August 28, 2015

Michael Robinson featured in ACRE TV’s “Tele-nova” exhibition


“Symbolic, social, or technological, Tele-novela mimics the serial and structural nature of the pop cultural programs, but moves from linear story to abstracted narrative, and experimental play by electronic means. Arranged in three-part acts and ranging in media–video, sound, animated GIFs–and durational formats, the sequential productions on ACRE TV present a departure from their operatic tradition in favor of abstracted realities and dispersed fictions that simultaneously explore and avoid the notion of formal narrative on screen.”

Tele-nova is curated by Robyn Farrell and will be on view at ACRE TV from September 1 – October 31, 2015.

August 25, 2015

Whitney Bedford is a 2015 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Awardee

A huge congratulations to Whitney Bedford, a 2015 recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award. This grant supports the artist’s living and working expenses for one year. Since its inception in 1985, the Foundation has awarded over 64 million dollars to artists in 76 countries.

Image: Whitney Bedford, Echec Sauvage, 2015, ink and oil on panel. 30 x 42 inches [Photo Credit: Evan Bedford]


August 19, 2015

Artist Talk by Alex Bradley Cohen

Saturday, August 22 at 2:00 pm

The Elmhurst Art Museum will be hosting a talk by recently exhibited artist Alex Bradley Cohen whose painting Summertime graces the cover of the New American Paintings publication. Learn more about his body of work which includes self-portraits and images of his family, friends, sitcoms and historical events. 

August 4, 2015

Britton Bertran joins Carrie Secrist Gallery

Carrie Secrist Gallery is thrilled to announce that Britton Bertran has been hired as the gallery’s new Associate Director:

Britton Bertran comes to Carrie Secrist Gallery with over 17 years of contemporary art experience as a gallerist, curator, administrator, educator and arts consultant. Formerly the owner of 40000, a Chicago-based commercial art gallery, Mr. Bertran currently teaches in the Arts Administration and Policy department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was most recently the Fellows Program Officer at United States Artists. As an independent curator, he has organized exhibitions for The Hyde Park Art Center, the Loyola Museum of Art and numerous other gallery spaces. You can contact Britton at 312.491.0197 or

July 27, 2015

Summer Hours

Carrie Secrist Gallery is open by appointment only through September 7. If you would like to visit the gallery, please call us at 312.491.0917 or email


July 22, 2015

Liliana Porter, Whitney Museum of American Art

Liliana Porter’s work is included in Amercia is Hard to See, the inaugural exhibition at the new Whitney Museum of American Art. The exhibition is on view from May 1 – September 27, 2015.

Drawn entirely from the Whitney Museum of American Art’s collection, America Is Hard to See takes the inauguration of the Museum’s new building as an opportunity to reexamine the history of art in the United States from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. Comprising more than six hundred works, the exhibition elaborates the themes, ideas, beliefs, and passions that have galvanized American artists in their struggle to work within and against established conventions, often directly engaging their political and social contexts. Numerous pieces that have rarely, if ever, been shown appear alongside beloved icons in a conscious effort to unsettle assumptions about the American art canon.


The title, America Is Hard to See, comes from a poem by Robert Frost and a political documentary by Emile de Antonio. Metaphorically, the title seeks to celebrate the ever-changing perspectives of artists and their capacity to develop visual forms that respond to the culture of the United States. It also underscores the difficulty of neatly defining the country’s ethos and inhabitants, a challenge that lies at the heart of the Museum’s commitment to and continually evolving understanding of American art.

Organized chronologically, the exhibition’s narrative is divided into twenty- three thematic “chapters” installed throughout the building. These sections revisit and revise established tropes while forging new categories and even expanding the definition of who counts as an American artist. Indeed, each chapter takes its name not from a movement or style but from the title of a work that evokes the section’s animating impulse. Works of art across all mediums are displayed together, acknowledging the ways in which artists have engaged various modes of production and broken the boundaries between them.

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July 11, 2015

Alex Bradley Cohen: SWIM 1 at New Image Art, Los Angeles

Alex Bradley Cohen participates in SWIM 1, a group exhibition at New Image Art on view from July 11 – August 1, 2015.

Cohen exhibits alongside Alicia McCarthy, Jenny Sharaf, Barry McGee, Teen Witch, Chris Johanson, and Mario Ayala, among many others.

New Image Art is located at 7920 Santa Monica Blvd. in Los Angeles, California.

June 26, 2015

Holiday Hours

Carrie Secrist Gallery will be closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4, 2015 in observance of Independence Day.

Please visit our current exhibition with work by Alex Bradley Cohen and Kelly Lloyd on view through July 25, 2015. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday 10:30-6 and Saturday 11-5.

June 26, 2015

Carson Fisk-Vittori: Data-Scent at Johannes Vogt, New York

Carson Fisk-Vittori exhibits alongside Derek Frech and Alex Ito in Data-Scent on view at Johannes Vogt in New York through July 16, 2015.

Fisk-Vittori, Frech and Ito’s work explore the discrete quality of information embedded in contemporary visual culture. Locations, emotive energy and power are belied by the comforts displayed in everyday life.

May 11, 2015

Anne Lindberg at Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh

Anne Lindberg installs site-specific thread installation at the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh as part of Factory Installed on view from May 15, 2015 to March 27, 2016.

Lindberg participates in Factory Installed alongside Jacob Douenias + Ethan Frier, John Morris, and Julie Schenkelberg.

Mattress Factory
500 Sampsonia Way
Pittsburgh, PA

May 6, 2015

Carson Fisk-Vittori, You will find me if you want me in the garden, Galerie Valentin, Paris

Carson Fisk-Vittori exhibits in You will find me if you want me in the garden, a group show curated by Domenico de Chirico on view at Galerie Valentin, Paris through 16 May 2015.

Epicureanism is a philosophy based on the teachings of Epicurus. The school of Epicurus, founded in 306 B.C. is also called “The Garden” in reference to the philosopher’s home and garden near Athens where he held his teachings.

Epicurus’ philosophy, inspired by Democritus’ atomism, is centered on the understanding that philosophy’s main goal lies in achieving a state of tranquillity.

Hence the thoughts of Epicurus are based on three principles: First, the value of our senses and feelings as criteria of truth and happiness (pleasure); secondly the principle of atomism according to which objects are formed and modified by atoms constantly uniting and separating, whereas feelings are formed by layers of atoms that radiate from those objects and thereby affect the atoms of the soul; thirdly, his semi-atheism which accepts the existence of gods but denies them any form of interference on the making and governance of the world.

In short, Epicurus believes that the highest good is pleasure (ἡδονή) and, at the same time, that the criterion of truth is sensitive knowledge, or rather that only the senses are true and infallible and should therefore be cared for constantly.

Surely, the garden, seen as an eco system, is an ideal place for everyone to move freely and to express their opinions. Besides, it can favor debates with a historical perspective – an undisputed and valid tool for the knowledge and understanding of religious, artistic, poetic and literary expressions – deeply satisfying, despite their peripatetic appearance.

Fisk-Vittori exhibits alongside Alessandro Agudio, Stefania Batoeva, Sol Calero. Simon Dybbroe Møller , Ditte Gantriis, Pakui Hardware (in collaboration with Jeannine Han), Daniel Keller, Spencer Longo, Matthew Smith, Anna Virnich, and Andrew Norman Wilson.

May 6, 2015

Liliana Porter in Dandilands, Cyprus

Liliana Porter exhibits Dialogue with Blue Mug in Dandilands, a standing sign found in the high forest of Troodos mountains where there is a circular trail walk through a rocky path overlooking wild trees with a view beyond the forest and over the island. Dialogue with Blue Mug  observes the possibility of connections between dissimilar objects located in odd situations. Subjects, that is, which don’t seem to mind their differences as communication among both characters is effortless and fluid.

The project is on view in Cyprus through 5 June 2015.

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