tagged: paper

Magpie Sensibility: An Interview with Raven Schlossberg

by Ana Finel Honigman
Raven Schlossberg’s collages are comprised of images cut from vintage magazines and lacquered on birch panels. Like Richard Yates, Richard Hamilton, David Lynch and Gregory Crewdson, Schlossberg peels away the airtight plastic wrap around America’s fantasy iconography. Her glossy surfaces highlight the seductive power of slick magazine paper to blind readers to the social injustices and manipulative messages imparted through mass media. She assembles her images into intricate personal... [more]
Posted by Ana Finel Honigman on 12/29/13

Tomorrow's Paper

by Collin Sundt
How often is it that a medium undoes itself, recasting both its intrinsic value and use? We are so often reminded that we now inhabit a post-paper world; as personal notes, letters, and least missed, bills shed their physicality for digitization, this can be difficult to argue with. And yet there is an evident reappraisal of permanence that arises in the shift of so much content from one medium to another. Whether it is streaming one's photographs in lieu of creating an album, or skimming an... [more]
Posted by Collin Sundt on 6/18/13

Nights Without Armor

by Bradley Rubenstein
Heraclitus wrote, “Nothing is constant but change,” illustrating succinctly his philosophy of the nature of the universe; with her current exhibit Battle Armor, Karen Heagle illustrates this adage, with paintings that show that old motifs can have new life breathed into them. In the past, Karen Heagle has made reference to heroic figures in her paintings: the Incredible Hulk and Xena the Warrior Princess, for example; in her recent show of paintings on paper at Churner and Churner in New York,... [more]
Posted by Bradley Rubenstein on 6/11/13

Art and Language

by Erik Wenzel
TEXT at Kuckei + Kuckei, curated by Hlynur Hallsson, features nineteen artists, most of Icelandic background. And while Iceland’s heritage of literature dating back to the medieval epics such as the Edda and the Sagas is Hallsson’s starting point, the show embraces a broad array of approaches to mingling the visual with the linguistic. I love the work of Lawrence Weiner, the de facto king of text art, but a lot of times I have no idea what the hell he is talking about. As you enter the... [more]
Posted by Erik Wenzel on 12/12/11

Calcagno at Aaron Payne Fine Art

Aaron Payne Fine Art is pleased to present an exhibition of artworks from the five decade career of Lawrence Calcagno (1913-1993). The exhibition will feature 40 works from his earliest abstractions painted in San Francisco to the Rituals series of the late 1980s and the White Painting series done at the end of his life. Aaron Payne Fine Art is the exclusive representative of the The Estate of Lawrence Calcagno. Lawrence Calcagno was born in 1913 to Italian immigrants in San Francisco and was... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 10/30/11

Paintings & Drawings

The British artist Tom Chamberlain (*1973) engages the simplest of artistic means to achieve an unusually high degree of visual complexity and his conceptual aim of intricate mark-making that brings about its own erasure. His paintings comprise multiple layers of thinly applied acrylic, while his drawings comprise innumerable evenly spaced points or lines. At first glance, a white piece of drawing paper belies the hundreds of threadlike lines that weave their way across the paper. Simple... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 7/23/11

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

John Randall Nelson

John Randall Nelson is a collection of mixed media paintings, monumental sculpture, and an intriguing group of drawings and paintings on paper. In typical Nelson fashion, the work is centered around playful but hardly innocent symbols, signs, and text. Nelson’s new twist is the appropriation of street signs in place of the wood panel or canvas. The large-scale, kinetic sculpture is a skillful manipulation of perception and expectation. Nelson seduces the viewer into an unfolding,... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 5/29/11

Amy Cutler

      Amy Cutler’s meticulously rendered paintings on paper conjure unusual worlds predominantly inhabited by women. The women who populate Cutler’s paintings are often similarly dressed and engaged in enigmatic activities such as mending tigers or awkwardly carrying mysterious loads through semi-bucolic landscapes. Though they seem to invoke fantasy worlds, Cutler’s compositions are grounded in the exploration of interior states and are inspired by the complex web of... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 3/6/11


        Hamish Morrison Galerie is delighted to start its 2011 programme with the group exhibition . The show brings together several of the gallery’s artists, drawing overlooked connections between them and illustrating the ways in which different traditions and ideas collide within their practices. Judy Millar’s (NZ) paintings seem, at first glance, to have their roots in Abstract Expressionism. However, Millar’s gestural marks are in fact a means of drawing; a way to explore the... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 2/21/11
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