This winter, Lehmann Maupin presents Part Two: Run, an exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based artist Alex Prager, that marks the debut of Prager’s ambitious new film, Run and features a selection of new photographs and sculptures made in conjunction with and in response to the film. Directly responding to a period of cultural ambivalences and uncertainties, the exhibition urgently examines human perseverance and explores the opportunities for empathy, participation, and action present both within art and everyday life. (more…)
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Paris – David Salle: “Tree of Life, This Time with Feeling” at Thaddaeus Ropac Through March 4th, 2023Monday, January 30th, 2023
Presenting a body of new works at the Thaddaeus Ropac exhibition space in Paris, artist David Salle returns for the culmination of his celebrated Tree of Life series, a body of works that used human dramas and a comical undertone to create a space fro the meditation and reflection on contemporary art and its relation to history. (more…)
London – Jonathan Baldock: “we are flowers of one garden” at Stephen Friedman Through February 25th, 2023Friday, January 27th, 2023
Centered on themes of nature and the cycle of life, artist Jonathan Baldock presents a deeply personal and resonant exhibition this month at Stephen Friedman Gallery in London, a show that reflects on the artist’s relationship with his mother and her garden. Arranging a selection of new works in wall-mounted sculpture and ceramic, Baldock presents a peaceful and expressive meditation on human emotion, quietude, and the experience of life in nature. (more…)
This month in London, Thaddaeus Ropac has embarked on a particularly striking and powerful exhibition, bringing together almost 100 works on paper from the archives of the Joseph Beuys family for the first time in the United Kingdom. On view now, Joseph Beuys: 40 Years of Drawing is the first major exhibition dedicated solely to the artist’s drawings to take place in London for 20 years, and offers a cohesive and engaging look at the role drawing played in the artist’s work over the course of his career.
For his latest exhibition at Lisson Gallery, artist Richard Long presents a series of text works and photographs spanning his entire practice, from the 1970s to the present day. These works chart Long’s innovative path through and alongside histories of conceptual art, centering the artist’s life-long concern with walking as an aesthetic and philosophical practice. As textual and visual documentations of walks embarked upon worldwide, through mountains and deserts, shorelines and grasslands, rivers and snowscapes, Long’s works give poetic form to the ineffability and ephemerality of human perceptual experience. (more…)
On view this month in London, Herald St presents P4aM2aRF!, an exhibition by Nicole Wermers taking place in the gallery’s East London location. Resembling a code or password, the acronymic title stands for ‘Proposal for a Monument to a Reclining Female!’ and alludes to the public realm and its interactions with the female body. The exhibition features two main groups of work: a new series of photographs of locked bicycles entitled Attachments, and three sculptures from the artist’s Reclining Females series. (more…)
This month at Bortolami’s 39 Walker location, the gallery presents its first exhibition of the year, Junkyard of Dreams, bringing together the work of five artists; Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Duane Linklater, Virginia Overton, Kathleen Ryan, and Christopher Williams. Drawing on the disparate modes of both knowledge and object construction in the discourse of post-industrial modernity, the works on view here walk delicate lines between critique and active engagement with modern capital. (more…)
AO On-Site – San Francisco: “FOG Art + Design Fair” at Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, January 19th – 22nd, 2023Friday, January 20th, 2023
Opening this week in the famously cloudy expanse of the San Francisco Bay, Fog Art and Design Fair has once again opened its doors for another year. Celebrating today’s most significant creatives and leading contributors to the worlds of design and visual arts, the fair assembles 45 leading international galleries; prominent 20th-century and contemporary design dealers; and a weekend of exciting programs. (more…)
On this month at GRIMM in London, Irish artist Ciarán Murphy presents a solo exhibition of new paintings that mark his ninth solo show with the gallery, and his first at its new London outpost. Engaging with the entanglement of technological and analogue modes of image-making, the artist’s work here works through a range of histories of the image and the act of art-making in turn. (more…)
This month in Los Angeles, Mexico-based artist Alma Allen’s fourth solo exhibition with Blum & Poe marks a continuation of the artist’s work in intense, gesturally-oriented sculpture and meticulously carved and cast bronzes, here exhibited for the first time as a series of wall-hanging works. (more…)
On view this month at Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles, artist Jim Shaw presents a selection of new works that continue his enigmatic and challenging exploration of modernity and culture. United under the title Thinking the Unthinkable, the show reanimates mythological themes through incidents from political history and popular entertainment, outwardly disparate fields that collide here in a dreamlike mélange. (more…)
Los Angeles – Maggie Lee: “Unique Boutique” at Gaga & Reena Spaulings Los Angeles Through February 4th, 2023Thursday, January 12th, 2023
Artist Maggie Lee’s work functions on complex twists of both memories and their embellishment. Frequently approaching her works as both the material of her past and their continued presence and importance in the present, Lee’s pieces dwell on constructions of culture through materials and experiences simultaneously. For her latest show, open this month at Reena Spaulings and Gaga’s shared Los Angeles space, the artist continues this mode of practice, her delving deep into clothing as both container and surface for a range of associations and meanings.
Maggie Lee, Unique Boutique (Installation View), via Reena Spaulings (more…)
On view this month, from January 13 to February 25 at Pace, artist Tara Donovan brings together a selection of screen drawings made with aluminum insect screen, a body of work that began during the pandemic, and which involves moving, pinching, and cutting the wires of an aluminum screen to extract mesmeric patterns from the material’s existing grids. Ranging from just over a foot in height and width to nearly four feet wide and tall, these two-dimensional screen drawings feature unique geometric motifs that produce varied visual effects. (more…)
This winter, Hauser & Wirth presents the second in a trilogy of exhibitions dedicated to the late Argentine-Italian artist Lucio Fontana, considered among the 20th century’s most inventive artists. Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, in collaboration with the Fondazione Lucio Fontana, and focused on Fontana’s prolific breakthroughs and experiments in the medium of sculpture, this exhibition will fill the gallery’s uptown location at 32 East 69th Street, the very same address where, in 1961, Fontana’s first solo show in the US was presented at the galleries of the legendary art dealers Martha Jackson and David Anderson. (more…)
On view this month at Galerie Buchholz in New York, the gallery presents an exhibition by the artist Silke Otto-Knapp (1970-2022). Produced in the 18 months before the artist’s death last year, and conceived of specifically for the Buchholz space in New York, Versammlung (German for “assembly”) unites a series of free-standing paintings that depict a series of bodies traversing space, moving and floating through the gallery. (more…)
This winter, the artist Jannis Kounellis is the subject of an expansive exhibition of work on view at Gladstone Gallery in Chelsea this month, underscoring the artist’s powerful and expressive body of work, and its exploration of violence, loss and pain. Like many of his generation in Europe, Jannis Kounellis (1936 – 2017) experienced war at close quarters throughout his childhood; first during the German Nazi/Italian Fascist occupation [subjugation] of Greece, and then the civil war that erupted in the power vacuum when the occupiers were defeated in 1943. One of the first Cold War conflicts, the war lasted until 1949, when Kounellis was 13 years old. (more…)
New York – Jacqueline Fraser: “The Making of Reflections in a Golden Eye” at Downs & Ross Through January 28th, 2023Wednesday, January 4th, 2023
Marking artist Jacqueline Fraser’s first solo show at Downs & Ross in New York, The Making of Reflections in a Golden Eye marks a continuation of the artist’s fascination and exploration of the processes and mythos of filmmaking. Here turning her attention to the 1967 film Reflections in a Golden Eye, directed by John Huston, the artist interprets its subject matter and plot through a series of collaged materials and spaces, arranged costumes and various materials that trace a distinct sense of anxiety and exploration of the modern cultural and social landscape.
On through the end of the week at Venus Over Manhattan’s downtown space, the gallery presents a body of works by painter Robert Colescott, organized to trace the development of the artist’s depictions of female subjects over the course of his sixty-year career. Serving as a coda to the recent, critically-lauded traveling museum retrospective Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott, the show charts the evolution of Colescott’s ambitious practice through some thirty works produced between 1955 and 1996. (more…)
This winter in London, artist David Altmejd has opened a new show at White Cube, continued his strange fusions of the human form, its constituent parts, and inflections of foreign material to create otherworldly new images. Drawing on classical mythologies of the trickster and the hare as a classical symbol of that mythological archetype, the artist blends languages and images through the frame of Carl Jung to create a surreal interior landscape. (more…)
New York – Laurie Simmons: “Color Pictures/Deep Photos 2007–2022” at 56 Henry Through January 15th, 2023Tuesday, December 27th, 2022
On view this month at 56 Henry in New York, Color Pictures/Deep Photos 2007–2022, surveys a collection of new work by Laurie Simmons on view from November 9, 2022 through January 15, 2023. Marking the artist’s first show with the gallery, the exhibition underscores Simmons work in the photographic medium, revisiting a series of works she first made over a decade ago.
Los Angeles – David Hockney: “20 Flowers and Some Bigger Pictures” at L.A. Louver Through January 7th, 2023Friday, December 23rd, 2022
Marking a major global exhibition of the work of painter David Hockney, L.A. Louver is currently presenting 20 Flowers and Some Bigger Pictures, a series of works created by Hockney in 2021, expanding on a series of iPad paintings in 2020 while quarantining at his studio and residence in Normandy, France. Inspired by his daily observations, Hockney devoted himself to the iPad, a medium of unique immediacy that allowed him to be prolific in his depictions of his home, the changing seasons, and surrounding countryside.
Artist Thomas Ruff’s multi-faceted practice mines the ever-changing possibilities of photography, investigating visual and cultural phenomena to address the ways in which technology influences our seeing. It manifests across a wide range of subjects and methods ranging from classical portrait photography to algorithmically generated digital images. For the artist’s most recent show, on view this winter at Sprüth Magers in Berlin, the artist continues this practice, taking on a series of wall-tapestries as a mode for the continued exploration of image-making and its connections to material. (more…)
This winter in Berlin, neugerriemschneider is printing a dynamic show by Michel Majerus – gemälde, 1994. The show recreates gemälde, the first exhibition in the gallery’s collaboration with Michel Majerus in 1994, and is her reconstructed for the first time as part of an ongoing focus on the artist by the gallery this year. The historic exhibition will be reconstructed to scale and includes the same works it originally showed, evoking the inception of Majerus’ innovative artistic method, which presented a new way of approaching painting and making it accessible in the form of installations. (more…)
On view this winter at Miguel Abreu in New York, artist K.R.M. Mooney marks his debut solo show at the gallery with a body of new works that emphasize the artist’s meticulous interpolations of hardware, construction materials and mechanical parts, applied here in a subtle and engaging series of operations. (more…)