ArtSlant - Recommended en-us 40 Knox Martin - Woodward Gallery - September 1st, 2011 - September 30th, 2012 <h3 class="post-title entry-title"><a href="" rel="nofollow">Knox Martin | The Whaling Wall Public Art Project</a></h3> <div class="post-header"> <div class="post-header-line-1"></div> </div> <div class="post-body entry-content" id="post-body-1828748302891195038"> <div>Knox Martin's 7th NYC public art project is moving forward!</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>Knox Martin and Woodward Gallery announce this important public artwork, <em>The Whaling Wall</em>, to be premiered as a public mural at 334 Grand Street in New York, corner of Grand and Ludlow Streets scheduled to be completed September 2011.</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>The powerful image depicts man’s irresponsible killing of the whales, a metaphor for peace and a call for humanity.  Known for his muralist work, Knox was seen in the recent past on a cherry picker putting his signature in a more visible location when his <em><a href="" rel="nofollow">Venus</a></em> was partially covered by construction of a new building adjacent to that mural.</div> </div> <div></div> <div><span style="color: #000000;" color="#000000">The Whaling Wall is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas non profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purpose of The Whaling Wall must be made payable to Fractured Atlas (501(c)(3) public charity) and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. </span> </div> <div></div> <div>For information on how to be a part of The Whaling Wall please visit:</div> <p></p> <p>Please follow the link to read Knox Martin's blog on Greenpeace's website.</p> <div><a href="" target="_blank"><wbr>en/news-and-blogs/campaign-<wbr>blog/the-whaling-wall/blog/<wbr>35301/</wbr></wbr></wbr></a></div> <div></div> Thu, 03 May 2012 13:17:49 +0000 - KLOMPCHING GALLERY - March 9th, 2012 - May 19th, 2012 <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">From 2001, <strong>Ken Rosenthal’s</strong> subject has been an over-arching study of time, collective memory, fiction and cultural iconography; as seen through a somewhat brooding re-interpretation of historic negatives and photographs—specifically imagery from his own family album. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">He presents exceptionally crafted photographs—bleached, split-toned and blurred—that bring together a range of associations that seem at once shared yet highly personal, unknowable yet familiar. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: medium;">Like memory, his photographs are ethereal and ambiguous.</span></p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 19:09:13 +0000 - KLOMPCHING GALLERY - March 9th, 2012 - May 19th, 2012 <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: small;">In Wolf’s Honey, <strong>Vojtěch V. Sláma</strong> offers a wonderful glimpse of his world—days spent with friends, observations of his artist peers, visits to places and events, glances of strangers, still life and figurative studies—personal vignettes inherently connected to the tradition of Czech photography. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: small;">Together they reveal Sláma’s fascination with the beauty of ordinary life and moments that he snatches without fanfare and yet with such poetic force. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: small;">Stunningly rendered by the artist into Silver Bromide prints, the photographs are quiet, melancholic and at times—timeless.</span></p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 19:47:08 +0000 Ann Agee, Anne Chu, Mary Lucier, Betty Woodman - Brooklyn Museum of Art - February 24th, 2012 - August 26th, 2012 <p><em>Playing House </em>is the first in a series of installations that aim to engage visitors with the Brooklyn Museum’s period rooms. Artists Betty Woodman, Anne Chu, Ann Agee, and Mary Lucier have been invited to place site-specific artwork in eight of the Museum’s historic rooms, which have been interpreted by curators over the years to illustrate how Americans of various times, economic levels, and locations lived. The artists were asked to consider these factors when developing their ideas. The project originated with Woodman's observation that although being an artist means confronting the art of the past, no one can enter the past—except through “make believe,” or “playing house,” by which the past can be appropriated.</p> <p>Chu created magical birds and flowers out of textiles, feathers, paper, and metal, unexpectedly bringing nature and the outside world into the rooms. Lucier, who is descended from Dutch and Huguenot settlers, created videos that evoke memories of place and where we come from. Agee transformed the strict social order and luxury of the Milligan rooms into an artisan’s workshop, and Woodman created table settings and “carpets” incorporating painting and ceramics. <em>Playing House </em>occupies the Cupola House Dining Room, the Russell Parlor, the Cane Acres Plantation Dining Room, the Worsham-Rockefeller Moorish Smoking Room, the Schenck Houses, the Weil-Worgelt Study, and the Milligan Parlor and Library.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 02:32:11 +0000 Group Show - MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) - April 18th, 2012 - April 21st, 2013 <div class="description"> <p>This exhibition, covering the period from 1910 to today, offers a critical reassessment of photography's role in the avant-garde and neo-avant-garde movements—with a special emphasis on the medium's relation to Dada, Bauhaus, Surrealism, Constructivism, New Objectivity, Conceptual, and Post-Conceptual art—and in the development of contemporary artistic practices.</p> <p>The shaping of what came to be known as "New Vision" photography bore the obvious influence of "lens-based" and "time-based" works. El Lissitzky best summarized its ethos: "The new world will not need little pictures," he wrote in <i>The Conquest of Art</i> (1922). "If it needs a mirror, it has the photograph and the cinema."</p> <p>Bringing together over 250 works from MoMA’s collection, the exhibition features major projects by Man Ray, László Moholy-Nagy, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Germaine Krull, Gerhard Rühm, Helen Levitt, Daido Moriyama, Robert Heinecken, Ed Ruscha, Martha Rosler, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Philip-Lorca DiCorcia, and Walid Raad, among others. Photographic history is presented as a multivalent history of distinct "new visions," rooted in unconventional and innovative exercises that range from photograms and photomontages to experimental films and photobooks.</p> </div> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 00:22:54 +0000 Christina Massey - Corridor Gallery - April 13th, 2012 - May 19th, 2012 <p align="center"> </p> <p><b>CHRISTINA MASSEY</b></p> <p><b><i>Business &amp; Pleasure</i></b><i></i></p> <p><i>A solo exhibition at the Corridor Gallery Project Space</i></p> <p><i> </i></p> <p><b>OPENING RECEPTION Sunday, April 15<sup>th </sup>4-6pm.</b></p> <p><b></b>April 13<sup>th</sup> – May 19<sup>th</sup></p> <p><b><i><br /></i></b></p> <p><b><i>Business &amp; Pleasure</i> </b>comes to the Corridor Gallery Project Space a solo exhibition of Christina Massey.  Massey’s bold compositions are painterly and sculptural creations of recycled work clothes, older paintings, and new visceral paint elements.</p> <p>In the exhibition <i>Business and Pleasure </i>there is a sense of violence in the deconstruction and a sexualized tenderness holding pieces together as they fold into each other.  Bold colors slice and fold through the paintings, off setting these tactile squares.  </p> <p>Massey’s inspiration is driven from “the Economic Recession, Bank Bail Outs and the emotional ups and downs that have followed these events, I literally “destroyed” my past work in order to rebuild it in a new form.”  These organic pieces resemble tattered earthy quilts that are reminiscent of the artist’s personal journey, which resonates with the economic ups and downs to which everyone can relate. </p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 19:45:46 +0000