ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/show en-us 40 Caitlin Keogh - Mary Boone Gallery - 5th Ave. - March 5th - April 25th <p style="text-align: justify;">On 5 March 2015 Mary Boone Gallery will open at its Fifth Avenue location <em>The Corps</em>, an exhibition of paintings by CAITLIN KEOGH, curated by Piper Marshall.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Caitlin Keogh is a painter whose work plays with, and undermines, the traditional relationship between technical illustration and painting. Her use of pattern and decoration suggests that we approach the construction of imagery and its efficacy of communication with our eyes wide open.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The Corps </em>presents a new group of paintings that depict creative types: <em>The Modiste</em>, <em>The Writer</em>, <em>The Guest Lecturer</em>, <em>The Historian</em>. Each specialist works with materials to make things &ndash; whether fabric cut and sewn or words strung together to craft a narrative. The various creative practices are metaphors for today&rsquo;s artist and the various roles one assumes while producing ideas. Yet they are also indicative of Keogh&rsquo;s self-conscious processes and the roles she assumed to create this body of work. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For these paintings, Keogh sourced photographic imagery and illustrations from women&rsquo;s magazines dating from 1936 to 1939. This was a period when hand-drawn fashion illustration had not yet been superseded by photography, and when commercial iterations of Surrealism entered mainstream modes of distribution. Keogh re-fashions this source material while adding depictions of elements such as modeled hands, mannequins, and scraps of cloth that gesture toward commodity fetish. By using material from the past, Keogh asks us to reconsider imagery, specifically images targeted towards women.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In <em>The Modiste</em>, for example, a pink ribbon wraps its way around the composition, only to be severed by scissors held by the subject&rsquo;s own hand. The painting <em>The Novel </em>features a book by Marguerite Duras splayed open. The checkered pattern and flame-like decoration of the dust jacket presses the composition against the surface of the canvas, manipulating depth, illusion and expectation. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:15:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Yayoi Kusama - David Zwirner- 519 W. 19th - May 9th - June 13th Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:58:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - Independent - March 5th - March 8th <p>Admission $20 plus Sales Tax.<br />Tickets available onsite.</p> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:11:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Fernando Mastrangelo - Mike Weiss Gallery - March 12th - April 25th <p><strong>M</strong><strong>i</strong><strong>ke</strong><strong>W</strong><strong>e</strong><strong>i</strong><strong>ss</strong><strong>G</strong><strong>a</strong><strong>ll</strong><strong>e</strong><strong>r</strong><strong>y </strong>is pleased to present Fernando Mastrangelo&rsquo;s first solo show with the gallery, <em>N</em><em>O</em><em>TH</em><em>I</em><em>N</em><em>G</em>. Strategically using materials for their aesthetic and historical senses and for their power to signify, the works in <em>NOTHING</em> ignore any bias regarding criss-&shy;crossing design and fine art as well as commodity and aesthetic functions. By casting his net widely, NOTHING uses pure form and symbolic meaning to transform commodity goods into sculptures and wall-hanging pieces referencing art and social histories, the seductive ideas of sacred geometry, and the roots of Existentialism.</p> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:18:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Deborah G Nehmad - Kim Foster Gallery - April 9th - May 9th <p>&ldquo;Wasted&rdquo; is an exhibition of works on paper by Deborah G Nehmad that address the issue of gun violence in America. The artist incorporates repetitive mark making to translate visually what cannot be adequately conveyed through the abstraction of the written language. This is Nehmad&rsquo;s first solo exhibition at the gallery.</p> <p><br />Nehmad&rsquo;s drawing series &ldquo;wasted&rdquo; reveals that nothing has changed in terms of gun violence in the US over the past decade. The statistics themselves are staggering, but in order to affect the reforms necessary to reduce the violence, there must be an awareness of the fact that behind every statistic there are real people whose actual lives have been shattered. The burned holes in &ldquo;wasted&rdquo; and &ldquo;wasted (ii)&rdquo; represent the number of children and adults killed by guns in 2003 (left panel), 2004 (center panel) and 2005 (right panel). &ldquo;Wasted (iii)&rdquo; represents annual average gun fatalities for the period 2009 - 2013. The stitched red crosses represent homicides, the black x&rsquo;s suicides and the burned holes left bare are accidents or of unknown intent. The holes stiched over in red and black are casualties by police intervention.</p> <p><br />Using woodblocks that were burned during the process of creating the &ldquo;wasted&rdquo; pieces, Nehmad inked and rubbed the surface of the blocks to develop a series of unique printed works titled &ldquo;black and blue.&rdquo; The entire constellation of blue dots represent many of the victims throughout the last decade caught in the crosshairs of gun violence.</p> <p><br />While all artists want their work to be discussed, Nehmad has an even greater mission - the possibility that viewers will talk about the issues involved.</p> <p><br />Nehmad is a Honolulu-based artist. After years as a practicing attorney and working in politics, she chose a new path and earned an MFA in printmaking. Nehmad has participated in numerous solo shows and group exhibitions. Her work can be found in many public and private collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco, Yale University Art Gallery, the Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College, Smith College Museum of Art, Hood Museum at Dartmouth College, the Hammer Museum of UCLA, the Honolulu Museum of Art and the Hawaii State Art Museum.<br /><br /></p> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:47:40 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Dylan Spaysky - CUE Art Foundation - March 21st - April 24th <p><span style="font-family: helvetica; font-size: small;">Dylan Spaysky (b. Waterford, MI) lives and works in Detroit, MI. Selected exhibitions include: Susanne Hilberry (Detroit, MI), NGBK (Berlin), Michael Benevento (Los Angeles, CA), and Cleopatra&rsquo;s (Brooklyn, NY). Spaysky is Co-Director of Detroit artist-run space Cave, and has organized exhibitions around the area in venues such as Center Galleries and the abandoned car wash at Norwalk St. and Buffalo St. in Hamtramck.</span></p> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:16:10 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list USA | Jonathan Monaghan - bitforms gallery - March 22nd - May 3rd <p>bitforms gallery is pleased to announce Jonathan Monaghan&rsquo;s first solo exhibition in New York. Based in the U.S., Monaghan crafts surreal and psychologically driven works that operate within the real, imagined and virtual worlds. He builds absurdist 3D environments that contain compelling objects, often pulling from populist sources, such as historic architecture, religious iconography, design, science fiction, and advertising.</p> <p><em>Escape Pod</em>&nbsp;is an exhibition that features Monaghan&rsquo;s new video installation of the same name, as well as recent prints created in a process of computational collage. Conceived of as an ambitious and dreamlike HD animation,&nbsp;<em>Escape Pod</em>&nbsp;has been in production for several months, and was created with commercial animation software. It builds on a rich visual vocabulary of his past works, which will also be presented at the gallery in a special one-night screening.</p> <p><em>Escape Pod</em>&nbsp;is based on hunting mythologies of the Greek and Nordic traditions. It captures the journey of a golden stag that roams modernist spaces of authoritarian confrontation and material excess. Lavish bedrooms, airport checkpoints, and a luxury riot gear boutique are encountered, as the scenery unfolds from the perspective of a floating viewpoint that is framed as a continuous shot. In a climatic moment, the golden fawn is birthed out of a BoConcept sofa, only to be carried away, into a heavenly Duty Free shop in the clouds. Seamlessly looped in a twenty-minute cycle,&nbsp;<em>Escape Pod&nbsp;</em>suggests an apocalyptic decadent future &ndash; one that is militarized, totalitarian and permeated by extravagance. It is a representation of labored pursuits, particularly of the otherworldly or unobtainable.</p> <p>Also a New York debut,&nbsp;<em>After Faberg&eacute;</em>&nbsp;is a series of five-foot photographic prints that combine the experience of consumer technology and luxury goods. Mashing anatomy and design, these highly detailed compositions evoke alternate realities, if not fetishistic obsessions. The eggs are ornamented with human orifices, industrial vents, USB plugs &ndash; and even a Starbucks coffee shop. Resplendent in decorative detail, and enveloped by stark white backgrounds, their appearance is evocative of commercially functional products. Yet, each egg lacks a specific purpose, which causes these virtual objects to hold a strange and ominous power.</p> <p>The imagery of&nbsp;<em>After Faberg&eacute;</em>&nbsp;reappears in&nbsp;<em>The Pavilion</em>, an animation with a new age soundtrack that conflates the ostentation of Baroque architecture, a walk-in closet, and the folds of a gigantic anus.</p> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:08:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Takahiro Iwasaki - Asia Society Museum - January 27th - April 26th <p>Takahiro Iwasaki creates detailed miniature landscapes using towels, toothbrushes, used clothing, and other found and recycled materials. This exhibition is a part of Asia Society Museum&rsquo;s ongoing<em>&nbsp;In Focus</em>&nbsp;series, which invites contemporary artists to create new works, often in conversation with the Asia Society Museum&rsquo;s permanent collection of traditional Asian art.</p> <p>Michelle Yun<br />Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art<br />&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:21:36 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Wim Wenders - James Cohan Gallery - March 7th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Join us for a breakfast viewing and artist talk with filmmaker and photographer, Wim Wenders, on the occasion of his film retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art.&nbsp; Several of Wenders&rsquo; large-format photographs will be on view and he will briefly discuss his differing approaches to filmmaking and photography.&nbsp; Light breakfast refreshments will be served.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Wim Wenders is a renowned German film director, photographer, author and playwright.&nbsp; Born in 1945 in Dusseldorf, Germany, Wenders began his career with the rise of the New German Cinema at the end of the 1960s.&nbsp; Life on the road holds much allure for Wenders and has been the driving force in his cinematic and photographic oeuvres.&nbsp; His images of urban and rural landscapes function both as stories unfolding within a single frame and as archaeological dioramas, recording a specific moment in the life of a place.&nbsp; Wenders is the President of the European Film Academy and has received numerous honors for his work in film, including the Golden Lion, Golden Bear and Palme d&rsquo;Or.&nbsp; Wim Wenders lives and works in Berlin, Germany.</p> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:20:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Works are on loan from the National Museum of Myanmar in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw, Bagan Archeological Museum, Sri Ksetra Archaeological Museum, Hmawza, and the Kaba Aye Buddhist Museum, as well as works from public and private collections in the United States. - Asia Society Museum - February 10th - May 10th <p class="rtecenter"><strong>"Quietly majestic"<br />&mdash;&nbsp;<em>The New York Times</em></strong></p> <p><em>Buddhist Art of Myanmar</em>&nbsp;is the first exhibition in the West focusing on works of art from collections in Myanmar. The exhibition comprises approximately 70 spectacular works&mdash;including stone, bronze and wood sculptures, textiles, paintings, and lacquer ritual implements&mdash;from the fifth through the early twentieth century. Artworks include objects created for temples, monasteries, and personal devotion, which are presented in their historical and ritual contexts. The exhibition explores how Buddhist narratives were communicated visually and the multiplicity of regional styles. Many of the works in the exhibition have never been shown outside of Myanmar. Works are on loan from the National Museum of Myanmar in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw; Bagan Archeological Museum; Sri Ksetra Archaeological Museum, Hmawza; and the Kaba Aye Buddhist Museum, as well as works from public and private collections in the United States.</p> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:13:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Group Show - Clover's Fine Art Gallery - March 12th - April 12th Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:44:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Alexandre Arrechea, Glenda Léon, Adrian Fernández, Adriana Arronte, José Angel Vincench, Reynier Leyva Novo, Carlos Quintana. - Magnan Metz Gallery - March 13th - April 25th <p>Cuban Group Exhibition , Part one of a two part show.</p> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:17:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Andrew Gbur - Joe Sheftel Gallery - March 15th - April 12th Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:29:05 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Igor Eskinja - Scaramouche - March 13th - May 3rd <p>The first U.S. solo exhibition by Croatian artist Igor Eskinja features new works ranging from photography, sculpture to site-specific installation. Eskinja&rsquo;s abstract compositions are characterized by their particular production by way of accumulation; the works&rsquo; ephemeral and fragile state incorporate the very essence of transformation. &nbsp;The title of the exhibition refers to a bond between the poetic dimension (in the works themselves) and the economical context of exchange, abstraction and power.</p> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:37:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Christina Kjelsmark, Daniel Kordan, James Balog, Jeff Orlowski - NOoSPHERE - March 3rd - March 27th <p>Scandinavian fine art venture <strong>Nordic Artwork </strong>presents <strong><em>Polar Opposites</em></strong>, a unique exhibition that features artwork from the northern and southern hemispheres that capture the special beauty of the Polar Regions. The photographs by Daniel Kordan of Moscow, and landscape paintings and photographs by Christina Kjelsmark will be interspersed with images from <em>Chasing Ice</em>, an award-winning documentary film by James Balog and Jeff Orlowski.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Nordic Artwork will host a grand opening reception on Tuesday, March 3 from 6:30-9 p.m at NOoSPHERE, an artist-initiated nonprofit venue with a special focus on Norway.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Landscapes in the polar and sub-polar zones both north and south are stunning and harsh. People have been living above 60 degrees north&mdash;the Nordic lands&mdash;for thousands of years, whereas Patagonia has only been inhabited since 1865.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Living in these arduous regions exaggerates one&rsquo;s interaction with nature. The lives of the first inhabitants depended heavily on the climate, and, even to this day, people in these desolate lands are highly aware of shifting weather and wind. People on both ends of the globe are welcoming alternative energy sources, knowing that nature&rsquo;s power is strong and dependable.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Art communities at both poles are influenced by the striking landscapes. It is a huge challenge to paint these beautiful landscapes, and at the same time, do them justice to show their uniqueness and strength,&rdquo; said Kirsten Wildfang, co-founder of Nordic Artwork. &ldquo;With this exhibition we are trying to show our connectedness despite the thousands of miles separating us. We want to address the concern for climate affecting the people living at the poles, by focusing on their dependence on nature&rsquo;s unpredictability.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Nordic Artwork</strong> was created by Kirsten Wildfang and Tine Kryger, each a Danish expatriate in New York, as a way for individuals and businesses to collect high-quality Scandinavian art in an easily accessible way. Nordic Artwork currently represents nine artists who have been selected for their craftsmanship and international appeal. They come from a tradition of Scandinavian painters where clean lines, expert painterly technique and a distinctive light has long been known in the work of Vilhelm Hammersh&oslash;j, Edvard Munch and the Skagen painters. Both individual pieces and complete solutions for private and commercial spaces are available in the online gallery at NordicArtwork.com. Visit Nordic Artwork online at <a href="http://www.nordicartwork.com" rel="nofollow">www.nordicartwork.com</a> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/NordicArtwork" rel="nofollow">https://www.facebook.com/NordicArtwork</a></p> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:05:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Christina Kjelsmark, Daniel Kordan, Jeff Orlowsk - NOoSPHERE - March 3rd - March 27th <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">NORDIC ARTWORK&nbsp;UNITES THE MOST EXTREME POINTS OF THE EARTH WITH &ldquo;POLAR OPPOSITES,&rdquo; ITS FIRST MULTI-MEDIA ART EXHIBITION&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">March 3&mdash;27, 2015&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">Opening Reception:&nbsp;March 3,&nbsp;6:30-9pm&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">NOoSPHERE&nbsp;Arts&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">251 East Houston Street&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">New York, NY 10002&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607"><img class="WACImage SCX46516607" src="https://word-edit.officeapps.live.com/we/GetImage.ashx?&amp;Fi=SD58BAC402AAF8985C!2145&amp;C=5_810_SN2-SKY-WAC-WSHI&amp;ak=m%3Den%2Dgb&amp;ObjectDataBlobId=%7B963b739f-64ba-5f75-80f7-bc775a9304c6%7D%7B1%7D&amp;usid=b72da884-adae-4788-8cea-9dd279583091&amp;build=16.0.3629.1016&amp;waccluster=DB3B&amp;Word=1&amp;lcSessionId=40B3298C-070D-40BE-BC09-1DFEB74B36DB&amp;lcBackup=true&amp;lcMachineId=1fa2e64ce78f&amp;lcClusterId=DB3B" alt="Image" />NEW YORK CITY&mdash;Scandinavian&nbsp;fine art venture&nbsp;Nordic Artwork&nbsp;presents&nbsp;Polar Opposites, a unique exhibition that features artwork from the northern and southern hemispheres that capture the special beauty of the Polar Regions. The photographs by Daniel&nbsp;Kordan&nbsp;of Moscow, and landscape paintings and photographs by Christina&nbsp;Kjelsmark&nbsp;will be interspersed with images from&nbsp;Chasing Ice, an award-winning documentary film by James&nbsp;Balog&nbsp;and Jeff&nbsp;Orlowski.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">Nordic Artwork will host a grand opening&nbsp;reception&nbsp;on Tuesday, March 3&nbsp;from 6:30-9&nbsp;p.m&nbsp;at&nbsp;NOoSPHERE, an artist-initiated nonprofit venue with a special focus on Norway.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">Landscapes in the polar and sub-polar zones both north and south are stunning and harsh. People have been living above 60 degrees north&mdash;the Nordic lands&mdash;for thousands of years, whereas Patagonia has only been inhabited since 1865.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">Living in these arduous regions exaggerates one&rsquo;s interaction with nature. The lives of the first inhabitants depended heavily on the climate, and, even to this day, people in these desolate lands are highly aware of shifting weather and wind. People on both ends of the globe are welcoming alternative energy sources, knowing that nature&rsquo;s power is strong and dependable.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">&ldquo;Art communities at both poles are influenced by the striking landscapes. It is a huge challenge to paint these beautiful landscapes, and at the same time, do them justice to show their uniqueness and strength,&rdquo; said Kirsten&nbsp;Wildfang, co-founder of Nordic Artwork. &ldquo;With this exhibition we are trying to show our connectedness despite the thousands of miles separating us. We want to address the concern for climate affecting the people living at the poles, by focusing on their dependence on nature&rsquo;s unpredictability.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">Nordic Artwork&nbsp;was created by Kirsten&nbsp;Wildfang&nbsp;and Tine&nbsp;Kryger, each a Danish expatriate&nbsp;in New York, as a way for individuals and businesses to collect high-quality Scandinavian art in an easily accessible way. Nordic Artwork currently represents nine&nbsp;artists&nbsp;who&nbsp;have been selected for their craftsmanship and&nbsp;international appeal. They come from a tradition of Scandinavian painters where clean lines, expert painterly technique and a distinctive light has long been known in the work of&nbsp;Vilhelm&nbsp;Hammersh&oslash;j,&nbsp;Edvard&nbsp;Munch and the&nbsp;Skagen&nbsp;painters. Both individual pieces and complete solutions for private and commercial spaces are available in the online gallery at NordicArtwork.com.&nbsp;Visit Nordic Artwork online at&nbsp;<a class="Hyperlink SCX46516607" href="http://www.nordicartwork.com/" rel="nofollow">www.nordicartwork.com</a>&nbsp;<a class="Hyperlink SCX46516607" href="https://www.facebook.com/NordicArtwork" rel="nofollow">https://www.facebook.com/NordicArtwork</a>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">###&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">Media Contact:&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX46516607"> <p class="Paragraph SCX46516607">Kristen Tate Communications:&nbsp;646-4</p> </div> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:03:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list