ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Dieter Kuhn, Norbert Masal, Cindy Millin, Scott Reeds - FiveMyles - June 6th - June 28th <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">This exhibition highlights four artists whose work is informed by their particular use of color.&nbsp;Cindy Millin's paintings are nearly three-dimensional works with&nbsp;layers upon layers of sculpted paint that reveal splashes of bright colors on plain backgrounds;&nbsp;Dieter Kuhn in a&nbsp;more contained approach uses a vibrant palette to outline imaginary maps and mysterious scenes, at times joyful or mysterious; Norbert Masal's sculptures are equilibrist constructions&nbsp;&nbsp;where a metallic structures are often gently wrapped in colorful shapes; Scott Reeds, though a complex process involving the hand-bending of iron sheets and the bathing of the work in acrylic gesso, creates delightful wall sculptures that flash with their shiny and fluorescent colors.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 23 May 2015 01:46:22 +0000 Bradley Theodore and Antoine Verglas - ACA Galleries, Est 1932 - June 11th - July 31st <p align="center"><strong>RAW BEAUTY</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Bradley Theodore and Antoine Verglas</strong></p> <p align="center">June 11 through July 31, 2015</p> <p align="center"><span style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>New York, NY -&nbsp;</strong>ACA Galleries is pleased to announce its forthcoming exhibition, <strong><em>RAW BEAUTY: Bradley Theodore and Antoine Verglas</em></strong><em>,</em> on view June 11 through July 31, 2015.&nbsp; The focus of the exhibition is a collaborative series between celebrated artist Bradley Theodore and renowned photographer Antoine Verglas that combines the excitement of street art with the sensuality of fashion photography.&nbsp; The canvasses for the project are internationally acclaimed models painted by Theodore and then captured on camera by Verglas.&nbsp; In addition to the collaboration series the exhibition at ACA Galleries will feature individual paintings by Theodore and photographs by Verglas.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Fashion models wear beauty everyday, what better canvas for art in its purest form than the human body.&nbsp; I teamed up with my friend Antoine Verglas, whose work I respect greatly, to combine our worlds and create an exhibit that highlights both my painting and his photography in a way that is unique and provocative.</em></p> <p><em>-</em> Bradley Theodore</p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>When Bradley and I decided to work on this project we wanted to bring art to life and then capture that moment in photos.&nbsp; This was the perfect way to do that.&nbsp; We used fashion models to create a living piece of art that can be captured in that moment with movement changing the piece with each pose.&nbsp; Bradley&rsquo;s creations were genius and the models were stunning and a pleasure to work with.</em></p> <p style="text-align: left;" align="right">- Antoine Verglas</p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>When I was asked to be part of this project I jumped at the chance. &nbsp;I have worked with Antoine before and I am a great admirer of Bradley's art.&nbsp; It was an amazing experience to be able to project Bradley's art, with my body, in a variety of emotional poses for Antoine photography.</em></p> <p style="text-align: left;" align="right"><em>-</em> Hana Nitsche, supermodel</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Born on the island of Turks &amp; Caicos,&nbsp;<strong>Bradley Theodore</strong>&nbsp; lives in New York City and has become an integrated part of the art scene.&nbsp; Dedicated to making his art accessible for all to see in the streets of international cities like New York, London, Los Angeles, Oslo and Paris, his iconic subjects, painted in bright colors, have become his signature style. A documentary film on Theodore&rsquo;s life and art is currently being produced by ASSEMBLY9 and will be released later this year.&nbsp; Theodore will also be participating in the exhibition program for <em>FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life</em> at the Bronx Botanical Garden on view May 16 through November 1, 2015.</p> <p>Born in Paris, <strong>Antoine Verglas</strong>&nbsp;is a New York City based photographer who gained popular acclaim for his uninhibited documentary-style fashion photographs of celebrities and supermodels including Halle Berry, Naomi Campbell,&nbsp;Cindy Crawford, Penelope Cruz, Angelina Jolie, Claudia Schiffer&nbsp;and Stephanie Seymour, among others.&nbsp; His photography has appeared in major publications including <em>Elle</em>, <em>Harper&rsquo;s Bazaar</em>, <em>Esquire</em>, <em>GQ</em>, <em>Maxim</em>, <em>Sports Illustrated</em> and <em>Vogue</em>, among others.&nbsp; Verglas has published two books of his photography: <em>SHOWGIRL (2011)</em> and <em>Untitled (2013).</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 May 2015 18:57:26 +0000 Davide Zucco - NURTUREart Gallery - June 5th - July 11th <p dir="ltr">NURTUREart is delighted to announce <em>Deep Time</em>, Davide Zucco&rsquo;s first New York solo exhibition, opening on the occasion of Bushwick Open Studios. In Zucco&rsquo;s most recent body of work, metal surfaces transition from tarnished to polished, flowing over structurally rigorous, symbolic drawing and composition. Sweeping gestural inserts, striated by finely detailed plumes, are inspired by the kaleidoscopic patterns found in petrified wood.</p> <p>Where lush, prehistoric forests used to be, thickets of splintered matter reveal a psychedelically colorful core. Inside, millions of years accumulate in dense, layered abstraction. Roughly treated surfaces suggest aggressiveness and violence, contrasting with the subtle lines and delicate structures defining Zucco&rsquo;s unique vocabulary of archetypical shapes and symbols.</p> <p dir="ltr">Mining collective subconscious cosmologies, Zucco&rsquo;s use of industrial materials connect the impossibly remote moods of crystallized prehistoric time to the historically tangible decay of urban ruins. His works foreground autonomous, never ending processes of creative destruction, energy flows permeating life in a timeless continuity, transcending the historical forms of human expression; from the petrified forest to the Acropolis.</p> <p dir="ltr">+++</p> <p>Davide Zucco (Belluno, Italy) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He has exhibited his work in solo exhibitions at Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain; Perugi Artecontemporanea, Padova, Italy; and Mogadishni, Aarhus, Denmark. Zucco's work has been featured in group exhibitions at Scaramouche, New York; Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy; ARCOS, Benevento, Italy; State Institute of Sofia, Bulgaria; Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico; Jaus, Los Angeles; and Katzen Arts Center, Washington D.C. He is the recipient of residencies at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Process Space, New York; ISCP, New York; Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy.</p> Thu, 21 May 2015 17:35:49 +0000 Eva Moll, Uta Brauser - Queens Museum of Art - May 21st, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Thu, 21 May 2015 13:22:13 +0000 Douglas Paulson, Heidi Neilson - The Boiler (Pierogi) - May 29th - June 20th <p><em>The Menu for Mars Kitchen</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Join the Menu for Mars Supper Club as we pioneer a menu for the Red Planet.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Menu for Mars Supper Club will construct an analog Mars kitchen to investigate the future of food on Mars. From May 29 &ndash; June 20, the Menu for Mars Kitchen and surrounding habitat will be open to the public, and visitors are invited, alongside special guests, to cook using Mars-feasible ingredients. Dishes will be documented, sampled, evaluated, and vacuum-packed. At the exhibition&rsquo;s end, the prototype dishes and a summary of findings will be sent to NASA to augment their preparations for colonizing Mars.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Kitchen will also test off-Earth cultivation of edible plants and mushrooms, food preservation, and related topics through a series of workshop and events, a calendar of which will be updated regularly here (below) and at&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Over the last year, Menu for Mars Supper Club met monthly with guest experts over dinner to consider how the circumstances on Mars would affect colonists&rsquo; food&mdash;and their physical, cultural, and psychological needs. The Menu for Mars Kitchen culminates these discussions and related research. Come and join in the experiment in imagining the future!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Heidi Neilson</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Douglas Paulson</strong>&nbsp;are the exhibition and Menu for Mars initiative&nbsp;organizers.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Ward Shelley</strong>&nbsp;will&nbsp;design&nbsp;the kitchen.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Marco Castro</strong>&nbsp;will&nbsp;design the greenhouse and will lead a workshop.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tattfoo Tan</strong>&nbsp;will&nbsp;design a dehydrating station and will lead the &ldquo;make your own food bars for Mars&rdquo; workshop.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Gil Lopez</strong>&nbsp;will&nbsp;design and&nbsp;edible mushroom growhouse and will lead &ldquo;make yogurt from powdered milk,&rdquo; composting, and mushroom cultivating workshops.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>John Roach</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Will Owen</strong>&nbsp;will provide soundtracks.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Programs and scheduled cookery</strong><strong>&nbsp;&mdash;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>29 May: 7-9pm</strong><br /><em>Opening Reception</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>30 May: &nbsp;4pm</strong><br /><em>Sian Proctor,&nbsp;<strong>Mars on Earth: Living in a Mars Simulation</strong></em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Did you know that there are people on Earth living in Mars simulations? For the past few years NASA has funded Mars simulations on the big island of Hawaii. The project is called Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS). The crew consists of six individuals from around the world and simulations can last from four months to one year. Dr. Sian Proctor was a crew member for HI-SEAS Mission 1 which focused on food strategies for long duration space flight.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">SIAN PROCTOR BIO: [Sian Proctor is a geology professor at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, Arizona. Throughout her adult life she has pushed herself to take on new challenges and to learn &nbsp;new things. She has a B.S. in Environmental Science, M.S. in Geology, and a Ph.D. in Science Education. Both her masters and doctorate research involved the use of technology to understand how individuals learn. She teaches both hybrid and online geology classes, and has traveled and taught around the world. She was a finalist for the 2009 NASA Astronaut Program, was on the Discovery Channel reality TV show called The Colony, was the Education Outreach Officer on the 4-month NASA funded Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation 2013 Mission, and this past year was a 2014 PolarTREC teacher doing climate change research in Barrow, Alaska. Sian&rsquo;s amazing career has been a direct result of her love of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). &nbsp;She also enjoys traveling, playing sports, photography, and cooking.]</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>31 May: 4pm</strong><br /><em>Planetary Society Meetup</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Join The New York Chapter of the Planetary Society&rsquo;s &nbsp;Meetup to prototype recipes for Mars. The Planetary Society was founded in 1980 by Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray, and Louis Friedman to inspire and involve the world&rsquo;s public in space exploration through advocacy, projects, and education. But can they cook?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>DATE to be determined&nbsp;(June 4-7)<br /></strong><em>Will Owen</em><br /><em><strong>ARES RADIO 1</strong></em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The atmosphere on Mars is made of different gases than Earth&rsquo;s atmosphere. The quality of sound, as it travels through the air, will be different due to the variant density of molecules. Will Owen will perform and DJ along with percussionist Matthias Borello live over Skype using filters and Equalizers to mimic how audio will sound on Mars.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>5 June: &nbsp;4-6pm</strong><br /><em>Gil Lopez</em><br /><em><strong>Workshop &ndash; Yogurt making and mushroom tour</strong></em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A workshop experimenting with making yogurt from powdered milk, followed by a tour of the Kitchen&rsquo;s fungus facilities.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>6 June: &nbsp;3-4pm<br /></strong><em>Tattfoo Tan</em><br /><em><strong>Workshop&nbsp;</strong>&ndash;&nbsp;<strong>Drying food and pemmican variation</strong></em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A workshop on making a Mars-version of Pemmican &ndash; a concentrated mixture of fat and protein invented by the native peoples of North America and widely adopted as a high-energy food by Europeans involved in the fur trade and later by Arctic and Antarctic explorers, such as Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>7 June: &nbsp;4pm<br /></strong><em>Anna Dabney, David Grainger &amp; Guest</em><br /><em><strong>Lahpet Thote / Pickled Tea Leaf Salad Workshop</strong></em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Laphet</em>&nbsp;is a pickled or fermented tea leaf native to Burma. Customarily eaten as a salad (&ldquo;thote&rdquo;) or frequently mixed with rice, Laphet serves important medicinal and ceremonial purposes. Despite recent softening of U.S. trade policy, members of the Burmese community in the US continue to rely on friends and family to shuttle Laphet and other traditional ingredients from Burma. Ingredients vary regionally and often include: Pickled tea leaf, peanut oil, garlic, channa dal, dried butter beans, peanuts, sesame seeds, dried shrimp, green chilis, fish sauce, lime juice (or dried equivalent) tomato, cabbage, fried beetle larva.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>13 June: &nbsp;3pm<br /></strong><em>Heather Kapplow &amp; Thalia Zedek</em><br /><em><strong>Jiminy Mac &amp; Cheese</strong></em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Taste test the future of and old favorite &ndash; this entr&eacute;e is a cricket-enhanced, Mars-pantry-friendly take on Mac &amp; Cheese.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>13 June: &nbsp;5pm<br /></strong><em>Heather Kapplow &amp; Thalia Zedek</em><br /><em><strong>Miracle Fruit Tasting, featuring the Astronaut Reviver cocktail</strong></em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Miracle fruit&rdquo; temporarily alters a person&rsquo;s flavor perception, which might be a nice change for Mars colonists. Participants will sample various Menu for Mars Kitchen pantry items before and after miracle fruit application, and note how the results could be applied to Mars cuisine. The Astronaut Reviver cocktail is a pervasive-hydrogen-peroxide-taste-busting elixir adapted from a Corpse Reviver for Mars-pantry suitability.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>14 June: &nbsp;4pm<br /></strong><em>Lindsay Iserman</em><br /><em><strong>Artificial Sunshine: Citric Acid in Mars cooking</strong></em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Discussion of the uses of citric acid in flavoring and preservation of food. Demo and tasting of a Citric acid based Mars cocktail.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>20 June: &nbsp;4pm<br /></strong><em><strong>Cook-off conclusion, and NASA mailing</strong></em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Participants will be invited to polish off all the ingredients in the pantry and feast. &nbsp;Awards will be given to the most remarkable dishes. &nbsp;All dishes from the duration of the kitchen will be packed and prepared to be shipped to NASA.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Menu for Mars Supper Club is a Flux Factory educational initiative.</p> Thu, 21 May 2015 17:28:04 +0000 Elijah Burgher - Zieher Smith & Horton - May 26th - June 20th <p>The gallery is pleased to present the New York solo debut of Chicago-based artist Elijah Burgher. The exhibitionentitled Bachelors features a series of seven colored pencil portraits, several large-scale paintings on dropcloths, and a group of unique pressure prints. An essay entitled Gay Death Cult by Allan Doyle will accompanythe exhibition.</p> <p>Continuing his exploration of the intersections between desire, fantasy, and daily life, the artist employs ideas from magick and the occult to address sexuality, sub-cultural formation, and the history of abstraction. A central idea in Burgher's work is that of a "sigil" &ndash; an emblem to which magical power is imputed. By recombining the letters of a written wish into a new symbol, Burgher&rsquo;s pictures, or sigils, literally encode desire while embodying it abstractly through shape, color, and composition. The resulting abstract forms combine solar, anal, mechanical and sexual elements in constellations or diagrams that serve as ritual artifacts, devotional tools, and Gnostic riddles.</p> <p>This most recent series, relating to an imaginary cult alternately called Bachelors of the Dawn (BotD) and Children of the Black Sun (CotBS), focuses on portraits of the cult members and the symbols used by the cult that relate esoterically to their philosophy or world-view. The artist states; "The figure of the bachelor is crucial, embodying a refusal to marry and repeat the structures of the nuclear family and the patterns of personhood it perpetuates.</p> <p>As Doyle observes: Burgher&rsquo;s nudes exhibit a rigidity that seems equal parts neoclassical statue and rigor mortis. Standing or lying in hermetic spaces lit by an even, sourceless fluorescence, they do nothing. Their lack of affect heightens their physical presence. With their cool flesh, stiff comportment, and slightly averted gazes, the Bachelors appear as purely external beings, devoid of interiority. They withhold nothing. Made available to our gaze, they signal an awareness of the viewer&rsquo;s presence without capitulating their self-possession. What are we to make of them? Like the sigils that surround them, the Bachelors frustrate instincts. Despite their display of skin, they resist appropriation for erotic fantasy.</p> <p>Elijah Burgher (b. 1978, Kingston, NY) lives and works in Chicago, IL. He received a MFA from the School of the Art Institute, Chicago and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. He was recently a resident at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Fire Island Artist Residency. The artist was featured in the 2014 Whitney Biennial (selected by Anthony Elms), the 2014 Gwangju Biennial (as part of AA Bronson's "House of Shame"), The Nothing That Is at the Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh, North Carolina, and The Temptation of AA Bronson at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, among others. His work has been discussed in the New York Times, Art in America, ArtReview, and was included in VITAMIN D2, the hardcover survey of contemporary drawing. The artist is also represented by Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL.</p> Wed, 20 May 2015 18:09:27 +0000 Group Show - Y Gallery - May 15th - June 28th Wed, 20 May 2015 09:40:18 +0000 Frida Kahlo - Throckmorton Fine Art - May 21st - September 12th Wed, 20 May 2015 09:35:02 +0000 - The Boiler (Pierogi) - May 21st 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <div class="entry-content"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="" target="_blank">WagMag</a>&nbsp;Brooklyn Art Guide&rsquo;s&nbsp;annual benefit will be held at The Boiler on May 21, from 7-9pm. Buy your tickets to the event <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">A PREVIEW OF ARTWORKS IS AVAILABLE AT <a href="" target="_blank">WAGMAG.ORG/BENEFIT</a>. <strong>CHECK BACK DAILY FOR UPDATES OF PARTICIPATING ARTISTS AND WORKS</strong>&ndash; THIS YEARS BENEFIT EXHIBITION IS LIMITED TO 100 PARTICIPATING ARTISTS SELECTED BY INVITATION ONLY.</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">For the past fourteen years WAGMAG has supported Brooklyn art communities by establishing a forum to promote art exhibitions and events and has coordinated an effort to unify neighbor galleries and artists.</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">There will be approximately 100 pieces of artwork generously donated by local galleries and artists for the raffle during the event evening. Enjoy a festive atmosphere with hors d&rsquo;oeuvres, cocktails, beer and wine, and cutting-edge artwork from prominent artists in Brooklyn will be available.</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">As an additional honor, selected artists will be acknowledged for outstanding merit by WAGMAG Benefit Committee member Lisa Levy, who will be awarding ribbons to acknowledge some of the fabulous art for it&rsquo;s specific outstanding qualities. To that end, she will be awarding ribbons to a selection of artworks that contain those special qualities such as Most Clashing Colors, Most Impractical to Bring Home. Most Time Consuming to Make and more!</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">BENEFIT COMMITTEE:</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Daniel Aycock: WAGMAG<br /> </strong><strong>Ethan Crenson: Fuseworks<br /> </strong><strong>Alicia Ehni<br /> </strong><strong>Enrico Gomez<br /> </strong><strong>Nasa Hadizadeh: Alt Citizen<br /> </strong><strong>Randall Harris: Figureworks<br /> </strong><strong>Mandy Kalajian: Mirrorball<br /> </strong><strong>Lisa Kim: Two Trees<br /> </strong><strong>Lisa Levy: Artist<br /> </strong><strong>Stephen Mallon: Artist<br /> </strong><strong>Karen Marston: NURTUREart<br /> </strong><strong>Jill McDermid: Grace Exhibition Space<br /> </strong><strong>Julie McKim: Kunsthalle Galapagos<br /> </strong><strong>Charlotte Mouquin: Corridor Gallery/Rush Arts<br /> </strong><strong>Ellen Rand: Art 101<br /> </strong><strong>Henry Sanchez: Artist<br /> </strong><strong>Miho Suzuki: Artist<br /> </strong><strong>Kathleen Vance: Front Room Gallery<br /> </strong><strong>Susie Watkins: Vernissage<br /> </strong><strong>Monika Wuhrer: Open Source Gallery</strong></p> </div> Wed, 20 May 2015 09:24:43 +0000 Deborah Kass - Sargent's Daughters - May 20th - June 28th <p style="text-align: justify;">Sargent&rsquo;s Daughters is pleased to present <em>America&rsquo;s Most Wanted, 1998-1999</em>, a<em>&nbsp;</em>historical series&nbsp;of silkscreen on canvas works&nbsp;by Deborah Kass. &nbsp;This will be the first time the work will be&nbsp;exhibited&nbsp;in its entirety and in New York.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> In 1998 Deborah Kass asked young and promising museum curators to take part in her current project: <em>America&rsquo;s Most Wanted</em>. Based on Andy Warhol&rsquo;s 1964 World&rsquo;s Fair public commission for the New York State Pavilion: The 13 Most Wanted Men, Kass&rsquo; series substitutes curators for criminals. &nbsp;Warhol&rsquo;s original mural was deemed inappropriate by then-Governor Nelson Rockefeller and painted over with silver paint. In 1967 Warhol used some of the same screens to make his series Most Wanted Men, which was then shown at Galerie Sonnabend in Paris 1967. &nbsp;The Queens Museum then showed the work in April 2014, only 200 yards from the original site of the mural.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Deborah Kass&rsquo; renowned Warhol Project, 1992-2000, referenced Warhol, and in the <em>America's Most Wanted</em> she approaches Warhol&rsquo;s original work with her usual humor and verve. &nbsp;While Warhol&rsquo;s <em>Most Wanted</em> hint at a covert sexuality inherent in the &ldquo;bad boy&rdquo; persona, Kass&rsquo; are direct in their reference of the most wanted people being those &nbsp;with whom she, along with every artist, wanted to forge a working relationship. &nbsp;Museum curators stand alone and untouchable in the artist&rsquo;s view, separated from the commercial dealing of galleries and auctions by an invisible, but very present, line. &nbsp;As is usual in her work, Kass steps beyond the line. Just as she appropriated Elvis, Jackie and Marilyn and substituted her own "outsider" icons, she turns her subjects into a symbol of insider aspiration and admiration.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> In Kass&rsquo; <em>America's Most Wanted</em> each of her subjects holds a plaque resembling a police placard in a mug shot. &nbsp;Kass&rsquo; use of an alphabetical/numerical code references the subjects&rsquo; place of employment at the time as well as the start date at that museum. &nbsp;Included in the series are recognizable figures: Thelma Golden, Paul Schimmel, Kellie Jones, Robert Storr, Donna De Salvo and Terrie Sultan among others. &nbsp;Kass&rsquo; feminist reinterpretation of Warhol&rsquo;s work can be seen as a fond homage to an artist who counted himself an outsider, but ultimately became an institution. &nbsp;Kass&rsquo; direct referencing of social and political frameworks elevate her subjects to icons, even as she places them in a miscreant&rsquo;s mug shot. &nbsp;They remain solidly the art world's Most Wanted, and have lasted the test of time since their start in 1998. &nbsp;Nearly twenty years later, the subjects continue to be powerful figures and Kass&rsquo; early choice to represent them has become a prescient capturing of a collection of in-demand figures. &nbsp;On exhibit for the first time in New York City, with Kass as now a major art world figure exhibiting at a young aspirational gallery, the pieces have returned full circle to their original political gesture.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Deborah Kass received her BFA in Painting at Carnegie Mellon University and studied at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. &nbsp;Her work is in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Jewish Museum, The Museum of Fine Art, Boston, the Harvard Art Museums/ Fogg Museum, The New Orleans Museum of Art, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, and the Perez Museum of Art, Miami as well as numerous public and private collections. &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Recent group shows include &ldquo;Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze&rdquo; at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, &ldquo;Come Together Sandy,&rdquo; Industry City, Brooklyn, 2013, &ldquo;I, You, We&rdquo; at the Whitney Museum of American art, 2013, and &ldquo;Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years&rdquo; at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012. &nbsp;Recent solo exhibitions include &ldquo;feel good paintings for feel bad times,&rdquo; 2007 &ldquo;MORE feel good paintings for feel bad times&rdquo; 2010 and &ldquo;My Elvis+&rdquo; at Paul Kasmin Gallery. In 2012, The Andy Warhol Museum presented &ldquo;Deborah Kass: Before and Happily Ever After, a Mid-Career Retrospective&rdquo; with a catalogue published by Rizzoli. &nbsp;Her forthcoming exhibition "Black and Blue" will open December 2015 at Paul Kasmin Gallery.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> In 2014, Kass was inducted into the New York Foundation for the Arts&rsquo; Hall of Fame. &nbsp;She was included in the recent Metropolitan Museum of Art&rsquo;s Podcast Series, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="" target="_blank">&ldquo;The Artists Project.</a></span>" She is a member of the Board of the Andy Warhol Foundation and is Senior Critic of the Yale University MFA Painting Program. &nbsp;She is represented by Vincent Fremont and Paul Kasmin Gallery.</p> Wed, 20 May 2015 09:15:20 +0000 - International Center of Photography (ICP) - June 19th - August 9th <div class="genericPageContent-body-inner editorFormating"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Tipping Point</em>&nbsp;features work by the graduating 2015 students of ICP's One-Year Certificate Programs: Documentary Photography &amp; Photojournalism and General Studies in Photography. It is curated by Program Chairs Alison Morley and Marina Berio.</p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;">Featured Artists</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Documentary Photography &amp; Photojournalism</strong><br /> Beatriz Arango Garc&iacute;a, Khadim Baluch, Manasi Bhajanka, Soumita Bhattacharya, Andrea Cattaneo, Priyanka Chharia, Meskerem Cohen, Yolande Daeninck, Moth Dust, Sara Frisby, Barbara Gracner, Sophia Guida, Tomas Hasselrot, Elena Hermosa, Elise Jacob, Hyungsup Kim, Mikael Krantz, Esteban Kuriel, Alexandra Madden, Loubna Mrie, Giovana S. Nunes, Fabiana Sala, Griselda San Martin, Gareth Smit, Natasha Srour, David Steinberg, Camila Svenson, Alexis Theodoracopulos, Shih-Chieh Wei, Miguel Winograd</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>General Studies in Photography</strong><br /> Sofia Agote, Ela Apa, Petronella &Aring;slund, Shaye Babb, Gavin Batchelor, Akshay Bhoan, Jasper Briggs, Joana P. Cardozo, Alia Chakukova, Hope Davis, Frances de Larminat, M&eacute;lanie Duault, Hadi Fallahpisheh, Maria F&eacute; Romero, Francisco Fern&aacute;ndez, Annie Frame, Brian Galderisi, Angie Victoria Garcia, Elizabeth Herring, Izabela Jurcewicz, Ram Kanjanavanit, Mar&iacute;a Koper, Nicole Kouri, Narisa Ladak, Rodrigo Lopez Gomez, Amy Xian Luo, Roberto Andrade Martini, Kirsten Murphy, Ver&oacute;nica Cerna Orbegoso, Claudia Palacios, Mattia Pardini, Sakshi Parikh, Agostina Pelella, J&uacute;lia Pont&eacute;s, Anissa Lizette Rivera, Cristias Rosas Chocano, Nitzan Rubin, Wirasandi Ruslan, Fernando Sandoval Miquilena, Mariana S. de R. Pantalena, Richard Schatzberg, Erin T. Shipley, Zeynep Simsek, Amit Verma, Jiaxi Yang, Marc Qimeng Zhao</p> <h1 class="sidebarWidget-content-title">ICP School</h1> <div class="sidebarWidget-content-address">1114 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY</div> </div> Wed, 20 May 2015 09:08:23 +0000 Group Show - International Center of Photography (ICP) - May 22nd - June 2nd <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Join us in the Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery for the opening reception on Wednesday, May 27 at 6 pm. Presentation begins at 6:30 pm.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">ICP's year-round Teen Academy program offers a range of opportunities for teenagers to develop their knowledge of photography. Courses range from ten-week classes in black-and-white and color darkroom instruction, summer digital intensives, to this yearlong program.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Teen Academy Imagemakers enables motivated high school juniors and seniors to advance their photography, writing, and public speaking skills while developing an awareness of the creative and professional possibilities in the field. This weekly after-school program provides teen photographers with guidance from some of New York's best teaching artists; field trips to museums, galleries, and studios; mentorship opportunities in the field; and full access to ICP's facilities. This program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing photography in college or in their future. At the end of the year, students will have created an extensive portfolio, including an artist&rsquo;s statement and r&eacute;sum&eacute;. Their best work is featured in this gallery exhibition.</p> <h1 class="sidebarWidget-content-title" style="text-align: justify;">ICP School</h1> <div class="sidebarWidget-content-address" style="text-align: justify;">1114 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY</div> Wed, 20 May 2015 09:06:45 +0000 Don Pablo Pedro - English Kills - June 5th - July 5th Wed, 20 May 2015 08:59:49 +0000 Kari Altmann - Artists Space : Books & Talks - May 21st 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">For the last in a series of events organized in tandem with the exhibition <em>Hito Steyerl</em>, invited artist Kari Altmann will be in conversation with writer Ruth Saxelby about aspects of her work, and the systemics of the culture industry. <br /><br />Altmann's practice takes as its ground the contemporary omnipresence of networks for instantly creating and mutating culture. Her work is heavily immersed in an understanding of aggregation, encryption, representation and scene-formation, and the new cultural formats generated by and in response to these processes. She has been identified with labels like "hypergenre," "ambiguationist," "post-internet," "post-western," "meta," and "circulationist," while treating the creation of new tags and lexicons as a site of production itself. Her project <em>R-U-In?S</em> began life as one of these lexicons, assuming a dystopian, accelerationist attitude in creating black market culture out of the over-availability of hypercapitalism, algorithmic organization, and art tropes. The conversation with Saxelby will take in Altmann's creation of genres, lexicons, trends, and cultures and touch also on her curating of the work of her peers, and her role as moderator of several gender-focused discussion groups. <br /><br />Altmann's work also extends beyond the fine art world, including roles as a musician, DJ, director, and ghost producer, and collaborations with the likes of Kingdom/Fade to Mind, DJ GC, Fatima Al Qadiri, Maluca Mala, and Mixpak. Her own work has been featured in publications including <em>The FADER</em>, <em>DIS</em>, and <em>Art in America</em>, and she has completed projects for The New Museum, Art Dubai, The Goethe Institute, and many others. Altmann's first major solo exhibition, <em>Xomia</em>, occurred this year at Ellis King Gallery. Another solo project, <em>Hitashya</em>, will feature in the Biennial of the Americas at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver in July. <br /><br />Ruth Saxelby is the managing editor at <em>The FADER</em> in New York. She has previously written for <em>The Guardian</em>, <em>Dazed &amp; Confused</em>, and <em>Dummy</em>, amongst other UK publications. She writes about new genres of audio and visual culture, with an emphasis on electronic music and feminist concerns in the music industry. She has interviewed and written about Kari Altmann several times in recent years, including "The Visual Artist at the Center of the Post Internet Explosion," "Dallas to Dammam Direct: Kari Altmann on Gulf Futurism's U.S. Outpost," and "We Talk in Pictures Now, But What Does It Mean?"</p> Wed, 20 May 2015 08:57:38 +0000 Lou Cantor, David Joselit, Reza Negarestani - Artists Space : Books & Talks - May 20th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Artists Space Books &amp; Talks hosts a conversation between artist collective Lou Cantor, art historian David Joselit, and philosopher Reza Negarestani, moderated by artist Abraham Adams. The event marks the release of the publication <em>Turning Inward</em> (Sternberg Press, 2015), a collection of texts and essays edited by Lou Cantor and Clemens Jahn, to which Joselit and Negarestani contributed. Departing from metaphors of center and periphery that organized arts discourse in the twentieth century, <em>Turning Inward</em> addresses the spatial logic of globalization and its attendant breakdown of distinctions among modes of discourse from the visual arts to urbanism, politics, education, and philosophy. A group of works curated by Adams will be presented during the release, responding to themes raised by Joselit and Negarestani in the book.<br /><br />This visual counterpart to the discussion&mdash;including works by John Miller, Mary Walling Blackburn, Lou Cantor, Rafael Kelman, <em>Starship</em> magazine, Harm van den Dorpel, Josh Tonsfeldt, Andrew Ross, and Time Farm&mdash;will address problems of excess that have long characterized epistemology, since information surpassed individuals&rsquo; ability to assimilate it. The contemporary explosion of organized access to excess drives what Joselit observes in <em>After Art</em> to be a not-yet-fully-realized departure from efforts of avant-garde formal innovation toward a kind of &ldquo;cultural diplomacy.&rdquo; This ethics of circulation and exchange in place of simple escalation is resonant with the project of philosophy as described by Negarestani: an &ldquo;enabling alienation,&rdquo; that forces us from &ldquo;home&rdquo; ideas of goodness and truth as ideal objects toward &ldquo;piecemeal&rdquo; projects of &ldquo;navigation.&rdquo; The works presented propose a use of craft subordinated to epistemic concatenation; like geometric coordinates, what they create is not a new object but a virtual vector in the movement of concepts.</p> <div class="element" style="top: 1376px; left: 577px; width: 510px;" data-logotype="standard"> <p class="font-small" style="text-align: justify;">Abraham Adams is an artist based in New York. His work, addressing para-poetic performance and discourse in the expanded field, has been performed and exhibited at the Poetry Project in New York and Galerie Barbara Weiss in Berlin. Formerly the associate editor of Zone Books and an editor of Ugly Duckling Presse and <em>6x6</em> magazine, he is now a frequent contributor to <em>Artforum</em> and has essays forthcoming with <em>Harper&rsquo;s</em> and Triple Canopy.</p> <p class="font-small" style="text-align: justify;">Lou Cantor is a Berlin-based artist collective founded in 2011, whose main scope of interest is grounded in intersubjectivity and interpersonal communication. Lou Cantor&rsquo;s practice explores the polysemic minefield of contemporary communication, where medium, message and meaning constantly fold back into each other. Previous group exhibitions include the First Prinzessinnengarten Outdoor Sculpture Triennial, Berlin, 2013; 7th Berlin Biennale, 2012; <em>New National Art</em>, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, 2012; and the Villa Tokyo, 2011.</p> <p class="font-small" style="text-align: justify;">David Joselit is Distinguished Professor of Art History at The Graduate Center, CUNY. His art-historical work has approached the history and theory of image circulation in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries from a variety of perspectives, spanning Marcel Duchamp&rsquo;s strategy of the readymade, to the current conditions of contemporary art under dual pressures of globalization and digitization. He is author of <em>Infinite Regress: Marcel Duchamp 1910&ndash;1941</em> (MIT Press, 1998), <em>Feedback: Television Against Democracy</em> (MIT Press, 2007), and <em>After Art</em> (Princeton University Press, 2012). Joselit is also an editor of the journal <em>OCTOBER</em> and a frequent contributor to <em>Artforum</em>.</p> <p class="font-small" style="text-align: justify;">Reza Negarestani is a philosopher based in New York. His current project is focused on rationalist universalism beginning with the evolution of the modern system of knowledge and advancing toward contemporary philosophies of rationalism, their procedures as well as their demands for special forms of human conduct. He is the author of <em>Cyclonopedia: Complicity with Anonymous Materials</em>, 2009, and has contributed to journals including <em>Collapse</em> and <em>CTheory</em> and anthologies such as <em>The Medium of Contingency</em> (Ridinghouse, 2011). Negarestani has lectured at numerous universities and institutes, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, CUNY Center for the Humanities, and the Fridericianum, Kassel.</p> </div> Wed, 20 May 2015 08:55:51 +0000 JD Miller - Walter Wickiser Gallery - May 28th - June 23rd <p>Samuel Lynne Galleries is pleased to announce the opening reception of artist JD Miller&rsquo;s exhibition Breaking the Color Barrier on May 28, 2015 from 6 &ndash; 8 pm at Walter Wickiser Gallery, 210 11<sup>th</sup> Avenue #303, New York City, NY 10001.&nbsp; Established in 1992, the Walter Wickiser Gallery aims to create a visual dialogue between art and artists of different cultures, and to remind audiences of art&rsquo;s ability to transcend cultural boundaries. The Walter Wickiser Gallery has received numerous reviews in ARTnews, Art In America, and many other internationally recognized publications. Artist will be in attendance at the opening reception. Exhibition will be on view through June 23, 2015.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Creating images, which extend into the space around them and meet us in our realm of the three-dimensional, JD Miller uses a sculptor&rsquo;s application of oil paint to challenge the conventional strategies of his chosen medium. Miller&rsquo;s paintings engage the viewer with dynamic contours, light play, and visibility, and reveal at every viewing angle a different insight into their conglomerate layers of positive energy.</p> <p>&ldquo;I call myself a Reflectionist artist because I believe that the universe mirrors each of us in a unique way. My goal as an artist is to interpret that phenomenon, and my art is a multidimensional reflection of life and the way I perceive the world.&rdquo; &ndash; JD Miller</p> <p>Breaking the Color Barrier features JD Miller&rsquo;s visually arresting abstract paintings, which combine his three-dimensional oil painting techniques with a precise and delightful command of color. With images that extend off the canvas and into the viewer&rsquo;s space, and colors that have been personally mixed by Miller to capture light and appeal to our visual senses, his paintings undoubtedly demand attention. Miller&rsquo;s creations continue to be unique, tactile worlds of color and shape that allow the viewer to penetrate into the depth of the universe through their artistic representations.</p> <p>Throughout the creation process, JD Miller utilizes a multifaceted artistic language, which brings together the influences of music, sculpture, and chromatic expression to communicate and connect with the viewer. A traveler at heart, Miller draws constantly on scenic impressions and the influence of discovery. He is represented in numerous galleries and museums throughout the United States and involves himself with educational and charitable organizations. Just as venturing into Abstraction marked a remarkably successful new trajectory in Miller&rsquo;s career, Breaking the Color Barrier represents an upward career projection for the already well-established artist into an entirely new art market. This is the first time that JD Miller will be represented in the heart of New York City &ndash; in the cultural mecca that is the world-renowned art scene of the Chelsea neighborhood. <em>Breaking the Color Barrier </em>is set to thrill Miller&rsquo;s audience with new material and give viewers a glimpse into his ever-changing creative vision.</p> <p>To schedule an interview or exclusive press preview, please contact</p> <p>Karen Bivins, Director of Samuel Lynne Galleries, 214.965.9027, <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>&nbsp;</p> <p>For a digital catalogue of JD Miller&rsquo;s oeuvre, please use this link:</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> Tue, 19 May 2015 20:19:38 +0000