ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Professional Women Photographers - Atlantic Gallery - December 3rd 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Professional Women Photographers is presenting Primarily Color, an exhibition highlighting the distinctive qualities of color within a smaller image format.</p> <p>What first grabs your attention in the images from PWP&rsquo;s Primarily Color is exactly that - color. Light, shadow, texture, content and composition all let Color take the driver&rsquo;s seat. Through artful alteration, exaggeration or isolation, it is color that takes center stage.</p> <p>This exhibition is a small works show. The smaller image insists that the viewer get up close and personal with the photograph. This reveals the tiniest detail while at the same time allowing the entire image to be perceived in a single view.</p> <p>Primarily Color is small in physicality and large in theme, its expression revealing the varied aesthetics of its members.</p> <p>PWP is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of women photographers since 1975.</p> <p>PWP</p> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 20:12:25 +0000 Group Show - Ceres Gallery - December 3rd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Fri, 16 Oct 2015 02:07:48 +0000 Group Show - The Painting Center - December 3rd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>The Painting Center is pleased to announce the exhibition&nbsp;<strong><em>Ulterior Motif</em></strong>&nbsp;in the Main Gallery and Project Room.&nbsp;<strong><em>Ulterior Motif</em></strong>&nbsp;curated by Naomi Cohn features thirteen artists who explore the language of pattern and art. This exhibition reassesses and repositions ornamental pattern as a primary carrier of meaning in a contemporary context. Pattern - fields composed of repeated motifs - is among humans&rsquo; earliest creations, employed independently as ornament and symbol in the applied arts of textiles, ceramics, and mosaics, and consistently incorporated into painting and sculpture. Its merit as a formal device was not questioned until the early 20th century when &ldquo;progressive&rdquo; tastemakers decided that ornamentation was &ldquo;primitive and degenerate&rdquo; (Adolph Loos, 1910). These provocations were influential in the emergence of reductive modernist movements that still hold sway in some quarters. Within the last couple of generations many artists and theorists have reevaluated the functions, value and politics of &ldquo;decoration&rdquo;. Feminist theory examined and rejected dismissive traditional concepts of &ldquo;women&rsquo;s work&rdquo;, as much applied art was deemed. This reconsideration led, in the 1970&rsquo;s, to the &ldquo;Pattern and Decoration&rdquo; movement, which rejected the austerity of minimalism. The language of pattern/decoration and ornament entered contemporary discourse as one of many strategies for investigating a wide range of issues including states of consciousness, spirituality, consumerism, and the social and cultural complexities of gender. The artists in this show touch upon these and many other themes. Their reinventions, disruptions and appropriations revitalize the language of pattern in resonant, imaginative and often humorous ways. Acknowledging layers of history and meaning, these artists raise questions about the intersection of art and design, revealing how age-old traditions can be reinvigorated for the present day.</p> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 14:21:00 +0000 Lior Modan - NURTUREart Gallery - December 4th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>NURTUREart is delighted to announce Lior Modan's first solo exhibition in New York:&nbsp;<em>Wringing Lilies from the Pine Nut.</em></p> <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Modan&rsquo;s eclectic paintings, sculptures and vacuum-casted prints are enigmatic, surprising and oftentimes exquisitely tactile. Using pattern, language and form in glitchy combines, often unified by textural shrouds, Modan&rsquo;s balancing acts thrive on surface tension, evoking complex, sometimes awkward and/or uncomfortable moods.</p> <p>Wringing Lilies from the Pine Nut&rsquo;s exhibition design will take maximum advantage of the natural cavernous look- and-feel of 56 Bogart&rsquo;s basement, using the lack of natural ventilation, warm spotlights, dusty floor and shadows to intimately connect the viewer with each work. Each intrinsic feeling / meaning / evocation working towards unifying narratives and sub plots.</p> <p>A seasoned pot meets its double and claims it as its very own. Calm waters descend upon imaginary sandy feet, to wash and cool them down. The dark skin of a wrecked umbrella conceals and reveals at once. Banana peels take flight: a stormy cloud. A jester lurks behind a tightly stretched canvas, swarmed in butterflies. (...And more.)</p> <p>Wringing Lilies from the Pine Nut is a selection from our 2014-15 open calls. This exhibition is curated by Marco Antonini.</p> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 16:03:21 +0000 Luchino Visconti - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - December 4th 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM <p>Aesthetics of Poverty: Italian Neorealist Film <br />Fridays, 1 pm<br />Alberto Burri&rsquo;s work, in its straightforward presentation of materials from life, shares with Italian neorealist film an &ldquo;aesthetic of poverty&rdquo; that points to material deprivation in postwar Italy. Four important films from this rich cinematic period are screened on select Fridays. <br /><br />November 20: Pais&agrave; (Paisan), 1946<br />Directed by Roberto Rossellini, 120 minutes<br /><br />December 4: La terra trema (The Earth Trembles), 1948<br />Directed by Luchino Visconti, 160 minutes<br /><br />December 11: Il cielo e rosso (The Sky Is Red), 1950<br />Directed by Claudio Gora, 99 minutes<br /><br />December 18: Il deserto rosso (Red Desert), 1964<br />Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, 117 minutes<br /><br />For more information, visit<br /><br /></p> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 19:46:04 +0000 Albert Herter, Caitlin Keogh, Candice Lin - Koenig & Clinton - December 10th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Bodily Imaginaries: Albert Herter, Caitlin Keogh, and Candice Lin</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">December 10, 2015&ndash;January 16, 2016</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Opening Reception: Thursday, December 10, 6&ndash;8PM</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Koenig &amp; Clinton is pleased to announce <em>Bodily Imaginaries</em>, a group exhibition of works on paper by artists Albert Herter, Caitlin Keogh, and Candice Lin that presents divergent aesthetic approaches that reference discrete histories.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The provocative antiheroes of Candice Lin&rsquo;s drawings confront colonial fears and fantasies head-on. Her pseudo historical etchings and watercolors, rendered in the style of a 19<sup>th</sup>-century imperialist travelogue, offer hyperbolically racialized caricatures who defy the safe bounds of control. Lin&rsquo;s narrative revisits a complex portrait of the eroticism, the conquest, and the ritual that were often loathed in an Occidental self and projected onto &lsquo;the other&rsquo;.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Entirely constructed, mechanically hinged, and ghoulishly costumed, Albert Herter&rsquo;s bodies resemble composite marionettes incapable of grasping their own strings. His intricately drafted, restless subjects are social creatures, whose forms are simultaneously familiar and foreign, artificial and expressive. In Herter&rsquo;s <em>Instauration </em>and <em>Aggressive Constellation</em> series, individual and social trials, interconnected by chaos, are on full display.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In her drawings of anonymous female torsos, Caitlin Keogh employs visual dislocation, interruption, and isolation of bodies in visual space. Keogh&rsquo;s subjects, decapitated and limbless, are imbued with ideal proportions, but clinically so. Dissociated bodies are often eviscerated, bound, punctured or penetrated by foreign objects, vegetal outgrowths, or decorative patterns. Keogh contaminates a Pop vocabulary of flatness, outline, and graphic precision with sensuality, undulation, exuberance, and the animate.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Bodily Imaginaries</em> prioritizes repellant, disjointed, or incomplete figures that subvert established representations of official narratives, Vitruvian bodies, and sanctioned desires.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Albert Herter (b. 1980, San Francisco) holds a BFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute, where he focused primarily on video, installation, and performance. His work has been the subject of solo&nbsp;exhibitions at Partisan Gallery, San Francisco and San Francisco City Hall. He has also participated in group exhibitions&nbsp;at: Art in General, New York; Derek Eller, New York;&nbsp;Spiral Gallery, Los Angeles; and&nbsp;Arthouse, McAllen, TX. He will have his first solo exhibition in New York at Koenig &amp; Clinton in 2017. </em>In the Curtyard: Orchestrated Reduction of the Fantasm, <em>recently published by</em> <em>Comfortable On a Tightrope and Museums Press, features the artist&rsquo;s drawings and writings. His drawings have also been featured in </em>The Third Rail<em>, and&nbsp;</em>Lacanian Ink.<em> Herter lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Caitlin Keogh (b. 1982, Spenard, AK) holds an MFA from Bard College, NY, and a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art, NY. Recent solo exhibitions include </em>The Corps<em>, Mary Boone Gallery, New York (2015) and </em>Good Value, Fine Quality<em>, </em><em>MoMA PS1, New York (2012). She has participated in select group exhibitions at Algus Greenspon, NY; Melas Papadopoulos, Greece; Renwick Gallery, NY; Kunsthalle Z&uuml;rich, Switzerland; and White Columns, New York. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Candice Lin (b. 1979, Concord, MA) received her MFA in New Genres at the San Francisco Art Institute and her double BA in Visual Arts and Art Semiotics at Brown University. Lin&rsquo;s work has been exhibited at the Kadist Art Foundation, Paris; the Delfina Foundation, London; La Maison Populaire, Paris; and Alh&oacute;ndiga Bilbao, Spain. Recent solo exhibitions include Francois Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles and CAAA, Guimaraes, Portugal. She has been awarded several residencies and grants, including: the Artist Lab Residency at 18th Street (2015); the Fine Arts Work Center Residency (2012); the Frankfurter Kunstverein Deutsche Borse Residency (2011); and the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (2009); among others. The artist lives and works in Los Angeles.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For further information please contact <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> or call (212) 334-9255.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Hours of operation are Tuesday&ndash;Saturday, 11AM&ndash;6PM and by appointment.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 19:27:24 +0000 Caitlin Cherry - Recess Activities, Inc. - December 10th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Organized in conjunction with Sondra Perry: My Twilight Zone Thing<br /><br />Artist Caitlin Cherry will present a performative lecture and archive showcasing her established Facebook practice of curating images via Google Image Search. Cherry will explore free association on the internet and the algorithms required to develop Facebook&rsquo;s News Feed and web search tools and will consider how these processes correlate with artistic innovation. The artist's chosen images are often from the &ldquo;backside&rdquo; of Google Image Search-- a space accessed by entering a matrix of two unrelated word combinations or scrolling deep into the later pages of Image Search to niche web pages. The lecture will engage with a cross-section of art, technology, social and digital culture through Cherry&rsquo;s personal interests and social media feeds.</p> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 19:24:00 +0000 - The Drawing Center - December 10th 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Catalogue essayists Charles Duncan and Lowery Stokes Sims will discuss the works of Richard Pousette-Dart from the 1930s.</p> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 10:22:12 +0000 Hellen van Meene - Yancey Richardson Gallery - December 10th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:52:01 +0000 Group Show - Brooklyn Museum of Art - December 11th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">At key moments in history, artists have reached beyond galleries and museums, using their work as a call to action to create political and social change. For the past hundred years, the term <em>agitprop</em>, a combination of <em>agitation</em> and <em>propaganda</em>, has directly reflected the intent of this work.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Agitprop!</em> connects contemporary art devoted to social change with historic moments in creative activism, highlighting activities that seek to motivate broad and diverse publics. Exploring the complexity, range, and impact of these artistic practices&mdash;including photography, film, prints, banners, street actions, songs, digital files, and web platforms&mdash;the exhibition expands over its run within a unique and dynamic framework. It opens with works by twenty contemporary artists responding to urgent issues of the day, in dialogue with five historical case studies. In the following months, two more waves of contemporary work are being added&mdash;on February 17 and April 6, 2016&mdash;with each wave of artists choosing those in the next.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">These projects highlight struggles for social justice since the turn of the twentieth century, from women&rsquo;s suffrage and antilynching campaigns to contemporary demands for human rights, environmental advocacy, and protests against war, mass incarceration, and economic inequality.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The first round of invited artists includes Luis Camnitzer, Chto Delat?, Zhang Dali, Dread Scott, Dyke Action Machine!, Friends of William Blake, Coco Fusco, Futurefarmers, Ganzeer, Gran Fury, Guerrilla Girls, Jenny Holzer, Los Angeles Poverty Department, Yoko Ono, Otabenga Jones &amp; Associates, Martha Rosler, Sahmat Collective, Adejoke Tugbiyele, and Cecilia Vicu&ntilde;a and John Dugger, and a collaborative work by The Yes Men with Steve Lambert, CODEPINK, May First/People Link, Evil Twin, Improv Everywhere, and Not An Alternative, along with more than thirty writers, fifty advisers, and a thousand volunteer distributors.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Agitprop! </em>is organized by the staff of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Saisha Grayson, Assistant Curator; Catherine J. Morris, Sackler Family Curator; Stephanie Weissberg, Curatorial Assistant; and Jess Wilcox, Programs Coordinator.</p> Sun, 27 Sep 2015 16:44:57 +0000 Taddeo Gaddi - New York Historical Society - December 11th 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM <div class="panel-pane pane-node-body"> <div class="pane-content"> <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;">After conservation at the J. Paul Getty Museum and a two-year absence, New-York Historical's&nbsp;<em>Madonna and Child Enthroned with Ten Saints: Maest&agrave;&nbsp;</em>(1867.375) will be back on Central Park&nbsp;West. Painted ca. 1334 by Taddeo Gaddi, the major disciple of Giotto, it was recently shown at both&nbsp;the Getty and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, in the major exhibition&nbsp;<em>Florence at the Dawn of the&nbsp;Renaissance: Painting and Illumination, 1300-1350</em>. To celebrate its triumphal return, the jewel-like panel&nbsp;will take pride of place in a small focus exhibition highlighting its conservation treatment.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With its&nbsp;lavish gold leaf background, Gaddi&rsquo;s panel was an expensive commission for a private Florentine&nbsp;palazzo and for its time was cutting-edge art. Originally the central section of a folding triptych&nbsp;consisting of three panels, it will be exhibited with two wings (sportelli) from a private collection&nbsp;that recently have been linked to it. Their similar dates, measurements, traces of hinges, and related&nbsp;iconographies suggest that the trio may once have been part of the same triptych. At the very least,&nbsp;seen together they help us to envision and reconstruct how the Maest&agrave; appeared in its original glory.&nbsp;Thomas Jefferson Bryan bequeathed the Gaddi panel to the Historical Society in 1867, along with&nbsp;his entire collection. Bryan was an early connoisseur of Italian &ldquo;primitives,&rdquo; i.e., painters before&nbsp;Raphael, a taste then avant-garde. As the New York City's first museum, New-York Historical wrote an early&nbsp;chapter in preserving the culture of the City, and Bryan played a pioneering role in its collecting&nbsp;history, amassing works by both European and American artists. Fittingly, Gaddi's painting will be&nbsp;displayed with a several other fourteenth- and early-fifteenth-century Italian panels from the Bryan&nbsp;(both sacred and profane, such as a cassone front with the Triumph of Caesar) and Thomas Sully's&nbsp;dashing portrait of the young Bryan. Other materials will illuminate this donor's contribution to the&nbsp;history of American collecting.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Sun, 13 Sep 2015 16:59:45 +0000 Claudio Gora - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - December 11th 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Tue, 27 Oct 2015 19:50:54 +0000 Alberto Burri - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - December 11th 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM <p>Fridays, 12 pm<br />Private gallery tours of Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting are led by a Guggenheim conservator and curator.</p> <p><br />December 11: Curator&rsquo;s Eye <br />Emily Braun, Exhibition Curator <br />Tour will be interpreted in American Sign Language.<br /><br />For more information, visit programs. <br /><br /></p> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 19:59:17 +0000 Maira Kalman - Julie Saul Gallery - December 12th 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">We will hold a book signing on December 12th at which Kalman will be on hand to sign and personalize copies from 3-6 pm.</p> Thu, 22 Oct 2015 18:25:26 +0000 Claudia Joskowicz - LMAK Projects - December 13th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The first exhibit at LMAKgallery's new location at 298 Grand Street will be Claudia Joskowicz's two-screen video installation<em> Los rastreadores (The Trackers)</em>.<br /> <br /> Joskowicz&rsquo;s work looks at history and its repercussions on landscape. In her videos and installations, the viewer&rsquo;s gaze is directed to the physical movement of the camera through a cinematic space where historic events and personal stories with a historic dimension are revisited and anchored in her native Latin American landscape. The action in Los rastreadores transpires in Jokowicz&rsquo;s home town of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia and is divided into four chapters composing a disjointed narrative that follows Ernesto Suarez Duarte, its main character. Ernesto&rsquo;s character was inspired by Roberto Su&aacute;rez Gom&eacute;z, a Bolivian drug trafficker nicknamed "the king of cocaine" who, in the early1980s, steered an influx of unaccounted income that pushed the city of Santa Cruz into unprecedented overnight growth, financed a military coup that instituted what is known as Bolivia&rsquo;s narco-dictatorship, and, in a letter to Ronald Reagan, offered to pay Bolivia's foreign debt of more than $3 billion in exchange for amnesty for his son who was imprisoned in Miami at the time. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Formally inspired by John Ford&rsquo;s 1956 classic western film The Searchers, Los rastreadores takes the western film as a departure point, looking at how both interiors and the landscape are framed and the metaphorical implications of their framing. It merges and distills issues of race, class systems, and alienation into a minimal narrative that condenses a massacre in Ernesto's house, the kidnapping of his daughter, and the beginning of her search. Using silences and voice-overs, it centers on the power of myth where events operate as a displacement for the political discourse in the country. <br /> <br /> Special thanks to the MIT Program in Art, Culture &amp; Technology who provided equipment support for this exhibition.</p> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 19:13:17 +0000 Antonio Monda, Don DeLillo - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - December 15th 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Moderated by Italian writer and film director Antonio Monda, this program features a conversation with acclaimed cinema personalities, including novelist and playwright Don DeLillo, about how Italian neorealist films have influenced their lives and work.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For tickets, visit</p> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 19:23:38 +0000