Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Matias Faldbakken - "Bit Rot" - Standard - Oslo

through 16th of June 2012

Matias Faldbakken's works will parallel to this exhibition also feature in the exhibitions dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, "Remote Control" at ICA, London and "Painting Now" at Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich. Recent solo exhibitions include The Power Station, Dallas; Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo; Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen; Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, and Kunsthalle St. Gallen, St. Gallen. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sarah Pierce - The Artist Talks - Showroom - London

through June 2nd 2012

The Artist Talks is an exhibition of new work by Dublin-based artist Sarah Pierce, co-commissioned by Book Works and The Showroom. It is the final part of a year-long project undertaken by the artist as part of Book Works’ tour of new commissions and archival presentations, Again, A Time Machine.  

Monday, May 28, 2012

LOOK HERE, UPON THIS PICTURE - group show - Cherry and Martin - LA

through June 30th 2012


Sunday, May 27, 2012

Amalia Pica - Chisenhale Gallery - London

through July 15th 2012

Pica’s wide-ranging practice includes sculpture, drawing, photography, installation, performance and film. For her exhibition at Chisenhale, Pica also focuses on the gallery space as a public site with works situated in areas usually excluded from the arena of exhibition display. The front of the building is draped with multi-coloured festoon lighting; at the rear of the gallery, music is broadcast from a storage room and one work is on view in the office.  

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Babak Ghazi - Lifework / Gareth Jones - Untitled Structure - Raven Row - London

through July 15th 2012

Raven Row presents two related exhibitions by Babak Ghazi and Gareth Jones. Each artist will stage a totalising view of their work, marking both an end and a beginning of a period of activity, offering a personal synthesis of art and life.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Dave McDermott - *Tot* - Duve - Berlin

through June 8th 2012

DUVE Berlin is pleased to present Dave McDermott's second solo-show with the gallery, *TOT*, from April 27 to June 8 , with an opening reception for the artist on April 27 with special opening hours from 10 am to 8 pm. In *TOT*, McDermott presents 9 new paintings that meditate on different notions of death. Here death is not an idea pre-loaded with morbid meaning, but simply an end point to the often sublime futility of human endeavor.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

We Love You - group show - Limoncello - London

through 30 June 2012 

Vanessa Billy / Cathy Wilkes / Karin Lehmann Alice Browne / Phyllida Barlow / Joanna Slusarczyk Lucy Clout / James L. Mathewuse / Rehana Zaman Sean Edwards / Lawrence Weiner / An Endless Supply Matt Golden / John Frankland / Natsue Ikeda Matthew Richardson / Chris Evans / Rachal Bradley Matthew Smith / Carl Plackman / James Torble Jack Strange / Fischli & Weiss / Esmeralda Valencia Lindstrom Santo Tolone / Pino Pascali / Mauro Vignando Yonatan Vintisky / Rupprecht Geiger / Antal Biro

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Trisha Baga - World Peace - Kunstverein München - Munich

through June 17th 2012
A logical consequence of today’s proliferation of mass media is that the intrinsic value of the cultural experience is easily replaced by the transient satisfaction of ownership. In this vein a universal concept such as “World Peace” could recently be utilized as a backdrop for pop star Madonna, appearing on a giant media landscape of monitors surrounding her stage.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Michiel Ceulers - Comment Tuer l’Amant De Sa Femme Quand On A Été Élevé Comme Moi Dans La Tradition - Mihai Nicodim - LA

through June 25th 2012

He strips the medium right down to its skeleton, peeling away all the unnecessary accouterments laden on poor painting by thousands of years to find out as best he can what the act can presently and personally mean. He endeavors to renovate the ancient practice with works wearing proudly their labors, sometimes singly and sometimes coupled together in handsome pairs. A rapid rigor reveals itself, unwinding through stripes and grids leaving the paintings at the end of the process curiously tender and refreshingly human.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Hans Schabus - Let´s Call it Heimat - Simon Preston Gallery - NYC

through June 15th 2012

Hans Schabus is known for his ambitious, radical gestures to deconstruct and restructure space. The studio often appears as the matrix of his work, a place of conflict, where life and thinking are transformed into sculptural space and material. Simultaneously fertile and challenging, the intimacy of this space is referred to in the show's title. 'Heimat' is a German word with no direct English translation. It denotes the relationship of a person towards a certain spatial social unit. People are bound to their 'heimat' by their birth and childhood. It is fundamental to the formation of a person's identity.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Thomas Demand - Matthew Marks Gallery - NYC

through June 23rd 2012

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Nicholas Deshayes - Browns in Full Color - Jonathan Viner Gallery - London

through June 9th 2012

Jonathan Viner is pleased to present Browns in Full Colour, an exhibition of new works by Nicolas Deshayes. Running intermittently along the tiled wall of the upstairs gallery is a series of five large polystyrene blocks fixed to mustard-coloured poles. The carved, rippled texture of Soho Fats (2012) refers to the filthy interior lining of a sewer pipe. Made from the same polystyrene material that often constitutes the most persistent debris, the panels appear deceptively solid: what seems heavy and dense is actually soft and fragile. While the circumference of the supporting poles would be familiar to any hand that has reached for balance on the London Underground, the rippled surfaces of the polystyrene look like the layers of congealed refuse that drip from the surfaces of another subterranean environment, the sewer systems further underground. The finish of the panels is the result of a manual process, though it appears surprisingly like a generic, digitally generated topography. 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Bianca Brunner - Dawn Has Broken - Bolte Lang - Zurich

last chance: through May 19th 2012

A triptych in the gallery office is equally entitled Sun; yellow yarn captures and radiates light in three shining blasts. Not for the first time, the eye cannot fix upon the artist’s subject with certainty, but is baffled by contradictory signals of surface anddepth. This reflective effect is repeated in the triptych Towards Tomorrow, whose forms are made in thread lines and black ink to create images that progress like a moving camera shutter or a rising and setting sun.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Artery 1971 - 1984 - Rob Tufnell - London

through June 23rd 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tom Holmes - Part of This Complete Breakfast : Objects for a Wake - Galerie Catherine Bastide - Brussels

last chance: through May 17th 2012

In keeping with his last two solo shows in New York, Holmes presents several new large woks exhibiting a continued interest in the genre of funerary objects. Here the gallery is transformed, the space primed for a secularized ritual, in this case the ancient ritual of a wake. Far less attached to the primary function of the funerary object than in previous work, like a gravestone, urn or, shroud, these new works abstract from simple pop structures. Using folding chairs, chip bags, children's cereal boxes, and advertising signs for soda the ready made object becomes the cultural armature, a structure on which the abstracted gesture hangs.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


through June 9th 2012

Numerous large-format paintings with plant motifs stand in a dialogue with the diverse sculptural elements of the exhibition. Thepaintings and the tree sculptures are associated with drawings and collages of apples. The apple, which detaches itself from the treeas a fruit, appears as an allegory of that isolation which every human being experiences in reality, both corporeally and consciously.The apple is a symbol for the loss of the paradisiacal state, of totalizing harmony, resulting from the desire for knowledge. As such, itstands both for the origins of human responsibility and for the inextricably related, fundamental experience of rupture between egosubjectand environment.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Bryn Lloyd-Evans, John Nielsen, Jonathan Trayte - Josh Lilley Gallery - London

through May 18th 

2012 An anthropomorphic entity creeps across the objects on display, yet they are also anthropological in their designs;  the notion that the works are somehow reflective of their expected audience or surroundings, becoming overtly self-conscious in the process.  The various sculptures have been given a life-force that they are now responsible for – enabling them but also tilting them towards narcissism.  With this is mind, while Lloyd-Evans’ works are elastic and revealing, Nielsen’s conceptually “dug up” and static, and Trayte’s seemingly frozen and confined, they all present diverse relationships (whether directly or indirectly) – towards human consciousness, form or the body.


Sunday, May 13, 2012

James Clarkson - A Painted Sun as a Yellow Spot - Rod Barton Gallery - London

through June 16th 2012

Exploring the relationships between art and the history of design, James Clarkson's practice investigates how a formal language can be devised from combining found objects, painting and sculpture. The materials Clarkson uses in his works are typically selected for the references they make to specific moments in art history. In addressing the tensions between functionality, purpose and experience, his work also asks wider questions regarding the meanings embedded in the objects that we surround ourselves with. For his solo exhibition at Rod Barton Gallery, 'A Painted Sun as a Yellow Spot,' Sheffield based artist James Clarkson has created an installation of new works that extend his exploration into art history and it's place in the materials of our present.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Nathaniel Mellors - Ourhouse E3 feat. BAD COPY - Matts Gallery - London

through May 27th 2012

Ourhouse E3 feat. BAD COPY is Nathaniel Mellors’ third exhibition at Matt’s Gallery. It includes the latest episode of Mellors’ absurdist video series Ourhouse Episode 3, The Cure of Folly and a new animatronic installation, BAD COPY, developed from a double character played by Roger Sloman inThe Cure of Folly.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Joe Bradley - Pigpen - Galerie Eva Presenhuber - Zürich

through May 25th 2012

Bradley works in series, an approach that allows him to pursue ideas in painting and then drop them once they cease to interest him. In this way, the artist creates groups of works that over the years, offers a surprising diversity, but always retaining an unmistakable familiarity.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Ben Schumacher / Dan Shaw-Town - Room East - NYC

through June 17th 2012

Room East is delighted to present an exhibition of new work by New York-based artists Ben Schumacher and Dan Shaw-Town at 41 Orchard Street in New York City. The exhibition, installed on two floors of the gallery, is the second in a series of two-person shows that has given full curatorial authority to the exhibiting artists. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Miroslav Balka & Douglas Gordon - PREPASTPOSTCONTINUOUS - Dvir Gallery - Tel Aviv

through March

Memory of a period, memory of a body, memory of a place, memory of events passed: a moment of memory.This moment opens up the space for Miroslaw Balka and Douglas Gordon's collaborative exhibition, on view in the two spaces of Dvir Gallery.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Michael DeLucia - 11 Rivington - NYC

through June 2nd 2012

Michael DeLucia begins his sculptural works in a 3d modeling workspace behind a computer screen. He then outputs his work in wood by cutting them with a computer-controlled router. The depth of carved line accommodates not only the dimensionality of the subject but that of the wood itself, engaging the illusory depth of the virtual object, the physical depth of the flattened image in relief, and the depth of the readymade material in space.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Gereon Krebber - Somatös - Galerie Christian Lethert - Cologne

through May 26th 2012

Somatös is a word formation that mixes the idea of the somatic (physiological) and comatose. This state of uncertainty is the basic idea of the exhibition: inscrutable material, form, surface and appearance.For the Greek natural philosophers, similar to the hylozoists of the 17th century, life was a quality of matter itself. The world is soaked with life and obviously dead appearing things can be alive. Immanuel Kant judged: „The hylozoism inspirits everything, the materialism however kills everything.” Krebber talks about his sculptures as the „un-dead“ that seem to get out of control make us look like the sorcerer’s apprentice.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Alessandro Roma - The Sun Forced Me To Abandon The Garden - Brand New Gallery - Milan


In his work Alessandro Roma renders the double form of the landscape and the garden, completeness and fragment, of a defined space that safeguards within itself elements of attraction, yet which are not immediately assimilable. The paintings live in equilibrium between figuration and abstraction; the sculptures render anthropomorphic forms and the memory of atavistic containers of natural elements at the same time, while the collages are configured as sketches tracing surreal visions.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Jean-Luc Moulène - Fénautrigues - Galerie Chantal Crousel - Paris

through June 16th 2012

Jean-Luc Moulène’s latest exhibition at Galerie Chantal Crousel offers a selection of photographs of the landscapes of Fénautrigues, a small village in the department of Lot and the cradle of the artist’s family. During fifteen years between 1991 and 2006, as seasons went by, Jean-Luc Moulène paced up and down the tracks of this small territory of 5 km2. Gardens, brooks, woods, countryroads, as well as field labour and everyday life, provided for more than 7000 shots. From this archival undertaking, Jean-Luc Moulène has extracted some fifteen photographs, which constitute an aesthetic and analytical inventory of the landscape.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Annette Kelm / Michaela Meise - Galerie Meyer Kainer - Vienna

last chance: through May 5th 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Philippe Decrauzat - Elizabeth Dee - NYC

through June 23rd 2012

Elizabeth Dee is pleased to announce the second solo-exhibition at the gallery by Philippe Decrauzat. Two new series of paintings are presented in tandem in the main gallery and his 16mm film, Screen-o-Scope is projected in the back room. A pair of new drawings are also on exhibit in the front room.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Liam Gillick - Scorpion And Und Et Felix - Casey Kaplan - NYC

through June 23rd 2012

Incomplete, and therefore only open to a partial reading or misunderstanding, the novel is an entryway into Liam Gillick’s exhibition and practice; its final point also open to interpretation as a self-deprecating, comedic reflection on the archetypal struggles of all artists, writers, filmmakers, poets, and others. Gillick’s practice is a divergent one (including sculpture, writing, architectural and graphic design, film, and music) that resists methodological boundaries and constraints, and shows a fondness for discursiveness, distractions, and evasive tactics.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Trisha Baga - Rock - Vilma Gold - London

through May 19th 2012

Baga is a young artist working mainly in video and performance. In terms of technology, plot and resources however, her approach to making is inclusive, playful and highly improvisational, so that her practice begins to unfix such distinctions. Though precarious by its nature, this tack also thrives on the possibility that arises when everything around becomes potential material for narrative making.