ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Group Show - AICON GALLERY - New York - December 6th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Aicon Gallery is proud to present Fact ● Fission, a group exhibition curated by Nitin Mukul featuring fourteen contemporary artists, working in various media to challenge preconceived ideological divisions and break down the prevailing regional aesthetics in global contemporary art.<br /> <br /> Daily unrest in the name of democracy seems endemic to some nations, whereas in others, complacency breeds blissful collapse. Volatile shifts in the balance of power appear inevitable, with over-consumption taking a tangible toll. The media's reductive narratives and sweeping generalizations over large swathes of the globe are no longer plausible as Fact. New patterns emanate, emerging at a pace more rapid than ever in regard to technology, nature, policy and social upheaval. Cultural practitioners yearn to reflect this multiplicity of voices. Enter Fission. Fusion, a term often used to describe the melding of different cultures, seems overused and worn out. A mainstream marketing gimmick, somewhat analogous to assimilation or multiculturalism, fusion advocates tolerance of the ‘Other’, albeit according to its own convenience and within the bounds of what it deems tasteful. What's more interesting is fission – when things split apart, reorganize and regenerate, smudging and splintering neatly kept categories and conventional wisdom in the process. The results are not necessarily hybrids, but new inauthentic, hyper-local and interdisciplinary manifestations resulting from willful or imposed dislocation. The work in this exhibition will center on the concept of fission, while encompassing a wide range of formal concerns.<br /> <br /> Yamini Nayar’s imagined interiors explore architecture and memory via the representation of constructed (and deconstructed) space. Drawing from the visual allegories of architecture, with the model and final photograph weaving together existing narratives with elements of fragmented idealism, Nayar’s collaged photographs become jarring snapshots of ephemeral architectural memories as experienced by our subjective subconscious. Pooneh Maghazehe interrogates the functional and obstructed uses of worn domestic furniture by methodically peeling and stripping textiles, to reveal the underlying structural vulnerability from within. The recontextualized pieces investigate the collective identity, social psychology, and symbolic gestures and emblems that define belief structures by exposing the interdependence of materials inherent in these prefabricated former objects of comfort. James Cullinane explores the diagrammatic possibilities and didactic imagery of patterns in process, navigating the tension between pictorial and physical space. His paintings act as architectural dictionaries and charts to navigate the labyrinthine paths forged in his layered dystopia of geometric forms, optic patterns and vibrant color. In Kanishka Raja’s panoramic realms, the energetic fusion of private and public domains of distinct global settings, interlocked by pulsating patterns derived from textile design and ornamentation, form a complex visual field spanning several panels. Nitin Mukul depicts details of events as various types of social rituals/commentary, deconstructing and imbuing them with palpable energy and ambiguity.<br /> <br /> The opening reception will feature a screening of the new video Haal by Nitin Mukul, with a live score by Jace Clayton (DJ Rupture) and software designer Bill Bowen, utilizing their recently developed SUFI PLUG-INS, an interdisciplinary project dedicated to exploring non-western and poetic notions of sound, creating a space where software design, music tools, encoded spirituality, digital art and indigenous knowledge systems overlap.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> Tue, 25 Dec 2012 10:17:17 +0000 - Atlantic Gallery - December 6th, 2012 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM <h3>The gallery will be closed Mondays &amp; Sundays, as well as December 24 &amp; 25</h3> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 22:45:44 +0000 Sinae Lee - Ceres Gallery - December 6th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wed, 05 Dec 2012 15:06:01 +0000 Julian Talamantez Brolaski, Norma Cole - Dia Art Foundation - December 6th, 2012 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <h3 class="subtitle_4">Norma Cole</h3> <div class="content_body dia-links">Norma Cole is a poet, painter, and translator. She is the author of <i>Spinoza in Her Youth</i>, <i>Natural Light</i>, <i>Where Shadows Will: Selected Poems</i>, 1988—2008, and, most recently, <i>Win These Posters and Other Unrelated Prizes Inside</i>. A book of essays and talks, <i>To Be at Music</i>, has been published. Her translations from the French include Jean Daive’s <i>A Woman with Several Lives</i>, Fouad Gabriel Naffah’s <i>Mind-God and the Properties of Nitrogen</i>, Danielle Collobert’s <i>It Then</i>, and <i>Crosscut Universe: Writers on Writing from France</i>. Cole has received awards from the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, Gertrude Stein Awards, the Fund for Poetry, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. She teaches at the University of San Francisco.</div> <p><a class="anchortag" name="c1803"></a></p> <h3 class="subtitle_4">Julian Talamantez Brolaski</h3> <div class="content_body dia-links">Julian Talamantez Brolaski was born in 1978 in California. He is the author of multiple chapbooks, including <i>Hellish Death Monsters</i> (Spooky Press, 2001); <i>Letters to Hank Williams</i> (True West Press, 2003); <i>Madame Bovary’s Diary</i> (Cy Press, 2005); and <i>A Buck in a Corridor</i> (flnpyntar press, 2008). He has published two full-lengths, <i>gowanus atropolis</i> (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2001) and <i>Advice for Lovers</i> (City Lights Publishers, 2012). Julian lives in Brooklyn where xe is an editor at Litmus Press, curates vaudeville shows, and plays country music with The Inverted Family Singers. New work is on the blog hermofwarsaw.</div> Sun, 28 Oct 2012 22:50:01 +0000 anyone - Rochester Contemporary Art Center - December 6th, 2012 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p><strong>December 6 – January 13, 2013</strong><br /> <strong>Artwork Drop-off:</strong> Nov. 9, 10, 11, 12-6pm<br /> <strong>Opening Reception:</strong> Thursday Dec. 6, 6-10pm<br />   *Join us for a very special announcement about the future of RoCo!<br /> <strong>First Friday:</strong> Dec. 7, 6-10pm<br /> <strong>The Days the Artists Spoke:</strong> Dec. 8 &amp; 9 times TBA<br /> <strong>Artwork Pick-up:</strong> Jan. 13, 5-7pm, Jan. 14-15, 12-6pm                         <strong href="">   </strong><br /> <strong>Closed to the public for Holidays:</strong> Dec. 26-28<br /> <strong>Exhibition Closes:</strong> Jan. 13, 5pm</p> <table class="bodyinternal" width="600"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="338"><img src="" border="1" height="240" align="top" hspace="0" width="320" /></td> <td width="1"> </td> <td valign="top" width="245"> <div align="left"> <p>For the 22nd consecutive year Rochester Contemporary Art Center welcomes all current members to show their artwork. Hundreds of artists participated last year!<br /> <br /> Any current member may enter one artwork. All media are accepted for this exhibition including 2D, 3D, traditional and non-traditional media. Please call before November 1 to make arrangements for performance art and electronic media. Each artist is limited to one piece maximum 36" x 36." Artists may join or renew their membership at the time of drop-off.<br /> <br /> <strong href="" target="_top"></strong></p> </div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" colspan="3"> <p><br /> Support Rochester's local artists in the most important way: Buy their Artwork! During the opening Reception on Dec. 6th, All artworks will be discounted 15% for members. RoCo takes a small commission on artworks sold, so purchases also support our contemporary art programming. <br /> <strong><br /> <a name="list" rel="nofollow"></a><br /> The Days the Artists Spoke: Dec 8 &amp; 9     <br /> <br /> 2nd Annual <em>Days the Artists Spoke</em> is a special period of short back-to-back artist talks by any artist who enters the 22nd Annual Members Exhibition. </strong>During the Artwork Drop-off days (Nov 9, 10, 11), any artist may sign up for a time slot to give a short 10min. artists' talk. Every member will have the opportunity to participate, and can choose to speak about their work that will be part of the Members Exhibition, other works, or their creative practice in general. This will be a fun event where visitors can learn more about Rochester's best artists, and artists can meet eachother and learn more about their peers. Time slots will be determined on a first come, first serve basis, so get in early and reserve your spot for 10 minutes of fame.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 16:22:16 +0000 Group Show - Sacred Gallery NYC - December 6th, 2012 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM <p>It only seemed fitting for us to have a show based on the end of the world in December, 2012.<br /> Join us Thursday, December 6th from 8-11pm as the following artists show you what their vision of the subject at hand would be.</p> <p>Cig Neutron - LA<br /> Picasso Dular - NYC<br /> Ego - Seattle, USA<br /> Jon Mesa - NYC<br /> Adam Christopher France - Ohio<br /> Tom Haubrick - Pasadena, California<br /> Gothic Hangman - NYC<br /> Jeremy Cross - LA, USA<br /> Adrian Dominic - LA<br /> Needles - NYC, USA<br /> Angie Mason - NJ, USA<br /> Brandon Roberts - AZ, USA<br /> Aunia Kahn - Illinois, USA<br /> Hanna Jaeun - NYC, USA<br /> Catalyst Butcher - LA, USA<br /> Cam Rackam - LA, USA<br /> Matt Buck - NYC, USA<br /> Brian Murphy - NYC, USA<br /> Nick Wilcox - NYC, USA<br /> Lalo Yunda - NYC, USA<br /> Vincent Castiglia - NYC, USA<br /> Stefano Alcantara - NYC, USA (Image shown at top) ¨Contra el Tiempo¨ - ¨Against Time¨<br /> Daniel Fishel - NYC, USA<br /> Ian Rumley - Denver, Co, USA<br /> Markus Blanchard - NYC, USA<br /> Andy B - NYC, USA<br /> Erik Jones - NYC, USA<br /> Justin Volz - NYC, USA<br /> Sasha Yosselani - NYC, USA<br /> Michael Meadors - NYC, USA<br /> Jane Radstrom - Austin, TX<br /> Andrew Theophilopoulos - Parrish, FL</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 22:58:42 +0000 Dina Gustin Baker - Walter Wickiser Gallery - December 6th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Walter Wickiser Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of  Dina Gustin Baker, <i>A Retrospective: Paintings 1940 - 2012</i>, from December 1st, 2012 - January 2nd, 2013. </p> <p> </p> <p>"Through its various aesthetic ins and outs Baker’s work mirrors a soulful and daring vision that is laced with restless imagination and that evidently is always up for a challenge. Ever the experimenter, the artist is seen wrestling with new pictorial combinations, testing the interplay of contrasting spatial formats and analyzing sequences of unusual color harmonies. </p> <p>The result has been a constant production of paintings punctuated with irresistible verve.  </p> <p>Baker’s susceptibilities toward variability and risk-taking are matched by equal parts rigor and mindfulness. .”**</p> <p> </p> <p>** Excerpt from catalog essay &lt;Power, Passion, and Imagination in the Work of Dina Gustin Baker&gt; by Dominique Nahas</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 01:30:18 +0000 Haim Steinbach, Ben Vida - The Artist’s Institute - December 7th, 2012 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p>Tautologically speaking, zero is zero. Graphically speaking, zero is 0. Conceptually speaking, zero is the absence of presence and the presence of absence. <br /> <br /> Haim Steinbach’s <em>0%</em> (1997) is a fragment of found text, and also a physical object that occupies a gallery wall. Ben Vida’s <em>hy.morf.eld (undersong edition) </em>(2012) is a recording of sound objects that we sense with our bodies as much as with our ears. <br /> <br /> Steinbach’s <em>0%</em> is on view December 7th through 23rd.<br /> Vida’s <em>hy.morf.eld (undersong edition)</em> is on view on December 7th.<br /> <br /> Performance by Ben Vida:<br /> Friday, December 7th<br /> 6:30pm</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 02:22:55 +0000 Michel Delacroix - Axelle Fine Arts Galerie Soho - December 8th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><strong>AXELLE FINE ARTS</strong> is thrilled to celebrate <strong>MICHEL DELACROIX</strong>’s 80th birthday in New York City with a major solo exhibition, the publication of a new book and the release of a new limited edition serigraph and a commemorative silk scarf. Michel Delacroix, renowned master of the Naïf tradition, has been working over 50 years in his signature style producing cityscapes set in the Paris of his childhood- a simpler, quieter Paris of the past. This new collection, his 17th solo exhibition, features exquisite recent paintings from sweeping skylines of the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame to snow covered romantic Parisian streets.  Delacroix’s work resonates strongly because he is a painter of superb skill and infuses his work with a deep affection and understanding for his city. “I see and paint a Paris everyone wishes to recall and savor,” he says. In his newest exhibition, Michel Delacroix has certainly created a Paris to remember.</p> <p>Michel Delacroix was born in Paris’ 14th District in 1933. After studying two years at the Ecole de Beaux Arts in Paris, Delacroix temporarily interrupted his formal education to explore the city. “I walked endlessly from district to district, inspecting every corner and absorbing all the nuances accumulating an endless store of impressions to draw upon for my paintings,” he stated. Delacroix returned to complete his studies and continued to paint, eventually developing his mastery over the Naïf style. Early on, his works became renowned for their expressive and magical depictions of Paris. The enthusiasm of his collectors provides ample evidence they share and support Delacroix’s love of the city.</p> <p>Throughout the course of his 60 year career, Delacroix has been honored with numerous awards including the Grand Prix des Amateurs d’Art, Paris, the Grand Prix de la Cote d’Azur, Cannes and the Premier Prix de Sept Collines, Roma. His work can be found in prestigious private and public collections including the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain and the Musée International d’Art Naïf, both in Paris, and in Lausanne’s Olympic Museum in Switzerland. He has executed several prestigious commissions, including those for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, 1998 World Cup, and the White House Christmas Pageant of Peace. Delacroix has enjoyed over 300 exhibitions in the United States alone. Today Michel is a French ex-patriot living in Cambodia with his wife, Vany. He enjoys his children and grandchildren, and continues to paint, visiting his beloved Paris often. He will return to New York City in December for the opening reception of this show and to celebrate his 80th birthday with Axelle Fine Arts.</p> <p>In conjunction with the show <strong>AXELLE FINE ARTS</strong> is releasing a limited edition serigraph, <em>Café de la Paix</em>, 23 x 28”, available on paper or canvas.   The same image graces the cover of his new book <em>MICHEL DELACROIX AT 80: A PARIS TO REMEMBER</em>, a 132 pages hard cover coffee table book featuring 128 illustrations of Delacroix’s most recent works.   <em>Café de la Paix </em>has also been used for the creation of a commemorative signed and numbered limited edition (50) silk scarf handmade in France available exclusively through <strong>AXELLE FINE ARTS</strong>.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 02:23:16 +0000 MIKE METZ - CUE Art Foundation - December 8th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>CUE is pleased to present referrals, a solo exhibition by New York-based artist Mike Metz, generously curated by critic and art historian Joseph Masheck.<br />Through a diverse artistic practice, Metz engages the possibilities of language and the complex relationship between the visible and the verbal. His forms are ambiguous, deliberately occupying a grey area of identification—a sort of threedimensional play with the famous optical illusion, the duck-rabbit. The titles of the works encourage viewers to consider these objects as having more than any single, definitive signifier, and as curator Joseph Masheck writes, “having two or more ‘things’ cancel one another by coexistence in material extent and space makes at once for abstraction and linguistic concreteness.”<br />Works on view include sculptural objects made from bronze, aluminum, copper, steel, and Styrofoam, and banners using canvas, paper, and vinyl.<br />Metz has exhibited his work in the United States and internationally, including Snared-trapped and concealed, T-space, Rhinebeck, NY (2011); Venice Wall (What is Intellect?) at the 52nd Venice Biennale, curated by Gavin Wade, Venice (2007); City Art: New York’s Percent for Art Program, The Center for Architecture, New York, NY (2005); and Strike, curated by Gavin Wade, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, London (2002). This marks his first solo exhibition in New York City since 1995.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 22:41:56 +0000 Beverly McIver - CUE Art Foundation - December 8th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Space Program participant Beverly McIver will present new work<br />in the Project Space. McIver is known for her paintings which<br />explore racial, gender, social, and occupational identities. Her<br />work is held in museum collections nationwide, including the<br />North Carolina Museum of Art, the Asheville Museum of Art, and<br />the Weatherspoon Art Museum. Recent grants and awards<br />include Anonymous Was A Woman, the John Simon<br />Guggenheim Fellowship, the Radcliffe Fellowship from Harvard<br />University, and Creative Capital. Her solo exhibition Face to<br />Face: Beverly McIver was on view at the Boulder Museum of<br />Contemporary Art in 2010</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 22:48:18 +0000 - WhiteBox - December 9th, 2012 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In collaboration with White Box and the Woodwind Studies Program at NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">A Post-Postmodern, Sensory Extravaganza intermixing works by those who came across art in the unexpected and unforeseen. Audiences will witness the layering of projections, poetry and music that combine the works of Cage, Warhol, Rauschenberg, Duchamp, Bueys, Goldsworthy, Haring and others with readings from Alan Ginsberg’s Howl. Combined with the live performances of chamber works by Elliot Carter, Peteris Vasks, Carl Nielsen, Hector Villalobos and other masters, the sonic adhesive will be an intermittent performance of John Cage’s Atlas Elclipticalis and the projection of Andy Warhol’s classic film, Sleep. Pasted, overlaid and simultaneous, Wherefore ART Thou will reveal itself in Cage’s multiverse as Warhol’s Sleep transports through time and space.</span></p> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 00:12:30 +0000 Alejandro Cesarco - Dia Art Foundation - December 10th, 2012 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <div class="content_body dia-links">Alejandro Cesarco on On Kawara</div> <div class="content_body dia-links"></div> <div class="content_body dia-links">Alejandro Cesarco was born in 1975 in Montevideo, Uruguay. His most recent solo exhibitions include <i>The Early Years</i>, Tanya Leighton, Berlin (2012); A <i>Common Ground</i>, the Uruguayan Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennial (2011); <i>One without the Other</i>, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico (2011); <i>Present Memory</i>, Tate Modern, London (2010); <i>Alejandro Cesarco</i>, Artpace, San Antonio, Texas (2010); <i>Two Films</i>, Murray Guy, New York (2009); <i>Three Works</i>, Tanya Leighton, Berlin (2009); and <i>Retrospective</i>, in collaboration with John Baldessari, Murray Guy, New York (2007). He was the 2011 winner of the Baloise Art Prize, with his installation <i>The Streets Were Dark with Something More than Night, or The Closer I Get to the End the More I Rewrite the Beginning, </i> at Art 42 Basel. He has curated exhibitions in the U.S., Uruguay, Argentina, and a project for the 6th Mercosul Biennial (2007), Porto Alegre, Brazil. He is director of the nonprofit arts organization, Art Resources Transfer, where he initiated and edits <i>Between Artists</i>, an ongoing series of conversation-based books. Current exhibitions include a solo presentation at MUMOK, Vienna; the Bienal de São Paulo; and <i>Words Applied to Wounds</i> at Murray Guy. He lives and works in New York.</div> <p></p> Sun, 25 Nov 2012 23:28:04 +0000 Nancy Haynes - 3A Gallery - December 12th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><img src="" /></p> Sun, 02 Dec 2012 22:36:56 +0000 Group Show - Hunter College/Times Square Gallery - December 12th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>The Department of Art at Hunter College is pleased to present an exhibition of recent works by the graduating MFA students. This exhibition divides the Hunter College/Times Square Gallery into individual spaces that represent the culmination of each of the 19 artists’ unique experience in Hunter College’s prestigious and competitive MFA program.</p> <p>The exhibition will be on view from December 13, 2012–January 16th, 2013. A public opening reception will be held on Wednesday, December 12th, from 6–8 PM.</p> <p>The Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, located at 450 West 41st Street, New York City.</p> <p> </p> <p>The graduating students have organized two panel discussions that contextualize the exhibition.  These panels will address questions of meaning, plurality, the evolving models of education, and greater issues of contemporaneity in art practice. </p> <p> </p> <p>All events are free and open to the public.</p> <p> </p> <p>January 11, 2013</p> <p><b>towards meaning in a plural painting world</b></p> <p>Moderated by Katy Siegel</p> <p>7:30pm</p> <p>This event is made possible through the generous support of the John and Evelyn Kossak Foundation</p> <p> </p> <p>January 16, 2013</p> <p><b>models, modes, possibilities; and then there is education</b></p> <p>Moderated by Anthony Huberman</p> <p>7:30pm</p> <p> </p> <p>For more information about the exhibition please contact:<br /> FALL 2012- HUNTER MFA</p> <p>Email: <span style="text-decoration: underline;"></span></p> <p>Web: <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><span style="text-decoration: underline;"></span></p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 16:48:40 +0000 Katsutoshi Yuasa - ISE Cultural Foundation - December 12th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <div apple-content-edited="true"> <div> <p>Please join us at the ISE Cultural Foundation for a Holiday Toast on 12.12.12 hosted by the Streaming Museum and TAG Fine Arts on the occasion of Katsutoshi Yuasa's exhibition "Miraculous" curated by Diana Ewer.  A celebration to mark the Streaming Museum's forthcoming 5 Year Anniversary, the event will include a short video presentation of past events and holiday toast to celebrate present and future collaborations.  The backdrop to 12.12.12 is a show of hand-carved woodcuts by Japanese artist Katsutoshi Yuasa that includes images culled from the internet and involves computer software in their process of creation.  A timely exhibition, it directly engages with our vulnerability in the midst of a powerful and sometimes devastating natural world. There will be an opportunity to speak with the curator and participate in a short tour of the exhibition during the evening.</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> </div> </div> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 22:25:09 +0000