Still working, not finshed jet…
Still working, not finshed jet…
Just what is it that makes today’s painting so different, so appealing?
GERING & LóPEZ GALLERY is pleased to present Just what is it that makes today’s painting so different, so appealing?, a group painting exhibition.
The landscape of American painting has changed radically over the past several decades. Although many leading figures working in the medium have divergent styles, there are visible commonalities latent within much of the genre. Just what is it that makes today’s painting so different, so appealing? seeks to create a dialogue between the works of several artists shaping the terrain of contemporary American painting, exploring the interplay of overlapping themes that appear across the works. Using Frank Stella’s Odelsk III (Polish Village #11) as the historical referent, this exhibition traces the motifs of the minimalist line and shape; vibrant use of color and material; and Pop culture imagery throughout the paintings on display. Featuring works by:
Just what is it that makes today’s painting so different, so appealing? provokes the viewer to explore the je ne sais quoi that makes American painting what it is today.
New Image Art is pleased to announce a new group show entitled “14 Artists.” Selected through a series of studio visits and correspondences 14 young artists have to come together culminating figurative style in various mediums from painting and drawings to sculpture and collage.
Dennis McNett (Brooklyn, NY) will be exhibiting his striking sculpture of a giant Wolfbat. Offsetting these are evocative images by Paul Wackers (San Francisco, CA), pairing decorative and organic, textile-like patterning to create colorful landscapes. Paintings by Richard Colman (San Francisco, CA) along with collages by Erik Foss (New York, NY) depict edgy erotic subject matter that enchant or shock, to the viewers delight. Drawing on psychedelic counterculture is the vivacious portraiture of Eddie Ruscha (Los Angeles, CA), alongside equally spirited painterly images of popular magazine covers by Kellesimone Waits (Los Angeles, CA). Lori D (Portland, OR), a regular jane of all trades adds to all of this with folk-like paintings that are often humorous in nature with an animated quality to them. Layers and layers of torn, collaged newspaper under every painting give texture and depth to Jodrin Isip’s (Brooklyn, NY) images of pensive figures. Juxtaposing the whimsical appeal of Jordin Isip is artist Cleon Peterson (Los Angeles, CA). His hyper-violent paintings reflect the anxiety of our times with clashing figures symbolizing struggle between power and submission in the fluctuating architecture of contemporary society. Recycled artwork by The Date Farmers echoes Mexican-American heritage rooted in California pop culture. Their paintings, collages and three-dimensional sculptures contain elements influenced by graffiti, Mexican street murals, traditional revolutionary posters, sign painting, prison art and tattoos. Keeping the blood flowing through the veins of the streets is the art of Judith Supine (Brooklyn, NY) with his distinct color palette, subject matter, technique, and bold themes; his street installations and collages resonate with a growing audience. Reverberating this is graphic imagery of Skullphone’s (Los Angeles, CA) large painted canvas. Adding a playful yet charming element to the group is muralist and painter My Mo (Berlin, Germany) with hand-painted monsters on brown paper bags.
Artists featured in the exhibition
The exhibition includes works by Tomás Saraceno (ARG), Olafur Eliasson (DK), Henrik Håkansson (SE) and Allora & Calzadilla (US/CU).
Climate change in the arts
The National Gallery of Denmark is focusing in its exhibition on the increased awareness that appears to have emerged as a result of the global climate debate.
The new understanding of climate change and its predicted global increase have clearly shown how human behaviour in one geographical region can affect life in another, how individuals can impact upon other human beings’ living conditions, how certain populations’ lifestyle affects the environment, and how changes in the natural world conversely can induce migration and societal changes.
The exhibition features works by visual artists who in differing ways are interested in these new, complex chains of cause and effect.
New ways of conceiving the world
Global warming requires new ways of conceiving the world that often transcend current national, geographical and social divisions and break down the boundary between categories such as nature vs. culture, individual vs. society, national vs. international and local vs. foreign.
These works instead point out the new potential for sharing skills, experience, social interaction and forms of organisation offered by a new kind of universalism contingent upon diversity, change and mutuality.
In NYC the old school has staged a bit of a comeback on the walls. It seems that the over 50 year old writers have come out of retirement for some good old spray paint fun thanks in part to the cool resident in Inwood (Manhattan), Crane One, and Ket. Old writers like Stayhigh 149, Lava 1 and 2, Clyde, FDT 56, Snake 1, Ree, Chain 3, Dial, Chino Malo, Nic 707, and others have all blessed the neighborhood with the old styles. Too bad the young kids in the neighborhood aren’t as into rocking as the old timers.