Galerie Almine Rech

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Joe Bradley: "Duckling Fantasy"

by Robert J. Hughes
When I walked through "Duckling Fantasy," a show of Joe Bradley's new works at Almine Rech Gallery in Paris, I kept hearing in my head Shostakovich's third string quartet. These bold and vibrant paintings have that kind of lyrical and astringent energy: angular, ferocious, bristling with life. The paintings here seem rough at first – they've been created on unprepared canvas, in oil, oil sticks and pencils, and they have a child's sense of exploration. But an adult's fascination with... [more]
Posted by Robert J. Hughes on 7/4/11

Teresita Fernàndez

by Robert J. Hughes
      How light plays upon the world, upon the landscape, how the weather plays upon our vision are all preoccupations for the painter. As Monet said to Sacha Guitry when the great painter was very old and the great playwright very young, "Without sun, there is no Monet." Sculptors, too, consider the fall of light and shadow on forms in space. Teresita Fernàndez, an American artist known for her almost environmental sculptures, which use light and shapes – enclosed circles, open stairs – to... [more]
Posted by Robert J. Hughes on 12/10/10

Gavin Turk – "En Face"

by Robert J. Hughes
      Sculpture – in particular, busts – has been a way of figuration, but British artist Gavin Turk has decided that sculpture is a means of disfiguration. Especially when the subject is him. A new show, "En Face," at Almine Rech Gallery in Paris features a group of 72 clay busts of Turk, that, during a party that was also a kind of performance, were shaped, deformed, marred or changed somehow by the guests while the clay was still wet. The busts are arranged in two rooms at the gallery.... [more]
Posted by Robert J. Hughes on 11/22/10

Kong & Friends

by E-Slant Team
Almine Rech is pleased to present Haim Steinbach's first solo exhibition at the gallery.  Titled "Pets" the show consists of ten of the artist's exemplary shelf and object arrangements as well as a wall text installation.  One of the most influential artists working with recycled cultural material and artifacts, Steinbach has been intent on exploring the social, psychological and architectural contents of object relations as witnessed in the contemporary landscape.Haim Steinbach's art... [more]
Posted by E-Slant Team on 5/24/09

opening photos

At Galerie Almine Rech, an incredible installation by poet John Giorno, :   We spotted Giorno at the opening after his performance (on the left): [more]
Posted by Natalie Hegert on 1/11/09

You Got to Burn to Shine

by Natalie Hegert
        John Giorno is a poet.  His exhibition at Galerie Almine Rech can literally be read round the walls, from left to right.  It's a very satisfying sensation, to approach visual art that can be simply read--the relative size and color of the different words, presented on canvases or stenciled directly on the walls, the repetition of certain phrases in different size frames, it all indicates how you should read the words, with what sort of emphasis, and how important those phrases are. ... [more]
Posted by Natalie Hegert on 1/26/09
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