February, 2008

Jan Christensen

The Stenersen Museum in Oslo, Norway is currently exhibiting Jan Christensen‘s “All Those Moments Will Be Lost” until March 9th. Christensen has explored different aspects of contemporary art and its markets in his previous works. His 2007 piece, Relative Value, which consisted of 100,000 krone (roughly $16,000) affixed to a 4 x 2 meter canvas, was stolen from it’s exhibition, generating international media attention for[.....]

Robin Williams and Nathan Lewis

Currently on display through March 16th at Brooklyn gallery Jack the Pelican Presents are painters Robin Williams and Nathan Lewis in two separate solo shows within the same complex. Williams paints haunting young children stuck in the midst of play, while Lewis is a history painter. Williams’ children are depicted alone or in multiples, engaged in quotidian childhood activities, such as drinking juice, jumping on[.....]

"Wolkenbreiers"

Is it possible to make sculptures out of sound? The Belgian artist Leo Reijnders believes so. In his on going series “Wolkenbreiers”, Reijnders invites visitors to his radio program to create their own self portraits. His list of guests runs the gamut of cultural thinkers, from renowned local artists, such as Guillaume Bijl, Ria Paquee, Danny De Vos, and Koen Van Den Broek, to international[.....]

Christof Mascher

Christof Mascher’s show at The Happy Lion Gallery in Los Angeles features a whimsically insidious array of paintings and drawings. Titled ‘Fake Empire,’ the exhibition is the artist’s first U.S. solo show. Mascher’s work eerily merges the expressionistic mark-making with illustrative, though far from literal, imagery and his paintings call to mind scenes from dark fantasy novels. While exhibition titles often seem removed from the[.....]

The Broad Contemporary Art Museum

The Broad Contemporary Art Museum officially opened to the public on February 16th. The museum is the ambitious new incarnation of the Broad Foundation’s mission to improve public education. Its opening on the campus of the Los Angeles Museum of Art is part of LACMA’s plan to expand and transform its facilities and programming. Now, with the addition of the Broad Museum, LACMA has vastly[.....]

Eleanor and James Avery

“Supernova” is the latest exhibition by husband and wife collaborative duo Eleanor and James Avery. Currently showing at Grantpirrie, Redfern, the display showcases a selection of large scale sculptural works created by the pair. Appearing almost like over sized Christmas decorations, the angular structures are an exploration of contemporary culture and the interplay between reality and fiction. Both artists were born and educated in England,[.....]

Taylor McKimens

Artist Taylor McKimens is currently presenting a new group of paintings featuring his signature illustrated grotesque figures and objects in an exhibition titled Sweet Dreams of Phoenix with Gallery Loyal in Stockholm Sweden. The artist renders the mildly monstrous images with color and compassion, drawing influence from sources like MAD Magazine and Garbage Pail Kids. In addition to his paintings, McKimens also created large graphic[.....]