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Mick Peter, Tao Foam

by Nicola Bozzi
Mick Peter likes to explore the painterly quality of sculpture, and the sculptural quality of painting. He illustrates his own illustrations, turning them from CD covers (that he makes for his friends, the band Socrates) to strange reproductions of three-dimensional paper figures. He creates images, transforms them into patterns, then uses them to build walls. Most of the pieces that constitute Tao Foam reference something the artist originally created in another form, material, or medium. The... [more]
Posted by Nicola Bozzi on 12/18/11
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Black Wings

Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art is pleased to announce John Geldersma: Black Wings, a solo exhibition September 16 – October 15. The opening reception is Friday, September 16, 5-7pm. Geldersma’s new body of work builds upon years of exploring bold, totemic forms that bridge the gap between tribal, primitive art, and contemporary wood sculpture. The work in Black Wings portrays a strong connection to the spiritual realm yet is balanced with the aesthetic realm through the use of materials, fine... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 10/2/11
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Stefan Annerel at Kusseneers Gallery

If we generally tend to regard seeing as a way of knowing, of gathering knowledge about the world around us, then we also usually consider staring as its exact opposite: a way of not seeing and therefore not knowing, a way of closing our eyes whilst leaving them open. In his Confluence and Consequence series (Kusseneers Gallery, 08.09.2011-16.10.2011), Stefan Annerel (b. 1970) explores the possibility of reversing this logic. Here, staring becomes an alternative to seeing: a nexus of visual... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 9/17/11
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Dissecting Urbanisms

by Kara Q. Smith
It was my first time visiting the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts when I went to visit the current exhibition: a survey of recent work by the Bay Area artist, Carlos Villa. Upon entering the gallery, I had no expectations and limited knowledge of the historical background and importance – not to mention the oeuvre – that encapsulates Villa’s career. The exhibition houses an overwhelming collection of large works on wooden panels and doors. The doors leaned against the walls, while some... [more]
Posted by Kara Q. Smith on 8/30/11
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Ceramic Figuration

For the past two years, Rose Simpson has amassed a varied and powerful body of work while attending the masters program in Ceramics at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Chiaroscuro’s exhibition presents both installations and single works of ceramic, mixed media sculptures, and 2-D tiles. The clarity and resolve of her Thesis work is built upon her years of prolific studio practice, and are evidence of the artist’s penchant for pushing her own artistic boundaries. These new works tell... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 8/14/11
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Art in 3D

by Alexander Forbes
Ah, the summer group show. The irreverent member of the gallery calendar, it can run the gamut from an inspiring outlook on emerging talent to an over-intellectualized love child of gallerists and part-time curators alike. Often, it’s a little of both. Yet, somehow I still look forward to these unwieldy offerings each year, figuring, at the very least, I’ll come out with some status quo of the young and unsigned and the older and under-shown. Usually it works out. So, when I was sifting through... [more]
Posted by Alexander Forbes on 8/1/11
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Pop Art

UN-Spanish Market Group Show featuring prolific New Brow artists whose work transcends cultural, historic and academic boundaries. Each are recognized internationally in diverse circles and are creating work that preserves multi-cultural arts & history while embracing Contemporary motif and techniques often seen in Pop Surrealism internationally but outside the traditions of Santa Fe's historic arts community and annual markets. This show may be the most important Santa Fe event of 2011... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 7/30/11
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Michael Freitas

Box Gallery  presents Michael Freitas Wood in an exhibition of new grid paintings on wood panel entitled: Consumed. Wood writes: “When there is a wealth of pictorial information from television, the internet, digital images and motion pictures, how can I breathe life into a static medium?  I offer paintings that explore this issue by creating intensely compacted, highly charged visual designs.” Built of multiple overlapping grids of contrasting pigmented modeling paste (on panel and on... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 6/5/11
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Martijn Hendriks

by Andrea Alessi
Sometimes artwork forces us to evaluate our critical surroundings, to seek out a comfortable place for observation. Can we accept that we are being given almost nothing in terms of solid footing, no firm landing but a narrow ledge? And if we shift our balance, accept the arrangement and submit to the unresolved tensions of an artwork, can we end up in a less precarious place - perhaps not on level ground, but somewhere we can pause and take in the view? In Martin Hendriks’ at Martin van... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 5/29/11
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Not Vital

Galerie Nordenhake is pleased to present Not Vital’s third solo exhibition at the gallery, entitled (Hair, Deer & Mao). Not Vital (b. 1948) was born and grew up in the small mountain village of Sent in the Engadine, Switzerland, a valley in which his ancestors have lived for 700 years. At the age of eighteen he enrolled in art school in Paris and a couple of years later he assembled a provocative street-circus in Rome, before settling in New York, where much of his... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 3/27/11
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