C & P’s Chelsea picks

Posted in art, art to see, contemporary art, drawing, exhibitions, installation, painting, video art by cheapandplastique on March 5, 2015

Charles Atlas, The Waning of Justice, Luhring Augustine Chelsea,
Feb 7 – Mar 14, 2015. More information here.


Installation views.


Images courtesy ©Luhring Augustine Chelsea.

Beautiful Monsters, Curated by Douglas Fogle, Gladstone Gallery,
January 28 – February 27, 2015. More info here.


Installation views.


Jack Smith.
Images courtesy ©Gladstone Gallery.

Matters of Pattern with Louise Bourgeois, Tom Burr, Daniel Buren, Ryan Gander, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Dianna Molzan, Albert Oehlen, Sterling Ruby, David Salle, Cindy Sherman, Lucien Smith, Rosemarie Trockel, and Christopher Wool.
At Skarstedt Chelsea, January 17 – February 21, 2015. More information here.


Installation view.


Cindy Sherman & Albert Oehlen


Christopher Wool


Martin Kippenberger


David Salle
Images courtesy ©Skarstedt Chelsea.

Chelsea wanders

Posted in art, chelsea, video art, wandering by cheapandplastique on February 20, 2015

I just learned about a death in the family as I started my Chelsea art tour on Wednesday. And then I saw this video, “Cowfish”, 2011, by João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, which was part of the Beautiful Monsters show at Gladstone Gallery. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this sad, big eyed, dying fish all week. I hope he escaped his fate but, as happens to all of us, I am pretty sure he did not.

João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, "Cowfish", 2011 from Inter. Society of Abissology on Vimeo.

João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, “Cowfish”, 2011

art to see

Posted in art, art to see, black + white, chelsea, photo books, photography by cheapandplastique on January 29, 2015


Crazy Legs Saloon. Watertown, New York, 2012


Near Kaaterskill Falls, New York, 2012

Alec Soth, Songbook, at Sean Kelly Gallery
Exhibition runs from January 30th to March 14th, 2015.
There will be a book signing on this Saturday at 3 PM.
Find a nice write up on the book here.

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Chelsea wanders

Posted in art, chelsea, installation, painting, photography by cheapandplastique on January 11, 2015

The best shows I came across yesterday in Chelsea:

Spain & 42 St. at Foxy Production with work by Darja Bajagić, Jimmy Desana, Peter Hujar, Robert Mapplethorpe, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Heji Shin, Laurie Simmons, & Deborah Turbeville. Up until January 31st. More information here.


Deborah Turbeville


Darja Bajagić


Peter Hujar


Robert Mapplethorpe


Heji Shin



Mamma Andersson, Behind the Curtain, at David Zwirner Gallery. Up until February 14th. More information here.



Shaun O’Dell at Susan Inglett Gallery. Until January 31st. More information here.



The Thing and the Thing-In-Itself with Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Kosuth, René Magritte, Piero Manzoni, Yoko Ono, Ad Reinhardt, & Robert Smithson at Andrea Rosen Gallery. Up until January 24th. More information here.


Robert Smithson


Yoko Ono



Paul Thek, Ponza and Roma, at Alexander and Bonin. Up until February 21st. More information here.



Thomas Houseago, Moun Room, at Hauser & Wirth. Up until January 17th. More information here.

All images courtesy artist’s gallery.

Chelsea wanders

Posted in art, black + white, film, installation, painting, photography by cheapandplastique on December 3, 2014

Highlights from the last time I wandered around Chelsea this November.

Willie Doherty, The Amnesiac and other recent video and photographic works,
at Alexander and Bonin Gallery. October 25, 2014 through December 6, 2014
Gallery information here, press release here.


Installation view.


Installation view.


Installation view.


Future Fear III, 2014


Future Fear IV, 2014


Still from Remains.


Still from Remains.
All photos © Joerg Lohse/Alexander and Bonin Gallery.

Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe: Floating Chain (High-Res Toni) at Marlborough Chelsea. October 28, 2014 through December 20, 2014. Gallery information here.


All images © Marlborough Chelsea Gallery.

Christopher Williams For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision 19) at David Zwirner Gallery. November 6 – December 20, 2014. Gallery information here.


Installation view.


Installation view.


Standardpose [Standard Pose] 1,0 Zwerg-Brabanter, silber, Düsseldorf 2013 (Vera Spix, Elsdorf), Ring number: EE-D13 13-901, green, Studio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf, November 21, 2013, 2014


Interflug Model: Iljuschin IL-62, Flight number: IF 882, Departure: 3:30 pm, SXF – Berlin Schönefeld, Berlin, German Democratic Republic, Arrival: 5:40 pm, ALG – Houari Boumediene Airport, Algiers, Algeria, Sunday, August 28, 1983, Studio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf, October 21, 2013, 2014
All images © David Zwirner Gallery.

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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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