Archive for July, 2012

31
Jul
12

Annette Messager – June 26 – August 24, 2012 – Marian Goodman Gallery

In this exhibition, Messager’s role as inventive collector and bricoleur of daily life in the practice of making sculpture transforms and takes on new forms as her works move from the dark whimsy of the domestic and familial to the illusory world of sci-fi invention and Swiftian imagination. In both, she presents a glimpse at an unseen, fossilized world.

 

Chance, 2012
Indian ink on paper
8 7/8 x 18 5/8 in. (22.5 x 47.2 cm)

 

 

Annette Messager – June 26 – August 24, 2012 – Marian Goodman Gallery

31
Jul
12

Claxons: A group show curated by art critic Walter Robinson on view at Haunch of Venison

The show will feature works by ceramic artist Elisabeth Kley, glass artist John Drury, painter Robert Goldman and Robinson. The exhibition aims to present underrepresented artists with an idiosyncratic sensibility. The title of the show Claxons (or loud horns) refers to the idea that artists create dissonance and cacophony.

 

Elisabeth Kley, Large Coco Chanel. Ink on paper, 42 x 28 in. (106.7 x 71.1 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Haunch of Venison.

 

Claxons: A group show curated by art critic Walter Robinson on view at Haunch of Venison

27
Jul
12

Franz West, Creator of Funky Interactive Sculpture, Is Dead at 65 | Artinfo

Franz West, Creator of Funky Interactive Sculpture, Is Dead at 65 | Artinfo

25
Jul
12

Female Artists, Female Bodies

K. Garcia, “Carla O. Lisk” (2012), graphite, cherry, vinegar, salt on rag paper, 38 × 50″ (courtesy Joe Sheftel Gallery)

For women, rules define a set of social expectations that are meant to keep them under control. In the arts, purportedly so much more liberal than the rest of society, this problem is acutely magnified, since culture tells us who we are, both literally and imaginatively. For the exhibition In the Pink at Joe Sheftel Gallery, which focuses on art about the female body, curator Sarvia Jasso has brought together a group of younger women artists with women artists from earlier generations

 

Female Artists, Female Bodies

25
Jul
12

The ARTINFO 100: Our Selection of Notable NYC Art Openings and Events This Week | Artinfo

The ARTINFO 100: Our Selection of Notable NYC Art Openings and Events This Week | Artinfo

24
Jul
12

Flavorwire » Fascinating Video Footage of Famous Artists at Work

Art in action! Sometimes, strolling through museums and galleries, one can disassociate the works from the artist, reducing them to pleasing pretty independent objects strung to walls, not the product of someone’s expression, labor, and intent. For that reason, please refer to our sparsely annotated, mini-clip-playlist of artists at work on their art. Watch Picasso delight himself by drawings flowers. See Yayoi Kusama scribble madly away. Behold Basquiat spray painting wisdom on the walls of downtown New York. Remind yourself that this all did not just come to be, but spilled, splattered, and flowed out of our visual art icons — and it didn’t always come easy.

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Marlene Dumas

Flavorwire » Fascinating Video Footage of Famous Artists at Work

22
Jul
12

The Long, Strange Art and Life of Yayoi Kusama

On the surface of this well-fueled publicity blitz, Yayoi Kusama is a dotty (pun intended) old grandma all about fun, polka dots and puffy balloons, including her eye-popping window display for the Louis Vuitton store on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street. On the inside, which all the W magazine air kisses in the world can’t conceal, Kusama is about decades of raging struggles with precarious mental balance, gender, ethnicity, money, power, class, self-mythology, annihilation, life and death, peppered with a bit of wonder……

The Long, Strange Art and Life of Yayoi Kusama