ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Michael Williams - Karma - AMAGANSETT - July 13th - July 28th <p>Most of the imagery here has been recycled from earlier paintings. I often think that in my recent paintings I've been using original material as if it were appropriated&mdash;reacting to my own printed &ldquo;drawings" and "paintings" with the language of appropriation. Like collaging something onto a canvas and painting over it a bit, but in this case I&rsquo;ve made the thing I've collaged. So instead of a dialog with culture that collaging usually implies, it's a sort of inner dialog or a dialog within the work. More importantly reusing these pictures has to do with downplaying the picture; it's not a picture you're meant to contemplate, it's like a default block of color.<br /> <br /> How can I take a "real space" picture I've made and adjust it so that it can be read in the vocabulary of an abstract painting? How can I put Shrek into a painting and have that painting be more about formal issues than it is about Shrek?<br /> <br /> The imagery has always been something for me to work against rather than my primary ambition. In recent paintings I&rsquo;ve found ways of intruding on the printed imagery by painting into it with an airbrush. With these new ones I'm stretching them with large boundaries of blank gessoed canvas, treating the printed pictures as slabs of color on a plank&mdash;I&rsquo;m interfering compositionally rather than with paint.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Of course the imagery is there, but I prefer that it's not the starting point for viewing the paintings. I hope that the paintings begin operating in the grammar of abstraction, and that as a result, the imagery in the paintings is deciphered with a delayed response.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:38:37 +0000 Group Show - Pace Gallery - 57th St. - July 14th - August 15th Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:34:46 +0000 Nikolina Kovalenko - DACIA GALLERY - July 17th - August 2nd <p>Dacia Gallery is pleased to present &ldquo;МАСКАРАД&rdquo; an exhibition of new works by Nikolina Kovalenko. Her series of works focus on how individuals interact within their own masks, masquerading (МАСКАРАД) through different moments and circumstances, forming a seemingly infinite pocket catalog of perfectly fitting masks for every life situation. Through her subjects, Kovalenko explores the circus of emotions that provides us a comfort zone in a daily whirlwind of change&mdash; exploring, dissecting, undressing, and conveying these complex moments in her oil paintings, through their otherwise invisible masks. Suddenly the totally normal picture creates dissonance between the reality we are used to seeing.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:37:09 +0000 Jennifer Scott - Islip Art Museum - June 29th - September 14th <p>Jennifer began studying pottery at SUNY New Paltz and continued her studies at Pratt Institute, where she received her master's degree in art. &nbsp; &nbsp;According to Jennifer, "the long walks in the woods are truly inspiring, everything is alive. It is art at the purest level, raw and primal. It's sensual and beautiful - there's death, decay, birth and rebirth."&nbsp; Jennifer&nbsp; has been reviewed in the New York Times by art critics Helen Harrison and Benjamin Genocchio. &nbsp;She has received grants from the Vermont Studio Center, Anderson Ranch in Colorado and Haystack in Maine. She is currently an adjunct professor of Art at Nassau Community College and C.W. Post and maintains a private studio in Port Washington.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:27:48 +0000 John Almanza, Carla Edwards, Corey Escoto, Nancy Haynes, Charles Hobbs, Joe Mama-Nitzberg, John J. O’Connor, Suara Welitoff - Bunker259 - July 15th - August 24th <p><strong>Nationalisms have evaporated, cocoa is free,</strong>&nbsp;<strong>the heat is off. No more waiting. Bring a friend.</strong><br /> <strong>The last time we ran into each other you were</strong>&nbsp;<strong>wearing yellow,</strong>&nbsp;<strong>but now we are both wearing red.</strong><br /> <strong>If a trade is purely linguistic then</strong>&nbsp;<strong>breakfast is the only meal that is by the books and the rest of the day is up for grabs.</strong><br /> <strong>Hold down the reset button for fifteen seconds and exhale.</strong></p> <p><strong>Shout.</strong>&nbsp;<strong>Nouns are obsolete.</strong></p> <p><strong>We live in a basket.</strong><br /> <strong>There are a dozen days out of the year that matter. Dedicate the remainder of the year to absorption.</strong><br /> <strong>We&rsquo;re all siblings in the dunk tank,</strong>&nbsp;<strong>so don&rsquo;t come to the potluck empty-handed.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:21:02 +0000 Anne Mourier - Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space - September 13th - October 19th <p>This installation of miniatures by Anne Mourier engages all the corners and surfaces of the space, challenging viewers to explore the venue as they follow episodic narratives of childhood and family that invoke the artist&rsquo;s reflections of the real and the romanticized.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:36:09 +0000 Lauren Rice, Brian Barr - Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space - July 2nd - August 3rd <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #696969; font-size: small;">Focusing on Detroit&rsquo;s collapsed economy as a breeding ground for new strategies of cultural production, Lauren Rice and Brian Barr will examine how imagery can affect the shifting social constructs of identity, how images can change over time and how information can be lost or reconstituted.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:57:20 +0000 - Art Hamptons - July 10th - July 13th <p>Check out some of my newest paintings and my first time appearing with the Vogelsang Gallery from Brussels!!!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:28:26 +0000 Johan Wahlstrom, Konstantin Bokov, Leonardo Barreto - Van Der Plas Gallery - July 9th - August 31st <p>Van Der Plas Gallery presents Summer 2014 exhibition with:<br /> Konstantin Bokov, Johan Wahlstrom and Leonardo Barreto.<br /> Exhibition runs July-August 2014.<br /> 156 Orchard Street (Lower East Side), New York, NY 10002<br /> Wednesday-Sunday Noon-6pm<br /> Monday-Tuesday By Appointment<br /> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:34:01 +0000 Enrique Chagoya, Cui Fei, Debra Drexler, Kara Walker - The Drawing Center - July 11th - August 24th <p><em>The Intuitionists</em>&nbsp;is a collaborative artist project inspired by Colson Whitehead's 1999 novel of the same name&mdash;a work of speculative fiction that explores the relationships between progress, technology, and difference. The exhibition considers how the collection, the database, and the aggregate serve as complementary models for the organization of information and objects in flux. Deploying an innovative and idiosyncratic selection process that matches the phrases from a single paragraph of Whitehead's book to keywords that organize The Drawing Center&rsquo;s Viewing Program database (e.g. &ldquo;autobiographical,&rdquo; &ldquo;geometric,&rdquo; &ldquo;historical,&rdquo; &ldquo;consumer culture,&rdquo; etc.), the artists Heather Hart, Steffani Jemison, and Jina Valentine have invited over sixty members of the Viewing Program to submit artworks responding to a word or phrase from the novel. Each item in the exhibition is hung according to the sequence determined by Whitehead's text. The Lab gallery features a collaboration by Hart, Jemison, and Valentine, also inspired by their chosen paragraph from the novel, using its words and letters to form an interpretive drawing.&nbsp;<br /><br />The artists in&nbsp;<em>The Intuitionist</em>&nbsp;are: Shaun Acton, Valerio Berruti, A.J. Bocchino, Dana Boussard, Hannah Burr, Maria Bussman, Enrique Chagoya, Joyce Chan, Catalina Chervin, Hannah Cole, Kenny Cole, Vincent Colvin, Hollis Cooper, Cui Fei, Gabriel Delgado, Wendy DesChene, Asya Dodina and Slava Polishchuk, Debra Drexler, Derek Dunlop, Elisabeth Eberle, Lisa Endriss, Rodney Ewing, Tory Fair, Douglas Florian, Nicholas Fraser, Carl Fudge, Brett Goodroad, Barry Gray, Stephen Grossman, Nathan Haenlein, Patrick Earl Hammie, Skowmon Hastanan, HENSE, Elizabeth Hoak-Doering, Cynthia Ona Innis, Tatiana Istomina, Hedwige Jacobs, Chiaki Kamikawa, Manfred Kirschner, Kimia Kline, Nicholas Knight, Kang Joo Lee, Kate Tessa Lee, Cynthia Lin, Hung Liu, Maess, Mario Marzan, Linn Meyers, Nyeema Morgan, Paul Morrison, Seamus Liam O'Brien, Alison Owen, Jenny Perlin, Mel Prest, Jo Ann Rothschild, Anna Schachte, Fausto Sevila, Jill Shoffiet, Thomas Slaughter, Chris Spinelli, Karen Tam, Caroline Tavelli-Abar, Scott Teplin, Jen Urso, Kris Van Dessel, Kara Walker, and Margaret Withers.<br /><br /><em>Organized by Heather Hart, Steffani Jemison, and Jina Valentine. Curated by Lisa Sigal, Open Sessions Curator.</em><br /><br /><em>The Intuitionists</em>&nbsp;is made possible by the support of The Evelyn Toll Family Foundation and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:16:05 +0000 Pablo Jansana, Evan Nesbit, Letha Wilson - Eleven Rivington (Chrystie Street) - July 9th - August 8th <p>Eleven Rivington is pleased to present a summer exhibition with recent work by three emerging artists -Pablo Jansana, Evan Nesbit and Letha Wilson - on view at 195 Rivington Street from July 9 &ndash; August 8, 2014.&nbsp; The exhibition is comprised of mixed media works which are linked by the idea of concealment: Jansana (Chilean, born 1976), Nesbit (American, born 1985), and Wilson (American, born 1976) create objects and paintings which deploy materials that hide and reveal image and surface.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:43:19 +0000 Moira Dryer, Elizabeth Murray, Alan Shields - Eleven Rivington (Rivington Street) - July 9th - August 8th <p>Eleven Rivington is pleased to present a special exhibition of object-like paintings, on view at 11 Rivington Street from July 9 &ndash; August 8, 2014.&nbsp; The exhibition is comprised of works by three artists who subverted ideas of image, object, and abstraction.&nbsp; This intimate presentation of three works speak of professional and personal connections in the NY art scene in the 70s and 80s: Alan Shields (1944 &ndash; 2005) and Elizabeth Murray (1940 - 2007) both exhibited with Paula Cooper Gallery during their formative years, when they first moved to Manhattan; and Moira Dryer (1957 &ndash; 1992) was a student and assistant for Murray when Dryer moved to NY from Toronto.&nbsp; Dryer, Murray and Shields devoted their individual practices beyond the boundaries of traditional formats of painting and created idiosyncratic - and highly personal -bodies of work.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:37:28 +0000 Rashanna Rashied-Walker - FiveMyles - July 19th - August 3rd <p>Creating a temporary habitat of the borrowed, procured and hand grown,<em>&nbsp;The Perception of Wilderness in The Garden of Us</em>, a site-based installation will explore how we relate to nature.&nbsp;The recognition of nature is a realization of self and a true understanding of self, serves as a tool to access states of higher consciousness. What is nature, what is wilderness, what is wild? Is it a distant idea or is it all encompassing? Is an age old tree growing in a city lot any different from an ancient tree thriving deep within the forest? By blurring these lines we are faced with a unique wilderness that invites us to reconsider the plants, trees, cracks, and crevices that make up our reality.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"I do nothing extraordinary, really. I only highlight what others might fail to see"</a>&nbsp;- Rashanna Rashied Walker</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:16:15 +0000 Group Show - Yancey Richardson Gallery - July 10th - August 22nd <p>Yancey Richardson is pleased to present The Thing Itself, a&nbsp;summer group show examining the use of the medium of&nbsp;photography as subject matter in the photo-based practice of a&nbsp;number of contemporary artists. From those looking at the tools and&nbsp;materials of photography &ndash; cameras, paper, and scanners, for&nbsp;example &ndash; to family snapshots or images in the media, the unifying theme of included works is self-reflexivity. As Marshall McLuhan&nbsp;would say: &ldquo;The medium is the message.&rdquo; The exhibition will feature a group of artists represented by Yancey&nbsp;Richardson, as well as other contemporary photo-based&nbsp;practitioners, including: Mary Ellen Bartley, Anne Collier, Sara Cwyner, Roe Ethridge, Bryan Graf, Bill Jacobson, Kenneth&nbsp;Josephson, Laura Letinsky, Matt Lipps, Vik Muniz, Paul Mpagi&nbsp;Sepuya, Alyson Shotz, Laurie Simmons, Wolfgang Tillmans,&nbsp;Bertien van Manen, and Christopher Williams.<br />The nature of the photographic medium continues to change&nbsp;through various technological advances and an ever-increasing&nbsp;movement towards digitization and democratization. There remains almost no materiality to the medium&nbsp;as film, darkrooms, and paper recede into obsolescence. In response, many artists have undergone a&nbsp;renewed evaluation of and investigation into what makes something a photograph, taking on as their&nbsp;subject the tools and materials of the medium, positioned as part critique of and part artifact from the&nbsp;rapidly disappearing analog world. These investigations often reveal the artistʼs increased awareness of the physicality of photographic prints in an image-soaked digital world.<br />Photographs by Wolfgang Tillmans, Bryan Graf, Vik Muniz and&nbsp;Alyson Shotz dwell on the materiality of photographic paper itself&nbsp;while Christopher Williams and Laurie Simmons consider the&nbsp;hardware of cameras and Mary Ellen Bartley creates abstractions&nbsp;from her old 4 x 5 transparency sleeves. Sara Cwynar scans&nbsp;illustrations from an out of date darkroom manual, creating a&nbsp;distorted mash-up of analog and digital. In Special Treatment,&nbsp;(above), Matt Lipps utilizes images from the 1970s multivolume&nbsp;Time Life series Library of Photography to create a diorama-like assemblage of images. In the work of&nbsp;both Lipps and Laura Letinsky, who cuts out existing images from her own work, from other artists,&nbsp;and from popular media, to create quasi-collage still-life compositions, we see a flattening of hierarchies&nbsp;between fine art, media image, and amateur photography. Like smartphone cameras today, the advent&nbsp;of the Polaroid camera made it possible not only for everyone to be a photographer but to see the&nbsp;image immediately. Kenneth Josephsonʼs 1965 portrait, Matthew, (right), celebrates this new&nbsp;technology. In the image, Josephsonʼs son holds a Polaroid image of himself upside down in front of his&nbsp;face as though holding a camera.<br />Similarly, other works in the exhibition use formal elements to draw attention to the conditions of their&nbsp;own making. Both Bertien van Manen and Paul Mpagi Sepuya establish the value of prints as both&nbsp;tangible objects and vessels of image and meaning. In van Manenʼs series Give Me Your Image, the&nbsp;artist photographed treasured family photos in the homes of European immigrants, highlighting the&nbsp;waning practice of taking, developing and displaying family snapshots. Elsewhere, Sepuya&nbsp;underscores the very objecthood of his photographic prints highlighting the relationship and difference&nbsp;between image and object.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:17:48 +0000 Jason Frank Rothenberg, Rick Shaefer, John Huggins, Karin Schaefer, Lourdes Sanchez, Agnes Barley, Eugene Brodsky, Poogy Bjerklie, Anne Raymond - Sears-Peyton Gallery - July 7th - August 8th Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:19:03 +0000 Group Show - The Painting Center - July 15th - August 9th <p>The Painting Center is pleased to present Inside and Out, a group exhibition of works by 15 different artists. Inside and Out presents the works of fifteen MFA painting candidates from Indiana University Bloomington. These artists reference a plurality of sources in their work, building upon tradition and figuration with a focus on individualized expression. The works navigate the liminal space between observation and abstraction and articulate the tensions that result when referencing worlds both inside and outside of the self. Many of the featured artists visualize this tension in self-created realities that evolve from the figure. Mike Reeves transmutes abstract collages into narrative scenes that expose the arrested sexual and social development of today's male youth. Rhizome: Looking Out, by Nathan Foxton, synthesizes information from reality and imagination to create a fragmented space that hovers between the possible and the impossible. Zach Koch synthesizes popular culture and art historical references developing hectic overlays that reference the inundation of imagery available in current user-generated, "infinite scroll" websites. Christina Weaver is among those who address the aforementioned tension by a reevaluation of the traditional practice of direct observation. Her painting Maw culls from still life, fabric arts and drapery to reference the body and consider gender stereotypes. Greg Burak&rsquo;s Moving captures moments of stasis, accentuating the poetry and tension hidden in the in-between. Others express this tension by imbuing purely psychological subjects with a sense of reality and substance. Nakima Ollin's abstractions are intimate worlds of color that simultaneously hold on to the picture plane and recede into infinite space, suggesting both a physical and psychological landscape. Tyler Wilkinson&rsquo;s collages explore the legacy of racial stereotypes and their effect on issues of identity and self-worth. Joe Kameen&rsquo;s invented narratives use chromatic color, exaggerated action and humor to explore the existential and psychological questions of myth. Greg Watson&rsquo;s sculptural painting Rainbow Stela addresses physicality, spirituality and the legacy of Minimalism with humor and playfulness. Other participating artists include: Autumn Bussen, Maria Korol, Taylor Leaman, Nathan Perry, Taylor Woolwine, and Ekaterina Vanovskaya.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:22:12 +0000