ArtSlant - Closing soon en-us 40 Lawrence Berzon - Limner Gallery - December 1st, 2012 - December 30th, 2012 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 00:13:30 +0000 Group Show - New Museum - September 19th, 2012 - December 30th, 2012 <p>“Come Closer” is an exhibition that takes the Bowery as subject, site, and center for creative ingenuity in the 1970s and 1980s.</p> <p>Drawing upon the New Museum’s Bowery Artist Tribute archive and the online archive of Marc H. Miller,, this exhibition features original artwork, ephemera, and performance documentation by over fifteen artists who lived and worked on or near the Bowery in New York.</p> <p>During these two decades, the Bowery was commonly identified with the furthest extremes of metropolitan decline—municipal neglect, homelessness, and substance abuse. As landlords and civil services abandoned the neighborhood, the subsequent cheap rents and permissive atmosphere drew artists downtown. The Bowery’s lofts provided a social network where painters, photographers, performance artists, musicians, and filmmakers exchanged ideas and drew inspiration from this concentration of creative activity.</p> <p>Propelled by this nourished, insurgent spirit, many artists downtown turned their attention towards the Bowery, inviting a re-examination of this neglected zone through their works: subjective, deeply personal portraits documented points of sympathy between neighbors; unsanctioned public art marked territory and adjusted the landscape; and DIY and collective practices pushed generations of institutional rigidity aside for a diversification of materials, gestures, and voices. As this influx of artists helped shaped the Bowery, the neighborhood helped shape generations of artists.</p> <p>This exhibition will include works by artists including Coleen Fitzgibbon, Keith Haring, John Holmstrom, Curt Hoppe, Marc H. Miller, Adrian Piper, Adam Purple, Dee Dee Ramone, Joey Ramone, Marcia Resnick, Bettie Ringma, Arleen Schloss, Charles Simonds, Eve Sonneman, Billy Sullivan, Paul Tschinkel, Arturo Vega, and Martin Wong, among others.</p> <p>In conjunction with the exhibition, the New Museum will publish the third volume of the <em>Bowery Artist Tribute</em> publication. Both a celebration and exploration of the Museum’s neighborhood, the <em>Bowery Artist Tribute</em> is a vibrant resource for visitors and neighbors to tap into the history of the neighborhood, its creative residents, and their contributions to contemporary culture.</p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 00:37:33 +0000 Kari Steihaug and Tina Jonsbu - NOoSPHERE - November 30th, 2012 - December 30th, 2012 <p>NOoSPHERE Arts, an artist‐run, nonprofit exhibition and performance venue on the Lower East Side<br />of Manhattan, is proud to present Neverending Story featuring visual artists Kari Steihaug and Tina Jonsbu.<br />Neverending Story is conceived as a second chapter to Kari Steihaug’s and Tina Jonsbu’s two‐person show at the<br />Trøndelag Center for Contemporary Art in Trondheim, Norway, in 2006. Meditative and unobtrusive, the works of both<br />artists embody the concept of “the time it takes” to manufacture an object; the intention being to create processoriented,<br />thought‐provoking pieces that also have an aesthetic dimension. Though markedly different visually, these two<br />bodies of work share a similar pulse and rhythm.</p> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 03:30:35 +0000 Cig Harvey - Robin Rice Gallery - November 14th, 2012 - December 30th, 2012 <p>The Robin Rice Gallery announces, “You Look at Me Like an Emergency,” Cig Harvey’s photographic and free-writing installation inspired by her best selling book. This is Harvey's third solo show at the Robin Rice Gallery.  The opening reception will be held on Wednesday November 7th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, with an artist talk and book signing to follow on Saturday November 10th at 3:00pm. The show runs through December 30th, 2012. </p> <p>When the viewer steps into the Robin Rice Gallery they are transported to a different medium. The room is set up to mimic the book, inviting the viewer to walk through its pages. The phrase, “You Look at Me Like an Emergency,” shouts in white hand written script against the back red wall, replicating the cover. Photographs of varying scale line the walls salon style and free-writing excerpts run along the chair rails, telling of Harvey’s universally poignant story: One of relationship failures, falling in love and adjusting to motherhood. Through vivid color and perfect composition of family, friends, found objects and the artist herself, we are seduced.  </p> <p>When asked to explain the book title, Harvey says it’s in response to a look her soon-to-be-husband gave her. One full of such passionate intent it bordered on alarm. In that precise moment, she knew she was falling in love with him.   </p> <p>As the protagonist of her tale, we see Harvey standing alone in vintage dresses. She chooses them specifically because they lend themselves to a different time. Tapping into the universal, her face and the faces of her subjects are often obstructed, allowing the viewer to create their own story. The images are typically physical close-ups, intensely vibrant and ethereal. In “The Velvet Settee,” Harvey’s niece lay slightly twisted on a small velvet couch. She’s illuminated with such depth we can feel the plush fibers bend beneath her skin—the effect is as dreamlike as the drowsy expression on her face. In the invitational image, “The Pale Cadillac,” a young girl stares out the window of a vintage car. Beyond the composition what’s most visually arresting is her gaze, both brave and challenging. Each image leaves us restless, disturbed, always wanting to know more. </p> <p>Through masterful use of her Hasselblad, Harvey transforms self-portraits and ordinary objects into the extraordinary. She strives to capture the real in the purest fashion, choosing to create beauty “in camera,” dispelling the need for post-production nuance. She is a visual painter, creating images that shimmer with hue and gesture, that have punctuation and staccato. She uses color as her magic wand to haunt and seduce.  “I take pictures because it puts me on a dock at 5:00AM in the moonlight, or in a field of fireflies at dusk, or on a channel marker in the middle of the Atlantic, it's moments like these that remind me that the world is magical.”</p> <p>Harvey’s work has been referenced as a sort of photographic Maira Kalman, an artist whose work is “a narrative journal of her life and all its absurdities.” When it came to creating the <i>You Look at Me Like an Emergency</i> book, Designer, Deb Wood took on the initiative with great care, blending hand written text and imagery together to tell Harvey’s story, or as the protagonist claims, her “book of secrets.”  <i>You Look At Me Like An Emergency</i> has been on <i>Photo Eye’</i>s the best seller list for seven weeks and received critical acclaim by PDN, <i>La Lettre, Blink, Aesthethica, Boston Globe, Lenscratch, Acurator, Fotografi </i>and <i>The Independent on Sunday.</i></p> <p>Cig Harvey was born in England in 1973. She fell in love with photography at the age of thirteen, studied the craft, and later received her MFA. She now lives on the coast of Maine and Boston, Massachusetts. A dedicated mentor, she teaches workshops in Santa Fe and The Maine workshops and lectures at institutions around the world. She was an Assistant Professor of Photography at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. Her first major solo show opened in March 2012, at the Stenersen Museum in Oslo, Norway. Her work has been held in permanent collections of notable museums including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY. Harvey also collaborates on commercial projects for high profile clients such as <em>New York Magazine</em>, <em>Harper’s Bazaar</em> Japan and Kate Spade. </p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 04:03:22 +0000 Electronic Arts Intermix - Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries - September 17th, 2011 - December 31st, 2012 <h4>Circa 1971 presents a selection of video and film works by key figures in early video art from the collection of Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), a nonprofit organization that fosters the creation, exhibition, distribution, and preservation of moving-image art. <br /><br /> Celebrating EAI’s 40th anniversary, the exhibition takes the organization’s founding year as its point of departure and presents a diverse series of media artworks — created in and around 1971 — linked by the alternative artistic practices and activist impulses that drove the early video subculture. <br /><br /> Organized by guest curator and EAI Executive Director Lori Zippay in collaboration with Dia's curatorial department.</h4> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 23:26:09 +0000 Jean-Luc Moulène - Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries - December 17th, 2011 - December 31st, 2012 <h4><i>Opus + One</i> is the first comprehensive exhibition in North America devoted to the work of Paris-based artist Jean-Luc Moulène. The installation at Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries will comprise objects and images created over the past two decades and will be accompanied by a new project at the Dan Flavin Art Institute, in Bridgehampton, NY, as well as a major publication.</h4> Sun, 08 Jan 2012 23:50:59 +0000 Superm - envoy enterprises - November 29th, 2012 - December 31st, 2012 <p style="text-align: left;" align="center">"I think I'm in hell, and therefore I am."<br />  <br /> -Arthur Rimbaud<br /> <br />  <br /> <strong>envoy enterprises</strong> is pleased to present <em>BEAUTY and HELL</em>, a two-part exhibition by the art duo SUPERM. <em>BEAUTY</em> will be on view at the gallery’s 131 Chrystie Street location followed by <em>HELL</em> which will be on view at the gallery’s 87 Rivington space.<br />  <br /> Inspired by the poetry of Arthur Rimbaud and the art of Hans Bellmer and Pierre Molinier, this dual exhibition combines a new series of collages entitled <em>SKINGRAPHS</em>, which represent <em>BEAUTY</em>, with the latest SUPERM video featuring Francois Sagat with contributions by Josh Lee, Nick Theobald, Gio Black Peter and Erica Keck, which represent <em>HELL</em>.<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>SUPERM</strong> is a collaborative art project by Slava Mogutin &amp; Brian Kenny. Their work has been exhibited at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, The Haifa Museum of Art in Israel, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC) in Spain, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and, most recently, at Station Museum of Contemporary Art in Houston. This show marks 8 years of fruitful collaboration between the two artists.</p> <p></p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 01:47:46 +0000 Winston Chmielinski - envoy enterprises - November 29th, 2012 - December 31st, 2012 <p align="center"><b>Winston Chmielinski</b></p> <p align="center"><b><i>ECSTATIC SKIN</i></b></p> <p align="center"><b>87 RIVINGTON ST. NEW YORK, NY 10002</b></p> <p align="center"><b><i>29 NOVEMBER — 31 DECEMBER 2012. WED – SUN. 12 - 6</i></b></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>envoy enterprises is pleased to announce <i>Ecstatic Skin</i>, Winston Chmielinski’s first solo exhibition in New York. Chmielinski’s paintings indiscriminately engage figuration and abstraction by using color and form to create emotionally charged re-imaginings of the familiar. This exhibition presents the artist’s continued investigations of the body as well as its surrogate forms in nature, with a focus on plants and lighted expanses.</p> <p> </p> <p>The process behind these new paintings lives in a space between pure intention and accident. One method Chmielinski used in creating these new works was to sequentially paint a series of figurative and abstract paintings during one studio session. This fast-paced and near-seamless movement of brushstrokes across consecutive canvases created convergent forms that resulted in paintings that appear to grow into one another.  Such effects can be seen in <i>The Canopy is Falling</i> and <i>Pause </i>whose shared watery surfaces hint at the possibility of being from the same place but from different scenes. </p> <p> </p> <p>Chmielinski employs paint as a means to distort static images and refers to the lexicon of the everyday to reveal what paint can do and how it can enliven the seemingly banal.  Thin veils of paint allow the gesso from the canvas to shine through creating lines, colors, and saturation that have been altered from their original states and transformed into captivating otherworldly motifs.</p> <p> </p> <p><b>Winston Chmielinski</b> (b. 1988 – Boston, MA) studied philosophy and creative writing at New York University’s Gallatin School Of Individualized Study, modern and contemporary Chinese literature at Peking University, and French literature and contemporary art at L’Institut Catholique in Paris. He has participated in several special commissions and projects including <i>BOFFO Building Fashion</i>, New York, NY (2011); <i>MOVE!</i> at MoMA PS1, Queens, NY (2010); and <i>Vaginal Davis is Speaking From the Diaphragm</i> at PS 122, New York, NY (2010). He has been included in the following group exhibitions: <i>Summer Affair</i> at fordPROJECT, New York, NY (2011); <i>I Am Solitary </i>at Gift Gallery, London, UK (2011); and <i>Tools for Thought: Rebuild Haiti</i> at Sotheby’s, New York, NY (2010). In the summer of 2012 he was a fellow at the La Pan Residency in Barcelona, Spain.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 17:23:00 +0000 Dmitry Yakovin - InterArt Gallery - November 18th, 2012 - December 31st, 2012 Mon, 05 Nov 2012 23:42:40 +0000 Matt Connors - MoMA PS1 - October 21st, 2012 - December 31st, 2012 <p>Like many younger painters working with abstraction, Matt Connors (American, b. 1973) engages freely with the histories of his medium without depending upon them. His canvases absorb influences from a disparate and evolving roster of artists, as well as writers, filmmakers and musicians to whom the artist looks for inspiration, and this casual porosity is likewise reflected in the formalities of his method. Connors mostly uses raw canvas, often taking rubbings from his studio floor, pouring layers of paint into the fabric like dye, or using one wet painting to imprint another. His paintings are remarkable for the apparent thinness of their surface; paint ends up <i>in</i> them, rather than <i>on</i> them. As such, Connors’ works act as both pictures and objects, registering the surfaces behind or beneath them, as well as those before them—including other paintings and things close at hand in his studio. His paintings inhabit a space in between, taking and offering impressions of their immediate surroundings in time and space, and those more distant. <i>Impressionism</i> is the artist’s first solo museum presentation in the United States, and features a focused selection of extant pieces alongside new work made specifically for the exhibition.</p> Mon, 03 Sep 2012 00:16:45 +0000 - Open Source Gallery - December 8th, 2012 - December 31st, 2012 <p>The 5th Annual Open Source Soup Kitchen will commence this December 8th at Open Source Gallery. We are seeking artists, cooks, friends, and neighbors to join us for a month of cooking, eating, sharing, and celebrating. For as many nights of the month as we have volunteers, we will provide the cookware and utensils and the volunteer chef will be responsible for the “one-pot meal” of the night. We welcome all kinds of unique dishes from any ethnic tradition.</p> <p>Volunteers will each choose a different night and will cook a meal for approximately 15-20 people, which will be served between 7:00 and 9:00pm. Usually dishes are a “one-pot meal,” a soup or stew that can be served in bowls with bread on the side.</p> <p>The cook of the night is also responsible for providing an artistic element to incorporate into the evening. In the past, participants have displayed photographs on the walls, read monologues, or played music. While the volunteers do not necessarily have to be artists, it is encouraged and provides a good opportunity for artists to talk about, receive feedback, and gain exposure for their work. Those who attend the soup kitchen vary from neighbors to artists to others who are down on their luck or simply hungry. Not a traditional soup kitchen, this event focuses on conversation, community, and art.</p> <p>Sometimes the conversation flows easily, and sometimes not, but the food is nearly always tasty (it’s New York, after all – we have standards!). So join us for good food, good art, and good conversation.</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 23:43:50 +0000 Group Show - Sacred Gallery NYC - December 6th, 2012 - December 31st, 2012 <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> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 20:31:04 +0000 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - September 18th, 2012 - December 31st, 2012 <p>Commentators on contemporary art have often claimed that Warhol is the most influential artist of the last half-century. No exhibition, however, has truly examined that assertion in depth. The exhibition is built around five broad themes ranging from vernacular subject matter to celebrity portraiture to issues of sexual identity. The presentation will include approximately 150 works of art in a broad range of media across five decades. A quarter of the selected works are by Warhol, and they will be juxtaposed with key examples by some sixty leading contemporary artists. The show will be arranged as a series of thematic vignettes, not simply to demonstrate Warhol's overt influence, but to suggest how artists both worked in parallel modes and developed his model in dynamic new directions.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 07:35:01 +0000 Group Show - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - November 2nd, 2012 - January 2nd, 2013 <p><em>Now’s the Time</em> brings together highlights from the Guggenheim Museum’s growing collection of contemporary art. On view at the museum for the first time, these works reflect recent developments in painting, sculpture, photography, and installation, representing works acquired since 2008 through the museum’s collection committees and the generosity of individual patrons. As a cross section of the diverse practices pursued by artists from around the world, this exhibition reaffirms the Guggenheim’s long-standing commitment to collecting and exhibiting the art of the present.</p> <p>Although acquired independently of one another, the works on view share overarching formal and thematic concerns that cut across traditional aesthetic categories. Many of the artists represented foreground their working processes while exploring the material and conceptual possibilities of artistic mediums ranging from abstract painting, as in the work of Mark Grotjahn, to digitally manipulated photographs, exemplified by the work of Hank Willis Thomas. Whether embodying the fragmented modes of perception engendered by online worlds, or insisting on the meditative space of painting and the poetics of objects, the works on view map the contours of a rapidly changing contemporary art landscape. The exhibition features works by both established artists such as Ai Weiwei, James Casebere, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Anish Kapoor, and Barbara Kruger, as well as younger artists including Yto Barrada, Christiane Feser, Alexandre Singh, and Ryan Trecartin, among others.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 01:04:47 +0000 Dina Gustin Baker - Walter Wickiser Gallery - December 1st, 2012 - January 2nd, 2013 <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 01:30:16 +0000 Group Show - Ceres Gallery - November 27th, 2012 - January 3rd, 2013 <p>A unique, rotating exhibition of multiple, one-week, one-person shows bringing the personal vision of a diverse group of artists to Chelsea.</p> <p>Week 1<br /> November 27 - December 1, 2012<br /> Reception: Thurs, Nov 29th 6-8pm<br /> Lucky Checkley, Gabrielle Muller, Sandy Styer, Jean Nestares, Leo Theinert, Pauline Chernichaw, Jocelyn Russell, E. Ivan Rivera, Peter Walker</p> <p>Week 2<br /> December 4 - 8, 2012<br /> Reception: Thurs, Dec 6th 6-8pm<br /> Lucky Checkley,<br /> Anne Marie Martin,<br /> Yasuji Nakamura,<br /> Garette Johnson,<br /> Joyce Silver,<br /> Petra Nimtz,<br /> Sinae Lee,<br /> Elisabeth Frischauf</p> <p>Week 3<br /> December 11 - 15, 2012<br /> Reception: Thurs, Dec 13th 6-8pm<br /> Marc B. Weiss, Virginia Giordano, Michelle Amram, Susi Raphael, Rita Julia Holcberg, Jonathan Keller, Susan Ferguson, Marta Vaneva, Janet Rossi, Greer Jonas</p> <p>Week 4<br /> December 18 - 22, 2012<br /> Reception: Thurs, Dec 20th 6-8pm<br /> "&gt;Libby Ramage, Jacqueline Barnett, Emily Meluch, Nishan Patel, Rita Julia Holcberg, Samantha Curtis, Joy Nagy, Susi Raphael, Masayo Nishimura</p> <p>Week 5<br /> December 27, 2012 <br /> - January 3, 2013<br /> Reception: Thurs, Dec 27th 6-8pm<br /> "&gt;Luis Alves, Min Ah Hong, Rowena B. Marvin, Jei Ryung Lee, Sook Yoo, Masayo Nishimura, Claudia Baez</p> Sun, 02 Dec 2012 22:56:40 +0000