ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/show en-us 40 Diamond Antoinette Stingily, Georgie Nettell, Darja Bajagić, Patricia L Boyd, Komar & Melamid with Dave Soldier - Queer Thoughts - August 13th - September 13th <p>Upcoming at new location! </p> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:18:27 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Group Show - WhiteBox - September 3rd - October 4th <p><em>Intimate Transgressions</em> is a multimedia exhibition which twenty artists from around the world respond to the challenging theme of sexual violence as a tactic of terror.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 01 Aug 2015 20:12:44 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - Storefront for Art and Architecture - August 14th - September 12th <p dir="ltr">Measure</p> <p dir="ltr">August 14th, 2015 &ndash; September 12th, 2015</p> <p dir="ltr">Opening: August 13th at 7 pm</p> <p dir="ltr">Members&rsquo; and Press Preview: August 13th at 6 pm</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">To measure, to quantify the physical and intangible dimensions of a place, is to articulate facts in order to construct values. The process of creating standards and guidelines of representation allows innovation to enter the realm of the establishment. What can be measured can be capitalized, historicized, and sold.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">While architectural representation conforms to a system of standards and guidelines that allows for the production of buildings, architecture is also the practice of giving form to thought. In the process of creating edifices that house social, political, and spatial relations, architects make visible the functions of society in operational and aspirational terms. In this sense, architecture is constantly innovating new forms of measurement and representation.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">The pleasure and pressure to measure and be measured has become increasingly present. Access to growing data sets and new sensing technologies is widespread, and the role of public and private domains in terms of information and space are being redefined. These contemporary conditions invite us to reflect on our ideologies and values, and the drawing is a manifestation of that which we are able to (and desire to) count, measure, and draw.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Measure is an exhibition of 30 drawings by 30 international architects presenting 30 edifices of thought. Drawings are of Storefront for Art and Architecture&rsquo;s gallery space on 97 Kenmare Street in New York. Architectural representation, which draws upon the diagram as a conceptual and abstract component, has historically been criticized as obscure and self referential. The proliferation of data visualization in popular media today, however, allows us to engage a much larger audience in conversations about measurement and representation. The 30 drawings presented at Storefront unveil the challenges of representation and extrapolate them onto the architect&rsquo;s table and the gallery walls.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Storefront&rsquo;s third annual drawing show seeks to find measures, resist measurement, and measure the immeasurable by presenting the real to the fictional and the functional to the symbolic. Measure positions the medium and the act of drawing as a process by which we seek coherence in data and representation, and shows that it is the making of facts that is the basis for the production of futurity beyond existing norms.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Participants include:</p> <p dir="ltr">The Architecture Lobby</p> <p dir="ltr">Barozzi / Veiga</p> <p dir="ltr">V&iacute;ctor Enrich</p> <p dir="ltr">Fake Industries Architectural Agonism (Urtzi Grau, Cristina Goberna) and Georgia Jamieson</p> <p dir="ltr">FIG Projects</p> <p dir="ltr">FleaFollyArchitects</p> <p dir="ltr">Formlessfinder</p> <p dir="ltr">Michelle Fornabai</p> <p dir="ltr">Steven Holl</p> <p dir="ltr">Bernard Khoury</p> <p dir="ltr">Kohn Pedersen Fox Assoc.</p> <p dir="ltr">KUTONOTUK (Matthew Jull + Leena Cho)</p> <p dir="ltr">Erika Loana</p> <p dir="ltr">Jon Lott / PARA Project</p> <p dir="ltr">MAIO</p> <p dir="ltr">m-a-u-s-e-r (Mona Mahall + Asli Serbest)</p> <p dir="ltr">MILLI&Oslash;NS</p> <p dir="ltr">Nicholas de Monchaux</p> <p dir="ltr">Anna Neimark</p> <p dir="ltr">pneumastudio (Cathryn Dwyre + Chris Perry)</p> <p dir="ltr">+ POOL</p> <p dir="ltr">James Ramsey, RAAD Studio</p> <p dir="ltr">Reiser + Umemoto</p> <p dir="ltr">Mark Robbins</p> <p dir="ltr">Selldorf Architects</p> <p dir="ltr">Malkit Shoshan</p> <p dir="ltr">Nader Tehrani / NADAAA</p> <p dir="ltr">Urban-Think Tank</p> <p dir="ltr">Ross Wimer</p> <p dir="ltr">James Wines</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Event URL: <a href="http://storefrontnews.org/programming/measure/" rel="nofollow">http://storefrontnews.org/programming/measure/</a></p> <p dir="ltr">Storefront website: <a href="http://storefrontnews.org/" rel="nofollow">http://storefrontnews.org/</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:58:55 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Group Show - Jonathan LeVine Gallery - 557C West 23rd - August 5th - August 22nd <div style="text-align: justify;">Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present<em><strong>&nbsp;infra:REAL &ndash; The Art of Imaginative Realism</strong></em>, a group exhibition curated by collector and historian&nbsp;<strong>Patrick Wilshire&nbsp;</strong>featuring the following artists:&nbsp;<strong>Allen Williams</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Anthony Palumbo</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Billy Norrby</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Bob Eggleton</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Boris Vallejo</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Brad Kunkle</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Brom</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>David Palumbo</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Donato Giancola</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Dorian Vallejo</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Eric Velhagen</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Greg Hildebrandt</strong>,<strong>&nbsp;Ian Miller</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Jeffrey Watts</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Jeremy Mann</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Jim Burns</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Jim Pavelec</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>John Harris</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>John Jude Palencar</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Julie Bell</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Justin Sweet</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Kirk Reinert</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Laurie Lee Brom</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Marc Fishman</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Matthew Stewart</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Michael C. Hayes</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Michael Whelan</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Patrick Jones</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>R. Leveille-Guay</strong>,<strong>Rick Berry</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Robh Ruppel</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Scott Burdick</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Stephan Hickman</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Thomas Kuebler</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Vincent Villafranca</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Virginie Ropars </strong>and&nbsp;<strong>Wayne Haag</strong>. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Imaginative realism is the cutting edge of contemporary realism, combining classical technique with postmodern narrative subjects. Focusing on the unreal, the unseen, and the impossible, this genre offers visions of humanity&rsquo;s mythic past, its unexplored future and, in some cases, its terrifying present. Just as science fiction serves for many as the archetype of postmodern literature with its fascination with the &ldquo;other&rdquo; and the unknown, imaginative realism brings this same narrative to the figurative arts. &nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><em>infra:REAL&nbsp;</em>is a group exhibition in the most classical sense, presenting the width and breadth of imaginative realism under a single banner. The exhibition features the work of thirty-seven artists, all of whom share a fascination with the narrative of &ldquo;What if?&rdquo; and have a strong connection to the mythic taproot that burrows deep into our collective subconscious. Their technical approaches vary, from academic to avant-garde, but all are among the finest realist artists in the world, turning your vision &ldquo;infra-real&rdquo; and giving a glimpse above, below, and beyond the reality that both comforts and restricts us all.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &mdash;Patrick Wilshire, Curator <div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>ABOUT THE CURATOR</strong></div> <div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Patrick Wilshire</strong>&nbsp;and his wife, Jeannie, have been collecting and studying imaginative realist art for 20 years. Together they run the Association of Fantastic Art, dedicated to the promotion, recognition and elevation of the art of imaginative realism. The AFA is behind the groundbreaking IX symposium, the annual celebration of imaginative realism (founded in 2008) and the IX Exchange, the online nexus for collectors of original works from this style of realist art. Wilshire is the author of&nbsp;<em>Visions of Never: The Collection of Fantastic Art</em>&nbsp;(2009),&nbsp;<em>The Art of the Dragon: The Definitive Collection of Contemporary Dragon Paintings</em>&nbsp;(2012), and the forthcoming&nbsp;<em>History of Imaginative Realism</em>. He was honored to be the guest curator of AT THE EDGE: Art of the Fantastic, the most comprehensive exhibition of imaginative realist art ever to be mounted in the US, premiering at the Allentown Art Museum in 2012.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:58:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Group Show - Jonathan LeVine Gallery - 529 W. 20th - August 5th - August 22nd <div style="text-align: justify;">Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present<em><strong>&nbsp;infra:REAL &ndash; The Art of Imaginative Realism</strong></em>, a group exhibition curated by collector and historian&nbsp;<strong>Patrick Wilshire&nbsp;</strong>featuring the following artists:&nbsp;<strong>Allen Williams</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Anthony Palumbo</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Billy Norrby</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Bob Eggleton</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Boris Vallejo</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Brad Kunkle</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Brom</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>David Palumbo</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Donato Giancola</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Dorian Vallejo</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Eric Velhagen</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Greg Hildebrandt</strong>,<strong>&nbsp;Ian Miller</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Jeffrey Watts</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Jeremy Mann</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Jim Burns</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Jim Pavelec</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>John Harris</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>John Jude Palencar</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Julie Bell</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Justin Sweet</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Kirk Reinert</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Laurie Lee Brom</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Marc Fishman</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Matthew Stewart</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Michael C. Hayes</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Michael Whelan</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Patrick Jones</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>R. Leveille-Guay</strong>,<strong>Rick Berry</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Robh Ruppel</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Scott Burdick</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Stephan Hickman</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Thomas Kuebler</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Vincent Villafranca</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Virginie Ropars </strong>and&nbsp;<strong>Wayne Haag</strong>. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Imaginative realism is the cutting edge of contemporary realism, combining classical technique with postmodern narrative subjects. Focusing on the unreal, the unseen, and the impossible, this genre offers visions of humanity&rsquo;s mythic past, its unexplored future and, in some cases, its terrifying present. Just as science fiction serves for many as the archetype of postmodern literature with its fascination with the &ldquo;other&rdquo; and the unknown, imaginative realism brings this same narrative to the figurative arts. &nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><em>infra:REAL&nbsp;</em>is a group exhibition in the most classical sense, presenting the width and breadth of imaginative realism under a single banner. The exhibition features the work of thirty-seven artists, all of whom share a fascination with the narrative of &ldquo;What if?&rdquo; and have a strong connection to the mythic taproot that burrows deep into our collective subconscious. Their technical approaches vary, from academic to avant-garde, but all are among the finest realist artists in the world, turning your vision &ldquo;infra-real&rdquo; and giving a glimpse above, below, and beyond the reality that both comforts and restricts us all.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &mdash;Patrick Wilshire, Curator <div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>ABOUT THE CURATOR</strong></div> <div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Patrick Wilshire</strong>&nbsp;and his wife, Jeannie, have been collecting and studying imaginative realist art for 20 years. Together they run the Association of Fantastic Art, dedicated to the promotion, recognition and elevation of the art of imaginative realism. The AFA is behind the groundbreaking IX symposium, the annual celebration of imaginative realism (founded in 2008) and the IX Exchange, the online nexus for collectors of original works from this style of realist art. Wilshire is the author of&nbsp;<em>Visions of Never: The Collection of Fantastic Art</em>&nbsp;(2009),&nbsp;<em>The Art of the Dragon: The Definitive Collection of Contemporary Dragon Paintings</em>&nbsp;(2012), and the forthcoming&nbsp;<em>History of Imaginative Realism</em>. He was honored to be the guest curator of AT THE EDGE: Art of the Fantastic, the most comprehensive exhibition of imaginative realist art ever to be mounted in the US, premiering at the Allentown Art Museum in 2012.</p> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:57:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Rotimi Fani-Kayode - Light Work/Kathleen O. Ellis Gallery - August 18th - October 22nd <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955-1989)</em>&nbsp;will be touring with the support of&nbsp;<a href="http://suart.syr.edu/exhibition/traveling-exhibitions/#.Vaf9WxNVhBc" target="_blank">SUArt Galleries</a>&nbsp;traveling exhibitions program, beginning with February 8 &ndash; April 7, 2016 at the&nbsp;<a href="http://suinnycgiving.syr.edu/lubin-house/palitz-gallery/index.html" target="_blank">Palitz Gallery at the Lubin House</a>, New York, NY.</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><em>&hellip;It is photography, therefore&ndash;Black, African, homosexual photography&mdash;which I must use not just as an instrument, but as a weapon if I am to resist attacks on my integrity and, indeed, my existence on my own terms.</em></p> <p>&mdash; Rotimi Fani-Kayode, 1988</p> </blockquote> <p style="text-align: justify;">Light Work, in partnership with Autograph ABP, is pleased to present&nbsp;<em>Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955-1989)</em>, a solo retrospective of the work of this seminal and highly influential figure in 1980s black British and African contemporary art. Although his career was cut short by his untimely death at the age of 34, Fani-Kayode nonetheless remains one of the most significant names in the history of black photography.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Curated in collaboration with Mark Sealy and Renée Mussai of Autograph ABP, whose co-founder and first Chair was Rotimi Fani-Kayode, the exhibition features a selection of his most important photographic works produced between 1985-1989, including large-scale color works and arresting black and white images. Fani-Kayode&rsquo;s photographic portraits explore complex personal and politically-engaged notions of desire, spirituality, and cultural dislocation. They depict the black male body as a focal point both to interpret and probe the boundaries of spiritual and erotic fantasy, and of cultural and sexual difference. Ancestral rituals and a provocative, multi-layered symbolism fuse with archetypal motifs from European and African cultures and subcultures, inspired by what Yoruba priests call &ldquo;the technique of ecstasy.&rdquo; Hence Fani-Kayode uses the medium of photography not only to question issues of sexuality and homoerotic desire, but also to address themes of diaspora and belonging, and the tensions between his homosexuality and his Yoruba upbringing. This exhibition coincides with the introduction of new punitive legislation in Nigeria, Fani-Kayode&rsquo;s country of birth, as well as other countries in Africa in recent years outlawing same-sex marriages and membership of gay rights organizations.<br /><br />&mdash;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955&ndash;1989) was born in Lagos, Nigeria to a prominent Yoruba family who left Africa as refugees in 1966 and moved the UK. He later studied at Georgetown University and the Pratt Institute in the USA, before settling permanently in London in 1983, where he lived and worked until his early death from a short and unexpected illness on December 21, 1989. A prominent figure in the Black British art scene, Fani-Kayode was the founding member and first chairman of Autograph ABP (Association of Black Photographers) in 1988. His photographs have been exhibited internationally since 1985, with numerous recent solo exhibitions in London, Boston, New York, and Cape Town. In 2003, his work featured in the African Pavilion at the 50th Venice Biennale, Italy and in 2011 in ARS 11 at Kiasma-Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland. Fani-Kayode&rsquo;s work is represented in the collections of numerous institutions and private collectors including the Victoria &amp; Albert Museum, Walther Family Foundation, Harvard University&rsquo;s Hutchins Center, Kiasma-Museum of Contemporary Art and the collection of Yinka Shonibare MBE, amongst others. Many of his photographs were created in collaboration with his late partner Alex Hirst and are collected in the posthumous 1996 publication&nbsp;<em>Rotimi Fani-Kayode and Alex Hirst: Photographs</em>. His work is represented by Autograph ABP, London.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&mdash;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>This exhibition is presented in partnership with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autograph-abp.co.uk/" target="_blank">Autograph ABP</a></em></p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:52:33 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Leo Rubinfien - Steven Kasher Gallery - September 17th - October 24th <p style="text-align: justify;">Steven Kasher Gallery is honored to present Leo Rubinfien: The City Beside You, The City Inside You. The exhibition consists of 23 large-scale black and white photographs of New York and its people, and evokes the experience of moving through the city with great intimacy and subtlety. This is Rubinfien's first show of new images since his acclaimed work curating Garry Winogrand&rsquo;s retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Jeu de Paume. That exhibition made many lists of the best museum shows of 2014. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Rubinfien is known for his photographs from all over the world, especially East Asia, where he spent much of his childhood, and for his work on the landscape of globalization. In this new exhibition, the quintessential expat comes home. Seeing New York again after years of traveling, Rubinfien notes how the city &ldquo;is characterized by the sense of promise it holds out to the thousands of people who come to make their way here, by its harshness, its mixed sense of brightness and disappointment, by how it places itself within us yet always remains unknowable.&rdquo; </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Rubinfien has published on New York once before, in his short book The Ardbeg (Taka Ishii Gallery, 2010), a brief, lyrical evocation of the city through the eyes of an outsider. In that piece, Rubinfien's longtime friend and colleague Akiyoshi Taniguchi recalled the New York of his youth: "This is my memory &mdash; when I was in New York. Always hungry. Always has a kind of sharpness. Very rough. I relate to New York darkness.... Something like the smell of the cigar, also the smell of garbage, the weekend night in Manhattan, you can smell woman's perfume. Those smells are of human body, human things." </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Rubinfien&rsquo;s work has been admired for many years for its visual richness, its sensitivity to human character, its technical perfection, the depth of feeling it brings to mundane subjects and the complex meanings it finds there. Many writers and viewers have commented on its unashamed yet unsentimental humanism.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Leo Rubinfien first came to prominence as part of the circle of artist-photographers who investigated new color techniques and materials in the 1970s. His first one-person exhibition was held at Castelli Graphics, New York, in 1981, and his first solo museum show was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1992. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at major institutions worldwide including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Published in 2008, his book Wounded Cities (Steidl) was named as one of the essential photography books of all time (Parr and Badger, The Photobook, Vol. 3) Wounded Cities explores the &ldquo;mental wounds&rdquo; that were left by the terror attacks in New York in 2001, and other attacks in cities around the world. Solo exhibitions from this series have been mounted at institutions including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, the Yale University Art Gallery, and the Museo d&rsquo;Arte Contemporanea, Rome. Additional monographs of the artist&rsquo;s work include A Map of the East (Thames &amp; Hudson, 1992); New Turns in Old Roads (Taka Ishii Gallery, 2014). </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Rubinfien&rsquo;s work can be found in numerous public and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Seattle Art Museum, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Bibliotheque Nationale, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Fogg Museum at Harvard University, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Center for Creative Photography of the University of Arizona. He has held fellowships with the Guggenheim Foundation, Japan Foundation, Asian Cultural Council, and the International Center for Advanced Studies at New York University, and in 2009 was awarded the Gold Prize at the 5th Lianzhou International Photography Festival.</p> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:30:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Jill Freedman - Steven Kasher Gallery - September 17th - October 24th <p style="text-align: justify;">Steven Kasher Gallery is proud to announce a major exhibition, Jill Freedman: Long Stories Short, the first exhibition of the artist&rsquo;s work at the gallery. The exhibition features over 50 black and white vintage prints from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. This overview includes work from her famous projects on New York cops, New York firemen, Resurrection City protestors, circus workers, and dogs, as well as unpublished photographs. When Freedman holds a camera it is always to stand up for intimate causes. Photography is not her business, but her life partner. She photographs what she cares about, whether that be major events of the 20th century such as Civil Rights protests and the after-effects of the Holocaust, or the everyday life of her beloved New York City. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Described by art critic A.D. Coleman as &ldquo;one of the great unsung documentary photographers of her generation&rdquo;, Jill Freedman has captured over the past 40 years the joys and tragedies of ordinary life. In 1975-81, executing what would become some of her most iconic work, Freedman followed the firemen of Harlem and the South Bronx with her camera in hand, after which she transitioned to photographing New York City policemen in the Lower East Side and Times Square. Without a doubt Freedman&rsquo;s heart belongs to New York City, her chosen home since arriving here at age 25. &ldquo;Coming to New York is always a way of getting away from your own life,&rdquo; she confesses. In New York she exposes her lens to the heroism, athleticism and drudgery of our civil servants. She also scrutinizes the sex, violence, squalor and cheeky humor scattered through our city. She portrays the citizens of New York with great affection, but also with feelings of amusement, disgruntlement, anger, sorrow, even despair. She is a photographer of tremendous emotional range. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Jill Freedman is a self-made photographer. Born in 1939 in Pittsburgh, Freedman studied sociology and anthropology before arriving in Greenwich Village in 1964. Starting her career as a singer in nightclubs, she picked up a camera on a whim which led to a career as a full-time photographer. She never studied photography formally, but took as mentors W. Eugene Smith, Andre Kertesz, Dorothea Lange and Henri Cartier-Bresson. She has rarely photographed on commission, preferring to set her own assignments, usually book-length projects. Freedman can be compared to one of the most iconic photographers of New York, Weegee, with whom she shares the same tastes for the margins and for night life, and the same love for all classes of New Yorkers. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In May 1968, she participated in the Poor People&rsquo;s Campaign in Washington D.C., during which she started photographing Resurrection City, built by the protestors on the Washington Mall. She published her first book, documenting those events, in 1971. Seven books of the artist&rsquo;s work have been published to date, each linked to a specific series: Old News: Resurrection City (Grossman, 1971); Circus Days (Harmony, 1975); Firehouse (Doubleday, 1977); Street Cops (Harper &amp; Row, 1982); A Time That Was: Irish Moments (Friendly Press, 1987); Jill&rsquo;s Dogs (Pomegranate Art Books, 1993); Ireland Ever (Harry Abrams, 2004). Freedman is currently working on an eighth book, a 30-year project featuring photographs of New York, tentatively titled Madhattan. This exhibition will present works from all eight of her book projects. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Jill Freedman&rsquo;s photographs are held in the permanent collections of major art institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the International Center of Photography, New York; the New York Public Library; the Jewish Museum, New York; the George Eastman House, Rochester; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. She has had solo exhibitions at numerous American museums, including the International Center of Photography, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; the George Eastman House and twice at the Photographers&rsquo; Gallery, London. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, an Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship and was granted an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society, London in 2001.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> <em>Jill Freedman: Long Stories Short</em> is the debut exhibition curated by new gallery director Anais Feyeux. Feyeux was previously Assistant Curator at the Mus&eacute;e National d'Art Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou. She is the Co-Founder and former President of the Association for Photographic Research (ARIP) based in Paris and has published more than 40 articles on the history of modern and contemporary photography. This exhibition was curated with the assistance of Ayse Erduran.</p> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:29:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Antonio Scaccabarozzi - Scaramouche - September 9th - November 1st Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:18:51 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Dana Schutz - Petzel Gallery - September 10th - October 24th Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:12:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Hunter Reynolds - P.P.O.W Gallery - September 10th - October 10th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>P&middot;P&middot;O&middot;W</strong> is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Hunter Reynolds. &nbsp;For over twenty five years Reynolds has been using photography, performance and installation to express his experience as an HIV positive gay man living in the age of AIDS. He was an early member of ACT UP, and in 1989 co-founded Art Positive, an affinity group of ACT-UP to fight homophobia and censorship in the arts. His work addresses issues of gender, identity, socio-politics, sexual histories, mourning, loss, survival, hope and healing. The exhibition at P.P.O.W will feature large-scale photo weavings, a new video work and a <em>Mummification</em> skin that together reflect Reynolds&rsquo; vision of himself, his community, and his role as a long-term AIDS survivor.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The central focus of the exhibition will be<em> Survival AIDS 2, </em>a series of photo weavings comprised from c-print grid-collages of scanned newspaper clippings that Reynolds began collecting between 1989 and 1993. The clippings are grouped by formal and thematic connections with additional layered images that reference Reynolds&rsquo; modes of artistic practice; spots of his HIV-positive blood; portraits of Patina Du Prey, his gender-fluid alter ego that spun through the streets of Germany, New York and California; and images of his <em>Mummification</em> performances in which he is wrapped in cellophane and tape that forms a skin which is displayed after he emerges.&nbsp; Through his layering of media, Reynolds has abstracted messages and infused his own images to create a space within the work where artist and audience, present and past, exist simultaneously. While his earlier works in the <em>Survival AIDS</em> series sought to preserve a particular moment in history, this collection turns inwards, using historical, politically charged documents to recreate a visual retelling of his own personal narrative.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Also on view will be <em>Medication Reminder</em>, a new video work that Reynolds created from the recordings of a dear friend, who for a year and a half called Reynolds every day to remind him to take his HIV medication. Following his HIV strokes, Reynolds was forced to take a strict regimen of pills twice daily, which he was loath to do. As her messages accumulated, Reynolds documented himself listening to the reminders, sorting his pills, and taking his medicine, overlaid with audio clips of Reynolds talking to his friend as if she were there with him, completing the voice mail conversations.&nbsp; Throughout the video we hear the sound of her voice of friendship interspersed with a rhythmic phrase: &ldquo;Take your meds, I love you, take your meds, I love you, bye.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The body &ndash; expressed through his <em>Mummification</em> performances, and the skins that he sheds as a result, are a symbol of transformation. They are on view and depicted in the photo weavings, as symbols of the artist reclaiming his diseased body&ndash; taken together with <em>Medication Reminder</em>, the works in this exhibition tell Reynolds&rsquo; own personal mythology, as well as that of his community and those he loved.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Reynolds will be having a concurrent exhibition and performance at EXPO Chicago (Sept 14- 20) featuring a monumental photo-mural, composed of clippings scanned from the archives of Act Up Chicago and Dr. Daniel Berger, a Chicago doctor known for his cutting-edge work with HIV and AIDS patients.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Hunter Reynolds</strong>&nbsp;was born 1959, in Rochester, MN and lives and works in NYC.&nbsp; Reynolds has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including; Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY; White Columns, New York, NY; Artist Space, New York, NY; Creative Time, New York, NY; Participant Inc., New York, NY; Momenta, Brooklyn, NY; ICA Boston, Boston, MA; Iceberg Projects, Chicago, IL; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; NGBK Berlin, Germany; and DOCUMENTA, Kassel, Germany. He has been included in group exhibitions at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY; Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA; Aldrich Museum of Art, Ridgefield, CT; Akademie der Kunste and Kunst-Werke in Berlin, Germany and more.&nbsp; His work recently has been placed at The Art Institute of Chicago, Il; the Addison Gallery, Andover, MA and Yale University Gallery, New Haven, CT.</p> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:08:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Andisheh Avini - Marianne Boesky Gallery 64th Street - September 19th - October 17th Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:02:00 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Barnaby Furnas - Marianne Boesky Gallery 24th St - September 10th - October 10th Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:00:32 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Joshua Marsh - Jeff Bailey Gallery - August 8th - August 30th Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:49:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Michael Berryhill - Jeff Bailey Gallery - August 8th - August 30th Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:49:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Elias Simé - James Cohan Gallery - September 10th - October 17th Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:46:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list