in Montreal is showing work by Cuban artist, Kadir Lopez
until October 15, 2011. NuEdge is located at 1480, Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal.
Lopez, born in Las Tunas, Cuba began his art education at the age of 12. He didn’t stop with his formal education until graduating from the Instituto Superior de Artes in Havana. His work has been exhibited in 85 solo and group shows all around the world.
He has also conducted lectures at numerous museums and universities around the world and been a juror for national art contests in his native Cuba. His work is in a large number of museums and private collections around the world.
, in Moscow have moved from their old space in Barvikha to a new space at the contemporary art center, Winzavod, near the historical center of Moscow. The official opening is September 4 at 107120, Moscow, 4th Syromyatnicheskiy Lane, 1, bld. 6, entrance 19.
This new space has three floors, enabling the gallery to hold different curatorial events. They are starting with a group exhibition of their artists; Alexey Alpatov
, Maxim Bashev
, Vladimir Semensky
, Alexander Zhernokluev
and other artists whose work they handle.
The Art Kvartal was one of the two or three most striking booths at Art Chicago/Next 2011. We wrote about them earlier HERE
He And I (2011)
’ A Heart’s Hot Shell
, an exhibition of the artist’s new paintings, will be shown at Rare Gallery, 547 W 27 Street, No. 514, New York City, from September 8 to October 6. This is Holz third solo show with Rare. The title comes from Moby Dick. I won’t go into the specifics as to why. Go to the exhibit. Suffice it to say that it involves searching on unexpected paths.
Holz uses gesso, acrylic, oil and resin. He samples images from the likes of Goya and Darger and mixes these with found contemporary images.
Rare is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with an opening night reception September 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information head to the Rare website, www.rare-gallery.com
by Nikki Painter
Nikki Painter’s solo exhibition Site/Schema consists of drawings and two installations specifically for the site, Civilian Art Projects in Washington D.C. The exhibit opens Saturday, September 17, 2011 (7-9 pm opening) This is Painter’s second solo exhibit and her work consists of patterns and bright colors. Her work is dominated by an exploration of the interaction and coexistence of order with chaos.
One of her installations, The Entrance, takes place in Civilian’s new foyer.
Hard Art DC
Hard Art DC 1979 is not just an exhibit at Civilian Art Projects that opens, Friday November 4 (again, 7 to 9 p.m.) and closing December 31st. It is an upcoming book of photos by Lucian Perkins, written by Alex MacKaye. There is even some sort of “contribution” by Henry Rollins. The exhibit itself is edited/curated by Lely Constantinople and Jayne McLellan (director of Civilian)
Rollin’s involvement might clue you into this having something to do with punk rock. And this being about DC you know it will include Bad Brains, Trench Mouth, etc. Man, that will be an interesting reception if HR shows up. The photos are of shows over a five year period by Perkins, who was then a 26 year old intern. MacKaye was a teenager and in attendance at many of the shows.
from book and exhibit Hard Art DC
Civilian Art Projects are in Washington DC at 1019 7th Street NW. Their normal hours are Wednesday to Thursday and Saturday from 1-6 p.m.
The 10th Annual Small Works Exhibition
is coming to Boltax Gallery from September 2-12, 2011. There will be an artist's reception Saturday, September 3 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Boltax are located at 21 North Ferry Road Shelter Island, NY. For directions and more info head to www.boltaxgallery.com
. They have a section for directions and maps and whatnot.
In addition to being the Art Fair for Modern and Contemporary art in Los Angeles, Art Platform
hosts a number of special programs during their fair. Art Platform takes place from September 30 to October 3, 2011.
This year’s special programs are, Open Platform Speaker Series, Installations, Artillery Lounge, Artillery Magazine Video Lounge, CO/Lab, BOOM/MFA Exhibit and the most important, the Market Café Bar.
Open Platform is a curated series of area collectors, gallerists, museum directors, curators, scholars and critic. Aandrea Stang, Senior Education Program Manager for The Museum of Contemporary Art , Los Angles is organizing the program. Topics include some fascinating ones; video artists working under the massive shadow of Hollywood, the impact of art in Los Angeles in the past 35 years, performance art in Los Angeles and more.
Installation, Art Platform Los Angeles’ Concourse projects space will be home to a series of projects by area galleries and non profits. This are, L.A. Mart Lobby, will also have sculpture projects by leading contemporary artists.
Artillery Lounge (from the folks at Artillary Magazine; Killer Text On Art), The magazine is celebrating its fifth anniversary. This loung will be on the concourse level and consist of a happy hout bar, liver performances, cutting edge videos and, a place to take a breather.
Artillary Magazine Video Lounge, curated by Paul Young of Young Projects. Young Projects was founded to help alter perception—specifically your perception (and mine I suppose) of moving imagery. They want to challenge the traditions put in place by film and television and creat a concrete art form like painting, sculpture and photography. This venue is for such experimental film artists to explore their medium.
Co/Lab, is a joining of 19 dnon-profit art groups. This is their first year at Art Platform-Los Angeles. This is an opportunity for those visiting Art Platform to survey Los Angeles art scene and its emerging artists
BOOM/MFA Exhibition is collection of 40 MFA students and recent graduates of Southern California art schools. The space is 7000 square feet and includes numerous different mediums. The exhibition was curated by Ali Subotnick, curater of the Hammer Museum.
Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami has two exhibitions coming in September. The first is Structured, Art Inspired by Archtecture. This is an exploration of architecture’s impact on art. Bakehouse resident and associate artists are the focus of the exhibit that opens Friday September 9, 2011. The show runs through October 1.
is the culmination of two years work by artist/photographers Jeff and Sabrina Williams
. The body of work is ongoing and consists of details sculptures made from recycled/found materials. This exhibit is a series of photographs of these sculptures. This exhibit also opens Friday, September 9, 2011 and closes October 1.
For those not familiar with the Bakehouse Art Complex, it is an arts organization in Miami offering resources to both artists (via residency, instruction, etc) and the community (via exhibits, events and instruction/education). You can get a seasonal membership for $45 which entitles you to all sorts of neat perks. Students, with identification, can get a membership for $25. For more information go HERE
Wilfredo Lam's "Totem"
Carlos Alfonzo, "God in the Studio II"
has some new works that are flying out the door---and also some that are still in the house. If you have a sack full of money you just have to get rid of? You should drop by.
Cernuda has images of these new (and by new they mean NEW to the gallery, not recently painted) artworks that you can see HERE
. They note that 16 of the 24 pieces have been sold. Eight still remain. It speaks to the current art market and the marketability of Latin, and in particular Cuban, artists.
The prices on these are valid for 30 days minimum!
Cundo Bermúdez' "Multicolor Woman" and Servando Cabrera Moreno's "Figure"
Cernuda Arte is located at 3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, FL 33134. You can also reach them online at www.cernudaarte.com
Mario Carreño, (detail from) "Afternoon in the Garden"
René Portocarrero, (detail from) "City of Havana"
Marc Bellini’s exhibition of automatic photography opens at Bicha Gallery on September 9, 2011. There will be a reception from 6:30 to 8:30 on September 8, 2011. The fine people at Bicha were among those we talked to at Art Chicago/Next 2011.
Bellini has been in exploration mode using the automatic photobooth as his medium for the past 16 years. He used this “modern confessional” to capture his private thoughts on a variety of subjects. These booths are everywhere, every zoo, every park, every attraction. They first appeared at the Paris World’s Fair in 1889. It is hard to recall all the times they have been featured in film and literature. Artists have been likewise fascinated—Andre Breton, Gerhard Richter, Gillian Wearing, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol (of course) and surprisingly, Helmut Newton. This is surprising, perhaps, only to me. It isn’t what I visualize when I think of Newton.
Go and see for yourself. Bicha is located at 7 Gabriel’s Wharf, South Bank, London SE1 9PP
, whose are you see above and below, is taking part in not ONE but several group and solo exhibits across the USA. I am excited one will be at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, a museum I head to with some frequency (my home town). These exhibits begin at the end of this month and continue well into 201. RARE Gallery
in NY has represented Foster for the past eight years or so. A list of exhibits and dates are below.
Foster has had numerous group and solo exhibits of his unusual work, all over the world since 2003. In 2004 he exhibited at PS1 Contemporary Art Center (MOMA PS1 these days) in Long Island, at Futura Gallery in Prague, a solo show at University Galleries, Illinois State University, at Lieu d’ Images et Art (since renamed Centre d’Art Bastille…Geeze pick a NAME galleries!) and many others.
Johnston Foster Exhibits 2011-2012
- Foggy Notions, August 26 - October 7, 2011, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, Denver, CO (solo)
- Monolith Drift, September 2 - October 1, 2011, Disjecta, Portland, OR (solo)
- Selected Specimens, September 5 - October 21, 2011, Flippo Gallery, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA (solo)
- Head Stash, September 9 - October 7, 2011, POVevolving Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
- Under the Sea, October 1, 2011 - May 30, 2012, Kidspace at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (group)
- New Work, April 19 - May 17, 2012, RARE Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
- SHARK, May 13 - November 4, 2012, Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (group)