ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 YOU - Edward Hopper House Art Center - November 20th - January 15th, 2015 <p>Dates of exhibition: August 22-October18, 2015</p> <p>Deadline for proposals: January 15, 2015</p> <p><strong>More information:&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Edward Hopper House is seeking proposals from artists whose work embodies themes relating to &ldquo;Domesticity.&rdquo;&nbsp; Domesticity is defined as life inside a home and the activities of the family or of the people who share the home. Home is the emotional center of our existence in a somewhat fragmented society.&nbsp; Historically, the events that take place within these spaces have been subject matter for artists, expressing the social themes that impacted their daily lives. Nineteenth Century American artists produced sentimental visions of life portraying the idyllic family. In contrast, contemporary artists&rsquo; depictions of everyday life are complex reflections of house and home. For more information and guidelines, go to <strong></strong></p> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:08:02 +0000 Edward Hopper - Edward Hopper House Art Center - November 20th - January 4th, 2015 <p><strong>Ongoing </strong>in the Sanborn Gallery</p> <p>Early drawings and paintings, created while Hopper was living in the Nyack home, together with memorabilia, including model boats made by Hopper, paint boxes, and an easel, are presented on an ongoing basis.Also on view are a series of Christmas cards and notes that Edward Hopper illustrated and sent to family and friends.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:05:55 +0000 Ariana Page Russell - Magnan Metz Gallery - December 12th - January 17th, 2015 <p><br />Magnan Metz Gallery is pleased to present Ariana Page Russell's fourth solo show with the gallery. The exhibition will further expand upon her examination of body and language. A transformative dialog experienced through photography, sculpture and performance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:17:47 +0000 Allison L. Wade - Rick Wester Fine Art - November 6th - January 10th, 2015 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:22:17 +0000 Letha Wilson - Higher Pictures - November 20th - December 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">Higher Pictures is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Letha Wilson. This is the artist&rsquo;s second solo exhibition at the gallery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Letha Wilson&rsquo;s composites of photographic prints, concrete and steel explore how the well-worn tradition of landscape photography might take on new, more urgent meaning. Sculptural interventions onto, into and through the picture plane wrench the photographs out of conventional roles as image-artifacts and thrust them into the space and stuff of the here and now.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Here, Wilson presents her largest concrete wall sculptures to date. She cuts, tears and shapes her photographs, pushing and pulling the prints into place, and then encases portions of the composition in cement. The resulting works are dense and imposing, standing nearly five feet tall. In one piece, some fifteen unique c-prints of lush forest ferns in Hawaii alternate with layers of raw concrete and irregular bands of images made through direct emulsion transfer. In another, a large-scale, double-sided print of a Headlands landscape slices through the wall, piercing the barrier between two rooms. Natural forms and man-made materials oscillate between figure and ground. Alternately object, representation and copy, they are physically and forcibly entangled.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Letha Wilson was born in 1976 in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Greeley, Colorado. She holds a BFA from Syracuse University and an MFA from Hunter College. Wilson&rsquo;s work has been exhibited widely, most recently in the institutional group exhibitions <em>Ad Infinitum</em> at the Katzen Art Center in Washington, DC, <em>What Is a Photograph?</em> at the International Center of Photography and in the solo presentation <em>Monuments and Landmarks</em> at Art in General in New York. Wilson lives and works in Brooklyn.</p> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:53:58 +0000 Steve Gianakos - Fredericks & Freiser - November 13th - December 20th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Fredericks &amp; Freiser</strong> is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by <strong>Steve Gianakos.</strong> Since the early 1970s, Gianakos has been taunting and reddening the cheeks of his viewers with perversions that can throw any Freud lover into analytic shock. Dismantling its veracity with a smirk or a shaking of the head, Gianakos' work grants us a collective purging that is curiously humorous. Coupled with crisp lines that evoke minimalism's simplicity, Gianakos conflates formalist rigor with mind-bending vulgarity.<br /><br /> Appropriating the iconic style of 1950s children's books, Gianakos' characters assume a basic innocence that belies their hyperbolic actions. Violence and sexual impulse are at once portrayed as inherent as they are grossly twisted. Working with only stark black lines, Gianakos delivers his punch straight up. His geometric inter-framing both leads the eye into the scene while also disorienting it. Harnessing the grotesque both formally and contextually, Gianakos finds a way to astonishingly marry the two. <br /><br /> <strong>About the Artist<br /> Steve Gianakos</strong> was born in New York City in 1938. He has been the subject of numerous one-person exhibitions. His work is currently included in <em>Disturbing Innocence</em> curated by Eric Fischl at FLAG Art Foundation, NY, and <em>12 Inch </em>curated by Chuck Webster at One River, Englewood, NJ. He has also been included in group exhibitions at Museum of Modern Art, NY, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands, Brooklyn Museum, NY; and the Wexner Center for the Arts, OH. His work is represented in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art; NY; The New School for Social Research, NY; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY; and The Museum of Modern Art, NY. This will be the artist's seventh solo show with Fredericks &amp; Freiser.</p> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:51:58 +0000 Ryan Foerster - C L E A R I N G Brookyln - November 14th - December 28th Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:46:56 +0000 Simon Brown - Bonni Benrubi Gallery - November 20th - December 20th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Benrubi Gallery</strong> is pleased to present, <em>The Weight of Knowledge</em>, a solo exhibition by <a href="" target="_blank">Simon Brown</a>.The exhibition will open on Thursday, November 20 and will be on view through Saturday, December 20. <em>The Weight of Knowledge</em> will be Simon Brown's first solo show at the gallery.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The photographs of books in&nbsp;Simon Brown's new show, <em>The Weight of Knowledge</em>, lend an unexpected materiality to language, that most insubstantial of cultural endeavors. The books in these images are tattered, misshapen, spotted with mold. Bindings are frayed, ink washed away until it's nearly invisible. Everything testifies to the tangible existence of language: to the human labor required to create and maintain both books and the words in them. The tactility of Brown's battered volumes reminds us that the physical world is constantly assaulting and altering language, but they also, more subtly, show us that words change the world as well, a fact Brown acknowledges by binding his books in bricklike units or stacking them up in towers that recall both ancient ziggurats and modern skyscrapers. Meticulously composed, richly nuanced in their use of color and what the artist has called the "perfect imperfection" of daylight, these images give us the book as objet d'art without stripping it of its textual status.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Simon Brown is an internationally recognized interior and lifestyle photographer whose work has appeared in Architectural Digest, World of Interiors, Saturday Telegraph Magazine, House &amp; Garden, and among numerous other publications. He has exhibited in London, Dublin, Geneva and has published three books, 'Romantic Irish Homes', 'Romantic French Homes' and 'Romantic English Homes'. He lives and works in London, U.K.</p> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:44:26 +0000 Seth Price - Artists Space : Books & Talks - November 20th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Folklore U.S.</em>&nbsp;(2012 &ndash; 2014), by Seth Price, brings together fabric sculptures produced&nbsp;by the garment industry,&nbsp;wall-hung plywood works, vacuum-formed sculptures, and&nbsp;a line of&nbsp;military-inspired clothing made together with&nbsp;New York based fashion designer Tim&nbsp;Hamilton. To varying degrees &shy;&shy;&ndash; in employing envelope interior security&nbsp;patterns &ndash; these works address the motif of the standard business envelope, as both&nbsp;container and symbol.<br /><br /><em>Folklore&nbsp;U.S.</em>&nbsp;initially&nbsp;debuted in 2012 at dOCUMENTA(13), where as part of the exhibition Seth Price presented&nbsp;his plywood works and garment sculptures. In conjunction the clothing line was launched&nbsp;by an evening fashion&nbsp;show and sold at SinnLeffers, a department store located next to the Fridericianum, historically dOCUMENTA&rsquo;s main venue.<br /><br />The 2014&nbsp;publication&nbsp;<em>Folklore U.S.</em>&nbsp;addresses&nbsp;the intersection between&nbsp;the contemporary fields of finance, cultural&nbsp;critique, industry, labor and aesthetics.&nbsp;<em>Folklore U.S.</em>&nbsp;includes three&nbsp;interviews between various contributors&nbsp;(Seth&nbsp;Price and Christopher Bollen, Bosko Blagojevic and Ben Morgan-Cleveland,&nbsp;Bettina Funcke and Ben&nbsp;Morgan-Cleveland)&nbsp;and uses anecdotes and speculation&nbsp;to guide readers through fabrication processes, materials, and&nbsp;fashion industry&nbsp;protocols. Accompanying these conversations are more than 250 images that&nbsp;immerse the reader&nbsp;in the cycle of production and presentation, tracing the&nbsp;work from New York&rsquo;s Garment District to factories in&nbsp;South Korea and China,&nbsp;art galleries and German department stores. The book also includes a new&nbsp;text by Seth&nbsp;Price.<br /><br />The&nbsp;launch of&nbsp;<em>Folklore U.S.</em>&nbsp;at Artists Space Books &amp; Talks will feature&nbsp;a reading by Seth Price and a temporary&nbsp;shop, selling clothing from the&nbsp;<em>Folklore U.S.</em>&nbsp;diffusion line, as designed by&nbsp;Price &amp; Hamilton.</p> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:41:27 +0000 Group Show - Phoenix Gallery - November 26th - December 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">The Phoenix Gallery is celebrating its new home at 548 West 28th Street. Suite 528, New York. NY. Established in 1958, the Phoenix Gallery continues its tradition of exhibiting the finest work created by artists of all disciplines. Please join us in our celebration - which ushers in this holiday season, and the many exciting seasons that lie ahead.</p> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:28:12 +0000 - Viridian Artists - December 4th - January 10th, 2015 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:17:06 +0000 Rashaad Newsome - Marlborough Gallery New York - December 9th - January 3rd, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce <em>L.egends, S.tatements, S.tars</em>, a solo exhibition of new collages and video by Rashaad Newsome. This exhibition is the artist&rsquo;s second presentation with Marlborough Gallery and premiere in the gallery&rsquo;s 57th street location.</p> <p class="Pa0" style="text-align: justify;">After the industrial revolution, heraldry&mdash;a key symbol of status and authority for the European aristocracy&mdash;became heavily incorporated into Baroque Revival and Beaux-arts architecture of the nineteenth century. It was an architectural emblem that asserted the identity of structures in the manner that logos are associated with brands in contemporary society.</p> <p class="Pa0" style="text-align: justify;">In <em>L.S.S., </em>Newsome engages this assertion of identity in a series of new collages that further explore the relationships between ornament, architecture and heraldry. The artist employs the aesthetic of Baroque cathedrals and basilicas as a point of departure directly incorporating images of these architectural elements into the work. Additionally through his engagement of architecture, Newsome activates the human form as a framing device speaking to the influences of the Roman architect Vitruvius and his concept of geometry and symmetry.</p> <p class="Pa0" style="text-align: justify;">Each of the seventeen collages included in <em>L.S.S. </em>contain three-dimensional sculptural elements on the frames and the work presented within them. In <em>Rapture, </em>the seven-by-six foot frame is adorned with carved anthropomorphic figures, reminiscent of gargoyles and chimera often used in medieval architecture, which overlook a three-dimensionally arranged collage. The collage curves inwards from the frame, conveying a dome-like structure ehanced by the optical illusive nature of the assemblage.</p> <p class="Pa0" style="text-align: justify;">In <em>Turn Up</em>, the vaulted ceilings of Roman cathedrals become the focal point of a collage sunken into a leather gold clad frame taking the form of an altarpiece. The work beckons the viewer to peer closely through a multi-layered series of patterns and ornament in a similar way that <em>Wild Magnolia </em>is meant to be viewed through rather than &ldquo;at&rdquo; as the work shifts from a wall-based piece into the appearance of a stained glass window.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In a new video work titled <em>ICON </em>Newsome continues his longstanding collaboration with the New York ballrom and vogue scene, paying homage to legends and stars that assert their own identities and status with their performance practice. In this video, he continues to dissect religious architecture in conversation with the human form through the lens of transgender identities of the performers he captures on film.</p> <p class="Pa0" style="text-align: justify;">Rashaad Newsome received his B.A. in Art History at Tulane University before studying Film at Film Video Arts NYC as well music production and programming at Harvestworks NYC. He participated in the 2010 Whitney Biennial, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Greater NY 2010, MoMA PS1, New York, NY; Performa 2011, New York, NY and the 2011 Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy. Newsome&rsquo;s work has been exhibited, performed and screened nationally and internationally at such institutions and galleries as: Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia; The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY; Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY; The Kitchen, New York, NY; MUSA, Vienna, Austria; The Drawing Center, New York, NY; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; ar/ge Kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano, Italy; Carroll/Fletcher, London, England; Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, Poland and the New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana. His work is included the following public collections: The Brooklyn Museum of Art; The San Franciso Museum of Modern Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art.</p> <p class="Pa0" style="text-align: justify;">He has been the recipient of such awayrds and residencies as The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, New York, NY; The Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California; and The Rema Hort Mann Foundation Visual Arts Grant, New York, NY. Upcoming projects include: a solo exhibition and performance at The Art Gallery of York University. Rashaad Newsome lives and work in New York, NY.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Dr. Veronica Sekules will be available at the time of the exhibition.</p> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:10:55 +0000 Devin Troy Strother - Marlborough Chelsea - December 13th - January 17th, 2015 <div class="details clearfix"> <div class="summary"> <div class="managed"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20px;">*Marlborough Chelsea</strong>&nbsp;is pleased to announce&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Space Jam</strong>, a solo exhibition by&nbsp;<strong>Devin Troy Strother</strong>.&nbsp;The show opens on&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, December 13th</strong>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20px;">6:00 PM&nbsp;</strong>with a reception until&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20px;">8:00 PM</strong>. The show runs through&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20px;">January 17th</strong>. To learn more about&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Devin Troy Strother</strong>, click&nbsp;<a style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; outline: 0px; color: #333333; text-decoration: none; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20px;" href="" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">here</strong></span></a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:05:09 +0000 Group Show - InterArt Gallery - December 1st - January 17th, 2015 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:57:24 +0000 Bruce Conkle - Frosch & Portmann Gallery - December 4th - January 11th, 2015 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:30:47 +0000 Darja Bajagić, Jimmy DeSana, Peter Hujar, Robert Mapplethorpe, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Heji Shin, Laurie Simmons, Deborah Turbeville - Foxy Production - December 12th - January 31st, 2015 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:26:50 +0000