Excited to go to the newest incarnation of Monkey Town tonight.
When I first moved to Brooklyn Monkey Town was one of my favorite places to go. They are directly responsible for my collection of multi-function laser tigers!
Stumbled into this exhibit in Chelsea the other day. I have never seen her work in person.
Quite enjoyed the pattern overload!
Hope Gangloff at Susan Inglett Gallery
February 15 – March 23, 2013
And now my favorite photography shows from my Chelsea wanders on Saturday:::
The Darren Almond photographs were especially amazing—I WANT ONE!
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
This exhibition was not yet open when I was in Chelsea the other day but I am looking forward to seeing these prints this week.
Doug Rickard at Yossi Milo Gallery
Exhibition open from October 18 — November 24, 2012. More info here.
From the gallery’s press release:
A New American Picture depicts American street scenes, located using the internet platform Google Street View. Over a four-year period, Rickard took advantage of Google’s massive image archive to virtually explore the roads of America looking for forgotten, economically devastated, and largely abandoned places. After locating and composing scenes of urban and rural decay, Rickard re-photographed the images on his computer screen with a tripod- mounted camera, freeing the image from its technological origins and re-presenting them on a new documentary plane.
The low-resolution images that Rickard favors have a dissolved, painterly effect, and are occasionally populated with figures who acknowledge the camera, but whose faces are blurred, masking their identity. The photographs are thus imbued with an added surrealism and anonymity, which reinforces the isolation of the subjects and emphasizes the effects of an increasingly stratified American social structure.
Went on a Chelsea and Soho tour this week in search of some inspiring art, here is what I found (and liked) during my wanderings:::
Barney Kulok at Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery
Exhibition runs from September 13th — October 27th. More info here.
Barney will be speaking at Aperture this coming Tuesday, find out all about it here.
And an Artforum review.
Ahmed Alsoudani at Haunch of Venison
Exhibition runs from October 4th — November 3rd. More info here.
James Welling at David Zwirner
Exhibition runs from September 7th — October 27th. More info here.
Renaud Regnery at Elizabeth Dee Gallery
Exhibition runs from September 22nd — October 27th. More info here.
I cannot tell you how glad I am that summer is (mostly) over! The heat and humidity seems to be getting worse and worse every year, especially here in NYC. Next summer I hope to be either in Siberia or on a houseboat docked in the northern most part of the North Sea.
Now that it is September again there are cultural offerings aplenty (which I am very grateful for) after a very bleak summer—bleak for one who does not really list ‘going to the beach’ as a top priority. For me, September means a plethora of art shows to see, galleries open on a schedule that works for those who actually have jobs, lectures at the universities about town, glorious fall weather where one can delight in wearing layers (tights, tall boots, & little sweaters—Hurrah!), many walks over crisp fallen leaves, and also no need to worry about makeup melt-y face after a 15 minute bike ride! All very exciting, indeed!
Excited for these shows and openings:::
Chris Johanson: Windows at Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Opening tonight, 6—8 PM. Info here.
Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe: Stray Light Grey at Marlborough Chelsea
Opening tonight, 6—10 PM. More info here.
Paper Magazine preview here.
& last but not least:
Thomas Hirschhorn: Concordia, Concordia at Gladstone Gallery
Opening tonight, 6—8 PM. More info here.
Since there are no images available from Concordia, Concordia here are a couple from the Hirschhorn exhibit Too Too – Much Much at the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens – Deurle – in December 2010. (Images from the Artprospect blog.)
My favorite exhibitions/artworks from my latest Chelsea wanders:
4 Films at Peter Blum Gallery in Chelsea
Su-Mei Tse, Dizziness of Life, 2011
SUPERFLEX, Modern Times Forever, 2011, (a 240 hour film!)
Disruptive Desires at Sean Kelly Gallery with Laurent Grasso, Rebecca Horn, Ran Huang. Running June 23rd – August 3rd
RAN HUANG, Disruptive Desires, Tranquility and the Loss of Lucidity, 2012, HD video, 23 minutes
From the Sean Kelly website:
Ran Huang’s 22-minute film, Disruptive Desires, Tranquility, and the Loss of Lucidity, is in the main gallery. The film begins with two young people shyly engaged in conversation, interspersed with outdoor scenes of a forest. As the two protagonists share details of their lives, an ominous undertone becomes apparent—one that is sexually charged— suggesting that the pleasant, almost dream-like ambiance of the film is misleading and that disturbing events may have taken place in the characters’ pasts. The uneasy balance between beauty and transgression creates a darkly dynamic atmosphere, demanding that the viewer reconcile the visual appeal of the imagery with a troubling latent motif.
Though the works on view vary in execution and are separated by several decades, these films possess a shared thematic concern: the disruption of the conventional interpretation of the language of desire, offering in its place an interpretation that is considerably more layered, ambivalent and complex.
Painting in Space at Luhring Augustine, June 22, 2012 – August 17, 2012
Painting in Space, Installation view
Painting in Space, Installation view
Franz West, Der Ficker, 2006
Charline von Heyl, Merci Cheri, 2010
Jacqueline Humphries, Untitled, 2011
Amy Sillman, Untitled, 2012
The exhibition comprises works by 25 international artists including: Carol Bove, Martin Creed, Olafur Eliasson, Liam Gillick, Wade Guyton, Mark Handforth, Rachel Harrison, Charline von Heyl, Jacqueline Humphries, Glenn Ligon, Sarah Morris, Tony Oursler, R.H. Quaytman, Pipilotti Rist, Amy Sillman, Josh Smith, Haim Steinbach, Mark di Suvero, Tunga, Nicola Tyson, Kelley Walker, Lawrence Weiner, Franz West, Rachel Whiteread, and Andrea Zittel.
Zoe Strauss: 10 Years, A Slideshow at Bruce Silverstein Gallery,
June 28, 2012 – August 03, 2012
DATA TRASH, Curated by Chris Dorland, at i-20, May 24 – July 20, 2012
With: Nathan Azhderian, Gretchen Bender, Lizzi Bougatsos, Jim Brittingham, Sean Dack, David Deutsch, Matt Ducklo, Valie Export, Shane Hope, Devin Kenny, Josh Kline, Erin Knutson, Justin Lieberman, Ken Lum, Marlene McCarty, Walter Robinson, Saki Sato, Kiki Seror, Josh Tonsfeldt, Phil Vanderhyden, Kandis Williams
Screw You, at Susan Inglett Gallery, from May 31 – Jul 27, 2012
My favorites during my last Chelsea wander:
Stan Douglas: Disco Angola at David Zwirner
Michelangelo Pistoletto: Lavoro at Luhring Augustine
Jim Shaw at Metro Pictures
Afro Burri Fontana at Haunch of Venison
Ryan McNamara at Elizabeth Dee Gallery
Alan Shields, The Spirit Level at Gladstone Gallery
Sarah Lucas, The Spirit Level at Gladstone Gallery