January, 2008

I would prefer not

Considering the continuing explosion of the art market, the current exhibition at Xavier Hufkens Gallery in Brussels, takes a much needed stance of opposition. Entitled, “I would prefer not”, joins together three artists, Bernard Bazile, Pierre Huyghe, and John Knight, each having maintained a stance against the comodification of the artist’s production. The Frenchman, Bernard Bazile, first rose to prominence in the 80′s as one[.....]

Vreemde Dingen

There have been many recent exhibitions exploring the relationships between art and fashion, but the current exhibition at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen surveys the exhibition through a previously unexplored angle. “Vreemde Dingen” or translated to English, “Strange Things” looks at the influence of Surrealism on art, design, fashion, film and architecture. Curated by the Antwerp based fashion designers, Walter van Beirendonck and Dirk Van Saene,[.....]

Steven Stewart and Yasha Wallin

On view from January 12 – February 10, 2008 at Gallery 94 in Soho is a group exhibition featuring James Brittingham, Devon Costello, Michael Greathouse, Jim Lee, Sylvan Lionni and Pete Pezzimenti titled CHANGECASE – curated by Steven Stewart and Yasha Wallin, co-directors of Freight + Volume. Bringing diversity and individualism while sharing common concerns in extending the traditions, language and possibilities of painting; CHANGECASE[.....]

Simon Starling

British installation artist Simon Starling has an upcoming exhibition at Toronto’s Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery opening March 1, 2008. The Power Plant commissioned the 2005 Turner Prize winner for a site-specific piece based on Henry Moore’s 1954 bronze, Warrior with Shield. Moore had a close but controversial relationship with the city of Toronto, having several sculptures placed throughout the city. Canadians became resistant to[.....]

David Bromley

“A week of Sundays”, now showing at the Tim Olsen Gallery, Woollahra, showcases an exciting collection of works by David Bromley. The exhibition includes an array of canvases, embroidery and works on linen. Part of the display explores the female form in a multitude of nudes and portraits, while the other is a discovery of children at leisure, stylised as vintage graphics. Bromley emigrated from[.....]

Josonia Palaitis

Currently showing at Hardware Gallery, Enmore is Josonia Palaitis’ evocative paint series Metamorphoses. Inspired by Ovid’s collection of poetry by the same name, the artist’s works provide a modern spin on classical myths such as Venus and Adonis, The Abduction of Europa and The Cave of Envy. Palaitis received her Diploma of Art Education from National Art School in Sydney, where she currently lives and[.....]

Jim Shaw

Jim Shaw’s “Dr. Goldfoot and his Bikini Bombs” at Metro Pictures re-opened January 4th with the addition of many new works. The original exhibition of paintings, drawings, and sculpture, on view since November 30 has doubled in size with the addition of Shaw’s previously self-edited work. Included in the show are Shaw’s series of “Dream Objects” that use sculptural forms of human body parts. Also[.....]