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David Rathman at the Orlando Museum of Art

Stand by Your Accidents

September 27, 2014 - January 4, 2014

David Rathman: Stand By Your Accidents is the artist’s first major museum survey and provides a comprehensive overview of the artist’s production, highlighting the progression and evolution of a unique studio practice spanning two decades. 

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Frohawk Two Feathers, Paul Villinski, and John Salvest at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

Ritual and Residue: The Art of Drink

September 13 - November 9, 2014

Ritual & Residue: The Art of Drink focuses on rituals formed around tea, coffee, beer, wine and bourbon and the residue left behind. These beverages, created by humans, have inspired countless cultural traditions from decorative vessels to social gatherings. Whether habit, necessity, or custom, consuming beverages is often a community endeavor.  In contemporary life, ideas are shared over a cup of coffee, friends meet at the bar, and a sip of bourbon unites an entire state in camaraderie. 

 

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Katia Santibanez at the International Print Center New York

Artist's Artists: James Siena, Josh Smith, and Charline van Heyl Collect Prints

July 12, 2014 - October 14, 2014

Artist’s Artists consists of sixty-four prints and books from the personal collections of three contemporary artists who incorporate printmaking into their artistic practice. The exhibition reflects the expanse of interests among the three lenders as well as the artistic influences that connect them. 

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John Salvest at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

September 13, 2014 - January 19, 2015

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas recently announced that the exhibition State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now will feature 102 artists from all over the country. Morgan Lehman Gallery artist John Salvest’s work will be included in State of the Art, which debuts at Crystal Bridges on September 13. Crystal Bridges President Don Bacigalupi and Assistant Curator Chad Alligood traveled to Salvest’s studio in August 2013 to conduct an interview with the artist as part of the search for the most compelling American art being created today.


This studio visit was one of nearly 1,000 stops made by the curatorial team during a year-long, 100,000 mile journey across the country to discover artists whose work has not yet been fully recognized. The result is a one-of-a-kind exhibition that draws from every region of the U.S., offering an unusually diverse and nuanced look at American art. The 102 artists selected range in age from 24–87, including 54 male and 48 female artists from across the country. 

 

“The complexity of themes in the exhibition’s work mirrors the diversity and individuality of the makers. Each artist represents meaningful conversations happening in rural communities, small towns, and more densely populated urban centers all across the country,” said Alligood. “The artists are responding to the same things we’re all responding to in our daily lives. We hope that this exhibition will inspire new ways to experience contemporary art and the evolving narratives that make up our cultural fabric.”

 

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Sharon Louden at the Asheville Art Museum

Sharon Louden's Community opening at the Asheville Art Museum on August 1, 2014 with a reception on October 10th from 5-7pm. 

 

Saturday, July 19, 2014 - Ongoing

 

The second work in the Museum’s Artworks Project Space, Sharon Louden’s innovative installation Community is a continued conversation based on a series of work that she started in 2013 that traces its path through installation, animation, painting and drawing. In each genre, her gestures create an implication of dance — movement and energy — transposed against the resistance of fixed squares and rectangles of color.

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Nancy Lorenz at the McNay Art Museum

11 June, 2014

June 11 - August 17, 2014

"Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting", organized by René Paul Barilleaux, the McNay Art Museum's Chief Curator/Curator of Art after 1945, assembles the work of thirteen emerging and mid-career abstract painters whose art is characterized in whole or part by high-key color, obsessive layering of surface imagery, use of overall and repeated patterns, stylized motifs, fragments of representation, and a tension between melancholy and the sublime. . ."

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Conversation between Amy Park and Michelle Grabner

Join us Thursday, May 29, 5-7pm for a conversation between Amy Park and 2014 Whitney Biennial Curator, Michelle Grabner.

 

Amy Park's solo exhibition, 1200', is on view May 22 - July 3, 2014. 

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Artist Talk: AMY PARK at 92nd Street Y

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7pm

Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

Price: from $6.00

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Judith Belzer at George Lawson Gallery

Paths of Desire: New Paintings

April 25 –May 31, 2014
reception Friday, April 25, 5:30-7:30 PM

 

George Lawson Gallery

315 Potrero Ave., San Francisco, CA 94103

 

View more here.

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Judith Belzer: 2014 Sussman Memorial Lecture

In conversation with Robert Haas

7:30 – 9 pm, Monday, April 21st, 2014

160 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
Reception to follow
Free and Open to the Public!

More information here

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JUDITH BELZER wins GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP 2014

Judith Belzer is painter who lives and works in Berkeley, California, where she moved from the East Coast in 2003.  Her current work explores places where the natural and built landscapes meet.  Belzer’s work is exhibited regularly around the country.  She received a degree in English from Barnard College and studied at the New York Studio School.

 

Click here to see the full list of recipients. 

 

 

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Nancy Lorenz in Garden Party at the Nassau County Museum of Art

March 8 - July 6, 2014

 

The first garden was Eden - a setting of flowers and plants for the creation of our world and mankind. Ever since, we have cultivated gardens simply for their beauty or for the sustenance they provide as food. Flowers have served as inspiration for painters and poets from time immemorial. From the mundane to the exquisite, flowers enhance every facet of our lives. Their physical expression may be found in gardens and outdoor parties of every kind, from the humblest to the most elegant 18th-century fête champêtre.

 

Garden Party is on view from March 8, 2014 to July 6, 2014. The exhibition is organized by guest curators Franklin Hill Perrell, the museum’s former senior curator, and JoAnne Olian, curator emeritus at the Museum of the City of New York. Garden Party explores the imagery of outdoor entertainments and garden parties through paintings, sculpture, costume, fabrics and decorative arts and designs.

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The Fox Is Black

Sharon Louden Paints An Abstract Community

14 February, 2014

Sharon Louden is a well respected and very talented artist who does a bit of everything. She’s taught at several universities over the past twenty years and has shown all over the world. Most recently, she’s edited a book of essays about artists making and living called Living and Sustaining A Creative Life. . .

See the full article here.

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Paul Villinski at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville

Material Transformations

25 January, 2014

"Material Transformations"

January 25 - April 6, 2014

Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.

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Sharon Louden ranked top among shows to see

Huffington Post November 21st, 2013

26 November, 2013

Steven Zevitas, publisher of New American Paintings, ranks the top shows to see throughout the country.

Click here for the full article.

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Huffington Post: Arts & Culture

Sharon Louden listed in "Must See Art Shows for November 2013"

21 November, 2013

Written by Steven Zevitas

There are more than two-dozen exhibitions by New American Paintings' alumni on view this month. Among them are the always environmentally conscious Alexis Rockman at Baldwin Gallery in Aspen, hot Chicago export Scott Reeder at Lisa Cooley in New York City, and the extraordinary Sarah McEneaney at Locks Gallery in Philadelphia. . .

See the full article here.

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Sharon Louden in Hyperallergic

"How Do Working Artists Live?"

18 November, 2013

Anyone who’s chosen to live a creative lifestyle — not just artists — knows what it means to worry. Rather than gun for the safety of a monthly paycheck, most of us (this writer included) have to find a way to put food on the table, without sacrificing our proverbial souls. . .

Read the entire article here.

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Sharon Louden named among recipients of the 2013 NYFA Artist Fellowship Grant for Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design

15 November, 2013

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Sharon Louden's animation, "Carrier", featured in Talking Transition

November 16 - 23, 2013

12 November, 2013

Open Society Foundation has organized Talking Transition, a temporary structure at Duarte Park, located at Spring and Canal Streets, that will serve as a platform for public dialogue with the Mayor elect.

Click here to read the New York Times article.

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"Living and Sustaining a Creative Life" Book Event

6 November, 2013

Join us Wednesday, November 6th, 6 - 8 PM for a book event celebrating Sharon Louden's latest publication, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life. Edited by Louden, this collection of essays by 40 working artists from across the country and abroad is published by Intellect Books and distributed by the University of Chicago Press. Sharon Louden and many of the contributors will be present for readings and a book signing.

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Huffington Post: Arts & Culture

Conversation with Andrew Schoultz

7 October, 2013

Written by Julie Chae

Artist Andrew Schoultz' art projects are currently on view in California, New York and Virginia. At the Monterey Museum of Art, Schoultz' solo exhibition "In Process" includes sculpture, large multi-story wall paintings and a mural on the outside façade. At Morgan Lehman Gallery in New York, Schoultz created an installation of paintings against "brick" wall papering that creates a unique way to experience paintings. And at the RVA Street Festival in Richmond, Schoultz has a gigantic public mural at a former public transportation bus depot. . .

Read the full article here.

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Emilie Clark at the Nevada Museum of Art

Art Exhibition - Sweet Corruptions

5 October, 2013

October 5, 2013 - March 9, 2014
Casazza Gallery

New York-based artist Emilie Clark creates art installations informed by the history of science and natural history. The latest in series of works focused on the work and lives of Victorian women scientists and naturalists, Sweet Corruptions departs from the work of Ellen H. Richards—a sanitary chemist who studied air, water, and food. . .

Click to read full press release.

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Hyperallergic

Art Exploring the Worlds of Female Victorian Scientists

3 October, 2013

It wasn’t easy being a female Victorian scientist. Even if you got a place to work beyond your home, it was unlikely you would ever receive an academic position, or any sort of wide recognition for laboratory success. It’s this “in-betweenness” that has fascinated artist Emilie Clark and prompted her to develop a series of exhibitions called Sweet Corruption. It’s also involved her saving her family’s food waste for a year and putting it on display.

Read the full article here.

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Frohawk Two Feathers at the Wellin Museum of Art

28 September, 2013

September 28 – December 22, 2013

 

You Can Fall:The War of the Mourning Arrows(An Introduction to the Americas and a Requiem for Willem Ferdinand)


Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323

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Sharon Louden Book Tour

"Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists"

16 September, 2013

Published by Intellect Books (UK), distributed by University of Chicago Press, and edited by Sharon Louden, the tour of "Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists" will commence on September 16, 2013 at 7:30pm in Nashville, TN.

Click here to follow the tour.

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Paul Villinski at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

Material Transformations

14 September, 2013

September 14, 2013 - January 5, 2014

The artists of Material Transformations, Angela Ellsworth, Alison Foshee, Johnston Foster, Kirsten Hassenfeld, Rune Olsen, Lucrecia Troncoso, and Paul Villinski all find symbolism in the very unconventional substances they use to construct their works of art. They find inspiration in the stuff of life, items we frequently encounter, use, and discard with rarely a second thought such as aluminum cans, cleaning sponges, construction debris, corsage pins, masking tape, office supplies, and wrapping paper. . .

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Emilie Clark at the Arsenal Gallery

Art Exhibition - Notched Bodies: Insects In Contemporary Art

12 September, 2013

September 12 - November 12, 2013
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

The Arsenal in Central Park Accessible
830 Fifth Avenue
Manhattan

This exhibition features eleven contemporary artists who offer probing personal interpretations on the importance of insects through a variety of media: Brandon Ballengée, Joianne Bittle, Rebecca Clark, Emilie Clark, Talia Greene, Asuka Hishiki, Julian Montague, Lisa Murch, Julia Oldham, Christy Rupp, and Ben Snead. The show is curated by Jennifer Lantzas, NYC Parks’ Public Art Coordinator.

Click here to read more.

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Juxtapoz Magazine

Laura Ball

1 September, 2013

Identifying Laura Ball as a naturalist, a passionate advocate in the preservation of animal species and an artist who embodies the protection of the evolution of existence, would be an understatement. To envision the catalog of her life's work and surroundings as comprised of anything other than our natural environment seems nearly impossible. Within her work nearly every species finds refuge, tangled and twisted into one, like multi-spirited beings, a composite of beastly bodies, a testament to the power of strength in numbers. . .

Click here for pdf.

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Katia Santibanez at Jancar Gallery

July 20 - August 24, 2013

20 July, 2013

961 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
Wednesday - Saturday 12-5 PM

View exhibition here.

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Gallerist NY

11 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before July 14

10 July, 2013

Opening: “BATHERS” at Morgan Lehman

Summer is all about the beach, water and flesh, and so this sounds like one great summer group show, focusing on that time-honored Modernist subject, the bather. Among the 13 young artists providing work are Gina Beavers, Melissa Brown (whose work is pictured), Hope Gangloff, Daniel Heidkamp, Ryan Schneider and Ruby Sky Stiler. —A.R.
Morgan Lehman, 535 West 22nd Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.

Click here to view.

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Monterey Museum of Art

IN PROCESS: Andrew Schoultz

5 July, 2013

July 5-November 17, 2013
MMA La Mirada
July 5, 2013: Open to the public to view the mural in process
July 12, 2013, 6-8 pm: Opening Reception

Click here for link.

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The New York Times

Nancy Lorenz

29 June, 2013

‘Nancy Lorenz: New Work’ (closes on Saturday) Operating in the gap between painting and the decorative arts, Ms. Lorenz’s latest efforts add to the history of modernist abstraction by way of seemingly gestural marks and lines fashioned from mother-of-pearl inlaid in surfaces of silver, white gold or palladium. It makes for a striking specificity. Her compositions are based on drawings of various weather conditions off the coast of Ireland, and are most convincing when seas are becalmed, and the marks meander, least when Turneresque storms of slashing lines prevail. Morgan Lehman, 535 West 22nd Street, Chelsea, (212) 268-6699, morganlehmangallery.com. (Roberta Smith)

Click here for link.

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Gallery Intell

Kysa Johnson: Chronicles of an Artist

27 June, 2013

FROM INCEPTION TO INSTALLATION – KYSA JOHNSON AND HER NEW PROJECT FOR HALSEY MCKAY

"Here is the first note (of an as yet undetermined number) chronicling the progress of my upcoming installation project for Halsey McKay Gallery, from its messy (and potentially embarrassing) beginnings to its final (and hopefully impressive) end."

Click here to read more from the artist.

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The Drawing Center

Nancy Lorenz: New Work at Morgan Lehman Gallery

21 June, 2013

It’s a treat to see an artist working confidently with unusual materials. In her exhibition New Work, Nancy Lorenz has made use of mother-of-pearl inlay, lacquer, white gold, and small amounts of pigment, among other materials, to create an engrossing body of work on view at Morgan Lehman Gallery until June 29th. The artist’s new works, while relatively monochromatic, possess surfaces that are sliced into—much like an etcher’s zinc plate scratched by dry-point drawing. Lorenz’s wide array of unusual materials merge through a process that is all her own. The exhibition embraces drawing and mark. . .

Click here to read more.

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Salina Art Center

Sharon Louden

15 June, 2013

June 14 through August 11, 2013

During the Smoky Hill River Festival, New York City-based visual artist Sharon Louden transformed the Oakdale Park practice court into a living room furnished with sculptural objects created from found pieces of furniture, repurposed scraps of discarded material, and paint. That work will be reconfigured and installed in the Art Center’s galleries along with a selection of Louden’s abstract animations from June 14 through August 11. There will be an opening reception June 14, 6-8 p.m.

Click here for link.

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Trestle

Art Talk Recap - Nicole Cohen

5 June, 2013

Nicole Cohen is a video installation artist whose work focuses on interior spaces, accessibility, history and technology. Her main intention is to represent spaces that viewers would not normally have access to, and to allow them to virtually enter or connect with these environments via familiar imagery and sound. She received her MFA from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles and is the founder of Berlin Collective, an organization that provides international exchange between artists, curators and art lovers. . .

Click here to read on.

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Lynden Sculpture Center

Emilie Clark: Sweet Corruptions

2 June, 2013

June 2, 2013 - August 25, 2013
Opening reception: Sunday, June 2, 2013, 3-5 pm

Since 2003 artist Emilie Clark has inserted herself into the works and lives of Victorian women scientists and naturalists including Mary Ward, Mary Treat, Martha Maxwell, and Ellen Henrietta Richards. Treating her studio like a laboratory, Clark literally restages much of the research these women undertook. This investigative activity and her archival research and writing inform a practice that involves painting, drawing, installation and sculpture. . .

Click here for link.

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1800 Tequila Essential Artists No. 5

Featuring Nicole Cohen

7 May, 2013

Gramercy Theatre
Thursday, May 9th, 2013
Special VIP Viewing 7-8pm
Doors open to public 8-11pm


Click here to RSVP.

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Juxtapoz Magazine

NEW MURAL BY ANDREW SCHOULTZ IN SAN FRANCISCO

4 May, 2013

The side of the local dive bar, Pops in the Mission District of San Francisco just got hooked up with this impressive mural by Andrew Schoultz. Over the last week Schoultz has been spending everyday painting this building... sounds more appealing than sitting at a computer all day when the weather has been as freakishly nice as it has been in San Francisco. If you want to see it in person, head down to 24th and York St. The piece was made in conjunction with Converse and Juxtapoz...

Click here for link.

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Asbury Park Press

Transformative Trilogy: Exhibits Release The Springs Of Change

26 April, 2013

A trio of perception-bending exhibits arrive at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey this week. The featured artists expand sensory context, reimagine history and delineate invented environs. . .

Click here to read on.

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Frohawk Two Feathers at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

26 April, 2013

April 26 - June 30, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, April 26, 6 pm - 8 pm

 

You Can Fall: The War of the Mourning Arrows (An Introduction to the Americas and a Requiem for Willem Ferdinand)


Los Angeles-based artist Frohawk Two Feathers is known for his inventive and playful re-imagining of history. His intricate drawings include portraits of colorful characters, reconfigured maps and narrative scenes.

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Art Critical

On The Edge: Judith Belzer

23 April, 2013

On the Edge: Judith Belzer at Morgan Lehman
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy

Judith Belzer’s recent paintings careen between the vertiginous grandeur of her larger, blueprint-like compositions and the close-up, increasingly flat and microscopic intimacy of her smaller canvases. The cellular, gridded patterns of these latter paintings (each only 10 by 10 inches), derive from birds-eye views of fuel storage tanks and industrial sites that flank the freeways, often alongside the compromised wetlands of San Francisco Bay: those eight-lane highways packed with perpetually congested or rushing traffic that snakes far below the precipitous Berkeley highlands. . .

Click here to read on.

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Conference: Thinking Creatively, Artist Invitation Lecture, NICOLE COHEN

Kean University

19 April, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013, 10:45-11:30am

NICOLE COHEN, Speaking on her work
Artist Lecture, Thinking Creatively
Kean University

Click here for link.

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Bret Slater in FD Luxe

Dallas News Magazine focuses on our current Study artist

13 April, 2013

Dallas-based artist Bret Slater, featured in August’s FD Luxe, has been touted as one of the “100 Artists to Watch” by Modern Painters magazine. He received the 2012 Fashion Group International Dallas Rising Star award in fine art for his acrylic-on-canvas pieces that are influenced by his curiosity of common objects and his childhood days of the ’90s. His work is simple yet intriguing — and quickly becoming coveted by art collectors locally and abroad.

At Morgan Lehman in The Study, through April 27.

Click here for link.

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New York Times: Using Nature to Depict Itself

Drawn to Nature at Wave Hill

12 April, 2013

Ellie Irons keeps her eyes to the ground in her Bushwick, Brooklyn, neighborhood. She is looking for plant life, invasive species that pop up beside tree roots and between cracks in the sidewalk. She plucks what she finds and, back in her studio, researches their identities and their origins. Then she crushes them to produce colors she uses to paint maps tracing their journeys to New York. . .

Click here to read on.

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Kim McCarty Paints at the Santa Monica Museum of Art

6 April, 2013

Opening reception: Saturday, April 6

Kim McCarty Paints is a vibrant installation and art sale presented by GRACIE, The Santa Monica Museum of Art’s innovative gift store. Kim McCarty Paints features an array of intimate watercolors created by the artist exclusively for SMMoA. During the installation and sale, a watercolor studio in the project room will provide visitors with close-up access to McCarty at work. . .

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Drawn to Nature at Wave Hill

Featuring work by Judith Belzer

2 April, 2013

April 2 - June 16, 2013

In her Edgelands series, Judith Belzer investigates the fissure separating the built environment from the natural one. As these drawings make clear, however, there is not always a distinct boundary between the two. Belzer’s observations, sensations and meanderings are absorbed and manifested through energetic mark making on canvas and paper. . .

Click here for link.

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NY Magazine To Do: April 3-10, 2013

Featuring Judith Belzer

2 April, 2013

Belzer channels her inner West Coast self through the spirits of Thiebaud and Diebenkorn in these richly sketchy panoramic landscapes with sweeping spaces, vertiginous views, the light of San Francisco, and the glow of a restless painter in search of a real abstract landscape. —Jerry Saltz

At Morgan Lehman, through April 27; and in the group show “Against the Grain” at the Museum of Arts and Design, through September 15.

Click here for link.

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Gallerist NY

Ceci N’est Pas un Arbre: As Museum of Arts and Design Hones in on Wood, Judith Belzer Zooms Out

27 March, 2013

About five years ago, Lowery Stokes Sims, whom the Museum of Arts and Design had recently hired as curator, was mulling ideas for exhibitions. At the time, the artist Martin Puryear, who is known for large, delicate sculptures made of wood, had a retrospective at MoMA, and one day Ms. Sims went to go see him in conversation with John Elderfield, then a curator at the museum. . .

Click here to read on.

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Variations on a Line (Moving) at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

featuring work by Sharon Louden

21 March, 2013

March 22 - May 26, 2013

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is pleased to announce the opening of two new exhibitions this week, Pattern: Follow the Rules and Variations on a Line (Moving). The Broad MSU will host a private members-only preview on Thursday, March 21, from 7–9pm to celebrate the opening of these exhibitions, which will then open to the public on Friday, March 22.

Click here for link.

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Best of #ArtsyArmory at The Armory Show

Featuring Kysa Johnson

19 March, 2013

An unexpected texture, a new angle, or a jarring juxtaposition—no matter the medium, artworks are always different when you see them in person. Here are some of our favorite Instagram images, taken around The Armory Show and hashtagged #ArtsyArmory.

Click here for link.

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Against The Grain at The Museum of Arts and Design

Featuring work by Judith Belzer and Eric Beltz

19 March, 2013

March 19, 2013 to September 15, 2013

Featuring nearly 90 installations, sculptures, furniture, and objects, Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design explores some of the most cutting-edge conceptual and technical trends in woodworking today. . .

Click here for link.

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Frohawk Two Feathers at The Nevada Museum of Art

15 March, 2013

February 9, 2013 - June 9, 2013

 

‘And Those Figures Through the Leaves. And That Light Through the Smoke,’ Part Two of "The Americas"


March 15, 2013: Meet the artist 12-1pm and musical performance by SUPERDELUXE 7-10pm

Frohawk Two Feathers is the artistic alter-ego of Umar Rashid, born in 1976 in Chicago, Illinois. A performer, writer and artist, his work is filled with real and imagined colonial histories and often takes the form of mixed media paintings that resemble Native American ledger paintings. Central to the understanding of Two Feather’s work is a construct he calls “Frengland.” The artist explained, “Frengland is a place I created that presupposes that 18th century England and France were never at war with each other and that they merged into one huge, unstoppable colonial empire. Imagine all the countries they conquered put together. They’d put a flag in most of the world.” And Those Figures Through the Leaves. And That Light Through the Smoke is the second installment of Two Feathers’ “The Americas” series, which takes place on the continents of North and South America. . .
 

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PMc Magazine

Patrick McMullan's favorite works of art at Morgan Lehman Gallery

13 March, 2013

Not long ago, Patrick stopped by the Morgan Lehman Gallery. He picked out some his favorite pieces there, and wanted to highlight them here.

Click here to view his selection.

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Art Info

Kysa Johnson’s Cosmic Bank Office at the Armory is a Showstopper

8 March, 2013

The Armory Show seems a bit same-y this year, and fairly conservative. This atmosphere makes the booths that are truly different stand out all the more, though, and one of these is definitely to be found at Morgan Lehman’s stand. There, Kysa Johnson has completely taken over the space with a full-scale recreation of a Bank of America waiting room, complete with chairs and the looming BoA logo, all of it composed out of black board. The furniture and walls alike are covered with ghostly chalk drawings that come together, from a certain angle, to depict a totally new image: a plunging vista of Roman ruins (inspired by Piranesi). . .

Click here to read on.

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Arts Observer

Armory Show 2013: 10 Must-See Installations

8 March, 2013

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Art Info

Armory Show – The Movies

8 March, 2013

This year’s Armory Show is short on video. My explanation is that videos are hard to sell, and harder to get the friends whom you’re trying to impress to watch. There’s also the risk that the video you paid $50,000 for won’t look much better than the video made by your child. Remember that kid who’s costing you $55,000 a year at NYU Film School?

Let’s not start with moving pictures, but with production design. At the north end of Pier 94, near the entrance to the New York Times Media Lounge, where real moving pictures are shown (and panelized, of course), Kysa Johnson’s replica of a Bank of America waiting room is installed. You can do everything but sit in the chairs and write on the walls – and you can even do that if security isn’t watching. It’s the size of a small art fair booth, nowhere near too big to fail. . .

Click here to read on.

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Art Daily

Centennial New York Armory Show opens with 214 exhibitors representing galleries from around the world

7 March, 2013

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Gallery Intell

featuring Kysa Johnson

6 March, 2013

A NEW YORK CITY ARTIST REINVENTS PIRANESI’S RUINS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Morgan Lehman Gallery Ξ This Chelsea gallery has a roster of very talented emerging artists, that create art which is dynamic, young, meaningful and invigorating. As Sally Morgan Lehman, Founder and Director at Morgan Lehman Gallery explains, for The Armory Show the gallery is structuring their booth around a single installation by a young New York City artist who constructs her work around the premise of combining opposite notions and using that new concept as a foundation for her reinvented Baroque still lives or the 18th century Roman Ruins after Giovanni Battista Piranesi. . .

Click here to read on and watch video.

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SILHOUETTE at The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts

Featuring work by Sharon Louden

2 March, 2013

March 2 - March 30, 2013
Opening: Friday, March 1st, 6 pm - 8 pm
Curated by EFA Studio Program Director, Bill Carroll

Click here for link.

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Paul Wackers at New Image Art

February 16 - March 30, 2013

26 February, 2013

New Image Art is pleased to present, “Early Romantics”, a solo exhibition by Paul Wackers, opening Saturday, February 16, 2013, 7pm-10pm.

Paul Wackers will exhibit a new body of paintings that depict geometric still life assemblages interacting with natural settings. Wackers takes the still life object, deduces it into geometric and linear form, and takes an additional step: the form is simplified to abstract shapes while raw painting techniques mimic the nature of the object itself...

Click here to read on.

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(Southern) California Drawing at Orange Coast College

Featuring work by Eric Beltz

13 February, 2013

February 13 - March 14, 2013

Opening reception: Wednesday, February 13, 5:00-8:00pm
Meet the artists: Wednesday, February 27, 5:00-8:00pm

Co-curators: Tom Dowling & Trevor Norris

Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion
2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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The New Yorker

David S. Allee

28 January, 2013

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New York Magazine Critic's Pick

David S. Allee

21 January, 2013

Allee photographs the outside world from indoors through windows, creating frame-within-a-frame narratives.

Click here for link.

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Indystar

The Alexander Aspires To Change City's Cultural Landscape

20 January, 2013

Adam Cvijanovic has ripped a figurative seam along a 65-foot wall inside The Alexander.

The deceive-the-eye wreckage of broken studs and jagged insulation opens to a vista of Indiana farmland seen from 10,000 feet above. Ice Age glaciers left the northern half of Indiana flat and fertile for growing corn and soybeans, but not much for scenery at ground level.

New York-based painter Cvijanovic said midair perspective can mesmerize, as seen in his panoramic grid of green and gold. . .

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The New York Times

Art Imitates Indianapolis

17 January, 2013

Indianapolis Museum of Art curators have filled a nearby hotel with contemporary art that resonates with and sometimes mocks the region. At the Alexander Hotel, designed by Gensler, which opens Monday, windows here and there are covered with the artist Kim Beck’s vinyl silhouettes of local weeds (above). The sculptor Sonya Clark built a portrait of the Indianapolis hair-care tycoon Madam C. J. Walker out of 3,840 combs (top right). Paul Villinski’s wall-mounted installation is made from vinyl records by musicians including the Gary, Ind., native Michael Jackson (top left). And Mark Fox’s stream-of-consciousness text, cut from reflective stainless steel, notes that John Dillinger is buried about seven and a half miles from the Alexander, and that hotel rooms are zones of “mirrors and copulation.”

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Katia Santibañez at THE IMC LAB + Gallery

Film screening January 15th, 6-8pm

15 January, 2013

BOHEMIAN NIGHTS 4: THE SECRET LIFE OF ARTISTS

Short films by artists selected and organized by INGRID DINTER. Films will remain on view through January 29th, by appointment Monday through Friday, 10:30am to 6pm.

DAN ASHER, LIZA BÉAR, DIANNE BLELL, DAVID CLARKSON, LUIGI COLARULLA, DAVID DUPUIS, EGAN FRANTZ, JUDITH HUDSON, MELISSA KRETSCHMER, ELIZABETH LENNARD, JULIE RYAN, KATIA SANTIBAÑEZ, GERD STERN, TARO SUZUKI, GWENN THOMAS, CARRIE ELSTON TUNICK, MARGUERITE VAN COOK

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NY Arts

In Conversation: Ryan Wallace & Timothy Bergstrom

9 January, 2013

Ryan Wallace: I know that music and sound influence how you approach your paintings. Is this important to you in terms of their reception? Are you trying to conjure up more than "painting"?

Timothy Bergstrom: Oh yes my friend. However, it is quite strange, I am attempting to deal with my most core interests in painting (surface, color, form, content) and most of my painter friends do not see me as one. Laughs. I don’t mind this, not because there is anything wrong with making a traditional painting, but I like it when things slip off of sticky definitions. I think this relates to the way I go about making— pictorially describing things that are intangible, like sound. This sets up a different hierarchy of importance, leading to different and personally surprising conclusions, then if I was only painting “off the cuff.”

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Brooklyn Magazine

Inside (Reluctant) Artist Paul Wackers Williamsburg Walkup

21 December, 2012

Living with other people in New York—no matter how sweet the deal or clean and un-psycho the roomies—often enough brings a deep claustrophobia, like an in-law Christmas in a closet. The artist Paul Wackers (like all of us) sometimes wishes that closet could be kinda like the one in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. And sometimes his shared three-bedroom walkup feels right, like home.

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Holiday Book Signing Event

535 West 22nd Street

28 November, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 6PM - 8PM

Morgan Lehman Gallery (Floor 6)
Morgan Lehman will be offering six recent gallery publications, as well as books and catalogs published by friends and colleagues, including: Halsey Mckay, Geoffrey Young and Scott Zieher. Gallery artists Paul Villinski, Kim McCarty, Ryan Wallace and Katia Santibanez will be present to sign their books.

Julie Saul Gallery (Floor 6)
Julie Saul Gallery will be featuring new publications by gallery artists Maira Kalman and Charlotte Dumas as well as celebrating Roz Chast's current exhibition, "New Cartoons and a Hooked Rug. " Roz Chast and Maira Kalman will present to sign books.

P.P.O.W. (Floor 3)
Judy Fox will be present to sign her exhibition catalogue that accompanies her current show, "Out Of Water."

Yancey Richardson Gallery (Floor 3)
Yancey Richardson Gallery will host a book signing of new monographs by gallery artists, Sharon Core, Lisa Kereszi, and Andrew Moore. In addition, a limited number or previously released publications by these and other artists will be available.

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LACMA Acquires Up in the Air (2006-2011) by Andrew Schoultz

17 November, 2012

Sourcing inspiration from 15th Century German map making and Indian miniature paintings, Andrew Schoultz’s (b. 1975, WI) frenetic imagery depicts an ephemeral history bound to repeat itself. In his mixed-media works, notions of war, spirituality and sociopolitical imperialism are reoccurring themes, which shrewdly parallel an equally repetitive contemporary pursuit of accumulation and power. Intricate line work, painting, metal leaf and collage twist and undulate under Schoultz’s meticulous hand, ranging from intimately sized wall works to staggering murals and installations. While his illustrated world seems one of chaos and frenzy, Schoultz also implies a sense of alluring fantasy and whimsy – a crossroads vaguely familiar to the modern world.

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HuffPost

Kim McCarty's 'Boys & Girls' Brings Uncertain Humanity To Morgan Lehman Gallery

14 November, 2012

If Marlene Dumas' subjects had a ghostly doppelgänger, we imagine they'd look something like Kim McCarty's watercolors. Her portraits of youth are both innocent and unsettling, suffusing the unexpected qualities of humanity with an alien radiance.

The pale bodies, swirling with washed out pigment, resemble the fragile identity of an adolescent, pushing and pulling in infinite directions at once. Her boys and girls are barely held together at all, their tie-dyed interiors threatening to gush outside their thinly-drawn outlines.

McCarty invites strangeness to permeate personal portraits, which are inspired by photographs. The young subjects, fading away before your very eyes, embody the uncertain futures awaiting us in our youth. There is a noticeable hint of sexuality to the works, amplified by the exhibition's title, "Boys & Girls," and yet the gender of her subjects is arguably fluid. The works, light in texture and hue yet possessing darker undertones, ask us to look closer at those uncertain moments of adolescence.

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'HABEAS CORPUS' At Hasley McKay Gallery

Including works by Paul Wackers

13 November, 2012

HALSEY MCKAY GALLERY is pleased to present HABEAS CORPUS an exhibition of paintings by Ted Gahl, An Hoang, Shara Hughes, Alisha Kerlin, Keegan McHargue, Jeanette Mundt, Sara Murphy, Ryan Mrozowski, Christoph Roßner, Lisa Sanditz, Ryan Schneider, Billy Sullivan, Paul Wackers and Chuck Webster. The right of habeas corpus has been a part of our country’s legal tradition longer than we’ve actually been a country*. The representation of the human figure has been a part of art history as long as paint has been used to depict images from the natural world. While this title is borrowed from its namesake writ, a more literal translation of the term commands us to “produce the body.” Across their varied practices, this group of painters consistently draw on modes of representation to inform their visual vocabularies. For this exhibition, habeas corpus is suspended as the figure is removed from their pictorial statements. Vacant interiors, littered landscapes, collections on display all show how human presence is evident even when a picture is devoid of human form. Far from voids, these “empty” paintings let us examine ways in which the human spirit lingers even when a body does not.

Artist Included: Ted Gahl, An Hoang, Shara Hughes, Alisha Kerlin, Keegan McHargue, Jeanette Mundt, Sara Murphy, Ryan Mrozowski, Christoph Roßner, Lisa Sanditz, Ryan Schneider, Billy Sullivan, Paul Wackers, Chuck Webster.

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Nicole Cohen

Gallery Talk Artists on Artworks

25 October, 2012

Friday, December 21, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

See the Met's collection through artists' eyes. This fall, inspired by the exhibition Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, artists discuss works of art in the collection that have influenced their own work. These talks will not tour the exhibition itself. Note: Limited to forty-five people; tickets are distributed thirty minutes prior to the talk in Gallery 534, Vélez Blanco Patio, first floor.

Nicole Cohen's work is positioned at the intersection of contemporary reality, personal fantasy, and culturally constructed space. She consistently explores her interest in engaging the audience and challenging notions of lifestyle, domesticity, celebrity, and social behavior. Although trained in painting and drawing, Cohen most frequently uses video as her medium, playing upon its intrinsic capacities to manipulate time, distort scale and environment, and overlay imagery.

She has exhibited at several museums, including the J. Paul Getty Museum, Williams College Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum. She has also shown internationally in Berlin, Germany; Bergen, Norway; Paris, France; Harajaku, Osaka, Kobe, and Tokyo, Japan; and Shanghai, China.

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REVIVAL WALL, ERIC BELTZ

Presented by Morgan Lehman Gallery at the TX Contemporary Art Fair

19 October, 2012

Derived from the sampler patterns of his Elementary Forces series, Eric Beltz will install a unique 9’ x 12’ wall drawing for Texas Contemporary. This series uses the grid-map of cross-stitch to create eye-popping illusions in his signature grayscale palette. Bringing these drawings out of the frame and into monumental scale is a first for Beltz.

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Huffington Post

Haiku Reviews

9 October, 2012

Emilie Clark would seem to have bitten off more than she could chew. But she’s not serving herself, she’s serving us lessons about ecology, about composting, about recycling as nature’s entropic state, and, most important here, about turning all this thinking and doing into visual art. It would perhaps have sufficed had Clark simply presented her tables and shelves laden with edible discards rescued from her own kitchen over the course of a year, as she does at the center of this exhibition. But (at least until pressed into performative service) that strategy would only have built, rather weakly, on decades of post-hippie earth art. Instead, Clark has amplified her installation crucially, festooning the walls with small, energy-packed drawings and larger, magnificent paintings whose formal language clearly derives from the tendrilous, decaying things she has been wrestling with. Also delightfully augmenting Clark’s funky laboratory is her documentary text, The Art of Right Living, interjected as audio recitation and limited-edition chapbook. The writing, at least as literary as it is diaristic, accounts for the method to Clark’s gentle madness. But it’s in the most traditional elements of this exhibition, its paintings and drawings, that that madness comes rushing fully to the fore. The drawings seem to be growing their own plant life even as they observe plant life a-growing; they seem to begin as clinical descriptions of smaller botanical forms and then get infected by natural process, burgeoning organically into fantastical vines and entrails. The tumultuous forms and colors that have taken over Clarks’ canvases seem even more unleashed, swelling and proliferating less like plants than like the clouds of a gathering storm. These paintings, gravid with energy and irrepressible drive, manifest a kind of Kantian sublime: they allow us to observe from afar a force of nature that would surely engulf us were we near enough. (Morgan Lehman, 535 West 22nd St., NY; thru Oct. 20. www.morganlehmangallery.com)

– Peter Frank

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Bad For You: Curated by Beth Rudin Dewoody

Including works by John Salvest

2 October, 2012

BAD FOR YOU, an exhibition of art from America. With 67 of the country's most contemporary and established artists, curator Beth Rudin Dewoody's sweeping exhibition captures the panoramic strand of contemporary art that deals with the show's eponymous title.

Beth Rudin DeWoody is a New York based art collector and curator. She sits on the board of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Creative Time, and The New School, and is known for being one of New York's most dedicated patrons, often acting as an early champion of America’s great artists.

Shizaru will also host a Frieze pop-up shop by New York's GREY AREA called BAD FOR ME that will be selling art objects curated according to the theme of the show.

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Andrew Schoultz 'Destroyer'

at Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA

18 September, 2012

Finished in just six days, the mural exemplifies Schoultz's mastery of intricate compositions on a grand scale. With other existing solo murals in Miami, San Francisco, Indonesia, and Toronto, Schoultz's inaugural L.A. fixture makes for his eighth major public work. The project was carefully followed by such publications as Cartwheel Art and Juxtapoz Magazine, both of which highlight the mural's content as a potential foreshadow to Schoultz's upcoming January (2013) solo exhibition at the gallery. On the heels of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego's acquisition of Schoultz's work for its permanent collection, the mural has already been met with much praise and many visits.
- Mark Moore Gallery

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Notations: Contemporary Drawing as Idea and Practice. At the Kemper Art Museum

Including works by Sharon Louden

14 September, 2012

Drawing from The Sally and Wynn Kramarsky Collection:

September 14, 2012 - January 7, 2013

Drawing is a medium that offers an intimate and open field for imaginative elaboration, in which concepts and ideas can emerge and change with relative ease. Uninhibited by the obligation to create a finished and independent object, as is traditionally associated with painting and sculpture, drawing as a medium lends itself readily to the theoretical and the experimental. Notations: Contemporary Drawing as Idea and Process brings together over sixty works by thirty-nine artists from the postwar decade to today.

Notations is curated by Meredith Malone, associate curator at the Kemper Art Museum. The exhibition will be on view at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum from September 14, 2012, to January 7, 2013. All artworks in the exhibition are on loan from the collection of Sally and Wynn Kramarsky, New York, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

This online catalog features an essay by Meredith Malone, as well as images of all of the works in the exhibition, artist interviews and select entries by graduate students in the Department of Art History & Archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis and at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. The online catalog is organized and edited by Rachel Nackman, curator of the Kramarsky Collection.

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SIGHT UNSEEN

Studio visit with Ryan Wallace

28 August, 2012

To get an idea of how Ryan Wallace approaches materials, look no further than one of the walls of his studio, made from the kind of slatboard paneling that a Chinatown souvenir shop might use to stack metal shelves full of I ♥ New York T-shirts. When Wallace found the studio last year, it was perfect otherwise — a clean, well-lit space above Paulie Gee’s pizza in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, right near his apartment. “At first I thought the wall was kind of gross,” he says. But he slowly began to accept it on a purely functional level; the way things could be hung at different heights was ideal for a painter. “I thought, ‘What can I do with this?’ A thing like that gets planted in my head, and eventually it finds its way into the next thing I’m doing.”

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Eric Beltz at the MINT Museum

Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft, and Design

14 August, 2012

Sep 01 - Jan 27
Organized by the Museum of Art and Design and including works by Eric Beltz.

Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design demonstrates how 20th and 21st century creators have engaged the medium of wood with conceptual and technical strategies. This timely exhibition addresses a heavily debated topic in the field: as the boundaries between art, craft and design increasingly overlap, should these categories be redefined, and if so, how? In Against the Grain, the versatile medium of wood is used to address this issue, exploring postmodern tendencies including mimicry, assemblage, virtuosity, and whimsy (with a serious purpose), as well as environmental issues associated with woodworking. Against the Grain debuts at The Mint Museum followed by a presentation at the Museum of Art and Design in New York (February - May 2013).

There are approximately 60 works in the exhibition including vessels, furniture, sculptures, paintings, installations and works created since 2000 by an international roster of artists, craftspersons, and designers such as Alexandre Arrechea, Martin Baas, Gary Carsley, Andrew Early, Maria Elena Gonzalez, Silas Kopf, Mark Lindquist, Sofia Maldonado, Matthias Pliessnig, Martin Puryear, Betye Saar, Hiroki Takada, Alison Elizabeth Taylor, and Ai Weiwei.

Against the Grain will debuts at The Mint Museum during the Democratic National Convention, followed by a presentation at Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York (February-May 2013). The exhibition is organized by the Museum of Arts and Design and made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from Larry and Madeline Mohr. It is brought to The Mint Museum through the support of Moore & Van Allen PLLC and Founders’ Circle Ltd.

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Beta Pictoris/Maus Contemporary Art 'PULP'

Group show including works by Sharon Louden

17 July, 2012

Beta Pictoris Gallery is excited to present the second annual pulp group show featuring works made on and with paper from July 20 - August 24.

Always pushing the confines of contemporary art, beta pictoris makes no exception with the addition of the annual pulp series.
pulp is an invitation for a select group of national and local artists to rise to this occasion. Those who do and do not normally use "pulp-based" materials have been asked to incorporate and/or expel their typical mediums for those less explored. The beauty of the pulp series is the challenge it initiates in going back to basics. Paper was the corner stone of the Masters, it is the text holder of our history, and an identity-maker to our thoughts. The results of this proposition will surely be memorable with this year's edition of pulp (pure xtract), focusing exclusively on abstraction.

Work by Jarrod Beck, Steven Bindernagel, Clayton Colvin, Tomory Dodge, Peter Fox, Sharon Louden, John Powers, Susanna Starr, Jürgen Tarrasch, Caleb Taylor, Dannielle Tegeder, Mario Trejo, Jack Whitten, and Matt Wycoff.

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Royal West of England Academy presents Unnatural - Natural History

A group exhibition including works by Laura Ball

14 July, 2012

Unnatural - Natural History is an artistic exploration of an alternative world. It is a world where the dominant species are not human and natural objects are metamorphosed into unexpected and unnatural forms. A place in which genetic mutations and environmental pressure have altered the natural course of evolution.

Chippy Coates, one half of Coates and Scarry says “We asked artists from around the world to explore the theme of “unnatural natural history” and the results are diverse and alluring. It’s a blend of innovative art, creative ideas and lateral thinking.” With this in mind, the exhibition looks to create a stir and stimulate rigorous discussion as to what can be considered natural.

For the 35 local and international artists exhibiting – some in the UK, or Bristol, for the first time – heightened environmental awareness has doubtlessly been influential in their work. One of the exceptional artists in the show, Kate MccGwire, who uses a powerful and challenging medium in itself creating otherworldly sculptural forms from feathers. MccGwire’s incredible feathered installations have been shown across the world, but it’s the first time the artist has been displayed in Bristol.

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Huffington Post| Ten Must See Painting Shows: Summer 2012

"Contemporary Watercolor" at Morgan Lehman

13 July, 2012

The heat has been turned way up on the East Coast, which is all the more reason to duck into a few galleries as you trudge through the city. As is typical for the summer months, a lot of galleries have mounted ambitious group exhibitions, many of which focus on painting.

In New York City, be sure to see: "The Big Picture" at Sikkema Jenkins (featuring NAP alums John Dilg and David Schutter); "Breed" at Greenberg Van Doren Gallery (featuring NAP alum Eddie Martinez); "Stretching Painting" at Galerie Lelong (featuring NAP alums Sarah Cain, Kate Shepherd, and emerging Chicago-based artist, Gabriel Pionkowski); "Contemporary Watercolor" at Morgan Lehman (featuring NAP alums Nina Bovasso, Sarah Cain, Ellen Lesperance and Kim McCarty);

"Yeah we are friends and shit" at Josee Bienvenu Gallery (featuring NAP alums Kirk Hayes and Devin Troy Strother); "Stand still like a hummingbird" at David Zwirner (featuring NAP alum Ruth Laskey); "In plain sight" at Mitchell-Innes and Nash (featuring NAP alum Anna Conway); "Everyday Abstract - Abstract Everyday" at James Cohan Gallery; "Painting in Space" at Luhring Augustine; "Context Message" at Zach Feuer; "Hot Tub Time Machine" at Canada; and "Braman, Buren, Falls, Heilmann, Louis, Thurman" at Eleven Rivington.

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NADA HUDSON

Ryan Wallace 'Consensus'

12 July, 2012

July 28-29, 2012
Basilica Hudson 110 South Front Street, Hudson, NY

The New Art Dealers Alliance and Basilica Hudson are pleased to announce NADA Hudson, a large scale exhibition featuring 51 projects presented by NADA members and affiliates. NADA Hudson is not an art fair, but rather a site-specific project produced by the New Art Dealers Alliance, which will build upon the character of a historic venue in showcasing contemporary sculpture, installation and performance.Morgan Lehman Gallery will be exhibiting Ryan Wallace’s Consensus series. In his Consensus sculptures, Ryan Wallace explores the nature of perception. He combines his allure to contemporary science with his skepticism of representing the spiritual and mystical, suggesting the only constant among these disciplines to be the limit of human observation. The stones are arranged in formations inside vitrines behind varied tinted films. The automotive tints act as a filter, skewing the repeated objects visual reception. The rocks themselves suggest the possibility of infinite replication, with the exception of the tinted screen, which suggests the uniqueness and malleable nature of individual perception.These mineral formations in Wallace’s trompe l’oeil sculptures are “insignificant arrangements” but that the compositions force a viewer to consider a “potential higher meaning,” creating formal exercises that can’t escape their loaded nature. He cites Giuseppe Penone’s river stones, Stonehenge, and the caves of Lascaux and Cheveux among his influences, but claims the inspiration itself is analogous to the drive behind the scientist: the desire for discovery. Wallace’s usage of pedestrian media like auto tints and vitrines in the fine art context works to break down the barriers between high versus low, art object versus scientific display.

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Modern Painters

Reviews Ryan Wallace's Recent Exhibition CUSP

28 June, 2012

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The Spare, Profound Inventiveness of an Almost Forgotten Sculptor and Other Queens Discoveries

HYPERALLERGIC Ft. Kysa Johnson

21 June, 2012

Instead of tackling a neighborhood festival like Northside in Williamsburg/Greenpoint or Bushwick Open Studios, last weekend I decided to explore Queens Arts Express, a project of the Queens Arts Council, in the hopes of acheiving some level of understanding regarding the creative spirit of an entire borough over the course of four days. Though I longed to visit Woodside, Jamaica, Jackson Heights, Middle Village, Sunnyside, Ridgewood, Astoria, College Point, Corona, Middle Village, Rockaway Beach and Flushing, the subways, notorious for weekend delays and disappearing routes, devoured my afternoon and stranded me in Long Island City. Apologies to the plethora of unvisited artists and neighborhoods notwithstanding, I still found two stellar shows, and a number of grassroots developments.

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Andrew Schoultz

EX UNO PLURA at Eric Firestone Gallery

19 June, 2012

Eric Firestone Gallery is pleased to announce an installation and exhibition of new works by the San Francisco based artist, Andrew Schoultz. Opening with a reception for the artist on Saturday, June 23rd from 6:00 to 8:00pm, the exhibit will continue through July 7th.

The show, Andrew Schoultz, Ex Uno Plura (from one, many), takes its title from a riff on the commonly known United States motto, e pluribus unum (from many, one). Indeed, Andrew Schoultz is a cross-platform phenomenon whose immense outdoor murals, complex installations and one of a kind paintings have catapulted him to the forefront of contemporary art's international stage.

At Eric Firestone Gallery, Schoultz will mount an exhibition that combines his signature mural painting in a unique installation as well as multiple works focused on the nature of, and visual commentary on the American flag. Applying thick layers of paint atop authentic flags, Schoultz gilds his creations in gold and white gold leaf to stunning effect. In full view of the web of politics, history, and global significance of the flag, this promises to be a provocative show.

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Eric Beltz

Interview with ARTLOG

12 June, 2012

The Secret History of Weeds

Eric Beltz was driving through LA when he spotted, on the side of the freeway, a sacred plant he was researching for its role in Shamanic cultures. From there, Beltz has delved into the secret history of weeds in drawings that take a plants-eye view of human history, particularly the role psychedelics have played in the development of human religions and even early America. One drawing takes its inspiration from a colonial regiment that accidentally ate Jimsonweed while on the march in 1676, succumbed to its psychedelic effects, and failed to quell Bacon’s Rebellion.

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Frohawk Two Feathers

7 June, 2012

June 21 – September 9, 2012

 

WE BUY GOLD, WE BUY EVERYTHING, WE SELL SOULS


MCA Denver will present the first solo museum exhibition dedicated to the work of Frohawk Two Feathers, the pseudonym for L.A.-based artist Umar Rashid. The exhibition, entitled Frohawk Two Feathers: We Buy Gold, We Buy Everything, We Sell Souls, will be on view from June 21, 2012 through September 9, 2012, and feature more than 20 paintings, works on paper and sculpture. Over the course of his career, Frohawk Two Feathers has created works that provide a magnificent re-imagining of history, narrating the story of Frengland, his fictionalized empire of a combined France and England. His drawings are detailed accounts of the traditions and rituals associated with the Frenglish leaders and culture, confronting issues of racism, power, greed, and ideological opposition within an invented period during the eighteenth century. By re-imagining colonial history, his work shows the subjective nature of historical recollection.

Co-curated by Nora Burnett Abrams and Tricia Robson, the presentation at MCA Denver focuses on key characters and battles from the initial formation and early expansion of Frengland, as well as subsequent imperial conquests and campaigns against the crown. Rooted in this early history, the artist produced new works for this exhibition that further develop the complex narrative of the Frenglish empire, expanding the scope of his earlier work to North America and linking the narrative of Frengland to Colorado.

The exhibition’s opening celebration kicks off Thursday, June 21, 2012, at 6PM for members and 8PM for non-members. The museum’s hours will be extended until midnight (12AM, Friday, June 22), with special events surrounding the summer solstice, including a rap performance with Superdeluxe featuring Umar Rashid and Micah James.

The exhibition is sponsored in part by Tina Walls, MCA Denver’s Director’s Vision Society members, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. We would also like to further thank the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.

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West Collects 2012 Artists

LAURA BALL

15 May, 2012

West Collection through the 2012 West Collects initiative. 2,650 artists applied online from 80 countries and the caliber of work this year was quite incredible. This year we collected from galleries as well as unrepresented artists. In each case the 30 new artists define or redefine areas of the West Collection and add amazing content to our program. We look forward to the fall exhibitions both at City Hall in Philadelphia for the Philadelphia-based artists, and at SEI and our new warehouse space in Oaks, PA for the national/ international artists. A public opening and catalog of their works will accompany the West Collects exhibitions.

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Sharon Louden

Light Matter at The Pelham Art Center

4 May, 2012

May 4 - June 30, 2012

Using luminous new media, the six artists in this exhibition harness and explore light - dazzling and ordinary - as both subject and form. Curated by Lisa Banner.

Light Matter features works by: Bryan Graf, Sharon Louden, Beatrice Pediconi, Chris Smith, Joe Winter, and Jeph Gurecka.


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Image: Beatrice Pediconi, Untitled III, 2009, chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist.

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Kysa Johnson

Festival International del Artes 2012 Costa Rica

7 March, 2012

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Art In America Sharon Louden Weisman Art Museum

3 March, 2012

By Janet Koplos
MINNEAPOLIS In creating a new installation for the reopening last fall of the enlarged Weisman Art Museum (WAM), artist Sharon Louden was commissioned to take inspiration from the WAM building itself, Frank Gehry’s 1993 warm-up for Bilbao, with its curvilinear stainless-steel-plated facade, as well as his new addition and his remarkably fluid preparatory drawings. Last summer, she and a group of helpers spent weeks mounting a quarter of a million pieces of cut aluminum flashing, fastened together with 14,000 screws, in a 1,900-square-foot rectangular gallery and an adjacent passage.

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Laura Ball

American Dreamers Facing or Escaping Reality in Contemporary Art | Florence, Italy

2 March, 2012

The Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina (CCCS – www.strozzina.org) at the Palazzo Strozzi (www.palazzostrozzi.org) in Florence, Italy, is currently organizing for the spring/summer 2012 in partnership with the Hudson River Museum, New York.

2012 marks the 500th Anniversary since the death of the Florentine navigator Amerigo Vespucci, who gave his name to America. The city of Florence will mark this event with two exhibitions conceived to honour the strong ties linking the Old World and the New. One of the exhibitions will be “Americans in Florence: Sargent and the American Impressionists” presented at the Piano Nobile of Palazzo Strozzi exploring the American impressionists' relationship with Italy, and with Florence in particular, in the decades spanning the close of the 19th and dawn of the 20th centuries. The historical show will present works by John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, William Morris Hunt, John La Farge and Thomas Eakins.

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Andrew Schoultz

JUXTAPOZ

2 March, 2012

The March 2012 issue of Juxtapoz, featuring Andrew Schoultz on the cover, is now on newsstands and on our webstore. In a weird way, this issue began on the shores of Norway and ended in a desert in Tucson, Arizona, and found itself in the SFMoMA and in a studio in Miami, Florida. And we followed filmmaker, author, and performance artist Miranda July as she released her newest book, It Chooses You.

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artcritical.com | The Review Panel

David Brody, Karen Gover, and Ara Merjian join David Cohen to discuss Nan Goldin at Matthew Marks, Jim Lambie at Anton Kern, Suzanne McClelland at Sue Scott, an

19 January, 2012

David Brody, Karen Gover, and Ara Merjian join David Cohen to discuss Nan Goldin at Matthew Marks, Jim Lambie at Anton Kern, Suzanne McClelland at Sue Scott, and Katia Santibañez at Morgan Lehman.

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Elephant Magazine

David S. Allee | Mining The Light

19 January, 2012

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Andrew Schoultz's New Mural in Miami's Wynwood District | Presented by The Fountainhead Residency and Primary Flight

1 December, 2011

Primary Flight is Miami's original open air museum and street level mural installation that takes place annually throughout the Wynwood Arts District and the Miami Design District. Primary Flight is arguably the world’s largest event of its kind, having featured over 250 world class artists from around the globe since its inception, the majority of whom travel to Miami during Art Basel. Artists from all walks of contemporary art headline our annual event, collaborating on high profile walls throughout Miami’s urban landscape. Maps outlining the installation are circulated, providing patrons with an opportunity to view the works in progress.

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artcritical.com Previews Art Basel Miami Week

With Mention MLG Artist SHARON LOUDEN

28 November, 2011

Checkbooks on the Ready: Art Basel Miami 2011 by THE EDITORS
Art has found its place in the sun. This week sees the tenth edition of Art Basel Miami, previewing Wednesday, with a host of other fairs and art events also taking over the Art Deco Miami Beach neighborhood, the Design District, Wynwood and Downtown Miami. artcritical will be covering the fairs day by day with highlights and personal reports from our regular correspondents and guests.


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Alix Smith: Being American

SVA: Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26 Street, 15th floor November 22 - December 21, 2011 Reception: Thursday, December 1, 6-8pm

22 November, 2011

The latest U.S. Census shows a nation that not only eludes any singular definition but is defined by its pluralities. “Being American” is an exhibition that explores the poles of experience in American society today and the many inherent tensions and contradictions contained within. Spanning mainstream media headlines and personal stories, “Being American” includes a heterogeneous mix of photography, illustration, animation, painting and video works which actively comment upon the social environment from which they arise. Participating artists include: Steve Brodner, Edward Burtynsky, Jessica Craig-Martin, Alfredo Jaar and Martha Rosler, among many others.

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Katia Santibañez: The Review Panel

18 November, 2011

Katia Santibañez: Journey of a Solitary Painter has been selected for this month's Review Panel presented by the National Academy Museum in partnership with artcritical.com.

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Art in America Review

Eric Betlz: Trance Farm

5 October, 2011

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Weisman Art Museum

Sympathies: Sharon Louden and Eun-Kyung Suh

2 October, 2011

October 2, 2011 - May 20, 2012
Opening reception: Sunday, October 2, 2011, 1-6pm
Artist Talk: Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 6-8pm

This solo exhibition for the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis opens to the public on October 2nd, 2011, the same day as the Museum reopening, with new additions by Frank Gehry.

Sharon's new installation, "Merge", includes over 225,000 pieces of aluminum strips and takes over an approximately 5,000 square foot space with 21 foot ceilings. In celebrating the reopening of the museum and the new additions, Sharon's installation is designed to be in dialogue with Frank Gehry and his work for the Museum.

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WNYC The Gallerina Guide to the Fall Chelsea Openings

Selects Vernacular Snapshots by Unknown Photographers as a FALL MUST SEE

13 September, 2011

There are 300+ galleries holding openings in Chelsea this season. WNYC has mapped out which ones we think have the most potential to offer something intriguing — be it art or people-watching.

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Kysa Johnson

Irish Times covers the Dublin Contemporary 2011

9 September, 2011

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Images in Dialogue PAUL KLEE AND ANDREW SCHOULTZ

August 13, 2011 - January 08, 2012

13 August, 2011

Creating a visual dialogue across a century, drawings by contemporary Bay Area artist Andrew Schoultz respond to the inventive works of Swiss-born Modernist Paul Klee, which are featured on an ongoing basis in SFMOMA's Djerassi Gallery.

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Grand Arts Presents: John Salvest NEW CORNUCOPIA AND THE BIG IOU

September 2 – October 16, 2011

12 August, 2011

Grand Arts is pleased to announce the upcoming installation of sculptor John Salvest’s IOU/USA, a major public artwork to be sited in Memorial Hill/Penn Valley Park.

IOU/USA will transform the ubiquitous material of cargo shipping containers into a giant, temporary public sculpture. One hundred and five containers will be stacked seven high to create a massive wall with embedded text on both sides. The containers will spell out “I O U” on one side and “U S A” on the other.

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Screening of Sharon Louden's animation 'The Bridge' at The James New York

Dates TBA

8 August, 2011

The Moving Image Art Fair has partnered with The James New York to offer artistic summer programming that will feature a screening of the animation The Bridge by artist Sharon Louden. The program features a selection of short contemporary video work, from the best of up-and-coming international artists.

Andrea Inselmann, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art in Ithaca, NY, wrote about Louden’s animation The Bridge, “Stemming from her training in landscape and figurative painting, Louden’s shapes and lines in mostly primary colors or hues of gray seem to act out some kind of narrative in The Bridge. Geometric forms resembling sheets of paper flutter in virtual landscape tinged in shades of blue and orange, simulating a beautiful desert sunrise. While in her digital works Louden misses the tangibility and tactility that are such critical elements in the artist’s sculptural environments, her animations invite a different kind of interaction between image and viewer....”


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The James New York is located in Soho on the southwest corner of Thompson and Grand Street at 27 Grand Street, New York, NY.

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Andrew Schoultz

Featured Artist on GLASSCHORD Arts & Culture Magazine

20 July, 2011

Sourcing inspiration from 15th Century German map making and Indian miniature paintings, Andrew Schoultz’s frenetic imagery depicts an ephemeral history bound to repeat itself. In his mixed-media works, notions of war, spirituality and sociopolitical imperialism are reoccurring themes, which shrewdly parallel an equally repetitive contemporary pursuit of accumulation and power. Intricate line work, painting, metal leaf and collage twist and undulate under Schoultz’s meticulous hand, ranging from intimately sized wall works to staggering murals and installations. While his illustrated world seems one of chaos and frenzy, Schoultz also implies a sense of alluring fantasy and whimsy – a crossroads vaguely familiar to the modern world. The artist is also featured in the two-person exhibition, “Images in Dialogue: Paul Klee and Andrew Schoultz” opening at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on August 13, 2011.

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Kysa Johnson

The Dublin Contemporary 2011

28 June, 2011

Exhibition

Terrible Beauty: Art, Crisis, Change & The Office of Non-Compliance

The title and theme of Dublin Contemporary 2011 is Terrible Beauty—Art, Crisis, Change & The Office of Non-Compliance. Taken from William Butler Yeats’ famous poem “Easter, 1916”, the exhibition’s title borrows from the Irish writer’s seminal response to turn-of-the-century political events to site art’s underused potential for commenting symbolically on the world’s societal, cultural and economic triumphs and ills. The second part of the exhibition’s title underscores Dublin Contemporary 2011’s emphasis on art that captures the spirit of the present time, while introducing the exhibition’s chief organizational engine: The Office of Non-Compliance. Headed up by Dublin Contemporary 2011 lead curators Jota Castro (artist/curator) and Christian Viveros-Fauné (critic/curator), The Office of Non-Compliance will function as a collaborative agency within Dublin Contemporary 2011, establishing creative solutions for real or symbolic problems that stretch the bounds of conventional art experience.

Physically sited within the grounds of the larger exhibition, The Office of Non-Compliance will function as a promoter of ideas around a laundry list of non-conformist art proposals and, when inhabited by given artistic projects, as a work of art itself. The Office of Non-Compliance posits the obvious fact that not only has the world changed in the last few decades, the idea of change itself has changed utterly. An exhibition that looks to highlight less conventional, largely artist-led models of art discourse, production and presentation, Dublin Contemporary 2011 will find in The Office of Non-Compliance an active thresher for novel, underrepresented and even untested ideas around contemporary art and its myriad possibilities.

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John Salvest, Andrew Schoultz and Ryan Wallace at the Islip Art Museum.

Flag Day: Curated by Janet Goleas June 15 - September 4

17 June, 2011

Flag Day examines the way in which information, belief systems, politics and identity are communicated through pennants, banners and flags as well as things that wave, fly or hang like a flag, that relate to nationalism, pride of place/gender/race/ideology or that celebrate events, mark a place or time, celebrate a triumph or mourn the loss of a loved one.

An object that is designated as a flag -- whether national, personal or ornamental -- is purposeful and symbolic. Like painting, flags are rooted in the distinct conveyance of an idea. Since Betsy Ross stitched those first 13 stars into a circle, there have been over 27 iterations of the American flag, each one signifying a precise adjustment in meaning.

From the patriotism of Childe Hassam to appropriation as in Jasper Johns' Flag and David Hammons' African American Flag to the fierce protests against Dread Scott for his 1989 installation at the Chicago Institute of Art; the flag -- graphic, plastic and ripe with content - continues to be a provocative artist's muse.

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Summer Group Shows

16 June, 2011

Andrew Schoultz, Paul Wackers and Eric Beltz in Domestic Goods: Curated by Ryan Wallace at Eric Fire Stone Gallery
May 28 - June 26
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Ryan Wallace is included in 2 group exhibitions.
Zieher Smith's group exhibition organized by Patrick Brennan
June 16 - July 22
Rachel Uffner's group show 'Summer Whites'
June 24 - 29
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Katia Santibañez
OSEZ! (DARE!) An exhibition of erotic photography
With; C'est Elle, Frantisek Drtikol, Ariane Lopez-Huici, Mackenzie Parker, Sebastien Ricciardi, Katia Santibañez, James Siena, Roy Stuart, Kunie Sugiura

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Featured Artist: Ryan Wallace

by Howard Hurst on June 5, 2011

5 June, 2011

Ryan Wallace is a painter and mixed media artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. His body of work spans a range of influences, re-purposing a variety of art historical and popular references into a fluid vocabulary of rough, playful abstraction. His paintings vary in size and medium but are united by their alternating notions of fragmentation and unity and by a moody, often diffuse tone. His compositions reflect the payload of modernism viewed through the dust covered lens of a gritty, sun bleached kaleidoscope. His interest in the way information is presented, transmitted and stored results in a sensibility that is equal parts science, mysticism and high fives. I had a chance to stop by the artists Greenpoint studio recently to talk with the artist.

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Kysa Johnson

The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Wall Works Jun 11, 2011 - Apr 29, 2012

1 June, 2011

In Wall Works, six artists were invited to create site-specific wall installations in response to the Museum’s collection of modern and contemporary American art. In preparation for the exhibition, artists Kysa Johnson, Natalie Lanese, Caleb Neelon, Alison Owen, Justin Richel, and Mary Temple trolled the Museum’s database of 3,500 objects and selected an artwork to serve as a source of inspiration for their proposed “wall work.” The artists identified artworks that resonated with their varied interests and aesthetics and have consequently assembled an eclectic assortment of objects from deCordova’s collection. Sited both in the gallery and the Museum’s Café, these new installations reflect each artist’s own practice while creatively engaging the Permanent Collection as an educational, historical, and inspirational entity.

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Unrest: Andrew Schoultz at Morgan Lehman

by Howard Hurst on May 31, 2011

31 May, 2011

To be honest, I haven’t found myself spending very much time in Chelsea as of late. For one reason or another I find myself chasing the promise of art in the Lower East Side along Orchard Street, or running through the galleries scattered across Williamsburg. This said, I was happily surprised when I walked into Andrew Schoultz’s opening last week at Morgan Lehman gallery. The gallery features primarily young, emerging artists and the exhibition felt all the more vibrant considering its 23rd street environs.

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Paul Villinski

Flora and Fauna, MAD about NatureMay 24 - November 6, 2011

24 May, 2011

Flora Fauna Art Design is a stroll through the natural world, as seen through the eyes of artists working in glass, ceramics, metal, fiber, and wood. From insects and birds to trees and flowers, this exhibition is a lively and engaging look at Mother Nature at her best. In addition to works from the permanent collection, promised gifts and loans will be included. Artists presented in the exhibition include: Lino Tagliapietra, Paul Stankard, Ted Muehling, Eddie Dominguez, Carol Eckert, and Pedro Friedeberg.

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LET US MAKE CAKE

A program of full scale projections on the façade of the New Museum

7 May, 2011

On May 7th, from 8pm - midnight, a short time-lapse video of me (5 storeys tall!) creating a new site specific cut paper installation "inside" the New Museum building will be projected on its entire 174' façade. Hopefully frightened citizens will not run down the Bowery with torches, calling for my destruction...

Filmed inside of an 11' high scale model of the museum over 8 hours, the final 30 second video will show a dramatic weather system that gradually fills the museum, swirling inside of its walls, dematerializing the interior of the building.

The video is part of Let Us Make Cake, a collaborative projection directed by Nuit Blanche New York and Light Harvest Studios. Let Us Make Cake is part of the Festival of Ideas for the New City, which runs from May 4th - 8th.

Participants range from established artists such as Vito Acconci, Jon Kessler and Marilyn Minter, to emerging artists such as SOFTlab, Chris Jordan, Mia Pearlman, Dustin Yellin and Brooklyn-based street artists. The 20 minute program of projections will loop from 8pm - 12am.

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David Carrier, Eva Diaz and Marjorie Welish Join David Cohen To Discuss JAQ CHARTIER: SLOW COLOR

THE REVIEW PANEL An Evening Of Critical Conversation About Art

1 April, 2011

The critics will consider recent work by veteran Fluxus artist Alison Knowles at Lower East Side gallery James Fuentes, LLC; two Chelsea gallery shows, Jaq Chartier at Morgan Lehman and Iván Navarro at Paul Kasmin; and Rirkrit Tiravanija's Fear Eats The Soul, at Gavin Brown's enterprise, an exhibition that incorporates a soup kitchen in keeping with the Thai artist's "relational aesthetics"and his longstanding involvement with literally feeding his audience.

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Paul Villinski at New Museum's 'Festival of Ideas for the New City'

May 4-8 2011

1 April, 2011

Save Saturday, May 7 for the “innovative, minimal-waste” outdoor StreetFest, which will take place along the Bowery. “This is not a street fair for tube socks and sandwiches,” said Bob Holman, founder of the Bowery Potery Club. Expect local organizations presenting their wares, urban farmers offering cooking demos beneath innovative tented modules, exciting eats, and “outdoor living rooms.” Finally, the entire weekend will be a showcase for approximately 100 independent projects, exhibitions, and performances all over downtown. A few that caught our eye: the Art Production Fund, in partnership with Sotheby’s, will brighten up the dingy rolling gates of local businesses with murals by the likes of Glenn Ligon and Lawrence Weiner, artist Paul Villinski will welcome visitors to his Gulfstream trailer-turned-solar-powered mobile art studio, and Mott Street’s Church of the Transfiguration will host an all-night Pecha Kucha with a creative urban theme. Holman summed it up nicely: “It sounds like a party to me.”

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Jaq Chartier: Slow Color

Best In Show In The Village Voice: By RC Baker

31 March, 2011

Like a scientist growing cultures in a lab, Jaq Chartier methodically arranges her inks, stains, and dyes to interact with layers of white paint and acrylic resin on immaculately prepared wood panels. The saturated pigments bleed and seep in unexpected ways, creating a matrix that at times resembles a DNA chart. In some pieces, the technical components of her startlingly lovely compositions are carefully noted in pencil, directly on the white ground.

Her precise patterns are infused with a fluorescence that is neither science nor nature: Patches of color may fade out as they approach the edge of a panel, or a more diffuse grouping might alternate with sharply contoured hues. These compelling juxtapositions result from truly obsessive artistry. (So obsessive, in fact, that if the surfaces are not perfectly smooth or if the colors become muddy, Chartier takes the rejected panels to a dump and watches while the bulldozer's treads crush them, an exercise just crying out for a performance video.)

Like most painters, Chartier was trained to use predictable, steadfast materials, but years of experimentation have allowed her capricious elements to evolve into gorgeous mutations. Morgan Lehman, 535 W 22nd St, 212-268-6699, morganlehmangallery.com. Through April 2

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The New York Observer

On Display: Maya Bloch at Thierry Goldberg Projects; Jaq Chartier at Morgan Lehman

9 March, 2011

To make Large Spectrum Chart, which is both the highlight of "Slow Color" at Morgan Lehman and an important reference for its other pieces, Jaq Chartier began with a 40-foot-by-50-foot gessoed white panel. Using an eyedropper, she laid out 19 long rows of small vertical lines in a variety of stains. She covered the stains with spray-painted, horizontal bars in several shades of white. And then she laid over this deceptive whiteness a varnish whose interaction with the paint caused the stains to come blooming through.
The final effect is similar to the gel electrophoresis images used to analyze DNA. The resemblance is intentional: Ms. Chartier's pictures, too, are full of information. She began using stains this way to test their archival stability, and the sides of Large Spectrum Chart are covered with handwritten notes about which colors are which and what they're doing. But unlike with images of DNA, the beauty here is also intentional, and the gathering of information, at least as far as we're concerned, is only a means to an end.

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Dave Allee Feature in The New York Photo Review

15 February, 2011

In this new series Allee has emerged into the daylight, but again is pressing his camera to record images that are not readily seen by the naked eye. This time he is directly facing the bane of daytime landscape photographers, glare. But instead of adding on the polarizing filters in an attempt to blunt the bright spots, he has gone the other direction and exposed for the rays bouncing into his lens. The resulting photos have a few bright spots and lines, but most of the scene is in a murky, total eclipse of the sun, darkness.

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The Morning News: Gregg Murr drawing paired with a short fiction story

During a visit to Peter Gabriel’s recording studios, GILES TURNBULL and his borrowed companion Ella discuss the gap between prog and pop while learning about Br

2 February, 2011

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Palm Springs Art Museum Acquires Andrew Schoultz's, Monument to a Whirlwind

29 January, 2011

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David S. Allee: Village Voice Review

BLACK HOLE SUN The city unlike you’ve seen it before By Araceli Cruz

25 January, 2011

Photographer David S. Allee knows how to capture urban landscape at its finest probably because he has an eye for design—the photographer first began his career as an urban and environmental planner. For his latest exhibition, Dark Days, Allee reflects on New York and its scenery by photographing it in the daylight using tiny apertures and the highest shutter speeds possible, unlike his previous photographs in which he took pictures at night using intense artificial lighting. So at first glance, we might assume his images of the J train, the Trump International Hotel and Tower, and Goldman Sachs headquarters were taken at night, but in reality, Allee captures the texture of the sun’s brightest reflections, showing New York in a whole new light.

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DAVID S. ALLEE: Dark Day

New York Magazine's Top ART Pick for Chelsea galleries!

12 January, 2011

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Allee's start and hypnotic photographic series Dark Day enables us to explore a side of our city-including the J train, the Trump International Hotel, and the headquarters of Goldman Sachs - that we wouldn't normall be able to see.

Process, exposed: In much of Allee's earlier work, he photographed locations at night using strong artificial lighting and extremely long exposures, catching landscapes in a time suspended between night and day. He went with the opposite approach for Dark Day, shooting on sunny days using tiny apertures and the highest shutter speeds, with exposures reaching up to 1/10,000th of a second.
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Andrew Schoultz at SF MOMA

SFMOMA | OPEN SPACE Collection Rotation: BY Maria Naula

11 January, 2011

"The works chosen for this rotation are among my favorites in the museum’s collection. When Suzanne asked me to post my version of the Collection Rotation on Open Space, I was flattered and began by looking at image after image of a collection I have watched grow for 10 years. There were memories of favorites, reunions with works I had not seen in quite some time, and works I wonder if anyone has seen yet. I must share these, I thought. During this selection process, I also reflected on the way these works were brought into the museum’s collection — through the cultivation of the accessions committees, as bequests, as promised gifts, and as works co-owned by the museum and collectors in the community — and a history being built not only for the sake of the work and its content as art history but for the museum, its community, and its placement in the art world. However, the images were chosen not in reference to any external criteria such as date, artist, credit, but in relation and response to the image itself. They are, to me, immediate and striking in their beauty, speak a visual poetry through form and composition, share humor and delicate movement, vibrant color palettes … a telling tableau of sorts. What a thrill to reflect on our collection, and just as the museum’s 75th anniversary year comes to a close. — Maria"

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Ryan Wallace Cover Version LP

Organized by BAMart Curated by Timothy Hull Exhibition on view through Mar 20

10 January, 2011

BAM, Natman Room, Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY
BAMart is pleased to invite you to the opening of Cover Version (LP), an exhibition in which diverse artists reimagine the cover art of albums they find influential. These unique reinterpretations of the iconic LP bring new life to the art that covers vinyl, highlighting the intersections of art and music.
Featured Artists: Glen Baldridge, Kadar Brock, Colby Bird, Jessica Cannon, Mathew Cerletty, Devon Costello, Justin Craun, TM Davy, Langdon Graves, Joseph Hart, Elizabeth Huey, Scott Hug, Butt Johnson, Faten Kanaan, Denise Kupferschmidt, Josh Kline, Erica Magrey, Michael Mahalchick, Eddie Martinez, Dave McDermott, Keegan McHargue, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Nolan Simon, Colin Snapp, Jennifer Sullivan, Nick Van Woert, Ryan Wallace and Will Yackulic
Leadership Support for BAMart provided by Agnes Gund

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Poesis design team selected works by DAVID S. ALLEE and ALIX SMITH for their WEEDS Showtime penthouse in Midtown Manhattan.

14 December, 2010

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Kysa Johnson: The NY Times Review of Katonah Museum of Art's, "Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art.”

By SYLVIANE GOLD Published: December 3, 2010

7 December, 2010

"Kysa Johnson tracks the travel paths of subatomic particles in swirling colored lines — there’s no Lonely Planet accompanying her map, either."

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Tammy Kane, CEO of Christopher Kane, selected a Kysa Johnson painting as one of her most desirable gifts for the Holiday Season on Style.com!

29 November, 2010

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Emily Fisher Landau Gives Major Gift to the Whitney Museum

23 November, 2010

Included in the many works pledged are two large scale paintings by James Meyer.
An exhibition with an accompanying catalogue is planned for early 2011.

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Frohawk Two Feathers at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

10 November, 2010

Stranger Than Fiction: Narrative in Works by Selected Contemporary Artists

 

At our second Atelier of the season on October 21st, we were graced with the charismatic presence of LA-based artist Frohawk Two-Feathers, whose work is currently featured in the exhibition Stranger Than Fiction. Guests donned pseudo-historical costumes and posed with an array of fun props for photo portraits taken by the artist—inspired by the photographs he takes of his friends that serve as studies for his drawings.

 

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Featured Artist: Eric BeltzSanta Barbara Museum of Art

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

5 November, 2010

American, born 1975; Lives and works in Santa Barbara, CA.
Laced with sharp humor, Eric Beltz’s graphite drawings explore the origin of symbols and myths with hypnotic precision. Working only with a pencil and paper, Beltz finds color to be a distraction in his work—a preference mirrored in the white, gray, and black Miniature Schnauzers that keep him company in the studio and at home. He currently teaches drawing and painting at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
In his series “American Visions,” Beltz recasts stories and characters from colonial American history, like George Washington and his fabled cherry tree, in a grayscale revelation. These drawings includes quotes from the Old Testament, Revolutionary-era texts, the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Medieval herbals among other sources, with narrative imagery to render historical facts as founding myths.
Beltz’s meticulously composed drawings, Drunk Jesus Calendar (2010) and How to Identify Flowering Plant Families (2010) are currently on view in Stranger Than Fiction. Both works are part of the artist’s latest series, “Trance Farm,” which explores religion and spirituality through the natural world as well as altered states of consciousness.

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Boston Globe reviews Jeff Perrott

27 October, 2010

A favorable review for Jeff Perrott in the Boston Globe, with a great mention of Nothing Doing, the major work featured in the Morgan Lehman exhibition!

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Visual Art Source reviews Andrew Schoultz

25 October, 2010

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MFA Boston acquires work by Jeff Perrott

24 October, 2010

We are thrilled to announce that the Musuem of Fine Arts, Boston, has acquired two works by Jeff Perrott for their permanent collection. One work is from the current Random Walk series, and one if from the early '90's, showing their committment to Jeff's work over the course of his career.

Congratulations Jeff!

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Paul Villinski:

Gossip Girl Butterfly Installation

27 September, 2010

Villinski recently created a large butterfly installation for the hit Warner Brothers TV show “Gossip Girl”, which will be featured throughout the upcoming Season 4. The piece, comprised of more than 200 smoke-black butterflies, is installed over the bed in lead character Serena’s (played by Blake Lively) room. The set will be “revealed” during the broadcast Monday, Sept 27, 2010.

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Laura Ball's Watercolors at US Embassy-Stockholm

3 August, 2010

Stockholm: Transparency and Trans-formations in Contemporary American Art
Exhibition of Contemporary Works by American Artists to be Exhibited at Residence of U.S. Ambassador to Sweden

Transparency and Trans-formations in Contemporary American Art, an exhibition of 23 works by 20 American artists — including Kiki Smith, Spencer Finch, Claes Oldenburg, Mark Bradford, Laura Ball, and Jennifer Steinkamp — will be on view at the residence of the U.S. Ambassador to Sweden from April 16, 2010, through June 2012. Reflecting America’s increased emphasis on transparency and international engagement, the exhibition offers a view of the rapid shifts occurring today in culture, society, technology, and science.

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click on projects, then click on Stockholm

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City Arts Review of Default State Network By Julia Morton

6 July, 2010

"What is consciousness? Religion, philosophy, even science can't give us an exact definition. Yet this is the questions posed by curator Ryan Wallace in his group show, Default State Network, now on view at theMorgan Lehman Gallery.
Wallace chose work from 12 artists (including himself) that offer a visual interpretation of consciousness. Drawing inspiration from science, spirituality and philosophy, the pieces range from coffin photos by Glen Baldridge to Alex Dodge's sculpted self-portrait as an android, from geometric symbols by Elise Ferguson to Hilary Pecis' status symbols.
.... In his search for consciousness, Wallace acts as that curator/director, and this show highlights what can be accomplished when one consciously uses collecting as a medium and a tool for self-discovery."





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John Salvest: Consumo Ergo Sum

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art June 12 - Sept 12, 2010

12 June, 2010

Consumo Ergo Sum, 2005, Miscellaneous Plastic Container Lids
Courtesy of the artist and Morgan Lehman Gallery
Curated by Marina Pacini, Chief Curator

John Salvest has long made artworks out of used objects such as coffeefilters, cigarette butts, nail clippings, and chewed bubble gum. In his installation, he has amassed hundreds of plastic bottle caps to make acolorful map of the United States that is both a visual pleasure andalso a reminder of the downside of our consumer society.

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Judith Belzer reviewed in New City Art

Judith Belzer at Valerie Carberry Gallery New City Art, May 17, 2010

17 May, 2010

"... Judith Belzer also conducts her inquiry, using paint and other graphic materials, into the order of things—how natural processes create patterns that, once exposed, speak of the underlying and connective structures of life."

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Emilie Clark on panel at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Art and Scientific Correspondence: Methods, Metaphors, Missives

7 May, 2010

On Sunday May 16th at 3:30 p.m. Brooklyn Botanic Garden's inaugural artist-in-residence program presents a panel exploring the intersection of contemporary art and the history of natural science.

Panelists:
Sina Najafi as moderator, Editor-in-chief of Cabinet magazine and Editorial Director of Cabinet Books
Alexis Rockman, Artist
Barbara Gates, Alumni Distinguished Professor of English and Women's Studies, University of Delaware
Emilie Clark, Artist

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Alix Smith "States of Union" on In the Life

4 May, 2010

IN THE LIFE talks to hate crime victims and perpetrators about The Nature of Hate. Followed by a visit with artist Alix Smith, who is traveling the country photographing hundreds of same-sex couples, challenging stereotypes and taking conventional portraiture to a new level.

Aired on PBS April 2010

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Emilie Clark on PBS

Emilie Clark at Brooklyn Botanic Garden featured on PBS Sunday Arts News

28 April, 2010

Emilie Clark at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Emilie Clark: My Garden Pets Brooklyn Botanic Garden Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery March 6- May 31, 2010 Opening Reception: Sunday March 14, 1-3pm

19 April, 2010

Artist Emilie Clark’s exhibition at Brooklyn Botanic Garden was inspired by the 19th-century natural scientist Mary Treat, an expert on carnivorous plants and the relationships between insects and plants. Based on the artist’s research on Treat in BBG's Rare Book Room and her observations in the Garden, this conceptually based installation includes paintings, works on paper, archival letters, and plant samples, as well as a mapping of Treat’s correspondence with such luminaries as Charles Darwin and Asa Gray, who admired and cited her work.

Art and Scientific Correspondence: Methods, Metaphors, Missives: a panel discussion with artists Emilie Clark and Alexis Rockman and professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Delaware Barbara Gates, moderated by Sina Najifi, editor of Cabinet Magazine.
Sunday, May 16, at 3:30 p.m. | Free with admission

Emilie Clark is represented by Morgan Lehman Gallery, in New York, where she exhibited Maxwell’s Lair in fall 2009.

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Ryan Wallace 'Glean' reviewed in the Village Voice

Ryan Wallace: 'Glean' By Robert Shuster February 23, 2010

24 February, 2010

"If the scientists at CERN want to ease the crackpot fears of their Large Hadron Collider destroying the universe, they should hire Ryan Wallace to design the group's promotional material. Inspired by the search for the Higgs Boson—the so-called God particle—Wallace based the show's works of paint and collaged material on graphs of high-energy collisions. But in Quest (Higgs Boson) 1, Glean 1, and the series A Brief History of Demise, the jittery progressions of vertically parallel lines—strips of paper and cellophane painted shades of blue and white—seem less representative of hard-core quantum mechanics than they do of simple bliss. Shredding the canvas here and there, Wallace even goes a little manic. The exquisite textures, sometimes sprinkled with opalescent powder or blurred with an overlaid sheet of Mylar, may remind some of Mark Tobey's mysticism. This is decidedly physics for poets—and painters."

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Katia Santibanez in the Village Voice

'The Visible Vagina' at Francis M. Naumann and David Nolan By Robert Shuster Feb 23, 2010

23 February, 2010

"The best of them tend toward abstraction, like Katia Santibanez's minimalist painting Universal Pleasure, a bifurcated, heart-shaped patch of dark brushstrokes..."

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Katia Santibanez at David Nolan, New York

3 February, 2010

Katia Santibanez included in "The Visible Vagina", group show at David Nolan
527 West 29th St, New York, NY
Through March 20, 2010

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Ryan Wallace in Anthem

"Catch Up - Ryan Wallace" February 1, 2010 By Julie Gerstein

1 February, 2010

"And it's the power of these themes—and Wallace's deft ability to communicate them, to turn them from concept to canvas – that make his work so compelling. Collaged canvases feature deftly arranged strips of colored paper in a deep and beautiful vortex—some nearly faded to nothingness. Paintings present otherworldly geometric scapes and textures.

Jay Lehman, owner and curator of Morgan Lehman Gallery says that it's not just the theoretical underpinnings of Wallace's work that are so striking, but also his technical savvy. 'The work has both artists and non-artists asking—how did he make that?—the surface is so matte yet luminous. Is it encaustic? Is it resin? Collage? Paint? All of the above? How does he achieve the depth of field?'"

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Emilie Clark reviewed in Antennae

"Emilie Clark, Beth Cavener Stichter, Kate Clark: Engaging the Wild" by Fran Bartkowski Autumn 2009

28 January, 2010

Antennae
The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture


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Ryan Wallace at the Torrance Art Museum

FAX Torrance Art Museum

19 January, 2010

Curated by Joao Ribas (The Drawing Center) and Independent Curators International, NYC
January 16 – February 20, 2010

FAX invites a multigenerational group of artists, as well as architects, designers, scientists and filmmakers, to conceive of the fax machine as a tool for thinking and drawing.

Faxes by over 100 artists sent to the initial showing of FAX at The Drawing Center will form the core of the exhibition, and will include seminal examples of early telecommunications art; and each institution will invite up to twenty additional artists to submit works, which will be presented at successive venues. These works may be transmitted to each participating institution’s working fax line throughout the duration of the exhibition. The active accumulation of information—received in real time, in the exhibition space—will include drawings and texts, and even the inevitable junk faxes from telemarketers and local businesses as well. All the transmitted pages will be archived or displayed together with the active fax machine, which may produce new faxes from invited artists at any moment. The result—an ongoing cumulative project—is a show concerned with ideas of reproduction, obsolescence, distribution, and mediation. Here, reproducible yet erratic production via the fax machine displaces traditional notions of the hand‚ still commonly associated with the medium of drawing, and foreground the role of drawing as a generative process.

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Alix Smith interviewed in the Advocate

Artist Spotlight: Alix Smith

16 January, 2010

With her new project States of Union, photographer Alix Smith gives a sense of legacy and context to her portraits of gay and lesbian families by referencing classical works.
By Advocate.com Editors
Posted on Advocate.com January 16, 2010

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Andrew Schoultz in Dave Hickey Playboy article

Andrew Schoultz featured in Playboy January/February 2010

12 January, 2010

"The New Modern Art", by Dave Hickey

"There have been street artists as long as there have been streets. Traditionally they haven't had much choice. Playboy presents six artists, from Nara to Banksy, who take it outside"

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Andrew Schoultz solo show in Milan, Italy

8 January, 2010

Solo Exhibition, curated by Glenn Helfand, Jerome Zodo Contemporary, Milan, Italy
http://www.jerome-zodo.com/mostre.php?Id=4

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Ryan Wallace on Beautiful Decay

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8 January, 2010

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ARTnews September 2013

Reviews: New York - Judith Belzer

30 November, -0001

In this show of oil-on-canvas works, titled "Edgelands," the Berkeley, California-based artist Judith Belzer imagined freeways, train routes, harbors, and canals as edgelands, places where the built environment comes into uneasy contact with the natural one. . .

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