ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 - International Center of Photography (ICP) - November 14th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Location: School at ICP, 1114 Avenue of the Americas</p> <p>Interested in our Full-Time Programs? Come to our Open House and learn more about the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">ICP-Bard MFA</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">One-Year Certificate</a><a href="" rel="nofollow">s</a>. Meet the Chairs of each program, learn how to apply,&nbsp;speak with alumni, and tour our state-of-the-art facilities.</p> <p><strong>Application deadlines:<br /><br /></strong>ICP-Bard MFA Program: January 16, 2015</p> <p>One-Year Certificate Program: March 6, 2015</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">RSVP Online�</a></p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:46:00 +0000 - Whitebox Art Center - November 8th 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM <p>Check-in and Passport Pickup at Headquarters Whitebox Art Center | 11am &ndash; 3pm</p> <p>Join us for a day-long immersion in New York&rsquo;s vibrant downtown arts scene. Stops along this self-guided gallery crawl through the Lower East Side and SoHo include art demonstrations and other interactive attractions. Along the way, guests receive artist-designed stamps in their custom-made &ldquo;passports&rdquo; to document the journey. The day culminates in a wrap party, featuring culinary experiences curated by&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Smorgasburg</a>&nbsp;and a silent auction in partnership with&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Paddle8</a>, benefitting&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CreativeTime</a>, a New York-based nonprofit arts organization.</p> <p>PASSPORT : The New Yorker 9th Annual is made possible with the support of event sponsors who contribute to the spirit of the occasion with custom giveaways and interactive opportunities throughout the day and evening.</p> <p>For more information visit:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:26:01 +0000 Group Show - Kasher|Potamkin - September 26th - November 1st Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:05:02 +0000 Rachel Siporin - Bowery Gallery - November 15th 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p>Rachel Siporin&rsquo;s solo exhibition<em>, Color Woodcuts</em>, opens at the Bowery Gallery, 530 West 25th Street, 4th Floor, October 28 and runs through November 22, with an Opening Reception Sat. Nov 1 3:00-6:00PM. The artist will discuss the content and process employed in her color reduction woodcuts in a Gallery Talk on Saturday November 15 from 3:00-4:00 PM.&nbsp; The work in the exhibition investigates personal narratives that include bathers by the shore, singers under the spotlight, and figures against the backdrop of natural disasters.</p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:03:35 +0000 - White Columns - November 8th - December 20th Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:50:09 +0000 - White Columns - November 8th - December 20th Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:49:59 +0000 Michelle Grabner - James Cohan Gallery - November 1st 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Please join Michelle Grabner and Museum of Arts and Design director Glenn Adamson for a gallery talk on the occasion of her current exhibition at James Cohan Gallery, NY. Grabner's exhibition will be extended through&nbsp;November 15, 2014.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For more on Michelle Grabner, visit her&nbsp;<strong><a href="" target="_blank">artist page</a></strong>&nbsp;or contact Laura Pinello at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><strong></strong></a></p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:53:04 +0000 Rosalee O. Isaly - Atlantic Gallery - November 4th - November 29th <p style="text-align: justify;">Atlantic Gallery is pleased to also presents <strong>PEQUENO, An Alternative Emphasis</strong> - a collection of small works executed by artist Rosalee O. Isaly in spare moments while working on larger themes. Please join us on Thursday, November 6, from 5:00 &ndash; 9:00 PM for the exhibition opening and to meet the artist.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:54:53 +0000 Emily Roz - Front Room Gallery - November 7th - December 28th <p>The paintings in Emily Roz&rsquo;s exhibition &ldquo;Ripe&rdquo; will surely make you blush. Referencing seedpods of a specific Southern Magnolia tree from the artist&rsquo;s youth in Chapel Hill, these lush, tactile paintings exude the sexuality of the reproduction system of the <em>Magnolia grandiflora. </em>The large, cone-like forms of the Magnolia fruit are made from multiple ovaries, which bear vivid red seeds, that hang from the individual follicles by long silken threads. Roz&rsquo;s depiction of these intimate parts of the pods is done at a larger scale, which arouses one&rsquo;s desire for closer inspection.</p> <p>Emily Roz exaggerates the visceral and sensual qualities
 of the pods through the use of saturated colors and the 
drama of baroque light. Roz enhances the shallow visual 
depth with the macro-texture of each form. She captures 
each minute detail of the final stages of propagation as 
the hard, lustrous crimson seeds protrude and penetrate their tantalizing furry enclosures. The exacting detail of these structures is counterbalanced by her use of the flat blue negative space surrounding the pods. These seemingly infinite fields of color paired with intense detail are inspired by Roz&rsquo;s love of Northern Renaissance and Flemish paintings that use color in both realistic and symbolic ways.</p> <p>&ldquo;These paintings are my way of flirting. They want to turn you on, in a painting kind of way. Their texture and shapes may make you blush while their color and light appeals to you on a more cerebral level. Plants and animals have evolved for their essential purpose: to procreate. In these paintings I explore how both artworks and people pull out all the stops to get attention. These paintings are reminders of the universal impulse to use whatever resources we have to attract and connect, physically, emotionally or intellectually.&rdquo;</p> <p>- Emily Roz</p> <p>Born in 1972, Emily Roz received a BA from Hampshire College where she studied Art History, Literature and Weaving. She went on to receive an MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She has been reviewed in <em>The New York Times, New York Magazine, Time Out New York, The Washington Post, Joy Quarterly, W+G</em> <em>Williamsburg News + Art, Apollo Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail and NewCity Chicago. </em>Emily was raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and currently works in Queens, and lives in New York with her husband and son. This is her third solo show at the Front Room Gallery.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:08:33 +0000 George Horner - Judith Charles Gallery - November 4th - December 6th <p>Judith Charles Gallery is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition at the gallery by art world fixture George Horner, <em>I Gave You a Retrospective at the City Dump</em>. Horner is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work uses humor, insult and wit to tell a personal story. The works often leave one with a smile and a feeling of nostalgia. Horner has been making art for over 30 years. The show is comprised of mostly text based letterpress posters and neon signs gleaned from personal conversations and overheard banter. &nbsp;His work has been featured in Artforum, Art in America, New York Magazine, as well as countless other publications. He has recently exhibited at the San Antonio Museum of Modern Art. Horner has participated in countless exhibitions around the world including many prestigious New York galleries over the years. Please join us on for the opening reception on Tuesday November 4<sup>th</sup> from 6 pm to 9 pm. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:02:00 +0000 - Smack Mellon - October 7th - November 6th <p>The application deadline is&nbsp;November 6, 2014, 4PM EST</p> <p>The 2015 Studio Program will be housed on the lower level of Smack Mellon&rsquo;s building at 92 Plymouth Street. &nbsp;The residency will take place from June 1, 2015 - May 15, 2016.</p> <p>Smack Mellon offers free studio space to eligible artists for an eleven-month period. The program provides 6 artists working in all visual arts media a free private studio space and a $5000 fellowship (dependent upon funding). The program does not provide living space. Artists also have access to shared facilities that include: a state-of-the-art digital production lab, including a set of 27" iMac workstations professionally configured for video and graphics editing, calibrated video monitors, a 3D-capable HD projector, surround-sound monitor speakers, flatbed scanners, a wide-format photo printer, a color laser printer and wireless internet access; a fabrication shop; and a shared kitchen/lounge area. Our staff is on-hand to provide technical support and to respond to the studio needs of our resident artists.</p> <p>Artists have access to a wood and metal fabrication shop with equipment including table saw, grinder, drill press, welding equipment, and hand tools. &nbsp;</p> <p>Studios range in size from 250 to 300 square feet. Not all studios have windows. Artists will not be permitted to choose their studio.</p> <p>Artists who are accepted into the program must be prepared to actively use their studio a minimum of 50 hours a month or they will lose it.</p> <p>**Please also note that due to the possibility of flooding in our basement studios, we strongly recommend that artists keep anything valuable off the floor at all times; therefore artists accustomed to working on the floor should think carefully about whether our studios will meet their needs.&nbsp;</p> <p>Eligibility<br />All applicants must be United States citizens or legal Permanent Residents of the United States, 18 years or older, may not be enrolled in any degree program, and must be able to demonstrate need for a studio. Applicants may not be a resident artist in another studio program at the same time as the 2015-16 Smack Mellon residency.</p> <p>Selection Process<br />A panel of arts professionals and artists will review applications and select artists for the 2015 season. Artists will be selected based on the quality of their work and their potential for making the most of their time in the program. All applicants will be notified by email. Please do not call the office for selection results.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:29:22 +0000 Bruce Wrighton - Laurence Miller Gallery - October 30th - December 20th <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: medium;">Laurence Miller Gallery presents <em>Bruce Wrighton: The Downtown Men, </em>a series of 20 color portraits taken in downtown Binghamton, New York, between 1986 and 1988. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: medium;">In the two years prior to his death, at the age of 38 in 1988, Wrighton photographed extensively on the streets of Binghamton, using a cumbersome 8 x 10 inch tripod-based camera. His subjects had to pose as long as six minutes while Bruce ensured that everything was correct in his viewfinder. In that time, his subjects would relax and drop their defenses, thereby allowing the photographer to produce an image both enduring and sympathetic. The parking lot attendant, the security guard, the man in the Johnny Cash tee-shirt - all responded to Bruce's quest, as he worked to produce a body of work offering a unique slice of America.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: medium;">Wrighton's portraiture has often been compared to that of August Sander and Diane Arbus. His work is in many important museum and corporate collections, including the Getty Museum, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the California Museum of Photography, Goldman Sachs and&nbsp; Dow Jones in New York, and the University of Pittsburgh.</span></p> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:05:29 +0000 Will Brown, Thomas Devaney, Vincent Katz - Laurence Miller Gallery - December 4th 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: medium;">Laurence Miller Gallery hosts an evening with photographer Will Brown - celebrating his monograph <em>The Picture that Remains,</em> published earlier this year. There will be a book signing, including the artist himself as well as Thomas Devaney, whose poems&nbsp;accompany the images in the book, and Vincent Katz, who wrote the introductory text.&nbsp;There&nbsp;will also be poetry readings by Devaney and Katz, as well as&nbsp;by Yvonne Jacquette and Jacob Burckhardt, who will read the poems of Edwin Denby.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:33:53 +0000 Will Brown - Laurence Miller Gallery - October 30th - December 20th <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: medium;">Laurence Miller Gallery presents <em>Will Brown: A Tender Light,</em> featuring 28 intimate black-and-white photographs taken in the early 1970's in Queen Village, an old mercantile area in south Philadelphia. This will be Brown's first solo exhibition in New York.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: medium;">Storefronts, old cars, and neighborhood residents are the primary focus here. Most often shooting early on Sunday mornings, Brown was able to capture scenes when the streets were mostly deserted, bathed in&nbsp;a very tender light - dusty shopfront windows, bedraggled Cadillacs, old apartment buildings with their windows and doors now tinned-up. The quality of light is reminiscent of the light in Eugene Atget's early morning vistas of Paris and the surrounding parks.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:44:38 +0000 Daniel Gordon - Wallspace Gallery - October 30th - December 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">Wallspace is pleased to announce<em> Screen Selections and Still Lifes</em>, Daniel Gordon&rsquo;s second solo exhibition at the gallery, opening Thursday, October 30th and running through December 20th.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is comprised of two bodies of work, a new group of large-scale still lifes, the artist&rsquo;s most ambitious and complex to date, and a new body of work, <em>Screen Selections</em>, which takes the textile-inspired backdrops Gordon uses in constructing his tableaux as a point of departure.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The still lifes on view compress a range of historical iconography into one cacophonous plane through a post-internet assemblage that includes analog and digital processes. Skulls, vases, fruit and vegetables are rendered in impossible perspective, made manifest through an obsessive culling and meticulous reconstructing&nbsp; of internet images. Here, Cubism, German Dadaism, Fauvism, Wiener Werkstaatte textiles and digital artifacts collide to form a vibrant surface, reverberating across time periods and styles.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">While the still lifes are immersive and almost psychedelic in their optical density, the<em> Screen Selections</em> assert themselves as abstract compositions that appear divorced from time, place or context. In these works, Gordon selects sections from his constructed backgrounds and re-presents them as their own discrete, self-referential works. The patterning and colors that once framed objects within the compositions are now foregrounded and flattened out, reintroduced into the two-dimensional plane (i.e. screen) from which they were initially extracted.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Daniel Gordon (b. 1980, Boston, MA) holds a BA from Bard College and an MFA from Yale School of Art. He is the recipient of the 2014 Paul Huf Award and has participated in numerous important group exhibitions including New Photography 2009 at the Museum of Modern Art, NY and Greater New York 2010 at MoMA PS1. His work is currently on view in a solo exhibition, <em>Shadows, Patterns, Pears</em>, at FOAM, Amsterdam and in Secondhand, at Pier 24, San Francisco. The following books on his work are available at the gallery:<em> Still Lifes, Portraits and Parts</em>,(Morel, 2013); <em>Flowers and Shadows</em>,(Onestar Press, 2011); and <em>Flying Pictures</em>, (powerhouse Books, 2009).</p> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:57:39 +0000 Maurizio Cattelan - Venus Over Manhattan - November 7th - January 10th, 2015 <div class="section panelOverview panelOverview" data-selector="Overview"> <div class="text-overview showFullText"> <p style="text-align: justify;">From 7 November&nbsp;to 10 January 2015&nbsp;Venus Over Manhattan and Sotheby&rsquo;s S|2 (30 October &ndash; 26 November 2014) will present&nbsp;<em>Cosa</em> <em>Nostra</em>, the first major exhibition of Maurizio Cattelan&rsquo;s work since <em>Maurizio Cattelan:&nbsp;All,</em>&nbsp;the 2011/12 Guggenheim retrospective, and the artist&rsquo;s subsequent retirement. Curated by Adam Lindemann, this exhibition will showcase a range of works from Cattelan&rsquo;s career, including many of the artist&rsquo;s most recognizable iconography that has made him one of the most idiosyncratic and unique of his generation. A direct response to&nbsp;<em>All</em>,&nbsp;<em>Cosa Nostra</em>&nbsp;will utilize a distinct and dramatic exhibition design in each presenting venue, highlighting the artist&rsquo;s works as powerful, individual objects. At Venus Over Manhattan, the works will exist in isolation; at S|2, the viewer will be immersed in their images.</p> <div class="textFull"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Alexander Rotter, Co-Head of Sotheby&rsquo;s Worldwide Contemporary Art Department, commented: &ldquo;Maurizio Cattelan is one of the most distinctive artists of our time. Whether we are amused, shocked, or even outraged, no one can walk by a Cattelan without appreciating the profound force of his work.&rdquo;Adam Lindemann commented: &ldquo;Our title of&nbsp;<em>Cosa Nostra</em>&nbsp;refers to Maurizio&rsquo;s Italian roots and sensibility, as well as to my confidence in him. It&rsquo;s also a wink to S|2 and Venus&rsquo;s collaboration on this exciting double show.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Cattelan&rsquo;s body of work forces his viewers to consider their position within the world. His absurdist compositions are unsettling both physically and psychologically. This is most profoundly realized in the works which display taxidermied animals in a variety of environments.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 1997, Cattelan observed the decrepit, pigeon-filled Italian pavilion of that year&rsquo;s Venice Biennale prior to the opening. He responded by presenting taxidermied birds sprawled throughout the space in a work entitled&nbsp;<em>Turisti,</em>&nbsp;thus elevating this debris to the level of high art. The exhibition will feature all of the taxidermied animals in Cattelan&rsquo;s repertoire.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the&nbsp;<em>Untitled</em>&nbsp;sculpture using a broom and canvas, Cattelan recalls the monochromatic paintings of Piero Manzoni and Lucio Fontana to create a self-supporting balancing act using the weight of the object resting on the canvas to shape the pictorial plane. The artist recalls Duchampian humor by using found objects to question the nature of the art object as well as the nature of the art world much like the Arte Povera master himself. Executed in 2009, one from this edition of three was jointly acquired by the Menil Collection, Houston and the Dallas Museum of Art.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Ave Maria</em>, from 2007, is comprised of three uniformed arms extending bodiless from the wall in a fascist salute. Confronting issues of mass violence, power and conformity, Cattelan&rsquo;s severed arms are hung on the wall as if a decorative element in a home. Instead of uniforms, the arms don everyday business suits, drawing an analogy between the everyday banality and conformity of office life and fascist Germany.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Throughout his career Cattelan has reveled in the interplay between good and evil, humor and irreverence. With the unnerving wax sculpture&nbsp;<em>Him</em>, the artist confronts us with the head of Adolf Hitler on the kneeling body of a twelve-year old boy, hands clasped, if not quite in prayer then in a gesture of obeisance unlikely in history&rsquo;s most reviled leader.</p> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:51:42 +0000