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Sam Durant Installs New Sculpture on High Line

April 15th, 2021

Artist Sam Durant has installed a predator drone on the High Line, an attempt to make visible the United States’ secret drone bombing policies. “I was very concerned with using unmanned aircraft to essentially assassinate people,” he says. “It was seen as popular in the United States because U.S. soldiers didn’t have to go to the battlefield. But what about the casualties in the countries that were attacked by our drones? The idea was to bring this conversation home to America.”
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Hauser & Wirth Open in Monaco

April 15th, 2021

Marking its 13th gallery worldwide, Hauser & Wirth have opened in Monaco. “In former times, Monaco was a destination for artists, writers, and filmmakers who were as captivated as we have been by the Côte d’Azur,” says Iwan Wirth.
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New Study Shows 43% of Museum Workers Have Lost Income Due to Pandemic

April 15th, 2021

A new studies shows that 43% of museum workers have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “As we recover and rebuild, we must focus on equity, empathetic leadership and actions that support the people who make museums possible,” Laura Lott, president and chief executive of the American Alliance of Museums says. “The resiliency and future vitality of our field relies on them.”
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New York – “Works on Paper” at Petzel Gallery Through April 24th, 2020

April 15th, 2021

Emily Mae Smith, Study of Brush with Flame (2021), via Petzel
Emily Mae Smith, Study of Brush with Flame (2021), via Petzel

This month, Petzel Gallery embarks on an understated but engaging show, bringing together a selection of works by Jorge Pardo, Seth Price, Pieter Schoolwerth, and Emily Mae Smith, at the gallery’s uptown exhibition space. Bringing together a selection of works on paper that span a range of forms, both physical and cerebral,  the works on view represent an element of the artist’s process in developing the larger-scale works we have come to know them by.

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New York – Ann Craven: “Animals Birds Flowers Moons” at Karma Through May 1st, 2021

April 14th, 2021

Ann Craven, Woodpecker (and the Moon), 2021, 2021, via Karma
Ann Craven, Woodpecker (and the Moon), 2021, 2021, via Karma

Currently at Karma’s East Side space in New York, the gallery has brought forth a series of new works by painter Ann Craven, titled Animals Birds Flowers Moons. Working between paint and watercolor, the artist’s new series of pieces bring together the titular bodies in a series of varying arrangements, displaying bear cubs, peacocks, woodpeckers, and horses as an exploration of graphical nostalgia and its expressive capacity. Read More »

New York – Yayoi Kusama: “Cosmic Nature” at the New York Botanical Garden Through October 31st, 2021

April 12th, 2021

Yayoi Kusama, Cosmic Nature (Installation view), via Art Observed
Yayoi Kusama, Cosmic Nature (Installation view), via Art Observed

After several delays caused by the Covid-19 virus, the long-awaited exhibition of Yayoi Kusama’s work at the New York Botanical Garden has finally opened. Planned for exclusive exhibition at NYBG, the show sees Kusama reveling in a lifelong fascination with the natural world, beginning with her childhood spent in the greenhouses and fields of her family’s seed nursery. Giving her voice and works ample space to evolve and envelop the lush grounds of the Botanical Garden’s diverse selection of plants, the show is a fascinating embellishment of both artist and nature, speaking, and working, in unison.   Read More »

New York – James Lee Byars: “The Milky Way” at Michael Werner Gallery Through May 1st, 2021

April 7th, 2021

James Lee Byars, The Milky Way (Installation View), via Michael Werner
James Lee Byars, The Milky Way (Installation View), via Michael Werner

Currently on view at Michael Werner Gallery in New York, artist James Lee Byars’s nuanced and minimalist sculptural project The Milky Way goes back on public view, showcasing one of the artist’s more intriguing and ambitious two-dimensional works. This will be the first time the work is on view to the public.  Read More »

New York – Oscar Tuazon: “PEOPLE” at Luhring Augustine Through April 17th, 2021

April 5th, 2021

Oscar Tuazon, Natural Man (2021), via Luhring Augustine
Oscar Tuazon, Natural Man (2015/2021), via Luhring Augustine

Currently on view at Luhring Augustine’s Tribeca exhibition space, artist Oscar Tuazon has compiled a presentation of all new sculptural works, united under the title PEOPLE. Continuing Tuazon’s investigation of hybridized forms and construction through fusions of natural material and human technological developments, the show pushes fusions of minimalist abstraction and natural elements, making up a series of constantly changing morphologies and addressing notions of the natural systems of growth and decay. Read More »

New York – William Eggleston and John McCracken: “True Stories” at David Zwirner Through April 17th, 2021

April 1st, 2021

John McCracken, Untitled (Red Block) (1966), via David Zwirner
John McCracken, Untitled (Red Block) (1966), via David Zwirner

Currently on view at its uptown exhibition space, David Zwirner is presenting an exhibition of works by William Eggleston and John McCracken, the first time the artists have been featured together, through a selection of works that explore color and light in their respective artistic visions. Expressing a natural interest in the forms and lines of the American landscape through documentation and precise geometries, the show is a fascinating exploration of the pair’s respective aesthetic visions.

William Eggleston and John McCracken, True Stories (Installation View), via David Zwirner
William Eggleston and John McCracken, True Stories (Installation View), via David Zwirner

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New York – Cory Arcangel: “Century 21″ at Greene Naftali Through April 17th, 2021

March 31st, 2021

Cory Arcangel, :roʊˈdeɪoʊ: Let’s Play HOLLYWOOD (2017-21) via Greene Naftali
Cory Arcangel, /roʊˈdeɪoʊ/ Let’s Play: HOLLYWOOD (2017-21), via Greene Naftali

Over the past two decades, few artists have taken such a continuously engaging pathway through the history and culture of digital media in all of its forms in the same manner as Cory Arcangel.  Hacking into the systems and software that define our networked lives, he introduces glitches and misfires that reveal the perils of technological dependence. For his debut solo exhibition at Greene Naftali, he continues this practice, amplifying and enhancing themes he has honed over two decades, using the structures and social mores of digital platforms as his primary artistic material.

Cory Arcangel, :roʊˈdeɪoʊ: Let’s Play HOLLYWOOD (2017-21) via Greene Naftali
Cory Arcangel, /roʊˈdeɪoʊ/ Let’s Play: HOLLYWOOD (2017-21), via Greene Naftali

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New York – “Regroup Show” at Miguel Abreu Gallery Through April 17th, 2021

March 30th, 2021

Matthew Ronay, Eight Tissues One Hand (2020), via Miguel Abreu
Matthew Ronay, Eight Tissues One Hand (2020), via Miguel Abreu

In 2007, at its location at 36 Orchard, Miguel Abreu Gallery mounted Regroup Show, an exhibition meant to highlight the then burgeoning scene of artists showing together and side by side in the Lower East Side. Exploring the diverse modes of working and broad range of expressive capacities of this talented group, the show was a striking inquiry into just how one might understand shared space, and sharing space.

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New York – Roni Horn: “Recent Work” at Hauser & Wirth Through April 10th, 2021

March 26th, 2021

Roni Horn, Wits' End Mash (Elvis has left the building), v.1 (2019) via Hauser and Wirth
Roni Horn, Wits’ End Mash (Elvis has left the building), v.1 (2019) via Hauser and Wirth

Artist Roni Horn has spent the past four decades questioning accepted notions of identity and meaning, thwarting closure and opening up new possibilities of perception through her expansive body of work across mediums. This relentless approach to her craft, exploring modes of perception and language as expressed through nuanced, subtle material inventions, takes center stage here in a show of recent work at Hauser & Wirth in New York. Compiling a selection of drawings described as “a kind of breathing activity on a daily level,”the show welcomes an engaging continuation of her interest in speech, written text, and understanding.

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New York – Peter Joseph: “The Border Paintings” at Lisson Gallery Through April 24th, 2021

March 23rd, 2021

Peter Joseph, The Border Paintings (Installation View), via Lisson Gallery
Peter Joseph, The Border Paintings (Installation View), via Lisson Gallery

Marking the latest entry in a long-running string of collaborations between the estate of artist Peter Joseph and Lisson Gallery, a show of works from the 1980s and 1990s the artist was in the process of planning when he passed away at age 91 in November 2020 is now on view.  Presenting a series of contrasting geometric frames across the gallery space, the show investigates Joseph’s commitment to color and space as the central tenets of his practice. Read More »

New York – John Waters: “Hollywood’s Greatest Hits” at Sprüth Magers Through May 1st, 2021

March 17th, 2021

 

John Waters, La Mer (2009), via Sprüth Magers
John Waters, La Mer (2009), via Sprüth Magers

Taking over the exhibition space at Sprüth Magers’s Los Angeles gallery, John Waters takes a shot at the famous and infamous among the long annals of film culture, pop culture, and celebrity, opening a show that compiles a range of works from the past ten years that drive home the artist’s bitingly satirical abilities as a foremost critique of American culture, both high and low.

John Waters, Hollywood's Greatest Hits (Installation View), via Sprüth Magers
John Waters, Hollywood’s Greatest Hits (Installation View), via Sprüth Magers

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Los Angeles – Caitlin Keogh: “Waxing Year” at Overduin and Co. Through April 3rd, 2021

March 16th, 2021

Caitlin Keogh, Waxing Year 3 (2020), via Overduin and Co.
Caitlin Keogh, Waxing Year 3 (2020), via Overduin and Co.

Painter Caitlin Keogh‘s works are orchestrations of symbolism, blending together a range of images and patterns that give the final composition a dizzying series of touchpoints, and ultimately arrive at a final composition that seems to rarely rest on any single image. Such is the case with her new show of works currently on view at Overduin and Co. in Los Angeles, a selection of pieces that emphasize shifting grounds and a composite sense of reality.  Read More »

New York – Michelle Grabner at James Cohan Through April 3rd, 2021

March 15th, 2021

Michelle Grabner (Installation View), via James Cohan
Michelle Grabner (Installation View), via James Cohan

Marking a range of new explorations in an already diverse and wide-ranging body of work, artist Michelle Grabner opens a new show of works this month at James Cohan in downtown Manhattan. Marking a renewed engagement with restoration and material, Grabner’s installation meditates on simple gestures and repetition as a manner to explore an expansive interior world.

Michelle Grabner, Untitled (2021), via James Cohan
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New York – John Russell: “Well” at Bridget Donahue Through March 13th, 2021

March 12th, 2021

John Russell, Well (2021), via Bridget Donahue
John Russell, Well (2021), via Bridget Donahue

Well, John Russell‘s new exhibition on view through this weekend at Bridget Donahue in New York consists of a single work, an 87 x 22 ft Vinyl print of “Hell,” as the gallery describes it, a sprawling digital collage that twists a range of horrifying graphics and symbols into a teeming mass of spectatorship. Read More »

New York – Robert Grosvenor and David Novros at Paula Cooper Through April 3rd, 2021

March 11th, 2021

Robert Grosvenor, Untitled (2019), via Paula Cooper
Robert Grosvenor, Untitled (2019), via Paula Cooper

Exploring divergent production approaches and interlocking conceptual outputs, the current exhibition at Paul Cooper’s 26th street exhibition explores the work of Robert Grosvenor and David Novros, exploring the pair’s shared interests and many years of friendship.  Grosvenor, a sculptor, and Novros, a painter, met as members of the artists’ cooperative and gallery Park Place, a hotbed of avant-garde art in the 1960s. Contemporaries and mutual admirers of each other’s work, their shared sensitivity to architectural space and approach towards particular conditions for viewing art make for a unique show plan.  Read More »

New York – “Home Life” at Matthew Marks Through March 20th, 2021

March 10th, 2021

Charles Ray, Clothes Pile (2020), via Matthew Marks
Charles Ray, Clothes Pile (2020), via Matthew Marks

Pursuing a timely and intriguing exploration of the current contexts of confinement and isolation as expressed in our Covid-19 dominated world, Matthew Marks Gallery has opened a new show, Home Life, at its 523 West 24th Street. Featuring new works by Alex Da Corte, Robert Gober, and Charles Ray, all exhibited for the first time, together with earlier works by Nayland Blake, Nan Goldin, and Ken Price, among others, the show takes the domestic and the personal as a springboard for broader ideations around the expression of self and society in the most intimate environs.  Read More »

London – Jonathan Monk: “Not Me, Me” at Lisson Gallery Through April 24th, 2021

March 9th, 2021

Jonathan Monk, Not Me, Me (Installation View)
Jonathan Monk, Not Me, Me (Installation View)

Jonathan Monk’s investigations into memory, ephemera and artistic process emerge from his practice as an inveterate observer, participant and collector of both popular culture and conceptual art, a constant observer and documentarian whose works explore the wide ranges of history, politics, sociology and memory in a way that brings the viewer with him through a maze of references and touchpoints. In a new series of works on view at Lisson this month, particularly a set of collages entitled Exhibit Model Detail with Additional Information, Monk charts and revisits some of his own exhibition history using photographic evidence of previous solo shows, harking back to the first museum presentation featuring wallpaper of his own past work at Kunsthaus Baselland in 2016. Read More »

Paris – “Horizons” at Lévy Gorvy Through March 20th, 2021

March 8th, 2021

Etel Adnan, Horizon 8 (2020), via Lévy Gorvy
Etel Adnan, Horizon 8 (2020), via Lévy Gorvy

Currently on at Lévy Gorvy in Paris, the artist Etel Adnan has curated a selection of works in collaboration with Victoire de Pourtalès, centered around a poetic and nostalgic text by the artist. Exploring her movements between Lebanon, California, and France, the text, and the show at large considers the importance of physical and aesthetic displacements, using her own personal horizon, and the questions raised by such mutations as a way to explore broader questions of social and cultural dynamics. Read More »

New York – Lucas Blalock: “Florida, 1989″ at Galerie Eva Presenhuber Through April 10th, 2021

March 5th, 2021

Lucas Blalock, M_M_M_M_M_ (Daisychain) (2020), via Eva Presenhuber
Lucas Blalock, M_M_M_M_M_ (Daisychain) (2020), via Eva Presenhuber

Open now at Galerie Eva Presenhuber’s New York exhibition space, artist Lucas Blalock has brought together a body of new works under the title Florida, 1989, marking his second solo exhibition with the gallery. Drawing on memory and trauma, Blalock’s work in the show explores his own history, and its traces appearing throughout his work.  Read More »

New York – Jordan Kasey: “The Storm” at Nicelle Beauchene Through March 27th, 2021

March 4th, 2021

Jordan Kasey, Umbrella (2021), via Nicelle Beauchene
Jordan Kasey, Umbrella (2021), via Nicelle Beauchene

On view this month at Nicelle Beauchene in New York, painter Jordan Kasey has assembled a body of new works drawing lines through the melodramatic and the comical, playful and surreal paintings that draw on the artist’s sense of light and space, while exploring the act of gesture and tension.  Read More »

New York – “Lost and Found” at Martos Gallery Through March 13th, 2021

March 3rd, 2021

Kayode Ojo, Overdressed (Blush) (2018), via Martos
Kayode Ojo, Overdressed (Blush) (2018), via Martos

“What is the Lost & Found in art? Is there such a place? Is it a state of mind, of curiosity? Existing everywhere at all times? To occasion, over and again, a parallel with life, its flow? The tide comes in and the tide goes out, and what washes up randomly upon the shore? As many go about putting a lost year behind us, we wonder how to find our way back to ourselves, to one another, to those gone. Belongings. What belongs to us, and to whom do we belong? Can a gallery be thought of as a Lost & Found?” Read More »

Berlin – Rebecca Ackroyd: “100mph” at Peres Projects Through March 5th, 2021

February 23rd, 2021

Rebecca Ackroyd, Breath Taking (2020), via Peres Projects
Rebecca Ackroyd, Breath Taking (2020), via Peres Projects

Artist Rebecca Ackroyd is interested in the twinned experiences of personal and collective memory, and how we reconcile their dissonance in our lives. Making a nuanced exploration of these ideas in concert with a unique fusion of concept and material, her new show, 100mph, her second exhibition at Peres Projects, Ackroyd architecturally intervenes in the space with semitransparent, plastic dividers, creating pods that isolate both the works and the viewer.  Read More »

New York – Jason Moran: “The Sound Will Tell You” at Luhring Augustine Through

February 22nd, 2021

Jason Moran, Bathing the Room with Blues 3 (2020), via Luhring Augustine
Jason Moran, Bathing the Room with Blues 3 (2020), via Luhring Augustine

Currently at Luhring Augustine‘s Tribeca exhibition space, the gallery is presenting The Sound Will Tell You, a presentation of new works on paper by artist and pianist Jason Moran, marking the gallery’s second exhibition with the artist. Internationally renowned as a jazz pianist and composer, Moran’s interdisciplinary and often collaborative visual art practice mines the history of music, and its social, cultural, and political subtexts. Here, he returns to a mode of practice that runs between both modes.  Read More »

New York – Camille Blatrix: “Pop-Up” at 55 Walker Through March 6th, 2021

February 19th, 2021

Camille Blatrix, Pop-Up (Installation View), via Andrew Kreps
Camille Blatrix, Pop-Up (Installation View), via Andrew Kreps

Camille Blatrix marks his first solo show in New York this month with Pop-Up, a strikingly incisive investigation into the modern cultural landscape, and the implied iconographies that come with it, on view via Andrew Kreps at 55 Walker. Mining languages of neoliberalism and capital, Blatrix’s built environment and assembled pieces are a comically incisive exploration of labor, material and culture.  Read More »