Archive for the 'Show' Category

London — Anicka Yi: “In Love With the World” at the Tate Modern Turbine Hall Through January 16, 2022

Monday, December 27th, 2021

Anicka Yi-Turbine Hall-Tate Modern
Anicka Yi, In Love With the World (2021) All images by Aidan Chisholm for Art Observed.

Setting forth her floating biomorphic machines, artist Anicka Yi has reinvigorated Turbine Hall as visitors return to the iconic London site after a two-year pandemic-induced pause. The latest Tate Modern Hyundai Commission, In Love With the World explores the nexus between nature and technology, integrating the biological and the algorithmic. (more…)

New York – Robert Janitz: “Library of a Dream” at Canada Through January 22nd, 2022

Tuesday, December 21st, 2021

Robert Janitz, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg 2 (2021), via Canada
Robert Janitz, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg 2 (2021), via Canada

Currently on at Canada Gallery in New York, artist Robert Janitz returns to his particular style of abstraction, utilizing unique tools and techniques to create geometrically-inspired, colorful compositions. The artist, who has long used loping, gestural forms in his work, here draws new inspiration from the confines of the canvas as a defining element in the production of the pieces. (more…)

London – David Shrigley: ”Mayfair Tennis Ball Exchange” at Stephen Friedman through January 8th, 2022

Monday, December 20th, 2021

David Shrigley, Mayfair Tennis Ball Exchange (Installation View), via Stephen Friedman
David Shrigley, Mayfair Tennis Ball Exchange (Installation View), via Stephen Friedman

Approaching Stephen Friedman’s Mayfair gallery, one is greeted with a large glowing green neon reading “Mayfair Tennis Ball Exchange.” Just beyond the glass, row upon row of gentle green orbs peer back at the viewer, making up artist David Shrigley’s newest exhibition at the gallery. The show, which shares the title with that neon work, makes for a fascinating look at relational work and simple, comical iterations, long a hallmark of the artist’s work. (more…)

New York – Alex Katz at Gladstone Through December 18th, 2021

Thursday, December 16th, 2021

Alex Katz, Yellow House (2020), via Gladstone
Alex Katz, Yellow House (2020), via Gladstone

At the age of 94, Alex Katz is still painting, creating more works in his signature style of elevated coolness. The artist, who continues to paint between Pennsylvania, Maine and New York, marks his first exhibition this month with Gladstone Gallery, where he opens a show of 7 new landscapes that underscore his continued exploration and misery of light, space and balance. (more…)

New York – Caitlin Keogh: “Waxing Year” at Bortolami Through December 18th, 2021

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

Caitlin Keogh, Waxing Year 2 (2020), via Bortolami
Caitlin Keogh, Waxing Year 2 (2020), via Bortolami

Currently on at Bortolami’s Tribeca exhibition space, Caitlin Keogh marks her third exhibition with the gallery with ‘The Waxing Year,’ a continuation of the artist’s investigations of space, materiality and time. Rendered through a series of intricate acrylics on canvas, the works speak to her ability to fuse imagined states and historical epochs with a deft sense of lyrical dialogue. (more…)

Paris – Claire Tabouret: “Paysages d’Intérieurs” at Perrotin Through December 18th, 2021

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Claire Tabouret, Offrande (pink and brown) (2021), via Perrotin
Claire Tabouret, Offrande (pink and brown) (2021), via Perrotin

This month in Paris, Galerie Perrotin presents a series of new landscape paintings and interiors by the artist Claire Tabouret, continuing a practice of careful historical study and taut, expressive compositions. Painted on colored synthetic fur, the show sees Tabouret continue a practice rooted in dialogue between historical modes and a distinct line of conceptual practice that challenges and reframes the act of painting. (more…)

New York – Pop-Up Exhibition at Bungalow Through December 19th, 2021

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Luke O'Halloran, Ace of Clubs (2021), via Art Observed
Luke O’Halloran, Ace of Clubs (2021), via Art Observed

Bungalow’s inaugural pop-up space on Orchard Street presents a show of young artists that is equal bits fest and flesh. As you enter the gallery, a re-CAPTCHA inspired work by Mira Dayal cryptically sets the tone. Imbibe, it reads, as if a catechism for absorbing the bounty that awaits. A vertiginous work nearby, presented by Thomas Blair (2021) seems to wink at you with its illusory moiré hatchings. Adjusting your eyes beyond the painting’s edge reveals a beguiling charade of subversion and submission. This is nowhere more apparent than in an untitled work of Justine Neuberger’s where blushing pastels attempt to soften the taut brawn of a BDSM tussle. The deftness in draughtsmanship is something to marvel at, as equally are the brawling scenes of domination on display. Shards of pink and yellow by Kiyoshi Kaneshiro (2021) resound with unexpected harmony as the porcelain shrapnel inheres a composition that is at once fragile and fraught.  (more…)

New York – Nicolas Party: “Watercolors” at Karma Through January 8th, 2022

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

Nicolas Party, Trees (2020), via Karma
Nicolas Party, Trees (2020), via Karma

Currently on view at Karma’s New York exhibition space, artist Nicolas Party is presenting Watercolor, a solo exhibition of around fifty recent watercolor paintings by the artist that underscores his commitment to the medium and his interest in expanding its grammar and possibilities. The show, which marks a specific focus in the artist’s broader output, offers a fascinating look into Party’s more subtle and small-scale compositions. (more…)

Mexico City – “Vivarium” at JO-HS Gallery Through December 4th, 2021

Monday, December 6th, 2021

Vivarium (Installation View), via Anfisa Vrubel for Art Observed
Vivarium (Installation View), via Anfisa Vrubel for Art Observed

Tucked away on a quiet side street in the heart of Mexico City’s San Miguel Chapultepec neighborhood, the new JO-HS Gallery is a stone’s throw away from the frenetic energy of the city, and yet a world apart. Draped by a cascade of ivy, the two-story modernist building that houses the gallery was designed by the architect Carlos Herrera in 1981, and served as his studio and workspace for several decades. It was recently taken over and renovated by Elisabeth Johs, curator and owner of the eponymous gallery. Inspired by the vibrant art and culture scene in Mexico City, Johs set out to create a new type of cultural space that would be a hybrid between a gallery, studio space, and artist residency. (more…)

AO On-Site – Miami: NADA Miami at Ice Palace Studios, December 1st – 4th, 2021

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021

Jenny Morgan at Mother Gallery
Jenny Morgan at Mother Gallery

With the proceedings of Art Week Miami winding on, the halls at the Miami Beach Convention Center continue to draw massive crowds of both buyers and visitors, its luxe appointments and impressive stock of established blue chip works commanding big headlines and even bigger price tags. But across Biscayne Bay, the New Art Dealers Alliance had kicked off its annual take on the Miami Fair Week. NADA Miami, set up inside the Ice Palace Film Studios, puts itself forward as showcasing new art and to celebrating the rising talents from around the globe, exploring new or underexposed art that is not typical of the “art establishment,” by their words. NADA Miami is also the one of the only major American art fairs to be produced by a non-profit organization, and is recognized as a much needed alternative assembly of the world’s youngest and strongest art galleries dealing with emerging contemporary art.

Hou Zichao at Downs & Ross
Hou Zichao at Downs & Ross

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AO On-Site – Miami Beach: Untitled Art Fair, November 29th – December 4th, 2021

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

Andy Dixon at Over The Influence, via Art Observed
Andy Dixon at Over The Influence, via Art Observed

Located just off the beachside drag of Ocean Drive, amid the sandy hills of Miami Beach and the Atlantic Ocean, Untitled Art Fair has once again raised its posts and opened its doors for its annual show during Miami Art Week. Place amid meandering beachgoers and booming soundsystems, as well as the annual throng of Art Basel Miami Beach visitors, the fair has one of the more unique positions in a week full of unique offerings, one that balances some of the most familiar sights of the city with the impressive work on view inside.

Untitled Art Fair, via Art Observed
Untitled Art Fair, via Art Observed

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New York – Maria Lassnig: “The Paris Years, 1960–68” at Petzel Through December 17th, 2021

Monday, November 29th, 2021

Maria Lassnig, Napoleon und Brigitte Bardot (1961), via Petzel
Maria Lassnig, Napoleon und Brigitte Bardot (1961), via Petzel

On view this month at Petzel Gallery in New York, the gallery presents a meticulously curated look at the work of Maria Lassnig during her time in Paris. Maria Lassnig: The Paris Years, 1960–68, showcases a range of pieces rarely seen in the U.S., a formative set of works that show her exploring and honing what would become her iconic mode of portraiture and abstraction.  (more…)

Greenwich, CT – David Salle at The Brant Foundation Art Study Center Through April 1st, 2022

Thursday, November 18th, 2021

David Salle, Sky King (1998), via Art Observed
David Salle, Sky King (1998), via Art Observed

Open now at the Brant Foundation Art Study Center, painter David Salle is the subject of comprehensive survey of the the artist’s work, exploring a selection of works culled from both the Brant Collections and from a series of international loans. Underscoring the artist’s continued investigation and elaboration on a range of visual languages and histories of painterly craft, particularly in his exploration and visual mash-ups and shifting perceptual frames, the show showcases Salle’s evolution, over 40 years across a broad, yet a tightly controlled visual syntax.

David Salle, Ice Flow (2001), via Art Observed
David Salle, Ice Flow (2001), via Art Observed

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New York – Mark Tansey: “Recent Paintings and Graphite Drawings” at Gagosian Through December 18th, 2021

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

Mark Tansey, Resight (2019), via Art Observed
Mark Tansey, Resight (2019), via Art Observed

Currently on at Gagosian Gallery in New York, the dealer has compiled a body of new and recent work by painter Mark Tansey, spanning the past six years of work and running through a range of both paintings and graphite drawings mixed with oil and water. (more…)

Paris – Danh Vo at Chantal Crousel Through November 20th, 2021

Monday, November 15th, 2021

Danh Vo (Installation View), via Chantal Crousel
Danh Vo (Installation View), via Chantal Crousel

Currently on view at Galerie Chantal Crousel in Paris, artist Danh Vo continues a body of work mining disparate historical and biographical threads to realize densely layered environments that challenge and complicate shared understandings of history and meaning. (more…)

New York – Diane Simpson: “Point of View” at JTT Gallery Through November 13th, 2021

Friday, November 12th, 2021

Diane Simpson, Roof Shape (Ise), (2019), via JTT
Diane Simpson, Roof Shape (Ise), (2019), via JTT

Currently on at JTT Gallery in New York, Chicago-based artist Diane Simpson marks her second show at the gallery with Point of View, a show drawing on a range of architectural sources, as well as her own personal archive of drawings from the early 1980s to render a series of unique objects mixing a fanciful exploration of reality alongside conceptual operations.  (more…)

New York – Neo Rauch: “The Signpost” at David Zwirner Through December 18th, 2021

Friday, November 12th, 2021

Neo Rauch, Die Pumpe (2021), via Art Observed
Neo Rauch, Die Pumpe (2021), via Art Observed

Currently on at David Zwirner’s New York exhibition space, artist Neo Rauch has brought forth a body of new works unified under the title The Signpost, a set of new paintings that mark his first show in New York since 2014. Known for his rich color palette and dreamy, surreal motifs, the artist’s work makes a striking return to the city.

Neo Rauch, Wegweiser (2021), via Art Observed
Neo Rauch, Wegweiser (2021), via Art Observed

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New York – Rob Gorchov: “The Last Paintings” at Cheim & Read Through December 18th, 2021

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

Ron Gorchov, MOCKINGBIRD (2020), via Cheim and Read
Ron Gorchov, MOCKINGBIRD (2020), via Cheim and Read

Currently on view at Cheim & Read in New York, the gallery turns its attention to the late works of artist Ron Gorchov, exploring the last works the artist made between 2017 and his passing in 2020. Marking a concise summary of the artist’s work and a final look at his single-minded, painterly practice involving a curved, saddle-like stretcher that creates a painting surface that is simultaneously convex and concave, the show underscores his work in a unique and long-lasting mode of practice. (more…)

New York – Ella Kruglyanskaya: “Keep Walking” at Bortolami Through December 18th, 2021

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

Ella Kruglyanskaya, Entrenched (2020), via Bortolami
Ella Kruglyanskaya, Entrenched (2020), via Bortolami

Bortolami Gallery opens its latest exhibition this month with a body of works by artist Ella Kruglyanskaya, marking the artist’s first show with the gallery, and a continuation of her continued explorations of the human body and varied notions of femininity.  (more…)

New York – Ruth Asawa: “All is Possible” at David Zwirner Through December 18th, 2021

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021

Ruth Asawa, Untitled (S.237, Hanging Six-Lobed, Interlocking Continuous Form), c. 1958
Ruth Asawa, Untitled (S.237, Hanging Six-Lobed, Interlocking Continuous Form), c. 1958, Private Collection © 2021 Ruth Asawa Lanier, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy David Zwirner

Marking an ambitious exploration of the life and work of artist Ruth AsawaDavid Zwirner in New York is currently presenting All Is Possible, an expansive exhibition curated by Helen Molesworth that situates the artist’s iconic looped- and tied-wire sculptures in the context of her extraordinary drawings and her lesser-known sculptural forms. Presenting viewers with one of the most comprehensive looks at this artist’s work to date, the show larger context illuminates an artist in pursuit of form as a means to reshape the act of seeing, and the role of art in daily life.

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AO On-Site – New York: The ADAA Art Show, November 5th – 7th, 2021

Friday, November 5th, 2021

Amy Lincoln at Sperone Westwater, via Art Observed
Amy Lincoln at Sperone Westwater, via Art Observed

As the art world gradually returns to the pace and flow of the days before the chaos of the Covid-19 outbreak, the ADAA Art Show returns to New York for another iteration of its curation-first focus and studied, engaged relationships between exhibitors and artists. This year, liberated from the usual hustle and bustle of the weeks around the Armory Show, the fair offered an even stronger draw, welcoming a casual, meandering pace, with its gentle lighting and wide aisles, making for a more relaxed and exploratory atmosphere.The result, as last year, was a packed few days of the fair, as scores of New York collectors, dealers and art lovers came out in force.

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London – Mark Rothko: “1968: Clearing Away” at Pace Through November 13th, 2021

Thursday, November 4th, 2021

Mark Rothko, Untitled (1968), via Pace
Mark Rothko, Untitled (1968), via Pace

Marking the first exhibition at its new London gallery, Pace has brought out a striking body of works by Mark Rothko, focusing in particular on the artist’s output during the final years of his life, specifically smaller works on paper that have rarely been seen in public, and which will serve as the first dedicated to the artist’s paper-based practice (more…)

London – Sarah Sze at Victoria Miro Through November 6th, 2021

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

Sarah Sze, Crisscross (2021), via Victoria Miro
Sarah Sze, Crisscross (2021), via Victoria Miro

Sarah Sze brings a new body of works to Victoria Miro in London this week, continuing her meticulous and studied treatment of the painted canvas across a selection of densely layered new works. The show, which opened this past month, brings an expanded sense of Sze’s work as a painter, and an elaboration of her already well-documented interest in intense visual fields, using her concept of the image in constant generation, evolution and degradation as a centerpiece of this show. (more…)

Paris – “The Greek Garden” at Praz-Delavallade Through October 31st, 2021

Friday, October 29th, 2021

Jules de Balincourt, Old lost Horse (2021), via Praz-Delavallade
Jules de Balincourt, Old lost Horse (2021), via Praz-Delavallade

On view this month at Praz-Delavallade in Paris, the gallery presents The Greek Garden, a groups how show drawing on the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Gay Science, and using its tenants to explore notions of vanity, politics, spirituality and science. “The Greeks were superficial – out of profundity,” the text reads. “And isn’t it precisely what we are coming back to? – we spiritual adventurers, who have scaled the highest and most dangerous peak of today’s thought and looked round from up there, looked down from up there. Aren’t we, then, precisely, Greeks?”  (more…)