ArtSlant - Current exhibits http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/show en-us 40 Kim Gordon - 303 Gallery - June 4th - July 24th <p style="text-align: justify;">303 Gallery is proud to present<em> Design Office: The City Is A Garden</em>, our first solo exhibition of new works by Kim Gordon.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In this new body of work, Gordon's primary concern is the radical change in the landscape of New York City over the past several years. For the past 20 years Chelsea has been a center of urban renovation, including the opening of the highline in 2009. Small parks appear randomly in the middle of a street. Outdoor sculptures often accompany the arrangements. The new lushness of New York would seem to reimagine NYC as a city for the people, as well as a more attractive landscape for new consumers.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Gordon's work upends this notion of beauty, exploiting its inherent artifice. New condo developments are named with boardroom idealism - The Rushmore, Fortress of Glassitude, Greenwich Lane - bestowed to evoke a desirable and ineffable lifestyle. The exhibition's floor paintings repurpose these hollow slogans onto crumpled canvases, makeshift eponyms inscribed with black paint. The painting of the show's title "The City is a Garden" hearkens back to an East Village aesthetic found in the neighborhood's funky community gardens. Here, at the entrance, it appears as an overturned emblem, the refuse of misappropriated ideas.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The garden is now controlled, a rendered design element in the slick blending of technology and luxury. Fake hedges installed in the gallery are the same ones used to form walls at public events and openings. Meant to create a sense of instant status, they promise a comfort zone of landscaping, an event, an evening of transformation. A series of more crinkly canvases hang on the wall, smeared with shiny paint and glitter, here to distract and bedazzle.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Using a variety of methods to work on canvas, Gordon utilizes direct application of paints, resins, glitters and fiberglass, as well as physical manipulation of the canvas and a playful irreverence in its presentation. Paintings are crumpled, overturned and flung; battle scars from past performances become gestural abstraction.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kim Gordon has been shown internationally including exhibitions at K&uuml;nstlerhaus, Graz, White Columns and MoMA/PS1 in New York. Gordon's upcoming solo exhibition at Benaki Museum in Athens in collaboration with DESTE Foundation will open on June 12th. <em>Girl in a Band,</em> a book of Gordon's memoirs, was released in February by Dey Street Books. <em>Is It My Body,</em> a collection of her writings on art and performance, was published in January 2014 by Sternberg Press. A widely recorded musician, Kim Gordon is a founding member of <em>Sonic Youth</em> and performs as <em>Body/Head</em> (with Bill Nace). 303inprint and Open Mouth Records will release a 12" LP record from a limited edition of 250 by Kim Gordon with cover art by Nick Mauss on June 24th. </p> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:17:10 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Jef Geys - 3A Gallery - March 26th - July 24th <div style="text-align: justify;">3A Gallery is pleased to announce <em>Jef Geys: Some Paintings from Belgium</em>. On view are ten Martin Douven paintings from the collection of Felipe Perez.&nbsp; The exhibit includes ten prints, on loan from the Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, depicting the various international contexts of this set of paintings&rsquo; exhibition history.&nbsp; Jef Geys has produced a <em>Kempens Informatieboek</em> for the occasion.</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify;"><em>Jef Geys: Some Paintings from Belgium</em> was made possible by the generosity of the Related Group.</div> Sat, 07 Mar 2015 15:36:37 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Darrell Nettles - 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel - June 4th - July 3rd <p style="text-align: justify;">The paintings by Darrell Nettles in <em>Broken Verse</em> are <em>ergodic</em> in the deepest and most satisfying sense of the word: although they require a great deal of effort to unlock their secrets, the engagement they demand makes an encounter with them a rich and rewarding experience. Nettles&rsquo; linguistic impressionism employs the gravid ambiguity of language to reveal its deeper treasures; his visual meditations on the images and sounds of human communication owe as much to Klee and Kandinsky&rsquo;s conflations of visual and musical composition as they do to the playful semantic games championed by the wordsmiths of Dada, Fluxus, and Pop.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Broken Verse </em>is anchored by a series seven-foot-tall canvases arrayed edge to edge with dense pseudo-cryptographic patterns of thin block letters that are tightly juxtaposed and overlapped on soft-edged crossword puzzle grids. Elements have been added, effaced, and replaced into dense palimpsests; words emerge and sounds arise as the eye follows its own course. An underlying architectonic uniformity hints at a clandestine dialogue between the canvases. They speak from their own side with the compelling but exasperating self-assertion found in ancient cyphers and obscure old alchemical engravings.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In his most recent paintings, Nettles has gravitated toward texts that are more immediately legible on first glance, yet ultimately no less mysterious. Snippets of conversation torn from everyday life run from top to bottom in a font that recalls hand-stenciled shop signs; disjunctions and deliberate sidetracks are the mortar that holds them together. Phrases are stacked, clashed, amputated, and sometimes ripped apart and scattered chaotically. The resulting bits of quasi-proclamation and pseudo-communication are both sinister and amusing by turns, calling to mind the gentle snark of Ed Ruscha&rsquo;s late-19070s word pastels: &ldquo;drug allergy fake<em>&rdquo;</em> loiters just far enough from &ldquo;radical wonton&rdquo; to establish plausible deniability. Ghostly snippets of text murmur faintly in the background like a mildly sarcastic chorus, echoing, multiplying, and subverting surface meanings (is that &ldquo;permit tonight&rdquo; or &ldquo;hermit night&rdquo;?). Behind the chatter&rsquo;s misdirection is the nagging sense of a deeper significance that awaits excavation and exegesis. Nettles&rsquo; works dare us to acknowledge the primal and sometimes neurotic need we have to make sense of it all, and the magical ability that language has to both fulfill and thwart that need.</p> Thu, 28 May 2015 07:10:55 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Antoine Verglas, Bradley Theodore - ACA Galleries, Est 1932 - June 11th - July 31st <p align="center"><strong>RAW BEAUTY</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Bradley Theodore and Antoine Verglas</strong></p> <p align="center">June 11 through July 31, 2015</p> <p align="center"><span style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>New York, NY -&nbsp;</strong>ACA Galleries is pleased to announce its forthcoming exhibition, <strong><em>RAW BEAUTY: Bradley Theodore and Antoine Verglas</em></strong><em>,</em> on view June 11 through July 31, 2015.&nbsp; The focus of the exhibition is a collaborative series between celebrated artist Bradley Theodore and renowned photographer Antoine Verglas that combines the excitement of street art with the sensuality of fashion photography.&nbsp; The canvasses for the project are internationally acclaimed models painted by Theodore and then captured on camera by Verglas.&nbsp; In addition to the collaboration series the exhibition at ACA Galleries will feature individual paintings by Theodore and photographs by Verglas.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Fashion models wear beauty everyday, what better canvas for art in its purest form than the human body.&nbsp; I teamed up with my friend Antoine Verglas, whose work I respect greatly, to combine our worlds and create an exhibit that highlights both my painting and his photography in a way that is unique and provocative.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>-</em> Bradley Theodore</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>When Bradley and I decided to work on this project we wanted to bring art to life and then capture that moment in photos.&nbsp; This was the perfect way to do that.&nbsp; We used fashion models to create a living piece of art that can be captured in that moment with movement changing the piece with each pose.&nbsp; Bradley&rsquo;s creations were genius and the models were stunning and a pleasure to work with.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="right">- Antoine Verglas</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>When I was asked to be part of this project I jumped at the chance. &nbsp;I have worked with Antoine before and I am a great admirer of Bradley's art.&nbsp; It was an amazing experience to be able to project Bradley's art, with my body, in a variety of emotional poses for Antoine photography.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="right"><em>-</em> Hana Nitsche, supermodel</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Born on the island of Turks &amp; Caicos,&nbsp;<strong>Bradley Theodore</strong>&nbsp; lives in New York City and has become an integrated part of the art scene.&nbsp; Dedicated to making his art accessible for all to see in the streets of international cities like New York, London, Los Angeles, Oslo and Paris, his iconic subjects, painted in bright colors, have become his signature style. A documentary film on Theodore&rsquo;s life and art is currently being produced by ASSEMBLY9 and will be released later this year.&nbsp; Theodore will also be participating in the exhibition program for <em>FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life</em> at the Bronx Botanical Garden on view May 16 through November 1, 2015.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Born in Paris, <strong>Antoine Verglas</strong>&nbsp;is a New York City based photographer who gained popular acclaim for his uninhibited documentary-style fashion photographs of celebrities and supermodels including Halle Berry, Naomi Campbell,&nbsp;Cindy Crawford, Penelope Cruz, Angelina Jolie, Claudia Schiffer&nbsp;and Stephanie Seymour, among others.&nbsp; His photography has appeared in major publications including <em>Elle</em>, <em>Harper&rsquo;s Bazaar</em>, <em>Esquire</em>, <em>GQ</em>, <em>Maxim</em>, <em>Sports Illustrated</em> and <em>Vogue</em>, among others.&nbsp; Verglas has published two books of his photography: <em>SHOWGIRL (2011)</em> and <em>Untitled (2013).</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:38:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Sadequain - AICON GALLERY - New York - June 17th - July 18th <p style="text-align: justify;">Aicon Gallery is proud to present the second major exhibition held in New York of the work of Sadequain, Pakistan&rsquo;s most renowned and celebrated modernist painter. The exhibition includes rare works painted and left behind by the artist in Paris during the late 1960s. This body of work, now known as The Lost Exhibition, evinces Sadequain&rsquo;s radically innovative calligraphic style of the period, while the individual works stand as some of the most formally commanding and revolutionary paintings of the artist&rsquo;s long and prolific career.<br /><br />Though Sadequain&rsquo;s oeuvre is by no means limited to his calligraphic works, these paintings represent the pinnacle of his uniquely innovative approach, which allowed for calligraphy to be adapted into South Asian Modern art practices. Kufic, the oldest-known script in Arabic is characterized by angular strokes punctuated by dots and accents. The letters and words that sweep across Sadequain&rsquo;s calligraphic canvases embody a richness of form and color that swirl together in majestic embrace. Sadequain explained how each letter in his calligraphic style exemplifies its own personality, mood, and&nbsp;character. Some are playful and radiant while others are thoughtful and dark. There is an intimate relationship between artist and artwork. Sadequain took the role of both painter and poet, fusing the two arts into a single, harmonious masterpiece.<br /><br />&ldquo;My paintings recite the poems that flow within them. Now I compose poetry to compliment my painting.&rdquo;<br /><br />In these paintings, Sadequain explored these new calligraphic forms, while maintaining their scriptural origins. In Islamic culture, calligraphy is seen to be the most dignified and representative element of the visual arts. To capture its intellectual beauty, Sadequain portrayed verses in varied shades and forms. Bold spectrums of color convey the mood and time of day, manipulating the imagery via an activated texture. This body of work represents both a spiritual and mystical artistic endeavor. If art imitates life, then its relationship with society defines the quintessential forms of our human existence. It was this belief through which Sadequain strove to explore and define the dichotomy between academic ideals and implicit realities throughout his career. To him, art was innovation and expression of truth, not merely a craft.<br /><br />The same radical blending of tradition and innovation runs throughout the entirety of this exhibition, which centers around a unique thirty one-piece calligraphic series titled Sura-e-Rehman (Praise of the Lord). This iconic set of canvases represents the artist&rsquo;s rendition of the sacred Quranic verse in which the Creator reminds mankind of the bountiful world that he has provided. Kufic inscriptions of the past were to preserve the mysticism and power of the letters. Sadequain&rsquo;s paintings allow these surreal expressions to transcend the canvas and bring us to an exalted state. Many of the paintings in the exhibit pre-date the Parisian period, as well as a host of the artist&rsquo;s drawings. However, the Parisian works on view remain the most elusive, due to the artist&rsquo;s sudden departure from France in early spring of 1967, having promised to return in a few days&rsquo; time. Sadequain never returned to Paris, nor did he retrieve his belongings amongst which stood these magnificent paintings. The majority of work from this era remained locked in the attics and basements of Parisian galleries and private residences, and has only begun to emerge in recent years due to the collecting and cataloging efforts of the Sadequain Foundation, with whom Aicon is jointly sponsoring the current exhibition, providing for a rare showing of these works in New York.</p> Sat, 13 Jun 2015 08:54:50 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Jonathas de Andrade, Matthew Benedict, Fernando Bryce, Willie Cole, Mona Hatoum, Robert Kinmont, Stefan Kurten, Jorge Macchi - Alexander and Bonin - June 6th - July 24th Thu, 28 May 2015 07:12:51 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Group Show - American Folk Art Museum - March 26th - July 5th <p style="text-align: justify;">Most self-taught artists can be perceived as performance artists. Their work is infused with daily rituals, public actions, gestures, and enactments, defining a lifelong artistic practice for which <em>the curtain never comes down</em>. Beyond paintings and sculpture, the exhibition includes ceremonial clothes, kinetic apparatuses, ephemeral installations, writings, fragments of ever-changing constructions, music, recordings, and other statements that have been captured by photographers and filmmakers. The inventive devices and countless strategies these artists configure are expressions of an alter ego, which they assume for its power to transform the world and, above all, to transform their own connections to reality.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Historically, collectors and museums have prioritized artworks that are readily collectible and more conventional in their materials and techniques&mdash;an attitude that elucidates a direct relationship between conservation and recognition. The exhibition,&nbsp;which&nbsp;gathers 27 artists from around the world, delves into an underside of self-taught art and art brut, opening a door to the study of its neglected facets.<br /> <em>&mdash;Val&eacute;rie Rousseau, PhD, curator, self-taught art and art brut</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><br /></em>Major support for the exhibition is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts: Art Works. Additional support is provided by The Coby Foundation, Ltd., Joyce Berger Cowin, the David Davies and Jack Weeden Fund for Exhibitions, the Gerard C. Wertkin Exhibition Fund, the Leir Charitable Foundations, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.</p> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:10:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Hayden Dunham, Parker Ito, Timur Si-Qin - Andrea Rosen Gallery - July 2nd - August 14th Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:07:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Nicola Martini - Andrew Kreps Gallery @ 535 West 22nd - June 25th - August 14th <p style="text-align: justify;">kaufmann repetto is happy to announce Nicola Martini&rsquo;s first solo exhibition in New York.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Nicola Martini&rsquo;s practice is characterized by an intrinsic dualism in which empirical research and ritual coexist.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ancestral procedures such as baking, mixing and melting take Nicola Martini&rsquo;s work to a sort of ground zero of sculpture, in which the artist allows the physical properties of the substances to guide the final form of the object (or of the space activated by the artist&rsquo;s intervention) that is almost dictated by the physical characteristics of the materials and their reciprocal interactions.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This cognitive tension, expressed through continuous experimentation, emerges into a category of thought that is common to different cultures and epochs: the revelation. Revelation to be interpreted as the vital link between material and idea, a link through which a chemical process dismantles preexisting paradigms in favor of a new system of understanding, and a mathematical formula opens the way to metaphysical speculation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Through his works, Nicola Martini reveals to himself &ndash; as well as to the viewer &ndash; the fundamental relativity of physical and perceptive assumptions. Incongruous materials such as bitumen of Judea, shellac, concrete and colophony interact to create reactions that change with time, that generate physical tensions and unstable equilibriums, which remind us that matter is never static nor inert.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For his first solo exhibition in New York, <em>THE SOBER DAY,</em> Nicola Martini floods the gallery space with UV light and belies, through this simple gesture, the univocal nature of our visual system of perception.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />Bundled together in the space are a series of plates of Plexiglas, whose form mutate according to the degree of tension generated by surrounding architecture.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Moistened with a filtering of shellac and pure alcohol, the plates are transformed by the fluid penetration within the micropores of the material, creating a new system of refraction in which the semi-transparent shellac layer is back-lit by the mirroring surface. Working as an alchemist, the artist activates a process that allows seemingly incompatible elements to react and reconstruct in a new physical manifestation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The shellac is left to react with other elements in the exhibition, an engraved glass fiber reinforced concrete plate, whose tones change according to the absorption of the solution, as well as the gallery&rsquo;s walls.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The material itself &ndash; prompted to react to different microphysical conditions &ndash; is here manifested in some of its infinite possibilities and the viewer, absorbed/submerged in a totalizing work of art, starts to resonate with matter.</p> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:08:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Ruth Root - Andrew Kreps Gallery @ 537 W. 22nd - June 25th - August 14th <p style="text-align: justify;">Andrew Kreps Gallery is pleased to present new paintings by Ruth Root, the New York-based artist&rsquo;s sixth solo exhibition with the gallery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ruth Root&rsquo;s new works are two-fold, encompassing both a designed and digitally printed fabric and a painted, shaped Plexiglas element. Root distills abstraction to its components, color, shape, mark, and material, treating each work as its own site of investigation. In some works, the painted elements mirror Root&rsquo;s fabrics. However, these fabrics maintain their own distinct logic, allowing for a contrast between digital repetition and the handmade repetition of paint, whether it is spray, airbrush, or enamel. Utilizing the conventional materials of painting, soft fabric, hard supports, screws, and brushstrokes, Root interchanges their understood functions, creating new forms.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This practice represents simultaneously a departure and continuation of Root&rsquo;s past works, which similarly challenged painting&rsquo;s apparatus. In previous works, Root painted fields of color on ultra-thin aluminum sheeting. Drawing on art historical references, Root utilized shape and color to experiment with the ways in which these elements shaped the space around them. Hung flush on the wall as to make their support invisible, these works inserted themselves into the gallery architecture and as a result and encompassed the negative space of the wall as part of the work&rsquo;s overall composition. Acting in tandem, these works functioned both to complicate their own influences, as well as the exhibition space itself.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In addition to the considered spontaneity that characterizes Root&rsquo;s new works, the fabric element of Root&rsquo;s new works mark their largest departure, as they allow for the painting&rsquo;s support to come to the forefront. Cutting and sewing these into shapes of their own, which continue or contradict the form of the shaped Plexiglas, the fabric wrap and hold the painted elements through distinct looping methods, allowing the works to float from the wall. Through this, the paintings perform a reversal, as they utilize a soft support for a hard surface, upending conventions of painting. In turn, these works exist in a tenuous yet generative balance, allowing for a tension that creates a new experience of the works environment.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ruth Root&rsquo;s work is the subject of forthcoming solo exhibitions including<em>&nbsp;Old, Odd &amp; Ova</em>l,&nbsp;at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, (Ridgefield, Connecticut) in 2015, and 356 S. Mission Road, (Los Angeles, California) in 2016. Her work is currently on view as part of&nbsp;<em>New York Painting,</em>&nbsp;Kunstmuseum Bonn, (Bonn, Germany.) &nbsp;Root&rsquo;s work has previously been presented at&nbsp;Dartmouth College, (Hanover, New Hampshire), The Suburban, (Oak Park,&nbsp;Illinois&nbsp;), MoMA&nbsp;PS1, &nbsp;ArtPace, (San Antonio, Texas), LACMA, (Los Angeles, California), and the Seattle Art Museum.</p> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:08:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Ellen Berkenblit - Anton Kern Gallery - May 28th - July 3rd <p style="text-align: justify;">Berkenblit's practice hovers between representation and abstraction, often presenting the female figure experiencing a realm of imaginative explosion and escape. Through her unpredictable application of paint, she presents private and flirtatious worlds, where girls can be ladies and ladies can be women&mdash;or somewhere in between. Her subjects capture a playful and sinister balance of eroticism and comedy&mdash;and as Carroll Dunham puts it, "now seem dangerous and slightly unhinged, hell-bent on finding action, or generating it."</p> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:07:25 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Jens Sundheim, Julia Scher, Willem Popelier, Jenny Odell, Paolo Cirio, James Bridle - Apexart - June 4th - July 25th <p style="text-align: justify;">An Unsolicited Proposal Program winning exhibition.<br />Learn more about the&nbsp;<a href="http://apexart.org/franchise.php" target="_blank">Unsolicited Proposal Program</a>. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the wake of recent events such as Edward Snowden exposing NSA&rsquo;s egregious breach of personal privacy and accusations of social media platforms such as Facebook controlling personal information, contemporary global citizens have come to realize that society has been re-constructed as a panopticon. The level to which our daily behavior conforms to the new structure of an ever watchful eye has infiltrated the zeitgeist of our time. The exhibition&nbsp;<em>Profiled: Surveillance of a Sharing Society</em>&nbsp;unites the practices of six artists who seek to operate within this new awareness of being watched.&nbsp;<br /><br />The contemporary society of surveillance, where international boundaries are ignored in national data gathering and computer-operated drones have the ability to monitor communities thousands of miles away, is not what it appears. The quest to obtain data is counterbalanced by our willingness, even need, to share our personal information. At the heart of the shared &ldquo;selfie&rdquo; or constant status updates is a psychological phenomenon known as the cult of celebrity&mdash;the ability to have one's image communicated to a network of hundreds of peers and potential admirers but ultimately set loose into the wide world of the Internet. The artists in&nbsp;<em>Profiled</em>&nbsp;work at the juncture of post-9/11 military concerns and the astronomical rise of social media technologies. Through their diverse practices, these artists analyze the paradoxes in sharing everything with our suspicion of those looking.&nbsp;<br /><br /><br />Unsolicited Proposal Program Winner 2014-15&nbsp;<br /><br /></p> <hr width="450" /> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Mary Coyne</strong>&nbsp;is a curator and writer based in Brooklyn, New York. She has curated group exhibitions in Los Angeles and New York, has contributed to multiple publications including&nbsp;<em>Afterimage</em>,&nbsp;<em>The Journal of Curatorial Studies</em>,&nbsp;<em>Museum and Curatorial Studies Review</em>,&nbsp;<em>Performa</em>, and&nbsp;<em>Droste Effect</em>. She is the founder and curator of Pseudo Empire, a not-for-profit exhibition space in Brooklyn.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 10 May 2015 15:09:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Charles Burchifeld - Arkell Museum - June 26th - September 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition was organized by The Burchfield Penney Art Center at the Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Charles Burchifeld is best known today for his fantastic watercolor landscapes, but from November 1921 to August 1929, he worked at the M. H. Birge &amp; Sons Company, eventually becoming one of their best wallpaper designers. His designs were so highly regarded that they printed his name in the selvage. He based many of his early designs on watercolors he had produced in Salem, Ohio. Later designs were either company determined variations on traditional themes, or imaginative designs based on his special view of nature. This exhibition highlights works from the collection including color variations of wallpapers produced with rollers, original painted designs for wallpapers and coordinating fabrics known as cretonnes. The exhibition also features panels from the complex, block-printed scenic wallpaper, Country Life and the Hunt (c. 1922-1924) that had been removed from its original installation in a home in New England, donated by Gail and John Greenberger in 1999, and restored by paper conservator Patricia D. Hamm, with assistance of Eileen Saracino, James D. Hamm, and Tracy Dulniak.</p> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 11:05:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Tom of Finland - Artists Space: Exhibitions - June 14th - August 23rd <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Artists Space is to present the most comprehensive Tom of Finland survey exhibition to date, including more than 180 drawings, gouaches from the 1940s, over 300 pages of collages, as well as early childhood works.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Touko Laaksonen, aka Tom of Finland (1920, Kaarina &ndash; 1991, Helsinki), is considered to be the most iconic gay artist of the 20th century. 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At age 19 he enrolled in a distance learning advertising course. Soon drafted, he joined the Finnish Army in its fight against the Soviet invasion. After the war he stayed in Helsinki studying classical piano at the renowned Sibelius Academy. While at the Academy, he worked as freelance graphic designer, later becoming senior art director at the Helsinki branch of the global ad agency McCann Erickson. In 1973, after 17 years with the firm, he quit to be able to focus entirely on his own work.</span></h2> <p class="font-medium" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; color: #233654;">While living life as an adman in Helsinki, his global career as gay icon was jumpstarted in 1950's Los Angeles through his ongoing contributions to Bob Mizer's <em>Physique Pictorial</em>. Later Tom became friends with Robert Mapplethorpe, who in 1980 helped him to get his first major gallery exhibition in New York. 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justify;"><em>Inspired by Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot</em>&nbsp;is part of a series of exhibitions that presents the work of New York City students created in response to the great artistic traditions of Asia. This year the exhibition presents student artwork inspired by the Asia Society fall 2014 exhibition&nbsp;<em>Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot</em>. By displaying these fresh interpretations of Asian arts, we hope to encourage other young visitors to exercise their creativity.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Organized by Asia Society Museum in collaboration with Studio in a School.</p> Sat, 02 May 2015 15:53:50 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Cao Fei, Chen Shaoxiong, Hai Bo, Lin Yilin, Song Dong, Sze Tsung Leong, Wang Qingsong, Zhang Dali - Asia Society Museum - June 9th - July 19th <p style="text-align: justify;">Now that China has surpassed the United States as the largest trading nation in the world, it is timely to&nbsp;reflect on how China&rsquo;s strides to attain this coveted position have affected the social and physical landscape of the country, and how this new status will impact its society in the future. The selection of video and photography works by the eight artists included in this exhibition illuminate the great changes that have occurred as a result of China&rsquo;s race to establish itself on the world stage, and the increasingly stark contrast between the development in urban centers and the stagnation of the rural countryside.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Featuring works from the Asia Society Museum Collection by Cao Fei, Chen Shaoxiong, Hai Bo, Lin Yilin, Song Dong, Sze Tsung Leong, Wang Qingsong, and Zhang Dali.</p> Sat, 02 May 2015 15:55:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list