notions of comfort, knocked askew, 2012
frosch&portmann, who really do not capitalize the name of their gallery, present Baltimore-based artist, Magnolia Laurie
’s first show at the gallery. The show runs from September 5 through October 21, 2012. There will be a reception Wednesday, September 5 from 6 to 8 at frosch&portmann, 53 Stanton Street New York.
Laurie’s work deals with what holds us back from collapse. Politics, economics and our social dynamics all threaten to derail society. Her work isn’t about doom, however, but about hope, resiliency and endurance. The title of the exhibition is, leisure came to us before we knew what to do with it
, which comes from a line in Virginia Woolf
’s work, To The Lighthouse
Laurie first made collages as a starting point for the structures in her abstract landscapes. Her work channels the man made but she doesn’t depict the “creators” in her worlds. In essence she makes a 3D model of what she intends to, ultimately, “transfer” into a 2D piece of art.
September 5 , 2012 is the night numerous galleries and other establishments have receptions and openings. For more info head HERE
Catto Gallery, 100 Heath Street, London, presents a private view of new paintings by Derek Balmer
from Thursday 6th September 6.00pm - 9.00pm. The artist will be on hand. If you are not in London you can head to the gallery website for prices
and the contents of the exhibition.
There is also a new book about Balmer, A Singular Vision
, available from Catto Gallery. Do look at the art and the book.
Goofy's Concern by Huey Crowley
What’s The Story
is a new group painting exhibit at Rare Gallery (547 W. 27 St. #514, New York City)
featuring the work of Huey Crowley
, Dawn Frasch
, Luis Rafael Galvez
and Emet Sosna
. The exhibit runs from September 6 through October 4, 2012.
There will be an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m, Thursday, September 6 at the gallery.
All these artists paint psychologically and visually disturbing scenes from personal experiences—all from different perspectives.
Living Room, 2012 by Emet Sosna
First Floor Gallery
, in Harare, Zimbabwe, will be one of two African Galleries accepted into the Berliner Liste
emerging art fair. Berliner List takes place from September 13 to 16, 2012. As you might expect the fair takes place in Berlin. One of the artists being shown by First Floor Gallery is Moffat Takadiwa
For more information on the fair go HERE
For more information on Takawida and his installations and sculptures go HERE
The latter link is to the artist’s "selected works" page on the gallery website. Check out some of the other art on the site as well.
Stephen Friedman Gallery
(25-28 Old Burlington Street, London) presents an exhibition by painter Wayne Gonzales
from September 1 through 29, 2012. There will be a private view, Friday August 31, 2012 from 6-8p.m. This solo show will feature Gonzales’ gouaches. These were not studies but meant as finished works. They still run the gamut from abstract to figurative. If you have seen other work by the artist you will recall large swathes of paint that change with the distance of the viewer—depicting topography or sometimes architectural subjects.
Gonzales is an American painter, born in New Orleans, and influenced by the French Quarter. He grew up in the period following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The ensuing (and neverending) investigations and conspiracy theories, often based on blurred and distorted images, were the beginning of Gonzales’ manipulation of imagery. He often uses photos he takes or finds on the internet as a starting point.
And his work, like any good conspiracy theory, is something the viewer can stretch and interpret freely.
, Fabian Marti
and Erika Verutti
are the subject of a group exhibition at Galerie Peter Kilchmann
, Zahnradstrasse 21, 8005 Zurich. The show is entitled, I Give The Name Violence To A Boldness Lying Idle And Enamored Of Danger
The show runs from August 31 - October 20, 2012. Openings take place Thursday, August 30, 6-8 p.m. and Friday, August 31, 6-9 p.m.
The shortlist of artists for the Young Masters Art Prize 2012 has been announced. Names of those shortlisted are below.
The Young Masters Art Prize is a non-profit biennial competition open to artists worldwide who mix skill with innovation (and here is the tricky part) an “awareness of the Old Masters and art of the past. Obviously, from the name, this prize looks to give global recognition to artists in the early part of their career.
Exhibition Part 1 at Sphinx Fine Art, 125 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 7LP.
Private View: Tuesday 9th October
Exhibition Dates: Tuesday 9th – Friday 26th October 2012
Exhibition & Prize Announcement at Gallery 27, Cork Street, London W1S 3NG
Exhibition Dates: Monday 19th – Saturday 24th November 2012
Painting: Charles Moxon, Mia Brownell, Georgia Dodson,
Jeff Muhs, Karim Hamid, Ethan Pollock, Christoph
Steinmeyer, Brad Woodfin, Wieland Payer and Masaki
Sculpture / Ceramics: Christopher Coppers, Nina
Fowler, Beth Katleman, Beth Lipman, Claire Partington.
Drawing: Adrian Sykes.
Photography: Karina Chechik,
Charlotte Davies, Fabiano Parisi, Sandy Volz and Derrick
Installation / Mixed Media: Su Ran Sichling,
Kiril Ass & Anna Ratafieva, Naia del Castillo, Jane
Video: Christina Benz.
In Buenos Aires? This Exhibit opens at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 23, at RO Art Galery, Paraná 1158 / Qty. Buenos Aires / (54.11). The piece used in the flyer is Marini Curci’s abyss.
The exhibit is open from 2 to 8 p.m.
For more information head to www.roart.com.ar.
"... Nature has certainly reserved for the inhabitants of the sea
one of his most prodigious spectacles, as I could judge to see the thousand sets of variables that light. " - 20000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Sienna, Turkey Madonna, Shutesbury, MA
is now represented by Ellen Miller Gallery
. The photographer moved to rural Massachusetts several years ago to be part of (and document) the back to nature movement. She recently photographed a couple of series Bare Handed and Fleeced. Both deal with local farming and sustainability in New England. And rural New England communities is where Lynton spends her time, chronicaling this new natural movement.
Lynton received her BA from Yale and her MFA from Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. Her work has been the subject of solo and group shows in the USA, Germany and the U.K.
After Oedipus, Shearing Day, Shutesbury, MA
René Portocarrero, Interior del Cerro
Alejandro Anreus pHd, an art/Latin American Studies professor at William Paterson University, is giving two lectures at Cernuda Arte, 3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables
at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 29 and 7 p.m.Thursday August 30 on the 100 year anniversary of the births of two Cuban masters; Mariano Rodríguez
and René Portocarrero
The lectures will be delivered in English.
The first lecture is entitled Mariano: Forms and Identity
. Anreus will discuss the life and work of modernist, Mariano, and his use and development of forms; the female body, the rooster signifying identity. The changes in the artist’s work will be discussed in the context of changes in Cuban society.
The second lecture is Portocarrero: A Joyous and Tropical Baroque
. This lecture will focus on the life and workof Portocarrero, from his early Mexican influence to his later, more mature, work. Many regard the artist to be one of the greatest Cuban painters of his generation.
Anreus is a critic, historial and scholar who was born in Havana. He received his BA in Art History from Kean College and his Masters then pHd from City University of New York. He is the author of numerous books and articles and has lectured extensively.
To make reservations call Emily Codik 305-461-1050
(or) e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org