Blog featuring images of Travis Somerville's exhibition, "Rededicated to the Proposition..." at Catharine Clark Gallery.
e premte, 26 shkurt 2010
Blog features "…a collaborative work made by Julie Heffernan and Timothy Horn for the ADAA art fair in NYC next week. The piece, entitled Self Portrait as Peter the great, comprises a 12 inch panel painted by Julie and framed by Tim’s fabulous crowned glory."
Packard Jennings was awarded the Artopia grant, one of three winnders for the $2,500 grant. This article discusses another winner of the Artopia event and 2010 awardees:
"Twelve mixed media artists vied for three $2,500 grants. The event showcased art as varied as a collaboration mural, dresses and a mechanical moving bird sculpture. It was held at Project One gallery and lounge in Potrero Hill...The winners of the event were Misako Inaoka, Packard Jennings and Mary Van Note."
Images from the "Paper!Awesome!" exhibition at Baer Ridgway, featuring Travis Somerville.
"A group exhibition of new works on paper by over 100 artists. Curated by gallery artist Brion Nuda Rosch, this exhibition contains over 300 8.5 x 11 inch brand new works on paper by an incredibly varied group of artists. Works by internationally recognized artists will hang side-by-side with those by artists just emerging, all of whom have been asked to work with the most basic of canvases, an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of paper."
Various screenings of Erin Cosgrove media work:
-Winkleman Gallery exhibition will show “What Manner of Person Art Thou?”
-University of Chicago Gallery 400 in a 3 person show in April/May,
-Screening at the Pleasure Dome in Toronto next week.
-Museum of Modern Art will screen "Happy Am I" on May 6th at 7:00pm SATURDAY, May 8 at 4:30pm
Labels: Erin Cosgrove
An interview with Nina Katchadourian about her video, “SkyMall Kitties.”
“It's rare that we encounter someone who loves SkyMall as much as we do. But this week, SkyMall Monday is honored, excited and a wee bit giddy to profile not a product, but a person whose singular passion has enriched our lives. Nina, an artist based in Brooklyn, NY, produced the song and video that pay tribute to the cats of SkyMall. Needless to say, she has a place at the SkyMall Monday table anytime she chooses to join us.”
Various exhibitions featuring work by Kate Gilmore
-2010 Whitney Biennial, Curated by Francesco Bonami and Gary Carrion-Murayari, Whitney Museum of American Art, featuring works by Kate GIlmore
February 25–May 30, 2010
-“100 Years”, PS1/MoMA, curated by Klaus Biesenbach and RoseLee Goldberg, Queens, New York
November 1, 2009 - April 5, 2010
-"Knock Knock", curated by Elana Rubenfeld and Sarah Murkett, Fred Torres Collaborations, New York, New York
Feb. 24- May 15, 2010
-"A Reluctant Apparition", Sue Scott Gallery, New York, New York
March 4-April 4, 2010
-"Global/National", Exit Art, New York, New York
March 13-May 1, 2010
-"Tragic Sense of Life", curated by John Daquino, Westchester Community College Fine Arts Gallery, Valhalla, New York
February 1-April 16, 2010
-"No Vacancy", curated by Valaire Van Slyck, The Butcher's Daughter Gallery,
January 9- February 23, 2010
-“Spasticus Artisticus”, curated by Christian Viveros-Faune, Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool, UK, January 15-February 27, 2010
-Culture Shock: Video Interventions at the QET, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver.
Presentedas part of the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad.
Jan. 22-Mar. 21, 2010
Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad http://www.vancouver2010.com
Labels: Kate Gilmore
INVISIBLE VENUE presents, "Hello! My Name is..." a site-specific intervention with contributions from a group of artists, including Charles Gute and Anthony Discenza.
College Art Association 98th Annual Conference
February 10 - 13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Chicago
"’Hello! My Name is...’ is a site-specific intervention of artist-created
conference badges designed for anonymous distribution during the College Art
Association 98th Annual conference in Chicago. Drawing on the required
reading of the ubiquitous name badge in conference settings, contributing
artists have created messages in response to the context of this academic
and social networking event for art professionals. “
“Paper! Awesome!” group show at Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, featuring paper works by Travis Somerville. The exhibition is curated by Brio Nuda Rosch.
Opening: February 20th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Exhibition runs February 20 –March 27
Axiom presents COLLISION 15: findings, a group show featuring John Slepian.
John Slepian will exhibit his piece, “the phenomenology of painting (Albers machine)"
Opening Reception: Friday, February 19th, 2010 | 6:00 - 9:00 pm
“In COLLISION15: findings the diverse members of COLLISIONcollective share the results of their research: scientific, spiritual, and political. Manifested in objects, images, and shared virtual and/or physical spaces, the work featured in this exhibition exposes personal discoveries and observations.”
Labels: John Slepian
Masami Teraoka has an artist page on Celeste Network: an international art prize and network for arts professionals, and discusses the aesthetic and ideas behind his work:
“Weaving news media, reality, fantasy, visionary, imaginary and otherworldly reality with humor, line, form and color, commentary, topicality, and a high level of aesthetics is a challenge. I try to focus on current issues articulated on a metaphorical level rather than recreating a mere copy of reality.”
The Museum of Modern Art, Department of Film presents “Documentary Fortnight, 2010: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film.” This festival presents a series of films by Christoph Draeger, entitled, “The End of the Remake,” featuring “Blow Up, Stroll On,” “My Generation,” and “Hippie Movie.”
February 17-March 3, 2010
Opening Evening: Wednesday February 17 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Reception: Wednesday February 27 at the Beacon Restaurant and Bar, 10:00 p.m. to midnight
"No Laughing Matter: Art and Humor in Southern California (a Modest Sampling)" at the Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery, featuring Masami Teraoka.
February 25 - April 15, 2010
Artist’s Reception & Program: February 24, 7 pm
“An artistic pun can be very amusing, as can art based upon clever wit, farcical satire, or fanciful whimsy. This show is a sampling of works by 16 artists who use such potentially droll approaches, from artists who make humor the central theme of their work, to those who only occasionally decide to tickle our funny bone.”
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (MAC) presents “The Depravities of War"
Exhibition runs March 6 - April 10
"THE MAC ANNOUNCES A NEW EXHIBITION: Depravities of War, featuring the works of Sandow Birk in the large gallery, barquitos de papel and other stories by Muriel Hasbun in the square gallery, and of Wrath and Proxy Wars featuring Jessica Benjamin and Sirajski in the New Works Space."
Brief write-up about Travis Somerville exhibition, “...A Portion of that Field,” at the Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles.
“His omnivorous use of found and recycled materials doubles as both vintage, primary sources and politically-charged imagery expressing the volatile history of American race relations; and as juxtaposed elements in lively, engaging compositions.”
This exhibition is concurrent with “Rededicated to the proposition...” at Catharine Clark Gallery.
New work from Ray Beldner shown at the Cerritos College Art Gallery exhibition, “RE:CREATION : Serious Play with Canonical Art”
“From February 8th to March 18th, the Cerritos College Art Gallery will transform itself into a seriously playful replica of the archival repositories and exhibitionary complexes that have traditionally dominated art historical discourses of canonical inclusion and organization; i.e. museums. Each of the works displayed on the stage of this simulated museum performatively recreate milestones from the partisan canon(s) of art history, but present them with/in divergent materials and/or interdisciplinary conceptual frameworks.”
Labels: Ray Beldner
e premte, 12 shkurt 2010
Another installment in the video serie curated by Christoph Draeger at the White Slab Palace. “Le Derive- The Rift” by Philppe Terrier-Hermann.
“This video proposes the allegory of a social drift with all the power of romantic fascination that it can evoke. It is about a meeting between two young people formatted by a culture of success with two men embodying a nihilistic
and dematerialized vision of the society. “
Sunday 7 February, 8 PM: Screening and Q+A in presence of the director and one of the main actors,Andy Gillet. Curated by Christoph Draeger.
AXIOM Presents "COLLISION15: findings," featuring new work, "The Phenomenology of Painting (Albers Machine)," by John Slepian.
"In COLLISION15: findings the diverse members of COLLISIONcollective share the results of their research: scientific, spiritual, and political. Manifested in objects, images, and shared virtual and/or physical spaces, the work featured in this exhibition exposes personal discoveries and observations."
Exhibition runs: February 19th, - March 27, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, February 19th, 2010, 6-9 pm
Artists Panel: Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 6-8 pm
Labels: John Slepian
Baer Ridgway Exhibitions presents PAPER!AWESOME!, featuring paper works by Travis Somerville.
“Baer Ridgway Exhibitions is pleased to present PAPER!AWESOME!, a group exhibition of new works on paper by over 100 artists. Curated by gallery artist Brion Nuda Rosch, this exhibition contains over 300 8.5 x 11 inch brand new works on paper by an incredibly varied group of artists.”
Opening 20 February
The College Association 98th Annual Conference presents, “Hello! My Name is...” featuring Anthony Discenza and Charles Gute.
“Hello! My Name is..." a site-specific intervention with contributions (from several artists)”
February 10 - 13, 2010
e shtunë, 06 shkurt 2010
Exhibition, “Private (Dis)Play” at the New York Academy of Art, features work by Julie Heffernan.
“The New York Academy of Art is pleased to present “private(dis)play,” a collection of private works from contemporary American figurative artists. An exhibition of artists’ sketchbooks, secret drawings and studio paraphernalia, visitors will gain access to concept sketches, preliminary and comprehensive studies, academic and life-drawings, tracings and cartoons, and renderings which serve as a portal into the artists’ practices and ideas. Whether intended as preparation for other work or simple musing, these diverse works illuminate the creative process.”
“Walter Robinson’s Sculpture Making Down to a Fine Art,” a blog entry about Walter Robinson:
“[he’s] a sculptor who like to poke holes in pop cultural icons any chance he gets, like this “Pyramid (Abu Gharib Minnies)” piece, featuring Disney’s favorite female vermin. Although we’re usually not too keen on artsy farsty language, we like this description of his work:
‘Walter Robinson creates sculptural installations that deliver slick candy coated indictments of popular culture, sometimes further emboldened with tactile resin coated surfaces, glitter and cheap gems.’”
Labels: Walter Robinson
Travis Somerville’s work is exhibited at the Laguna Art Musuem thanks to the donations from the Contemporary Collectors' Council of Laguna Art Museum.
“A mission of the Contemporary Collectors Council is to use the dues to underwrite exhibitions or to purchase and donate contemporary art to the Museum’s art collection. Over the years, works by Laddie John Dill, Bruce Conner, Robert Arneson, Lita Albuquerque, Tony Oursler, Amy Myers, and Travis Somerville have been donated to the museum by the Contemporary Collectors' Council.”
For more information about how to join:
“Re-Present” at Elizabeth Leach features Adam Chapman’s “Diagram of Isolated Moments Forming a Memory.”
Exhibition runs February 04 - March 27, 2010
“Diagram of Isolated Moments Forming a Memory by Adam Chapman (San Francisco, CA) is a single channel programmed animation, framed and mounted as if it were a traditional drawing, in which colored lines and forms swim around, periodically forming representational portraits of the artist’s close friends and family. Every second of the installation is original. The piece is rule-generated and not a fixed composition, with a complete two-hour cycle forming fifty portraits. Chapman seeks to capture those fleeting, euphoric moments in which one catches a glimpse of clarity; a second of understanding one’s self, as well as one’s relationships.”
Labels: Adam Chapman
The exhibition, “Telling Stories,” featuring films by Christoph Draeger, opens on February 4 and runs until March 6.
Screening on February 11
“Storytelling came into politics for the first time under Ronald Reagan's presidency in the 1980s in appearance. Als Reaktion auf die unaufhaltsame Kommunikationsflut und Ausbreitung der Massenmedien entwickelte sich jenes innere Kontrollsystem, das auf Szenarien und zotige Anekdoten baute und bald an die Stelle sachlicher Argumentation in offiziellen Ansprachen trat. In response to the unstoppable tide of communication and the spread of mass media developed that internal control system, based on scenarios and built ribald anecdotes and soon took the place of argument in official speeches.”
Blog discusses Nina Katchadourian’s exhibition, “Sorted Books,” at the Clifford Art Gallery at Colgate College.
The exhibition runs until February 28, 2010.
“Nina Katchadourian’s work exists in a wide variety of media including photography, sculpture, video and sound. Her work has been exhibited domestically and internationally at places such as PS1/MoMA, the Serpentine Gallery, New Langton Arts, Artists Space, SculptureCenter, and the Palais de Tokyo. In 2006 the Tang Museum organized a 10-year survey of her work with an accompanying monograph entitled All Forms of Attraction."
Charlie James Gallery exhibition, “...A Portion of That Field,” features work by Travis Somerville.
Exhibition runs: February 27th - April 17th
“Charlie James Gallery is proud to exhibit the work of Travis Somerville, fresh off his spectacular show Dedicated to the Proposition at the Otis College of Art & Design’s Ben Maltz gallery in the fall of 2009. CJG will be partnering with the Catharine Clark Gallery of San Francisco, CA to jointly exhibit the work in the Otis show with openings a handful of evenings apart in Los Angeles and San Francisco.”
Artist Anthony Discenza talks about his current exhibition, "Everything Will Probably Work Out Ok."
Another press article for the exhibition is available below:
"This is a fine show, serving up a lot of ideas about media, I recommend it. If you haven’t been to this gallery take a peek inside…from the outside it does have a little of that “I don’t wanna go in there because I don’t know what they will expect of me” look, but buck up, as my uncle Charlie would say, “what’s the worst that could happen?” No. Don’t start thinking about that."
Labels: Anthony Discenza
Christoph Draeger’s movie, “The End of the Remake Trilogy: Hippie Movie” and two additional film shorts will be shown at the MoMA:
“Hippie Movie is a funny, romantic documentary about a "hippie" movement, named Tropolicalia, which was founded by Draeger in Warsaw as an ironic revisiting of San Francisco’s Summer of Love, 1967. The film meditates on the political, social, and cultural behavior associated with the hippie movement, which confronted many issues—rising social injustice, an unpopular war, ecological concerns—that seem to be making a comeback today.”
Wed Feb 17 at 4:30 PM
Thurs Feb 18 at 7PM
“Probabilistic Art Form: Algorithmic Design" Panel Discussion at ArtZone 461 Gallery, corresponding with the exhibition: “The Seduction of Duchamp: Bay Area Artists’ Response.” This exhibition features work by Ray Beldner and Ken Goldberg.
“ArtZone will host two programs associated with the exhibition:
-Architects Zoë Prillinger and Luke Ogrydziak will discuss on Tuesday, January 19 at 6:30 pm, the implications of algorithmic design and probability as an Art form.
-The second panel discussion: Unraveling the Duchamp Enigma will feature artists Richard Berger, Bernie Lubell, Naomie Kremer and Jan Wurm on Sunday, January 31 at 3:00 pm.”