Congratulations to Wardell Milan on receiving the "African American Trailblazer Award".
The Trailblazer Award, sponsored by the Commission for Blacks, recognizes and honors the accomplishments of African Americans affiliated with the University of Tennessee who are trailblazers in their disciplines or within the fields of diversity, inclusion, and social justice.
Congratulations to Ciprian Muresan on winning the 10th 'Prix de Dessin de la Fondation d’Art Contemporain Daniel & Florence Guerlain'. The artist received €15,000 and one of his works will be donated by the Foundation to the Centre Pompidou. Drawings by Charles Avery, Ciprian Muresan and Didier Trenet are shown at the Salon du dessin (until Monday 27 March).
Image: Courtesy Salon du Dessin
"Visarts are delighted to welcome world-renowned Irish artist Alice Maher, and author/former cultural co-ordinator of Trinity College, Catherine Morris, for a one of a kind event taking place on Wednesday the 15th of March from 6 PM - 7 PM UTC.
'Hybrid Histories: Alice Maher in conversation with Catherine Morris' will see two of Ireland's most prominent names in Irish art and culture discuss Alice's long and fruitful career in both Ireland and abroad, as well as her involvement with the Artist's Campaign to Repeal the Eighth and other projects."
Congratulations to Alice Maher, whose work will be included in the 2016 EVA International - Ireland's Biennial.
We are pleased to announce that David Hartt's multi-media installation, Interval, is among media works, ranging from sound installation to multi-screen 3-D videos, which have recently been acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Congratulations to Julia Fish, whose work will be included in the 2016 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts at the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
David Nolan Gallery is pleased to announce the publication of Jorinde Voigt: Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata 1-32 (Hatje Cantz, 2015). Introduced by Dr. Franz W. Kaiser, of the Gemeentemuseum (the Hague), this volume centres around Jorinde Voigt’s seminal 32-part series based on the music of Beethoven. To coincide with New York’s Frieze week, a book launch with the artist will take place at the gallery on Friday, May 15. Please contact the gallery for further details.
"Drawing Redefined presents the distinctive drawing practices of five contemporary artists: Roni Horn, Esther Kläs, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Richard Tuttle and Jorinde Voigt, who have maintained a discipline of drawing as a constituent element of their artistic practice. Drawing affirms these artists’ tactile engagement of the world and often provides a forum for experimentation, study, and expansion of a vocabulary of images that recur in their art. In these artists' hands, the traditional practice of drawing is transformed into an exploration of time and space manifest in forms beyond traditional linear representation in photographic, painterly, and sculptural work."
Congratulations to David Hartt on receiving a 2015 visual arts grant from The Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
"The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, a nonprofit arts organization founded in 1963 by John Cage and Jasper Johns, has announced the recipients of its annual awards. Fourteen unrestricted grants of $35,000 each, amounting to a total of $490,000, will be given to individual artists and one collective in the United States."
Ciprian Mureşan is the subject of a solo exhibition at The Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest, curated by Krisztina Szipőcs. From the museum's press release:
"Ciprian Mureșan belongs to the generation of the post-Communist regime and is, in a post-conceptual manner, preoccupied with the historical and political fallout for his country, Romania. Mureșan appropriates historical, social and cultural references (essentially artistic, literary and cinematographic), which he re-contextualizes. He analyses the mechanisms of cultural diffusion; the ambivalent, if not contrary relationships between memories of recent history and those of actual experience, in addition to the relationships between political power, religious power, and civil society. His works allude to iconic works from the history of modernity, while addressing questions ranging from the jolts of contemporary society and the fall of utopias to the impact of new technologies on our visual culture, by way of the fetishization of cartoons and the relationship of civil society to different forms of power. He deals with history, religion and art using simple gestures and methods from popular culture with the same quasi-expiatory manner, while restoring the importance of personal experience and expression."
Sketchbooks, according to Alice Maher, are the ‘freewheeling workshops of the mind … the pool in which thousands of images and ideas float freely, rubbish and gems together, bumping into each other, some surfacing, others staying in the depths for years, waiting to be remembered.’
University of Pennsylvania Fine Arts Lecture Series at the
Institute of Contemporary Art, Tuttleman Auditorium
118 S. 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Standing in the Shadows of Love:
The Aldrich Collection 1964–1974, Part II
Richard Artschwager, Eva Hesse, Ellsworth Kelly, Agnes Martin, Richard Serra
Rooted in a fascination with the human form, Wardell Milan’s works on paper frequently depict boxers or bodybuilders, displaying figures in contorted states or pushed to the extreme. In his viscerally rendered charcoal drawings, Milan distills these forms into near-abstract arrangements, highlighting areas of physical struggle, while leaving other passages sketched out or blank.
David Hartt has been named as one of the four artists in consideration for the 2014 Aimia | Art Gallery of Ontario Photography Prize. The other nominees are Lisa Oppenheim, Nandipha Mntambo, and Elad Lassry.
The show is organized in collaboration with the Estate of Ian Hamilton Finlay and is curated by his long time associate Pia Simig.
In his first exhibition in the Middle East, the show includes tapestries, neon installations, engraved poems on glass, sculptures and printed works from the 1960s to 2006, as well as wall paintings installed by his long time collaborator, Les Edge. Finlay’s poetic work with its focus on the language and beauty of the letter is particularly relevant to our region, where the tradition of calligraphy and the rich history of the written word are integral to Middle Eastern artistic canons. The work highlights the letter, making it the subject, just as the Arabic calligraphers have done for centuries.
Carroll Dunham’s world of animated line is populated by organic shapes and cartoon-like creatures. Dunham’s drawings demonstrate the artist’s dexterity in thin lines, delicate shadings, aggressive smudges, and smeary black washes. This show is about the essence of drawing. At the same time, it celebrates Dunham’s ability to manipulate simple materials and lines in ways that have engaged viewers for more than three decades.
This One's Optimistic: Pincushion" curated by Cary Smith is a densely hung, salon style exhibition that includes paintings and drawings by 38 contemporary artists, all of whom are known for their excellence in making work that leans heavily towards abstraction. Their styles are vastly different and will, in close proximity, create a wide-ranging visual experience, which can be seen as a current reflection of a slice of what is going on within the art community. A unifying theme among all the artwork is that of an intuitive, positive, human force—one that is authentic, smart, original, and inventive—and always with a warm beating heart.
On May 20th at 6pm The MCA Chicago will host the premier of Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists, followed by a discussion with artists Gladys Nilsson and Art Green, director Leslie Buchbinder, writer John Corbett, and MCA curator Lynne Warren.
The film is a lavishly-illustrated romp through Chicago Imagist art: the Second City scene that challenged Pop Art’s status quo in the 1960s, then faded from view. Forty years later, its funk and grit inspires artists from Jeff Koons to Chris Ware, making the Imagists the most famous artists you never knew.
The exhibition "A Few Grams of Red, Yellow, Blue. New Romanian Art", curated by Ewa Gorządek and designed by Jarosław Kozakiewicz, is a comprehensive presentation of the latest works from Romanian artists of the younger generation, who since the mid-2000s have begun to manifest their presence in the art scene, locally as well as on an international scale. This thirty-something generation grew up under communism, witnessed the breakdown and collapse of the system, coupled with experiencing the violent invasion of consumer culture in an indigenous society. Consequently, it is through this peerless perspective that the artists formulate their thoughts and comments on the observed changes.
This ambitious survey exhibition of the work of the internationally renowned Scottish artist, poet, and garden designer Ian Hamilton Finlay includes over 200 objects including sculptures, prints, and books. The show is the first museum exhibition of the artist’s work in the United States since his show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1992; the exhibition is also the first of the artist’s work in the United States since his death in 2006. In addition to filling deCordova’s Linde and Foster Galleries, the exhibition containa a number of works installed outdoors in the Sculpture Park, including beehives and a sundial.
The exhibition features over 135 works spanning six decades, including sculptures, paintings, drawings, photographs, and prints. Often associated with Pop, Minimalism, and Conceptual art, his work never fit neatly into any of these categories. His artistic practice consistently explored questions regarding his own visual and physical engagement with the world; his objects straddle the line between illusion and reality. The exhibition reveals the artist’s prescience in his career-long commitment to exploring the profound effect photography and technology have had in transforming our engagement with the world. His work has responded to and challenged how these media—and our experience of things as images rather than as things in themselves—have shifted human experience from being rooted in primary physical experience to a knowledge mediated by secondary sources such as newspapers, television, and the Internet.
On Saturday, February 1 David Hartt will discuss his new book, Belvedere, whose subject is the Mackinac Center for Public Policy; a conservative free market think tank and the originators of the Overton Window. Hartt will be joined by publishers Martine Syms (Dominica) and Jeff Khonsary (New Documents) in a conversation about the implicit value proposition of the frame.
For more information about the fair as well as other events, visit their website.
Seven Billion Two Hundred and One Million Nine Hundred and Sixty-Four Thousand and Two Hundred and Thirty-Eight at The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Country Durham, UK
Curated by Greville Worthington
This exhibition brings together for the first time all of Turk’s neon works – signature pieces made between 1995 and 2014 that examine the evolution of Turk’s practice. The show will travel to the New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury in November 2014 and Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool in 2015
For more information visit gavinturk.com
The fifth title in Black Dog Publishing’s ARTWORLD series, Contemporary Art in the United Kingdom showcases the wealth of contemporary art being produced in the United Kingdom today.
Diverse in content and style, Contemporary Art in the United Kingdom features work from artists including, Gavin Turk, Tracey Emin, Fiona Banner, Bob and Roberta Smith, Chris Ofili and Mark Quinn, alongside the work of emerging British artists today. Exploring the phenomenon of the YBA, looking at pre and post-YBA; alongside the growing influence of art fairs such as Frieze and prizes such as the Turner Prize; Contemporary Art in the United Kingdom provides a comprehensive a complexion of the contemporary art scene from all four corners of the British Isles.
The 11-story Modernist building, home to Jet and Ebony magazines starting in 1971, was heralded as the first major downtown Chicago building designed by an African-American architect since the 18th century. Granted unprecedented access to film and photograph in this John Moutoussamy–designed building, Hartt beautifully and earnestly records the time-capsule nature of the space, which meticulously retains Arthur Elrod’s original 1971 interior design. The building was purpose-built as the headquarters of this important publishing company, and its interior is a clear and exuberant expression of Black taste, resolutely modern, colorful, and complex, a pure expression of founder John Johnson’s vision of what a leading Black-owned business can be.
Godchildren of Enantios
Screening Wednesday, December 4, 8pm at the New World Center
SoundScape Park, 500 17th Street, Miami Beach
From November 29, 2013 through March 9, 2014 MACRO presents a solo exhibition of Jorinde Voigt, a central figure in the emerging international contemporary art scene. Superpassion is curated by Mary Alicata.
"My Brain Is in My Inkstand: Drawing as Thinking and Process" is an original exhibition debuting at Cranbrook Art Museum that brings together 22 artists from around the world to redefine the notion of drawing as a thinking process in the arts and sciences alike. Sketches on paper are the first materialized traces of an idea, but they are also an instrument that makes a meandering thought concrete.
Presenting more than 100 sculptures, paintings, drawings, and edition works, this is the most comprehensive retrospective to date on the American artist Richard Artschwager (1923–2013).
David Hartt has been working with photographs for many years, attracted to the social, cultural, political, and economic complexities of the subjects he captures and rendering them with a cool, dispassionate eye. Stray Light includes a film displayed in a room that has been carpeted in the style of his subject, the 1971 Johnson Publishing Company building in Chicago, as well as a group of four photographs in an adjacent room in the North Galleries. The building was purpose-built as the headquarters of this important Black-owned publishing company, made famous by its Jet and Ebony magazine titles as well as by its role as a leading arbiter of African American taste and culture during the latter half of the twentieth century. Hartt’s work raises questions about the commingling of the personal and the public, and highlights the narratives and ideologies that underlie the Johnson firm while assessing their lasting impact on today’s society.
The Langen Foundation is showing artwork by Jorinde Voigt (b. 1977) for the first time, the series Ludwig van Beethoven Sonatas 1–32 from the year 2012. For a decade she has been working on conceptual drawings that she calls notations and partiturs. Her works are reminiscent of the graphic musical scores by composers like Iannis Xenakis or Mauricio Kagel, yet without instructions for translating the content into music.
To commemorate the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy—and the resiliency of New York City’s arts community, which was hit especially hard by the storm—the Dedalus Foundation, the Brooklyn Rail, and the Jamestown Charitable Foundation join with Industry City Associates to present a nearly 100,000 square foot exhibition entitled Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1. The exhibition will take place at Industry City, a hub of creative manufacturing and innovation in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Centered on the work of artists directly affected by Sandy, the exhibition will also feature work inspired by and referring to the storm, along with work by artists who were invited to participate in the spirit of solidarity. In addition, the two-month exhibition will include musical performances, poetry readings, film screenings, and other cultural events. The Brooklyn Rail’s radio partner, ARTonAIR.org (the radio station of the Clocktower Gallery), will provide official radio coverage and music selections for the exhibition.
Industry City has been involved with Hurricane Sandy relief since Sandy hit. At the time of the storm, Industry City Associates donated the use of 18,000 square feet of space to volunteer conservators who worked on the recovery of hundreds of works of art.
Installation view of Mel Kendrick's Markers at Come Together: Surviving Sandy
A central figure in the history of feminist art, Christina Ramberg explored traditional notions of beauty and their relationship to our bodies in her paintings from the 1960s and 70s exhibiting a wide range of influences including costume history, surrealism, outsider art, Pop art, and comics. The exhibition features work dating from 1971 to 1981, a period in the late artist’s career when she moved towards increasing abstraction of the female form.
The Fondazione Prada presents between 1 June and 3 November 2013 at Ca' Corner della Regina in Venice an exhibition entitled “When Attitudes Become Form: Bern 1969/Venice 2013” curated by Germano Celant in dialogue with Thomas Demand and Rem Koolhaas. In a surprising and novel remaking, the project reconstructs “Live in Your Head. When Attitudes Become Form,” a show curated by Harald Szeemann at the Bern Kunsthalle in 1969, which went down in history for the curator's radical approach to exhibition practice, conceived as a linguistic medium.
A project for the 55th Venice Biennale
Private view: 6pm Tuesday 28 May
On the occasion of the 55th Venice Biennale, the Gervasuti Foundation is proud to present Vanacular, a site-specific project by British artist Gavin Turk. This installation is comprised of a selection of works based on the artist’s ongoing Transit Disaster series. The title is a pun on ‘van’ and ‘vernacular‘, a metaphor implying the social connotations that the iconic white Ford van of the ‘90s represents in British society and a paradoxical play on the Venetian urban context, a city without roads. Vanacularreconfigures a language of identity between that which is considered an accident of fate and that which is invested with intent, both in art and in life.
Please join us at 7pm for a talk by the artist, followed by a book signing.
Refreshments will be served from 6pm.
To attend, please RSVP by email
or contact George Newall on +1 212 925 6190
Out of the Ordinary
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
This display focuses on Ian Hamilton Finlay’s recourse to a neo-classical idiom and his creation of sculptures that, by their conjunction of word and image, play with an emblematic use of reference and metaphor whose adopted form is most often that of the idyll.
Boat names evoke the pastoral activity of fishing and the landscape of the sea; the paraphernalia of naval warfare describes a bucolic idyll expressed as if a shaded garden temple; instruments of revolution and agriculture - a gun, a drum, a guillotine blade, a hoe, a spade - similarly harness the language of the seasonal metamorphosis in which a garden, like society, is ordered and celebrated through themes suggested by the French Revolution.
Drawn wholly from work by Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925-2006) that is held within Tate’s collection, the display juxtaposes neon, wood, stone and bronze sculptures with printed works on paper - prints, as well as books and cards.
Book Signing by Britta Le Va
Reading by Max Blagg
Thursday, November 29th from 6:30-8pm
Reading at 7pm
The Irish Museum of Modern Art will hold a mid-career retrospective of Alice Maher's work.
"Becoming is a mid-career retrospective of the work of Alice Maher, one of Ireland’s most respected and influential artists. Including painting, sculpture, photography and animation, the exhibition will include seminal works such as Berry Dress, 1994, from the IMMA Collection; Familiar, 1995, from the Crawford Art Gallery, and many other works held in IMMA’s own Collection. The title Becoming, hints at some of the main preoccupations of the artist and the themes that will be explored in the exhibition. A dress can be becoming or flattering; one’s behaviour can become you, as you act in an appropriate way within a social construct; but becoming also points at a point of transformation where something becomes something else, Maher’s work has always placed itself at this nexus, a point of metamorphosis where there is continuous flux as states shift and the familiar becomes otherworldly or unknown - where the inappropriate and the unacceptable are constantly called into play."
Ciprian Muresan will be included in “Six Lines of Flight: Shifting Geographies in Contemporary Art” curated by Apsara DiQuinzio. The show opens September 15 and will remain on view until December 31, 2012.
In his statement for the 30th São Paulo Bienal, curator Luis Pérez-Oramas writes, "The artists bear testimony, in their works, to life or to living memory: they believe in shadows, in traces, and in the body as a unique archive for survival, alterform, drift and voice. The artists in The Imminence of Poetics are all contemporary: the imminence of poetics is nothing other than this: there, in their niche, becoming contemporary: greeting the dawn with shadows in the flight of light, with the word on the tip of one’s tongue with sound or silence, and all their potential."
David Nolan Gallery is pleased to announce the participation of artists Sandra Vásquez de la Horra (Chile, b. 1967) and Ian Hamilton Finlay (Scotland, b. 1925 - d. 2006) in the 30th São Paulo Bienal. The São Paulo Bienal runs from September 7th through December 9th.
Jorinde Voigt will be exhibited at the Nevada Museum of Art from July 28, 2012 - January 6, 2013. This will be her first solo exhibition at an art museum in the United States.
Jorinde Voigt will be included in the group show "Turbulence" at the Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton. From the press release:
"Today, with the help of new technologies or rudimentary techniques, virtual images or traditional line drawings, artists from different horizons are exploring the multiple aesthetic and philosophical possibilities of the notion of turbulence. They have also developed various systems of graphic, pictorial or sculptural notation enabling them to 'chart' these spontaneous and disconcerting movements of matter.
"The immersive space and video installations of Pascal Haudressy and Ryoichi Kurokawa, which mix images, sounds and sculptures, the blowers and turbines of Attila Csörgo, Zilvinas Kempinas, Petroc Sesti or Jorinde Voigt, which generate whirlwinds or whirlpools, the apparently liquefying wall of Loris Cecchini, Sachiko Kodama’s sculptures, constantly changing along with variations in magnetic fields, Élias Crespin’s mechanical waves and flows, Miguel Chevalier’s swirling field of colour to explore with the eye and the body, Angela Bulloch’s pixel mutations: this exhibition, pervaded by varying currents, brings together the work of 11 artists of different nationalities, all of whom explore in myriad ways (via machines, images, physical processes) the art of playing with turbulence."
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Richard Artschwager will be included in the group exhibition "Scapes" at the Denver Art Museum. From the press release:
"Landscapes, seascapes, even skyscapes and dreamscapes, occupy our imagination. These worlds are presented in drawings by 16 artists on view in the works-on-paper gallery. Some works convey a sense of place using no more than a simple graphic line, as demonstrated by Roy Lichtenstein and Saul Steinberg; others inject atmospheric effects as seen in examples by Richard Artschwager, Jennifer Bartlett, and Alexis Rockman. Keith Hale's huge ethereal nightscape conjures up the magic of light in the middle of the night. Still others connect to Colorado, like this drawing by Christo. Come escape to worlds envisioned by these contemporary masters."
A rising star of Germany’s art scene, Voigt has created a new series of drawings in response to Stewart Goodyear’s presentation of Beethoven’s piano sonatas at this year’s festival. Together, the 32 works—one for each sonata—brilliantly complement Goodyear’s performances with their distinct visual exploration of the emotive power of Beethoven’s music.
Join Luminato and the ROM for an Artist Talk with Jorinde Voigt on Friday, June 8 at 7:00 PM (as part of Friday Night LIVE at ROM) and on Saturday, June 9 at 4:00 PM. Both talks will be held in the exhibition space, on ROM’s Level 3. The talks and tours are free with ticketed admission (paid) to the ROM.
This exhibition will continue until October 8, 2012 at the Royal Ontario Museum.
Public Art Fund's exhibition "Common Ground," on display now in City Hall Park, includes a sculpture by Ian Hamilton Finlay.
"The late Scottish artist is best known for 'Little Sparta,' the remarkable garden near Edinburgh filled with sculptures and pavilions that he created with his wife, Sue Finlay, between 1966 and 2006. He was fascinated by the poetic expression of philosophical ideas, often inscribing texts in stone to be placed in garden settings. The text in this work, which he translated into Latin, is credited to Louis de Saint-Just (1767-1794), a leader of the French Revolution. It reads, 'The present order is the disorder of the future.'"
Project Space: Stage and Twist
Anna Molska and Ciprian Mureşan
Tate Modern: Exhibition
David Nolan Gallery is very pleased to announce that Jorinde Voigt has won Le Prix de dessin contemporain 2012.
Each year, the prize is awarded to an artist who has recently gained recognition in the art market and by institutions, and for whom drawing constitutes a central role. Voigt had been nominated alongside artists Marcel Dzama and Marc Bauer.
David Nolan Gallery proudly announces our participation at the Salon du dessin 2012.
Since 1991, the Salon du Dessin, which was created by a small group of art dealers, is a reference for art lovers. The yearly event, in the historical building of the Paris Stock Exchange, attracts collectors from all around the world to Paris - but not only collectors. Experts, museum curators, academics and art lovers gather during this international event of major importance to the art market, equal to Maastricht TEFAF or the Paris Biennale des Antiquaires.
Nächtliches Konzert: Jorinde Voigt and Gregor Hildebrandt
Under the title Nächtliches Konzert (Nightly Concert), Museum van Bommel van Dam will be exhibiting work by two young German artists from the 5th of February until the 15th of April: Jorinde Voigt and Gregor Hildebrandt. Both of them live and work in Berlin and have created enormous furore during the last few years. Both Voigt and Hildebrandt have received various prizes in their current city of residence and have captured attention at international fairs and exhibitions. Nächtliches Konzert will be the first major museum presentation for the duo in the Netherlands.
The Annual: 2012
January 25 – April 29, 2012
Featuring works by over 100 artists and architects, the Annual reveals the cross-generational dialogue occurring in the art world by juxtaposing contemporary masters with emerging and mid-career artists, showcasing Academicians and invited artists and architects. Featured artists include Ellen Altfest, Karl Benjamin, David Diao, Lesley Dill, Kate Gilmore, Joan Jonas, Roberto Juarez, Glenn Ligon, Malcolm Morley, Alison Saar, Arlene Shechet, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Carrie Mae Weems, Stephen Westfall, among many others. Architectural projects will include work by Jeanne Gang, Peter Gluck, Cesar Pelli, Thomas Phifer, Robert A. M. Stern, Bernard Tschumi, and Billie Tsien, and others.
David Nolan Gallery is very pleased to announce that Jorinde Voigt has been nominated for Le Prix de dessin contemporain 2012. The winner will be announced on March 29, 2012 at the Salon du dessin at the Palais de la Bourse, Paris.
David Nolan Gallery is thrilled to announce the publication of Neil Gall: Works 2007-2011. Designed by Dan Miller and published by Hatje Cantz, the book features 57 color illustrations of paintings, drawing and sculpture by the Britist artist, Neil Gall.
Curated by Gund Gallery director Natalie Marsh, the inaugural exhibition Seeing/Knowing explores the experience of information in contemporary art. After 50 years of new media culture—the world of TV, the internet, and virtual reality—and 50 years of new media art—creative computer-based and digital expression—technological ways of thinking have permeated the creative processes of artists working in all media. Gathering together works of art from multiple continents, Seeing/Knowing offers a global view of the expanded ways that art represents thought.
Family Matters: The Family in British Art is an ambitious touring exhibition that shows how the subject of the family has been and continues to be a challenging yet enduring subject for artists. Divided thematically, the exhibition showcases the best of British art with works by David Hockney, Anthony van Dyck, William Hogarth and Tracey Emin. Contemporary and historic works are juxtaposed to show how the traditional family portrait has been replaced with a more frank portrayal of the family. Formal portraits were frequently staged for political or personal purposes, whereas the more recent works offer a view that can only be described as ‘behind the scenes’ creating a tension between the public and private portrayal of the family.
The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art Benefit Auction
Monday, October 24th
Robert Miller Gallery
524 West 26th Street, NY 10001
6:30 - 9:00 PM
Live auction at 7:30 PM
FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, the Centre d’art contemporain Geneva (Switzerland)
9.23.11 - 12.31.11
Contemporary Art Gallery Vancouver (Canada)
Curated by Christopher Eamon
Works from a new generation of Central and Eastern European artists that engage post-conceptual strategies and collectively challenge accepted notions of the East as a social, political and art historical monolith.
David Nolan Gallery is very pleased to announce that Jorinde Voigt (b. 1977, Germany) will be exhibiting seven recent drawings during 54th Venice Biennale at the Palazzo Papadopoli as one of the nominees of the Future Generation Art Prize, established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in Kiev, Ukraine. The exhibition will open on June 2, 2011, at 8 pm.
ME COLLECTORS ROOM
May 29–August 28
The exhibition All Cannibals? at me Collectors Room scrutinizes the topic of cannibalism (anthropophagy) in art. Historical works—etchings, books of hours, paintings, ethnographic photographs, and cult objects foster a dialogue with works from contemporary art.
Join Alexander Ross & Vale Jewelry
for an evening showcasing the limited edition collection from their recent collaboration
David Nolan Gallery invites you to a special performance by the art/music duo Black Lake, called “Black Lake Silver Moon” on Saturday, May 7th at 5 pm. This event is organized in conjunction with New York Gallery Weekend, the second annual event including the participation of sixty galleries from all over New York.
Black Lake is an art/music duo comprised of Susan Jennings and Slink Moss. Their performances combine projected video art, original music and lyrics, sounds, movement, spoken word, sculpture, collage, hand-made instruments, drums, and shadows in a unique live performance. They have a vinyl LP entitled “Netherzone” coming out on Right Brain Words this summer.
Imagine you wake up one day belonging to another country. This actually happened, to millions of people, at the end of the Cold War. After living for almost 50 years behind the Iron Curtain, in 1989 they woke up in a new world, exposed to radically different modes of being and values. Almost everything changed: the space of experience, the radius of activity, holiday plans and even life plans. Seeking to make sense of the chaotic present, people have started to build a new logic for the future. How? Through routines of coexistence, of exchange, of everyday life.
Please join DAM Contemporaries in celebrating the new rotation of the Works on Paper Gallery, Watching Me Watching You. Hear from Modern & Contemporary’s Adjunct Curator of Drawings Julie Augur about her latest inspiration—the legacy of surrealism.
Since 1990, Jim Nutt has focused exclusively on female heads in spare line drawings and rich, detailed paintings. This exhibition is a retrospective of Jim Nutt's work that emphasizes the development of these important paintings through their precedents in his own work. Acknowledging the groundswell in interest in this unique American artist's work, this will be the first major presentation of Nutt in over a decade. Nutt's history as an important artist dates to the mid-1960s where in Chicago he was a chief instigator of the irreverent "Hairy Who" group, now better known as the imagists.
While it was undoubtedly inspired by mid-twentieth century pop culture, especially comic books, advertisements, jukebox and pinball machine art, and street signs, Nutt's art also explores the formal devices and techniques of historical painting. Northern European portraiture of the 15th and 16th century; Colonial American painting; the color and line explorations of Henri Matisse and Joan Miró; the quirky individualism of such artists as John Graham, Max Ernst, Arshile Gorky, and H. C. Westermann all offered lessons as Nutt has matured over four decades of artistic development. A fully illustrated catalogues is planned. This exhibition is organized by MCA Curator Lynne Warren.
David Nolan Gallery is pleased to host the book launch of
Viva la Difference: Poetry Inspired by the Painting of Peter Saul
Published by Off the Park Press
Saturday, January 22, 2011 from 3 – 5 pm
Vale & TeamFox
2nd Annual Fundraiser for Parkinson's Research
Thursday, December 16th, 5 - 10 pm at David Nolan Gallery
David Nolan Gallery is pleased to host the launch of "Dictionary of Living Irish Artists" by Robert O’Byrne on Tuesday, November 2nd from 6 - 8 pm.
The book includes an entry on David Nolan Gallery artist, Alice Maher.
Exploring a new mood in contemporary sculpture
29th September 2010 - 2nd January 2011
Contemporary artists engaging with the materiality and process of making sculpture.
Undone is concerned with sculpture that lies somewhere on the threshold between the made and unmade. This fascinating exhibition brings together a large body of recent work by international contemporary artists and in doing so identifies a shared aesthetic that characterises the work of this otherwise disparate group of artists. These ‘homespun’ sculptures, made from readily-available materials by artists from Europe, the US and Brazil seem to reflect a new age of austerity.
The More I Draw
Drawing as a Concept for the World
September, 5 2010 to February, 13 2011
"After the Fall: 18 Emerging Artists from East and Central Europe"
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
September 19 through July 26, 2010
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 19th from 3 to 5pm
Artist Roundtable Discussion: 5 to 7pm
After The Fall, emerging contemporary art from East and Central Europe, by artists who were educated at the transitional period between communism and democracy.
Pastorale, Curated by Klaus Kertess
Peter Cain, Carroll Dunham, Robert Harms, Susan Hartnett, Dona Nelson, Alexander Ross, Richard Van Buren
September 14 - October 16
Catalogue available on request
Emerging Images: The Creative Process in Prints
Curated by Wendy Weitman
508 West 26th Street, Room 5A
New York, NY 10001
The Renaissance Society's Annual Benefit Gala and Art Auction
The Renaissance Society is pleased to announce OFTHEMOMENT, its annual gala and benefit art auction. The auction consists of over seventy works by some of today's most compelling artists represented by the world's leading galleries.
Richard Artschwager: Hair
The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis is proud to present an exhibition of works by the widely acclaimed American artist Richard Artschwager, in the first focused look at the artist’s exploration of rubberized horsehair.
Images of Uncertainty
4 September – 7 November 2010
From the Galway Arts Centre's website:
This year we are delighted to be co-commissioning a new work by the excellent Alice Maher for our annual co-production with Galway Arts Festival. The new commission, ‘Godchildren of Enantios’ will be exhibited alongside Maher’s other animated works and a new sculptural piece. The sound is by Trevor Knight.
Limited edition intaglio print available.
Sandra Vásquez de la Horra is her name. She has Chilean nationality but has been living in Düsseldorf since 1995. Her work is 'modest'. It is small-scale and concerns drawings. But, good heavens – when she hangs those drawings on the wall! Then they become part of a greater whole; a chain that can stretch over the entire wall. Her world is populated by bidden and unbidden guests. She welcomes them in, without respect to persons. It must be said, however, that once they are caught in her net, there is no escape. Everything and everybody is 'sealed' beneath a thin layer of beeswax, which is applied over all the drawings. Something that was initially fluid and therefore malleable suddenly appears unmanageable; in readiness for eternity.
This show with over 15 works is Ciprian Mureșan's first solo exhibition in an art institution context. His works have been displayed recently in the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the Renaissance Society (Chicago), and the New Museum (New York), as well as at the 17th Sydney Biennale. In 2009, he was one of the artists representing Romania at the 53rd Venice Biennale. Mureșan is a member of the editorial team of the art and culture journal IDEA arts+society, one of the most influential art journals in Eastern Europe.
Recent work by Mureșan (born 1977 in Cluj) ranges from drawings and animated films to photography, sculpture, and video. Taking as his point of departure the changes in post-Communist states after 1989, he addresses issues of cultural identity and collectivization processes in his works. Throughout, he draws on art history, which leads him to idiosyncratic interpretations of the present.
The Arts Club of Chicago is pleased to announce the installation of the exhibition George Grosz in America 1933 – 1958 from May 12 to July 23, 2010. The exhibition is a unique opportunity to view the later, lesser known, work of an important and provocative modern artist.
New York Gallery Week inaugurates in the spring of 2010 with a series of art events to celebrate the most vital gallery community in the world. NYGW will be an annual event, concentrating on programmatic and artistic rigor, with a mission that aims to ignite the New York art scene and direct focus back to artists and galleries.
For further information, please visit http://www.newyorkgalleryweek.com
The Seductiveness of the Interval:
Stefan Constantinescu | Andrea Faciu | Ciprian Muresan | studio BASAR
Mel Kendrick's Marker, 2009, will be on view as part of LongHouse Reserve's 2010 opening season exhibition, "Rites of Spring: Art in the Gardens."
For directions and further information, please visit longhouse.org
The Madison Park Conservancy's Mad. Sq. Art program is pleased to present Markers, a group of five new cast concrete sculptures by Mel Kendrick. They will be installed on the central axis of the central Oval Lawn of historic Madison Square Park.
Nature, Once Removed
The (Un)Natural World in Contemporary Drawing
Curated by Sean McCarthy
at the Lehman College Art Gallery
Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468
Desire is a complex human emotion and a driving force in our lives from childhood through old age. We all can recall examples of literature, film, and music that are rife with expressions of desire. But how do contemporary visual artists portray desire, and all its attendant psychological states—anticipation, arousal, longing, regret, and so on? Opening in February, The Blanton will present a major exhibition of recent works in all media by an international roster of contemporary artists who have investigated notions of desire.
The University Art Museum is pleased to present Carroll Dunham Prints: A Survey. Although best known for his comically raucous paintings, Carroll Dunham's commitment and contribution to printmaking have been considerable. Including over 100 prints by one of the most prolific and inventive printmakers of his generation, this exhibition marks the first museum study of this distinguished artist's graphic oeuvre.
IN Berlin, autumn means art. Every year for the last 13 years, art hounds have descended on the city for Art Forum, the contemporary-art fair that showcases works from around the world...
"Inside Out" by Richard Artschwager
Riverside Health Center, 160 West 100th Street, Manhattan
A Project of the Department of Cultural Affairs' Percent for Art Program, the Department of Design and Construction and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Since 1982, the Public Design Commission of the City of New York has recognized outstanding public projects with its Annual Awards for Excellence in Design. The winning projects are selected by the Commission from the hundreds of submissions reviewed each year and exemplify the highest design standards.
elles@centrepompidou: Women Artists in the Collections of the National Modern Art Museum
For the first time in the world, a museum will be displaying the feminine side of its own collections. This new presentation of the Centre Pompidou's collections will be entirely given over to the women artists from the 20th century to the present day.
elles@centrepompidou is the third thematic exhibition of the National Modern Art Museum's collections, following Big Bang in 2005 and the Mouvement des Images (Image Movements) in 2006-2007.
Designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Renzo Piano, the Modern Wing provides a new home for the museum's collection of 20th- and 21st-century art. Now a decade in the making, this 264,000 square-foot building makes the Art Institute the second largest art museum in the United States. More Information
From the New York Times review:
"There is a small gallery devoted to six works by Jim Nutt, an outstanding but underappreciated painter, native to Chicago, whose perverse portraits and strung-out figures reflect the influence of local Surrealist collections like the Bergman."
Peter Saul, Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation Distinguished Visiting Painting Fellow
Monday, 27 April at 7:30pm
800 Chestnut Street campus
Free and open to the public
Known for his acid-hued paintings that meld cartoon imagery with biting social and political commentary, Peter Saul was inspired in the 50s and 60s as much by comic books as by the surrealists, becoming an unrelenting critic of various aspects of American culture...
David Nolan Gallery's current exhibition, Peter Saul: "New Paintings," will be the focus of the upcoming Review Panel at the National Academy Museum on Friday, April 24, along with three other current shows in NYC.
Location: The Hunting Library, 1083 Fifth Ave. @ 89th Street. Admission is $5. www.nationalacademy.org.
"Mixed Greens: Artists Choose Artists on the East End"
April 19 - June 21, 2009
6 pm, Panel Discussion; 7 pm, Opening Reception
Museum director Terrie Sultan will moderate a discussion with three of the jurors and their selected artists: John Alexander chose Jessica Benjamin, Michael Combs chose Randall Rosenthal, April Gornik chose Lucy Winton, Mary Heilmann chose Frazer P. Dougherty, Richard Kalina chose Peter Dayton, Michelle Stuart chose Jody Pinto, Donald Sultan chose Stephen Laub, John Torreano chose Kevin Teare, and Joe Zucker chose Ellen Wiener.
A reception will follow, featuring a performance by the xframes—an experimental punk band featuring exhibition artist Peter Dayton, Stan Stokowski, and Jameson Ellis.
Presenting over one hundred works that underscore the great scope of the Morgan's collecting interests, the exhibition includes old master and modern drawings, literary and musical manuscripts, illuminated texts, and rare printed books and bindings. The selections were drawn from more than 1,200 works acquired since 2004 and include seminal figures from various genres...
"Works on Paper"
April 3 – June 21, 2009
Drawings and prints from 1996 to today. Curated by Julia Friedrich.
111 South Michigan Avenue
As part of SIAC's Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series, curator and writer Klaus Kertess will interview artist Joe Zucker at the Fullerton Auditorium on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 6pm.
David Nolan Gallery is very pleased to announce that Sandra Vásquez de la Horra is this year's winner of The Daniel & Florence Guerlain Contemporary Art Foundation Drawing Prize.
David Nolan Gallery is also pleased to announce their participation in Artparis this year. The gallery will display 30 new drawings by Chilean artist Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, who has been nominated for the Daniel & Florence Guerlain Contemporary Art Foundation Drawing Prize, which will be awarded on the opening night of the fair. The international fair features 115 galleries and 800 artists.
Martin Kippenberger: The Problem Perspective is organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). The exhibition is curated by Ann Goldstein, MOCA Senior Curator, and organized at MoMA by Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture.
The Orange County Museum of Art presents the first major American survey of works by Peter Saul. Organized by the Museum with guest curator Dan Cameron, the exhibition features paintings and drawings from the early 1960s to the present, including large-scale "historical epics," satires of art history, and several of his most recent paintings addressing World War II and the war in Iraq.
David Nolan Gallery is pleased to report that Sandra Vásquez de la Horra has been nominated for the Daniel & Florence Guerlain Contemporary Art Foundation Drawing Prize...
November 21, 2008. New York City's David Nolan Gallery has opened a new art space in a former cabinetry workshop at 527 West 29th Street designed by studioMDA...by Shonquis Moreno
Mel Kendrick will receive the Francis J. Greenberger Award on Monday, November 17, 2008...
Peter Saul is the recipient of the second annual Artists' Legacy Foundation award. The $25,000 prize is given for achievement in painting or sculpture. Saul's retrospective is on view at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts through Jan. 4 and travels to the New Orleans Museum of Art.
The New York Dealer David Nolan is opening not one but two new spaces this September...by Meredith Mendelsohn
Art Basel Miami Beach 2007: David Nolan turns a limited space into something that works for the art and the gallery...by Marina Cashdan
Romanian artist Serban Savu has been short-listed for The Sovereign European Art Prize 2006/07, following the proposal made in 2006 by the Romanian Cultural Institute in London.