from constructed image. The physical gaps between the two "halves" of these photographs instigate our natural urge to locate a legible sequence, their very unknowability activates a compulsion to unify the images into a cohesive whole. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Each photograph depicts Dol in the process of an immediately identifiable but mysterious action: we see her recumbent on a bed, fully clothed in a bathtub full of water, approaching a doorway, navigating through a dark space by flashlight with eyes fixed on an indeterminate point in the distance. By cleaving together two slightly different images, Samore makes a clear reference to the physicality of film cells. Slight variations in the subject's position or the camera's depth of field imbue the images with a kinetic quality that reinforces the unsettling sense that we are accessing only fragments of a whole. The coupling of known and unknown quantities pays direct service to the&nbsp;Film Noir trope of doubling, though Samore is careful to disrupt the narrative experience by ultimately withholding even the suggestion of conclusivity. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sam Samore has been exhibiting his work for the past forty years. Prominent monographic exhibitions have been held at De Appel in Amsterdam, P.S.1 MoMA in New York, Casino Luxembourg, and the Kunsthalle Z&uuml;rich. Samore participated in the 46th Venice Biennale, the Istanbul Bienniale 2007, and the Tirana Biennale 2005. The artist has had recent solo gallery exhibitions in Brussels, Berlin, and Paris.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:04:14 +0000 Andreas Schulze - Team Gallery - Wooster St - November 23rd - December 21st <div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Team (gallery, inc.) is pleased to announce&nbsp;<em>Traffic Jam</em>, a show of new work by Cologne-based artist Andreas Schulze. The exhibition will run from&nbsp;23 November through 21 December 2014. Team is located at 47 Wooster Street, between Broome and Grand. Concurrently, our 83 Grand Street space will host an <a href="" target="_blank">exhibition</a> of new photographs by New York-based artist Sam Samore. &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> </div> <div style="text-align: justify;">For his third exhibition with the gallery, Andreas Schulze has turned his focus to a single modern design typology: the automobile. On each of the gallery's three walls hangs a series of starkly colored, larger-than-life paintings of cars. Schulze, who is perhaps best known for immersive, spatially transformative installations, both acknowledges and destabilizes our existing pictorial understandings of quotidian objects. These swollen, cartoonish renderings of vehicles -- immediately discernable as such -- pose as light and familiar members of our visual culture. The works' apparent playfulness, however, is compromised by a palpable melancholy and, subsequently, undermined altogether by their<em>Verfremdungseffekt</em>.&nbsp;</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify;">In the way that a child's drawing posits a car as the mere sum of its visible parts - a misshapen assemblage of windshields, wheels and windows - so do these works evince little concern for actual automotive design. The paintings' essential&nbsp;wrongness, paired with their grandiose scale and impassive presentation, effects a Brechtian alienation. These are not depictions of automobiles; rather, they are pictures of pictures, explorations of the rough, indelible images that fundamentally inform our perception of these highly aestheticized machines. The artist's painterly act, like functional design, relies on cultural pre-conceptions and expectations. Imagination, invention and beauty occur within a semi-rigid template - a car painting must contain certain elements in order to be recognizable as such. Within this framework, these works accomplish the extraordinary: the self-imposed limitations serve not as a means to snide self-commentary, but as a gateway to an uncompromised artistic purity.</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Emerging in the fertile Cologne scene of the 1980s, Schulze became associated with a group of young painters of the M&uuml;lheimer Freiheit, the name of a shared studio in which they exhibited their work. This group included the painters Hans Peter Adamski, Peter B&ouml;mmels, George Condo, Walter Dahn, Jiri Georg Dokoupil, Gerard Kever and Gerhard Naschberger. Though working closely and frequently collaborating with these peers, Schulze has developed an anomalous and haunting painting practice whose influence is becoming more and more widely regarded.<br />&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Schulze was born in Hannover in 1955 and has been exhibiting his work since 1981 - his longstanding relationship with gallerist Monika Spr&uuml;th beginning in 1983. Schulze's work has been exhibited at museums internationally including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Museum in London, the K&ouml;lnischer Kunstverein, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Kunstaele in Berlin and at the Kunstverein and the Sammlung Falckenberg, both in Hamburg. A retrospective is currently touring three venues: Villa Merkel in Neckel, The Shirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, both in Germany, and the Kunstmuseum Sankt Gallen in Switzerland.</p> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:04:48 +0000 Andreas Kocks - Winston Wachter Fine Art - October 16th - December 1st <p style="text-align: justify;">Winston W&auml;chter Fine Art, New York is pleased to announce its third solo exhibition with German artist Andreas Kocks. A sculptor best known for his large-scale paper&nbsp;installations, Kocks playfully integrates elements of drawing, painting, and architecture&nbsp;into his abstract and meticulously crafted sculptures. Working from a limited palette,&nbsp;Kocks carves thick sheets of watercolor paper to create textured, layered works that give&nbsp;the illusion of three-dimensional brush strokes, splatters, and drips.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In previous series, Kocks has created site-specific installations that include monumental&nbsp;structures that span from floor to ceiling and blur the boundaries of defined architectural&nbsp;space. THE SINGLES COLLECTION marks a transition into and an exploration of&nbsp;mostly framed works. Working within a contained space, Kocks finds ways to maintain&nbsp;the energy and movement found in his larger pieces while navigating a defined perimeter.&nbsp;These concentrated pieces seem to burst and ooze out of their frames. Some of them even&nbsp;contain elements that do, literally, extend beyond the frame.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The personal face-to-frame quality of these smaller, individual pieces allows for a more intimate dialogue between the viewer and each work to evolve, a dialogue which Kocks has compared to the personal relationship that can develop between a person and a piece of music that is listened to over and over. The exhibition title is a nod to this musical inspiration as well as to the fact that each artwork stands alone: a single that viewers can return to again and again.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The use of metal in several of the new pieces elegantly compliments the fragility of the paper structures and also signifies an expansion in the artist&rsquo;s palette and choice of materials. The gold, silver, and aluminum leaf that cascade and swirl across the various works originates from the artist&rsquo;s past experiences with heavier sculptures, but has been introduced here to highlight the personal, reflective, mirroring elements of these framed pieces.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With artworks that always seem to embody a transitory state&shy;&ndash; between a sketch and a sculpture, falling apart and arising, lightness and weight, stillness and motion&ndash; Kocks is a master at balancing the subtle paradoxes that keep viewers captivated and coming back for more.</p> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:16:35 +0000