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
If you happen to be in Texas in the next couple of months be sure to check out Mie Olise, Crystal Bites of Dust, at Barbara Davis Gallery. The exhibition runs from January 11, 2013 – March 9, 2013
Mie Olise is one of my favorite NY artists. Her and I did a studio visit a couple of years ago in Brooklyn and she was featured in the printed version of Cheap & Plastique Magazine when she still lived in London and was studying for her Masters in Fine Art.
From the gallery website:
For this exhibition, Danish artist Mie Olise unveils her exploration of the Gowanus Canal in the New York City borough of Brooklyn through a series of new paintings that investigate the impact of industrialism on the surrounding area. Laden with desolation and abandonment, Olise viewed the Gowanus Canal as a subject worth reviving and uplifting, as her paintings romanticize the seemingly forgotten monuments, factories, and landscapes. Inspired by Robert Smithson’s article “Monuments of the Passaic,” published in 1967 in ArtForum, Olise recreates his journey along the Hackensack River in New Jersey. As Smithson traveled west of Manhattan, toward the Passaic bridges of New Jersey, describing the decaying monuments and ruins near the Hackensack River, Olise journeyed east to Brooklyn and found a similar situation surrounding the Gowanus Canal. Smithson documented his voyage with an Instamatic 400 and referred to the deserted locations he photographed as “non-spaces.” Olise mirrors his concept by illustrating the scenery of the Gowanus Canal through a series of monumental paintings, in order to find what she calls the empty “pores” of the city, spaces left behind to fall into dust. Olise examines the monuments of Gowanus, the hidden spaces beneath the bridges, the uninhabited factories, and the polluted waters of the canal, and ultimately gives them new life by painting them, thus solidifying their existence and transforming them into “crystals of industrialization.”
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
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