Nancy Jones

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Denmark's Jewel in the Crown   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Rosa Barba, Yael Bartana, Sophie Calle, Vija Celmins, Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, Andreas Eriksson, Simon Evans, Öyvind Fahlström, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Poul Gernes, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Shilpa Gupta, Jacob Holdt, Roni Horn, Elliot Hundley, Matthew Day Jackson, Chris Johanson, Isaac Julien, Jesper Just, Zilvinas Kempinas, Rosy Keyser, Anselm Kiefer, Per Kirkeby, Yayoi Kusama, Klara Lidén, Michel Majerus, Gerold Miller, Marilyn Minter, Mircea Nicolae, Sigmar Polke, Sheng Qi, Tal R, Daniel Richter, Thomas Ruff, Allen Ruppersberg, Yorgos Sapountzis, Dayanita Singh, Tove Storch, Thomas Struth, Al Taylor, Wolfgang Tillmans, Marcel van Eeden, Francesca Woodman, Erwin Wurm at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art May 24th, 2012 - August 19th, 2012
Posted 8/13/12
It was afternoon. In Copenhagen. A charming, too-handsome-for-words mutual acquaintance relayed the news that Denmark had been crowned the richest country in the EU. I couldn’t vouch for this, but its capital appeared to be the most sustainable of all the conscientiously green cities I’d visited in northern Europe. Of course I wasn’t travelling all the way from America to Scandinavia for wind farms, organic elderberry juice, or even the first-time thrill of ordering drinks at an honest-to-God... [more]
Watch Your Step   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Claire Fontaine at Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA NOMI) June 2nd, 2010 - August 22nd, 2010
Posted 6/27/10
  With daily warnings of environmental disasters on top of sleazy Wall Street frauds, it appears everyone’s on hyper-alert today waiting for the next shocker. Truth is, most people will just tune out and get on with it, vente Starbucks in hand.  Though if you live in steamy struggling South Florida you’ll probably crank up the A/C and hit those Craigslist Classifieds again.   Or bag the whole thing and head for the beach.Here’s a better idea. Take off your sunglasses and give your brain... [more]
A Sacred Legacy   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Abie Loy Kemarre, Bill Willi King, Betty Mbitjana, Takariya Napaltjari, Walangkura Napanangka, Ningura Napaurrula, Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi, Dolly Mills Petyarre, Jeannie Petyarre., Michelle Possum, George Ward Tjungurrayi at Diana Lowenstein Gallery May 8th, 2010 - July 3rd, 2010
Posted 5/30/10
      Twenty two years ago in New York an Australian art critic invited me to a reception at the Asia Society for an exhibition of Aboriginal art.  A few of the artists in the show had traveled from the other side of the world to be there. One shook my hand.  His name was Clifford Tjapaltjarri Possum and I never forgot him. I remember how he nodded to me with a slight smile. His black eyes were bewitching, like burning coals buried deep inside their sockets.  As I stood there, I felt the... [more]
Miami Spice   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Noah Sheldon at BFI March 13th, 2010 - May 30th, 2010
Posted 5/16/10
      According to Oscar Wilde, “illusion is the first of all pleasures.”  And boy, if he’s right (and let’s face it, he usually is), New York photographer Noah Sheldon surely came to the right playground to scrutinize both.   The result is a striking show, Miami, Miami at Bas Fisher Invitational in the Design District.   Though Sheldon uses a digital camera and shoots in color (the whole palette from minimalist white to blistering red-orange), his work in a studio setting will often... [more]
The King and I   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Alfred Wertheimer at Boca Raton Museum of Art April 20th, 2010 - June 13th, 2010
Posted 5/3/10
The King who is taking up space in the rear gallery of the Boca Raton Museum of Art needs no introduction.  The show is Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer.  It was 1956 and Elvis was traveling to and from New York at the beginning of his career.  He had just signed with a new label, RCA Victor, and 26-year old freelance photographer Alfred Wertheimer had been hired to shoot what ended up being the only candid photos of Elvis ever taken.  (His manager, The Colonel,... [more]
Adayatthebeach?   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Stanley Boxer at Boca Raton Museum of Art April 20th, 2010 - June 13th, 2010
Posted 5/3/10
Mizner Park, Boca Raton’s haut Mediterranean “Lifestyle Center,” (read upscale mall) now provokes a certain sigh from a visitor. The economic downturn looks like it’s taking its toll. Vacancies. Closings. Fewer valet parkers. I’m on my way to see the Stanley Boxer retrospective at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, but I can’t find any Boxer signs and the show’s already been up for a couple of days.Instead,  there’s a giant banner –a large photo of Elvis flanked by two iconic images from art's... [more]
From the Outside In   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
SunTek Chung at Charest-Weinberg Gallery March 13th, 2010 - May 22nd, 2010
Posted 4/18/10
      In the fall of 2008 twenty-five year old Eric Charest-Weinberg, from Montreal, opened a gallery in Wynwood and put his name on the door. Since then there’s been talk around town that he’s becoming Miami’s leading gallery for emerging artists.  His handsome space on NW 23rd St. is big and clean and equipped with loft bunks for visiting artists; and that’s a good thing because there are a lot of painters and sculptors out there who want in.  The Charest-Weinberg stable now holds... [more]
Cutting The Edge   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Mariko Mori / Anna Gaskell at World Class Boxing March 13th, 2010 - May 28th, 2010
Posted 4/4/10
Donald Scholl and his wife Debra are two high-profile Miami collectors and cultural activists who continue to make news around the country with their first-class curated museum shows. Their personal art showcase in Miami today is Wynwood's former sweatbox of a gym, the 3,500-square-foot gallery World Class Boxing. Contemporary photography formed the original basis of the Scholl's collection (not counting the 1970's when the two then-law-students fell in love and bought  their first... [more]
Drop-Dead Gorgeous   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Edward Steichen at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale February 26th, 2010 - April 11th, 2010
Posted 3/22/10
Hard on the heels of a Norman Rockwell show that was packing them in at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale comes an exhibition of an entirely different stripe,  Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, The Condé Nast Years, 1923-1937. At the opening’s press conference museum director Irvin Lippman expressed delight over his back-to-back exhibitions honoring two of the biggest celebrities in 20th century magazine publishing. Rockwell was America’s most famous illustrator working at the... [more]
Scandalous! Subversive! Transgressive!   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Marina Abramovic, Jose Alvarez, Susan Anderson, L.C. Armstrong, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Andy Avini, Natalia Benedetti, Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Isaac Brest, Nancy Brooks, Brody Carolyn Carr, Michael Combs, Will Cotton, Heather Cox, Martin Creed, E.V. Day, Peter Dayton, Stephen Dean, Yandin DeFay, Wim Delvoye, Jonny Detiger, Michele Oka Doner, Louise Erhard, Phillip Estlund, Margaret Evangeline, Alesha Fiandaca, Arlene Florence, Dana Funaro, Doyle Hancock, David Haxton, Mary Heilmann, Lee Hovnanian, Airan Kang, Marina Karella, Deborah Kass, Richard Klein, Kinke Kooi, Lee Krasner, Jason Kraus, Sang Kyoon, Rachel Lachowicz, Cary Leibowitz, Zane Lewis, Tim Liddy, Dylan Lynch, Burton Machen, Helen Marden, Will Ryman Martin, Paul McCarthy, John McCracken, Patrick McMullan, Jason Middlebrook, Christopher Milne, Marilyn Minter, Maynard Monrow, Takashi Murakami, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe Nelson, Ruby Neri, Saar Noh, Jen O'Malley, Vincent Olinet, Camilo Ontiveros, William Pagano, Kembra Pfahler, Jack Pierson, Randy Polumbo, Nir Hod Rachel, Pipilotti Rist, Kathy Rudin, David Schafer, Frank Selby, Bruce Sherman, Hunt Slonem, Spinski Steven & William George Stoll, Kirsten Stoltmann, Hallonquist Trenton, Juan Usle, John Sonsini Victor, Bob Wade, Debora Warner, John Waters, Rob Wynne, Liu Ye at Gavlak February 13th, 2010 - April 4th, 2010
Posted 3/10/10
        Of course nobody’s shocked anymore. Well…maybe a few of the oldest of Old Guard Palm Beachers. Worth Avenue, their Via Condotti-like turf has suffered some bone-chilling temperatures recently, and then there are those stock market reversals. If that’s not shock enough, along comes the Gavlak Gallery to heat things all the way up to sizzling with Think Pink, a new show curated by formidable New York collector, curator and art-party hostess, Beth Rudin DeWoody. Sarah Gavlak, a... [more]
Warrior Woman of Wynwood   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
at Dina Mitrani Gallery February 21st, 2010 - March 7th, 2010
Posted 2/21/10
      Dina Mitrani settles in behind her desk at her Miami Wynwood gallery for an interview.  “Would you like to sit here on the couch?” she says.  “No, wait, that doesn’t look comfortable.  How about this chair over here near me.” “Oh that’s good,” I say.  “This is closer.” For weeks as a South Florida transplant from New York, I’ve been hoping to investigate this art hot-spot called Wynwood and get some perspective from a pioneer.  Luckily I find one of those born-and-bred-in-Miami,... [more]
The Living, the Dead and Some Adorable Koi   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Matthew Weinstein at Kevin Bruk Gallery January 9th, 2010 - February 21st, 2010
Posted 2/7/10
        ...what dreams may come whenwe have shuffled off this mortal coil~ Hamlet, Act III, scene 1 For over 20 years artist Matthew Weinstein has been busy contemplating big ideas.  First there was the matter of life and death in the age of AIDS when he debuted as a new wunderkind on the New York scene. Today, for his first solo exhibition in Miami at Kevin Bruk Gallery, he is still posing some mighty big questions. Two life-size, cast-bronze skeletons appear in front of me as I walk... [more]
Charley's House of Fun   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Charley Friedman at Nina Johnson January 8th, 2010 - February 6th, 2010
Posted 1/24/10
        Silver linings and fun sex are two surprise elements you‘re likely to encounter this New Year at Gallery Diet in Wynwood.   Director Nina  Johnson  opens her unashamedly beat-up gray door with a welcome smile.    Seems like everyone’s a potential friend here.  Even those glum looking refugees (from downtown New York ?) moping  around in the back will probably lighten up after a dose of prankster artist Charley Friedman’s Magical Powers. Friedman makes his home in that beehive of... [more]