ArtSlant - Closing soon en-us 40 Alejandro Quincoces, Benoit Trimborn, Patrick Pietropoli, Claudio Locatelli, Beth Carter, Eric Roux-Fontaine, Xavier Rodés - Axelle Fine Arts Galerie Soho - February 26th, 2013 - March 11th, 2013 <p>The current group exhibition introduces two new artists to Axelle: Benoît Trimborn and Alejandro Quincoces. As well, the show presents long awaited new paintings by renowned Axelle artist Patrick Pietropoli and features works by Eric Roux-Fontaine. Xavier Rodés, Claudio Locatelli and Beth Carter.</p> <p>Axelle is pleased to introduce for the first time the works of French artist <a href=";msgid=0&amp;act=11111&amp;c=821042&amp;" rel="nofollow">Benoît Trimborn</a>. His incredibly realistic and highly detailed oil paintings depict serene landscapes and stunning water scenes. Trimborn has had several group and solo exhibitions throughout Europe and has participated in several international and American art fairs including the Affordable Art Fair in New York City and Art Gent in Belgium.</p> <p>Axelle is also proud to present internationally acclaimed artist Alejandro Quincoces. Born in 1951 in Bilbao, Spain, Quincoces creates beautiful and distinct psychological cityscapes in oil and charcoal. They are dark and intriguing visions of streets and urban cities often void of commotion and crowds but never of emotion. He did not receive formal art training until the age of 36 when he enrolled in the University of the Basque County, from which he received his Bachelor of Arts. Since his first solo exhibition in 1979, he has exhibited almost constantly, with over fifty solo exhibitions in Spain and throughout Europe.</p> <p>Renowned French artist <a href=";msgid=0&amp;act=11111&amp;c=821042&amp;" rel="nofollow">Patrick Pietropoli</a> returns to Axelle with several highly anticipated new pieces in his characteristic style. Pietropoli is well known and admired for his exquisitely detailed depictions of cityscapes and architecture. With small amounts of paint and restricted palette, he brings an intimate texture and space to his paintings. This all new series features several stunning views of New York City.</p> <p>French artist Eric-Roux Fontaine had his first exhibition at Axelle Soho in November 2012; it was an overwhelming success. We are proud to present select Roux-Fontaine pieces as part of the current show. Roux Fontaine’s unique multimedia works are characterized by his surreal and delicate portrayal of the natural world. His works recall dream imagery, the jungles of Costa Rica and the art of Central America, India and Eastern Europe.</p> <p>Spanish artist Xavier Rodés presents a series of stunning seascapes. The ground-breaking treatment of light, precise drawing and thematic originality create Rodés’ distinguished and unique style. Following his first exhibition in 1996, he has exhibited his work at many galleries throughout Spain. He has taken part in several international fairs such as those in Strasbourg, London and Madrid.</p> <p>Axelle presents a menagerie of sculptures. Claudio Locatelli creates wire structured papier-mâché animals with precise anatomical accuracy including several dogs and a large elephant. Beth Carter, a renowned and well establish English artist, works in bronze and resin to create minotaurs and other mythological creatures, including a minotaur standing over 6 feet tall.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 22:12:32 +0000 Wolfgang Laib - MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) - January 23rd, 2013 - March 11th, 2013 <div class="description"> <p class="top">Wolfgang Laib’s <i>Pollen from Hazelnut</i> will inhabit the Museum’s Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, infusing the space with a yellow luminosity. Laib perceives the Marron Atrium as the Museum’s inner sanctum, its womb, and has created this work especially for the site. It will be the artist’s largest pollen installation to date, measuring approximately 18 x 21 feet. The hazelnut pollen that will be used in MoMA’s installation has been collected by Laib from the natural environment around his home and studio, in a small village in southern Germany, since the mid-1990s.</p> <p>Since the mid-1970s, Laib (German, b. 1950) has been producing sculptures and installations marked by a serene presence and a reductive beauty. These works are often made from one or a combination of two materials, accumulated from natural elements—such as milk, marble, pollen, rice, and beeswax—which have been selected for their purity and symbolic associations. Forging a singular path for more than 30 years, Laib amplifies the intrinsic materials and processes found in nature. Laib has stated that “pollen is the potential beginning of the life of the plant. It is as simple, as beautiful, and as complex as this. And of course it has so many meanings. I think everybody who lives knows that pollen is important.”</p> </div> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 00:31:37 +0000 Group Show - MoMA PS1 - October 21st, 2012 - March 11th, 2013 <p><i>Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980</i> chronicles the vital legacy of the African American arts community in Los Angeles, examining a pioneering group of black artists whose work and connections with other artists of varied ethnic backgrounds helped shape the creative output of Southern California. The exhibition presents approximately 140 works by thirty-two artists active during this historical period, exploring the rising strength of the black community in Los Angeles as well as the increasing political, social, and economic power of African Americans across the nation.</p> <p>Several prominent black artists began their careers in the Los Angeles area, including Melvin Edwards, David Hammons, Maren Hassinger, Senga Nengudi, John Outterbridge, Noah Purifoy, and Betye Saar. Their influence, like that of all of the artists in the exhibition, goes beyond their immediate creative circles and the geography of Los Angeles and is critical to a more complete and dynamic understanding of twentieth-century American Art.</p> <hr /> <p class="credits"><i>Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980</i> is organized by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. The exhibition is curated by Kellie Jones, Associate Professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, and organized at MoMA PS1 by Christophe Cherix, The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Chief Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books, The Museum of Modern Art, and Peter Eleey, Curator, MoMA PS1, in association with Connie Butler, The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings, The Museum of Modern Art.</p> <p class="credits">The presentation at MoMA PS1 is supported by Lawrence B. Benenson, David Teiger, The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, and The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art.</p> Sun, 07 Oct 2012 22:53:29 +0000 Jiri Kovanda, Vladimir Havrilla, Bruce Nauman, Andy Warhol - Czech Center New York - January 28th, 2013 - March 12th, 2013 <p class="Bezmezer"><b>Exhibition of Czech and American performance art, experimental photographs and videos by Vladimir Havrilla, Jiri Kovanda, Bruce Nauman, and Andy Warhol.</b> <br />Curated by Dusan Brozman<b>.</b></p> <p class="Bezmezer">The exhibition <i>Out of the Circle</i> introduces two artists from former Czechoslovakia: the Czech artist Jiri Kovanda, the pioneer of the Czech conceptual and performance art, together with the Slovak artist Vladimir Havrilla belonging to the artistic underground of the 1970s and 1980s. Their work is presented together with video pieces from the 1960s by Andy Warhol and Bruce Nauman. The connection of these works show the remarkable visual and inner coherence of the artists, despite the political systems and the iron curtain that separated them.</p> <p class="Bezmezer"><br /><b><br />ARMORY WEEK SPECIAL EVENT AT </b><b>CZECH CENTER NEW YORK:<br /></b><b>MARCH 5, 2013, 7PM, Free admission<br /></b>Come celebrate Armory week at the Bohemian National Hall<b> </b>with a party, reception and DJ music.<br />Meet the artists Jiri Kovanda, Vladimir Havrilla and the curator Dusan Brozman.</p> <p class="Bezmezer">The evening features a live performance by Jiri Kovanda and Performance Lab along with a video series of Czech and Slovak performances from the 70s and 80's intermixed with a contemporary generation of performance videos. Curated by Karina Kottova.</p> <p><br /><em>The exhibition is held on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the independence of the Czech and the Slovak Republics under the auspices of Edita Hrda, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations.</em></p> <p class="Bezmezer"><i>It is organized by the Czech Center New York in collaboration with the BonArt o.s, Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York and Consulate General of the Slovak Republic in New York.</i></p> <p class="Bezmezer"><i>Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic and 421 Foundation.</i></p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:57:53 +0000 Lisa M Zilker - Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning - February 1st, 2013 - March 13th, 2013 <p><img src="" /></p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 02:28:46 +0000 Alexandre Singh - The Drawing Center - January 17th, 2013 - March 13th, 2013 <p>The first North American museum exhibition of works by Alexandre Singh, this presentation will be comprised of the artist’s new series of <em>Assembly Instructions</em> entitled <em>The Pledge</em>. This project takes interviews that the artist conducted throughout 2011 with noted scientists, artists, writers, and filmmakers, and transforms them into fictional dialogues visualized according to Singh’s signature format of collaged photocopies connected by hand-drawn pencil dots on the wall. Filling the Main Gallery, Singh’s fictionalized—and spatialized—interviews will position drawing not only as a physical gesture, but also as a graphic conduit for the imaginative process.</p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 01:50:13 +0000 Ignacio Uriarte - The Drawing Center - January 17th, 2013 - March 13th, 2013 <p>This inaugural U.S. museum exhibition of work by Berlin-based artist Ignacio Uriarte takes inspiration from Uriarte’s former career in business administration. Works made from standard office supplies such as typewriters, computers, Biro pens, and jotters create geometrically patterned line drawings, paper constructions, audio works, and animations. Together, Uriarte’s abstract compositions and mesmeric soundtracks will highlight the prescient dialogue between analog and digital, sound and image, letterform and drawing.</p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 01:53:31 +0000 Ishmael Randall Weeks - The Drawing Center - January 17th, 2013 - March 13th, 2013 <p>This project by Peruvian born, New York and Lima-based artist Ishmael Randall Weeks will provide a meditation on recent Peruvian history in the form of a double slide projection using found slides that Weeks burns, punctures, cuts, and draws upon.  As the slides move in and out of focus and Weeks’ intervention ranges from minimal to extreme, he develops a personalized narrative response to the politically and socially charged moment of 1970s and ’80s Peru—among the most violent periods in recent history.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 02:30:38 +0000 Leung Chi Wo - International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) - February 13th, 2013 - March 15th, 2013 <p>Leung Chi Wo is a Hong Kong-based artist and was an ISCP resident in 1999. His multi-disciplinary artistic practice ranges from photography and video to text, performance and installation, and focuses on perception and understanding in communication within the urban context.</p> <p>The exhibition <em>Jonathan &amp; Muragishi</em> intends to recall the voice of the past in the present through the stories of two actual but fictionalized characters Jonathan Napack and Hiroaki Muragishi. They were two interviewees from an earlier project, <em>Domestica Invisibile</em> (2004-present), an exploration of psychological response and physical adaptation to often pre-defined and cramped domestic spaces in urban Hong Kong. Jonathan was a mid-career American arts writer, who witnessed the development of the Asian contemporary art scene, and Muragishi was a young Japanese multi-media artist from Sapporo, Japan.</p> <p>In their interviews, they both spoke of their small apartments in Hong Kong and how they re-invented or re-purposed these tiny living environments. These interviews will be transmitted throughout the gallery in furniture and other domestic objects, invoking some of the spaces described by Jonathan and Muragishi.</p> <p>Leung Chi Wo (born 1968, Hong Kong) graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 2001, his site-specific project was exhibited in the first Hong Kong pavilion of the Venice Biennale. His recent exhibitions include the Busan Biennale (2006), Guangzhou Triennial (2008), “Lights Out” at Museu da Imagem e do Som, São Paulo (2008), “Depot of Disappearance” at quartier21/MuseumsQuartier, Vienna (2009) and “No Soul For Sale” at Tate Modern, London (2010). Leung Chi Wo co-founded Para/Site Art Space in 1996.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 00:56:53 +0000 Edgartista Gonzalez, Jed Foronda - Rush Arts Gallery - February 7th, 2013 - March 15th, 2013 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 01:59:48 +0000 Tam Van Tran - Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe - February 14th, 2013 - March 16th, 2013 <p class="p1">NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AMERINGER | MCENERY | YOHE is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition of work by Tam Van Tran. Tam Van Tran: Leaves of Ore will open on 14 February and will remain on view through 16 March 2013. In addition to this exhibition, Tam Van Tran’s work will be featured in a solo booth at The Art Show, organized by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) at the Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street, New York, from 6 - 10 March. Gala Preview on 5 March.</p> <p class="p1">Tam Van Tran has been strongly influenced by landscapes: the landscapes of his Vietnamese childhood, where he lived near the ocean and Da Nang military airbase, and the landscapes of his current home of Los Angeles and the California coast. His works start with fragments such as porcelain shards that evoke memories of ceramic jars his mother used for making fish sauce, or leaves of copper sheets that lift with air currents like palm fronds in the Santa Ana winds. The fragments include found objects, cardboard and palm leaves that are collaged onto canvas surfaces and natural materials, clay, paint and paper, which are laid on ceramic tiles and embedded beneath recycled glass. The materials embody Tran’s recalled experiences of bombs floating onto shore, villagers fishing with grenades, and intermittent evacuations. The large ceramic wall work in Leaves of Ore began with diagrams of Da Nang and Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Saigon). Referencing Earth’s tectonic plates, Tran places porcelain chips and recycled glass on top of the diagrams before they are fired. The gathering of both clay and glass forms a mineral aggregation. The diagrams mostly disappear through the process of accumulating elements and kiln firing; yet remain fixed as ideas within the artwork, akin to the process of an individual’s memory formation from the amassment of thoughts and experiences over time. As an individual’s memories are susceptible to influence and change by others, the copper leaf wall works also invite interaction from the viewer, the leaves responding to and monitoring the onlooker’s approach and shifting movements.</p> <p class="p1">Tran is acutely aware of himself as a Vietnamese-American absorbing both Eastern and Western cultural influences. His work incorporates and transforms references from Nouveau Réalisme, Arte Povera, and California ceramic tradition, and may be as easily compared to John Chamberlain’s crushed metal sculptures as it may Asian gold-leafed folding screens. In the tradition of artists such as Kurt Schwitters and Robert Rauschenberg, Tran actively considers, explores, and expands painting concepts.</p> <p class="p1">Tam Van Tran was born in Kon Tum, Vietnam, in 1966. He studied painting and received a BFA in 1990 from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and later attended the Graduate Film and Television Program at the University of California, Los Angeles. His work was featured in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. Tran has had numerous national and international exhibitions, including Tam Van Tran: Psychonaut, at the Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston, and SubUrban: Tam Van Tran, at the Knoxville Museum of Art. His work may be found in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Broad Collection, Santa Monica; The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and The Cleveland Museum of Art.</p> <p class="p1">Tran lives and works in Los Angeles.</p> <p class="p1">Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and by appointment. 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The exhibition consists of mixed-media drawings on paper, recent monotypes and linocuts created at David Krut Print Workshop in Johannesburg, and silkscreen prints made at Axelle Fine Art in Brooklyn.</p> <p>Born and based in Port of Spain, Trinidad, Cozier’s work investigates the problematic space of post-independence: the symbols of power that remain and change shape, the complex narratives of development, and the loss of history and culture to commercial expansion and profitability. Images appear and repeat in Cozier’s drawings and prints, a visual vocabulary developed and expanded over the last twenty years in his performance, installation and sound work. He makes sense of his fascination with the ordinary objects around him through drawing, recording and notetaking on paper. Sharp graphite marks and letters swirl and cross, interrupted by areas of erasure and ink washes of color.</p> <p>In this exhibition, Cozier cuts geometric patterns out of paper, a pattern derived from suburban concrete ‘breeze bricks.’ Post Trinidad’s independence from British rule in 1962, these patterns became pervasive throughout the Caribbean in the 1960s and 70s with the rise of the middle class and the boom of new housing developments. Used abundantly in other tropical countries, the bricks function to open and ventilate space without containing it. In Cozier’s work, this familiar pattern represents the possibility and longing of those in political and social transition across the world. It articulates, at once, a nation’s unresolved promise for a brighter future and the inevitable compromise and sense of displacement that accompanies “progress.”</p> <p>Though the images in his work reference where Cozier lives, they resonate as trans-cultural symbols, tapping into the imaginations and experiences of people everywhere. We see the empty lot, a site where history is reduced to real estate; a table brush, also called the silent butler, used in colonial times to collect crumbs and ashes; bare feet sticking out from nowhere, a glimpse perhaps of a crime scene. The repeating image of the isolated tree (which stands outside the forensic center in Port of Spain) is a symbol of persistence and hope in the face of violence and corruption. Cut down and burnt through, the tree still grows.</p> <p>Characteristic of Cozier’s participatory work and interest in the multiple, he has created a limited edition cardboard and aluminum template, along with a corresponding instructional online video. Thoughts and photos of the designs created can be sent to and will be posted on this blog:</p> <ul> <ul> <li class="firstparagraph"></li> </ul> </ul> <p><i>Christopher Cozier (b. 1959) is an artist, curator, and writer living and working in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Cozier’s work has been included in exhibitions, “Into the Mix” at Kentucky Museum of Art, “Afro Modern” at The Tate Liverpool and “Infinite Island” at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. His work has also been included in the 7th Havana Biennial, The Stenersen Museum in Oslo, the Chicago Cultural Center, among others. He is the co-founder of Alice Yard, an arts organization and residency facilitating regular exhibitions, performances and discussions in Port of Spain. Cozier co-curated “Wrestling with an Image: Caribbean Interventions at the Museum of the Americas” in Washington, D.C. in 2011. He was an editorial adviser to BOMB Magazine for their Americas issues (Winters, 2003 – 2005) and was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2004.</i></p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 22:41:02 +0000 Walt Kuhn - DC Moore Gallery - February 7th, 2013 - March 16th, 2013 <p>The art of Walt Kuhn (1877-1949) is the subject of a major exhibition at DC Moore Gallery. Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the landmark 1913 Armory Show, of which Kuhn was a principal organizer, this commemorative exhibition is long overdue. During his lifetime, Kuhn received great acclaim for the bold simplicity and psychological intensity of his modernist paintings of showgirls and circus performers. Since then, he has been given much less attention. This show is intended to bring his work back into the spotlight.<br /> <br /> A milestone in American art history, the International Exhibition of Modern Art, otherwise known as the 1913 Armory Show, is best known for introducing the American public to avant-garde European art. Kuhn was involved in virtually all aspects of the exhibition. Along with A. B. Davies and Walter Pach, Kuhn selected the European works in the exhibition and was responsible for its huge, if controversial, success, as well as its lasting impact on American painting and sculpture in the twentieth century.<br /> <br /> Walt Kuhn: American Modern will feature major loans from museums and private collections. Highlights include Trio, a large-scale painting of three circus acrobats that has not been seen in New York since the 1930s, on loan from the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, and Acrobat in Green from the Addison Gallery of American Art, which was given to the museum by Lillie Bliss, an early Kuhn collector and one of the founders of the Museum of Modern Art. Two of Kuhn’s best clowns, Roberto and Portrait of the Artist as a Clown (Kansas), now in private collections, will also be on view, as will Sleeping Girl, a great, early painting of a showgirl in her dressing room, from the Ogunquit Museum of Art. In addition, Showgirl in Armor, Woman in a Majorette Costume, and other iconic images of performers will be included in the exhibition.<br /> <br /> This will be the first major exhibition of Kuhn's paintings in several decades. The fully illustrated catalogue includes an essay by Gail Stavitsky, Chief Curator of the Montclair Art Museum. Another essay on his involvement with theater and the circus was written by Ralph Sessions, one of the curators of the exhibition.<br /> <br /> Focusing on Kuhn’s extraordinary portraits of popular entertainers, along with a selection of his still lifes and landscapes, the exhibition will reveal the range of his work and increase recognition of his key role in modern American art.</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:38:54 +0000 Despina Stokou - Derek Eller Gallery - February 15th, 2013 - March 16th, 2013 <p>Derek Eller Gallery is pleased to present <em>bulletproof</em>, an exhibition of new work by Despina Stokou. <br /> <br /> Despina Stokou is a Greek artist who has lived in Berlin since 2002. For her first solo exhibition in the United States, she will present an installation of paintings and site-specific works. The show continues Stokou's deconstruction of the artist's image and the structures that mediate (and inherently distort) the experience of art and its reception; particularly the gallery system, money, language, and gender. The texts of her paintings come from her roles as an artist, curator, and writer, and from myriad sources: blog posts, press releases, recipes, online commentary, and an emailed survey of irrational fears. They include the personal, the political, popular narratives and stereotypes. Stokou uses collage, oil stick, oil paint, chalk, and spray paint to build up the surfaces of her paintings; layering them until the words often become illegible, narratives fragment, and the letters become imagistic forms. A text is medium for her just as is color or a picture from a magazine. As images, the letters (and their frenetic rendering) project a more immediate and primal power, freed of linguistic mooring, more akin to calligrammes than to prose. Underlying the critique coursing through her work is idealism and earnestness; exuberance as much as anger.<br /> <br /> Despina Stokou lives and works in Berlin. She exhibits with Galerie Krobath in Berlin and Vienna. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Mikael Andersen Gallery, Berlin; Breeder Gallery, Athens; Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis; Center for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, and several others.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 01:53:24 +0000 Takesada Matsutani - Galerie Richard - February 7th, 2013 - March 16th, 2013 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:50:50 +0000