Katy Grannan, Salon 94
Ryan McGinley, team gallery inc.
Geert Goiris (A former Cheap & Plastique contributor!)
Richard Wentworth, Lisson Gallery
More highlights from The Armory Show:::
Natalie Frank, Fredericks Freiser Gallery, New York
Peter Linde Busk, Josh Lilley Gallery, London
Jonathan Meese, sies + hoeke galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany
Dana Schutz, Two Palms, New York
Grimm Gallery , Amsterdam
Karthik Pandian, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
Phillipe Cognee Daniel Templon Gallery, Paris
Anna Malagrida, Galeria Senda, Barcelona, Spain
Tobias Bernstrup, Andrehn Schiptjenko Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Sigmar Polke, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Denmark
Tal R, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Denmark
Orri Jonsson, i8, Reykjavik, Iceland
Abigail Reynolds, Ambach and Rice, LA, CA
Jesse Ash, Monitor, Rome, Italy
Barnaby Furnas, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
Ryan Foerster, Clearing, New York/Brussels
James Casabere, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
I cannot find my information for this work, oops.
My favorites from the Volta Art Fair Part II:::
Geraldine Swayne, Fred [London] Ltd, London
John Stark, CHARLIE SMITH, London
Eva Lake, frosch & portmann, New York
Dana Copperwhite, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin, Ireland
Ian Toms, Season, Seattle, Washington
Michael Zelehoski, ETHAN COHEN NEW YORK, New York
Kris Knight, MULHERIN, Toronto
Amy Schissel, PATRICK MIKHAIL GALLERY, Ottawa
My favorites from the Volta Art Fair:::
Greg Haberny, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York
Patrick Lo Giudice, Galerie Römerapotheke, Zurich, Switzerland
Patrick was hanging out in the booth at Volta. I chatted with him a bit about his work, he was super nice and showed me this video of how his work is made:
IC-98, Galleria Heino, Helsinki, Finland
William Bradley, EB&Flow, London, England
Marc Fromm, Jarmuschek + Partner, Berlin, Germany
Jock Mooney, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Stefan Lenke, galerie baer, Dresden, Germany
My favorite exhibitions from my Chelsea wanders on Saturday, Part 1:::
If you cannot make it to Chelsea to see the film before Saturday, it is available on youtube:::
Francis Alÿs (In collaboration with Julien Devaux and Ajmal Maiwandi)
A preview of the entire show here:
Doug Aitken, 100 YRS, at 303 Gallery, from February 1 – March 23, 2013.
Detail of above right painting
The Dirt Palace Facade Project in partnership with Rhode Island Citizens for the Arts and Olneyville Housing Corporation has been nominated by the InnOVATION Program (A collaboration of the OVATION television network and Americans for the arts) to win the $15,000 the Viewer’s Choice Award! There are 64 nominations from all over the country, and the one with the most votes will win.
The Dirt Palace Facade Project is a public art piece conceived by local artist and Dirt Palace co-founder Pippi Zornoza. This expansive 14 ft by 40 ft. stone pebble and glass tile mosaic is to be installed in the Olneyville neighborhood in Providence RI in 2013.
VOTE HERE!!! to support the Dirt Palace Facade Project.
To get to the voting you must first “like” Ovation at this link through Facebook. There are 64 finalists, so scroll through until you see THE DIRT PALACE FACADE and click on the vote tab underneath. You can vote as many times as you like as long as you refresh your browser. I’ve found that people have problems with the link on their mobile device. Another way to vote would be to go on http://www.facebook.com/ovationtv and once there click on InnOVATION Grant. You first have to “like” Ovation TV.
If you’re interested in learning more about the project visit the artist Pippi Zornoza‘s website HERE.
Pippi Zornoza has been featured on Cheap & Plastique a few times. See here (a performance with Wold) and here (a studio visit I did with her at the Dirt Palace a couple of years ago). Pippi is an incredibly talented artist and deserves some support to make this project a reality! Help to beautify Providence, RI. Vote!
Here Is Always Somewhere Else: The Disappearance of Bas Jan Ader
Searching: Bas Jan Ader, Arianna Carossa & Mie Olise
September 6 — October 6, 2012, Opening: Thursday, September 6, 6—8PM
at Mixed Greens, Chelsea. More information here.
Installation views, Mie Olise paintings, photos by Etienne Frossard
From the Mixed Greens website:
Mixed Greens is thrilled to present Searching, a group exhibition focusing on the work of Bas Jan Ader, Arianna Carossa, and Mie Olise. All three artists explore formal and conceptual ghosts, romanticism, and myth. Through open-ended narratives and juxtapositions, their work comes to represent an artist’s timeless search for connection and communication.
It is often said that a sailor’s boat becomes an extension of himself. In Searching, the artists use the horizon, the ocean, and the vessel as stand-ins for their own quests for meaning. Their work is an extension of their personal histories and research. All three are searching for something that is more easily felt than named, and the process of searching is far more important than any one object of the search.
Some photographs from a studio visit I did with Mie a couple of years ago when her studio was in Bushwick/Williamsburg.
Went to see the Yayoi Kusama retrospective at the Whitney Museum today.
She is my favorite polka dot lady ever.
More information on the show here. Kusama’s Self-Obliteration below.
Went to the Frieze Art Fair NY last Monday and have just finally had the time to go through the images that I shot and think more about what I saw.
A lot of folk like to hate on the art fair but I honestly enjoy them. Yes, they are usually situated in a pretty sterile environment for art viewing (but aren’t most galleries in a similar situation too?), they are generally overcrowded (but not on an off day like Monday!!!), & too hot, with a lack of refreshments. But, despite these negative aspects, it is pretty great to see such a variety of artwork, from an international roster of artistes, and only have to devote a few hours of my life to the effort—no need to fly to Switzerland, Germany, China, or Estonia (although if I had the time and money I would do that as well)!
It was fantastic to see my favorite galleries from London right here in NYC (and much easier to navigate here, in the tent, than in Londontown!) Every year I discover many galleries from Berlin and elsewhere that I have never heard of before, who end up on my list of galleries to monitor on the web. These discoveries help me when gathering information and looking for new artists for future issues of Cheap & Plastique. Seeing all of these non-NYC galleries also helps me to keep an open mind and gain a broader perspective on what is happening in the art world internationally, not just here in New York City. And I do tend to prefer what the international galleries have on offer.
So, yes, I was pretty psyched about the addition of Frieze to the art fair frenzy in NYC.
And I was especially glad that they decided to throw the art party on a weekend other than Armory Week, which is always too crazy, with too much to do and too many fairs to try to get oneself to! Frieze, please come back next year!
Here are some of the works that stood out to me:
Going on Monday versus the weekend was a really good idea, minus that waiting for the ferry was kinda crappy with lots of rain and wind.
Adrian Ghenie, Galerie Plan B, Berlin
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this painting!
Huda Lutfi, The Third Line, Dubai
Mike Kelley (RIP)
Grand Openings, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo