February, 2008

Lizabeth Eva Rossof

Currently exhibiting at Pitzer College Art Galleries in Claremont, California until March 22nd is alumna Lizabeth Eva Rossof ’95. The artist is most well known for her bold series,”1,000 Words For Bush”, in which Rossof imitates Apple’s infectious advertising campaign consisting of candy colored posters with dancing silhouettes. Instead of dancers with iPods, she injects silhouettes of the President accompanied by one-word public reactions to[.....]

Michel Gondry

Artist and filmmaker Michel Gondry will open a new exhibition this week at Deitch Projects in NYC to correspond with his new film; both titled “Be Kind Rewind.” After one of the characters in the film accidentally gets his brain magnetized by a local power plant, he visits the video store of his friend and unknowingly erases all of the videotapes in the store’s inventory.[.....]

Blu

Italian artist Blu has developed an international reputation for his signature public wall paintings. His work stems from a strong interest in drawing, which has been influenced by graffiti and street art. Recently, Blu has created a series of wall drawing/animations through stop motion photography that allow his characters to come to life and interact with themselves. Just a few months ago the artist traveled[.....]

Heimo Zobernig

Abstraction and it’s placement in the contemporary situation is clearly addressed in the current installation at Galerie Michelen Szwajcer, exhibiting the Austrian artist Heimo Zobernig. Here he confronts these issues head on, in his first solo exhibition in Belgium. The first room of the exhibition presents a tame presentation of an abstracted domestic setting. It’s a radial remuneration, you can see beds, heads, chairs, and[.....]

Interiors

James Casebere Restricting oneself to the exploration of “Interiors” could seem a bit stifling. But the current exhibition at gallery “Fifty One” demonstrates how much room one can force into a confined idea. It can certainly help when you bring together a group of internationally acclaimed artists. The limitless expansiveness of Interiors is clearly addressed in the work of Claudia Hoffer, Andreas Gursky, and Karl[.....]

No Wonderland in Winter

No Wonderland in Winter at A.M. Richard Fine Art is a multi-media group exhibition with work by Joel Adas, Vanina Feldsztein, Andrew Garn, Jillian Mcdonald, Sacha Mallon, Stephen Mallon, Michelle Sholtis and Jessica Weiss. The theme of the exhibition, landscape and snow, was conceived on the conviction that winter is a time of desolation, decay, isolation. The eight artists presented all work in distinct mediums[.....]

Jeffrey Uslip

Josh Tonsfeldt The works in “Nina in Position”, the current group exhibition at Artists Space in SoHo, employ Walter Benjamin’s contention that “To live is to leave traces,” as a platform from which to examine the body and its environs. Curated by Jeffrey Uslip, the exhibition is made up of work that takes into consideration the ways in which artistic rituals, histories, and narratives are[.....]