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Kim Gordon, Glenn Ligon, Olivia Marciano Among New Board Appointments at LAXART

May 21st, 2019

Kim Gordon, Zenas Hutcheson, Glenn Ligon, Olivia Marciano and Conor O’Neil have been named to the board of the nonprofit art space LAXART in Los Angeles. “I’m simply giddy—humbled, honored, inspired all at once. These new members heighten our dynamism,” Hamza Walker, LAXART’s director, said in a statement. “Whereas Gordon and Ligon are seminal figures (read rock stars) in the field of contemporary art, Hutcheson, Marciano, and O’Neil mark a new generation of cultural stewardship. They join an already outstanding slate of directors who are our primary supporters and advocates.””
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Nomura Emerging Artist Award Goes to Cheng Ran and Cameron Rowland

May 21st, 2019

Artists Cheng Ran and Cameron Rowland have been awarded the newly launched Nomura Emerging Artist Award, with each of them receiving $100,000.  “It is extraordinary and admirable that Nomura has based this award program on the concepts of change and challenge,” Kathy Halbreich, a member of the prize’s jury and the executive director of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation said. “For the Nomura Emerging Artist Award, the jury has responded by selecting two artists of high purpose, exceptional intellectual ambition, and profound sensitivity to the fast-moving currents of today’s world.”
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Art News Surveys MOCA’s Steps Forward Under Klaus Biesenbach

May 21st, 2019

A piece in Art News this week notes the recent fundraising successes at MOCA, and Klaus Biesenbach’s vision for the museum. “I think the future of MOCA is getting back to serving art and serving community—that’s the message,” says artist and board member Catherine Opie. “It’s all about opening up the museum and what MOCA stood for when it started. I think people are feeling really good about everything. I’ve been trying to take a beat from people I know, people that work inside the museum, as well as the perspective outside of MOCA. I have to say that, so far, everyone’s been giving the thumbs up.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Sol LeWitt

1928 – 2007
Lives and works in:

New York, NY

Represented by:

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Education includes:

School of Visual Arts BA, Syracuse NY

LeWitt, known for his involvement with the minimalist and conceptualist movements, typically worked in painting, drawing and sculpture.

He was a prolific artist and has been featured in hundreds of solo exhibitions. He is famous for his two and three-dimensional wall installations, including his series Wall Drawings, large-scale pieces that use entire walls as their canvas and feature an array of bright designs and patterns. The series features more than 1,200 pieces. His sculptures, which he deemed “structures” are numerous as well, and take the shape of towers, pyramids and other geometric forms; these vary in size, the largest being his monumental outdoor pieces.

His work has been exhibited at most of the world’s major museums. His first retrospective was shown at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 1978. Others have been held since, including the most recent in 2000 which began at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, traveling next to Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art and ending its run at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

New York Times Obituary  [New York Times]