ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/show en-us 40 Paul Outerbridge - Bruce Silverstein Gallery - June 30th - September 17th <p><strong>Paul Outerbridge</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>June 30 &ndash; September 17, 2016</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Bruce Silverstein Gallery is pleased to present a retrospective of the work of Paul Outerbridge (1896-1958).&nbsp; This is the first exhibition of its scope to be held in New York since 1979 and will be the largest exhibition of Outerbridge&rsquo;s work since 2009 at the Getty Museum, Los Angeles. This exhibition is comprised of historically important and rare extant material.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A survey of Outerbridge&rsquo;s influential career is especially timely as his work is consistently cited by a current generation of artists working in the photographic medium. Numerous contemporary artists riff on commercial strategies of image-making that derive from the aesthetics of advertising photography and our visual lexicon shaped by Outerbridge.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Outerbridge&rsquo;s melding of the high and low in his artworks channeled the artistic current of his age, from Surrealism, to Cubism, to Duchamp (who kept Outerbridge&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Ide Collar</em>, 1922, tacked to a wall in his studio).&nbsp; By venerating quotidian commercial products through his elegant and striking formal arrangements, and taking a functional object out of its useful context, Outerbridge tapped the consciousness of modern art which grappled with the experience of living a commercial existence, the impact of mass consumerism, and an ever expanding visual culture.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In 1940 Outerbridge published&nbsp;<em>Photographing in Color</em>, which explicated his creative and technological achievements developing the challenging and time consuming medium of tri-color Carbro printing. Outerbridge&rsquo;s color prints are extraordinarily rare due to the laborious technical process and the artist&rsquo;s ruthless standards.&nbsp; Through various loans the gallery has been able to secure a significant number of Outerbridge&rsquo;s prints for exhibition.</p> Wed, 25 May 2016 20:24:40 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Derrick Adams - Pioneer Works - June 10th - July 16th <p dir="ltr">PIONEER WORKS PRESENTS DERRICK ADAMS: ON</p> <p dir="ltr">A Solo Exhibition of New Work and Performance</p> <p dir="ltr">June 10 &ndash; July 15</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Opening Reception + Performance:</p> <p dir="ltr">Friday, June 10 at 7:00 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Performance at 7:30 p.m. sharp</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">What</p> <p dir="ltr">ON is a solo exhibition of new work and performance by Derrick Adams. Through nine large-scale, boldly colored mixed media collages that function as both illuminated sculptural objects and backdrops for live performance, ON continues Adams&rsquo; investigation of consumerism and the dramatization of black figures in entertainment and popular culture.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">On the opening night, Derrick Adams will act as conductor, live mixing sound from mic&rsquo;d performers within the nine settings into an orchestrated production that references television programs from the late 1980s and early 1990s as well as late-night infomercials. The performance will be recorded, then projected onto a gallery wall for the duration of the show.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Who</p> <p dir="ltr">Derrick Adams is a New York &shy;based artist working in performance, video, and sound in both two&shy; and three &shy;dimensional realms. Adams has exhibited nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at MoMA PS1; Brooklyn Museum of Art; Studio Museum in Harlem; Brooklyn Academy of Music; Contemporary Art Museum Houston; Birmingham Museum of Art; and PERFORMA.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Press Release: http://pioneerworks.org/assets/press/pw_160511-derrick-adams-on.pdf</p> <p dir="ltr">Website: http://pioneerworks.org/exhibitions/derrick-adams-on/</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Pioneer Works</p> <p dir="ltr">159 Pioneer Street | Brooklyn, NY 11231</p> <p dir="ltr">Wednesday to Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Free and open to the public</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.pioneerworks.org" rel="nofollow">www.pioneerworks.org</a></p> <p dir="ltr">@pioneerworks</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Contact</p> <p dir="ltr">Molly Rowe + Becky Elmquist | press@pioneerworks.org</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 May 2016 19:38:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Kwang Young Chun, Christian Faur, Will Kurtz, D Dominick Lombardi, David McQueen, Kathleen Mulcahy, Antonio Petracca - Kim Foster Gallery - June 2nd - July 30th <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;Kim Foster Gallery is pleased to announce &ldquo;Relief,&rdquo; seven artists that expand on the creative definition of relief. They employ diverse materials and innovative techniques, allowing for experimentation of their chosen medium.&nbsp;</p> <p>Kwang Young Chun orchestrates thousands of units to produce variations of surface texture and composition. The richly evocative material he uses transcends its tradition. While imbued with Korean nostalgia, Chun&rsquo;s unique constructions speak on universal levels. Christian Faur has created a new form of visual perception by replacing pixels with conical objects, hand cast crayons. This expansion of the pixel allows us to see the structure as two and three-dimensional. Depending on your angle, the image is constantly reanimated similar to a hologram. Will Kurtz create figures out of newspaper, wire and wood that have a distinct emotive quality. He captures a moment from their daily lives. The posture, gestures and facial expressions bring the figures to life. They have a familiarity of someone you might know, capturing their resilience and vulnerability.</p> <p>Urchins have often been used as sympathetic symbols of the marginalized. D Dominick Lombardi&rsquo;s &ldquo;Urchins&rdquo; draw us in with their formal delights, charm us with their familiar plastic leftovers, and then, without warning, switch to the forgotten state of lost souls, castaways in the sand. David McQueen&rsquo;s reliefs are simulacra of a wood floor. But they are &lsquo;Un-settled&rsquo;. The floor, it seems, is reshaping itself into something else, a graceful rejection of its flatness. Some mistake has occurred. This wood was intended to be a boat. It knew, and that determination was stronger than nails and glue.</p> <p>Kathleen Mulcahy takes hard materials, glass and steel, and visually transforms them to create the illusion of slow moving water and raindrops. The physical layering of the materials qualify as a relief process. Antonio Petracca&rsquo;s painted constructions are reliefs that protrude from the wall. He is interested in establishing the trace of memory, how are perception registers this memory, and how it becomes embedded. The artist crops realistic imagery that contain hints of a particular place, works border on abstraction due to the extreme manner in which they are cropped.</p> Wed, 25 May 2016 19:09:10 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Group Show - Joshua Liner Gallery - June 9th - July 8th <p class="Body" align="center">&ldquo;Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above, don&rsquo;t fence me in. Let me ride through the wide open country that I love. Don&rsquo;t fence me in.&rdquo;</p> <p class="Body" align="center">&ndash;&nbsp;&ldquo;Don&rsquo;t Fence Me In,&rdquo; Cole Porter, 1934&nbsp;</p> <p class="Body">As life in America continues to distance itself from the countryside, vacations and travel are a time to reintroduce the self to nature. As summer approaches in America, this idolized time of year brings thoughts of travel, escape, and road trips. With individual freeways that stretch over 3,000 miles, taking the car across country reveals America&rsquo;s boundless diverse landscapes, as travelers immerse themselves in America&rsquo;s ever changing personality.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p class="Body">Opening June 9, Joshua Liner Gallery presents <em>Land Escapes</em>, a curated group show of 18 artists celebrating this time of year. <em>Land Escapes</em> focuses on contemporary definitions of &ldquo;landscape&rdquo; using varied and fresh perspectives of both emerging and established artists.</p> <p class="Body">The &ldquo;landscape&rdquo; painting is a long-standing tradition in Western art. The artists of <em>Land Escapes</em> work from within this tradition to redefine the genre with varied mediums ranging from photography, to mixed media, to painting.&nbsp;This collection of artists not only break apart the tradition of landscape art, but rebuild and redefine its possibilities, offering compelling ways of capturing America&rsquo;s multiple identities.&nbsp;<em>Land Escapes</em> focuses and contextualizes these ideas within the framework of summer&rsquo;s habitual relationship with travel, and natural beauty.&nbsp; With each work carrying with it a sense of freedom, the artists pay homage to the landscape tradition in personal ways.</p> <p class="Body">The fantasy of the &ldquo;road trip&rdquo; characterizes a sense of boundlessness and strength, often with the car as the focal point of this freedom. However, this liberation conversely carries a sense of loneliness and solitude, as exemplified in Jim Mangan&rsquo;s aerial photograph of the single car amid the vast landscape.&nbsp;Further exploring this idea of travel and solitude, Alec Soth&rsquo;s 2010 <em>Broken Manual</em> series, shot over four years and 20,000 miles,&nbsp;documents a culture of those living off the grid, by their own rules. Utah (2008), from that series, captures a home built within the landscape, here miniaturized by the boundless land and sky. &nbsp;With their landscape contributions, Evan Hecox and Alison Elizabeth Taylor too explore this element of quiet isolation. Like Soth, Taylor&rsquo;s <em>Monkey Wrench</em> (2015)carries a sense of solitude with two disconnected figures against a vast, desert backdrop, with her wood veneer collaged figure creating a natural attachment to the land. Justine Kurland&rsquo;s <em>Construction, Disputes, Training</em> (2014) is pulled from her <em>Sincere Auto Care</em> series. Shot over the course of three years traveling on the road with her young son, the artist chronicled the remnants of America&rsquo;s shrinking muscle car sub-culture, while Cheryl Kelley incorporates and even celebrates this culture into her landscape contribution.&nbsp;</p> <p class="Body">As seen from the car, America&rsquo;s landscapes are filtered through the moving windshield creating abstracted interpretations of their horizons. Eileen Quinlan, Mark Innerst, Ed Ruscha, and Sam Friedman all use abstract elements to reduce and convey this sentiment. From her most recent body of work, photographer Eileen Quinlan uses flat bed scanners, and mirrored reflections to manipulate light, resulting in abstracted forms that convey motion and speed, while painter Mark Innerst&rsquo;s <em>Industrial Landscape with Rain</em> (2014) skillfully blends a representational industrial vista, with abstract colors and form to create velocity with his diagonal &ldquo;rain.&rdquo; In line with these abstracted works, the palate of David Ellis&rsquo; <em>Bird Pyramid</em> (2016), evokes the sun setting in the western sky.</p> <p class="Body">Other artists demonstrate their respect the to landscape genre by reinventing the tradition with innovative techniques. Brea Souders&rsquo; photograph of film slivers, depicts a miniature narrative of the outdoors, created from these temporary sculptures accidentally configured with the use of static electricity, resulting in a whisper of someone&rsquo;s weekend. Jim Hoff&rsquo;s etchings use copper ink as the medium, printed on fiberglass, and Penelope Umbrico&rsquo;s photographic appropriations of mountains, capture a digital landscape, reducing their grandeur to televised forms and color.&nbsp; Matthew Brandt&rsquo;s inclusion physically engages the landscape by using the photographed trees to make both the paper and the ink for these silk screen prints. Meanwhile, Letha Wilson questions the success of any landscape representation. As photographs remove spatial dynamics, Wilson attempts to address this fault by incorporating objects and structure into her landscapes to physically engage the viewer.</p> <p class="Body">Lastly, artists Wayne White, and William Wegman both tackle a more direct reinterpretation on tradition and history. Both White and Wegman transform old prints into new, contemporary works. Using found, framed landscape prints, Wayne White transforms these traditional images by overlaying the prints with text, re-engaging with the vintage backdrop.&nbsp;Alternatively, William Wegman&rsquo;s <em>Three and a Halfsome </em>(2012) is a landscape painting created and inspired by the vintage postcard in the center. Wegman pulls postcards from his extensive vintage collection, which he then mounts to board, where they to serve as the starting point for his elaborate oil paintings.</p> <p><em>Land Escapes</em> will open June 9 and run through July 8, 2016. The exhibition includes work from Alec Soth, Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Brea Souders, Cheryl Kelley, David Ellis, Ed Ruscha, Eileen Quinlan, Evan Hecox, James Hoff, Jim Mangan, Justine Kurland, Letha Wilson, Mark Innerst, Matthew Brandt, Penelope Umbrico, Sam Friedman, Wayne White, and William Wegman. There will be an opening reception Thursday, June 9, 6-8pm.</p> Wed, 25 May 2016 16:01:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list 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