From April 11 to June 8, 2013, Angelo Musco presents a exhibition of photographs at acte2galerie, Paris. "Cortex System" comprises four new works: Phloem, Eyrie, Vene and Ovum.
For more information please visit Acte 2 Galerie
22 March 2013 - 01 July 2013
From 1800 landscape painting experienced an impressive heyday. Within this genre, artists paid increasing attention to the motif of clouds. These strange, elusive formations consisting of water, air and light appear as conveyors of different emotions and messages. Bushy clouds in a sunny sky contribute significantly to the positive atmosphere of a landscape and seem to be an almost indispensible feature in idyllic depictions of nature. A sky traversed by dark rain and thunder clouds, on the other hand, is perceived as threatening, while a band of clouds bathed in the glow of the red evening light sets a melancholy mood. Bizarre cloud formations, in turn, can be interpreted as enigmatic signs, as mysterious messages and warnings of imminent danger. A sense of foreboding is also conveyed by masses of clouds that appear out of control, occasioned either by natural disasters or by man as a result of technical intervention, such as exhaust fumes and atomic explosions.
The exhibition seeks to shed light on these different aspects of cloud depictions with a great variety of select examples of European and American painting and photography from 1800 to today. The presentation features works by Caspar David Friedrich, Carl Gustav Carus, William Turner, Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, John Constable, Ferdinand Hodler, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Edvard Munch, Emil Nolde, René Magritte, Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Paul Wolff, Olivier Masmonteil, Dietrich Wegner, Studio ++ to name but the most internationally famous representatives.
Carrie Secrist Gallery will participate in the Dallas Art Fair 2013. We will showcase new works by Anne Lindberg, Andrew Holmquist, Michael Robinson, and Liliana Porter.
April 11: Preview Gala
April 12: Public hours, 11 AM to 7 PM
April 13: Public hours, 11 AM to 7 PM
April 14: Public hours, 11 AM to 5 PM
For more information please contact the gallery or visit www.dallasartfair.com
Please join the Carrie Secrist Gallery for a closing reception and artist talk on Saturday, March 30 at 1 PM.
Judith Geichman will be joined in conversation by Chicago-based artist, writer, and curator Dana DeGiulio. They will discuss their individual practices as well as the larger state of contemporary painting. Audience participation is encouraged.
The gallery is located at 835 W. Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607.
Carrie Secrist Gallery will present a solo project by Anne Lindberg at the inaugural edition of Art13 London.
Olympia Grand Hall
London W14 8UX
Thursday 28 February: VIP Preview, 4-6 PM; First Night, 6-9 PM
Friday 1 March: 11 AM-6 PM
Saturday 2 March: 11 AM - 6 PM
Sunday 3 March: 11 AM - 5 PM
Liliana Porter contributed work to the 2013 benefit auction for the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. Porter generously donated Lulu (2009), a solar print. The benefit auction will take place on Thursday 28 February 2013 at 195 East Delaware Place, Chicago.
To view all auction items please visit the following website: http://mocpchicago.tumblr.com/
For more information on this year's benefit, please visit the following website: http://www.mocp.org/support/annual-benefit.php
For Carrie Secrist, It’s Time to Change Direction. Again.
by Jason Foumberg
24 January 2013
“Time Waits for No One,” reads the mammoth orange needlepoint sign by artist Amanda Ross-Ho on the wall of Carrie Secrist Gallery’s 20th anniversary exhibition. It could serve as a slogan for Secrist’s past, present, and future.
After two successful decades representing artists with her Chicago-based gallery, Secrist isn’t dawdling on the past. As her signature windswept hairstyle suggests, the 44-year-old gallery owner is always looking ahead.
Secrist started as a gallerist—a term she prefers over dealer—by taking lead of Gallery A in the River North gallery district in 1992. By 2003 she relocated to the younger West Loop district and finally put her own name on the door. “You have to do it,” she says of the eponymous nomenclature. Branding confidence, it seems, is required to get artists, collectors, and critics behind one’s vision.
Over the last 20 years, Secrist has seen many changes in the art world. The internet has totally altered the landscape, she says, because the gallery gets less foot traffic if armchair website surfers feel they’ve already viewed a show from their bedrooms.
The biggest change, however, has been the proliferation of art fairs. Back in the day, Chicago’s original fair on Navy Pier, and the original Basel fair “felt like the Oscars,” says Secrist. Nowadays, the fairs are like a plague, she says, with one opening nearly every two weeks. But that also increases gallery sales. Secrist estimates she makes 90 percent of her sales at the art fairs. (And yet, having a physical gallery space is a requirement to participate in the top fairs.)
The career of a gallerist in the relatively small Chicago market has never been guaranteed, and Secrist has survived many obstacles. For example, the gallery’s thematic exhibition about the pure delight of humorous art bombed when it opened the day after September 11. But Secrist kept the show open and viewers finally came around, even finding reprieve in the theme. Another hit came in 2008, following the economic recession. Secrist wondered if anyone would buy art ever again. (Spoiler alert: They have and they will.)
But these hurdles haven’t curbed Secrist. Rather, now with the help of Stevie Greco (formerly of Donald Young Gallery), whom Secrist hired as director in 2011, the gallery is drastically changing gears. Secrist and Greco are shaking up their stable of artists and picking up new talent to support, such as Andrew Holmquist and Derek Chan. It’s the only way Secrist Gallery can stay fresh, relevant, and alive for another 20 years.
Secrist is now heavily invested in refreshing her gallery’s identity. When picking up new artists to represent, she says she must be personally inspired by the work. And to emerging gallerists, she offers a piece of advice: Choose your own heroes.
Full text: http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/C-Notes/January-2013/For-Carrie-Secrist-Its-Time-to-Change-Direction-Again/
Anne Lindberg exhibits a site-specific installation at Dolphin Gallery on view through March 23, 2013. The gallery is located at 1600 Liberty Street, Kansas City, MO. A reception for the artist will be hosted on February 8 from 5-10 PM.
shift is a compelling 26-foot installation by Kansas City based artist Anne Lindberg on exhibit at Dolphin Gallery. This work represents her fifth in a series of site based 3-dimensional thread drawings. Comprised of staples and luminous rayon thread installed from one gallery wall to another, it effectively questions our notion of space and dimension. The form expands in volume as a wedge stretching across perpendicular walls as if at once catapulted and now captured and preserved. Utilizing thousands of feet of varying shades of white and yellow thread, shift creates or draws lines formed in shadow against the walls.
A 2013 Resident of Real Time and Space (Oakland, CA), Carson Fisk-Vittori will speak about her work on 29 January. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information: http://www.realtimeandspace.org/2013/01/18/rts-talks-ceci-moss-and-carson-fisk-vittori/
Michael Robinson's film Circle in the Sand debuts internationally at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. The film will be screened on 27 January and 28 January 2013.
About the film: A band of ragged souls conjures up an unstable magic, fuelled by apathy and the poisonous histories imbedded in the junk they unearth. Suspicion, boredom, garbage and glamour conspire in the languid pageantry of ruin. Feel the breeze in your hair, and the world crumbling through your fingers.
The CU Art Museum the University of Colorado Boulder presents DAVID MAISEL / BLACK MAPS from February 9 - May 11, 2013.
DAVID MAISEL / BLACK MAPS is a solo show surveying four chapters of Maisel's larger ongoing series titled Black Maps. Composed of large-scale photographs, this exhibition leads the viewer on a hallucinatory journey through landscapes in the American West that have been transformed through the physical and environmental effects of industrial-scale water diversion projects, open-pit mineral extraction, and urban sprawl. Maisel's powerful aerial photographs exist as aesthetic and political archives documenting the impact of both human consumption and inhabitation. More than mere records, these photographs evoke sublime beauty and apocalyptic destruction, positioning Maisel at the forefront of a complex new approach to framing and interpreting issues of contemporary landscape and culture. Maisel's mineral-based, painterly color prints transform poisonous human-altered landscapes into subjects and objects of extreme beauty while simultaneously unveiling the magnitude of hidden ecological devastation that punctuates the vast interior of the American West, a space that is often represented in the visual, cinematic, and literary arts as endless and eternal.
Friday, February 8, 6:30 pm
with David Maisel and Julian Cox, Founding Curator of Photography and Chief Curator at the de Young Museum, in the ATLAS building room 100, adjacent to the CU Art Museum.
David Lefkowitz and Doug Bratland present NRTHFLD The Nirthfolde Visitors' Bureau: Northfield Slightly askew on view at the Northfield Arts Guild Gallery in Northfield, MN from January 11 to February 8, 2013.
This gallery installation reimagines the town in which Lefkowitz lives and teaches.
For more information: http://www.local-artist-interviews.com/2012/12/david-lefkowitz-painting-mixed-media.html
Dietrich Wegner will exhibit work in the group show "The Cloud" from January 5 - February 10 at De Meerse Beeldende Kunst, Hoofddorp, Netherlands.
An exhibition about the meaning of clouds, reaching for the unattainable, the fascination for the cloud, scientific cloud, the pink cloud, the cloud audible, the evil cloud, the shadow of the cloud, the measurable cloud, in short, a study of the sense and nonsense of the clouds in the desire of the human and reflected in the visual arts.
Additional participants include pietsjanke fokkema, Niek Hendrix, Fennanda Eleveld, Marinus van Dyke, Janny Regnerus, Berndnaut Smilde, Stuart Semple, Danielle Lemaire, Conny Kuylboer, Loes Groothuis, and Naoyiki Tsjui.
More information: http://www.demeerse.com/beeldende_kunst/Actueel/Semna_van_Ooy_en_Arjanne_van_der_Spek/
Medium of Sand
by Forrest Muelrath, November 27, 2012
In the early days of public television, programs such as The Medium Is the Medium were produced specifically for experimental video by artists like Nam June Paik to present their work; in today’s world of digital ubiquity it’s as if this early video art has been diluted and disseminated to the myriad of screens we interact with daily, creating a wash of video art noise that hums as consistently as power lines. Many artists who work with video, such as Ryan Trecartin or Actually Huizenga, successfully shout through the wall of simulated video reality with high-volume weirdness. Even more video artists are confined to the art world in gallery-only viewings. Michael Robinson’s work is striking because it communicates without transgressing modern media’s spectacle while, against all odds, accessing the humanity among the digital noise.
Robinson’s films are largely composed of appropriated media that has been altered, as well as original footage shot by the filmmaker. However, the materials and aesthetic are not what make Robinson’s films exciting—these elements are as much a part of a spectacle, as in art world spectacle, as the popular medias he’s borrowing to make his art. What resonates in Robinson’s films is a narrative of a poet’s words drowned-out by the modern media onslaught.
His films are loud, with an array of visual effects that have the power to alter physiology —the screening I saw at the Whitney Biennial came with warning about seizures— so it’s beneficial to see the films on the big screen. Nonetheless he has posted many of his films to Vimeo, and the following video translates fairly well onto the small screen.
Robinson’s new film Circle in the Sand, which premiered at the New York Film Festival, is a 47-minute fantasy of the aftermath of a future American civil war. I asked him a few questions over email about that film and his previous work in hopes that I might gain some insight into his process and general philosophy. Michael’s responses offer a view into how these films work: how they manage to lull the viewer into a hypnotic state with media that has dreamlike familiarity and then hammer in some cruel reality about the state of the world.
Read the full interview here: http://bombsite.com/issues/1000/articles/6908
Carrie Secrist Gallery will participate in PULSE Miami 2012, located at Ice Palace Studio, 1400 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33136.
Our presentation will explore linear abstraction and feature work by Anne Lindberg, Andrew Holmquist, Judith Geichman, Liliana Porter and Angelo Musco.
Thursday, December 6: 1 to 7 PM
Friday, December 7: 11 AM to 7 PM
Saturday, December 8: 11 AM to 7 PM
Sunday, December 9: 11 AM to 5 PM
For more information please contact the gallery or visit http://pulse-art.com/
Noelle Allen is 2013 artist-in-residence at HATCH Projects, a yearlong, juried incubator for contemporary Chicago artists and curators that strives to support an ecology of curatorial and artistic practice. A pioneering initiative of Chicago Artists’ Coalition (CAC), HATCH Projects fosters shared experimentation, exchange and creativity to produce ground-breaking exhibitions and programs.
Additional artist residents include Jessica Bardsley, Victoria Bradford, Jesse Butcher, Theodore Darst, Chaz Evans, Kristina Felix, Brent Fogt, Amber Ginsburg, James Green, Rebecca Hamlin Green, Kasia Houlihan, Jordan Martins, Christopher Meerdo, Ryan Miller, Johana Moscoso, Jake Myers, Kristin Nason, Rebecca Parker, Mothergirl Performance, Nicholas Sagan, Matthew Schlagbaum, Hoyun Son and Latham Zearfoss, as well as curators Jessica Cochran, Happy Collaborationists, MK Meador and Teresa Silva.
More information: http://chicagoartistscoalition.org/hatchprojects/
As part of the November 15-18 PINTA Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art Fair, artist Liliana Porter will speak about her long artistic career with José Luis Blondet, curator for special initiatives at the Los Angeles County Museum.
The conversation will take place Saturday, November 17 at 11:30 AM at Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, New York, NY.
More information and tickets may be found here:
Andrew Holmquist will participate in the group exhibition "The Magic Flute" opening at Golden Gallery, New York from November 16 - December 22, 2012. The gallery is located at 120 Elizabeth Street, between Grand and Broome, in NYC.
Holmquist will exhibit alongside Elijah Burgher, Joe Fyfe, William J. O’Brien, Tal R, Kimber Smith, and Patricia Treib.
This group exhibition's title is derived from one of the Kimber Smith paintings that will be on view. The Magic Flute is also the title of an opera by Mozart--a singspiel--a format that includes both singing and spoken word. In it the main character, a prince named Tamino, is sent on a journey to save his wife-to-be, which ultimately requires him to pass a number of trials ensued by a council of priests. A flute given to Tamino aids and protects, allowing him to "change men's hearts."
The artworks on view share a sense of spontaneity as they simultaneously adhere to aspects of known structures from pictorial history. Many of Mozart's coloristically heightened sequences in The Magic Flute were based upon Bach fugues. Similarly, the selected works demonstrate a painterly richness that lends a playfully theatrical twist to canon-derived forms.
Book of Samuel I (1990, oil and wax on canvas, 88 x 66 inches) by Judith Geichman is on view at the Rockford Art Museum through February 17, 2013. The painting is on display in the Anderson Gallery as part of the exhibition "American Abstract," featuring large, abstract works from the museum's permanent collection.
The Rockford Art Museum is located at 711 N. Main Street in Rockford, IL. For more information please visit www.rockfordartmuseum.org .
Andrew Holmquist, MFA candidate in painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will participate in the graduate division's Open Studio Night on November 9, 2012. His studio will be open from 5:30 - 7:30 PM; it is located in the Maclean Building, 112 S. Michigan Avenue. For more information please visit saic.edu.
The work of Anne Lindberg will be included in "Repeat," a group exhibition on view at the Dolphin Gallery in Kansas City, MO from November 9, 2012 to January 5, 2013. Participating alongside Lindberg are Bill Jacobson, Matthew Kluber, Wes Landis, Ad Reinhardt, Rich Stare and James Woodfill.
The Chicago curator Tricia Van Eck and the Hamburg Curator Kerstin Niemann
compiled twenty works from artists from Chicago and Detroit and
transported them in suitcases over to Hamburg. With this group show they
present the diversity of contemporary art production in these two
Midwest cities. Chicago, the twin city of Hamburg, is the largest art
metropole in the Midwest.
Chicago artists: Noelle Allen (drawings); Carol Jackson (leather collage); Jason Lazarus (photographic prints); Kirsten Leenaars (drawing); Harold Mendez (installation); Lucky Pierre (poster and prints); Cheryl Pope (banners); Deb Sokolow (drawing); Deborah Stratman (video); Jan Tichy (video and book)
Detroit artists: Brian Baker (book print);Christina Galasso (collage); Scott Hocking (photography and sculpture);Steve Hughes (zine magazines); Chido Johnson (video);
Melanie Manos (video); George Rahme (collage); Gilda Snowden (painting); Corine Vermeulen (photography); Graem Whyte (sculpture)
Special guests: Cordula Ditz (Hamburg); Karin Jobst (Hamburg)
This exhibition runs from November 16 to December 2, 2012.
Speckstrasse 85, Hamburg
For more information please visit: http://das-gaengeviertel.info/programm/uebersicht.html or www.filter-hamburg.com or http://6018north.net/
Chicago-based artist Derek Chan will participate in the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program in New Mexico beginning in January 2013. This one-year residency will allow Chan to work full time in the studio and culminates in a solo presentation at the Roswell Museum and Art Center.
More information may be found here: http://www.rair.org/
Chan's newest painting will be featured in the Carrie Secrist Gallery 20th Anniversary Exhibition opening on December 14, 2012. Please contact the gallery for more information on available works.
Carrie Secrist Gallery is honored to announce that Liliana Porter will participate in the TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art benefit 2012.
Liliana Porter's generous contribution to this important auction is a mixed-media piece from 2011 titled "Man with Pickaxe (pink shirt)."
Porter's piece was selected by Howard Rachofsky as an OWN it NOW item to be featured during the week leading up to TWO x TWO. The OWN it NOW auction bidding begins Monday, October 15 at 12 noon CST. The first bidder to bid at or above full retail value of the work wins.
Please visit http://twoxtwo.org/auction/own-it-now for bidding rules and the complete list of OWN it NOW selections.
The full auction catalogue is available online also: http://twoxtwo.org/catalogue/2012
The SOLD OUT TWO x TWO gala and auction will take place on Saturday, October 20, in Dallas at the Richard Meier-designed Rachofsky House. If you are interested in placing a bid, please contact Trish Ireland, Auction Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513.476.8455, or download an absentee bid form at http://twoxtwo.org/auction/absentee-bidding.
TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art benefits amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research and The Dallas Museum of Art’s Contemporary Acquisitions Fund.
Brainchild Films, a film and television production company announced a new documentary film starting production entitled “Angelo Musco: Conception” based on the work, creative process and life story of Angelo Musco, one of today’s most compelling young artists.
Emmy award-winning director Robert Jason, and Executive Producer Abby Terkuhle, explore the artist’s obsessive work, making the connection between pain and beauty, passion and obsession, nature and the human experience.
Robert Jason, recently in the press as director of Janet Jackson’s documentary “Truth” said, "While developing this incredible project we get inside the work and mind of this artist and discover complex and unexpected worlds we are not aware of. We’re uncovering the painstaking and time intensive process behind his beautiful creations.”
“Opening the door to Musco's visionary world is an incredibly challenging and inspiring adventure for us. There will be surprises, even for people who think they know his work," says Executive Producer Abby Terkuhle. Terkuhle’s credentials include former President of MTV Animation and Executive Producer of such hits as Aeon Flux, Beavis and Butt-Head, Daria and ARTSTAR, and he has received numerous prestigious accolades including the Emmy, Clio, Cable Ace, Broadcast Design and Promax Award.
“When I saw how Jason and Terkuhle stepped into the work without preconceived ideas and embraced all the possible aspects of it, I knew they’d have the mental freedom and creative vision necessary to bring this story to film,” said Angelo Musco. “The way they approach my work makes me believe not only that it will be about art, but it will be Art.”
As well as working on “Angelo Musco: Conception” Brainchild Films and director Robert Jason are developing a documentary about the life and work of world-renowned architect Richard Meir.
Brainchild’s team will continue location shoots for "Angelo Musco: Conception” through next winter. A sizzle of the film is now available at: www.brainchildfilms.tv
Please visit this link for a preview of the documentary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQTMNQsgWBw
Curated by SAIC faculty Carolyn Ottmers, Drawings for Sculpture explores ways in which sculptors use drawing as an opportunity to play, research and communicate their ideas before committing them to three dimensions.
Drawings for Sculpture is on view through October 6 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State St, 7th floor.
Generating and visualizing ideas is an important part of any artistic process. It can be especially challenging for artists working in the dimensional world as they contend with issues of materiality, scale, site, labor, time and expense. The show features work by Carolyn Ottmers, Richard Rezac, A. Laurie Palmer, Juan Angel Chavez, Preston Jackson, and Frances Whitehead, among others.
This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the 20th International Sculpture Conference hosted in Chicago from October 4-6.
Please join Carrie Secrist Gallery for a Gallery Hop on Thursday, October 4 from 5-7 PM hosted in conjunction with the 23rd International Sculpture Conference. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
The 23rd ISC International Sculpture Conference takes place in Chicago from October 4-6, 2012. The Chicago conference promises diverse two-track panels, exciting keynotes, more optional tours and workshops than ever before, parties, open-studies, gallery hops, receptions, a spectacular Furnace Finale and more!
Please visit www.sculpture.org/chicago2012/ for more details.
Carrie Secrist Gallery will participate in Gallery Weekend Chicago from
September 21 - 23, 2012.
Please join Carrie Secrist for a curator's talk and presentation on Anne Lindberg's exhibition "sustaining pedal" on Friday, September 21 at 3:30 PM. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
More information may be found at http://galleryweekendchicago.com/info/
Carrie Secrist Gallery will participate in Gallery Weekend Chicago from September 21-23, 2012.
In 2011, a select group of Chicago’s premier contemporary art galleries came together to organize Chicago’s first ever Gallery Weekend. The weekend included viewings of new exhibitions and artist talks at Chicago’s top galleries and access to hard-to-secure reservations at Chicago’s finest restaurants, showcasing the city’s rich cultural holdings. VIP events included a collector’s dinner, private tours of the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as an exclusive boat cruise – all by invitation only. After a successful inaugural year, we are happy to announce the dates for year two: September 21-23, 2012.
Additional participants: Alderman Exhibitions, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Devening Projects + Editions, Kavi Gupta Gallery, moniquemeloche, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Richard Gray Gallery, The Mission, Threewalls, Tony Wight Gallery, Valerie Carberry Gallery and Western Exhibitions.
More information may be found at galleryweekendchicago.com
Douglas C. Bloom's work will appear in the upcoming Pacific Coast Edition of New American Paintings (#103). The issue's juror was Monica Ramirez-Montagaut, senior curator at the San Jose Museum of Art.
More information may be found at http://newamericanpaintings.com/
From June 13, 2012 to January 7, 2013, Liliana Porter's 1967 portfolio of ten etchings, titled "Man," will be on view at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in the exhibition "From Matisse to Bourgeois."
This exhibition, which showcases some 80 prints and artists’ books the Museum has acquired over the past two years, reveals how an art collection is always a work in progress. On view for the first time at MoMA, these seminal works in the history of printmaking span more than a century, from 1888 to 2011—with some contextualized by related works already in the collection. Pablo Picasso's 1937 print The Weeping Woman, acquired in 2011—which filled one of the last major gaps in MoMA’s holdings of works by the artist—is shown alongside the third state of the same image, which joined the collection in 1999. Likewise, Charles White's 1958 linoleum cut Solid as a Rock (My God Is Rock), acquired in 2010, is complemented by a lithograph by White that was donated to the Museum more than 40 years ago, illuminating White’s widespread impact on a younger generation of artists. Other highlights include Jasper Johns’s celebrated screenprint Flags I (1973), two vertical flags printed with 31 screens, which adds a key example of Johns’ early screenprinting to the collection. The exhibition also addresses more experimental processes that have often led to rare or one-of-a-kind works, from James Ensor’s hand-colored Deadly Sins (1888–1904) and a group of Henri Matisse’s monotypes (1914–15), to a recent monumental cyanotype by Christian Marclay.
Kim Keever will exhibit alongside Julie Heffernan, Bill Jacobson, Lori Nix and others in the group show "The Perfect Storm" at Julie Saul Gallery, New York. The exhibition opens June 28 from 6-8 and continues through August 17.
For information on available editions by Kim Keever, please contact 312.491.0917.
Angelo Musco's work is the subject of a cover article and 11-page feature in the summer edition of Domus (Israel).
Please contact the gallery for more information or to request a PDF version of the Domus article.
Anne Lindberg will participate in "Silence," a group exhibition curated by Estonian artist and curator Jaanika Peerna. The exhibition will open 24 May 2012 from 6 to 8 PM at Masters & Pelavin in New York.
An excerpt from Ms. Peerna's press release:
Recent neurological studies have found that such emotions and behaviors as goodwill, security, fear, anxiety, self-protection, gravity, sexuality, and compulsiveness, generate from humans lower cerebral core. American artist Anne Lindberg’s works inhabit a non-verbal place resonant with such primal human conditions. In Sleep (2005), Lindberg presents the viewer with a white cantilever bed, just large enough for one person to rest on, which hangs from the gallery wall. The fabric, white sheets and pillow cases, are covered in hand stitched texts from The Collected Poems of Theodore Roethke, 1975: “I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow—I feel my fate in what I cannot fear—I learn by going where I have to go.” Systemic and non-representational, Lindberg’s work is subtle, rhythmic, abstract, and immersive.
Other participants include Peter Baumann, Janine Magelsen, Kazumi Tanaka, Thomas Fougeirol, Kaido Ole, Jaan Toomik, Jaanika Peerna and Krista Mölder.
Derek Chan is included in the Spring 2012 Community Supported Art program initiated by threewalls, Chicago.
The program offers a reasonably priced way to support Chicago artists and receive limited edition contemporary artist projects in return. This season, the edition size is more limited: 30 pieces only. Shares cost $400 for a single share of 4 artworks and $850 for a family-size share of 8 artworks, including 2 tickets to threewalls spring gala (value $200.00). Subscribers receive signed and numbered artworks at two release events in late May and late June. Shares are a curated mix of mediums, disciplines and conceptual projects, each one will be unique.
Community Supported Art Chicago is a twice-yearly art subscription service of locally produced art. Borrowing the model of Community-Supported Agriculture, where consumers invest in a local farm and get a monthly payout of fruits and vegetables, threewalls asks shareholders to invest directly in the arts community with that same mentality. CSA Chicago makes the process of collecting contemporary art affordable and accessible.
Please visit the following website for more information and to participate in the CSA:
Carrie Secrist Gallery will participate in PULSE New York 2012, held at the Metropolitan Pavillion, 125 West 18th Street in NYC.
We will exhibit work by Derek Chan, Anne Lindberg, Angelo Musco and Liliana Porter.
Thursday, May 3: 9 AM - noon
Friday, May 4: 9 AM - 10 AM
Friday, May 4: 10 AM - 8 PM
Saturday, May 5: 12 PM - 8 PM
Sunday, May 6: 12 PM - 5 PM
Please visit www.pulse-art.com/newyork for further information on the art fair.
Andrew Holmquist will participate in "Temporal Figuration" at LVL3 opening Saturday, April 14th from 6:00pm-10:00pm. LVL3 is located at 1542 N Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago, IL.
Holmquist will exhibit work alongside Jade Walker, a sculptor based in Austin, and David Brandon Geeting, a photographer based in Brooklyn.
"Temporal Figuration" explores the loose and playful use of figural elements in each of the three artists’ work. David Brandon Geeting employs commonplace techniques to explore visual possibilities in the seemingly banal, giving his inanimate subjects a human feeling. Andrew Holmquist combines abstraction with fragments of figural representation to depict elements, both tangible and impalpable, of the human experience. Jade Walker evokes and explores bodily forms and gender duality, piecing together found objects to create abstract sculptures. Each artist pulls the art out of the everyday and the ordinary with the manipulation of medium and material process.
Carrie Secrist Gallery will participate in the 2012 Dallas Art Fair, held at 1807 Ross Avenue in the Dallas Arts District.
We will exhibit work by Douglas C. Bloom, Anne Lindberg, Angelo Musco, Jamisen Ogg, Javier Pinon, Liliana Porter and Hiro Yokose.
Preview Gala, benefiting the Nasher Sculpture Center and Dallas Contemporary
Thursday, April 12: 7 PM to 10 PM
Public Show Hours
Friday, April 13: 11 AM to 7 PM
Saturday, April 14: 11 AM to 7 PM
Sunday, April 15: 11 AM to 5 PM
Please see www.dallasartfair.com for more information on the art fair.
The American Philosophical Society Museum has commissioned Chicago-based artist Antonia Contro to create an exhibition pairing her art with pieces from the APS collections. Tempus Fugit opens April 13, 2012 in the museum's Philadelphia space, 104 South Fifth St.
In Contro’s words:
I have selected pieces from the library and museum’s extraordinary collections and placed them in conversation with my own art. They are bound in a variety of ways—situated in relationships that illuminate aesthetic similarities and contrasts. The exhibition weaves them together thematically and also presents them in ambiguous associations, inviting relative and subjective discoveries.
Time is the leitmotiv, a compelling organizing principle, the “search engine” that allows me to mine the veritable time capsule of APS…Time has shaped the venerable institution of the APS and its collections in infinite ways– the desire to preserve the past and understand the present and to pass those legacies to future generations, the race against time, and the simultaneous attempt to understand it are universal human yearnings. The quest for knowledge and the search for the meaning of life and explanations of the universe’s mysteries are inextricably linked to time.
Read more: http://www.apsmuseum.org/tempus-fugit-time-flies/
The Nevada Museum of Art presents a solo installation by Anne Lindberg titled "Modal Lines," opening March 24 through July 15, 2012. Lindberg's work will be on view in the Casazza Gallery.
Anne Lindberg creates subtle drawings and installations that blur the line between traditional media. Made from colored thread and graphite, her meditative works are studies in formal abstraction, complicating viewers’ perceptions of relationships to the objects themselves.
Lindberg’s graphite drawings made from thousands of parallel lines appear to vibrate on paper. Systemic and non-representational, they are subtle, rhythmic, abstract, and immersive. Her more recent room-sized thread installations consist of thousands of strands of fine threads in different hues suspended carefully from the wall. Viewers peer through the layers to experience a shifting color palette altered by subtle lighting and shadow. In these installations, Lindberg explains that she “discovered an optical and spatial phenomenon that spans the outer reaches of our peripheral vision. The work also references physiological systems—such as heartbeat, respiration, neural paths, equilibrium—and psychological states.”
Read more: http://www.nevadaart.org/exhibitions/detail?eid=212
As of March 2012, Phyllis Bramson will be represented by Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago. We wish Phyllis the very best in her future endeavors.
In conjunction with the VIP calendar of the 2012 New York Armory show, Angelo Musco presents Parthenogenesis Sequence, a video installation debuting at the Italian Cultural Institute.
The sequence depicts mothers’ dreams/nightmares of a tumultuous pregnancy, apropos of the artist’s own difficult birth. The 11 videos, in 11 different locations linked by the 41st parallel (which intersects both Musco’s birthplace and adopted home), last 11 minutes, all signifying Musco’s 11 months in the womb.
Opening reception Thursday, March 8, from 6-8; on view through Sunday, March 11.
Italian Cultural Institute in New York
686 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
For more information please visit the following website:
Joy Episalla will present a solo exhibition titled "Dreams and Ghosts" at aeroplastics contemporary from March 2 - April 7, 2012.
aeroplastics contemporary is located at 32 Rue Blanche Str. in Brussels, Belgium. Please find more information on their website www.aeroplastics.net
While the therapeutic benefit of art has long been accepted, a surprisingly small number of exhibitions has focused on the work of artists seeking healing through their art. This spring, Bellevue Arts Museum is pleased to present Making Mends, bringing together a stellar line-up of national and international artists. Focusing not on brokenness, but on the sense of hope and perseverance, they come to terms with traumatic experiences through the act of creation. What is produced in response is honest, compelling, sometimes humorous, and a departure point to investigate what it is that drives the human spirit and our own path to healing.
Featured artists include: Debra Baxter, Ben Diller, Cynthia Giachetti, Joey Gottbrath, Margot Quan Knight, Catherine Grisez, Lynne Saad, Vik Muniz, Donna Sharrett, Ehren Tool, Paul Villinski, Anna Von Mertens, Barb Smith, Dietrich Wegner, Motoi Yamamoto, Jennifer Zwick and the Combat Paper Project.
David Lefkowitz is among the featured artists in Lifelike, on view at the Walker Art Center from February 21-May 27, 2012. The exhibit invites a close examination of artworks based on commonplace objects and situations, which are startlingly realistic, often painstakingly rendered, and sometimes surreal. This international, multigenerational group exhibition surveys over 90 works from the 1960s to the present by more than 50 artists.
Lefkowitz is represented by selections from his "Fixtures" series of small trompe l'oeil paintings of wall sockets, thermostats, security monitors and other curious artifacts which resemble those found in almost every structure built since the advent of electricity. The paintings will be hidden in plain sight scattered throughout the exhibition and other nooks and crannies of the Walker Art Center.
The exhibition opens with a party the evening of February 24 and conversation with LA-based critic Michael Duncan, Lifelike artists James Casebere, and exhibition curator Siri Engberg on February 25. For more information please see www.walkerart.org/calendar/2012/lifelike .
As part of the additional programming for Lifelike, Lefkowitz will be giving a Gallery Talk on Thursday, April 19 at 7 PM.
Angelo Musco's childhood story could arguably be a terrifying fairy tale. His mother gave birth to four children before him, each one bigger than the last. The Italian-born, New York-bred artist barely survived at a whopping 14 pounds, and was paralyzed on the right side of his body for the first few years of his life. To this day his work pays tribute to the surreal and mythical -- recognizing how nothing, even your own body, is ever familiar.
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The Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery presents Figurism: Narrative and Fantastic Figurative Art from the Illinois State Museum Collection. Organized by Assistant Curator Doug Stapleton of the Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery, the exhibition brings together historical and contemporary artwork that emphasizes the power and the range of the narrative and expressive figure in Midwest art. It does not try to define a regional figurative tradition but shows how ‘figurism’ has endured and evolved into pluralistic, eclectic, and highly individualized expressions.
Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery
James R. Thompson Center, Chicago
100 W. Randolph 2-100
Chicago, IL 60601
Show dates: January 30–May 25, 2012
Reception: Friday, February 3, from 5-7 PM
Derek Chan will exhibit in "Speak Forward" at the President's Gallery at Harold Washington College, Chicago. Chan will show alongside Daniel G. Baird and Judy Natal from January 16 - March 2, 2012.
A public reception for "Speak Forward" will take place Thursday, January 26 from 4:30 to 7:00 PM.
Harold Washington College
30 E. Lake Street, room 1105
Megan Greene will participate in "Stylish Breed," a two-person exhibition (with Elaine Bradford) at the Hyde Park Art Center from January 15 - April 7.
Curated by director of exhibitions Allison Peters Quinn, "Stylish Breed" opens this Sunday, January 15 from 3-5 PM. Megan Greene will give a talk at the opening.
Hyde Park Art Center is located 5020 S. Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL.
For more information: http://www.hydeparkart.org/exhibitions/stylish-breed
Carolyn Ottmers "Splice" at Elmhurst Art Museum
January 13 - March 10, 2012
Splice, Carolyn Ottmer’s installation of hanging vines and branches cast in stainless steel create a canopy of silver growth in EAM’s Hostetler Gallery. A hybrid of organic form, technical process and the use of specialized material, plant life that thrives in urban environments inspires the sculptures—like veins breaking through cracks in a sidewalk to clamber up inhospitable concrete walls.
Through a mastery of metal casting, Ottmers uses multiples to reflect her interest in the diversity of nature and the industrial production of objects. The construction of Ottmers’ sculpture becomes the intervention of seasonal change by disrupting and freezing organic subjects into immutable objects.
Please join EAM for an artist led talk with Carolyn Ottmers and curator Aaron Ott on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 6:30 pm. This program is free and open to the public.
Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
Anne Lindberg will exhibit in the group exhibition "Placemakers" at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art opening Friday, January 13 through March 31, 2012.
Lindberg exhibits "drawn pink" (2012) a site-specific thread installation.
"Placemakers" brings together nine artists engaged in interventionist and transformative acts that make places. Working in multiple media – video,photography, installation, sculpture and digital forms – each artist occupies and re-imagines a specific site. The exhibition includes seven commissions of new work and spans 12,000 square feet of the Bemis Center’s first floor and extends beyond the gallery’s interior.
Other participants include Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Isabelle Hayeur, Tim Hyde, Cybele Lyle, Jason Manley, Zach Rockhill, Quynh Vantu, and Letha Wilson.
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
742 S. 12th Street
The Buffalo Arts Studio in Buffalo, New York will exhibit a solo show of Megan Greene's works opening January 7, 2012. The exhibition will run until March 10.
"Chicago artist Chan incorporates Native American symbolism into his new paintings," by Candice Weber, Time Out Chicago, 28 December 2011
When it’s not part of their heritage, artists who bring indigenous or Native American religious symbolism into their work risk patronizing or—at the very least—misunderstanding their inspiration.
Derek Chan avoids this train wreck by being a good listener. In his 2010 book Cries and Whispers from the Salt Song Trail: A Reinterpretive Journey, the Chicago artist chronicles the time he spent with the indigenous peoples of the Four Corners region in the American Southwest. His new meditative paintings also offer sensitive interpretations of that experience. In Glyphs for Protection and Warning: The World on Its Side, Chan places two small kachina dolls so as to reflect their roles as objects of instruction. Reminders of the spirits that infuse all things, living and nonliving, they preside over the brilliant oranges and blues of the painting below them.
This show’s title suggests a Jungian approach to human history as a collective consciousness. Painters’ references to Jungian symbols tend to be heavy-handed, but Chan’s are refreshingly vague. The symbols he paints are open-ended: the moon, an open door, the four cardinal directions.
Three beautiful panel paintings—Origin, Cosmic Weaver (detail pictured) and Gateway—combine these basic mystical symbols with Chan’s distinctive mark making and eye for pattern. Standing before Gateway, the viewer can peer through a six-foot-high rip torn across the evening desert sky, deep into outer (or inner) space. Throughout “All Our Relations,” from the precise ink brushstrokes of Black Smile to the cosmic composition of the spacescape Eclipse, Chan’s skill as a painter is evident.
Link to article: http://tinyurl.com/6mvr4pl
Please note: Carrie Secrist Gallery will be closed from December 24, 2011 to January 2, 2012. We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, January 3.
Derek Chan: All Our Relations will be on view until January 28, 2012.
In the project room, The Living Book Production facility created by Plural and the Center for Book Technology will be on view until January 28, 2012.
Happy New Year!
Anne Lindberg was awarded a 2011 Painters and Sculptors grant by the Joan Mitchell Foundation. For more information about the grant and its recipients, please visit www.joanmitchellfoundation.org.
Carrie Secrist Gallery will present a solo exhibition by Anne Lindberg in September 2012.
Carrie Secrist Gallery, a PULSE Miami 2011 exhibitor, was pleased to be included in the Miami Herald's list of top ten "must see" booths in Miami this year. Our booth included an expansive installation by Angelo Musco titled Xylem (2011) which spanned a 20-foot wall.
Carrie Secrist Gallery is pleased to exhibit at PULSE Miami 2011 located at The Ice Palace, 1400 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL. We will be in booth E-401.
Tuesday, November 29
6PM - 9PM
Thursday, December 1
10AM - 1PM VIP Preview Brunch
1PM - 7PM
Friday, December 2
11AM - 7PM
Saturday, December 3
11AM - 7PM
Sunday, December 4
11AM - 5PM
Derek Chan, along with collaborators Lisa Alvarado and Joshua Abrams, will open Cosmic Workshop at 1637 W. 18th Street in Pilsen on Friday, November 4 at 7 PM.
Cosmic Workshop, an arm of The Happiness Project, will be open to the public November 3-20 on Thursdays through Sundays from 1-6 PM.
Using Aztec and Native American indigenous symbols, the three artists will explore happiness through multiple modes of communication - visual art, music, conversation, story telling, written handouts, and interactive activities. The public is invited to discuss and develop ways of living, acting, and playing that respects the Cosmic-Whole. Finding a balance between work and play, the space is meant to be a zone for exploring ideas, sounds, and words that encourage an open ended exploration of transforming reality through happiness.
The Happiness Project was curated by Tricia Van Eck, Artistic Director of 6018NORTH, a communal green space for experimental culture, installation, performance and sound.
Please follow the link below to read an article featuring Angelo Musco's work in the Daily Mail (UK). The piece includes a video detailing Musco's process as well.
Carrie Secrist Gallery is pleased to announce our participation in Art Toronto.
October 28 - 31, 2011
METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE
North Building, Exhibit Hall A & B
255 Front Street West
Opening Night Preview:
Thursday October 27, 2011
A Benefit for the Art Gallery of Ontario
Special Collectors' Preview:
October 27, 4:30-6:30pm
Opening Night Preview:
October 27, 6:30-10pm
Friday October 28 12 - 8pm
Saturday October 29 12 - 8pm
Sunday October 30 12 - 6pm
Monday October 31 12 - 6pm
Chicago-based arts archivists Sixty Inches from the Center conducted an interview with Andrew Holmquist, the artist occupying our main gallery through October 15. You may read the interview by following this link:
Please join Phyllis Bramson for a public lecture at SOFA Chicago on Sunday, November 6, 2011 from 2-3 PM; the talk will be held at Festival Hall on Navy Pier, Chicago, in room 326.
The topic of Bramson's lecture will be Henry Darger’s Bright and Guilty Place.
Artist Phyllis Bramson is inspired and provoked by the “censoring side” of Henry Darger’s images, particularly the feeling that his images might be often misunderstood or misdirected. In the presentation, she will address how her work and Darger’s art intersect in that regard, and the ways Darger’s concocted inner world has influencing her art making.
Presented by Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Chicago
Phyllis Bramson will participate in "Provocateurs", a two person exhibition including Adam Scott (Chicago) at John A. Day Gallery, Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota, from November 1-28, 2011. Bramson will give a public lecture on November 1 at the opening reception, 5-7:30 PM.
Photographs by David Maisel
Texts by Jonathan Lethem and David Maisel
72 pages, 43 color reproductions, 16" x 12", casebound
Published by Nazraeli Press
Publication Date: Fall 2011
Themes of memory, excavation, and transformation are given new form in Maisel’s latest work, History’s Shadow. In this series, Maisel re-photographs x-rays from museum archives that depict artifacts from antiquity, scanning and digitally manipulating the selected source material. The book also contains an original short story by Jonathan Lethem.
David Maisel profiled his newest project, "History's Shadow," in the 1 October 2011 issue of the New York Times. You may read his article and view a slideshow of his new works by following this link:
Event Deck at L.A. Live
1005 West Chick Hearn Court
Downtown Los Angeles, California
Booth # A-9
Press and VIP Private Preview
Friday - September 30
2pm - 8pm
Saturday - October 1
11am - 7pm
Sunday - October 2
11am - 7pm
Monday - October 3
11am - 5pm
Judith Geichman's work will be included in the exhibition "New Acquisitions" at the Elmhurst Art Museum, on view from September 16-December 30, 2011.
Tehom, a large-scale installation by Angelo Musco, is included in the group exhibition "Feminite 0.1" at Maison Particuliere Art Center, Brussels, Belgium. The show runs from September 15 through December 17, 2011.
A solo exhibition by Liliana Porter titled "Obras recientes" will be on view at Galeria Lucia de la Puente in Lima, Peru from September 14 through October 15, 2011.
Phyllis Bramson was profiled in the fall edition of Chicago Gallery News. You may read the article, "Considering the Chicago Artist," by Kevin Nance by following this link:
Gyeongnam Museum of Art, Korea
Curated by Inhee Iris Moon
September 8 - November 27, 20111
Phyllis Bramson has been selected as a Distinguished Artist for 2012.
In 1997, the Union League Club of Chicago established the Distinguished Artists program. The purpose of the program is to honor select Chicago-area artists for their contributions to both the visual arts and the community. In 2002, the Club extended the program to include authors and musicians. Internationally known, the artists who have been inducted into the program choose to make Chicago their home and continue to contribute to the cultural well-being and world-class status of our community. Some previously honored artists include: Dawoud Bey, Kerry James Marshall, Ed Paschke, Barbara Crane, Michiko Itatani, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, William Conger and Vera Klement.
Explore the fascinating realm of memory through the work of over fifty artists featured in HIDING PLACES: MEMORY IN THE ARTS.
Memories are embodied in everything around us—in our culture, beliefs, objects, and relationships. Their reach can be lifelong or fleeting. Our search for new and inventive ways to keep memories alive is never ending, an ongoing attempt to keep them out of the mind’s deep hiding places.
Vision is elastic. Thought is elastic.
curated by Moyra Davey & Zoe Leonard
21 Apr – 18 June 2011
Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA, 2011 (solo exhibition)
David B Smith Gallery, Denver, CO, 2011 (solo exhibition)
“Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities”, curated by David McFadden,
Museum of Art and Science, NYC (group exhibition)
Liliana Porter says she knew Marcel Broodthaers's work only superficially before being paired with him for "The Incongruous Image: Marcel Broodthaers and Liliana Porter," an exhibition on view at the New Museum, New York, through July 3. Small and focused, the show includes eight works in a variety of mediums by Broodthaers (1924–1976)—including his projection of 33 slides, Sex Film (1971–72)—and 20 prints, drawings and paintings, from 1968 to 2011, by Porter.
Strong affinities between the two artists were quickly discerned, however, by guest curator Tobias Ostrander, who in 2009 had organized an exhibition of the underknown Porter (b. 1941) at the Museo Tamayo in Mexico. (He is presently curator at the contemporary art venue Museo Experimental El Eco in Mexico City, and co-organized the New Museum show with Annie Fletcher of the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven.)
Broodthaers and Porter are both deeply influenced by Magritte, who questioned the necessity of a relationship between objects and the words that name them. The objects that Broodthaers and Porter appropriate feel oddly out-of-date, and time seems to stand still—or move at an odd pace—in their films and videos. Both artists can assume the role of didact, though their teaching is unmoored from any commonly agreed upon knowledge.
Above all, the juxtaposition of incongruous codes of representation in both artists' oeuvres fosters an atmosphere of disorientation or bafflement-and no small degree of wry humor. One need only contemplate, in this exhibition, Broodthaers's Les animaux des fermes (1971), in which an appropriated pictorial chart of cattle substitutes the names of cars for the various animals, and, by Porter, a photograph showing a toy penguin conversing with a bust of Christ (Dialogue with Penguin, 1999). In these and other works, logic is abridged with absurdist results.
Born in Argentina, Porter has long lived in the United States, where she makes paintings and prints combining traditional mediums with collaged elements, usually small toys. Over the past decade, she has created photographs and videos that feature the toys; the videos are scored with extraordinary musical compositions by the Uruguayan-born composer and singer Sylvia Meyer. (For an example, see Rehearsal, a project Porter created for the Dia website in 2008.)
Though she spends most of her time working at her studio in Rhinebeck, New York, A.i.A. caught up with Porter at her Manhattan apartment on May 26.
Read more of the article here:
The Art Institute of Chicago has acquired a complete set of A-ZYM, an encyclopedia prints, for their permanent collection.
" A Sense of Place" at the Italian Cultural Institute, Chicago
June 4 - September 16, 2011
Chicago is one of the international Italian cultural institutes chosen by art critic Vittorio Sgarbi to be included in the Italian Pavilion in the World at this year's Venice Biennale. A film created by artist Marco Ferrari representing the 7 artists in A Sense of Place will be on view in the Italian Pavilion at the 2011 Venice Biennale June 4 through November 27, 2011.
“Museum as Hub: The Incongruous Image,” places in dialogue works by Marcel Broodthaers (b. 1924, Brussels, d. 1976, Cologne) and Liliana Porter (b. Buenos Aries, 1941) to highlight several points of common interest, or philosophical accords, that explore the politics of knowledge, pedagogy, and display. Bringing together the work of Broodthaers and Porter in one space, “The Incongruous Image” proposes a dialogue or exchange of ideas explored by these two artists. Marcel Broodthaers famously described his genesis as an artist with the statement, “Finally the idea of inventing something insincere crossed my mind and I set to work straightaway.” Liliana Porter has posited that, “The only consciousness possible is doubt.” Positioning its inquiry between these spaces of insincerity and doubt, “The Incongruous Image” seeks to draw out, through juxtaposition, how each artist investigates the deceptions, dissonances, and incongruities that images and language can produce.
Maison Particulière is a new art center born of a couple’s wish to share their passion for collecting art.
This elegant townhouse in the heart of Brussels by the Place du Châtelain has been converted into a unique setting that reinvents the interior space of a private residence, thus creating a novel approach to exhibiting works of art.
Maison Particulière’s purpose is to welcome those who are passionate about art in a stimulating environment dedicated to promoting discovery, conversation and exchange. On exhibit for the season, select works of art are distinctively intermingled throughout intimate sitting areas in the three stories of the house.
Central to the creation of this house where dialogue is key, are long-time art collectors Myriam and Amaury de Solages. Their interest in the arts knows no boundary, no limit in time period, no restriction in art form or genre, and no border in geographical preference. Sharing their passion for the arts is the driving force behind this most extraordinary project.
Maison Particulière is not merely an outlet to exhibit their private collection exclusively. Indeed, they plan on presenting temporary installations grouping several contributors: collectors, artists and others, with a passion for the arts in common. Each installation will feature a main theme which will serve as a thread to the subjective (and often unexpected) selection offered by the various guest-patrons. This unique space is truly a place to engage in exchange.
Opening on April 26, 2011.
at The Art Center in Highland Park. Friday, April 29th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm.
1957 Sheridan Road.
Participating artists include:
Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley
Timothy van Laar
Prints from Antonia Contro's A-ZYM series will be included in the exhibition which will run through June 2011.
Bay Area artist David Maisel continues his inquiry into the dual processes of memory and excavation in History’s Shadow, a new photography series derived from x-rays of art objects from antiquity. Initiated during a residency at the Getty Research Institute in 2007, Maisel became captivated by x-rays of art objects from the museum’s permanent collections. Though utilized for conservation purposes, Maisel recognized the power of these images to transcend the original artworks’ context and familiarity, conveying messages across time.
Curated by Susanne Doremus
with Joe Baldwin, Timothy Bergstrom, Brian Calvin, Federico Cattaneo, Edmund Chia, Dana DeGiulio, Dan Devening, Cheryl Donegan, Judith Geichman, Andrew Greene, Magalie Guérin, Antonia Gurkovska, Seth Hunter, Michiko Itatani, Eric Lebofsky, Diego Leclery, José Lerma, Jim Lutes, Rebecca Morris, Sabina Ott, Noah Rorem, Erin Washington, and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung
April 3 - April 24, 2011
Opening reception: Sunday, April 3, 2011, 4-7PM
Hours: Every following Saturday & Sunday, 1-4PM, and by appointment
Solo exhibitions at Kinz Tillou at Dorian Grey Gallery, New York, NY and Katharine Mulherin, Toronto, Canada
Place as Idea explores the idea of place as a vehicle for visualizing time, displacement, memory, and fantasy in works by an international roster of contemporary artists.
New York-based Kim Keever makes photographs of bonsai-scaled landscapes assembled inside a 200-gallon tank that is filled with water and topped with paint pigment and addressed with lights and gels to create convincing effects of clouds and atmosphere. His tropical vistas, sylvan forests, and mountain views openly wear their own artifice while they also display the fine-grained complexity of the real thing. Looking at them can be an otherworldy experience. NewArtTV visits Keever at his East Village studio.
Carrie Secrist Gallery
December 11- January 29, 2011
No two approaches to landscape photography are in greater contrast than Kim Keever’s color images of garishly illuminated misty, craggy “nature” scenes that he painstakingly constructs in a 200-gallon tank filled with water, and David Maisel’s large-format black-and-white and color aerial shots of the land as it has been scarred by industrial civilization. As it turns out, Keever’s contrivances are deceptively realistic, whereas Maisel’s straight shots often border on abstractions, especially his “Lake Project” series, in which he documents Owens Lake, in California, which was devastated in the construction of the Los Angeles aqueduct in 1926. In his most arresting shot, “Lake Project 6,” Maisel captures, from high above, the desertified lake bed, broken up into multicolored segments; his image would warm the heart of a passionate abstractionist were it not for its filthy and scarred traces of all-too-obvious human spoliation. As different as they are, Keever and Maisel unite on the postmodern dictum that “nature is dead”—the viewer is left to choose among hells. (Michael Weinstein)
Through December 4 at Carrie Secrist Gallery, 835 West Washington.
The CU Art Museum recently acquired a masterpiece of video art by Liliana Porter, one of the most significant contemporary Latin-American women artists. The work, titled Fox In The Mirror: A Concert (2007), is on view in the museum's new video gallery and explores human vulnerability and frailty through a narrative of animated ceramic and plastic figurines. Fox In The Mirror includes a moving score written and recorded by Porter's collaborator, Sylvia Meyer.
David Maisel: Shadow and Dust will be on view at the UCR/California Museum of Photography in Riverside from August 31, 2010, through January 1, 2011. The exhibition of more than 100 photographs comprising two floors of the museum will feature the first museum showing of David Maisel’s "History's Shadow" on the first floor, and an extensive selection from his "Library of Dust" series on the second floor.
Aerial photographer David Maisel shoots environmental messes -- like cyanide leaching fields and dried-out lakes. But his color prints are big, gorgeous, and mysterious. Maisel talks about his pictures of Los Angeles, just published in the book Oblivion, and how he seduces and betrays viewers at the same time. Produced by Trey Kay.
By Lauren Viera, Tribune reporter
10:45 a.m. CDT, July 2, 2010
It's rare, I think, to experience a local gallery exhibit that has the power to completely envelop the viewer in the way that an exhibit of larger, museum proportions might. Italian-born contemporary artist Angelo Musco's all-encompassing exhibit at Carrie Secrist Gallery is even larger than a museum show, if you can imagine it. Experiencing it is more like a visit to the deep sea tanks at an aquarium.
Collectively dubbed "Tehom," Hebrew for "the deep" or "abyss," Musco's collection of enormous photographic mosaics feature nude swimmers shimmying in sync like schools of fish, intertwined in passion, struggle or both. The largest of the eight works here, which lends its title to the show, takes over two walls of the gallery's front room.
Large is an understatement. Two years in the making, "Tehom" is 12 feet tall and spans a massive 48 feet, wider even than the gallery's longest wall, and one end of it folds into a corner accordingly. Comprising 22 glossy, gorgeous panels of meticulously digitally edited images, the illustrative mural-like work features swimmers disappearing into dark holes that fade into the distance; some swimmers look as though they're fumbling toward the surface while others seem content to go with the flow. There are between 100,000 and 200,000 swimmers in all, and their nude bodies are positioned so gracefully, they have the realistic effect of swimming together en masse, producing imagery that's both beautiful and mind-boggling. (They're not cheap, either: Purchase "Tehom" or any of the other multipanel pieces here, and you're looking at an investment up to $200,000.)
Musco's art is a study in the human figure and their innate relationships with each other, from birth onward (it's noted in the artist's statement that he spent two extra months in the womb, emerging as a 14-pound baby). From a distance, Musco's models seem homogenous (I struggled to find one that wasn't Caucasian) as if they're part of some super-race, caught in the throngs of existence and not sure where to head next. Look closer and individual expressions emerge from the masses. No two are alike.
Angelo Musco, "Tehom," at Carrie Secrist Gallery, 835 W. Washington Blvd., 312-491-0917; secristgallery.com. Through July 10
an exhibition curated by Larissa Leclair
featuring photographs by Christopher Colville, Todd Hido, Kate MacDonnell, David Maisel, Curtis Mann, and Doug + Mike Starn
June 11-July 9, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, June 11, 6-8pm
Exhibition Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-5pm
Location: Washington Project for the Arts (WPA)
2023 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The WPA is pleased to present the exhibition Permanent Impermanence. This project is part of the WPA's Coup d'Espace series which invites member artists and curators to stage their own exhibitions an programming in its Dupont Circle space. Come enjoy some great photography! Permanent Impermanence explores fundamentals of the photographic medium, through artistic expression in both subject and process. The exhibition will include works by
Christopher Colville from his Emanations series;
Todd Hido from A Road Divided;
Kate MacDonnell from 100 Ways;
Curtis Mann from Modifications;
David Maisel from History's Shadow; and
Doug + Mike Starn from alleverythingthatisyou.
For a pure orgy of fantasia, check out Angelo Musco's mammoth photo-works in which thousands of nude men and women disport themselves underwater in tangled conjunctures and simulations of schools of fish. Musco achieves his undeniably overpowering and shocking effect by taking countless shots of small groups of submerged people, combining them in the computer to compose his gargantuan images, and printing on metallic paper supported by aluminum and plexiglass. Two years in the making, the title work of Musco's show, "Tehom" (Hebrew for abyss), tells the whole story. Measuring 12 x 48 feet, "Tehom" is ample enough for Musco to fill the surface with spinning vortices of bodies separated by a bevy of freer formations. Identifiable individuals pop out of the composition, bearing expressions that run the gamut of human emotion. Italian Renaissance philosophy championed the "coincidentia oppositorum," the conjunction of opposites; Musco's surrealism is right in that line. (Michael Weinstein)
Through July 10 and Carrie Secrist Gallery, 835 W. Washington
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"Greene a relative newcomer, builds poetic, quasi-abstract forms on top of Audubon drawings. She had an impressive show at Pulse Miami last December (Carrie Secrist Gallery, 835 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago., Chicago; 312.491.0917).
Carrie Secrist just had a big opening on May 1st for an artist relatively new to the gallery, and to the world, and now Chicagoans have a few weeks to see the large-scale solo show in the West Loop gallery. The young Italian artist, Angelo Musco, showed his photographs at Secrist's Art Chicago booth in 2009, shortly before a late acceptance into the mega-art showcase, the Venice Biennale last summer. The current exhibition, Tehom, runs through July 10th, but be sure to see this show sooner rather than later. I mentioned Musco in an earlier post about Art Chicago since I was already excited about the opening of the exhibition.
Musco's work leaves strong impressions of birth, life, nature, and order. When you see this show on the large scale in Secrist's West Loop space, the hundreds of swimming, naked bodies are practically life-size, diving and spinning, and staring out at you from the gallery's main 12' x 48' wall. While the subjects are moving in tight formations together under the water, light from an implied surface above is clearly shining through.
The story I got over the weekend was that Musco was born in Italy, and he was in the womb for 11 months after a complicated pregnancy. When he was finally born, he weighed 14lbs! Today, his art is concerned with internal structures, underwater worlds, nature and human life. To create his magical scenes, Musco takes tens of thousands of photographs of 80 nude models and then creates a Photoshop masterpiece.
According to Wikipedia, Tehom, the show's title, is the Hebrew word for 'deep' or 'abyss.'
The dark, glossy backgrounds created in the gallery create a new, enveloping, womb-like environment for viewers, as well as possibly a sanctuary. This is a show you have to see for yourself in person.
We weren't sure how Phyllis Bramson and Judith Geichman would play off one another in a joint exhibition. Bramson's boldly colored mixed-media works feature droll large-eyed cats, Darger-esque girls and glitter-dusted landscapes that recall Japanese ukiyo-e prints. Geichman relies on gestural drips and smears to produce Expressionist paintings in a more subdued palette, which includes diaphanous pastels, hints of bronze and stormy bursts of black and gray.
Despite the differences in the Chicago artists' (and longtime friends') approaches to form and abstraction, "Then Is Now" reveals a sublime interplay between their works. Bramson's paintings fill the first room, their tangled fairy-tale motifs inviting close inspection. In Ring around the Rosy (soon they all fall down) (2008), cats wearing pants cavort with cartoonish girls in a field of poppies. Chains of flowers, some made of delicate sequins, weave through the scene, directing the eye to different areas of the canvas—and even beyond it, to a cluster of gaudy blooms hanging atop the painting.
Homing in on Bramson's details trains viewers to experience Geichman's paintings in the next room. In Herald (2009), forms emerge from seemingly random smears of paint, resembling the fluid, shape-shifting figures of clouds. Even without tactile embellishments, Geichman's works feel dynamic and multidimensional.
The artists present an enchanting collaboration: the painting The Three Melancholy Mystics (2010). The most rewarding aspect of "Then Is Now," however, is the way their divergent practices usher the viewer toward deep contemplation. As in all great friendships, Bramson and Geichman's differences are complementary.
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