ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/show en-us 40 Group Show - Islip Art Museum - June 25th 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM <p><strong>IAM UP LATE with LIP</strong></p> <p>An Islip Art Museum and LIP Collaboration.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Release party for LIP &nbsp;Zine June 25, 2016</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Artists reception for&nbsp;<strong><em> Shapeshifter News Works By Annu Annam</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>Private Viewing; For your eyes only</em></strong> - IAMs Annual Open Call&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>POP Up Gallery&nbsp;</em></strong>curated By LIP in collaboration with IAM</p> <p><strong>Live performances&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>8:00-8:45 &nbsp;<strong><em>Vetter Schuler Rufolo's&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p>9:00-9:45 <strong><em>Jarvis Probes</em></strong></p> <p>10:00-10:20 <strong><em>The Beat Club Crew with&nbsp;Bri Onishea</em></strong></p> <p>10:30-11:00 <strong><em>&nbsp;Lauren of the Hoopsie&nbsp;Daisies and Gnu Fire</em></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>POP Up Gallery </em></strong>curated in collaboration with LIP featuring works by</p> <p><strong>Brooke D&rsquo;Ambrosio</strong> - <strong>Amanda Fichter</strong> - <strong>Kim Gerdjikian</strong></p> <p><strong>Samantha Hernandez</strong> - <strong>Lorena Kalaja</strong> - <strong>Dan Kudreyko</strong></p> <p><strong>Linda Louis</strong> - <strong>Christopher Michel</strong> - <strong>Kali Monaco</strong> - <strong>Rebecca Olson</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Ben Owens</strong> - <strong>Jack Pierce - Michelle Posner</strong> - <strong>Ratgrrl</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Ann Margaret Reilly</strong> - <strong>Stelios Stylianou</strong> - <strong>Dan Woulfin&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>With tasty eats generously provided by Chef Danyell Miller</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;Refreshments provided by 25 A Brewing and Angry Orchid &amp; Starfish Productions</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>An Islip Art Museum<strong>&nbsp;</strong>signature event- Long Islands premier after-hours multimedia artist networking event and public arts experience.</p> <p>Public funding provided by Suffolk County&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>IAM UP LATE Afterhours series is the only event of its kind presented by a museum on L.I.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The IAM UP LATE series serves the culturally thirsty needs of the community at large, and provides a unique participatory arts event that one would normally have to travel at length &amp; great expense to experience.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Presented at Brookwood Hall, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip.</p> <p>These planned festival dates are coordinated in conjunction with the museums main exhibits. The coordinating festival includes multi-media thematic works and an exhibition opportunity open to the public, providing new and innovative museum quality opportunities for artists of various career levels and disciplines to participate. A call for works is released &amp; then used to curate the IAM UP LATE series which will feature selected local artists (emerging &ndash; midcareer- established) to exhibit in a variety of forms including performance art, projected digital work, site specific installation, music and dance.</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 20:20:44 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Sol Kjok and Peter Max-Jakobsen - Denise Bibro Fine Art - June 2nd - July 2nd <p>In the Air is a collaborative investigation of interconnectivity of visual expression and mystical science theory. Through serendipitous development, Kj&oslash;k and Max-Jakobsen&rsquo;s work parallel in imagery and meaning. Intertwined figures composed by line, mark, and color represent the unity between native spirituality and its growing validation in the scientific community. The repetitive&nbsp;and chaotic figural compositions, alongside fluid, biomorphic forms, convey the sense of oneness while still singularly consistent with spiritual experience. It seems to be an eerie fate that both these artists have found each other.&nbsp;<br /><br />Born in Norway, Sol Kj&oslash;k is a New York based artist whom has been featured in numerous shows worldwide as well as taught and lectured at universities across the United States. Kj&oslash;k is represented in public collections such as the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Nordic Museum of Drawing, and the Osten Museum of Drawing, as well as private collections. She founded NOoSPHERE Arts, a nonprofit exhibition and performance venue, on the Lower East Side, a collaborative arts platform called Last Frontier NYC as well as Mothership NYC, an arts collective in Brooklyn.<br /><br />Peter Max-Jakobsen is an established Danish artist that has been featured in multiple museum exhibitions at the Vendsyssel Museum of Art, Vestjysk Museum of Art and the Kastrupgaard Collection Art Museum. Max-Jakobsen is a board member of the Hj&oslash;rring Graphic Workshop, and taught material experimentation and sketching methods at the Royal Academy in The Hague. He has completed many successful commissions for various associations, including The Criminal Court of Hj&oslash;rring and Bergenser Law Firm.<br /><br />Both artists will be present at the reception.</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 18:38:37 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Elise Freda, Lisa Pressman, Edward Holland, Alice Zinnes - Causey Contemporary - December 16th, 2015 - January 24th Tue, 24 May 2016 17:14:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - Causey Contemporary - December 16th, 2015 - January 24th Tue, 24 May 2016 17:10:21 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Pat Badt - The Painting Center - May 24th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><strong><em>Short Stories</em></strong> refers to <strong>Pat Badt&rsquo;s</strong> recent series of paintings, which explores the memories of people, places and things that create moments of experience. Badt often uses the backs of her paintings to embed found objects that refer to the painting&rsquo;s subjects, creating hidden &ldquo;readings&rdquo; that inform her work. For this exhibition, these works are presented on hinges so that the viewer is able to see behind the paintings and glimpse this secret place.</p> <p>Pat Badt's work is inspired by memory and place, filtered through experience and sensibility. Her studio is in an old barn along the Jordan Creek, surrounded by apple orchards, low mountains and the convergence of two creeks. She loves the process of painting -- the laying down of paint and the quest to find the appropriate handwriting and the right color, texture and scale.</p> <p>Pat Badt is Artist-in-Residence / Professor Emeritus at Cedar Crest College. She received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and her BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She splits her time between New York City and Pennsylvania.</p> Mon, 23 May 2016 16:08:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Suejin Jo - The Painting Center - May 24th - June 18th <p><strong>Suejin Jo&rsquo;s</strong> paintings are often inspired by poetry, music and memories of childhood landscapes. When she found out about the upcoming show three months ago she wanted to make all new works for it and sought inspiration in Igor Stravinsky&rsquo;s ballet and orchestral music,&nbsp;<em><strong>The Rite of Spring</strong></em>. She feels that, even though over a hundred years have passed since its first performance, that Stravinsky composition stays as fresh and awesome as the return of the Spring itself every year. Her first work &ldquo;Adoration of the Earth&rdquo; was followed by &ldquo;The Sacrifice&rdquo; and then by &ldquo;Dances of the young girls&rdquo; and &ldquo;Dance of the Earth&rdquo;. Jo hopes to complete two more ongoing paintings before the show opens.</p> <p>Suejin Jo, a Korean born abstract painter based in New York, studied at Columbia University and the Art Students League where she won McDowell traveling fellowship juried by Richard Pousette D&rsquo;Art and Romare Bearden. Jo had numerous solo and group exhibitions in New York, Korea, Mexico, Italy and Japan and participated in several art fairs including Scope, Pool, Architecture and Design and AAF. Her last solo show was in Knokke-Heist, Belgium, in 2014. Jo won Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Solo Exhibition Award 2008 juried by DC Moore Gallery. Her work &ldquo;Pontchartrain&rdquo; was included in the 2012 State Department calendar, &ldquo;Homage to American Women Artists.&rdquo; Jo&rsquo;s work is in many private and public collections including Library of Congress, Chase Manhattan Bank, General Instrument Company, Embassy of San Marino, NAPABA Law Foundation, Sogang Univerisity, Ahl Foundation, 9/11 Memorial Museum, Art in General, Korea Exchange Bank, Hyundai Construction Co., Pulmuwon Food Corp.</p> Mon, 23 May 2016 16:05:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Kathy Cantwell - The Painting Center - May 24th - June 18th <p>Artist <strong>Kathy Cantwell</strong> knows her way around a stripe. In the paintings on display in her current one-person show&nbsp;<em><strong>Nightlines</strong></em>, she takes a pattern associated with regularity and restriction and transforms it into of vehicle of indeterminacy and expansion. Working in encaustic, the painter shuns the straight edge in favor of jaggedness, variable density, and overlapping. As an art student, Cantwell was drawn to the work of Gene Davis, a color field painter known for his color-balancing act of verticals. Taking his minimalist cue, she collapses the space between form and color, using simplicity and singularity to explore chromatic relationships. Yet for Cantwell, it is about the process of laying down the color, and her stripes result from making a complete side-to-side gesture with resistance from her medium.</p> <p>She is equally an expressionist in her palette, which hovers in twilight tonalities. Even when a brighter shade is introduced, it is subdued by the wax medium and by the surrounding embrace of darkness. Allowing for associations and metaphor, Cantwell admires the work of Sean Scully, and she seeks to similarly elicit humanistic content from a universally recognized motif. With encaustic, she takes advantage of its having passed from one state to another, which is an almost fleshy embodiment of crossing the line or of knowing no boundaries.</p> <p>After working in the music industry in New York City, Kathy Cantwell moved to New Jersey, where she currently lives with her wife and two children. In 2015, she had a solo exhibition Landforms at Gallery 103 in Maplewood, NJ. She has been shown in such group exhibits as: &ldquo;Square Foot&rdquo; Project Gallery, Miami Art Basel, Miami, FL, Arte Internazionale in Matera, Italy, One + One, A Gallery, Provincetown, MA, Viewpoints 2015, Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Arts, Baruch College&rsquo;s Mishkin Gallery, Montclair State University&rsquo;s George Segal Gallery, the Monmouth Museum, the Edward Hopper House in Nyack, N.Y., and numerous others. For more information on the artist, please visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kathycantwell.com/" rel="nofollow">www.kathycantwell.com.</a></p> Mon, 23 May 2016 16:01:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Kwon Young-woo - Blum & Poe | New York - June 1st - July 1st <div style="text-align: justify;">Blum &amp; Poe is pleased to present a survey of work by Kwon Young-woo (1926-2013), one of the founding figures of Dansaekhwa, the monochrome painting movement that redefined Korean art starting in the mid-1960s. This is Kwon's first solo exhibition with the gallery and his first solo presentation in New York.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Seeking a new alternative to the ink painting traditions that dominated Korea in the 1960s, Kwon initially dispensed with the use of ink and began to scratch at the surface of the&nbsp;<em>hanji</em>&nbsp;paper, creating all-over compositions of rips that emphasized the primacy of the ground. During the 1970s and early 1980s he expanded his repertoire, perforating the paper from behind and tearing it into more ragged strips. Despite the implied aggression in these gestures, the works are serenely calm and meditative<strong>.</strong>&nbsp;Eventually Kwon reintroduced the use of color, pouring gouache and ink with absolute precision into and around the cuts to further accentuate his mark making.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">A decade older than Lee Ufan and the other artists associated with Dansaekhwa, Kwon's practice was fundamental to the development of the movement. Though the term literally translates as "monochrome painting," it is better understood in terms of the processes the artists employed. Variously ripping paper, dragging pencils, pushing paint, and soaking canvas, the artists manipulated the materials of painting in ways that questioned the terms by which the medium was known. Promoted in Seoul, Tokyo, and Paris, Dansaekhwa quickly became the globally recognized face of contemporary Korean art.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Leading up to the opening of the exhibition, Dominique L&eacute;vy, Greene Naftali, Gallery Hyundai, and Blum &amp; Poe will cohost a panel discussion on Dansaekhwa with artist Chung Sang-Hwa and&nbsp;Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator, Asian Arts, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The conversation will begin at&nbsp;6:30pm&nbsp;on&nbsp;Tuesday, May 31,&nbsp;at&nbsp;Dominique L&eacute;vy Gallery.&nbsp;Seating is limited, please RSVP to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:rsvpny@blumandpoe.com" shape="rect" target="_blank">rsvpny@blumandpoe.com</a>.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Previously, Kwon was featured in the survey&nbsp;<em>From All Sides: Tansaekhwa on Abstraction</em>, held at Blum &amp; Poe, Los Angeles in 2014, and curated by Joan Kee, Associate Professor of History of Art at the University of Michigan. He was also included in the traveling exhibition of 2016,&nbsp;<em>Dansaekhwa and Minimalism</em>, held at Blum &amp; Poe, Los Angeles and New York - the first overview of Korean monochromatic painting with American Minimalism.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Kwon Young-woo was born in Liwon, Korea, in 1926. He graduated with a BFA in painting from Seoul National University in 1951 and received his MFA in 1957. He spent a decade living in Paris in the 1980s, and has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions in Korea, France, Canada and the United States. The Seoul Museum of Art held a major retrospective in 2007. His work has also been celebrated in important surveys such as&nbsp;<em>When Process Becomes Form: Dansaekhwa and Korean Abstraction</em>, Villa Empain - Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium (2016);&nbsp;<em>Dansaekhwa</em>, Palazzo Contarini Polignac, Venice, Italy (2015);&nbsp;<em>Dansaekhwa: Korean Monochrome Painting</em>, National Museum of&nbsp;Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon (2012); and<em>Korean Contemporary Art of the 1970s,</em>&nbsp;Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, which traveled to Tochigi Municipal Museum of Art, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Osaka, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Fukuoka City Museum, Fukuoka (1983). Kwon was one of the five artists featured in the landmark show&nbsp;<em>Five Kinds of White</em>, held at Tokyo Gallery in 1975. Prior to that, his work was included in&nbsp;the S&atilde;o Paulo Art Biennial (1973), and the Tokyo Biennale (1965).</div> Mon, 23 May 2016 08:16:05 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Kwon Young-woo - Blum & Poe | New York - June 1st - July 1st <div style="text-align: justify;">Blum &amp; Poe is pleased to present a survey of work by Kwon Young-woo (1926-2013), one of the founding figures of Dansaekhwa, the monochrome painting movement that redefined Korean art starting in the mid-1960s. This is Kwon's first solo exhibition with the gallery and his first solo presentation in New York.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Seeking a new alternative to the ink painting traditions that dominated Korea in the 1960s, Kwon initially dispensed with the use of ink and began to scratch at the surface of the&nbsp;<em>hanji</em>&nbsp;paper, creating all-over compositions of rips that emphasized the primacy of the ground. During the 1970s and early 1980s he expanded his repertoire, perforating the paper from behind and tearing it into more ragged strips. Despite the implied aggression in these gestures, the works are serenely calm and meditative<strong>.</strong>&nbsp;Eventually Kwon reintroduced the use of color, pouring gouache and ink with absolute precision into and around the cuts to further accentuate his mark making.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">A decade older than Lee Ufan and the other artists associated with Dansaekhwa, Kwon's practice was fundamental to the development of the movement. Though the term literally translates as "monochrome painting," it is better understood in terms of the processes the artists employed. Variously ripping paper, dragging pencils, pushing paint, and soaking canvas, the artists manipulated the materials of painting in ways that questioned the terms by which the medium was known. Promoted in Seoul, Tokyo, and Paris, Dansaekhwa quickly became the globally recognized face of contemporary Korean art.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Leading up to the opening of the exhibition, Dominique L&eacute;vy, Greene Naftali, Gallery Hyundai, and Blum &amp; Poe will cohost a panel discussion on Dansaekhwa with artist Chung Sang-Hwa and&nbsp;Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator, Asian Arts, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The conversation will begin at&nbsp;6:30pm&nbsp;on&nbsp;Tuesday, May 31,&nbsp;at&nbsp;Dominique L&eacute;vy Gallery.&nbsp;Seating is limited, please RSVP to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:rsvpny@blumandpoe.com" shape="rect" target="_blank">rsvpny@blumandpoe.com</a>.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Previously, Kwon was featured in the survey&nbsp;<em>From All Sides: Tansaekhwa on Abstraction</em>, held at Blum &amp; Poe, Los Angeles in 2014, and curated by Joan Kee, Associate Professor of History of Art at the University of Michigan. He was also included in the traveling exhibition of 2016,&nbsp;<em>Dansaekhwa and Minimalism</em>, held at Blum &amp; Poe, Los Angeles and New York - the first overview of Korean monochromatic painting with American Minimalism.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Kwon Young-woo was born in Liwon, Korea, in 1926. He graduated with a BFA in painting from Seoul National University in 1951 and received his MFA in 1957. He spent a decade living in Paris in the 1980s, and has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions in Korea, France, Canada and the United States. The Seoul Museum of Art held a major retrospective in 2007. His work has also been celebrated in important surveys such as&nbsp;<em>When Process Becomes Form: Dansaekhwa and Korean Abstraction</em>, Villa Empain - Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium (2016);&nbsp;<em>Dansaekhwa</em>, Palazzo Contarini Polignac, Venice, Italy (2015);&nbsp;<em>Dansaekhwa: Korean Monochrome Painting</em>, National Museum of&nbsp;Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon (2012); and<em>Korean Contemporary Art of the 1970s,</em>&nbsp;Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, which traveled to Tochigi Municipal Museum of Art, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Osaka, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Fukuoka City Museum, Fukuoka (1983). Kwon was one of the five artists featured in the landmark show&nbsp;<em>Five Kinds of White</em>, held at Tokyo Gallery in 1975. Prior to that, his work was included in&nbsp;the S&atilde;o Paulo Art Biennial (1973), and the Tokyo Biennale (1965).</div> Mon, 23 May 2016 08:16:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Peter Beard - Guild Hall - June 18th - July 31st <p>Divided into two sections installed in separate galleries, the exhibition is organized around the two outposts that Peter Beard calls home &ndash; Africa and the East End of Long Island. Representing the artist&rsquo;s first U.S. museum solo exhibition in 15 years, the show presents more than 50 multi-layered collages, drawings, photographs, and diaries from the 1960s to the present, some on public view for the first time. Peter Beard: Last Word From Paradise includes the artist&rsquo;s iconic work from Africa that chronicles the change in the landscape from a time richly populated by elephants, rhinos, and crocodiles, to what remains today. Also on view will be never-before exhibited Montauk portraits of his home, family, and friends including Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol, Jacqueline Onassis, and Lee Radziwill.&nbsp;&nbsp;The Museum at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806, GuildHall.org. FREE Admission generously funded by Suffolk County National Bank and Donald and Barbara Zucker.</p> Sun, 22 May 2016 23:04:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Carol Ross - Guild Hall - June 18th - October 1st <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX226177322"> <p class="Paragraph SCX226177322" style="font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Verdana,'Sans-Serif'; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; text-align: left; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; text-indent: 0px; font-size: 6pt;">On view in the Furman Sculpture Garden are large freestanding metal sculptures whose solid composition and simple forms resemble totemic monuments of the ancient world. Smaller lyrical wall reliefs composed of wood veneers are on view in the Wasserstein Family Gallery.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>Furman Sculpture Garden and Wasserstein Family Gallery at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806, GuildHall.org. FREE Admission generously funded by Suffolk County National Bank and Donald and Barbara Zucker.</p> Sun, 22 May 2016 23:02:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Levan Mindiashvili, Uta Bekaia - The Lodge Gallery - May 25th - June 26th <p style="text-align: center;"><br class="Apple-interchange-newline" />May 25th, 2016 &ndash; June 26th, 2016</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 25th, 7pm-9pm</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><br />Levan Mindiashvili is a Georgian-born, Brooklyn-based visual artist primarily interested in exploring the complex relationships between communal and private spaces. This, Mindiashvili&rsquo;s second major exhibition at The Lodge Gallery, features works from his current ongoing project entitled <em>Unintended Archeology of (un)Place</em> and expands upon his paintings through&nbsp;installation and sculptural objects. Mindiashvili&rsquo;s paintings &ndash; rigorously rendered in several layers of acrylic paint and gel medium &ndash; mimic vintage, pixelated photography and questions our perception of the past and &lsquo;taught&rsquo; history. While paintings keep &lsquo;loyalty&rsquo; to their source material (the artist&rsquo;s own snapshots from travels to his native Georgia), the sculptures, on the other hand, are summarized images of experiences and memories from the many places he has&nbsp;lived. Some details might allude to a particular aparment&nbsp;in&nbsp;Brooklyn or a house in Tbilisi, but they are merely hermetic remnants of what once might have been a home. Rendered in pigmented plaster, they visually and superficially mimic a steady, permanent concrete, yet the fragility of his&nbsp;chosen material outlines the temporal and ephemeral nature of the notions of &lsquo;place&rsquo; and &lsquo;home&rsquo; in today&rsquo;s society.</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition is created in collaboration with Uta Bekaia. Both artists share same cultural background, and furthermore, the same concerns regarding identity and historical memory, but they employ two different starting points in their practice. While&nbsp;Mindiashvili is concerned with the intellectual knowledge and limitations imposed by society and culture, Bekaia is interested in genetical, biological memory.</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">The artists have also conceived a performance entitled&nbsp;<em>If You Lived Here You Would Be Home Now</em>, which will be performed by Japanese/American butoh dancer&nbsp;<strong>Azumi Oe</strong>&nbsp;on the day of the opening. The resulting residual&nbsp;remnants of the performance piece will become part of the installation, and remain on view for&nbsp;the run of the show.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Levan Mindiashvili</strong>&nbsp;received his BFA in sculpture from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts and realized post-graduate studies in Crossed Media Arts at The National University of Arts of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Among his awards should be mentioned Commission Grant for Public Art Projects from National Endowments for Arts, New York 2014 and Emerging Artist of 2011, Movistar Arte J&oacute;ven, 2011 Buenos Aires, Argentina. His work has been included in recent group exhibitions at Tartu Art Museum, Estonia; Brooklyn; Hathaway David Contemporary, Atlanta; ODETTA, Brooklyn; RichMix, London; Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi; Recent solo exhibitions include &ldquo;Studies For Unintended Archeology&rdquo;, The Vazquez Building, Brooklyn; &ldquo;Borderlines&rdquo;, The Lodge Gallery, New York; &ldquo;Urban Identities&rdquo;, Kunstraub99, Cologne.</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Uta Bekaia</strong>&nbsp;Georgian Born, New York based multimedia artist. He had studied Industrial Design at Tbilisi Mtsire Academy. He debuted as an artist at AMA (Avant-Guard Fashion Assembly) with a sculptural performance. He creates multimedia performances and installations inhabited with wearable sculptures, exploring his historical cultural background, genetical codes and cycles of the universe. His works were included in Istanbul 14th Biennial and Kiev 2nd Biennial. He currently presented performance pieces &ldquo;Vestiphobia&rdquo;, Ideal Glass, New York; &ldquo;Fua Sia Tata Sia&rdquo;, The Movement Theater, Tbilisi; and Tbilisi City Parade &ldquo;Berikaoba&rdquo;.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The Lodge Gallery</strong>,&nbsp;founded by Keith Schweitzer and Jason Patrick Voegele, is located at 131 Chrystie Street on Manhattan&rsquo;s Lower East Side. It is the exhibition venue of Republic Worldwide and serves as both an art space and a gathering place for hearty discourse and experimentation.</p> Sun, 22 May 2016 17:21:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Group Show - AICON GALLERY - New York - May 26th - July 2nd <p style="text-align: justify;">Aicon Gallery is pleased to present Between Structure and Matter: Other Minimal Futures, a group exhibition curated by Prajit Dutta and Murtaza Vali, featuring work by Jo&euml;l Andrianomearisoa, Minam Apang, Rasheed Araeen, Hemali Bhuta, Shilpa Gupta, Somnath Hore, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Jitish Kallat, Mohammed Kazem, Waqas Khan and Abdullah M. I. Syed.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In his authoritative historical account of the period, art historian James Meyer suggests that minimalism may be better understood not as a coherent movement or a singular style but as a &ldquo;field of difference,&rdquo; a &ldquo;dynamic field of specific practices&rdquo; that was polemical, contested, and plural from its very inception.While Donald Judd focused on form and structure to challenge Clement Greenberg&rsquo;s demands for medium specificity, matter mattered deeply to Carl Andre. And while Dan Flavin&rsquo;s fluorescent tubes flirted with Pop, Robert Morris dabbled in performance through collaborations with the Judson Dance Theater. There were, and continue to be, many &ldquo;minimalisms.&rdquo; More aptly conceived of as a varied set of strategies or sensibilities, minimalism continues to have currency among artists working today. Inspired by this idea of minimalism as a &ldquo;field of difference,&rdquo; Between Structure and Matter: Other Minimal Futures brings together minimal work by an international and multigenerational selection of artists.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is anchored by two important but, until recently, overlooked historical bodies of work by Rasheed Araeen and Somnath Hore, which both expand the discourse around minimalism in interesting ways. Unaware of concurrent developments in New York, Araeen began making minimalist sculptures, or structures as he preferred to call them, in the mid-1960s, shortly after his move from Karachi to London. Running a bisecting diagonal across the square faces of the skeletal cubes that were his basic units, Araeen introduced dynamism and rhythm into the otherwise static and rigid orthogonal grid. This simple linear addition opened his otherwise minimalist structures up to the potential of pattern and ornament, as did his embrace of vivid color. In 1971, Somnath Hore began producing a series of paper pulp prints titled Wounds, whose pristine white surfaces were subtly marked with impressions and indentations that resembled gashes, bruises, and scars. Best known as a printmaker, Hore had represented the plight of innocent victims of famine, war and conflict across the Subcontinent throughout his career. With Wounds he universalized these horrors through abstraction, branding palpable signs of bodily pain and trauma into the very material of his otherwise minimal surfaces, opening them up to the vicissitudes of politics and history. From Araeen&rsquo;s play with structure to Hore&rsquo;s investment in matter, these two bodies of work mark the ends of a minimal continuum along which the other, more contemporary, works in the exhibition may be situated and understood.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">While repetition is most commonly linked to the efficiency of the assembly line and the industrial logic of capitalism in the West, it may also be understood as a performative or ritualistic act, a tool for rehearsal, reenactment or meditation. This quality of repetition as ritual drives both Waqas Khan&rsquo;s meticulous ink on paper drawings and Mohammed Kazem&rsquo;s delicate scratch works, as forms are built up through the gradual accumulation of thousands of short precise marks. And like Kazem, Hemali Bhuta&rsquo;s monochromatic graphite on graphite drawing confuses mark with surface, figure with ground.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Like Hore, Shilpa Gupta and Nadia Kaabi-Linke address complex real world issues&mdash;geopolitical conflagrations, contested borders, labor exploitation&mdash;through the most reductive of means: the ghostly trace of a tree, a straight line, a triptych of monochromatic circles. Similarly, Jo&euml;l Andrianomearisoa&rsquo;s cloth pieces both poetically and materially respond to the profound transformations underway in his hometown of Antananarivo. Though in a different medium, Minam Apang&rsquo;s delicate tea and charcoal wash painting on cloth also abstracts landscape, reducing a mountain vista to simple composition of geometric forms.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Referencing Andre&rsquo;s iconic floor pieces, Abdullah M. I. Syed tarnishes the pristine surfaces of his carefully inked squares with tears, bringing the minimal surface into dialogue with the affective body. Jitish Kallat engages nature in a comparable manner, allowing the uncertainty of flames and the direction of prevailing winds to determine the final form of his large-scale minimal drawings.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The sheer diversity of mediums, materials and strategies used to produce the works included in Between Structure and Matter: Other Minimal Futures reinforces the idea that minimalism is best understood as plural, as a &ldquo;field of difference,&rdquo; an ethos that remains impossible to pin down but that continues to inspire.plural, as a &ldquo;field of difference,&rdquo; an ethos that remains impossible to pin down but that continues to inspire.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">About the Curators&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Prajit Dutta is a Partner at Aicon Gallery and a Professor of Economics at Columbia University. He is an accidental curator whose principal excuse for co-curating this show is a lifelong fascination with minimalism. This fascination was possibly borne of seeing a Robert Ryman White on White painting and a Carl Andre Grid sculpture at the Second Triennale organized back in 1971 by the Lalit Kala Akademi (the National Academy of Art) in New Delhi, India. Seeing Eva Hesse installations and white Ryman paintings and Andre steel slabs left an eleven-year old boy considerably bemused, used as he was to art that was much more conventional. Since then he has learned that minimalism has a more global face and he is happy to help close the circle by bringing this Other Minimalism to the home of Ryman and Andre.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Murtaza Vali is a critic and curator who lives and works between Brooklyn and Sharjah. A recipient of a 2011 Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, his work has appeared in various international art publications and he has penned essays for commercial galleries and non-profit institutions around the world. His past curatorial projects include: Formal Relations (Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, 2015); Accented (Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, 2015); Geometries of Difference: New Approaches to Ornament and Abstraction (Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, 2015); PTSD: Shahpour Pouyan (Lawrie Shabibi Gallery, Dubai, 2014); extra|ordinary: The Abraaj Group Art Prize 2013 (Art Dubai, 2013); Brute Ornament (Green Art Gallery, Dubai, 2012); and Accented (BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, 2010). An occasional pedagogue, Vali is a Visiting Instructor at Pratt Institute, a Part-time Lecturer at Parson The New School of Design, and a tutor for Campus Art Dubai.</p> Sun, 22 May 2016 17:04:40 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - Hauser & Wirth 18th Street New York - May 26th 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Join Hauser &amp; Wirth for a reading and book signing by Musa Mayer of the newly published edition of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hauserwirth.com/publications/153/night-studio-a-memoir-of-philip-guston/view/" target="_blank">&lsquo;Night Studio. A Memoir of Philip Guston&rsquo;</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&lsquo;Night Studio&rsquo; is a deeply personal account of growing up in the shadow of a great artist. Musa Mayer, the daughter of Philip Guston (1913 &ndash; 1980), recounts her quest to better understand her father, based on letters and notes by the artist, and interviews with those who knew him. First published to critical acclaim in 1988, this beautifully designed new edition is richly illustrated with a new selection of photographs and paintings, many in colour.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Released on the occasion of the inaugural exhibition<a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/events/show/414057-painter-1957-1967" target="_blank">&lsquo;Philip Guston: Painter, 1957 &ndash; 1967&rsquo;</a>&nbsp;at Hauser &amp; Wirth New York, 18th Street, on view through 29 July.</p> <p><a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/night-studio-a-memoir-of-philip-guston-reading-and-book-signing-by-musa-mayer-tickets-25400078318?ref=ebtn" target="_blank"><img src="https://www.eventbrite.com/custombutton?eid=25400078318" alt="Eventbrite - 'Night Studio. A Memoir of Philip Guston', Reading and Book Signing by Musa Mayer" /></a></p> Sun, 22 May 2016 16:31:55 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Lucas Blalock, Naotaka Hiro, Sanya Kantarovsky, Nicola L, Tala Madani, Jakub Julian Ziolkowski - Hauser & Wirth 18th Street New York - June 23rd - July 29th Sun, 22 May 2016 16:29:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Daniel Herr, Anna Mendes, Paul Metrinko, Giordanne Salley, Liv Aanrud, Beth Kaminstein - Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects - May 25th - June 25th <p><em>Captain Beefheart/Don Van vliet said to Frank Zappa, the difference between us, Frank, is that you like to work and I like to play.</em></p> <p>Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects presents Free Time, a summer invitational in two parts, which celebrates the play spirit in contemporary art. The first section will run between May 25<sup>th</sup> and June 25<sup>th</sup>, and includes the work of painters: Daniel Herr, Anna Mendes, Paul Metrinko and Giordanne Salley, textile artist Liv Aanrud and ceramicist Beth Kaminstein.</p> <p>Based in Los Angeles, Liv Aanrud creates all-over textile abstractions informed by the language of painting.&nbsp; She employs the traditional folk method of rag rug hooking.&nbsp; Aanrud received her MFA in 2011 at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.&nbsp; She had a solo show at SHFAP project space in 2015 entitled, <em>Ravel Ravel</em>.&nbsp; Her work was recently included in <em>Physical Painting</em> at SUNY Purchase College. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>Daniel Herr received his MFA in 2011 at Boston University.&nbsp; In 2015, his work was exhibited at The Inside/Outside Art Museum in Beijing.&nbsp; His work connects the dots between Hans Hofmann and Don Van Vliet with wide-open visual references in a polyglot, gestural language.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;Beth Kaminstein lives in the Florida Keys.&nbsp; She is a master ceramicist who studied at Bennington College with Stanley Rosen. Subsequently, she taught at Greenwich House in New York City for a number of years. &nbsp; In 2013, her work was exhibited alongside Helen Frankenthaler at Cross Mackenzie Gallery in Washington D.C.&nbsp; She has created commissioned pieces for Greenways Project Broward County Art in Public Places. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Anna Mendes got her undergraduate degree at Wesleyan. She is attending UCLA this fall to work in their MFA program. Recently, she has, with several collaborators, created an environmental art space in Brooklyn called Treasure Town. Mendes began as a figurative painter. We will be showing examples from her snacks series. &nbsp;</p> <p>Paul Metrinko studied at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.&nbsp; While there, he received the Lois and Charles X. Landscape Residency where he met E. M. Saniga, an artist who exhibits with Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects. Metrinko is working on a series of small paintings of New York, which play with the conventions of outdoor landscape painting while illustrating an innocent surrealism. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;Giordanne Salley&rsquo;s paintings explore the intersection of love and nature. With sensitively textured surfaces, she creates close-ups of the memories of running through the woods, skinny-dipping, and being in love. Salley received her MFA from Boston University in 2013.&nbsp; She had a solo show at The Vermont Studio Center in 2011. Her first solo show in New York City was at Steven Harvey Fine Art Project&rsquo;s Projector Space in 2015.&nbsp; The New York Times, critic, Roberta Smith singled Salley out as an artist to look out for. &nbsp;</p> <p>Free Time, part 2 opens July 7, 2016. Please contact the gallery at 917-861-7312 or <a href="mailto:info@shfap.com" rel="nofollow">info@shfap.com</a> for further information or photographs.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 May 2016 21:18:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list