Friday, November 30, 2012

FOS - Watchmaker - Max Wigram Gallery - London

through December 15th 2012

The result is that we all have to use more time organising information, and have less time to generate shared activities and experiences. This culture inflates the power of the image, making the mechanisms that surround the image more visible and also more powerful. The result is that both the artist and the gallery turn their attention away from the neighbour. From my viewpoint (which is also from Denmark) it feels like the gallery is turning away from its address – that spot of land on which it is placed – like a person turning its back on the street. It is gazing off into the far distance – like the fisherman’s wife on the pier, waiting for the ship to return. The gallery has become a storage, waiting until the next fair; and the exhibition is simply a fire lit to keep the building warm. So instead of a beautiful ‘trophy’ dog that lives in the gallery (which seemed to be common in Denmark in the 90s) we should now perhaps have a humble basement cat – with these new forces moving towards a more global intimacy.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

NEAL JONES - WOODY - Southard/Reid - London

through December 22nd 2012

Paint and wood are Jones’ chosen materials, whether making a painting on board or, for example, a lamp, wood is the bone on to which his forms are then fleshed out. Woody celebrates this material affection as well as the dark and mysterious natural world. The phallic, as life-force, is referenced formally and metaphorically throughout the show.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

David Keating - Passage - Raeber/Von Stenglin - Zürich

through December 21st 2012

In Passage, David Keating’s second solo exhibition with RaebervonStenglin, the sculptural object becomes linear, re-imagined as three-dimensional drawings. Space is continuous within and beyond these sculptures, framed by the gallery walls and becoming a part of the works, so that the viewer physically inhabits their compositions, entering into their dramas.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Geerten Verheus "ENVY EN ROSE" - Aanant & Zoo - Berlin

through December 8th 2012

Ties are symbols of masculinity and clear patriarchal order. The tautly seated, explicitly titledfabric sculptures that populate Aanant & Zoo play with the sparing dosages of Minimal Art. But with the use of the colorful advertising posters, Verheus exaggerates the elimination of the strict separation between art and –in this case– representatives of the clothing industry. That making a substantiated choice from within Verheus’ minimalist, hyperbolic pieces is so difficult underlines that selecting a single work is, in stark contrast to the current fashion in the art world, purely a matter of taste.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Pilvi Takala - Random Numbers - Carlos/Ishikawa - London

through December 15th 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Chris Succo - NU ERA - Fiebach, Minninger - Cologne

through December 22nd 2012

fiebach, minninger is pleased to present NU ERA, the first solo exhibition by Düsseldorf and London based artist ChrisSucco at the gallery.The exhibition brings together two new series of paintings and initiates and reflects Succos newest artistic practices inwhich he turns mainly to two dimensional wall pieces. In addition to the programmatic focus on painting and its boundaries a coexisting “storyline” to his previous materials, techniques and motifs is recognizable. Through referring to hisartistic program he takes on the minimalistic and abstract rhetoric of his previous work but extends it formally and conceptually. The first series of paintings is reminiscent of Succos known work in which he paints over photographic paperwith layers of lacquer to create an abstract image space. The new paintings operate in a similar fashion, albeit this timewith black and white paint, which is sprayed directly onto aluminum panels. This produces ambivalent image systemsof abstract, rough surfaces and clear geometric shapes. Another self-reference is the use of the black shadow gap frames,which have become Succos trademark.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

LOT - group show - Cul De Sac Gallery - London

through December 22nd 2012

N/V_PROJECTS presents `LOT´ a group show featuring five international artists:
Ane Graff, Jan Kiefer, Max Ruf, Marianne Spurr, Pedro Wirz

Private View Thursday, 22. November 2012 / 7 - 9 pm

exhibition continues through 22. December 2012

The exhibition titled 'LOT' brings together five emerging international artists for the presentation of the selected works in this group show curated by N/V_PROJECTS. 

A publication with texts by Michael Birchall, Claire Craig, Elise Lammer, Fabian Schöneich and Esperanza Rosales will accompany the exhibition.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Alice Channer - Cold Blood - Lisa Cooley - NYC

through December 23rd 2012

Alice Channer’s work traces the disappearance, mutation, and possible evolution of a body and of materials in post-industrial environments. Her works are made up of flat surfaces that she pleats, curves, stretches, expands and contracts to explore sculptural concerns of volume, dimension and weight. By treating the surfaces, materials and processes that make up our post-industrial environment in this way, she asks what it is to be embodied in relation to these flat places, be these technological, industrial, virtual or commercial.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Willem de Rooij - Black And Blue - Chantal Crousel - Paris

through November 24th 2012

Since 2009, the artist has taken his inspiration from the structural polarity of woven fabric and thus initiated a reflection around contrast and nuance. These weavings aim to generate meaning through the material they are made of, not through external references. For this exhibition, Willem de Rooij presents four handwoven works and a large wax print on cotton.

Rather than a treated surface, like that of a painting, these woven works are created by use of different mixtures of synthetic polyester sewing thread. Conceived as one installation, the five works make use of the same two colors : black and blue.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Jana Euler - Under Abstraction - Cubitt - London

through December 3rd 2012

Cubitt Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Jana Euler. The exhibition title Under Abstraction connects Euler’s new body of work across painting and sculpture, in which exercises between depiction and abstraction are realised with a variety of material and expressive approaches.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

HANK WILLIS THOMAS - What Goes Without Saying - Jack Shayman - NYC

through November 17th 2012

Representing identity through symbol and political motive, Thomas brings together a series of paintings sourced from the advocacy buttons worn in support of parties, movements and ideologies over the past fifty years. These small gestures are used as intellectual weapons and markers of participation. Alliances are transformed into precious objects that speak to the creation of collective language and the power of symbols.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Liam Everett - If I could sleep I might make love. I'd go into the woods. My eyes would see... the sky, the earth. I'd run, run, they wouldn't catch me - Altman Siegel - SF

through December 22nd 2012
Everett's new paintings are focused on what he refers to as "systems of support," in which the floor, wall and body are all implicated, collaborating within the mix of the visual dynamic. Everett uses non-traditional mediums such as salt, alcohol, and lemon, creating tension through limitations and at the same time entertaining the phenomenological and alchemical. Harnessing this static, the work appears foreign within the studio, until it articulates a presence and reality of its own. Through this concern Everett allows the practice itself to make both form and movement manifest.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

MATIAS FALDBAKKEN - SHALL I WRITE IT - Gallerie Eva Presenhuber - Zürich

through December 22nd 2012

As an artist, Matias Faldbakken came to international prominence with his disconcerting, direct and provocative position, and as a writer, he also made a name for himself as an enfant terrible of the literary scene with his “Scandinavian Misanthropy” trilogy. His art is based on an engagement with social norms in which he approaches popular culture with gestures that combines refusal and destruction with productive forms of chaos and vandalism – a strategy embodied in “Untitled” from 2010 (with Anders Nordby): the entire exhibition space is covered with the powder from emptied fire extinguishers.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

WE DO NOT REMEMBER THE BERLIN WALL - group show - Quincaillerie Van der Eycken - Brussels

through November 25th 2012

An exhibition curated by Emilie Pischedda and Barthélémy Schöller

Todd Von Ammon, Juliana Borinski, Alfred d'Ursel, Ben Schumacher, Aaron Bobrow, Hugh Scott-Douglas, Eric Stephany, Xavier Mazzarol, Valentin Souquet, Jonathan Sullam, Philip Vormwald, Jean-Pierre Bertrand

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

klaer, uglee callamari - group show - Ramiken Crucible - NYC

through  December 16th 2012

Esther Kläs, Ugo Rondinone, Matteo Callegari

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

IRIS TOULIATOU - Imposed Loads and Other Masked Appearances - DUVE - Berlin

through December 13th 2012

Using architectural codes, theatrical terminology and stage mechanisms, Iris Touliatou applies combinations of dead and live loads onto the gallery’s structure.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Samantha Bohatsch - Alice Guareschi - Rowena Harris - Drei - Cologne

through November 3rd 2012

Samantha Bohatsch Virginia 

Alice Guareschi Whenever Standing In Between Whiles
Rowena Harris Cold Compress

All three separate exhibition projects currently on display at DREI are based on the idea of impro theatre. Their connections are visible along the lines of artistic discourse and the production within the context of the exhibition, but also through the motif of transmission and transition. This motif is inherent to all concepts of this exhibition.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

John Bock - Die Walze - Eleni Koroneou - Athens

through November 24th 2012

John Bock uses the form of performance as artistic medium, combining theater, video, installation and sculpture. Most of his early actions or performances were termed “lectures” and originated in the idea of an academic lesson on economic concerns. Starting out from that basis he has developed over time increasingly complex, large-scale installations in which he employs simple everyday objects and materials, like wood, fabric, wire, cotton wadding, toothpaste, shaving cream, cleaning products, and food, which he treats and combines in unusual ways in order to create simple structures of life as well as art’s evolution into abstract forms and paranoid models.