Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Liminal Boundaries - group show - Luce Gallery - Turin

through March 17th 2012

Luce Gallery is pleased to open the 2012 exhibition programme with a group exhibition of four artists very much devoted to developing a non-conventional approach to the medium of painting, as envisaged – and examined – in a hybrid dimension that flourishes within a range of liminal boundaries. Starting from this field of enquiry, a potentially inexhaustible dialectical interplay is established between surface and volume, painting and sculpture, light and objects, or even time and space, whereby the illusion of form emerges as the only genuine content worth experiencing. Blue, indigo, grey and similar hues make up the chromatic background of the entire installation, favouring a perceptual analysis that is in many ways unprecedented and capable of transcending the primacy of colour, not least in order to bring out components which may be regarded as non-traditional for painting. Representational images here give way to abstract and minimalist forms of expression, which each artist adapts to his own markedly unique language – a language that nonetheless shares the same experimental and purposefully temporary framework as the other creations.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Greg Parma Smith - Life Drawings, Poseurs, and “thirteen oil paintings on canvas” - Balice Hertling & Lewis - NYC

through February 25th 2012

These paintings are concerned with two ‘figurative’ subcultures: academic figure painting and diaristic zine comics. Both fixate on the human body: for the former, it is a naturalized humanist subject, physically self-evident; for the latter, an avatar within a real-life narrative that offers the stylized self as DIY product. The paintings depict, literally, nude art workers and artist-protagonists.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Ian Tweedy - A Long Story - UNTITLED - NYC

through February 26th 2012

“We are not concerned,” he said, “with long-winded creations, with long-term beings. Our creatures will not be heroes of romances in many volumes. Their roles will be short, concise; their characters – without a background. Sometimes, for one gesture, for one word alone, we shall make the effort to bring them to life."

Friday, January 27, 2012

Kalup Linzy - Notes from A Limerent - The Breeder - Athens

through February 25th 2012

The Breeder is pleased to present Kalup Linzy 's solo exhibition "Notes from A Limerent". Linzy ' s seventh video from the series "Conversations Wit De Churen", entitled "Notes from a Limerent" is presented along with large-scale photographs taken during the shooting of the film. All the works included in the show were part of Kalup Linzy's retrospective exhibition "Melodies, Drama, Limerence" that took place in La Conservera Center for Contemporary Art, Murcia, Spain in 2011.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

I'LL EXPLAIN YOU EVERYTHIINNNGGGG - group show - Chert - Berlin

through March 3rd 2012

For the first exhibition in the new year, Chert gallery is delighted to present the group show ‘I´ll explain you Everythiinnngggg’, a title which reflects on the difficulty of trying to be explanatory when talking about different artists and different artworks. The title puts us directly into a future possibility, and in this sense responds to the very focus and necessity of working with young artists - to research into different practices, as a constant projection into coming chances, to look for, understand, discover new things to be said and listen. With this premises we invite the audience to engage in every individual piece, to get closer to the artists’ practice one by one, to think about their individualities and differences more then classifications, criterias and therefor, reductions.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Audrey Reynolds - Third Girl - ANCIENT & MODERN - London

through March 5th 2012

ANCIENT & MODERN presents ‘Third Girl’, an exhibition of new work by Audrey Reynolds. In ‘Coupet’ the artist performs fragments of recorded conversations in which she discusses Virginia Woolf’s novel ‘Jacob’s Room’ (1922) with poet Megan Watkins. Told through impressions and opinions of family and friends, the novel follows the story of Jacob Flanders in the years running up to the Great War.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Josh Brand - Nature - Herald Street - London

through February 24th 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Jean-Frédéric Schnyder - Swiss Institute - NYC

through February 26th 2012

At Swiss Institute, Schnyder exhibits Landschaft (Landscape) I-XXXV (1990/91) a typical example of his vision of painting. After finding a subject, he usually examines every possibility in his imagination without doing any preparatory drawings. The common denominator of this series is the archetypal small house treated in 35 small-sized oil paintings. From the hut of Hansel and Gretel to suburban architecture with a Swastika-lit sky, the modality of a small world is investigated by painting. “I do not care which associations my paintings provoke. Swastika, cruxifix and sugar cubes are just motives which are interesting to paint. To apply color—this is what painting is about, right?—is for me the common thread.” Schnyder’s manifesto is purely nonchalant, a balancing act between humor, kitsch and a persiflage about Western art.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sol Lewitt - Wall drawing 343 - Pace Gallery - London

In the fall of 2011, Pace London inaugurated its Soho office with the installation of an iconic Sol LeWitt wall drawing. The work, Wall Drawing 343, was first completed in 1980 and has been installed in private and public collections worldwide, including the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA). It will remain on permanent view at Pace London's Soho office.

Saturday, January 21, 2012


through Feruary 18th 2012

Cole is pleased to present an exhibition by Dagmar Heppner, Hannah James, and Charlotte Moth. The exhibition brings together three artists whose work explores notions of site and architecture, employing screens and curtains as dividing structures which question our perceived associations of interior and exterior spaces. There is a sense of both concealment and revealment through the way in which the works inhabit space and address notions of public and private spaces. Each artist uses the curtain as a form of framing device, leading the eye and body from one view to another. However these slight structures remain caught in a moment of continual flux as they oscillate between sculptural form and image.

Friday, January 20, 2012


through 18.02.2012

STANDARD (OSLO) is proud to announce its first solo exhibition with Ann Cathrin November Høibo entitled "Christopher Burden On My Shoulders". Having graduated from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts last year, Høibo has made herself known for installations that rely on a layering of disparate elements and combining among others sculptures, framed works and textile works. While starting off studying the craft of tapestry weaving, her first solo exhibition aims at diffusing the distinction between that which is industrially, mechanically, or manually produced.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

December - group show - Mitchell-Innes & Nash - NYC

through January 21st 2012

Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce DECEMBER, a group exhibition organized by Howie Chen featuring work by Joe Bradley, Tom Burr, Ian Cheng, Max Coyer, Lucky DeBellevue, Cheryl Donegan, Jean Dubuffet, David Hammons, Margaret Lee, Tony Matelli, Joyce Pensato, Megan Plunkett, Adam Putnam, and Jessica Stockholder.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Avner Ben-Gal - Sadie Coles HQ - London

through February 25th 2012

Within and between Ben-Gal's drawings, semi-abstract forms are offset by visceral anatomical details. In an untitled image of a female figure, Ben-Gal's blue pencil marks concentrate into a network of capillaries in her breasts, while her head is blotted out and merges with a background scheme of hatched geometric shapes. In another work, in which an elongated figure sits with a plate and cat perched on its lap, Cubist-style segments and arcs vividly evoke muscle tissue.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Tailgates & Substitutes - group show - Thierry Goldberg - NYC

Øystein Aasan, Joshua Abelow, Anna Betbeze, eteam, Charles Harlan, Joyce Kim, Ellie Krakow, Erika Mahr, Dave McDermott, Ian Pedigo, Mary Simpson, Hannah Whitaker

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Asier Mendizabal - Raven Row - London

through February 12th 2012

Raven Row will present the work of Asier Mendizabal (born Ordizia, Basque Country, 1973), in his largest exhibition outside Spain to date. Mendizabal researches the symbols through which cultures are represented. He is especially interested in oppositional and sub-cultures, which are often defined by their adherence to such symbols. Mendizabal unpicks and re-imagines these, questioning the relation of cultural identity to cultural representation, and generating new forms of abstraction.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Jordan Wolfson - Alex Zachary Gallery - NYC

through February 18th 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Gareth James - Human Metal - Miguel Abreu - NYC

last chance: through January 15th 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Soft OP - group show - Modern Collections - London

through February 25th 2012

Proposing a unifying term for a group of artists active primarily in New York, Soft OP outlines historical precedents for the optical and material experimentation of artists such as Anna Betbeze, Jacob Kassay, Erik Lindman, and Ned Vena. The artists combine optical patterning and sleight of eye with an alchemical alteration of materials, making what should be hard, resilient and impenetrable over into permeable visual membranes.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Please join us for the private view on THURSDAY, January 12th 2012 / 6 - 8 PM

through February 11th 2012

Berlin-based artist David Barbarino (b. 1980 in Frankfurt) returns to London for a survey of selected works from recent years after having completed his fine art degree at Central St. Martins in 2005. The artist has since been included in various museum group shows, such as The Real Thing curated by VVork at MU Eindhoven and Utopia Station curated by Molly Nesbit, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Rirkrit Tiravanija at Haus der Kunst, Munich. The exhibition MAGNIFICENT BUTCHER will be his first solo show in the UK. This double venue exhibition will give the opportunity to view the artists work in two of the most exciting art spaces Peckham has to offer.

A shuttle service between venues will be provided on the night of the private view, if you are visiting in the daytime, it is a 15min walk between the two venues.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pietro Ruffo - The Political Gymnasium - BlainSouthern - London

through February 14th 2012

For his debut exhibition with Blain|Southern, Italian artist Pietro Ruffo has created a series of large-scale, intricately worked drawings on paper. The inspiration The Political Gymnasium derives from Ruffo’s time spent as a research fellow at Columbia University, New York, in 2011. He studied a number of American philosophers, concentrating on John Rawls’ and Robert Nozick’s theories relating to freedom.


Monday, January 9, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Ned Colclough - Winter Arrangement - Nicelle Beauchene Gallery - NYC

through February 19th 2012

Nicelle Beauchene Gallery is pleased to announce Winter Arrangement, the first New York solo exhibition by Ned Colclough. Using Bauhaus theater, Ikebana and Arte Povera as variant points of departure in his work, Colclough’s sculptural assemblages encompass a visual style where formalism, minimalism and neomodernism are repositioned into abstract mediations. Balancing and integrating his sculptural elements, a vocabulary that includes found wood, stone, rope, and plaster, into orchestrated compositions, Colclough lends a lyrical and poetic relationship to both material and object.


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Louise Despont - The Fool - ibid projects - London

through January 14th 2012

The show’s title refers to the Fool card in the tarot card deck. Heavy with symbolism, The Fool is the card of infinite possibilities and represents curiosity, naïve innocence, the beginning of a journey and is historically interpreted as the protagonist of the story. The Fool is synonymous with a number of variants including: the mad man or beggar, the idiot, the jester or clown, the wise man in disguise, the joker, and the wild card.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Tina Schulz - KOW BERLIN - Berlin

through January 29th 2012

In ancient India, the board-and-dice game “Snakes and Ladders” stood for the power of fate, for strokes of luck and setbacks people can only humbly accept as they come. On their path from the starting square to the finish, players are frequently lifted forward (when they encounter a ladder) or thrown back (when they step on a snake). Strategic skill is of no avail; victory is a matter of pure luck. Tina Schulz adopts formal elements from the board for a seventeen-part series of graphite drawings in which they gradually dissolve. Working with unvarying building blocks—squares and wavy lines—she assembles her decompositions like variations on the theme of captivity in a systemic infinite loop. She takes what lends the game its fate-like structure—the continual return of circular movements through space and time—and applies it to the space of graphical perception, as well as to the overall conception of her first solo exhibition at KOW.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Bridget Smith - We Must Live! - Frith Street Gallery - London

through February 11th 2012

In this exhibition Bridget Smith explores the power of acting out an imagined scenario and the consequences it can have in real life. Her new film and photographs examine how a particular community deals with notions of life and death and how faith is used as a refuge in moments of crisis.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mustafa Hulusi - The EMPTY Near East - Max Wigram Gallery - London

through January 14th 2012

The strikingly stark wall painting simply alludes to both religious and domestic interiors. The abstract black and white repeated pattern, a distillation of geometric abstraction in much of Hulusi’s earlier film, screen-print and installation, reflects a fascination with the relentless absorption of decorative and cultural style, the retinal search for transcendence.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Renata Lucas - Third Time - Peep Hole - Milan

Through February 4th 2012

Third Time consists in the reproduction of the electric plan of Lucas’ house on Peep-Hole’s space, repositioning the lights of this space in the same position in which they are placed at the artist’s house, so that those - used in the everyday life - punctuate the exhibition space, transposing to Peep-Hole a sort of choreography based on the movement of invisible actors.

Monday, January 2, 2012

No day without a temperament - group show - Galerie Emanuel Layr - Vienna

through January 14th 2012 2012

Valentin Carron, Maria Eichhorn, Martin Hotter, David Jourdan, Marie Lund, Michaela Meise - curated by Benjamin Hirte

Almost nothing comes without a symptom or intervall. And depending on the situation and intention words like method, mania, praxis and canon push on to the stage in plain clothes. But no day comes without a temperament. We think of moods having a heart or a stomach, rather than a tool in their right hand. But no, because everything becomes working and shaking hands in the evening.


Sunday, January 1, 2012