Some great insight from the Creators Project on Shannon Finley’s creative process and what goes in to making these amazing paintings.
The future of art will live in the spaces between analog and digital, static and dynamic, and information and memory. Berlin-based artist Shannon Finley’s large paintings, titled Interference, at Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago, highlight both the tensions and exciting possibilities that exist within his widening expanses.
A great review of Whitney Bedford’s exhibition EAST OF EDEN in New American Paintings.
“In her large scale paintings, which steal breath like a vacuum, then tension between the beautiful and sublime is thick enough for an oxygen lance.”
Great interview with Whitney Bedford on the occasion of her exhibition EAST OF EDEN in NewCity.
“Exploring the emotional potential of the landscape, Bedford’s work is about balancing extremes and celebrating contradictions. When asked which part is stronger, she witfully replies: ‘Aren’t they the same thing?’”
Please join us on Saturday, June 11th from 4 to 6pm
The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) will present new works by artist Dannielle Tegeder in MAM’s Laurie Art Stairway and on the outdoor video monitors. Infrastructure features a site-specific wall installation, large-scale mobile, and series of animations that merge the interior and exterior spaces of the Museum. The exhibition is curated by Alexandra Schwartz, MAM curator of contemporary art, and will be on view through June 2017.
Each piece in the exhibition is its own imagined urban system that also reacts to the surrounding architecture. Prominently featured in the Laurie Arts Stairway, a wall of glass windows allows the artwork on view to be visible from the street and viewers to see out on to the Museum’s grounds and beyond to the Manhattan skyline. The wall installation and mobile draw from the infrastructure that exists behind the Museum’s walls as well as reflect what is going outside of them. A complementary pair of animations on MAM’s outdoor video monitors are digital renderings of drawings that are set to motion to rhythms of contemporary classical composer Matthew Evan Taylor. The original drawing for the animation Zeolfrora is a recent acquisition to MAM’s collection.
We are very excited to learn that Andrew Holmquist is a 2016 NewCity Breakout Artist!
Holmquist hunts for killer compositions, informed by his experience as a human, an astute media consumer and an image-maker, taking notice when the perfect pose is struck.
– Kelly Reaves
A great concise round up of BY HAND in Visual Art Source:
“In ‘By Hand,’works by six artists are brought together to illustrate the aesthetic characteristics at the core of the gallery’s overall program. Each piece contains a reference to the figure, and as the title indicates, each bears the visible hand of the artist.”
– Robin Dluzen
Michael Robinson received a great review in the April issue of Art in America.
“Michael Robinson’s mesmeric exhibition ‘Mad Ladders’ appeared to enact the efforts of such an extraterrestrial interpreter, for whom our cultural imagery would hold indeterminate meanings and could be recoded into new systems of signification.”
– Mashinka Firunts
Congratulations to gallery artist Michael Robinson who recently won 3rd place for Mad Ladders in the Onion City Film Festival!
Hyperpianist Denman Maroney will be performing this Saturday, March 12th at 7pm in Anne Lindberg’s exhibition space at Art Omi for the closing of fold and unfold. Not to be missed!
We are very excited to announce the release of our new publication Andrew Holmquist: STAGE LEFT. This publication is a combination of a comic, essay (by David Getsy) and catalogue all revolving around Andrew Holmquist’s exhibition of the same title. Stage Left is a limited edition run of 500 and is $40.00. If you are interested in reserving a copy, please email the gallery at email@example.com or call 312.491.0917.
A pair of great reviews of Andrew Holmquist’s exhibition STAGE LEFT: NewCity and THE SEEN.
fold and unfold, is a solo exhibition by gallery artist and Art Omi alumnus Anne Lindberg (2009) that will take place at the Omi International Arts Center in Ghent, New York, January 16 – March 13, 2016.
From the Art Omi press release:
“fold and unfold is part of Lindberg’s new series, “Building Drawings”, which blurs the lines between drawing, sculpture, textiles and conceptual art on an architectural scale. Drawn graphite fields anchor room-sized installations created in fine chromatic thread to create a subtle, rhythmic, abstract, and immersive optical and spatial phenomenon that shifts the physical and emotional geographies of both the space and viewer.
Lindberg writes, ‘within the quiet reserve and formal abstraction is a strong impulse to speak from a deep place within myself about that is private, vulnerable, fragile, and perceptive to the human condition. My work is a mirror of how I experience the world. As I map the surface of the work, negotiating physicality, optics and ideas through drawing languages, my voice withholds, blurs, teases and veils.'”
This exhibition will be Anne’s first exhibition in upstate NY since moving there from Kansas City. In addition to the exhibition, Anne will be on sight for 10 days prior to the opening creating a portion of the exhibition. As well, Fellow Omi alumnus, “hyperpianist” Denman Maroney, will present a solo performance inspired by Anne’s exhibition March 12 at 7 PM.
NewCity reviews our current exhibition by Michael Robinson – Mad Ladders.
Acid Rain has published a great explanatory run down of Michael’s current exhibition Mad Ladders
The world premiere of Michael Robinson’s newest film Mad Ladders is October 4th at the New York Film Festival. If you can’t make it to the NYFF, “Mad Ladders” will be premiering in Chicago at Michael’s upcoming show opening November 7.
Gallery artist Liliana Porter is one of the artists whose work will be presented at MoMA’s “Transmissions: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, 1960–1980“. This exhibition focuses on parallels and connections among artists active in Latin America and Eastern Europe in the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibition will be on view from September 5 to January 5, 2016. * read the NYTimes review here
“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.
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]
Gallery artist Anne Lindberg is currently being featured in a Wallpaper Magazine article about the exhibition ‘Factory Installed’ at the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh.
“Anne Lindberg, one of the four artists taking part in the exhibition in the main building, also uses thread – this time to suggest physiological systems such as heartbeats and respiration, as well as psychological states.”