Currently on at JTT’s New York exhibition space, Los Angeles painter Becky Kolsrud has assembled a range of new works featuring flattened female figures and opaque landscapes with glowing horizons, a space of 12 works that explore a range of surreal landscapes and interiors, composed from bodies and architectural elements in tandem. Drawing a range of influences from mythology and classical antiquity, the show pulls together a broad selection of iconographies that incorporate these histories into Kolsrud’s own unique world. (more…)
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Embracing a range of expressive and animated approaches to portraiture and the body, artist Vaughn Spann has put together an expansive show at Half Gallery this month, bringing together a body of 44 works to explore a striking range of ideas and modes of portraiture. (more…)
Artist Stewart Uoo has opened a show of new works at 47 Canal this month, presenting a body of works unified by their explorations of tension and harmony amidst the bustling landscape of New York City. The works on view, a selection of various materials resembling street-side detritus, are spread across an elevated tableau in the gallery, creating a personified sense of the block as body. (more…)
On view now at Flag Art Foundation in New York, Nicole Eisenman has but a show together with illustrator and painter Keith Boadwee, combining their uniquely spirited approaches to the body and to its modes of depiction across a range of subjects and scenes. The show, mixing each artist’s approaches, is on view now through March. (more…)
Asked if his work was “preaching to the choir,” Robert Longo responded, “It is not preaching to the choir – it is screaming at the choir.” The American artist, who opened a show of new works this winter at Jeffrey Deitch LA, has long been invested in navigating the world we live in and how we see it, creating a sense of opposition to the flurry of images we are presented with each day, which surround us and define our experience of the globe. Presenting these same images in a re-created state, his large-scale drawings function as monuments, securing a sense of permanence that transcends the flood of transitory imagery. (more…)
Currently on view at Kasmin in New York, a series of monolithic sculptures come together to create a new insight into the expression and reflection of scale. The show, Between the Earth and Sky, brings together a series of works from the format of the large-scale, towering sculpture spanning from 900 A.D. to 2019, and demonstrating how various utilizations of stelae, herms, and columns have functioned as repositories of meaning or markers of time and place across many cultures since prehistory, as well as the way in which the expressive possibilities of this format continue to resonate with sculptors working internationally today.
On view this month at David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles, artist and former dealer Joel Mesler has. brought a selection of new paintings and works on paper forward for his first solo show at the gallery. Playful and engaging, the works make for an expressive entry in the artist’s work. (more…)
Currently on view at David Zwirner’s Paris location, artist Thomas Ruff is presenting a series of recent works and historically significant works exploring his ongoing interest in propaganda photography and the critical deconstruction of images. (more…)
Celebrated for his work across a range of media including sculpture, bookmaking, drawing and installation, artist Dan Walsh has traced a particular trajectory in painting since the 1990s, working with a focused vocabulary of unit-based forms that include lines, circles, grids and rectangles to layer brushstrokes according to defined sets of rules yielding complex compositions. For his most recent show, on view now at Paula Cooper Gallery, a selection of more recent pieces are on view, culled from a period between 2014 and 2020, and highlighting the artist’s prolific and expansive output in the medium of painting. (more…)
“A very horrible yet interesting thing has occurred since Covid is here, which is, that death is no longer hidden. Death used to be completely denied by us, and nowadays, because of this disease, we are talking about death as something that is around us and that is present,” says Christian Boltanski. The French artist, currently showing his most recent exhibition at Marian Goodman’s Paris exhibition space, has taken a particularly direct approach towards a pandemic still causing widespread death and disruptions around the globe. For this show, titled Après, the artist asks challenging questions about our current state of the world, and the human values we ascribe to it. (more…)
Paris – Daniel Buren & Philippe Parreno: “Simultanément, travaux in situ et en mouvement” at Galerie Kamel Mennour Through February 27th, 2021Monday, February 1st, 2021
Choosing an auspicious concept for the first show in its new space in Paris’s rue du Pont de Lodi, Kamel Mennour Gallery presents a joint project between two artists of different generations yet similar interests in space and exhibition, presentation and perception. Unifying the visions of Daniel Buren and Philippe Parreno’s Simultanément, travaux in situ et en mouvement brings together the pair’s intriguing interests in the definition and understanding of space and movement. (more…)
Taking over the halls of the König Galerie Chapel in Berlin, artist Claudia Comte presents a body of new works unified under the title Jungles and Corals, a selection of new sculptural works produced while Comte was on residency last year in Jamaica at the Alligator Head Foundation as a fellow of the TBA21–Academy. Created in collaboration with local woodworkers, the show draws on natural forms and iconographies to create a distinct and cohesive spatialized experience. (more…)
Currently on at Galerie Perrotin in Paris, the painter and sculptor Pieter Vermeersch has brought forth an enigmatic and expressive exhibition to mark his sixth solo show with the dealer. Consisting of a series of conceptual operations, including a series of screenprints on marble slabs, oil paintings on stone, and a range of varied dimensional operations, the show is a striking exploration in scale and shape, material and space through the language of minimalism.
On view through this past weekend at Galerie Templon in Paris, Gregory Crewdson’s newest series, An Eclipse of Moths presents a series of sixteen large scale prints that act like portals into desolate American scenes. First released in 2020, a year that will be remembered for the stark political division and a health crisis that ravaged the country, Crewdson’s work here continues his reputation for cinematic visual languages, which he pursues with a large production team. He goes location scouting, and carefully lights his sets and directs actors as if they were in a film. His cohesive choice of four by eight foot prints allows the viewer to step back to grasp a grand scene that must be approached closely in order to take in the meticulous details, of signals and characters that, despite their distance, communicate with each other.
For more than four decades, artist Haim Steinbach has explored the psychological, aesthetic, and cultural aspects of collecting and arranging found objects, selecting items that range from the obscure to the ordinary, the private to the ethnographic and using them as a meditative element to emphasize notions of circulation and human connection. For his most recent show at Tanya Bonakdar in New York, a selection of works on view highlights a concentrated three-year period in the artist’s career, and offers a recontextualization of his own historic practice and an occasion for reflection. (more…)
Marking the gallery’s first show of works by Joyce Pensato following the artist’s passage in 2019, Petzel’s current show, Fuggetabout It (Redux) marks a fitting summation and reflection on the work of an artist who long mined the languages of pop culture and mass media to create her supercharged mode of painting and sculpture. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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.