Archive for the 'Show' Category

Paris – Alex Ayed: “Roaring Forties” at Balice Hertling Through January 30th, 2021

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Alex Ayed, Untitled (Sail XII) (2020), via Balice Hertling
Alex Ayed, Untitled (Sail XII) (2020), via Balice Hertling

Currently on at Galerie Balice Hertling, although temporarily closed due to Covid-19, artist Alex Ayed has brought together a unique range of works exploring notions of travel, exploration and interconnectivity.  The show, consisting of a series of stretched sail works and a series of sculptural objects, draws on a range of notions regarding the passage of bodies, and the impacts it has on humanity’s conception of the world. (more…)

New York – John Bock: “Twilight Proximity Corpus” at Anton Kern Through February 20th, 2021

Thursday, January 21st, 2021

John Bock, Ohne Titel (2020), via Anton Kern
John Bock, Ohne Titel (2020), via Anton Kern

Taking on his tenth exhibition with Anton Kern Gallery, German sculptor and performance artist John Bock has turned towards a smaller scale, bringing out a series of 25 new three-dimensional collages that underscore his ongoing interests in the form and representation of performance and performers in modernity.  While constructed out of simple materials, these works contain the entire Bockian universe, twisting a range of signifiers and iconographies into concise statements.   (more…)

New York – Reggie Burrows Hodges at Karma Through February 28th, 2021

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Reggie Burrows Hodges, Community Concern (2020), via Karma
Reggie Burrows Hodges, Community Concern (2020), via Karma

Currently at Karma, a string of minimal, subdued figures and landscapes stretch across the walls, dotting the gallery space with a string of delicately rendered scenes and situations.  The work is that of artist Reggie Burrows Hodges, marking his first exhibition in New York, and offering an introduction to his lyrical, singular approach towards the canvas.   (more…)

New York – Carla Accardi and Elisa Sighicelli at 55 Walker Through January 23rd, 2021

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Carla Accardi, Grande Rosso Scuro (1974), via Art Observed
Carla Accardi, Grande Rosso Scuro (1974), via Art Observed

Embracing a unique conversation around texture and perception, 55 Walker, a space shared by Bortolami Gallery, Andrew Kreps and Kaufmann Repetto, presents an impressive dual artist show around the works of Carla Accardi and Elisa Sighicelli.  Mixing media and approach to impressive effect, the show marks an engaging exploration of varied approaches and presentations of shared aesthetic concerns.   (more…)

New York – Mernet Larsen at James Cohan Gallery Through January 23rd, 2021

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Mernet Larsen, Astronaut Sunrise (after El Lissitzky), (2020), via James Cohan
Mernet Larsen, Astronaut: Sunrise (after El Lissitzky), (2020), via James Cohan

For over six decades, artist Mernet Larsen has created narrative paintings depicting hard-edged, enigmatic characters that inhabit an uncanny parallel world filled with tension and wry humor.  Employing a wry approach towards constructing spatial systems and relations between objects and bodies on the canvas, her pieces combine reverse, isometric, and conventional perspectives to pose everyday scenarios in a vertigo-inducing version of reality akin to our own. For her new exhibition at James Cohan Gallery in New York, the artist returns to her diverse array of graphical influences, drawing on the languages of art of the past as springboards for uniquely spatial figure-paintings that speak to the anxieties of the present. (more…)

New York – Teresita Fernandez: “Maelstrom” at Lehmann Maupin Through January 23rd, 2021

Friday, January 15th, 2021

Teresita Fernandez, Rising (Lynched Land) (2020), via Lehmann Maupin
Teresita Fernandez, Rising (Lynched Land) (2020), via Lehmann Maupin

Taking over Lehmann Maupin’s New York exhibition space, artist Teresita Fernández’s new show, Maelstrom, focuses on a new series of monumental sculptures and installations that unapologetically visualize the enduring violence and devastation ignited by colonization.  Turning particular attention to the Caribbean archipelago, the first point of colonial contact in the Americas, Fernández challenges the viewer to consider nuanced readings of people and place, looking beyond dominant, continental narratives to instead consider the region as emblematic of an expansive and decentralized state of mind. (more…)

New York – Rachel Eulena Williams: “Tracing Memory” at Canada Gallery Through January 23rd, 2021

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Rachel Eulena Williams, Tracing Memory (Installation View), via Canada
Rachel Eulena Williams, Tracing Memory (Installation View), via Canada

Currently on view at Canada Gallery in New York, Tracing Memory, the debut exhibition by artist Rachel Eulena Williams sees the artist striking a balance between painting and sculpture, reveling in the structure and propositional space of painting while working freely against easy classifications or limitations.  Discarding a reliance on stretchers in favor of works that roam freely across the walls and set up unique geometric conversations in space, the artist’s work is a fascinating first offering at the gallery. (more…)

Paris – Raphaela Simon: “The Fashion Show” at Max Hetzler Through January 30th, 2021

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Raphaela Simon, Model mit Dresserin (2020), via Max Hetzler
Raphaela Simon, Model mit Dresserin (2020), via Max Hetzler

Walking into Galerie Max Hetzler in Paris, one is presented with a particularly intriguing scene, more akin to the interiors of a luxe fashion shop than a gallery: walls are covered with minimal, cool paintings depicting various designer goods and signifiers of upper class recreation and lifestyle, while a series of mannequins snake throughout the gallery, bearing aloof facial expressions and clothed in handmade fashions.  The show, fittingly titled The Fashion Show, is a presentation of new work by the artist Raphaela Simon, a coy commentary on consumer goods made for the center of the fashion world, Paris.

Raphaela Simon, Fleischwurst (2020), via Max Hetzler
Raphaela Simon, Fleischwurst (2020), via Max Hetzler

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New York – Jack Whitten: “I AM THE OBJECT” at Hauser & Wirth Through January 23rd, 2021

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Jack Whitten, My Argiroula: For Argiro Galeraki 1981-1995 (1995), via Hauser & Wirth
Jack Whitten, My Argiroula: For Argiro Galeraki 1981-1995 (1995), via Hauser & Wirth

Currently on view at Hauser & Wirth New York, the gallery is presenting a dynamic show of rarely seen works by American artist Jack Whitte, focusing in particular on the artist’s practice from 1991 through 2000, a period of intense experimentation during which, deeply affected by tumultuous world events, he strove to incorporate a full emotional spectrum into his work. Blurring the boundaries between sculpture and painting, and between the studio and the world, the multidimensional works on view combine geometric abstraction and found objects to mine spiritual and metaphysical thematic veins. (more…)

New York – Adrian Ghenie: “The Hooligans” at Pace Gallery Through February 27th, 2021

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Adrian Ghenie, Gauguin with Cowboy Hat (2020), via Pace
Adrian Ghenie, Gauguin with Cowboy Hat (2020), via Pace

The Hooligans, Adrian Ghenie’s fourth solo exhibition with Pace Gallery, brings forth a selection of nine new paintings and three drawings from the enigmatic and expressive Romanian artist.  All produced within the last year, the show draws on Ghenie’s continued interest and exploration of abstraction and its history, pulling in particular here from the work of  J.M.W. Turner, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Gauguin. Radicals in their time, their work unsettled artistic conventions, and here are treated as such in Ghenie’s equally visceral style.

Adrian Ghenie, The Impressionists (2020), via Pace
Adrian Ghenie, The Impressionists (2020), via Pace

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Los Angeles – Anna Rosen: “Egg and Dart” at Night Gallery Through January 23rd, 2021

Friday, January 8th, 2021

Anna Rosen, Fabergé (2020), via Night Gallery
Anna Rosen, Fabergé (2020), via Night Gallery

Currently on at Night Gallery in Los Angeles, artist Anna Rosen has brought forward a series of new fresco paintings, marking her second solo show with the gallery. Mining a particular juxtaposition between the language of modern art, and a deconstruction of the language of that era in art history, Rosen’s pieces are a colorful and enigmatic reinvention of its tenets.    (more…)

Los Angeles – March Avery at Blum & Poe Through January 9th, 2021

Thursday, January 7th, 2021

March Avery, Houseplants (1974), via Blum & Poe
March Avery, Houseplants (1974), via Blum & Poe

Currently on view at Blum & Poe’s Los Angeles exhibition space, the New York-based artist March Avery is presenting a solo exhibition of works spanning forty years of practice, following up on the recent announcement of the artist’s addition to the gallery’s roster, and marking her first show with the gallery in its spacious Los Angeles home. (more…)

New York – Kim Jones: “RATS LIVE ON NO EVIL STAR” at Bridget Donahue Through January 9th, 2021

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Kim Jones, Untitled (1958-59, 2004, 2020), via Bridget Donahue
Kim Jones, Untitled (1958-59, 2004, 2020), via Bridget Donahue

Artist Kim Jones has been working in sculpture and performance for over 50 years, unifying a range of complex political and social sentiments through his challenging and unique works.  In his first exhibition at Bridget Donahue this month, RATS LIVE ON NO EVIL STAR, Jones fills the gallery with selections from five decades of work. Jones’s experience as a soldier in the Vietnam War has influenced his artistic production, as well as his experience using leg braces after an illness restricting his ability to walk at the age of seven. (more…)

New York – Alexis Rockman: “Lost Cargo” at Sperone Westwater Through January 16th, 2021

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

Alexis Rockman, The Rime (2020), via Sperone Westwater
Alexis Rockman, The Rime (2020), via Sperone Westwater

Currently on at Sperone Westwater in New York, artist Alexis Rockman is presenting a selection of new watercolors that mark a continued investigation of the medium in relation to the impending climate disaster and resulting crises in human migration and social/political responses.  Marking his fourth solo show with the gallery since 1992, the show takes a lyrical and metaphorical tone in addressing these concepts, marking natural signifiers and moments of mythological crisis as deeply resonant notes in the current state of humanity.  (more…)

Paris – Gunther Uecker: “Lichtbogen” at Lévy Gorvy Through January 23rd, 2021

Monday, January 4th, 2021

Gunther Uecker, Lichtbogen (2020), at Levy Gorvy
Gunther Uecker, Lichtbogen (2020), at Levy Gorvy

Marking a new wrinkle in the artist’s already boundless body of work, artist Gunther Uecker has brought forth a new selection of pieces on view currently at Lévy Gorvy recently inaugurated Paris exhibition space.  The show features a range of new pieces, a dramatic development in the artist’s seven-decade practice, radiant paintings that vibrate with the energy of their creation, embodying fluidity and light. (more…)

Paris – “Antibodies” at Palais de Tokyo Through January 3rd, 2021

Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

Xinyi Cheng, Julien (2017), via Palais de Tokyo
Xinyi Cheng, Julien (2017), via Palais de Tokyo

Marking one of the more engaged and critically-considered reflections on the past year in and out of quarantine, Palais de Tokyo in Paris is currently presenting Antibodies, a show delving into new projections and perceptions of the body, touch, closeness and proximity in the era of the pandemic lockdown.  On view through the end of the weekend, Antibodies looks at the state of the world, and the human bodies that move and interact within it, questioning how social and political conception of the body itself have changed in the past year.

Forensic Architecture, Cloud Studies (Still), via Palais de Tokyo
Forensic Architecture, Cloud Studies (Still), via Palais de Tokyo

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New York – Sue Williams at 303 Gallery Through January 30th, 2021

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

Sue Williams, Betsy Ross Composite (2020), via 303 Gallery

Sue Williams, Betsy Ross Composite (2020), via 303 Gallery

Marking her eleventh solo exhibition at 303 Gallery, painter Sue Williams has brought a selection of dynamic new paintings to bear on the New York space, continuing her particular brand of incendiary, uncompromising social critique through her craft. In a body of work that expands across a range of varied technical approaches and materials, the show outlines Williams’s impressive capacity carry her themes and concepts across a broad framework.   (more…)

New York – Lynda Benglis: “Early Work 1967 – 1979″ at Cheim & Read and Ortuzar Projects

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

Lynda Benglis, Early Work 1967-1979 (Installation View), via Cheim & Read
Lynda Benglis, Early Work 1967-1979 (Installation View), via Cheim & Read

Closing today at Cheim & Read and previously on view through December 3rd at Ortuzar ProjectsLynda Benglis’s early work gets a renewed perspective, exploring the artist’s dense material innovations and explorations of the body in relation to sculpture. Compiling a range of works that have proved crucial to the development of Lynda Benglis’s practice during her first decade in New York, the show spans three separate locations, offering an impressive and expansive look at the artist’s work. On at Cheim & Read’s uptown exhibition space, a series of lozenge-shaped wax paintings are juxtaposed with Benglis’s latex and polyurethane pours, while one floor up and the Ortuzar viewing room, one can view a selection of gilded wall sculptures inspired by the caryatids from the porch of the Erechtheion at the Acropolis in Athens. Sparkle and metallized knot sculptures, including the multi-part installation North, South, East, West, 1976 – last shown in New York at a 1981 Whitney Museum exhibition – are on view at Ortuzar Projects on White Street in Tribeca. (more…)

London – Mary Weatherford: “Train Yards” at Gagosian Through February 27th, 2021

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

Mary Weatherford, No. 4000 (2017-2018), via Gagosian
Mary Weatherford, No. 4000 (2017-2018), via Gagosian

Marking her first solo show with Gagosian Gallery in London, Mary Weatherford has brought forward a body of new works under the title Train Yards, a series of works that pursues Weatherford’s foundational interest in the poetics of place—especially sites of mass transportation, and locations where the conditions of urban life reveal themselves with a particular intensity. (more…)

New York – Tschabalala Self: “Cotton Mouth” at Eva Presenhuber Through January 23rd, 2021

Monday, December 21st, 2020

Tschabalala Self, Carpet (2020), via Eva Presenhuber
Tschabalala Self, Carpet (2020), via Eva Presenhuber

Currently on view at Eva Presenhuber’s New York exhibition space, American artist Tschabalala Self presents Cotton Mouth, her debut solo exhibition with the gallery.  (more…)

New York – Carroll Dunham at Gladstone Gallery Through January 9th, 2021

Friday, December 18th, 2020

Carroll Dunham, Big Men (1) (2019-2020), via Gladstone
Carroll Dunham, Big Men (1) (2019-2020), via Gladstone

Marking a continuation and expansion of exploration of visceral states and fluid body movements across a series of new canvases, Carroll Dunham returns to Gladstone Gallery this winter, exhibiting a group of “wrestlers,” engaged in physical struggle. Dunham’s newest groups of wrestling matches are set amidst barren landscapes, deserted for all but one single tree, wherein the aggressive men are locked into differing moments of struggle. Employing formal techniques developed throughout his career, the works exemplify Dunham’s unique ability to continually recontextualize his distinct visual language through new and recurring modes of art making.  (more…)

New York – Fredrik Værslev: “World Paintings” Through December 19th, 2020

Thursday, December 17th, 2020

Fredrik Vaerslev, World Paintings (Installation View), via Andrew Kreps
Fredrik Værslev, World Paintings (Installation View), via Andrew Kreps

Artist Fredrik Værslev operates at an intriguing intersection of formalist and minimalist concepts, drawing on cultural signifiers, semiotic assumptions and linguistic fragments to explore the edges of painting, that space where the canvas becomes a stand-in for something larger than just a picture.  For his most recent show at Andrew Kreps Gallery, the artist continues that practice with World Paintings. (more…)

London – Tracey Emin: “Living Under the Hunters Moon” at White Cube Through January 30th, 2021

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Tracey Emin, The Hunter's Moon (2019), via White Cube
Tracey Emin, The Hunter’s Moon (2019), via White Cube

Opening a new exhibition at White Cube in London, Tracey Emin has brought forth an enervating body of new works that continue her expressive and lyrical approach to her life and her work.  The paintings, neon, sculpture and film in this exhibition take their cue from the elemental, sometimes primal, artistic expression, culminating with a screening of her 1998 film Homage to Edvard Munch and all My Dead Children.

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AO Online – NADA Miami, December 1st – 5th, 2020

Saturday, December 5th, 2020

Soyeon Shin at MRS
Soyeon Shin at Mrs., all images via NADA

Returning to Miami amidst the pressures and concerns of the current Covid-19 crisis, this year’s iteration of NADA Miami from the New Art Dealers Alliance feels a bit different.  Reworking the format to fit the travel concerns and logistical issues posed by the virus, this year’s iteration, its 18th, manages to showcase an international series of presentations from a diverse roster of 47 NADA Members and 27 first-time exhibitors for a total of 97 galleries from 44 cities, both in gallery spaces and online. (more…)