Monday, April 30, 2012

Casting Glances in All Directions - group show - Supplement Gallery - London

through May 6th 2012

Maurice Blanchot writes of how the accumulation of meanings and readings a work gathers over time provide it with its space, but not its location. This is, in a way, what the exhibition is about. A sense of drift, a locationless crossing of thresholds. The gallery is a container for all of the meanings to be poured in to.

Gwenneth Boelens, Rob Lye, Philomene Pirecki, Camilla Wills

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Swollen Jungle - group show - Union Gallery - London

through May 25th 2012 

An exhibition by David Ferrando Giraut, Gorka Mohamed, Beatriz Olabarrieta. As artists and human beings, our position in the world is one of curious exploration, of observation and spontaneous response; a reflection that follows an act and prompts another.The embryo of our Swollen Jungle originated – as these things usually occur – due to the accidental spill and reaction between different chemical components.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Richard Slee - Camp Futility - Studio Voltaire - London

 through May 26th 2012

Studio Voltaire presents a new commission by Richard Slee, comprising of a series of objects and installations made specifically for the exhibition.  Slee is an important figure within contemporary ceramics and the exhibition will be his first presentation in a public gallery since From Utility to Futility, a solo exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2010.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

You Told Me The Other Night - group show - West Street Gallery - NYC

through May 5th 2012

West Street Gallery is pleased to present "You Told Me the Other Night." The group show features new work by Sam Anderson, Trisha Baga and Nick Parker, Ian Cheng, Greg Fong, Grayson Revoir, Anicka Yi.

Monday, April 23, 2012

White Oxford Cotton - group show - Cabinet - London

through May 12th 2012

Bernadette Corporation, Martin of Holland, Mark Leckey, Danny McDonald, Lucy McKenzie, Anthony Symonds, Simon Thompson & others

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Jacqueline Humphries - Greene Naftali - NYC

through April 28th 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Jeanette Mundt - Michael Benevento - Los Angeles

through April 26th 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

FRANCESCA DIMATTIO - Table Setting And Flower Arranging - Salon 94 - NYC

last chance: through April 21st 2012

DiMattio’s investigations into the hierarchies of painting have long dominated her work.  Using the canvas as her de-facto stage,  she creates intricately layered scenes where architecture, furnishings, and figures collide in a continually shifting plane.  Her works  are structured like post-modern quilts.  Space and subject are carved out by juxtaposing different swatches of color, pattern, and  form into a fragmented, but choreographed whole.  No priority is given to one style of painting over another, and the artist  moves freely between illusionism, figuration and abstraction with seeming abandon. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Eli Hansen - Maccarone Inc - NYC

through April 28th 2012

Maccarone is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by Eli Hansen. Displaying a laboratory of hand-blown glass, CFL and LED light bulbs, plastic and chopped wood locally sourced from the artist's surroundings in Upstate New York, Hansen crafts a narrative of regionalism, subterranean laboratories, the idiosyncrasy of hand and the spectral presence of a storyteller. These ethereal components congregate in the dimly lit gallery space, simulating an environment of codependence. In the penumbral light exists the murky sensation that a protagonist has been there, abandoning the audience to contemplate who will stop the chemistry set from bubbling over, or pick up the shards of a shattered beaker.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Gavin Turk - Ben Brown Fine Arts - London

through April 20th 2012

Like all artists, Gavin Turk's name is his brand and in the schizophrenic title for this show, he turns it into a family brand.  Throughout 25 years of artwork, Turk has questioned authorship, identity and the handmade.  This new exhibition is no exception, but here, he chooses to pay homage to Alighiero Boetti, an Italian conceptual artist prominent in the sixties and seventies, who is the subject of a Tate Modern retrospective, running 28 February - 27 May 2012. 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Deleuze & Co. - group show - Stadium - NYC

through May 12th 2012

“This generation is characterized by a renewed confidence in the fundamental possibilities of art. There is a growing interest again in the basic formats of art such as painting and sculpture, to which these artists now turn for many different reasons, not least as a response to an outside world which now and then leaves no logical conclusion other than to disengage oneself from its dependence.”

Martijn Hendriks

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Dormitorio Pubblico - group show - Campoli Presti - Paris

through May 6th 2012 

Carla Accardi, Luciano Fabro, Lara Favaretto, Marisa Merz, Ugo Mulas, Alessandro Piangiamore, Carol Rama, Santo Tolone, Giuseppe Uncini and Vedovamazzei 

Curated by Marianna Vecellio 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Yuji Agematsu - Real Fine Arts - NYC

through April 29th 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

Molly Smith - Tidal - Kate Werble Gallery - NYC

through April 14th 2012

The works in this exhibition are purposely unfixed and impermanent; they lean, balance, rest or hang precariously, suggesting the possibility of further transformation. Playing with varied heights and angles, Smith’s sculptures intersect one another across sightlines. And as they reference one another with recurrent materials, gestures and objects, the works suggest changing states. Along one wall, strips of painted and cut paper are reassembled to span the thirty-five foot length, creating an undulating panorama.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Matthias Lehrberger - Simulacron - Gallerie Mathias Jahn - Munich

last chance: through April 7th 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Lionel Maunz - Receipt of Malice - Bureau - NYC

through April 15th 2012

The mineral is not only radically inhuman, it is the absence of biological life. It is the purest form of universal negation. -Octavio Paz, 'An erotic beyond: Sade'.  

For his second one-person show at Bureau, Lionel Maunz builds upon the allegories introduced in his 2010 exhibition, presenting a suite of new sculptural works and related drawings. Mapping the points of a complex series of catalytic movements, the works can be deciphered as matrices running from celestial to the geological: models of penetration into the inhuman, mineral realm. Maunz, between these extremities, works obsessively through a vocabulary of myth and symbol with his deeply disciplined, and intricate practice.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Mocha non-truth - group show - Cul De Sac - London

through April 8th 2012

Caroline Achaintre, Alexandre Da Cunha, Raphael Hefti, James Iveson, Stuart Middleton, Samara Scott, Jesse Wine  

Mocha non-truth is a show that claims a certain authenticity on ideas/beliefs, despite the fact that this authenticity may be fake or fabricated by the artist(s). A clear example of this is Stuart Middleton's carved wooden bowls; with these works the authenticity lies in the idea of function and potential former use, like sociological museum pieces that explain an objects role in daily life.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012