ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 George Cochtrane, Jess Frederick, Barbara Norman - FiveMyles - May 14th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>The Interlude Project presents rotating exhibitions on the 500 ft-long plywood wall that protects a construction site adjacent to FiveMyles.</p> <p>Join Interlude artists&nbsp;<a id="yui_3_17_2_1_1462471055751_2258" href="" rel="nofollow"><strong>George Cochtrane</strong></a>,&nbsp;<strong>Jess Frederick</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Barbara Norman</strong>&nbsp;for a joint reception to celebrate their exhibits as part of Interlude.</p> <p>More information about the Interlude Project &amp; FiveMyles Gallery:&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 May 2016 18:50:31 +0000 Hanne Tierney, Gautam Dasgupta - FiveMyles - May 14th 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p>Join us for the closing reception and final performances of&nbsp;&ldquo;Baby, said Alice B. Toklas. . .&rdquo;, an experiment in self-performing theater by Hanne Tierney. &nbsp;A panel discussion will take place at 4pm with Gautam Dasgupta, art historian and scholar, and artist Hanne Tierney.</p> <p>The 15 min. performances will take place from 1pm to 6pm.</p> <p>This self-performing theater revels in and transcends its own artificiality. The precise movements of two cloth figures, hula hoops, copper pipes, and fabric configurations are being controlled in plain sight by a wood and plexiglass device. &nbsp;An elaborate, visible robot brain sends messages to the device whose levers literally manipulate the strings of the performing materials, creating the gestures, lights and dialogue.</p> <p>The figures are Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein, who argue over the worth of Stein's avant-garde plays and operas.</p> <p>Unstrung, a&nbsp;concurrent installation of performance objects from several of Tierney&rsquo;s previous productions is on view in the gallery.</p> <p>Learn more about the exhibition here:</p> Thu, 05 May 2016 18:40:39 +0000 - Pulse New York - March 3rd - March 6th <p>Solo Booth Installation in conjunction with Honey Ramka</p> Thu, 05 May 2016 12:58:45 +0000 Aleah Chapin - Flowers Gallery NY - May 12th - June 11th <p>Flowers Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Aleah Chapin, exploring representations of identity through the physical manifestations of gender and the aging of the&nbsp;body.</p> <p>Following on from her internationally renowned series &lsquo;<em>Aunties</em>&rsquo;, which presented a frank and revealing depiction of the bodies of women she had known throughout her life, Chapin&rsquo;s new series of monumentally-scaled nudes navigates the boundaries of gender specificity, exploring both the male and female experience of the&nbsp;body.</p> <p>This line of inquiry first began when Chapin witnessed the transition of her cousin Qwill, who recently came out as gender neutral. The painting that she produced of Qwill shortly after breast-removal surgery, led to a new painterly investigation of the union of identity and physical form, also exploring the potential area of division between the two. Balancing a sense of absence from the delicate surgical scars with the determination and self-awareness implied by Qwill&rsquo;s upright posture, the painting appears to be charting an inner as well as physical&nbsp;journey.</p> <p><em>Paula</em>, the title of a painting of a young male nude, proposes further complexities inherent in the outward projection of gendered identity. The subject of the painting (born Paul Angelo) has described the chosen name &lsquo;Paula&rsquo; as reflecting a total unity and balance between both a feminine and masculine sensibility. Captured within the painting, the relaxed pose of the nude figure, with gently closed eyes and unclenched fists, signals a sense of internal&nbsp;poise.</p> <p>Painting her subjects throughout the cycle of life, from birth to old age, Chapin traces the passage between youthful strength, and the gradual gravitational shifts and slippages evident within the body over time. Presented against a white background, with skin tones diffused by a pale light, the nude subjects appear to radiate a quiet energy. Through this, Chapin articulates ideas of the body as both a channel through which we experience and connect with the world, and as a vessel, containing something less knowable and&nbsp;certain.</p> Wed, 04 May 2016 18:16:05 +0000 LOVE|FORTE, Everett Saunders, Jasmine Murrell, Nia Love, Vincent Ballentine - Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) - May 7th - July 10th <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><strong><em>being&nbsp; Memory</em></strong></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><em>Curated by&nbsp;</em></strong></span><strong><em>Marjani Fort&eacute;-Saunders</em></strong></span></p> <p align="center"><strong style="text-align: left;"><em><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></em></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">Opening Reception: Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7pm &ndash; 10pm</span></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">On View: May 7 &ndash; July 10, 2016</span></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><em>Presented by the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts</em></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><img style="vertical-align: top; margin: 10px auto; display: block;" src="" alt="Photo by Alex Escalante" /></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA)</strong>&nbsp;is pleased to present<strong><em>being&nbsp; Memory</em></strong><em>&nbsp;</em>an exhibition and performance series curated by choreographer&nbsp;</span><strong>Marjani Fort&eacute;-Saunders</strong><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>.&nbsp;</strong>The spring exhibition will be on view at MoCADA from&nbsp;<strong>May 7 &ndash; July 10, 2016</strong>. The opening reception will take place on&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, May 7, 2016</strong>, from&nbsp;<strong>7pm to 10pm</strong>, with music&nbsp;by&nbsp;<strong>Manchildblack</strong>&nbsp;and hosted by&nbsp;<strong>Monstah Black</strong>. MoCADA is located at&nbsp;<strong>80 Hanson Pl.</strong>&nbsp;in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;"><em>being&nbsp;Here... in Memory is&nbsp;</em>an interdisciplinary exploration of poverty, mental illness, and the mystic properties of survival. The exhibition features sculptural, sound, and new media installations by&nbsp;<strong>Vincent Ballentine</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Nia Love</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Jasmine Murrell,&nbsp;</strong>and<strong>&nbsp;Everett Saunders.&nbsp;</strong>The installations are constructed in dialogue with two distinct dance works:<strong>&nbsp;<em>being&nbsp;Here.../this time</em></strong>, choreographed by&nbsp;<strong><em>Marjani&nbsp;</em></strong><strong><em>Fort&eacute;-Saunders,&nbsp;</em></strong>and&nbsp;<strong><em>Memory Withholdings,</em>&nbsp;</strong>choreographed by<strong>&nbsp;LOVE|FORTE.&nbsp; A live performance of these works will take place in&nbsp;</strong>the Main Gallery throughout the duration of the exhibition.</span></p> <p><strong><em><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></em></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><em>being&nbsp;Here.../this time&nbsp;Performance Dates:</em></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">Friday, May 20, 2016 |&nbsp;7PM</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">Saturday, May 21, 2016 |&nbsp;7PM</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">Sunday, May 22, 2016 |&nbsp;7PM</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Tickets: $20.00</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><em>Memory Withholdings Performance Dates:</em></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">Thursday, June 23, 2016 |&nbsp;7PM</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">Friday, June 24, 2016 |&nbsp;7PM</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">Saturday, June 25, 2016 |&nbsp;7PM</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Tickets: $20.00</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">This spring, join us for events that expand&nbsp;<em>being&nbsp; Memory&nbsp;</em>beyond the Main Gallery.<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Programs&nbsp;include a creative writing workshop<strong>&nbsp;</strong>facilitated in partnership with&nbsp;<strong>New York Writer&rsquo;s Coalition</strong>; an interactive exhibition tour and dialogue led by exhibiting artists, a day-long self-care workshop hosted by&nbsp;<strong>Harriet&rsquo;s Apothecary</strong>; a youth movement workshop taught by&nbsp;<strong><em>Marjani&nbsp;</em></strong><strong><em>Fort&eacute;</em></strong>, and more. For more information, please visit&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a>.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p align="center"><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">###</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) uses the visual arts as a point of departure for exploring new artistic production across a variety of disciplines. Through exhibitions and programming, MoCADA incites dialogue on pressing social and political issues facing the African Diaspora, and fosters a dynamic space for the creation and continuous evolution of culture.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 04 May 2016 14:38:50 +0000 Sara Jimenez - FiveMyles - May 28th - July 3rd <p>In the attempt to capture and contain lost information, <strong>Sara Jimenez</strong> weaves fabric nets which are suspended from the ceiling of the gallery and fill the space. These nets are filled with natural debris and objects that have been altered and transformed by the sea. The viewers navigate around the nets, catching phrases of conversation that emanate from them while surrounded by ambient sound.<br /> <br /> In collaboration with <strong>Or Zubalsky</strong>, Jimenez has created audio vignettes. The audio is a compilation of recorded interviews with various family members from the Philippinesnestled into the installation like mined artifacts being recovered from the brink of obscurity.&nbsp;</p> <p>The environment is not a static or fixed space, but rather an unending attempt to excavate the vast space of cultural memory. Two performers in an elevated space continue to weave and create new nets, pointing to endless process that seeking entails.</p> <p>Performances: Every Sunday through July 3 at 4pm</p> <p>Artist Talk: Sunday, June 12 at 4pm</p> <p>More information about the exhibition and the artist:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> Tue, 03 May 2016 17:56:05 +0000 - Fridge Art Fair - May 7th - May 9th <p style="text-align: justify;">A Gem of a Fair in a Jewel of a Space &shy; Fridge at Landmark Angel Orensanz Center</p> <div style="text-align: justify;">May 7&shy;-9 ,2016, Opening reception&nbsp;<a dir="ltr">Saturday, May 7, 2016</a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br clear="none" />Fridge Art Fair and Angel Orensanz Center are pleased to present the Fridge New York 2016. In what founding director Eric Ginsburg dubs "The Big Freeze" Edition.&nbsp; Fridgers return to the historic heart of the neighborhood where the Fair was born in May 2016 with a venue/producer collaboration that marries the current character of the Lower East Side as THE burgeoning art district downtown and it's history as a multicultural melting pot and a center of Jewish life.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Most exhibitors this time around are returnees to the small fair who enjoy the creative freedom Fridge provides in term of form and content, especially in a flexible space such as this. They range from artists such as recent Mana resident Johan Wahlstrom, and Miami's Virginia Erdie (who will once again also present works by her young students), and photographer David Graham, to innovative galleries and collectives such as Pittsburgh's BoxHeart Gallery, NYC's own Con Artist Collective, Vanderplas Gallery presenting work of Konstantin Bokov, and the home of the first Fridge Art Fair, Gallery OneTwentyEight presenting an installation by Kazuko Miyamoto and David Fenn.<br clear="none" />A site&shy;specific installation by Angel Orensanz will be featured on the main floor of the venue. other special presentations include a marathon opening vernissage (4&shy;-11pm&nbsp;<a dir="ltr">Saturday May 7</a>, music, goodies and refreshments) poetry readings by Jeffrey Cyphers Wright and Jason Greendyk, Eric Ginsburg's Doggie Salon (bring your pet, portion of proceeds benefit BARC). All admission to Fridge is by suggested donation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Angel Orensanz Foundation occupies a former Ashe Synagogue, a registered Historic Landmark that currently serves many functions including as a house of worship. It is the Oldest Synagogue in New York City and is often considered the birthplace of Reform Judaism. After the DOB closed the venue and forced the Fair to relocate in 2014, this edition, on the heels of the Center's re&shy;opening, has deep meaning for the Fair. "It's not only the best location for us," says fair curator Linda DiGusta, "It has the best spirit."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: center;">Fair Dates: May 7-9</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: center;"><a>Angel Orensanz&nbsp;Foundation</a></p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: center;">172 Norfolk Street</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: center;">Opening "Fridge Freeze" gala to&nbsp;benefit The</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: center;">Angel Orensanz&nbsp;Foundation for The Arts.</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: center;">May 7, 8-11 PM, 2016</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: center;">For press/vip info please email<a></a></p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: center;">FAIR HOURS:</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: center;">4PM-8 PM Saturday, May 7 2016</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: center;">11AM-11PM Sunday, May 8 2016</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: center;"><strong>&amp;</strong></p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: center;">10 AM - 5 PM Monday, May 9 2016</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: center;"><strong>ADMISSION:&nbsp;</strong></p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: center;"><strong>ADULTS $20</strong></p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: center;"><strong>STUDENTS &amp; SENIORS $10</strong></p> Mon, 02 May 2016 05:20:26 +0000 Group Show - National Academy Museum - May 18th - May 31st Sun, 01 May 2016 17:31:21 +0000 Arash Hanaei - Ludlow 38 - April 24th - June 5th <p style="text-align: justify;">Arash Hanaei has been portraying the city of Tehran since 2008. His digital drawing series entitled&nbsp;<em>Capital</em>&nbsp;dissects its shifting pattern of streets and their inherent contradictions. Based upon his own documentary photographs, the artist interprets the capital city&rsquo;s constant transformation and the chaotic superimposition of dissonant layers with formal austerity. Primarily black-and-white or greyish-green, the drawings reduce the original amount of information on the photographic image to a minimum and direct the viewer&rsquo;s attention to the cultural and geopolitical underpinnings inscribed in the urban landscape.<br /><br />Among other works,&nbsp;<em>Capital Complex</em>&nbsp;presents Hanaei&rsquo;s history of advertising in Tehran&rsquo;s public space narrated in two series, one featuring billboards and another one murals with war heroes and martyrs. After the Iranian Revolution and during the Iran-Iraq war, propaganda images took the place of advertisements for foreign products. Ever since the latter began making their way back into the cityscape, they have coexisted with the other, political images and texts, often displaying slogans with similar language. Hanaei&rsquo;s visual alphabet of the dynamics of past and present in Tehran recounts a local history within its global context.<br /><br />In Hanaei&rsquo;s first solo exhibition in the United States, Tehran&rsquo;s urban architecture merges with the display walls at MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38. The visual works are presented alongside a new audio piece in which the artist reflects on a future project devoted to the capital city of Paris.<br /><br />The exhibition opens this Sunday, April 24,&nbsp;6-8pm, and will be on view through June 5.&nbsp;Please also join us for an artist talk with Arash Hanaei on April 27, 7pm. Visit our&nbsp;<a href=";id=f6e5ac5b98&amp;e=49c63fef92" target="_blank">website</a>&nbsp;for more information.</p> Sun, 01 May 2016 06:51:04 +0000 - Printed Matter, Inc. - May 5th 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span style="line-height: 31.9992px; text-align: -webkit-center;">Published by&nbsp;</span><a style="color: #000000; font-family: Palatino, 'Palatino Linotype', 'Palatino LT STD', 'Book Antiqua', Georgia, serif; font-size: 24px; line-height: 31.9992px; text-align: -webkit-center;" href=";id=111ef244e1&amp;e=7afeabc22d" target="_blank">Timothy Taylor</a><span style="line-height: 31.9992px; text-align: -webkit-center;">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span><a style="color: #000000; font-family: Palatino, 'Palatino Linotype', 'Palatino LT STD', 'Book Antiqua', Georgia, serif; font-size: 24px; line-height: 31.9992px; text-align: -webkit-center;" href=";id=a6d70c1ee3&amp;e=7afeabc22d" target="_blank">Sternberg Press</a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 24.004px; text-align: center;">A fully illustrated publication, with newly commissioned texts by</span><br style="font-family: Palatino, 'Palatino Linotype', 'Palatino LT STD', 'Book Antiqua', Georgia, serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 24.004px; text-align: center;" /><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 24.004px; text-align: center;">Piper Marshall and Domenick Ammirati, designed by Zak Group.</span></p> <table style="font-family: Palatino, 'Palatino Linotype', 'Palatino LT STD', 'Book Antiqua', Georgia, serif; color: #000000; line-height: 1.3333; font-size: 24px; width: 620px;" width="620" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="font-family: Palatino, 'Palatino Linotype', 'Palatino LT STD', 'Book Antiqua', Georgia, serif; margin: 0px; border-collapse: collapse;" align="center" valign="center">Published by&nbsp;<a style="color: #000000;" href=";id=111ef244e1&amp;e=7afeabc22d" target="_blank">Timothy Taylor</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a style="color: #000000;" href=";id=a6d70c1ee3&amp;e=7afeabc22d" target="_blank">Sternberg Press</a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="font-family: Palatino, 'Palatino Linotype', 'Palatino LT STD', 'Book Antiqua', Georgia, serif; color: #000000; font-size: 17px; line-height: 24.004px; width: 600px;" width="600" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="font-family: Palatino, 'Palatino Linotype', 'Palatino LT STD', 'Book Antiqua', Georgia, serif; margin: 0px; border-collapse: collapse;" align="left"> <p style="margin: 10px 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: center;">A fully illustrated publication, with newly commissioned texts by<br />Piper Marshall and Domenick Ammirati, designed by Zak Group.</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Sun, 01 May 2016 06:41:51 +0000 Kirk Mangus - James Cohan Gallery - Lower East Side - May 20th - June 26th Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:14:45 +0000 Lee Mullican - James Cohan Gallery - May 12th - June 18th <div class="release"> <div class="text"> <div style="text-align: justify;">James Cohan is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by the late California artist Lee Mullican (1919-1998) in the Chelsea gallery space from May 12 through June 11, 2016. &nbsp;The exhibition will feature paintings and drawings from the late 1950s through the 1960s. An exhibition of paintings produced by Mullican between 1949 and 1961 will be on view at Susan Inglett Gallery, located at 522 West 24 Street, from April 28 through June 4.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Mullican&rsquo;s productive sixty-year career was launched in San Francisco as one of three artists who identified as the Dynaton Group. Through a chance meeting, he became close to Gordon Onslow Ford and later met the Surrealist painter, Wolfgang Paalen, who had published the influential Dyn Magazine. Their shared interests culminated in the seminal&nbsp;<em>Dynaton</em>exhibition at San Francisco Museum of Art in 1951 which not only included the work of the three artists, but also featured objects from their own collections of pre-Columbian and Native American artifacts. These works by indigenous artists including kachina dolls, Zuni wood carvings, Sioux pictographs, Navajo rugs, Rio Grande blankets and pre-Columbian and Northwest coast art, were treasured for their powerful rhythms. Though short-lived, the Dynaton Group&rsquo;s philosophies became foundational to his career.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Mullican&rsquo;s paintings are a uniquely West Coast exploration into abstraction; one that is grounded in content, full of mysticism and connections to the transcendent. Mullican describes, &ldquo;We were involved with a kind of meditation, and for me this had a great deal to do with the study of nature, and the study of pattern&hellip;We were dealing with art as a way of meditation.&rdquo; &nbsp;This outlook was in contrast to the heroic, action-driven work made by their contemporaries, the New York School of Abstract Expressionists, on the East Coast.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <div class="release"> <div class="text"> <div style="text-align: justify;">Through a close exploration of nature and the prehistoric past, Mullican focused on finding new meanings through formal problems of composition, color and mark making. He created a unique method of applying paint to the canvas with the thin edge of a printer&rsquo;s knife, building up the surface with textured, fine lines--a technique he referred to as striation. This signature mark-making &ldquo;excited the surface&rsquo;&rdquo; and the paintings seemed to &ldquo;vibrate into being.&rdquo; The high-keyed yellows in many conjure up the golden lights of a radiating cosmos, while in others the deep reds, violets and browns form mystic mountains inspired by &ldquo;walks in landscapes that appeared from the depths of the mind.&rdquo;&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Always a seeker, Mullican culled influences from a wide range including his job as a topographer during WWII from which he developed the mapmaker&rsquo;s bird&rsquo;s-eye perspective, to Surrealism&rsquo;s automatism, to Zen Buddhism and later from his studies of the tantric art of India, finding a kinship with the conflation of concepts of outer and inner-space.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Lee Mullican was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma in 1919 and died in Los Angeles in 1998. He attended the Kansas City Art Institute after transferring from the University of Oklahoma in 1941. Upon his graduation from the Institute in 1942, Mullican was drafted into the army, serving for four years as a topographical draughtsman. Mullican traveled to Hawaii, Guam and Japan before ending his tenure in the army in 1946, when he moved to San Francisco. After winning a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in 1959, he spent a year painting in Rome before returning to Los Angeles where he joined the teaching staff of the UCLA Art Department in 1961, keeping his position for nearly 30 years. He divided the later part of his life between his homes in Los Angeles and Taos, traveling internationally and co- organizing exhibitions at UCLA. Mullican&rsquo;s works are included in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as in numerous other institutions.</div> </div> </div> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:16:34 +0000 The Propeller Group - James Cohan Gallery - Lower East Side - April 8th - May 15th <div class="release"> <div class="text"> <p style="text-align: justify;">James Cohan is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition by The Propeller&nbsp;Group, running from April 8 through May 15 at the gallery&rsquo;s Lower East Side location.&nbsp;The exhibition presents the New York premier of&nbsp;<em>The Living Need Light, The Dead Need&nbsp;Music,</em>&nbsp;a film work originally created for&nbsp;<em>Prospect.3</em>&nbsp;New Orleans biennial in 2014. Also&nbsp;on view is&nbsp;<em>AK-47 vs. M16,&nbsp;</em>made in collaboration with Grand Arts, Kansas City and&nbsp;presented at Venice Biennale in 2015. This is the artist&nbsp;collective&rsquo;s first exhibition at James Cohan.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Founded in 2006, The Propeller Group (TPG) is a collaboration between three&nbsp;multi-disciplinary artists based in Ho Chi Minh City and Los Angeles; Phunam,&nbsp;Matt Lucero and Tuan Andrew Nguyen. Their multimedia works use the languages&nbsp;of advertising and politics to initiate conversations about power, propaganda and&nbsp;manipulation, especially as they relate to fallen Communist dictatorships and the&nbsp;rapid rise of capitalism in Vietnam and beyond. TPG became well-known for their&nbsp;2011 advertising parody<em>Television Commercial For Communism</em>, included in the New&nbsp;Museum&rsquo;s<em>Ungovernables</em>&nbsp;2012 Triennial exhibition. Consistently, their work crosses&nbsp;traditional lines between art and mainstream media. They explain, &ldquo;We like to play. We&nbsp;align ourselves with different cultural producers. We like to let ourselves get ingested&nbsp;into the bellies of big social beasts such as television, advertising, or the various&nbsp;manifestations of pop-culture.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Among the most notable works included in&nbsp;<em>Prospect.3</em>&nbsp;New Orleans,&nbsp;<em>The Living&nbsp;Need Light, The Dead Need Music</em>&nbsp;(2014) borrows its title from a Vietnamese&nbsp;Buddhist proverb, which calls for the playing of celebratory music for the dead.&nbsp;The film, shown in the main gallery, follows several funeral processions led by&nbsp;brass musicians and a cast of surreal characters including spiritual mediums,&nbsp;professional criers and street performers that turn the mourning ceremonies into&nbsp;euphoric rites of passage. Tapping into the similarity between funeral processions&nbsp;in Vietnam and New Orleans&mdash;they are both led by brass bands, TPG explores,&nbsp;&ldquo;the elusive butterfly effect&mdash;the theory of &lsquo;non-locality,&rsquo; whereby two distinct&nbsp;phenomena affect each other across a vast expanse of space and time.&rdquo;</p> </div> </div> <div class="release"> <div class="text"> <div style="text-align: justify;">In the back gallery, the work&nbsp;<em>AK47 vs. M16</em>&nbsp;(2015) explores the history&nbsp;of two assault rifles (Soviet-made and US-made) born during the Vietnam War.&nbsp;These almost identical weapons represent the philosophical paradox inherent&nbsp;in the notion of opposing sides, as during the Cold War and Vietnam War. In&nbsp;a highly controlled environment overseen by ballistics experts, an AK47 and a&nbsp;M16 rifle were aimed at each other and triggered simultaneously to discharge&nbsp;their ammunition into a gelatinous block. The block is made specifically for&nbsp;ballistic testing to mimic the density of human tissue. The sculptures capture the&nbsp;moment of impact of the two bullets in what the artists refer to as the &ldquo;stalemate&nbsp;of a moment&hellip;like a freeze frame.&rdquo; The entire project is comprised of 21 unique&nbsp;sculptures each featuring a collision of two bullets inside a block and a video&nbsp;filmed at 100,000 frames per second.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">In June 2016, TPG&rsquo;s first survey exhibition will open at MCA Chicago and will travel to the Blaffer Art Museum, Houston and then to the Phoenix Art Museum. The exhibition is co-organized by MCA Chicago, the Blaffer Art Museum, and the Phoenix Art Museum and has an accompanying catalog.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">International exhibitions include the G&ouml;teborg International Biennial, Sweden (2015); the 56th Venice Biennale (2015);&nbsp;<em>Prospect.3</em>, New Orleans (2014); Los Angeles Biennial (2012); New Museum Triennial (2012); and Guangzhou Triennial (2008).</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">TPG&rsquo;s work is included in collections of the Guggenheim Museum, NY; MoMA,&nbsp;NY; LACMA, CA; Carnegie Museum, PA; New Orleans Museum of Art; Speed&nbsp;Museum, Louisville, KY; Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, AU; Burger&nbsp;Collection, Hong Kong; and Singapore Art Museum.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">In addition to TPG&rsquo;s work as a collective, each member is involved in their&nbsp;individual pursuits. Phunam (b. 1974) was trained as a restorer of Khmer&nbsp;and Vietnamese stone and bronze antique sculptures. He is a self-taught&nbsp;cinematographer who has produced television commercials, music videos,&nbsp;documentaries, short films and television dramas. Matt Lucero (b. 1976) has a&nbsp;background in physics and received his MFA from the California Institute of Art&nbsp;and has been widely exhibited. Tuan Andrew Nguyen (b. 1976) received an MFA&nbsp;from the California Institute of the Arts and is one of the founders of San Art, an&nbsp;artist initiated exhibition space in Ho Chi Minh City.</div> </div> </div> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:10:49 +0000 Spencer Finch - James Cohan Gallery - May 7th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">James Cohan is pleased to announce a book signing and artist talk by Spencer Finch on Saturday, May 7 at the gallery's 533 West 26 Street location to celebrate the release of a new mongraphic publication,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><em>Spencer Finch: The Brain Is Wider Than the Sky</em></a>.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Spanning the breadth of Spencer Finch's career, this new monograph explores his fascination with light and color in pursuit of the most elusive and inneffable human experiences. The publication, edited by Susan Cross with contributions from Mark Godfrey and James Rondeau, has been published by Prestel Publishing and will be available for purchase at the gallery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />For more information on&nbsp;<strong>Spencer Finch&nbsp;</strong>please visit our&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">website</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />For press inquiries, please contact Jeffrey Waldron at&nbsp;<strong><a href="" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;</strong>or&nbsp;<a href="tel:212.714.9500" target="_blank">212.714.9500</a>.<br />&nbsp;</p> <p>For further inquiries, please contact Emily Ruotolo at&nbsp;<strong><a href="" target="_blank"></a></strong>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<a href="tel:212.714.9500" target="_blank">212.714.9500</a>.</p> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:04:42 +0000 Dora Budor - Ramiken Crucible - May 1st - June 5th Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:43:50 +0000 Jason Moran - Luhring Augustine Bushwick - April 29th - July 30th <p style="text-align: justify;">Luhring Augustine is pleased to announce the opening of&nbsp;<em>STAGED</em>, the first solo exhibition by the musician/composer/artist Jason Moran, in our Bushwick gallery. &nbsp;Moran's rich and varied work in both music and visual art mines entanglements in American cultural production. &nbsp;He is deeply invested in complicating the relationship between music and language, exploring ideas of intelligibility and communication. &nbsp;In his first gallery exhibition, Moran will continue to investigate the overlaps and intersections of jazz, art, and social history, provoking the viewer to reconsider notions of value, authenticity, and time.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><em>STAGED</em>&nbsp;will include a range of objects and works on paper, including two large-scale sculptures from Moran&rsquo;s<em>STAGED</em>&nbsp;series that were recently exhibited in the 56th Biennale di Venezia.&nbsp; Based on two historic New York City jazz venues that no longer exist (the Savoy Ballroom and the Three Deuces), the sculptures are hybrids of reconstructions and imaginings.&nbsp; Works on paper and smaller objects will be in dialogue with the stage sculptures on many levels: citing performance and process, employing sound, and exploiting the visual history of jazz in America.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Moran was born in Houston, TX in 1975.&nbsp; He was made a MacArthur Fellow in 2010 and is currently the Artistic Director for Jazz at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC; he also teaches at the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA. &nbsp;Moran&rsquo;s activities comprise both his work with masters of jazz such as Charles Lloyd, the late Sam Rivers, Henry Threadgill, Cassandra Wilson, and his trio The Bandwagon (with drummer Nasheet Waits and bassist Tarus Mateen) as well as a number of partnerships with visual artists, including Stan Douglas, Theaster Gates, Joan Jonas, Glenn Ligon, Adam Pendleton, Adrian Piper, Lorna Simpson, and Kara Walker. &nbsp;Commissioning institutions of Moran&rsquo;s work include the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Dia Art Foundation, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, and Harlem Stage, New York. &nbsp;Moran has a long-standing collaborative practice with his wife, the singer Alicia Hall Moran; as named artists in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, they created&nbsp;<em>BLEED</em>, a five-day series of live performances that crossed genres and cultural barriers.&nbsp; He is currently curating the Artists Studio, series of performances in the Veterans Room of the Park Avenue Armory, New York City, which will run throughout 2016. &nbsp;Moran also recently launched his own recording label, Yes Records, which will release his work as well as that by Ms. Hall Moran.&nbsp; In Fall 2017, Moran will have his first solo museum exhibition at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN.</p> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:13:23 +0000