Chelsea wanders part 2

Posted in art, chelsea, installation, painting, sculpture, silkscreening by cheapandplastique on October 15, 2014

Other Chelsea October highlights:

Roxy Paine Denuded Lens at Marianne Boesky Gallery. Exhibition up through October 18, 2014. More information here. Photos courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery. This installation is AMAZING. YOU should really see it before it comes down this coming weekend.

From the press release: “At the center of this exhibition is Checkpoint, the most recent iteration of his latest series, the large-scale Dioramas. A room-sized vision of a generic airport security stop, Checkpoint presents a locale whose practical banality rests uneasily alongside the looming suggestion of larger social anxieties. At once familiar and foreign, Checkpoint offers the opportunity to visually and cerebrally examine a liminal place that is usually only experienced through a rushed physical encounter. Rendered via various processes – from computer modeling to meticulous hand carving – the work is not a replica. Rather, Checkpoint alchemically translates a quotidian space into an uncanny one. Metal and rubber are transformed into soft-hued maple wood, a depth of eighty feet is perspectivally forced into eighteen, and the moving, living moment of human experience becomes architecturally frozen in time.”

Checkpoint, 2014, Maple, aluminum, fluorescent light bulbs, and acrylic prismatic light diffusers, 14 ‘ h x 26′ – 11″ w x 18′ – 7 1/2″ d

Checkpoint, 2014

Checkpoint (detail), 2014

Checkpoint (detail), 2014

Scrutiny, 2014, Maple, Approx. 70 x 130 inches

Scrutiny (detail), 2014, Maple

Marcel Dzama at David Zwirner Gallery, through Oct. 25. More info here. Photos courtesy David Zwirner Gallery. The exhibition features 2 versions of the film Une danse des bouffons accompanied with two- and three-dimensional artworks.

Installation view.

Installation view.

Installation view.

Installation view.

Une danse des bouffons (or A jester’s dance) video trailer.

Chelsea wanders part 1

Posted in art, chelsea, contemporary art, exhibitions, film, installation, painting, photography, video art, wandering by cheapandplastique on October 14, 2014

Went to Chelsea two times last week to take in as many fall shows as my brain could handle. After a pretty bleak Chelsea summer (with many galleries just closing their doors completely for most of it) I was rather pleased with the work on offer this fall.

I think my favorite exhibition was Laurent Grasso‘s Soleil Double installation at Sean Kelly Gallery. The video pieces were particularly mesmerizing (especially the video on the lower level of the fantastically lit Roman plaza). Sean Kelly Gallery consistently shows great work, it has become one of my favorite galleries over the past couple of years. The LG show runs through October 18, 2014 (next weekend!) More information here.

Photography: Jason Wyche © Laurent Grasso Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Another favorite was the Stephen Shore show at 303 Gallery.
The gallery is showing a selection of Stephen’s images from Ukraine and Israel. Exhibition runs until November 1st. More information here.

Home of Musya Vainshteyn, Nemirov, Ukraine, October 16, 2013

Home of Lyubov Brenman, Borispol, Ukraine, July 19, 2012

Room 509, Dnipro Hotel, Kiev, Ukraine, July 18, 2012

Elka Seltzer’s Front Door, Ovruch, Ukraine, July 31, 2012

Jerusalem, Israel, January 1, 2010

Mar Saba Monastery, Judean Desert, Israel, September 20, 2009

Sefad, Israel, June 14, 2010

There were some really great photo shows this October, Justine Kurland‘s Sincere Auto Care at Mitchell Innes & Nash was another highlight. Show unfortunately ended on October 11th. More information here.

280 Coup, 2012

For Abigail, 2014

Installation view

Installation view

I also enjoyed John Divola Clive Wearing’s Dilemma at Wallspace. Show ended October 13th. More info here.

Untitled, 1990

Untitled, 1990

Untitled, 1990

art to see

Posted in art, chelsea, collage, painting, photography, wandering by cheapandplastique on July 3, 2014

SZE TSUNG LEONG Horizons at Yossi Milo Gallery
MAY 15–JULY 11, 2014
More info here.
All of the photographs in this show were beautiful. There were 2 or 3 photos from Iceland in the exhibition which made my desire to go back to Iceland even greater (still having Iceland withdrawal after only being back in the US for less than 2 weeks!)

From Pre-History to Post-Everything at Sean Kelly Gallery
June 27 through August 1, 2014
More info here.

Hugo McCloud paintings.

Luca Dellaverson’s mirrored glass/resin works.

Florian Maier-Aichen at 303 Gallery
JUNE 5 – JULY 25 2014
More info here.

Unrealism Part 1 at Fredericks Freiser Gallery.
JUNE 26 – JULY 24 2014
More info here.

Audrey Flack, Marilyn Monroe, 1964

Jansson Stegner, UCLA, 2014

AKTIONSRAUM 1 at Susan Inglett Gallery
12 Jun – 25 Jul 2014
More info here.

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David Altmejd

Posted in art, chelsea, installation by cheapandplastique on February 12, 2014

Saw the David Altmejd Juices exhibition last week at Andrea Rosen Gallery, the show is up until March 8th and I predict it will be the next Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrored Room-like Chelsea sensation!

photo courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery




photo courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery


photo courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery

Andy Denzler

Posted in art, chelsea, painting by cheapandplastique on February 8, 2014

Saw the Andy Denzler Between the Fragments show today at the Claire Oliver Gallery. It makes me happy to see artists who have been featured in Cheap & Plastique in the past showing in Chelsea. The exhibition is up until February 15th, go check it out if you can. Read my interview with Andy here.

All images © Claire Oliver Gallery.

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Monkey Town 3

Posted in art, chelsea, video art by cheapandplastique on August 6, 2013

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!

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Josh Brand

Posted in art, chelsea, painting, photography by cheapandplastique on March 20, 2013

Saw this show in Chelsea last month and really liked Josh Brand’s work.

Anna Betbeze, Josh Brand, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, and Josh Tonsfeldt
at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, January 17 – February 23, 2013
See more of Mister Brand’s work on Herald Street Gallery‘s website here.

Josh Brand:

Hope Gangloff

Posted in art, art to see, chelsea, painting, wandering by cheapandplastique on March 4, 2013

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

art art art art art pt. II

Posted in art, beautiful forms, chelsea, photography, travel by cheapandplastique on February 6, 2013

And now my favorite photography shows from my Chelsea wanders on Saturday:::
The Darren Almond photographs were especially amazing—I WANT ONE!

Darren Almond, Hemispheres and Continents, at Matthew Marks Gallery.
From February 2 – April 20, 2013. More exhibition information here.

See more images here and here.

Sabine Hornig, Transparent Things, at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. From Jan 10 – Feb 23 2013. More information on the exhibition here.

ZWELETHU MTHETHWA, New Works, at Jack Shainman Gallery. From January 24 – February 23, 2013. More information here.

art art art art art pt. 1

Posted in art, chelsea, exhibitions, installation, painting, performance, photography, video art by cheapandplastique on February 5, 2013

My favorite exhibitions from my Chelsea wanders on Saturday, Part 1:::

Francis Alÿs at David Zwirner Gallery, from January 10 – February 9, 2013.
More info on the exhibition here.

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:

Dieter Roth. Björn Roth. at Hauser & Wirth, from January 23 – April 13, 2013.
More info on the exhibition here.

NY Times review here.

Doug Aitken, 100 YRS, at 303 Gallery, from February 1 – March 23, 2013.

Charlie Roberts, Girl Power, at Kravets Wehby Gallery, from January 31 – February 23, 2013. More info on the exhibition here.

Detail of above right painting


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