ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Sara Eliassen, Guillermo Mora - International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) - August 9th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Please join us on Tuesday, August 9th from 6:30 - 8pm for a Salon presentation with artist Sara Eliassen and current ISCP resident Guillermo Mora.&nbsp;</p> <p>Sara Eliassen&rsquo;s conceptual cinematic practice investigates how moving images create collective memories and influence history. Her projects expose how popular mediated images construct us as subjects. During her presentation, Eliassen will speak about the gendered gaze in moving image as well as some of her interventions in public space as a media activist. These works will frame current projects she has undertaken while in residence at ISCP, including a publication to accompany her film&nbsp;A Blank Slate&nbsp;(2014), in addition to a map of ideologies she has amassed from the history of cinema&ndash;beginning from early propaganda films through to contemporary screen culture.</p> <p>Guillermo Mora&rsquo;s recent work looks at the forgotten histories of painting and specifically ideas around acts of concealment, overlapping and disappearance. He will speak about his new project&nbsp;Hanta&iuml; escondido (Hidden Hanta&iuml;), based on the story of artist Simon Hanta&iuml;&rsquo;s painting&nbsp;Untitled [Suite &ldquo;Blancs&rdquo;],&nbsp;1973.&nbsp;This painting was hidden for years behind two of Roy Lichtenstein&rsquo;s paintings in the MoMA&rsquo;s warehouse in Queens and was only rediscovered in 2010 during the reorganization of the museum&rsquo;s collection.</p> <p>For more information visit our website&nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:34:46 +0000 Naomi Campbell - International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) - August 4th - September 1st <p>The International Studio &amp; Curatorial Program is pleased to announce the opening of&nbsp;The Consonant of Noise, by Naomi Campbell,&nbsp;an exhibition in ISCP&rsquo;s first floor Project Space.</p> <p>Naomi Campbell investigates issues pertaining to science and nature through her interdisciplinary practice, employing a wide variety of techniques and mediums including glass, x-rays, metal, ink, and even corn to compose sculptures, drawings, paintings, and mixed media installations. For&nbsp;The Consonant of Noise, she creates a braille pattern of corn kernels running across the gallery walls, and a sculptural installation on the floor, alluding to the global food crisis in which corn is paramount. As in the allegory of Plato&rsquo;s Cave, she suggests how blind we are to reality, in this case, to the effects of the global food economy and genetic engineering on the world&rsquo;s food supplies. Campbell&rsquo;s visually compelling narrative combines art and science, highlighting her concerns about agricultural and humanitarian subjects.</p> <div class="description"> <p>Naomi Campbell (born Montreal) is a graduate of Champlain College, Quebec, Canada; Art Student&rsquo;s League of New York; and studied at School of Visual Arts, New York, New York. Campbell has exhibited work at institutions throughout the world including: The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster Township, New Jersey; MUSE Center for Photography and the Moving Image, New York, New York; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, Japan; Museum of Fine Arts, Split, Croatia; Asian Contemporary Art Fair, New York, New York; and Denise Bibro Fine Arts, New York, New York. Her work is in permanent collections including: MTA Arts for Transit, New York; The New York Public Library; Geochang County, South Korea; City of Irving, Texas. Naomi Campbell has contributed to&nbsp;American Artist, Artscape, and&nbsp;Linea Art Journal. She has been an instructor at the Art Students League of New York since 2007, where she teaches contemporary watercolor. Naomi Campbell lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.</p> <p>The opening reception and ongoing exhibition is FREE and open to the public.&nbsp;</p> <p>This exhibition is coordinated by Alexandra Friedman, Program Coordinator, ISCP.</p> </div> <div class="contributors">This program is supported, in part, by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.</div> <div class="contributors">&nbsp;</div> <div class="contributors">For more information visit our website&nbsp;</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:01:24 +0000 Stacey Clarfield Newman - Viridian Artists - June 7th - June 25th <p class="p1"><strong>Chelsea:</strong>Viridian is pleased to present the exhibition "<strong>The Butterfly Project: cross pollination</strong>" mixed media collages by Stacey Clarfield Newman, opening June 7th and continuing through June 25<sup>th</sup>with an opening reception to meet the artist Thursday June 9, 5-8pm.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">This will be Newman's first New York solo exhibition since returning from India, and she feels a shift has occurred - a "pollination". The butterfly is not a new symbol in her work, but a symbol that exemplifies in a greater sense, the journey that art-making is, especially for the creator. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;Artist Musings:</p> <p class="p2">"Music gives rise to image-making, and music and image meld in</p> <p class="p2">paint. The dancer and painter, with soul and brush, turns her attention</p> <p class="p2">to her world of music and paint as she explores her infatuation with</p> <p class="p2">color and movement . Her work speaks of the colors of the countries</p> <p class="p2">she&rsquo;s visited, cultures explored and her passion for experiential</p> <p class="p2">learning through world service and travel."</p> <p class="p3">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2"><strong>cross pollination</strong>- My work is a cross pollination of media&hellip; my world color has music, music has color. Nature is my cathedral. Becoming a certified yoga dance teacher 4 years ago has altered my work as well - and it brought me back to my inner child - being able to dance with abandon&hellip; the training brought me back to my most sacred and authentic self, tapping into my spirituality.&nbsp; So I think the phrase &ldquo;cross pollination&rdquo; applies to this body of work - the music and dance have fed my art, my art has fed my dance.</p> <p class="p2">Travel, the riot of color of a laundry line hanging in the breeze in a different country~ the aroma of the spices in the market in Budapest, living in India -where every day is a painting in Life - from the colorful saris to the bounty of fruits and vegetables on the market stand - have influenced my art. The children&rsquo;s voices like chirping birds, their insatiable appetite for creative endeavors - their ideas, their designs that evolve after I&rsquo;ve taught them how to make the papers and in many languages yet one- that of art- we talk through the creation of collage, dialogue - it all cross pollinates my art.</p> <p class="p2">This being my first NY solo show since my return from India, there has been a shift - a pollination - and the joy I&rsquo;ve felt in yoga dance, the spiritual awakening after a breathless dance through the chakras all have had an influence on me. Things are more vivid - and I&rsquo;m more aware than ever before. So these collages are more coloristic and I think more lyrical and when I&rsquo;m in the studio working - I&rsquo;m seeing my time there as play and I think that&rsquo;s reflected as well.</p> <p class="p1">&nbsp;The fact that the butterfly has always been an icon in my work - my understanding that it represents transformation and proliferation of beauty - because the butterfly pollinates - also signifies the emergence of something new, or in my case, the inner child Stacey Hope coming &ldquo;home&rdquo; to myself in my work and my life. Leaving behind the necessity for objects and material things and wanting more life experience, more involvement in the world and being awestruck by the beauty that exists in this world - noticing inner beauty in all beings and the wondrous outrageous beauty of the planet is part of my emergence.</p> <p class="p1">I am the butterfly, constantly transforming and creating what I believe to be beauty - through my art, through my work with students in yogadance. The love I feel when I&rsquo;ve finished a class and I see the transformation of a student (who perhaps came into class quietly but danced/painted exuberantly and left joyfully) &ldquo;pollinates&rdquo; my collages. &nbsp;~May you know joy. May you know Peace. May you be free.</p> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:30:37 +0000 Esteban Ocampo Giraldo, Peter Barrickman, Kathryn Goshorn, Whitney Hubbs, Josh Jefferson, Christian Little, Soe Yu Nwe, Lee Relvas, Sarah Schlesinger - Zieher Smith & Horton - July 14th - August 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">A group exhibition featuring Peter Barrickman, Kathryn Goshorn, Whitney Hubbs, Josh Jefferson, Christian Little, Soe Yu Nwe, Esteban Ocampo-Giraldo, Lee Relvas, and Sarah Schlesinger.</p> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:53:58 +0000 Shen Jingdong, Jon Tsoi - WhiteBox - September 1st - September 30th <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Opening and Performance September 7, 2016 | 6-8PM</span></h3> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em><strong>No Head No Heart</strong> </em>is an encounter and exhibition of Shen JingDong and Jon Tsoi.</span></p> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:49:35 +0000 Henry Coupe - Viridian Artists - September 6th - September 24th Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:45:22 +0000 Slavs & Tatars - Tanya Bonakdar Gallery - September 9th - October 22nd Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:39:39 +0000 Hiroshi Senju, Shi Guowei, Rachel Garrard, Yang Xun, Sohan Qadri - Sundaram Tagore Gallery - Madison Ave - July 15th - August 13th <p style="text-align: justify;">Stop by our Madison location (1100 Madison Avenue, between 82nd and 83rd streets) to see our new show featuring paintings and photographs that evoke transcendent landscapes and meditative states. On view through the summer is work by Japanese artist Hiroshi Senju, Chinese artists Shi Guowei and Yang Xun, Indian-born Tantric guru Sohan Qadri, and British artist Rachel Garrard.</p> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:31:41 +0000 Keith Haring, Richard Prince, David Salle, George Condo, Eric Fischl, ‎Christopher Wool‬, Willem de Kooning, Cindy Sherman - Skarstedt Gallery - Upper East Side - July 8th - August 6th Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:24:01 +0000 David Salle, George Condo, Günther‬ Förg, ‎Rosemarie Trockel‬, Cindy Sherman - Skarstedt Gallery - Chelsea - July 8th - August 6th Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:22:39 +0000 Jennie C. Jones - Sikkema Jenkins & Co. - September 8th - October 8th Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:14:35 +0000 Leonardo Drew - Sikkema Jenkins & Co. - September 8th - October 8th Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:14:33 +0000 Brandi Twilley - Sargent's Daughters - July 26th - August 26th <p style="text-align: justify;">Sargent&rsquo;s Daughters is pleased to present &ldquo;The Living Room&rdquo;, an exhibition of paintings by the New York based artist Brandi Twilley. This will be Twilley&rsquo;s first solo exhibition and will open on Tuesday, July 26 6-8pm and be on view through August 26th, 2016.<br /> <br /> In &ldquo;The Living Room&rdquo; Twilley recreates, from an amalgamation of memory, Google searches, dreams and the few surviving Polaroids, her childhood home, which burned to the ground when she was sixteen in 1999. The ten paintings present the room from every angle and encompass multiple years, showing the slow decline of the house as it becomes consumed by water, waste, and, eventually, fire. The paintings are rendered in the saturated and murky colors Twilley associates with analog photography and, though devoid of human figures, are filled with human presence. <br /> <br /> Twilley began the paintings without plans, using free association to let them take shape as she remembered, following what felt familiar and real. As such the works are archaeological reconstructions dependent on emotional recollections. Twilley&rsquo;s paintings present a challenge to realism as she incorporates the imagined landscape of childhood that suffuses the present in memories of the past.<br /> <br /> Brandi Twilley (b. 1982, Oklahoma City, OK) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from Yale University, New Haven, CT in 2011 and has recently exhibited at Hood Gallery, Brooklyn and A.K.A. Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK.</p> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:08:38 +0000 CURT McDOWELL, Tom Rubnitz, Robert Ford, Seth Bogart, Rafa Esparza, Aimee Goguen, Brontez Purnell - Participant Inc. - July 17th - August 21st <p style="text-align: justify;">Screenings at Anthology Film Archives:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">August 11 &ndash; 18, 2016</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">THINGS is an exhibition of objects made by artists best known for their work in journalism and media. Drafted during moments of leisure and distributed largely through social means, the paintings, drawings and printed matter collected in the exhibition THINGS harness the quiet radicality of their activist origins. From the hyper-sexualized drawings and comics of filmmaker <strong>Curt McDowell</strong>, to the &lsquo;60s revisionist wall reliefs and high gloss paintings of video artist <strong>Tom Rubnitz</strong>, through music journalist and AIDS columnist <strong>Robert Ford</strong>ʼs underground black culture &lsquo;zine, THING &mdash; for &ldquo;she knows who she is&rdquo; &mdash; the tactics on display carry through to a younger generation, whose object-making bolsters or elaborates the artists&rsquo; primary, time-based practices. Through expressive self-portraiture, utopian world making, and scene-charting &lsquo;zine cultures, the materials assembled in THINGS evince the intensely vital and political potential of craft to reflect the world as it appears or is perceived at immensely personal moments of artistic reflection.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">THINGS is presented by <strong>ONE Gay &amp; Lesbian National Archives </strong>and <strong>PARTICIPANT INC</strong>, in collaboration with <strong>Anthology Film Archives, Video Data Bank, </strong>and <strong>Visual AIDS</strong>. The exhibition will be on view at ONE Gay &amp; Lesbian National Archives from September 17 &ndash; December 11, 2016.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Time-based art at <strong>Anthology Film Archives </strong>includes: a restoration retrospective of the films of <strong>Curt McDowell</strong>, a retrospective of <strong>Tom Rubnitz </strong>video works, as well as titles by <strong>Seth Bogart + Jennifer Stratford, Brice Dellsperger, Nazli Din&ccedil;el, Mariah Garnett, Aimee Goguen, Steve Hall + Cathee Wilkins, Dynasty Handbag, Josef Kraska, Young Joon Kwak + </strong><strong>Veli-Matti Hoikka</strong><strong>, Barry Morse, Brontez Purnell, Vanessa Roveto </strong>and <strong>Stephen Winter</strong>. See <strong> </strong>for full schedule. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Curt was curt, cute, controversial, and not celibate,&rdquo; wrote friend and collaborator George Kuchar. <strong>Curt McDowell </strong>worked in San Francisco from the late 1960s until his death in 1987 &ndash; a period that witnessed the Summer of Love, gay liberation, and the onset of HIV/AIDS, to which he succumbed at the age of forty-two. The author of numerous films that recast the American dream of plenty in pansexual terms, McDowell, like so many artists of his generation, indulged in the era&rsquo;s carnal abundance, and his appetites and experiences are reflected in his work, which alternates between the revealing and the puerile. His short films, such as Weiners and Buns Musical (1972) and Loads (1980), celebrate sex as well as genre-riffing and autobiographical narratives (McDowell&rsquo;s insatiable desire for seducing straight men is explicitly documented in his 16-mm works), and bear the influences of Jack Smith&rsquo;s lush, DIY, camp aesthetic, Rainer Werner Fassbinder&rsquo;s explosive melodrama, and Nan Goldin&rsquo;s glimpses of countercultural bohemia. McDowell exhibited his work in illustration and painting during one, 24-hour exhibition during his lifetime.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Over the course of the 1980s and up until his untimely death from HIV/AIDS related complications in 1992, <strong>Tom Rubnitz </strong>captured the personalities and energy of the East Village scene in his loony, anarchic, and hallucigenically-colored short videos. Screwball TV broadcasts from an alternate reality, these videos take the form of cooking shows, music videos, or kids shows, featuring downtown artists like Ann Magnuson, and drag legends-in-the-making RuPaul, the Lady Bunny, and Hapi Phace. As Amy Taubin wrote, Rubnitz's "glitter-dusted videos distill the sensibility of a generation of TV babies whose venue of choice was the Pyramid Club rather than the Whitney Museum." Rubnitz and his demented TV takeoffs live on in the YouTube era, with the ever-popular Pickle Surprise racking up over two million views and inspiring fan remixes and remakes. Rubnitz maintained a fine art studio practice and in SoHo and was included in various exhibitions, including a three-person show at Artists&rsquo; Space in 1980.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Robert Ford </strong>was a freelance journalist, publisher, and activist born and raised in Chicago. Creative Director of Rose Records, Ford was a frequent contributor to local publications like Jam Sessions, Chicago Music Magazine, Jazzgram in addition to maintaining regular columns in Planet Rock and Babble. His groundbreaking African-American-focused AIDS column ran in Pulse magazine until the time of his death in 1993. Ford collaborated with Trent Adkins and Laurence Warren to found Think Ink, an arts magazine that was, &ldquo;very Black, not very gay but queerfriendly.&rdquo; The publishing trio unleashed THING into the world shortly thereafter. Running from 1989-1993, THING &ndash; &ldquo;She Knows Who She Is&rdquo; &ndash; became legendary in &lsquo;zine communities, with distribution quantities ultimately rising to 3,000. Ford announced the final THING after the publication of the 10th issue, in order to focus on freelance writing projects.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Seth Bogart </strong>is a multi disciplinary artist living in Los Angeles, CA. Last year he had his first solo show, The Seth Bogart Show, in Los Angeles at 356 S. Mission Rd. He likes creating immersive worlds filled with paintings, video, sculpture, and music. He was a member of the bands Gravy Train!!!! and Hunx and His Punx and this year released the first album under his birth name. His first &lsquo;zine, Puberty Strike, was released in the late &lsquo;90s, followed by Psycho No. 1 Fan. He also runs a clothing line and store called Wacky Wacko. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Rafa Esparza </strong>was born in 1981 in East Los Angeles. Esparza studied at East Los Angeles College before transferring to UCLA. His intermedia performance practice spans installation, sculpture, drawing, and painting, exhibiting work at a variety of sites, including traditional fine art contexts (Made in LA, at The Hammer Museum; MexiCali Biennial at the Vincent Price Art Museum), and community-based platforms as well as outdoor public locations that he has independently sought out and organized.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Aimee Goguen </strong>is a video artist, object-maker and experimental animator who received her BFA and MFA from CalArts. Over the past five years, Goguen&rsquo;s work has screened internationally at venues like Redcat, Anthology Film Archives, ONE National Gay &amp; Lesbian Archives, Night Gallery, and Periwinkle Cinema, in addition to numerous stints at the Druid Underground Film Festival. She has performed in video work by Harry Dodge and provided animated sequences for William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (2010).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Brontez Purnell </strong>has been publishing, performing, and curating in the Bay Area for over ten years. He is author of the cult &lsquo;zine Fag School, frontman for his band The Younger Lovers, and founder and choreographer of the Brontez Purnell Dance Company. He was formerly a dancer with Gravy Train!!!, a queer electro indie band that gained national prominence in the mid-2000s. He earned a B.F.A. in Theatre and Contemporary Dance at California State University, East Bay, just published his first novella, Johnny Would You Love Me (if My Dick Were Bigger) with Rudos and Rubes, and will publish a second novel, Since I Laid My Burden Down&hellip;, with the Sister Spit imprint of City Lights Books.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Curt McDowell courtesy of The Curt McDowell Estate and 2nd floor projects, San Francisco. Tom<br />Rubnitz courtesy of Alan Mace, Mary Lu Roffe, Peter and Susan Rubnitz. THINGS issues courtesy<br />of ONE Archives, Steve Lafreniere, and Stephen Winter.</p> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 17:54:17 +0000 Group Show - Room East - July 15th - August 20th <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;"><a href="" target="_blank">P! </a>and ROOM EAST are pleased to present a summer group show, O / U, organized in collaboration with artist Aaron Gemmill. It is the first time the two galleries have worked together. The exhibition will take place in both venues, from 15 July through 20 August 2016. The show includes 25 artists working in a variety of media, including site-specific pieces.</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">The show&rsquo;s title is shorthand for &ldquo;over-under&rdquo;&mdash;which may refer to the combined score of a gambling or sporting event, a complicated sexual position, or a type of double-barrelled shotgun. In a formal context, over-under suggests overprinting or undercutting. As a maneuver to override or undermine, it has political and strategic connotations. Consider the &Uuml;bermensch and the underdog. Over-under juxtaposes two prepositions that exist in a dialectic: you cannot have one without the other. Divided between the two galleries, the works on view invoke spatial, hierarchical, and power relations in both overt and understated ways.</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">Please note: During the summer, P! is open Tuesday&ndash;Friday, 12&ndash;6pm and by appointment; ROOM EAST is open Thursday&ndash;Saturday, 12&ndash;6pm.</p> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 17:46:31 +0000 Group Show - P! - July 15th - August 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">P! and <a href="" target="_blank">ROOM EAST</a> are pleased to present a summer group show,&nbsp;<em> O / U</em> , organized in&nbsp; collaboration with artist Aaron Gemmill. It is the first time the two galleries have worked&nbsp; together. The exhibition will take place in both venues, from 15 July through 20 August 2016.&nbsp; The show includes 25 artists working in a variety of media, including site-specific pieces.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The show&rsquo;s title is shorthand for &ldquo;over-under&rdquo;&mdash;which may refer to the combined score&nbsp; of a gambling or sporting event, a complicated sexual position, or a type of double-barrelled&nbsp; shotgun. In a formal context, over-under suggests overprinting or undercutting. As a&nbsp; maneuver to override or undermine, it has political and strategic connotations. Consider&nbsp; the &Uuml;bermensch and the underdog. Over-under juxtaposes two prepositions that exist&nbsp; in a dialectic: you cannot have one without the other. Divided between the two galleries,&nbsp; the works on view invoke spatial, hierarchical, and power relations in both overt and&nbsp; understated ways.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Artists: Michael Assiff, Julie Ault &amp; Martin Beck, Barbara Bloom, Lars Breuer,&nbsp; Marcel Broodthaers, Sam Charles, Dexter Sinister, Jessica Dickinson, Aaron Gemmill,&nbsp; Wade Guyton, Marc Handelman, Phoebe d&rsquo;Heurle, Steven Holl, Miles Huston, James Kelly,&nbsp; Zoe Leonard, Kate Levant, Karel Martens, Ebecho Muslimova, Seth Price, Amy Yao,&nbsp; Brian O&rsquo;Doherty (Patrick Ireland), Aki Sasamoto, Matthew Schrader</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Please note: During the summer, P! is open Tuesday&ndash;Friday, 12&ndash;6pm and by appointment;&nbsp; ROOM EAST is open Thursday&ndash;Saturday, 12&ndash;6pm.</p> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 17:44:04 +0000