February, 2008

Christofer Chin

Rooted in stenciling and street art, Christofer (Tofer) Chin‘s paintings depict abstracted landscapes and fantasy environments. Blurring the line between nature and architecture, Chin’s rendering of the landscape is represented by geometric abstraction that references architectural elements. These reductive paintings make use of unnatural vibrant colors and geometrical devices which cause a psychedelic dream-like quality where abstract shapes become mountains, roller coast tracks, or large[.....]

Caro Suerkemper

In an old wallpaper factory in the West End of Leipzig, Germany is the collective gallery space Tapetenwerk Galerien. One of the contained galleries is display, a space directed by Galerie Emmanuel Post and Kunstraum Delikateessenhaus. Next week display will open the new exhibition “Unschuld in tausend Noten,” featuring watercolor paintings by Berlin-based artist Caro Suerkemper. The artist’s work often contains heightened sexual imagery, exploring[.....]

Rocky Schenck

Rocky Schenck, courtesy of M+B Rocky Schenck’s first solo exhibition at M+B Gallery in Beverly Hills features eerie Los Angeles inspired photographs. Schenck’s highly composed and manipulated images evoke the haziness of blurred vision. His photographs of Hollywood interior and palm trees have the feeling of films stills that have been intentionally distorted, evidencing the interactions between his dual interests in film and still photography.[.....]

Daniel Richter

Daniel Richter’s current show at Regen Projects in Los Angeles couples expressionistic painting with pop-culture imagery. Loud colors and kinetic brushwork characterize Richter’s work and enhance the rockstar warfare that occurs when the subjects in his paintings clash with the vibrant surroundings. The show at Regen Projects also features a series of drawings that give a different picture of Richter’s practice. Less confrontational than the[.....]

Rachel Mason

Rachel Mason’s solo show at Circus Gallery is certainly timely. The Candidate includes a slew of dumb-fisted charcoal, ink and pastel renderings of politicians. The drawings span the gallery walls and Mason has installed mock podiums around the space. Arms protrude from the podiums, grasping microphones and suggesting the podiums might double for politician’s bodies. Circus Gallery is appropriately taking advantage of The Candidate’s timeliness,[.....]

The Visitors: The Australian Response to UFOs and Aliens

Currently showing at Penrith Regional Gallery and the Lewers Bequest, Emu Plains is an exploration of the supernatural in “The Visitors: The Australian Response to UFOs and Aliens“. Showcasing the work of 15 different artists, the display incorporates various mediums including painting, installation, sculpture and light work. Catering to UFO enthusiasts, the exhibition additionally features an “evidence room” complete with detailed case files of those[.....]

William Yang

Kicking off this February at the Australian Centre for Photography Paddington, will be the exhibition “William Yang: Claiming China“. Held in conjunction with the City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival and the 2008 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, the display celebrates the work of acclaimed Chinese-Australian artist William Yang. While open about his homosexuality, Yang’s work often controversially touches on issues regarding both[.....]